Columbia University in the City of New York invites applications for the position of Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach and Associate in Physical Education. Columbia University, founded in 1754, is a private, nonprofit institution serving more than 7,200 undergraduate students and 16,500 graduate students. Offering programs in a variety of subjects, Columbia University has a stellar reputation and is ranked 4th among the nation’s top universities. Columbia University is a member of the NCAA Division I and Ivy League Conference. The University fields teams in 31 intercollegiate sports and provides a comprehensive physical education program. The University is committed to excellence in academics and athletics, gender equity and diversity in its programs, and a well-balanced, broad-based intercollegiate athletics program dedicated to the concept of the student-athlete.
Columbia University is part of the Columbia/Barnard Athletic Consortium. Admission to undergraduate schools is based primarily on academic achievement and financial aid is awarded on the basis of need. As part of the Columbia/Barnard Athletic Consortium student-athletes may attend Barnard College, Columbia College, and the Fu School of Engineering and Applied Science. The women’s athletics program operates under an NCAA consortium arrangement whereby students from all undergraduate schools of the Columbia University and Barnard College may be eligible for intercollegiate competition representing Columbia University.
The anticipated start date is June 9, 2014. Screening of applications will begin immediately and the search will remain open until the position is filled. Columbia University is committed to Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity Programs. It is the policy of the University not to discriminate in the admission of students, in the provision of services, or in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation or physical or mental disability.
A Bachelor’s degree is required. The ideal candidate will possess a high level of competency in basketball, motivation and conduct of practice sessions under the direction of the Head Women’s Basketball Coach. The ideal candidate will understand the role of intercollegiate athletics in a highly competitive academic environment; strong recruiting, teaching and coaching skills; an inherent ability to build and sustain positive relationships with athletic alumni and student-athletes; proven abilities in fan, friend and fundraising. Dedication to the mission of the University and commitment to gender equity and diversity are essential.