The University of Wisconsin - Madison is offering One Graduate Assistantship position in the Division of Intercollegiate Athletics beginning August 1, 2018. Financial assistance includes tuition waiver and monthly stipend (August through May).
Responsibilities The University of Wisconsin-Madison, a member of the Big Ten Conference, provides an opportunity to work in a Division I Rowing program. Graduate Assistants in the Division of Intercollegiate Athletics Rowing program will work with our coaching staff in all aspects of running a Division I rowing program. Primary responsibility is teaching and instructing student-athletes in the fundamentals and techniques of the sport. Additional responsibilities will include but not be limited to coaching, recordkeeping, rigging and workout planning. Candidates should possess an enthusiasm for working with individual athletes, a strong rowing background, excellent oral and written communication skills, a solid work-ethic, and a commitment to following Big Ten and NCAA rules. Strong computer skills are a plus. Candidates should also look forward to working within a team coaching environment. The intent to continue in the coaching profession is desired but not required.
Qualifications It is required that successful candidates have completed an undergraduate degree with sufficient academic credentials for admittance into a graduate degree program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. It is strongly advised to have GRE scores of 1000 or greater (verbal and quantitative combined) and GPA’s above 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. In addition, successful applicants are responsible for ensuring their eligibility to work in the United States (i.e. a citizen or national of the United States, a lawful permanent resident, a foreign national authorized to work in the United States without need of employer sponsorship) on or before the effective date of appointment.
To ensure consideration, complete applications must be received by 4:30 p.m. CST, February 9, 2018. Materials will be accepted until the position has been filled. To apply, send a letter of application, a comprehensive resume, the current contact information for three professional references, and an unofficial copy of your GRE score (verbal and quantitative) to: Office of Athletics Human Resources at: GraduateAssistantRowing@athletics.wisc.edu
Complete materials should be submitted electronically as Microsoft Word or PDF attachments. Do not send application materials in the body of an email as formatting will be lost. (If you are unable to submit materials electronically in this format or have application questions, contact Jeff Palkowski at 608-890-4823 for special arrangements.)
Please note: Your letter of application should address the potential to succeed as a Graduate Assistant-Rowing, and your intended academic interests and goals.
About the UW-Madison:
The University of Wisconsin-Madison, founded in 1848, has been recognized as one of the nation’s leading institutions of higher learning, with many departments ranked among the nation’s top 10. Lying along the shore of Lake Mendota and within the City of Madison’s lakes, rolling hills, architecture, parks, and Arboretum; the University is considered one of the most beautiful campuses in the country.
The UW-Madison offers Master degrees in over 100 areas of study.
Previous graduate assistants have pursued degrees in:
Department of Educational Administration: Higher Ed., Concentration in Intercollegiate Athletics-Higher Ed., Secondary Ed.
To Apply to Graduate School:
Applications may be requested in writing or through the web.
Please note: Applications must be submitted to both the graduate school and the department of interest. Deadlines for graduate school applications will be different than the Graduate Assistantship application deadline.
All questions on graduate school should be directed to the specific School’s Departments.
Additional Salary Information: Monthly stipend and tuition waiver
The Division of Intercollegiate Athletics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison dedicates itself to the mission of providing athletic opportunities to a wide range of students in an environment in which all student-athletes can achieve their academic and competitive goals. The Division strives to provide equitable opportunities for all student-athletes and fosters the principles of sportsmanship,... respect and fair play on the field of play. The Division sponsors teams in 23 sports (12 women, 11 men) competing under the regulatory guidelines established by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), the Big Ten Conference, the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) and the Intercollegiate Rowing Association (IRA).
UW-Madison is located in the heart of Madison which is the state capital and the state's second largest city. Madison has a solid and long standing national reputation as a vibrant and thriving city.