Dakota Wesleyan University in Mitchell, South Dakota invites applications for a full-time position in Athletic Training. The person will be responsible for providing athletic training services to a variety of intercollegiate NAIA sports. Sport coverage will be determined based on a candidate’s strengths, the needs of the athletic training unit, and a candidate’s prior professional experience. The opportunity to teach occasional courses in the university’s Sport, Exercise & Wellness/Pre-Athletic Training Programs is possible based on the candidate’s education & background. Start date will be between July 1 and August 1 2023. Salary will be commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and experience.
The DWU Master of Athletic Training Education Program is a CAATE accredited program. This position will also serve as a preceptor for this educational program.
The successful candidate will:
•Possess BOC Certification and eligible for SD State Licensure.
•Prevent athletic injuries & illnesses as well as treat and rehabilitate athletic injuries.
•Assist with athletic sport coverage – including practices and games.
•Master’s degree strongly preferred (possible exception for individuals with extensive, successful, documented professional experience).
•Willing to approach teaching and learning in innovative ways that generate interest in the discipline in the clinical environment (i.e., in the role of preceptor).
•Be comfortable with, or willing to learn, the use of digital technologies to enhance student engagement, learning, and clinical practice including electronic medical records system. •Be committed to mentoring students as a preceptor.
All applications must include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae (or resume), and the names and contact information (including phone numbers and email addresses) of three professional references. Original transcripts and background check will be required before the university makes an appointment.
Please submit materials electronically via email to Ms. Janet Hayen, Director of Human Resources, Dakota Wesleyan University at email@example.com. Please write Athletic Training in the subject line. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Dakota Wesleyan University (DWU) is a private, comprehensive university affiliated with the United Methodist Church granting both bachelors and master’s degrees. The University’s mission is to provide a transformative learning experience that cultivates enduring intellectual growth, ethically grounded leadership, intentional faith exploration, and meaningful service. The University serves approximately 1,000 students from across the nation and around the world, including a significant number of first-generation students from the Great Plains region. Dakota Wesleyan’s profile is on the rise both regionally and nationally. U.S. News and World Report recently ranked Dakota Wesleyan as best value school in the Midwest and as one of the best regional colleges in the Midwest. In the past decade, university donors have made possible a new health science center; a black box theater and alumni welcome center; a 90,000 sq ft sport and wellness complex; a new residence hall; and the new School of Business, Innovation and Leadership. In 2018, Dakota Wesleyan introduced its Digital DWU initiative. This initiative focuses on creating learning opportunities for students that will prepare them to succeed in the digital world they will enter upon graduation. The initiative provides all students with iPads and supports faculty in utilizing technology to create a more engaging and inclusive educational experience for all students.
DWU is located in Mitchell, South Dakota, a community of 14,000, nestled in the heart of one of the country’s finest outdoor recreation areas. Mitchell is the sixth largest city in South Dakota and home to the world’s only Corn Palace. The University is within an hour’s drive of Sioux Falls, one of the Upper Midwest’s largest statistical metropolitan areas. It is within a six-hour drive of several major metropolitan areas (Omaha, NB; Minneapolis, MN; Kansas City, MO).
Dakota Wesleyan reserves the right to modify all job postings and job descriptions.
Dakota Wesleyan is an Equal Opportunity Employer welcoming and encouraging applications from members of underrepresented groups.
Possess BOC Certification and eligible for SD State Licensure