Springfield College – Assistant/Associate Professor of Physical Education/Health Education & Head Men’s and Women’s Tennis Coach


Job Description: The qualified applicant will report to the Director of Athletics. This position is a full-time, nine-month, program track position.

Springfield College recognizes the unique and important contribution that faculty members with coaching responsibilities make to the academic and co-curricular life of the College. The individual is responsible for all phases of the Tennis program including competition and practice planning, mentoring of staff, recruitment and development of student-athletes, equipment, contest scheduling, public relations including social media and other duties as assigned by the Director of Athletics. Additionally, a thorough understanding of and accountability to NCAA (Division III member), NEWMAC, and institutional rules and regulations is necessary. The individual will also be responsible for teaching coursework in the Department of Physical Education/Health Education. Instructional responsibilities will be dependent on the teaching expertise of the applicant. 

Founded in 1885, Springfield College is a private, coeducational institution offering undergraduate and graduate programs that reflect its distinctive Humanics Philosophy — the education of the whole person in spirit, mind, and body for leadership in service to humanity. Springfield sits on the eastern bank of the Connecticut River near its confluence with three rivers: the western Westfield River, the eastern Chicopee River, and the eastern Mill River. As of 2019, the estimated population was 153,606, making it the third-largest city in Massachusetts, the fourth-most populous city in New England after Boston, Worcester, and Providence, and the 12th-most populous in the Northeastern United States. Metropolitan Springfield, as one of two metropolitan areas in Massachusetts, had a population of 692,942. For more information, please visit the College’s homepage at www.springfieldcollege.edu.

Requirements: Interested applicants for this position will have a Master’s degree from an accredited institution. Preference will be given to applicants with an educational background in Physical Education or a related discipline. Preference will be given to applicants with at least five years of college teaching and/or college coaching experience who can bring diverse perspectives to this growing department and who are motivated to help students succeed. A valid driver’s license, CPR and AED certification is required. Applicants should have a commitment to work in a dynamic work setting with a diverse student population.

To apply, contact Michelle Lee Scecina at mscecina@springfieldcollege.edu

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