Head Volleyball Coach and Lecturer in Physical Education and Athletics

South Hadley, Massachusetts
Feb 22, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Department of Physical Education and Athletics at Mount Holyoke College invites applications for a full-time coaching and teaching position at the rank of lecturer to begin July 1, 2017.  The successful candidate is expected to lead and manage all aspects of a competitive varsity volleyball program in the highly competitive NEWMAC conference.  In addition to the athletics responsibilities, it is expected that this faculty member teach lifetime sports and fitness activities in the Department of Physical Education.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Develop and implement strategies to successfully recruit, yield, and retain a diverse group of academically and athletically talented student-athletes.
  • Identify, develop, and supervise assistant coaches.
  • Organize, manage, and schedule practices, training programs, and matches.
  • Develop and manage sport and recruiting budgets for volleyball.
  • Manage team travel and meals in consultation with department coordinator.
  • Ensure replacement of equipment and maintenance of facilities in consultation with associate director of athletics for facilities.
  • Promote a culture of compliance by working with the associate director of athletics for programming to complete necessary NCAA paperwork, staying informed of sport and governance body rule changes to minimize violations, and in the case of violations or problems, reporting them without delay for immediate attention.
  • Promote a culture of health, well-being, and safety in all aspects of the varsity sport and physical education programs.
  • Imagine and implement innovative and fun physical education courses that appeal to a range of skill sets, interests, and experiences.
  • Provide the administrative support for the physical education program, including but not limited to syllabus development, maintaining attendance records, and grading.
  • Participate on department and College committees as assigned.
  • Other duties as assigned.

The position requires a Master’s degree (or current progress toward its completion), a demonstrated record of coaching success and teaching experience, the ability to work well with student-athletes and colleagues, a working knowledge and respect for NCAA Division III rules, and the ability to function effectively in a competitive liberal arts NCAA Division III college with highly selective academic standards.  A competitive applicant must demonstrate success in recruiting a diverse and talented team of student-athletes from a national pool. 

Head Coach and Lecturer positions in the Department of Physical Education and Athletics adhere to the following contract appointment progression: two-year contract (lecturer), first three-year contract (lecturer), second three-year contract (lecturer), and five-year contract (senior lecturer).

Salary range is commensurate with experience.

Applications must be made online at www.jobs.mtholyoke.edu.  Please submit: 1) letter of application, 2) resume and 3) the names, titles, emails, and phone numbers of three references (uploaded in field marked Other Document).  To be assured full consideration, all application materials should be received no later than March 13.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Mount Holyoke is an undergraduate liberal arts college for women with 2,200 students and 220 faculty.  Over half the faculty are women; one-fourth are persons of color.  Mount Holyoke College is located about 90 miles west of Boston in the Connecticut River valley, and is a member of the Five College Consortium consisting of Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts. 

Mount Holyoke College is committed to enriching the educational experience it offers through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff members.  Mount Holyoke seeks to recruit and support a broadly diverse faculty who will contribute to the college's academic excellence, diversity of viewpoints and experiences, and relevance in a global society.  In furtherance of academic excellence, the College encourages applications from individuals from underrepresented groups in the professoriate, including faculty of color, faculty with diverse gender identities, first generation college students, individuals who have followed non-traditional pathways to college due to exceptional talent and motivation in the face of adversity, such as societal, economic or academic disadvantages, and individuals with a demonstrated commitment to applying and including diverse backgrounds and perspectives to learning, scholarship, service, and leadership in the academy.

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