Head Wrestling Coach/Assistant Professor

Minnesota, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
May 20, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Salary and Terms: Athletic fixed-term, full-time position. Salary placement is based on qualifications.

Appointment Date: July 1, 2021 or date to be negotiated

Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin ASAP and will continue until the position is filled.

Position Description: The Head Wrestling Coach will be responsible for the administration of all phases of an NCSS Division II wrestling program including: recruitment of quality student athletes, organize and train student athletes for successful competition, and monitoring and supporting the academic success of the team. Other duties include: pan and conduct pre and post-season workouts, prepare and manage budget, fundraising activities and records, and develop alumni relations. Athletic administrative duties may include game management and special events. Head coaching/athletic administrative duties will be 75% of the assignment. The position will including teaching assignment of six credits (25%) that reflect the candidate’s degree, prior teaching experience, and/or area of expertise.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree.
  • Two years wrestling coach experience at the collegiate or high school level.
  • Demonstrated commitment or proven strategies for fostering a diverse and inclusive environment and demonstrated ability or proven strategies to teach and work with persons from diverse backgrounds are required.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain positive relationships through the recruitment process and student-athlete experience.
  • Knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and effective human relation skills.

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Upper Midwest collegiate recruiting experience.
  • Fundraising, camp programming, specials events, and game management experience.
  • Prior teaching experience.

Southwest Minnesota State University is one of seven universities in the Minnesota State system.  SMSU gives highest priority to excellence in teaching and preparing students to be lifelong learners through quality undergraduate and graduate teaching/advising and close student/faculty relationships.  Its mission, dating back to 1967, provides access to university-level programs in liberal arts & professional studies. The University has a special commitment to the educational needs of the people in its service region reflected through its curricula, cultural programs, diversity of staff and students, cooperative relationships with the public and private sectors, and regional institutions.  The 216-acre campus encompasses 24 modern, interconnected, and accessible buildings.  Marshall (pop. 13,000) is the hub of a rich agricultural area and offers a variety of cultural, recreational and educational opportunities.

Application Data:  Letter of application addressing position qualifications, resume, and transcripts must be attached to your application.   Complete the online application process at: https://smsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/1595

Additional information on Southwest Minnesota State University can be found at:  www.SMSU.edu

Southwest Minnesota State University is a member of the Minnesota State system and is an equal opportunity educator and employer.  SMSU is committed to equal employment opportunities for all applicants and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. SMSU does not tolerate discrimination or harassment of any kind. Women, diverse populations, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants must be able to lawfully accept employment in the United States.  Requests for reasonable accommodation of a disability during the application and/or interview process should be made to the Affirmative Action Office, 507-537-6208.  For TTY communications, contact Minnesota Relay Service at 1-800-627-3529.  This vacancy notice is available in alternative format upon request.