Western Kentucky University's Intramural Recreational Sports Department has openings for incoming graduate students who want to join our professional team. Candidates must have experience in the administration of a Recreational Sports program in a university recreation setting; demonstrated programming, organizational and management skills; strong interpersonal and communication skills are essential as is the ability to work independently.
Graduate Assistant Positions are currently available in the following areas:
Competitive Sports (2 positions)
Exercise Facilities & Services
Health Education & Promotion
Graduate School Requirements:
Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four year institution.
Graduate admission requirements vary by program.
Must be enrolled on a full-time basis (minimum 9 hours per semester) to receive graduate assistantship, stipend, and tuition waivers.
2 Year Appointment
Eligible candidates must be available to begin work no later than July 30, 2018.
To assure full consideration, please send a cover letter, resume, and two professional letters of recommendations to the designated professional listed on the job descriptions.
Check out our 8 graduate assistant openings at the following link: https://www.wku.edu/imrec/facilities/employment.php
DO NOT APPLY THROUGH BLUEFISH.
Additional Salary Information: Stipend and Tuition:
$9,500 Stipend (August – May)
Out of State Tuition Waived
Full Tuition Waiver (9 hours during the fall and spring semesters, online class fees not covered)
Health Insurance (if needed)
$1,000 professional development (upon request and approval)
Summer employment available
About Western Kentucky University
Western Kentucky University
Welcome to Western Kentucky University, home of the Hilltoppers! WKU has an enrollment of 21,100, is located in Bowling Green, Kentucky, a city with a population of 60,600 and located approximately 110 miles south of Louisville, Kentucky and 65 miles north of Nashville, Tennessee. U.S. Highway 31-W and Interstate 65 intersect with U.S. Highways 68 and 231 at Bowling Green, and the Cumberland and William H. Natcher parkways provide additional easy highway access to Bowling Green. Our hilltop campus is a place of beauty and friendliness. It embraces a proud heritage and a bold, ambitious future.
WKU is in the midst of a transformation - physical, intellectual, cultural and economic. Whether in a neighboring community or in a distant country, WKU faculty and students are engaged in relevant applied research that provides solutions to real problems.
WKU is home to many highly ranked and nationally-recognized academic programs such as Journalism and Broadcasting, Education, Engineering, Business and our award winning speech and debate team. More than 20,000 students grace our campuses in Bowling Green, Glasgow, Owensboro and the Elizabethtown area. We a...lso send students each semester to Harlaxton College in Grantham, England and other students circumnavigate the globe with the Semester at Sea program just to name a few.
The Graduate School serves as a resource for prospective and current graduate students and as a liaison between students and faculty members of all graduate programs. We share information about and offer further direction for graduate study in more than 100 degree and certificate programs. Go beyond your bachelor's degree with the WKU Graduate School!
The mission of the Department of Intramural-Recreational Sports is to provide quality programs, services, and facilities that will enhance each individual's opportunity for leisure, recreation, fitness, and wellness in relation to his or her overall personal development.