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Assistant Professor - Athletic Training

University of Michigan, School of Kinesiology
Ann Arbor, Michigan
The position offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Closing date
Dec 6, 2023

The School of Kinesiology at the University of Michigan is seeking nominations and applications for a faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor within our Athletic Training program.


The University of Michigan is one of the highest ranked public universities in the nation and one of the world’s preeminent research institutions. The School of Kinesiology is one of 19 independent academic units and one of seven health science schools and colleges within the university. In fall 2020 and again in fall 2023, the National Academy of Kinesiology ranked the University of Michigan School of Kinesiology as the #1 Kinesiology program in the U.S. The School of Kinesiology has 35 tenure-line faculty and approximately 1200 students. The school is home to some of the country’s top academic programs focusing on applied exercise science, athletic training, movement science, and sport management.


In addition to the many exciting opportunities within the School of Kinesiology, faculty, staff, and students have a strong record of successfully partnering with other academic units within the university - consistent with the culture of the University of Michigan that highly values collaboration and innovation across disciplines. The University of Michigan has more than 100 programs ranked in the top 10 nationally. This excellence across a breadth of programs contributes to outstanding interdisciplinary opportunities. 


Candidates for this open faculty position will be expected to maintain a robust, ongoing research program, teach undergraduate and graduate courses, and have research expertise appropriate for the effective mentoring of trainees at the undergraduate, doctoral and post-doctoral levels.  Successful candidates will be expected to maintain extramural funding for an active research program at the University of Michigan.


In winter 2021, the school moved into a newly renovated, state-of-the-art academic and research building (Kinesiology Building) that is located in the heart of the University of Michigan’s main campus. The $120M renovation project expands the School of Kinesiology’s research, classroom, and office space to approximately 189,000 gross sq. ft. The research space includes a 9,800 sq. ft. biomechanics research suite, a 9,000 sq. ft. wet lab research suite, a 5,000 sq. ft. neuro research center, a 1,700 sq. ft. vivarium, and a 3,500 sq. ft. clinical testing suite and exercise research center. In addition, new faculty will have access to the state-of-the-art core computing and laboratory facilities at the University of Michigan.




A PhD or similar terminal degree is required, and postdoctoral training is highly desirable. Board of Certification credentials and eligibility for Michigan Athletic Training licensure are desired, but not required.  Individuals with training and expertise in basic, clinical, or translational research related to any Sports Medicine or related field are encouraged to apply. Proven success with contributing to a positive workplace culture, and ability to consistently demonstrate our school’s Core Values is necessary.


The successful candidate will have demonstrated the potential for the following: 1) to secure extramural research funding, 2) to mentor undergraduate and graduate students, and 3) to teach courses in the entry-level master’s athletic training program and graduate courses in their area of expertise.  




Interested candidates should submit the following materials electronically through Interfolio at The search committee will review applications as they are received, however, for best consideration apply by November 15, 2023.


The below materials should be consolidated into 1 (one) PDF document before uploading to Interfolio.   


  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Research statement (up to 2 pages)
  • Teaching statement (1 page),that addresses, in part, inclusive teaching
  • Statement of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (1 page), outlining how your research, teaching, service and/or outreach activities contribute to broadly enhancing diversity, equity and inclusion. Please refer to this site for additional resources. 
  • Up to three examples of research publications 
  • Full names and email addresses for at least three references  

Review of applications will begin upon receipt and will continue until the position is filled. Those applying before November 15, 2023, will be given priority consideration.  Nominations, applications, and expressions of interest will be held in confidence, and references will be contacted only with the candidate’s permission. Should you need support related to the Interfolio system, please visit this site or contact Interfolio at or (877) 997-8807, 9am-6pm Eastern Time Monday-Friday.  For questions about the position, please contact the search committee chair: Steven Broglio ( or 734.764.9669).  


The School of Kinesiology seeks to recruit and retain a broadly diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives and ways of knowing and learning. The University of Michigan is supportive of the needs of dual career couples and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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