Friday, December 16, 2011

ASSISTANTSHIP: GA position in Sport Pedagogy/Coaching Science

Graduate Assistantship in Department of Sport Sciences (Sport Pedagogy) at the University of the Pacific (Fall 2012).

Job description:

The Department of Sport Sciences at the University of the Pacific invites applications for a 2-year Sport Pedagogy Graduate Assistantship (Fall 2012). The successful applicant will pursue a Masters (MA) in Sport Pedagogy or Coaching Science. Graduate Assistant responsibilities include the on-site co-ordination of Tiger PRIDE (an after-school physical activityoutreach program), delivery of a minimum of 2 activity classes and assisting with the daily operations of the Sport Pedagogy faculty. Opportunities to engage in independent student-led research initiatives, experiential learning, overseas experiences and attendance at conferences are also provided. Applicants should posses a minimum of a 3.0 GPA and a Bachelors degree in Sport Science (or equivalent). Coaching and/or teaching experience is desired but not required. The successful applicant will receive an $8,250 stipend (per academic year) and remission for the 32 units required to earn the Master’s degree (approx. value $35,776). Supplementary monies may be accrued through research grant funding, additional teaching opportunities and on-campus employment.

About Pacific:

The University of the Pacific was established in 1851 as California’s first chartered institution of higher learning. Pacific has earned widespread recognition for its student-centered approach to education, its many firsts and innovations and the accomplishments of its 55,000 living alumni. Pacific’s progress and leadership in higher education have earned national recognition. The University has been listed as a “Best Value” (Top 50) every year since 2000 and is consistently ranked among the top 100 national universities in the country. The Stocktoncampus was ranked by College Admission Essay as the fifth most beautiful campus in the nation. The Graduate School was established in 1956 and the goal of graduate education at the University is threefold: to excite and discipline the intellectual capacities of its students, to record and publish the products of intellectual inquiry, and to advance knowledge. To achieve this goal, the Graduate School encourages faculty to work closely with advanced students to create an environment congenial to advanced academic and professional study and to further scholarship and research. The distinctiveness of graduate studies lies in our academic programs, which emphasize various forms of creative scholarship, training of students in the principles and methods of research and developing professional competence, by limiting the number of students enrolled in order to allow them to work more directly with faculty members. Many degree programs are small, and in place of seminar experience students work relatively independently under close supervision of the faculty.

For further information on the position and the application process, please contact Dr. Lara Killick on The deadline for applications is Monday 12th March 2012 at 5pm.

The department is strongly committed to the principle of diversity and welcomesapplications from members of ethnic and racial minority groups, women, persons with disabilities and persons from other under-represented groups.

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