Denison University invites applications for the position of Head Men’s Lacrosse Coach and Assistant Professor of Physical Education. Denison University, an increasingly diverse, selective, private, residential liberal arts college enrolling approximately 2300 undergraduate students from across the country and around the world, is an institution with strong athletic tradition and competes in the NCAA Division III and the North Coast Athletic Conference. Participation in intercollegiate sports is an integral part of our students’ educational experience. Denison is consistently at or near the top of the North Coast Athletic Conference all-sports standings and has produced over 50 NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship recipients, which ranks Denison third among all NCAA Division III institutions. The University is committed to a broad-based program of intercollegiate athletics, sponsoring 26 varsity sports: 14 for women and 12 for men. RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE POSITION: The Head Men’s Lacrosse Coach is responsible for the leadership, development and management of the intercollegiate men’s lacrosse program and for teaching physical education courses. The head coach is responsible for the safety and conduct of the team and for complying with university, conference and NCAA regulations. Coaching duties include but are not limited to the planning of all aspects of the program such as team selections, preparing the team for contests through practice and conditioning, scouting opposing teams and developing and applying team rules. The head coach is responsible for fostering a positive and inclusive team culture focused on the growth of the student-athlete. Administrative duties include scheduling of practices and games, budget management, organization of home games and travel to away games, supporting the academic success of athletes, supervision of assistants, working in collaboration with the equipment and support staff, and providing the Sports Information Office with appropriate information for publications and press releases. The coach is responsible for recruiting talented, diverse, and academically qualified student-athletes for the sport. Recruiting duties include identifying and contacting prospective students, arranging campus visits, developing printed recruiting materials, meeting with prospective students who have self-selected an interest in lacrosse in the college application process, and assisting the Admissions Office with special events. The coach will also teach physical education classes and complete administrative duties as assigned, participate actively in the university community and serve on appropriate university and department committees. QUALIFICATIONS: A master’s degree in physical education or a related field is required. Candidates must have a sound knowledge and successful experience in coaching intercollegiate lacrosse; 3-5 years of coaching experience (college and head coaching experience preferred); must have the ability to teach physical education courses; must be able to articulate how they will actively support and cultivate inclusion and diversity on their team; and must have a current certification in first aid, CPR and AED prior to coaching. They must be able to demonstrate an understanding of the NCAA Division III regulations regarding men’s intercollegiate lacrosse. They must have a current and valid driver’s license and must be insurable under Denison’s liability insurance policy. This position is a full-time, non-tenure track appointment with an initial contract of three years. For additional information about the position or to apply, go to http://employment.denison.edu. To achieve our mission as a liberal arts college, we continually strive to attract and hire candidates with diverse backgrounds, experiences and identities. Denison fosters a campus community that recognizes the value of all persons regardless of age, disability, ethnicity, gender expression and identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or socio-economic background. For additional information and resources about diversity at Denison, please see our Diversity Guide (https://denison.edu/forms/diversity-guide). Denison University is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.
About Denison University
Denison University is an academically rigorous liberal arts college with an increasingly diverse campus community. It offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package. Denison is located in the village of Granville, 30 minutes from Columbus, Ohio, the state capitol, which hosts a wide range of cultural and artistic opportunities. Granville also offers an excellent public school system and easy access to outdoor activities.