Instructor or Assistant Professor in Athletic Training

School of Exercise Science & Sport

The School of Exercise Science and Sport (ESS) in the College of Professional Studies invites applications for an Instructor/Assistant Professor faculty position in Athletic Training. Athletic Training faculty members work collaboratively with other ESS programs, schools and colleges across campus, and the greater Decatur community. We seek innovative candidates who can contribute to the educational mission of the School of Exercise Science and Sport. Successful candidates will be expected to instruct students in the Master of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT) program, the BS in Exercise Science, and other core courses as qualified. The position is a ten-month position at the rank of Instructor or Assistant Professor, beginning August 1, 2024.

Qualifications for the position include:

  • Clinical or academic degree in Athletic Training or a related field 
  • Master's accepted, Doctorate preferred.*
  • Contemporary expertise in athletic training congruent with areas of teaching.
  • A minimum of two years of professional experience as an Athletic Trainer.
  • Certification and in good standing with Board of Certification, Inc. (BOC).
  • Current licensure or eligibility for licensure in the state of Illinois as an Athletic Trainer.
  • Postsecondary level teaching experience is preferred.
  • Commitment to teaching, scholarship, and service at the university level.
  • Professional qualities that advance successful collaboration within the School of Exercise Science and Sport and across the University.

*Tenure-track Assistant Professor status requires the terminal doctoral degree.


Responsibilities: Responsibilities of this appointment include teaching, scholarship/artistic achievement/professional engagement, and University service. Teaching assignments are based on expertise in the Athletic Training program. Additional responsibilities include advising and mentoring students, participating in recruiting, maintaining a scholarly agenda consistent with Millikin University's mission, vision, and values, as well as CAATE standards. Participation in program, school, college, and university service is also required.


Qualified applicants should submit a letter of application, CV, a statement of teaching philosophy, and contact information of three professional references to The application letter should discuss specifically how one's professional experiences and perspectives relate to the needs of the position and of Millikin University. The University's mission, vision, and values statements may be reviewed at:

Salary commensurate with experience. Review of applications will begin upon receipt and the position will remain open until filled.


Employment and first day of work is contingent upon successful completion of a background check. Millikin University is an equal opportunity employer. Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination, Millikin University is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn, and thrive. Millikin offers a competitive salary and full benefit package.

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