Teaching Assistant HESM and Athletics

Teaching Assistant Athletics and HESM

Code: 14127 Posted: 03/14/2018

Beginning in 2018-19, the University of Wisconsin-Parkside is proud to offer unique positions for graduate students to gain experience as teaching assistants in the Health, Exercise Science, and Sport Management (HESM) Department while also working with the UW-Parkside athletics department. To be eligible, prospective candidates must be accepted into the Master’s Degree in Sport Management program.

Appointments are contingent upon maintenance of minimum credit requirements and good standing in the graduate degree program. The successful candidates will work a 10-month appointment (August 1-May 31) for the 2018-19 academic year with the opportunity for renewal of a second year. Each graduate assistant will receive an annual stipend of $7,500, paid monthly, and a scholarship of 50% of tuition (in-state or out-of-state tuition).

Candidates must submit a resume/curriculum vitae and a cover letter specifying which courses they could and would like to teach. Application materials can be submitted electronically to HESM Department Chair Bill Miller at miller1@uwp.edu. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply by Friday, March 30. These positions will remain open until filled.

HESM Teaching Assistant Responsibilities


Selected candidates will teach up to three credits per semester in the fall 2018 and spring 2019 semesters. Courses will likely be undergraduate activity course offerings at the 100 level. However, the exact name, type and number of courses will depend upon the knowledge, skill and experience of the selected candidates.


A list of courses currently available can be seen at https://www.uwp.edu/learn/academiccatalog/2017-2019/hesm.cfm.  Candidates can suggest additional activity courses they might be able to teach if they desire.


In addition to teaching assistant responsibilities, the selected candidates work approximately five hours per week as research assistants and in one of the following capacities within HESM and/or UW-Parkside Athletics.


Athletics Department Opportunities


Wellness Center/Strength and Conditioning Center Graduate Assistant


The wellness center/strength and conditioning center graduate assistant will assist in the oversight of the wellness center and strength and conditioning center in the Sport & Activity Center. This position will be instrumental in the operations of the facilities, including hiring and scheduling of student workers, management of SAC memberships, and equipment maintenance.


HESM/Athletics Department Administration Graduate Assistant


The HESM and athletics department administration graduate assistant will assist in the day-to-day operations of both departments in conjunction with the University Services Program Assistant, Director of Athletics, and HESM Department Chair. The position will work assigned office hours and support in the areas of customer service, human resources, business services, student worker supervision, and administrative support.

Strength and Conditioning Graduate Assistant

The strength and conditioning graduate assistant will support the athletics department’s efforts in strength and conditioning for its 15 intercollegiate sport programs and nearly 300 student-athletes. The graduate assistant will work in conjunction with the Director of Sports Medicine. He/she must have current CPR/First Aid certification and strength and conditioning certification within 60 days of employment.


Intramurals and Recreation Graduate Assistant

The intramurals and recreation graduate assistant will work in conjunction with the intramurals coordinator to administer the University’s intramurals and recreation offerings. The graduate assistant will directly oversee assigned intramural sports, including but not limited to marketing to and informing the campus community, scheduling of the games, hiring and supervising student workers, and execution of events.


Event Management Graduate Assistant

The event management graduate assistant will report to the Events and Operations Coordinator and help with the preparation and execution of intercollegiate athletics events for 15 sports. The duties will include assisting with event setup and execution, ticketing, concessions, officials and visiting team communication, customer service, and special events.


Review of Applications


Applications received by Friday, March 30, 2018 are ensured full consideration. Positions are opened until filled. 


Application Process



All applications are to be submitted electronically through our employment portal.


STEP 1: Please select the applicable link below:

External Applicants: https://www.careers.wisconsin.edu   (NOT currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)

Internal Applicants: https://www.hrs.wisconsin.edu (Currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)


STEP 2: Under "Basic Job Search" choose:

"Advanced Search", Job Opening ID: "14127"

Find Jobs Posted Within: "Anytime" click "Search"

Select "Teaching Assistant-HESM & Athletics ", click "Apply "


You must login before you can apply. Input your "User Name" and "Password" and select "Login". If you have not yet registered, click "Register Now" to begin the registration process.


STEP 3: Submit application materials

Please be sure to complete all required fields and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials. Files must be complete to be considered. Please include the following documents:


  • Cover letter (please document the position you are applying for)
  • Resume

You must select "SUBMIT". Selecting "Save" will not forward your application materials to the search committee.


Please be sure to complete all required fields and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials.



Employment will require a criminal background check in accordance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act.

Note: Criminal Background Check - The Department of Workforce Development, Equal Rights Division prohibits employers from using criminal background check information, policies or practices that have a “disparate impact” and is not “job-related and consistent with business necessity” in hiring decisions. All information used to screen or hire job applicants should relate to the duties of the job.

UW-Parkside is an AA/EEO employer:  All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or protected veteran status. Individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

It is the policy of UW-Parkside to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 262-595-2204. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual's disability.

In compliance with the Clery Act of 1998, the University of Wisconsin Parkside Crime Statistics Report is available at https://www.uwp.edu/live/offices/universitypolice/crimestats.cfm. Call the UW-Parkside Campus Police Office at (262) 595-2455 for a paper copy of the annual report.

Contact Name: Ryan Ridley

Contact Phone: 262-595-2245

Contact Email: ridley@uwp.edu

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