Director of Tennis, Head Women’s Tennis Coach

and Professor in Kinesiology, Sport & Wellness

Illinois Wesleyan University, a NCAA Division III institution and member of the College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin, invites applications for the position of full-time Director of Tennis, Head Women’s Tennis Coach and Faculty member in the Kinesiology, Sport & Wellness (KSW) Department. 


We are seeking a Director of Tennis/Head Women’s Coach that is committed to excellence in academics, athletics, and service while focusing on developing the whole person.  Preference will be given to those candidates that also have a proven track record or skills necessary to recruit top student-athletes that will be a great fit for the institution.  Responsible for recruiting, retaining and graduating student-athletes, monitoring student athlete’s academic progress, off-season programs, assisting with public and media relations efforts, coordinating team community service and performing other duties as assigned by the Director of Athletics. Teaching load will be dependent upon other duties assigned.  Successful candidate will adhere to all rules of the CCIW, NCAA, & IWU and will fulfill the requirements and expectations of the Illinois Wesleyan University athletic department. 



  • Bachelor’s degree is required, Master’s preferred
  • Minimum of five years experience. Previous coaching and/or playing experience at the collegiate level is preferred
  • Valid driver’s license


Illinois Wesleyan University and the Athletics Department are strongly committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering a diverse, inclusive and civil community of outstanding faculty, staff and students. Applicants should provide a clear statement describing their understanding of inclusion and how their experiences have prepared them to contribute to the IWU commitment of building a diverse and inclusive environment.


Application Instructions:

Please email the aforementioned statement, cover letter, resume, and reference list to: 

Mindy McCluskey, Office Coordinator, Reference “Director of Tennis” in the subject line. 


Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Final candidate must pass a pre-employment background investigation. 


The final candidate will pass a pre-employment background investigation.   Per the Governor's August 26, 2021 Executive Order regarding COVID-19 vaccination, personnel in the higher education setting will need to either provide proof of vaccination, or apply for a medical/disability or religious exemption. All those not fully vaccinated will be required to participate in weekly COVID testing.

Illinois Wesleyan University does not offer H-1B or other work authorization visa sponsorship for this position. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term.  Illinois Wesleyan University’s sexual harassment and sexual misconduct policy may be accessed at  Illinois Wesleyan University is an Equal Opportunity Employer Committed to Inclusive Excellence; details at