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Head Assistant Wrestling Coach/Lecturer

Posted about 2 and a half years ago by warhawks

Assistant Wrestling Coach - Lecturer
Department of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Coaching
The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater invites applications for the nine (9) month full-time academic staff position of Assistant Wrestling Coach in the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics (25%) and Lecturer in the Department of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Coaching (75%) beginning August 22, 2012. This position reports to the Head Wrestling Coach, Director of Athletics, and Chair of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Coaching.

Coaching Responsibilities: The primary coaching responsibilities include planning, recruiting, coaching, developing, implementing, communicating and administering with the Head Wrestling Coach an NCAA Division III wrestling program. Additional duties include scheduling, coordination of team travel, game preparation and strategy, alumni and public relations, fund raising, and other administrative duties assigned by the Head Wrestling Coach.

Teaching Responsibilities: Primary teaching responsibilities involve undergraduate classes in Health, Physical Education, Recreation and/or Coaching which may include classes in the Physical Education General Studies program. Teaching responsibilities may include online, hybrid, evening and/or weekend classes. Experience working with diverse populations and a commitment to work with non-traditional students are essential to this position.

Qualifications: A master’s degree in Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Coaching or a related field by date of appointment is required. Proven successful coaching of wrestling at the high school and/or college level is required. College-level coaching as well as recruiting, fund raising, camp/clinic/workshop experience, and community service experience are preferred. Experience teaching classes in Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Coaching and/or related areas is preferred. Background teaching health and/or physical education at the K-12 level would be an asset. Excellent communication, presentation, collaboration and organizational skills are required. A criminal background check is required for employment.

Intercollegiate Athletics: The Department of Intercollegiate Athletics competes in the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) and as a member of NCAA Division III. The Warhawks have consistently placed in the top 15 of the NACDA Directors’ Cup standings. The Warhawk Wrestling program has consistently finished in the top 25 of NCAA Championships and are a top program in the WIAC. For more information, visit www.uwwsports.com.

Academic Department: The Department of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Coaching offers undergraduate and graduate programs to prepare teachers and coaches in Health, Physical Education and Coaching; and undergraduate and graduate programs to prepare professionals in Health, Human Performance and Recreation. The Department enrolls more than 460 undergraduate majors in two programs, approximately 360 undergraduate minors in three programs, and approximately 30 graduate students in two programs. The faculty and academic staff in Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Coaching are dedicated to providing high quality education for students committed to professional careers in health promotion, health education, exercise science, physical education, recreation, leisure studies, coaching education and sport. The Department is a member of the American Kinesiology Association.

College: The College of Education and Professional Studies has over 100 faculty members, 2,200 undergraduate students and 450 graduate students in eight departments, and is one of four colleges at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. The College is committed to the development of professionals who are lifelong learners, creators of knowledge, and leaders of character and integrity. Responding to evolving technologies and the changing needs of a global society, programs in the College prepare professionals to actively engage in an open democratic society inclusive of diverse populations and to be leaders dedicated to change in their communities. The teacher preparation programs in the College are among a small number of programs in the state of Wisconsin which have received accreditation from The National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

University and Community: Founded in 1868, the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater is a premier public regional comprehensive university serving more than 11,500 undergraduate and graduate students in 48 undergraduate majors and 12 graduate degree programs. The University is one of 26 campuses in the University of Wisconsin System. Whitewater is a city of over 14,000 people near the scenic Kettle Moraine State Forest in southeastern Madison. The immediate area offers a wide variety of recreation and leisure activities throughout the year. The campus and community are within convenient driving distance to the metropolitan areas of Madison, Milwaukee and Chicago.

Application: A completed application includes a letter of interest addressing qualifications for the position, curriculum vita, copies of academic transcripts for all degrees (may be unofficial), and names and full contact information (including e-mail) for five professional references. Please send all materials electronically to COEPS@uww.edu. Names of applicants may be disclosed unless requested otherwise. Names of finalists will be disclosed. Official transcripts for all degrees and a criminal background check will be required for employment. Questions concerning this position may be addressed to Dr. Paul Plinske; Director; Intercollegiate Athletics; University of Wisconsin; 800 West Main Street; Whitewater, WI 53190; plinskep@uww.edu.

Deadline: Review of applicants will begin on March 2, 2012 and will continue until the position is filled.

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer, and actively seeks and encourages applications from women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and all veterans. Names of applicants may be disclosed unless requested otherwise. Names of finalists will be released. A criminal background check and official transcripts are required for hire.