Southeast Missouri State University

Department of Health, Human Performance, and Recreation

The Department of Health, Human Performance and Recreation at Southeast Missouri State University is looking to fill a Graduate Assistant position for the academic year beginning in the fall semester of 2015.

Primary Position Responsibilities:

  • Undergraduate Health Perspectives Course (5 hours per week)
    • Create and coordinate all coursework and activities
    • Conduct lectures and in-class activities
    • Evaluate student progress
  • Undergraduate Exercise Physiology Laboratory (5 hours per week)
    • Conduct, under supervision, sub-maximal and maximal exercise tests
      • Must be familiar with exercise testing and fitness assessment protocols and possess and maintain the technical skills and competencies that are required to operate all of the laboratory equipment (i.e., exercise testing systems, treadmills, cycle ergometers, gas analysis systems, pulmonary function testing, blood analyzers, and body composition analysis systems.
    • Troubleshoot technical problems with equipment and coordinate necessary equipment repairs
    • Order necessary laboratory supplies and maintain the required inventory of supplies
  • Exercise Science Research Assistant (10 hours per week)
    • Assist faculty in research

Required Qualifications: Applicants must have a degree in an allied health field with a focus in science/physiology.

Benefits: A complete tuition remission is available for Missouri and Non-Missouri residents including a stipend of approximately $8,348.00 for nine months (all books are the responsibility of the graduate assistant and not paid by the Department). Additional income opportunities, over breaks and during the summer months, and professional development assistance may be available.

Evaluation/Renewal: This position is renewable for an additional year pending a complete evaluation of candidate performance and duties. Termination or non-renewal of the assistantship may result if specific duties are not accomplished or the candidate receives documented poor performance reviews. The start date for this position will be the first day of fall semester classes for the 2014 academic year.

Application Deadline: March 31, 2015 (Position open until filled)

How to Apply: Please send a letter of application, current resume, most recent copy of all academic transcripts (unofficial is acceptable), and the contact information for at least three professional references to:

Jason D. Wagganer, PhD
Assistant Professor
Southeast Missouri State University
Department of Health, Human Performance, and Recreation
One University Plaza, MS7650
Parker Hall 215C
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701
Office Phone: (573)651-2464
E-mail: jwagganer@semo.edu

History Department

There are three competitive Graduate Assistanships available in the Department of History. Preference will be given to applicants with a background in history and/or public history and who possess the ability to assist in undergraduate teaching. Graduate assistantships cover a full tuition and fees waiver for up to 24 hours of graduate coursework annually as well as paying a stipend of $8,348.00 per year. Responsibilities include assisting in the teaching of courses within the department. An application form can be obtained here. Deadlines for applications are October 15 and March 15, yearly.

If interested, please contact:
Dr. Erika Hosselkus
Graduate Program Coordinator
Assistant Professor of History
Southeast Missouri State University
Department of History, MS 2960
One University Plaza
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701
E-mail: ehosselkus@semo.edu

Department of Recreation Services - Fitness and Wellness

The Department of Recreation Services at Southeast Missouri State University has an anticipated opening for a Graduate Assistant – Fitness and Wellness, to commence the Summer/Fall 2015.

About Southeast and Cape Girardeau: Southeast Missouri State University is a university of 11,000 students located in Cape Girardeau, Missouri along the Mississippi River. The University, founded in 1873, offers over 150 different areas of study and academic disciplines. Cape Girardeau is a town of approximately 40,000 residents. We have quick and easy access to Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Arkansas. We are 1.5 hours south of St. Louis and 2.5 hours north of Memphis.

About Recreation Services: Based out of the 135,000 square feet Student Recreation Center-North complex, the department has seven full-time employees, four graduate assistants, and over 160 student employees. Major program areas include Fitness and Wellness, Intramural Sports, Sport Clubs, Outdoor Adventure, Sport Clubs, and much more. Our state-of-the-art Student Aquatic Center, which provides leisure, lap, and spa capabilities for users, also contains an infinity edge, rope swing, bouldering wall, and zipline for recreational use. The Student Recreation Center-South also houses approximately 20,000 square feet of activity space that includes a fitness room and support areas. The Intramural Sports Complex contains over 20 acres of outdoor field space (including lighted softball, flag football, and soccer fields).

Primary Function: To provide primary program leadership and support for the overall group fitness, personal training and wellness programs.

Primary Position Responsibilities:

  • Recruit, hire, train, supervise, and evaluate group fitness instructors and personal trainers.
  • Supervise group fitness and personal training program, and skill development courses.
  • Create and administer safe fitness programs, staff manuals, and staff training program.
  • Coordinate all statistical information for program participation.
  • Maintain all equipment inventory and research and purchase new fitness-related equipment.
  • Coordinate and assist in several fitness-related special events.
  • Assist in annual wellness-based university employee/student health screenings and wellness fair.
  • Assist the Assistant Director with management of the overall university student, faculty and staff wellness programming.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications: The candidate will be currently (nationally) certified as a group exercise instructor or a personal trainer (ACE, AFAA, ACSM); teaching experience in various group exercise classes as an instructor/leader and training experience as a personal trainer.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience working within a recreational sports setting, coordination/execution of training programs for group exercise instructors and personal trainers, and direct management of student employees.

Academic Information: Master's degree options include Higher Education Administration (Sports Management option), Community Wellness, Exercise Science, Public Administration and Business Administration. A cumulative 2.75 GPA is required. A 3.0 is preferred. Specific degree requirements may differ according to the academic major.

Benefits: A complete in-state (Missouri residents) tuition remission is available for Missouri/Non-Missouri residents and a stipend of approximately $8,348.00 for nine months (all books and dedicated student fees are the responsibility of the graduate assistant and not paid by the department). Non-Missouri residents will only receive an in-state waiver only. Additional income for breaks and summer months may be available. Professional development assistance may also be available.

Evaluation/Renewal: This position is renewable for one year pending a complete evaluation of candidate performance and duties. Termination or non-renewal of the assistantship may result if specific duties are not accomplished or the candidate receives documented poor performance reviews. Candidate must be available to start no later than Monday, August 17, 2015.

Application Deadline: Friday, March 27, 2015 (Position open until filled)

How to Apply: Please send a signed letter of application, completed resume, most recent copy of all official academic transcripts, copy of fitness-related certifications and CPR certification, and the names and telephone numbers of at least three professional references to:

Mrs. Sara Wagganer, Assistant Director
Southeast Missouri State University
Department of Recreation Services
One University Plaza, MS 7100
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701
Telephone: (573) 651-2367
Fax: (573) 651-5190
E-Mail: swagganer@semo.edu
Web: http://www.semo.edu/recservices/

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