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Executive Search Faculty Athletics Representative

Position announcement

Washington State University seeks to appoint a new Faculty Athletics Representative (FAR).

The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) requires that each of its member institutions appoint a FAR who must be a member of the faculty. The FAR serves under the direction of WSU President Kirk Schulz and plays a critical role ensuring the academic integrity of the intercollegiate athletics program, facilitating institutional control of intercollegiate athletics, and enhancing the student-athlete experience at WSU.

The FAR represents the University and its faculty in the relationship between the NCAA and the institution. The FAR also provides significant leadership in the governance of WSU’s intercollegiate athletics programs and represents the president—in academic and student-athlete matters—to the athletic department and WSU’s faculty.

The FAR appointment is a part-time, 12-month position based in Pullman. The release time amount needed to effectively discharge the FAR duties will be negotiated with the successful candidate for the position. It has a term of three years with the possibility of renewal, and includes yearly reviews. See the complete FAR position description.

An advisory committee will conduct the internal search:

  • Kirk Schulz, WSU President
  • Ken Casavant, current Faculty Athletics Representative and Professor, Agricultural Economics
  • Christine Hoyt, Chief of Staff, Office of the President
  • John Johnson, Senior Associate Athletic Director
  • Steffie Pavey, President, WSU Student-Athlete Advisory Committee
  • A.G. Rud, Chair, Faculty Senate and Distinguished Professor, Cultural Studies and Social Thought in Education

Additional information about the role of the FAR can be found in the Faculty Athletics Representative handbook.

To apply

Submit the following materials:

  • A cover letter which explains your interest in the role and describes your relevant skills and experience
  • A resume
  • The names and contact information for three references

Materials must be submitted electronically by the close of business on Friday, February 3, 2017 to Christine Hoyt. Questions about the position or suggestions/nominations of qualified faculty members also may be submitted to Ms. Hoyt.

Inquiries, nominations, and applications will be kept confidential to the extent allowed by law. Washington State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action educator and employer. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veterans, persons of disability, and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.