Assistant Football Coach (Defensive Coordinator) and Kinesiology Lecturer - Intercollegiate

Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Apr 29, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time


The Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and the Department of Kinesiology within the College of Education and Professional Studies at the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater seek an Assistant Football Coach (Defensive Coordinator) and a Kinesiology Lecturer (ASST COACH & LECTURER).

This will be a fixed term appointment and reappointment for subsequent terms is dependent upon needs of the position, university funding and external forces.


The Assistant Coach will assist the Head Coach in the planning, recruiting, coaching, developing, implementing, communication and administering of his/her program to achieve University and Department objectives and fulfill teaching duties within the Kinesiology Department. Goals and objectives are to be developed prior to the beginning of each season with the Head Coach. Exhibit behavior that enhances the respect for the student-athletes, the athletics program, the University, and yourself in the conduct of your professional responsibilities. You are required to assist in the direction and control of your program in accordance with NCAA, WIAC, and University rules and regulations. Violation of University, NCAA or Conference rules on the part of Athletic Department personnel may result in disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment.


Minimum Qualifications:
  • Master’s Degree in Physical Education, Kinesiology, Sport & Recreation Administration or a related field by time start of contract date
  • Three years of collegiate football coaching experience
Desired Qualifications:
  • Five years collegiate football coaching experience
  • College football defensive coordinating experience
  • Experienced college football recruiter
  • Fundraising experience
  • Summer football camp administrative experience
  • Three years collegiate teaching experience in health, human performance, physical education,
  • coaching, or related areas
  • Three years teaching experience (K-12) in Physical Education, Health Education, or a related
  • Field and WI teaching license
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
  • Ability to interact respectfully with people from diverse socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds
  • Willingness and ability to be an active participant in following applicable safety rules and regulations, including necessary training and drills
  1. General Administration of Program/Coaching:
    • Adhere to all rules and guidelines of the NCAA, WIAC and University
    • Assist head coach to plan and direct the development of student-athletes in relation to general and specific skills necessary for successful competition
    • Adhere to all athletic training measures for the safety and welfare of student-athletes
    • Assist with scheduling, conduct, and management of intercollegiate athletics contests
    • Assist with Instructing student-athletes in the principles and rules of the sport, WIAC and University policies
    • Attend staff meetings/professional development seminars, and assist with total program issues
    • Represent the head coach at WIAC and NCAA meetings in their absence
    • Assist head coach to ensure the safety, maintenance and preparation of the playing and practice areas for all student-athletes
    • Assist with the monitoring of the academic progress of the student-athletes on your team ensuring that normal progress is made toward the attainment of the degree
  2. Recruiting :
    • Assist with recruitment and recommendation of student-athletes to the University
    • Complete recruiting logs on a monthly basis
    • Interact with admissions personnel in the recruitment policies and procedures for the University
  3. Development :
    • Assist the head coach with fund raising projects needed to support program
    • Assist the head coach with support and promotion of sport
    • Assist with the total program support through Athletic Department activities and events
  4. Teaching/College Involvement :
    • Carry out teaching responsibilities within the Department of Kinesiology according to standards established by the department
    • Attend Departmental meetings and support Department outreaches
    • Maintain regular weekly office hours
  5. Scholarly and Professional Activity:
    • Attend job-related clinics and conferences
    • Maintain current membership in professional organizations
  6. University and Community Service:
    • Serve on department and university committees as needed
    • Serve as a resource to the community in areas of expertise
    • Assist the head coach with the development of outreach activities which support and enhance the athletics program, individual sports, and university

Founded in 1868, UW–Whitewater is one of eleven comprehensive universities in a public higher education system that also includes two doctoral institutions and a statewide Extension. In the fall of 2018, as a result of the University of Wisconsin System’s restructuring of the state’s 13 two-year campuses formerly known as UW Colleges, UW–Rock County began operating as a branch campus of UW–Whitewater under the new name of University of Wisconsin–Whitewater at Rock County. Together, these campuses form a preeminent academic institution driven by the pursuit of knowledge, powered by a spirit of innovation, and focused on transforming lives. The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Main Campus and Rock County Campus are located conveniently near Milwaukee, Madison, and Chicago, and thus offers the advantage of beautiful small-town environments with easy access to the cultural and commercial opportunities of major metropolitan areas.

The Warhawk family — led by caring faculty and staff — is devoted to student success within a broad range of academic programs. UW-Whitewater has a special mission within the UW System to serve students with disabilities and, as such, embraces the principles of universal design and is one of the most accessible campuses in the state. The campuses have more than 200 student organizations and UW-Whitewater is a Division III NCAA university. UW-Whitewater is committed to seeking and sustaining a culturally and ethnically diverse campus environment, building a diverse faculty and staff with expertise and interest in serving students with diverse needs, backgrounds, ethnicities, abilities and other distinct characteristics in respectful, sensitive and understanding ways. The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, and actively seeks and encourages applications from women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and veterans.


The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is part of the 13-campus University of Wisconsin System ( ).

Wisconsin Statute 19.36(7)(b) provides that applicants may indicate in writing that their identity should be kept confidential. In response to a public records request, the University will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful final candidate will be released. See Wisconsin Statute 19.36(7)(a).

Per Regent Policy Document 20-19, University of Wisconsin System Criminal Background Check Policy and UW System Administrative Policy 1275 Recruitment Policies, UW-Whitewater requires criminal background checks as a contingency to employment. A criminal background check will be conducted prior to an offer of employment. All final candidates must be asked, prior to hire, whether they have been found to have engaged in, are currently under investigation for, or left employment during an active investigation in which they were accused of sexual violence or sexual harassment. When obtaining employment reference checks, these same sexual violence or sexual harassment questions must also be asked.

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater requires that all employees be active participants in following applicable safety rules and regulations including necessary training and drills.

For UW-Whitewater Campus safety information and crime statistics/annual Security Report, see If you would like a paper copy of the report please contact the UW-Whitewater Police at 262-472-4660.

To learn more about UW-Whitewater's competitive benefits packages go to our: ALEX webpage, which is our interactive benefits decision support tool.


UW-Whitewater embraces AAC&U’s LEAP principles ( ) and emphasizes student, staff and faculty participation in High-Impact Practices ( ). The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs ( ) provides support for faculty scholarly and creative activities as well as other opportunities to apply for reassigned time and/or other resources to support research activities. UW-Whitewater faculty and staff also have access to technology transfer and research resources provided by WiSys ( ).

Conditions of Appointment:

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater does not offer H-1B or other work authorization visa sponsorship for this position. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term. If you have questions regarding this, please contact Human Resources.

The University of Wisconsin System is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings is targeted to be implemented mid-2021. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit:

The University of Wisconsin - Whitewater has the authority to implement temporary workforce reduction and cost saving measures to address financial challenges resulting from the COVID-19 Crisis, consistent with Wisconsin law and Board of Regents, UW System, and UW-Whitewater policy and procedure.


Applications received by May 28, 2021 are ensured full consideration. Applications received after that date may be given consideration at the discretion of the search committee. Application materials will be evaluated and the most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process.

If you have questions regarding this recruitment, or if you are not able to complete the application online due to a disability or system problem, please contact us at 262-472-1024 or .

For questions regarding the position, please contact:

Kay Bradley
(262) 472-4661


Only complete application packages will be considered. A complete application includes online submission of the following documents:
  • Resume/CV
  • Cover Letter/Letter of Interest
  • Three Professional/Supervisory References with contact information
  • Unofficial Transcripts
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