Assistant Swimming Coach/Lecturer - Intercollegiate Athletics and HPERC - 16341


The Intercollegiate Athletics and Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Coaching (HPERC) departments and the University if Wisconsin-Whitewater seek an Assistant Men & Women's Swim Coach / Lecturer. This will be a 9 month, 100% FTE, fixed terminal contract appointment.


The Assistant Coach will teach undergraduate courses supporting the Physical Education Teacher Education program, the Athletic Coaching Education minor, and/or the Human Performance major. The Assistant Coach may supervise student field study and/or student teaching placements. 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. Goals and objectives are to be developed prior to the beginning of each season with the Head Coach. The Assistant Coach is 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. The Assistant Coach may supervise student field study and/or student teaching placements occasionally.

This position will report to HPERC department chair and Head Coach and will maintain good working relationship with Athletic Director, Athletic Trainers, Strength & Conditioning Coordinator, Athletic Department Support Staff, and other Department and University personnel.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Physical Education, Kinesiology, Sport & Recreation Administration or a related field by time start of contract date
Desired Qualifications:
  • Background in swimming either as an athlete or as a coach.
  • Three years teaching experience (K-12) in Physical Education, Health Education, or a related
  • Field and WI teaching license.
  • Lifeguard & CPR certification (or ability to obtain certifications)
  • Lifeguard Instructor certification (or ability to obtain certification)
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Willingness and ability to be an active participant in following applicable safety rules and regulations including necessary training and drills
  • Ability to interact respectfully with people from diverse socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds

General Administration of Programs (Teaching):
  1. Teach coaching, physical education and/or human performance courses. All instructional staff at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater may be required to teach evening and/or weekend classes.
  2. Work with the HPERC faculty on course development and design.
  3. Maintain regular weekly office hours.
General Administration of Programs (Coaching):
  1. Assist head coach to plan and direct the development of student-athletes in relation to general and specific skills necessary for successful competition.
  2. Adhere to all athletic training measures for the safety and welfare of student-athletes.
  3. Assist with scheduling, conduct, and management of intercollegiate athletics contests.
  4. Assist with instructing student-athletes in the principles and rules of the sport, WIAC and University policies.
  5. Schedule, prepare, and supervise all team practices, travel and activities in the absence of the head coach.
  6. Attend HPERC meetings, Athletics staff meetings/professional development seminars, and assist with total program issues.
  7. Represent the head coach at WIAC and NCAA meetings in their absence.
  8. Assist head coach to ensure the safety, maintenance and preparation of the playing and practice areas for all student-athletes.
  9. 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.
  1. Assist with recruitment and recommendation of student-athletes to the University.
  2. Complete recruiting logs on a monthly basis.
  3. Interact with admissions personnel in the recruitment policies and procedures for the University.
  1. Assist the head coach with fund raising projects needed to support program.
  2. Assist the head coach with support and promotion of sport.
  3. Assist with the total program support through Athletic Department activities and events.
Scholarly and Professional Activity:
  1. Attend job-related clinics and conferences.
  2. Maintain current membership in professional organizations.
  3. Attend appropriate WIAC meetings in the absence of the head coach.
University and Community Service:
  1. Serve on department and university committees as needed.
  2. Serve as a resource to the community in areas of expertise.
  3. Assist the head coach with the development of outreach activities which support and enhance the athletics program, individual sports, and university.
*Assume other duties as assigned by the Head Coach and the HPERC Chair.

*This job description is to be used as a guide for accomplishing institutional and departmental objectives and conveys the primary functions and responsibilities of the position.


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 (https://www.wisconsin.edu).

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 UPS Operation Policy: TC1, 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 http://www.uww.edu/asfr. 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 (http://www.uww.edu/leap) and emphasizes student, staff and faculty participation in High-Impact Practices (https://www.aacu.org/resources/high-impact-practices). The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (http://www.uww.edu/orsp) 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 (https://www.wisys.org).


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 may change in Spring 2020. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit: https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/title-and-total-compensation-study/


Review of applicants will begin March 30, 2020 and this position will remain open until filled. 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 hrstudent@uww.edu.

For questions regarding the position, please contact:

Kim Duesing
Academic Department Associate


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
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