The University of Wisconsin–La Crosse seeks applications for the full-time position of Head Women’s Gymnastics Coach /Exercise and Sport Science (ESS) Associate Lecturer.
The individual will be a valued full-time member of the Athletics and Exercise and Sport Science department staffs and will contribute to the mission of UWL’s nationally recognized Department of Intercollegiate Athletics, which is “Building Champions. In Sport. In School. In Life.” The successful candidate will demonstrate an understanding of, and commitment to, the Division III ideal and the important role that intercollegiate athletics can play in higher education. The Intercollegiate Athletics Program and Exercise and Sports Science department values diversity in the workplace and encourages applications from women and persons with diverse backgrounds and experiences.
Head Women’s Gymnastics Coach (65%, 9-month contract): The position of Head Women’s Gymnastics Coach in the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (UWL) Department of Intercollegiate Athletics (“the Department”) reports directly to UWL’s Director of Athletics. The coach will manage the daily operations of a Division III intercollegiate gymnastics program competing in the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (“WIAC”) and National Collegiate Gymnastics Association (“NCGA”), with responsibilities including, but not limited to, the supervision of the assistant coaching staff and the planning, recruiting, coaching, developing, implementing, and administering of the women’s gymnastics program (“UWL Women’s Gymnastics”) to meet University and Department objectives. The coach must conduct themselves in such a way as to enhance respect for UWL, the Department, UWL Women’s Gymnastics and UWL student-athletes.
Exercise and Sport Science Associate Lecturer (35%, 9-month contract): The Department of Exercise and Sport Science is seeking an instructional academic staff member to teach in one of the following areas: Physical Activities, Coaching, Exercise Science or Sport Administration beginning August 28, 2017. The individual must have expertise to teach courses in the area of lifetime activities and coaching. The Department of Exercise and Sport Science values diversity in our faculty and student body and is engaged in sincere efforts to be a leader in Wisconsin’s movement toward increased diversity and inclusiveness.
This position includes a State of Wisconsin benefits package and will remain open until filled with priority consideration given to applications submitted on or before April 6, 2017.
- Earned Master’s degree by the start date of the position.
- Substantial head gymnastics coaching experience at the high school level, club or above OR substantial assistant gymnastics coaching at the intercollegiate or professional levels.
- Valid driver’s license required.
- Earned Master’s degree in Exercise and Sport Science, Sport Management, Physical Education, Kinesiology or closely related field by the start date of the position.
- Previous teaching experience at the secondary school or university and collegiate level in physical education, exercise science or health.
- Demonstrated experience in college recruiting.
- Cover Letter
- Resume/Curriculum Vitae
- Contact information (name, title, telephone number, and e-mail address) of three professional references
All inquiries regarding the position should be directed to David Johnson, Search and Screen Committee Chair at email@example.com.
Note: Electronic submission of application materials is required. For additional information about this position and to apply, please visit https://employment.uwlax.edu/
Please contact the Search and Screen Chair if you have a special need/accommodation to aid your participation in our hiring process.
The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (UW-La Crosse) provides a challenging, dynamic, and diverse learning environment in which the entire university community is fully engaged in supporting student success. Grounded in the liberal arts, UW-La Crosse fosters curiosity and life-long learning through collaboration, innovation, and the discovery and dissemination of new knowledge. Acknowledging and respecting the contributions of all, UW-La Crosse is a regional academic and cultural center that prepares students to take their place in a constantly changing world community.
UW-La Crosse's diversity and inclusion efforts are guided by our adherence to Inclusive Excellence. We define Inclusive Excellence as “... our active, intentional and ongoing commitment to bridge differences with understanding and respect so all can thrive." The goals of Inclusive Excellence are to increase the retention of diverse faculty, staff and students while encouraging a campus climate that is inviting and welcoming to all. UW-La Crosse strives to promote acceptance of all facets of diversity from racial/ethnic diversity to diversity of thought and experience. UW-La Crosse is a 2014 recipient of the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. UW-La Crosse is proud to be one of only 83 recipients of this national honor recognizing our commitment to diversity and inclusion.
UW-La Crosse has appeared prominently on the U.S. News & World Report list of “America’s Best Colleges” for more than a decade and is ranked consistently as one of the top institutions in the Midwest. With a student population of roughly 10,500, the university offers 91 undergraduate programs in at least 30 disciplines and 25 graduate programs in three colleges: Liberal Studies, Science and Health, and Business Administration, including the School of Arts & Communication and the School of Education. There are 502 full-time faculty and instructional academic staff, 76 percent of whom hold terminal degrees. UW-La Crosse boasts a retention rate (freshmen returning as sophomores) of 86 percent, graduation rate (degree within six years) of 70 percent, and is among only 12 institutions cited nationally by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities for its success in linking campus culture and university leadership to outstanding graduation rates.
The UW-La Crosse campus is nestled in a residential area of the City of La Crosse (pop. 52,000) located in western Wisconsin. The area, known as the 7 Rivers Region, is famous for its exceptional natural beauty which includes the Mississippi River on one side, majestic bluffs on the other, and views of rolling farmland and forested valleys in between. Ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top ten “Best Places to Live” in 2009, La Crosse is one of the most scenic places in mid-America. Abundant water, woodlands and varying terrain provide ample opportunities for year-round outdoor recreation. Only a couple of hours from Minneapolis or Madison, La Crosse enjoys the affordability and charm of small town living with larger city benefits. Three colleges, two world-class medical institutions, the La Crosse Symphony Orchestra, a restored nineteenth century downtown business district, and a number of galleries and art centers have made La Crosse a regional center for culture, entertainment, medical care, shopping, sports and recreation.
UW-La Crosse is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We strive to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool, and we encourage applications from persons with varied backgrounds and perspectives. In support of the Wisconsin Veteran Employment Initiative we encourage veterans and veterans with disabilities to explore employment opportunities at UW-La Crosse.
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Employment will require a criminal background check. A pending criminal charge or conviction will not necessarily disqualify an applicant. In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, UW-La Crosse does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction record.