Job #:  1691

Institution: Pacific University, School of Physical Therapy and Athletic Training

Location: Hillsboro, Oregon

Application Due: Open until filled

Type: Full time – 9-month appointment

Rank: Tenure track Assistant/Associate Professor

Effective Date of appointment: 2018-2019 Academic Year

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications ($60,000-$75,000)

Pacific University is seeking a faculty member for an Entry Level Masters’ of Science Degree program in Athletic Training.  The position is 9-month Tenure-Track or Extended Term contract.

Position responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Teaching & Curriculum

  • Deliver courses within the athletic training core with expertise in a broad spectrum of areas within the NATA Educational competencies
  • Participate in curriculum development and assessment
  • Mentor students in academic and professional capacities

Program Administration

  • Assist the Program Director in program operations as assigned and the Clinical Education Coordinator (CEC) in the management of athletic training student clinical education including: student clinical progression, clinical site evaluation, student evaluation, preceptor training and evaluation.

Research & Scholarship

  • Active engagement in scholarship/research that contributes to athletic training education and/or clinical practice and is consistent with the Boyer model of scholarship.
  • Contribute to the mentoring of the student research component

Campus and Professional Service

  • Active engagement on program, department, college, and campus committees
  • Demonstrate initiative and good university citizenship in carrying out all responsibilities as member of the University
  • Engage in athletic training professional service and scholarship to provide local, regional, and national visibility for the program
  • Actively pursue a professional development plan including continuing education, credentials, and/or qualifications that supports personal well-being and career advancement 

Minimum Requirements:  The candidate must be a Board of Certification (BOC) Certified Athletic Trainer (in good standing) and have a minimum of 3 years of clinical experience.  The candidate must be registered / eligible for registration as an athletic trainer in the state of Oregon.  Academically, the candidate must have an earned post-professional master’s degree in Athletic Training / Sports Medicine or related discipline.  The candidate must have a global understanding of the profession with a specific expertise in the areas of general medical conditions, sports nutrition, therapeutic modalities and rehabilitation.

Special Position Characteristics:  Preference will be given to candidates with an earned doctoral (PhD or EdD,) degree in Athletic Training / Sports Medicine or related discipline (ABD considered) for tenure track eligibility.  Also preferred is evidence of prior college-level instruction and supervision of athletic training students within a CAATE accredited athletic training program and a sustained record of leadership, professional service and/or scholarship (please include a sample of your course/teaching evaluations).  Any advanced clinical/specialty certifications are encouraged (i.e. National Academy of Sports Medicine, National Strength and Conditioning Association, American Heart Association, American Red Cross Instructor Certification).


  • Letter of interest including a description of your philosophy on the future of athletic training education and your personal teaching philosophy
  • Sample of your course/teaching evaluations (if available)
  • Current CV
  • 3 letters of recommendation

Application Procedure:  To apply for this position, submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and (3) letters of recommendation to:

Jeffrey Kawaguchi, PT, PhD, ATC

Professor and Program Director (Athletic Training)

School of Physical Therapy and Athletic Training

Pacific University

190 SE 8th Ave.

Hillsboro, OR 97123


(503) 352-7265

Application review and screening will commence immediately and will continue until the position is filled.


Pacific University is a comprehensive independent university located 18 miles west of Portland, Oregon. The University is comprised of the Colleges of Health Professions, Optometry, Business, Education, and Arts and Sciences that serve approximately 2,000 graduate and 1,800 undergraduate students. The College of Health Professions consists of the Schools of Physical Therapy and Athletic Training, Occupational Therapy, Physician Assistant Studies, Dental Hygiene Studies, Healthcare Administration and Leadership, Graduate Psychology, Pharmacy, and Audiology. An Athletic Training Program joined the School of Physical Therapy in 2013 and in January of 2018, our name changed to the School of Physical Therapy and Athletic Training.

Today, students study in a unique combination of undergraduate, graduate and professional programs in the liberal arts and sciences, optometry, education, health professions and business.  Pacific University has campuses in Forest Grove, Hillsboro, Eugene and Woodburn, Ore., as well as an office in Honolulu.  In addition, a variety of Pacific University health and eye clinics throughout the Portland area serve patients and provide students with practical experience.

At Pacific University, students and faculty engage in discovery through close, nurturing relationships that provide extraordinary learning experiences.  International study, service learning, internships and co-curricular activities have been integral parts of the education of nearly 25,000 alumni worldwide who share in the Boxer spirit.


It is the policy of Pacific University not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, age, religion or religious creed, disability or handicap, sex or gender, gender identity and/or expression (including a transgender identity), sexual orientation, military, veteran or Vietnam Era status in admission and access to, or treatment in employment, educational programs or activities as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, or any other classification protected under state or federal law, or city ordinance.  Questions or complaints may be directed to the Vice President for Academic Affairs, 2043 College Way, Forest Grove, OR 97116,