CONNECTICUT COLLEGE is conducting a national search for an experienced educational sports professional to serve as Adjunct Assistant Professor/Head Coach of Women’s Lacrosse. This is a full-time full-year adjunct faculty appointment. S/he will implement a successful college level Women’s Lacrosse Division III program that includes competitive success, especially with NESCAC and/or traditional non-conference opponents; effectively recruit student-athletes following the guidelines established by NCAA, NESCAC and the College and in coordination with the College’s Admissions staff; promote a positive team environment and foster a positive student-athlete experience; demonstrate professionalism and understanding of and commitment to the philosophy and values of the College, the Department of Physical Education and Athletics, NESCAC and NCAA; teach at least one physical education course for credit in the department’s Physical Education program each academic year; and fulfill assigned departmental administrative duties. The successful candidate will consistently lead with the highest ethical and moral standards, developing effective relationships with student-athletes and members of the campus community, while providing a safe practice, development and competition environment. Recognizing that institutional vitality and diversity are inseparable, the College is continuing with what has been a very successful initiative to diversify its faculty, staff, and student body. We encourage applications from candidates who share this understanding and will contribute to the diversity of our college community, including members of historically underrepresented groups. AA/EEO Position Details: The Adjunct Assistant Professor/Head Coach of Women’s Lacrosse prepares student-athletes for competition by planning for and conducting a regular schedule of fitness training, and sport skill practices; monitors the conduct, academic progress and social well-being of all team members; communicates frequently and effectively with all team members, both individually and collectively; coordinates the treatment and rehabilitation of injured team members with the College’s athletic trainers; schedules facilities for practices and competition with the Manager of Athletic Facilities, Recreation and Home Events; in coordination with the Sports Information Director, disseminates team rosters and practice/competitions schedules, creates publicity and promotion for team competitions and reports competition results in a timely manner; arranges for team transportation, lodging, meals, and game officials for competitions with the support of the Coordinator of the Athletic Department; maintains an inventory of equipment and coordinates the purchase, control, repair, and maintenance of equipment; and demonstrates personal involvement in community programs, while motivating students to become involved in community programs. S/he will recruit, train and supervise assistant coach(s). S/he will develop and maintain relations with alumni who played on the College’s Women’s Lacrosse team and work with the Advancement Office to increase alumni engagement. S/he will demonstrate knowledge and application of the subject matter being taught; follow a planned course outline; set attendance standards and clear growth and improvement goals for students; demonstrate a strong commitment to proven pedagogical approaches to teaching/coaching all components of varsity lacrosse; teach students the value of a lifetime commitment to physical skills through physical education courses and intercollegiate athletics coaching; and introduce new activities into course curriculum. S/he will regularly engage in professional growth and development.
Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization preferred at hire. A Master’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization is required within seven years of employment in this position. Minimum of 3 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities of the position. Candidate must have prior coaching experience in women’s lacrosse, preferably at the collegiate level, and the ability to recruit student-athletes capable of succeeding at a highly selective liberal arts institution in one of the most competitive Division III conferences. The successful candidate will hold current certification in CPR and First Aid and a valid U.S. state issued driver’s license. The successful candidate will have a strong knowledge of and abide by NCAA and NESCAC rules.
Connecticut College educates students to put the liberal arts into action as citizens in a global society. Located mid-way between New York and Boston, the College is notable for its strong academic programs and friendly campus. The College’s Board of Trustees, President, administration, faculty and staff share a commitment to diversity: we foster the values of equity, inclusion, and respect for... all human differences, for these are essential to the fulfillment of our mission. The College is also an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Please visit our website, http://www.conncoll.edu, for more information about the College and our faculty searches.