Grinnell College
October 29, 2021
1121 Park St,, Grinnell, IA
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GRINNELL COLLEGE. The Department of Physical Education/Athletics invites applications for a three-year appointment as Head Coach for Softball beginning December 15, 2021. Assistant Professor (Master’s Degree) preferred; Instructor (Master’s in progress) or Associate Professor possible. Research and teaching interests might include, but are not limited to: sports management and sports administration, sport psychology, sport sociology, coaching methods, women in sport, and recreation and wellness courses.  

Grinnell College is a highly selective undergraduate liberal arts college with a strong tradition of social responsibility. The PE and Athletic Department is dedicated to fostering a diverse and equitable environment. This affords professionals and student-athletes the opportunity to work towards personal growth and awareness within a community centered on inclusion.  In letters of application, candidates should discuss their potential to contribute to a college community that maintains a diversity of people and perspectives as one of its core values. To be assured of full consideration, all application materials should be received by Nov. 19, 2021. Please visit our application website at to find more details about the job and submit applications online.

Candidates will need to upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, transcripts (copies are acceptable), a recruiting plan, a coaching philosophy including how you incorporate diversity, equity and inclusive practices in your teaching and coaching functions, and provide email addresses for three references. Questions about this search should be directed to the search chair, Professor Andy Hamilton at [] or 641-269-3804.

Minimum qualifications - Softball coaching experience, presentation of a recruiting plan applicable to targeting and matriculating high-achieving student-athletes, demonstrated support of diversity, equity and inclusion, and the ability to teach in the Physical Education department.

Grinnell College is committed to establishing and maintaining a safe and nondiscriminatory educational environment for all College community members. It is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination in matters of admission, employment, and housing, and in access to and participation in its education programs, services, and activities. The college does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth, religion, disability, creed, or any other protected class.

Grinnell College is committed to developing our staff to better reflect the diversity of our student body. Members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

An offer for this position will be contingent on successful completion of a background check.