Head Menʼs and Womenʼs Golf Coach / Physical Education, Athletics and Recreation (PEAR) faculty member

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Department: Phys Ed, Athletics, Recreation
Position Type: Faculty - Non-Tenure Track
Categories: Faculty - Phys Ed, Athletics, Recreation


Carleton College, a highly selective liberal arts college, seeks to hire a Head Men's and Women’s Golf Coach at the assistant professor level in the Physical Education, Athletics and Recreation (PEAR) Department to lead and direct all phases of a successful and competitive NCAA Division III program. This non-tenure track, faculty position combines head coaching responsibility for golf with teaching in an activity-based physical education program.

Carleton College aims to hire those that share our college values of excellence in education, multiculturalism and service to society. We aspire to hire a coach that will invest in the success and holistic wellbeing of our entire student-athlete population and provide a highly competitive athletic experience for the students we serve. We are particularly interested in candidates committed to teaching a diverse student body. This is a full-time, twelve month position that reports to the Chair of PEAR / Athletics Director. Some evening and weekend hours are required.


  • Organize, prepare, and conduct safe and strategic individual and team training sessions and competitive strategies. Execute appropriate coaching decisions during practice and competition that ensure the welfare of the student athletes representing their program.
  • Teach physical education activity-based classes in PEAR that contribute to the development of a holistic wellness environment for our campus community.
  • Understand and support students who are balancing multiple responsibilities as students and athletes in a rigorous academic environment.
  • Develop and incorporate a comprehensive recruiting plan that shows successful results for the recruitment, yield and retention of academically and athletically qualified student-athletes in a rigorous academic environment.
  • Oversee, monitor, and balance the budget and all financial operations of the program. Develops an effective competitive schedule for the program within the budget parameters.
  • Is knowledgeable of and compliant with all Division III and MIAC policies and regulations as well as eligibility requirements.
  • Hire, supervise, evaluate and support assistant coaches and their professional development as educators. Work with Human Resources and the Athletic Director to comply with necessary hiring processes in a timely fashion.
  • Contribute to the college campus community through faculty meetings, campus committees and college service.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Master’s Degree in Physical Education or an appropriate field completed (strongly preferred) or near completion.
  • Valid driver’s license required.
  • 3+ years of college coaching coaching experience with recruiting is preferred
    • Designing and implementing strategic practice and competition plans
    • Creating an effective, sustainable, and results-oriented recruitment plan
    • Fostering a positive, organized and enriching experience for the student athletes
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Must be able to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, with a diverse group of students, faculty and staff, with a commitment to equity, inclusion and diversity.


Carleton employees enjoy a generous benefits package and working environment that is second to none. Please visit the Carleton Human Resources website for more information about Faculty benefits.

Application Guidelines

For best consideration, please submit your cover letter, resume, statement of coaching philosophy, and contact information for three references at the job description link for this faculty position on the Jobs at Carleton website. This position will remain open until filled, with an anticipated start date of August 1, 2022. Review of applications will begin immediately. Carleton is committed to developing its faculty to better reflect the diversity of our student body and American society. Women and members of underrepresented minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Carleton College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, veteran status, actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, status with regard to public assistance, disability, or age in providing employment or access to its educational facilities and activities.

Carleton is a highly selective liberal arts college with a student body of approximately 2,000. Located in the thriving two-college town of Northfield, Minnesota, it is forty-five miles from the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, in easy reach of a vibrant metropolitan area that is home to three million people and rich cultural resources.

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