Western Illinois University Campus Recreation will be accepting applications for Graduate Assistantships for the Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 semesters. 3 Anticipated Openings: Opportunities are available in the following areas: Facility Management, Personal Training/Olympic Lifting, and Group Fitness *Customizing and combining positions to meet the goals of the assistantship and desired career path is common. For additional information: Telephone (309) 298-1228; e-mail VS-Neally@wiu.edu; or visit www.wiu.edu/campusrec and click on Employment/Graduate Assistantships *Interested applicants strongly encouraged to attend GA Interest meeting at the NIRSA National Conference (Feb. 21-24). Send cover letter, resume, addresses and telephone numbers of three references, and a transcript of your undergraduate academic work to: Vian Neally, Assistant Director of Campus Recreation, Spencer Student Recreation Center 206, Western Illinois University, 1 University Circle, Macomb, IL 61455-1390. Applications returned to the Campus Recreation Office prior to March 1, 2017 will be given preferential consideration. We will be conducting interviews February 21-24 at the NIRSA Annual Conference in National Harbor, MD.
Candidates must have completed requirements for a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited higher education institution. Any offers will be contingent upon acceptance into a graduate degree program at Western Illinois University in College Student Personnel, Health Sciences, Kinesiology, Recreation Parks & Tourism Administration, Law Enforcement Justice Administration, Business Administration, Sport Management, etc. A 3.2 GPA or higher is preferred. Additionally, candidates must have an assistantship application, a statement of personal goals, and three letters of recommendation on file in the School of Graduate Studies.
Additional Salary Information: Stipend $943/month for 8 months. Summer employment possible
THE UNIVERSITY: Recognized as a "Best Midwestern College" by the Princeton Review for 12 consecutive years and as one of 39 public universities ranked a top tier "Best Midwestern University" by U.S.News & World Report, Western Illinois University (WIU) serves approximately 11,094 students at its traditional residential campus in Macomb and its metropolitan, non-residential location in Moline, Illi...nois.
The WIU-Macomb and -Quad Cities campuses are comprised of accomplished faculty, state-of-the-art technology and facilities, and a wide range of academic and extracurricular opportunities. Western is a comprehensive university offering 67 undergraduate and 36 graduate degree programs, which includes a doctorate in education and a doctorate in environmental studies. With a student-to-faculty ratio of 15:1, the University's 632 full-time faculty members teach 93 percent of all undergraduate and graduate courses, in addition to 9 pre-professional degree programs and 21 certificate programs.
Western offers a broad-based athletics program, sponsoring 20 NCAA Division I intercollegiate varsity sports. Football competes in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision through the Missouri Valley Football Conference; all other varsity sports compete at the Division I level through The Summit League. WIU is the cultural center of the region. University Libraries house an extensive collection and offer online database access to thousands of academic periodic journals and publications.
WIU-Macomb, IL (Student Population: 9,563): A traditional, residential four-year campus with select graduate programs, including a doctorate in education, WIU-Macomb is located in the heart of west central Illinois in Macomb (population 20,000). Macomb is an Amtrak city with twice-daily service to Chicago. Macomb is located approximately 75 miles from the Quad Cities International Airport (Moline, IL) and 70 miles from the Greater Peoria Regional Airport (Peoria, IL).
WIU-Quad Cities (Student Population: 1,531): The only public university in the Quad Cities area, WIU-QC offers select undergraduate and graduate programs, including a doctorate in education and a doctorate in environmental studies, at its metropolitan, non-residential campus in Moline, IL (population 44,000). The Quad Cities (population 376,000) rests on the banks of the Mississippi River and is comprised of Moline and Rock Island in western Illinois and Davenport and Bettendorf in eastern Iowa. Moline, Illinois is home to the Quad Cities International Airport.