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Head Rowing Coach and Lecturer in Physical Education and Athletics (#563)

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Full-Time Coaching/Faculty Position Available

Full-time coaching and teaching position available at the rank of lecturer.  Under the supervision of the chair of physical education and director of athletics, the successful candidate will coach, organize, and administer an intercollegiate varsity rowing program as well as teach lifetime sports and fitness activities in the physical education department.  The position also oversees that community rowing program that operates out of the MHC boathouse.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Develop and implement strategies to successfully recruit, yield, and retain a diverse group of academically and athletically talented student-athletes.
  • Identify, develop, and supervise assistant coaches, including head novice coach.
  • Organize, manage, and schedule practices, training programs, and regattas/races.
  • Develop and manage sport and recruiting budgets for rowing.
  • Manage team travel and meals in consultation with department coordinator.
  • Ensure maintenance of equipment and facilities.  Provide oversight of the College’s boathouse and docks.
  • Promote a culture of compliance by working with the associate director of athletics for programming to complete necessary NCAA paperwork, staying informed of sport and governance body rule changes to minimize violations, and in the case of violations or problems, reporting them without delay for immediate attention.
  • Provide oversight of the MHC Community Rowing Program.
  • Manage the Friends of Rowing account and other endowed rowing funds.  Engage with donors.
  • Promote a culture of health, well-being, and safety in all aspects of the varsity sport and physical education programs.
  • Imagine and implement innovative and fun physical education courses that appeal to a range of skill sets, interests, and experiences.
  • Provide the administrative support for the physical education program, including but not limited to syllabus development, maintaining attendance records, and grading.
  • Participate on department and College committees as assigned.
  • Other duties as assigned.


The position requires a Master’s degree (or current progress toward its completion), a demonstrated record of coaching success and teaching experience, the ability to work well with student-athletes and colleagues, a working knowledge and respect for NCAA Division III rules, and the ability to function effectively in a competitive liberal arts NCAA Division III college with highly selective academic standards.  A competitive applicant must demonstrate success in recruiting a diverse and talented team of student-athletes from a national pool.

Contract Appointments and Evaluations

Head Coach and Lecturer positions in the Department of Physical Education and Athletics adhere to the following contract appointment progression: two-year contract (lecturer), first three-year contract (lecturer), second three-year contract (lecturer), and five-year contract (senior lecturer).

Salary Range

Commensurate with experience.


Apply online at www.jobs.mtholyoke.edu.  Include letter of application, resume, and the names, titles, emails, and phone numbers of three references (uploaded under Other Document).  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Mount Holyoke is an undergraduate liberal arts college for women with 2,200 students and 220 faculty.  Over half the faculty are women; one-fourth are persons of color.  Mount Holyoke College is located about 90 miles west of Boston in the Connecticut River Valley and is a member of the Five College Consortium consisting of Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts.  Mount Holyoke is a member of the NCAA Division III New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC).

Mount Holyoke College is committed to enriching the educational experience it offers through the diversity of its coaches, faculty, administration, and staff members.  Mount Holyoke seeks to recruit and support a broadly diverse faculty who will contribute to the College's academic excellence, diversity of viewpoints and experiences, and relevance in a global society.  In furtherance of academic and athletic excellence, the College encourages applications from individuals from underrepresented groups in intercollegiate athletics, including coaches of color, first generation college students, individuals who have followed non-traditional pathways to college due to exceptional talent and motivation in the face of adversity, such as societal, economic or academic disadvantages, and individuals with a demonstrated commitment to applying and including diverse backgrounds and perspectives to coaching, learning, service, and leadership in the academy.