Job Opportunities

Attention ACA Sports Council Members: The University of Western States has a Job Opportunity for you!

POSITION: Assistant Professor 1

DEPARTMENT: Sport Medicine

REPORTS TO: Director, Sport Medicine


CLASSIFICATION: Exempt, non-bargaining unit




Sport Medicine (SM) instructors are responsible for all aspects of course content and instruction.  Instructors in the master’s degree program are responsible for content area expertise as well as regular engagement with students in asynchronous and synchronous online learning experiences. 



The position has 2 primary areas of responsibility: 


1)        as an Instructorresponsible as lead or co-instructor for the coordination, planning, preparation, presentation, and evaluation of classroom instruction and related activities; and 


2)        as a Supervisorof students within the Master’s program who are practicing sports medicine, responsible for evaluating student performance (clinical skills/competencies, professional behavior, course assignments) as required by the MSESS Program.  Involved in overseeing the Training Room at a local high school and events, where treatment of the athletes incorporates a mind-body approach as well as physical evaluation. This may include providing counseling on meditative/relaxation, breathing and visualization techniques. 


            Ensure that interns/students are performing appropriate patient histories, examinations and assessment, report of findings, clinical record keeping and patient management. This includes active participation and guidance in the clinical setting with continuous clinical instruction and workshops and ensuring student participation in all quality initiatives and standards in the practice of ethical science-based sports injury and rehabilitation services. This duty requires little travel – 10% or less of the Professor’s time– in order to attend off-site athletic events and professional meetings from time to time.


Also serve as an Advisor, when needed, for student clubs on the university campus.  



REQUIREMENTS: (Education, Training & Experience)

  • Doctor of Chiropractic Degree from an accredited institution.
  • License to practice chiropractic in good standing in Oregon, or eligibility to acquire same within a reasonable time after starting at UWS.
  • 1 year experience in emergency management skills, and procedures.
  • Current athletic trainer certification from the Board of Certification, Inc. (BOC) and registration, or eligibility to register as athletic trainer in Oregon.
  • 1 year of experience instructing others in a generally-recognized form of mind-body discipline, such as Aikido, Yoga or Tai-Chi, and thorough familiarity with related meditation techniques.




Screening of applicants will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled. Please submit a cover letter, a resume or CV and the names and contact information of three professional references. Official transcripts from prior institutions of higher learning will be requested from any candidates who are extended a job offer. 


University of Western States conducts background checks for the finalist or finalists of staff and faculty positions. The type of background check will vary by position type.


University of Western States is an equal opportunity employer.


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