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Head Cross Country, Track and Field Coach/Assistant Professor

Posted: 05/26/2019

Salary and Terms:  Athletic Fixed-term, full time position. Salary placement is based on education and experience.
 
Appointment Date:  August 1, 2019 or a date to be negotiated
 
Application Deadline:  Review of applications will begin ASAP and will continue until the position is filled.
 
Position Description:  The Head Coach will be responsible for the operation and management of the women’s and men’s cross country/track and field programs. Duties include scheduling, planning, organizing, budgeting, recruiting, fundraising and camp development for a competitive program. Head coaching will be 75% of assignment with the balance to be assigned to teaching or other assignment that reflects the expertise of the faculty member. The head coach will provide leadership and direction and the Cross County/Track and Field programs by ensuring compliance with university, conference and NCAA regulations. SMSU is a member school of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference and NCAA Division II. Additional faculty responsibilities include participation in department and institution activities, committee assignments, community service and professional development.

Qualifications:               

  • Master’s degree required.
  • Two years of collegiate coaching experience required.
  • Knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations required.
  • Preference will be giving to candidates with successful recruiting, camp and fundraising experience.
  • Demonstrate the successful delivery of the student athlete experience in the areas of academic and athletic success, civic engagement and life skill development.
  • Must have an understanding of and appreciation for liberal education.
  • The University is committed to fostering a global perspective. The successful candidate will have demonstrated ability to work with persons from diverse backgrounds with a commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.
 
Southwest Minnesota State University is one of seven universities in the Minnesota State system.  SMSU gives highest priority to excellence in teaching and preparing students to be lifelong learners through quality undergraduate and graduate teaching/advising and close student/faculty relationships.  Its mission, dating back to 1967, provides access to university-level programs in liberal arts & professional studies. The University has a special commitment to the educational needs of the people in its service region reflected through its curricula, cultural programs, diversity of staff and students, cooperative relationships with the public and private sectors, and regional institutions.  The 216-acre campus encompasses 24 modern, interconnected, and accessible buildings.  Marshall (pop. 13,000) is the hub of a rich agricultural area and offers a variety of cultural, recreational and educational opportunities.
 
Application Data:  Letter of application addressing position qualifications, resume, and transcripts must be attached to your application.   Complete the online application process at https://www.smsu.edu/administration/humanresources/neogov.html.
Additional information on Southwest Minnesota State University can be found at:  www.SMSU.edu 
 
Southwest Minnesota State University is a member of the Minnesota State system and is an equal opportunity educator and employer.  SMSU is committed to equal employment opportunities for all applicants and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. SMSU does not tolerate discrimination or harassment of any kind. Women, diverse populations, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants must be able to lawfully accept employment in the United States.  Requests for reasonable accommodation of a disability during the application and/or interview process should be made to the Affirmative Action Office, 507-537-6208.  For TTY communications, contact Minnesota Relay Service at 1-800-627-3529.  This vacancy notice is available in alternative format upon request. 
 

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