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Head Coach of Women's Basketball/Assistant Professor of Physical Education

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Head Coach of Women's Basketball/Assistant Professor of Physical Education

Lexington, Virginia
Open Date:
May 3, 2024
Washington and Lee University invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Physical Education/Head Coach of Women’s Basketball.  Founded in 1749, Washington and Lee is a highly selective, residential, co-educational, liberal arts university of 1857 students located in the beautiful Valley of Virginia.  The University is a member of the Old Dominion Athletic Conference and NCAA Division III, sponsoring 24 varsity sports.


This is a full-time, 12-month, non-tenure track faculty position reporting to the Director of Athletics.  Responsibilities include organizing, developing and administering all phases of the women’s basketball program, including but not limited to: recruitment, budget management, on-floor coaching, and the supervision and mentoring of an assistant coach.  The successful candidate will teach in our required Physical Education program. Candidates must be committed to a philosophy of being an educator, building a successful, respected program, and exhibit a strong commitment toward adhering to the policies and guidelines of Washington and Lee’s Physical Education and Athletics Department, NCAA, and ODAC. Emphasis on academic priorities for student-athletes as well as the importance of good citizenship both on and off the court will also be considered.


To achieve our mission as a liberal arts college, we strive to foster an inclusive campus community, which recognizes the value of all persons regardless of identity. Our department is committed to preparing our students for engaged citizenship by creating an educational environment that is rich with cultural, social, and intellectual diversity. In keeping with the University Strategic Plan, we welcome applications from underrepresented minority candidates and members of other communities that are traditionally underrepresented in academia.

A bachelor’s degree and five years of college women’s basketball coaching or equivalent is required. A master’s degree and basketball playing experience is preferred.  Salary will be commensurate with the education and experience of the successful candidate.

Application Instructions:
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but to be assured of consideration, credentials should be received no later than May 17, 2024.  A cover letter, resume and contact information for three references should be addressed to the W&L Women’s Basketball search committee and will only be accepted via the online application process.


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Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

Washington and Lee is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  As such, we are interested in candidates who are committed to high standards of scholarship, performance and professionalism and to the development of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity in our faculty, staff and student body. Job description requirements are representative, but not all‐inclusive of the knowledge, skill, and abilities needed to successfully perform this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.


About W&L
Washington and Lee University is a nationally ranked, private liberal arts institution located in
Lexington, Virginia. W&L integrates the rigorous inquiry and critical thinking of a liberal arts
curriculum with nationally accredited undergraduate programs in business and journalism, and
a graduate School of Law. Our academic units are strengthened by meaningful collaborations,
all in the service of the university’s mission.
With an undergraduate enrollment of approximately 1,860, our small size enables students to
find mentors and develop personal relationships across campus. W&L is committed to
institutional citizenship. We regard liberal arts education as an important public good, of value
not only to our students and alumni, but also to the larger communities in which we live.
Our Mission
W&L provides a liberal arts education that develops students’ capacity to think freely, critically,
and humanely and to conduct themselves with honor, integrity, and civility. Graduates will be
prepared for lifelong learning, personal achievement, responsible leadership, service to others,
and engaged citizenship in a global and diverse society.
Our Community
W&L is the ninth-oldest institution of higher education in the U.S. and is located in the scenic
Shenandoah Valley. We are a modern university located on a beautiful and historically
significant campus.
Our most valuable asset is the quality of our vibrant and welcoming community. Our faculty are
devoted teachers and scholars who uphold the highest academic standards and take a personal
interest in the lives of their students. Our staff takes pride in knowing that each individual
makes important contributions to the success of the university. Our alumni are extraordinarily
loyal and generous to their alma mater.
Our commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion affirms that diverse perspectives and
backgrounds enhance our community. The university is committed to the recruitment,
enrichment, and retention of faculty and staff who embody many experiences, cultures, points
of view, interests, and identities.

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