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Lewis & Clark Department of Physical Education and Athletics sponsors a broad-based program that supports 18 NCAA Division III athletic programs.   In addition, the college sponsors Men’s Crew as a fully-funded varsity sport.  Physical education is one facet of a total educational program that stresses the interrelationship between the physical, mental, and social dimensions of human experience. Lewis & Clark students are required to take a minimum of two physical education/activity courses as a General Education requirement. In these courses students are encouraged to recognize the importance of physical activity as a lifelong pursuit.  The primary goal of the department is to put student-athletes in the best position to succeed, both academically and athletically, and a significant part of the equation is hiring and retaining the best coaches and staff possible.
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Mission of the College:

The mission of Lewis & Clark College is to know the traditions of the liberal arts, to test their boundaries through ongoing exploration, and to hand on to successive generations the tools and discoveries of this quest. By these means the College pursues the aims of all liberal learning: to seek knowledge for its own sake and to prepare for civic leadership.
The College carries out this mission through undergraduate programs in the arts and sciences and postgraduate programs in the closely related professions of education, counseling, and law. The College mounts these programs as both separately valid and mutually supportive enterprises. In all its endeavors it seeks to be a community of scholars who are alive to inquiry, open to diversity, and disciplined to work in an interdependent world.

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Current Job Openings:

Full-Time Positions in the Department of Physical Education & Athletics: (none)

The department employs 24 full-time employees.  When these positions come available, they are advertised on the college’s Human Resources website.  Click here to check for current full-time job openings.  Please contact Sharon Sexton, Associate Director of Physical Education & Athletics if you have questions about these positions.


Part-Time Assistant Coaches:

The Department of Athletics at Lewis & Clark College regularly seeks applications for various part-time assistant coaches for one or more of our 19 varsity sports.

  • Crew/ Rowing
  • Cross Country
  • Football
  • Women’s Soccer
  • Women’s Volleyball
  • Swimming
  • Basketball
  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • Track & Field
  • Baseball
  • Softball

A Bachelor’s degree is preferred as well as three years of elite level playing and/or successful coaching experience is required. Applicants must be exceptional communicators and perform well in an interview and/or coaching demonstration.

Compensation for these assistant coach positions range by sport, assigned duties and by the number of assistants.  The salary is typically between $3,000 and $6,500 but sometimes is as high as $10,000 or as low as $500, with very limited benefits.

Positions become available at various times throughout the year. For current availability contact the head coach of the sport(s) that is of interest to you or the Associate Director of Athletics.

To apply, submit in writing to the coach or Associate Director:

  • a letter of application, expressing your interest and qualifications
  • a complete educational and employment resume
  • 3 references to include name, telephone and email addresses


Adjunct Instructors

The Department of Physical Education and Athletics at Lewis & Clark College regularly seeks to hire adjunct instructors with experience in the multiple activity courses offered in the department.  Current activity course offerings include:

  • Aerobics:  Traditional and Step
  • Aquatics:  Deep Water Running, Water Sports, Swimming, Swim Fitness
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Bowling
  • Cycling
  • Dance: Ballroom and Country Western
  • Fitness Walking/Jogging
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Lifeguard Training
  • POEKALELAN--Indonesian Martial Arts
  • Martial Arts: Tae Kwon Do/Hapki Do
  • Rowing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving
  • Self-Defense for Women
  • Soccer
  • Strength and Conditioning
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Weight Training
  • Weight Training for Women
  • Yoga

The instructor is generally responsible for the preparation and instruction of the specific class.  Related responsibilities include attendance tracking, grading students, and any other administrative needs as requested by the director or assistant director.  

Previous experience in teaching the specific class is required.  Bachelor’s degree preferred; experience in higher education helpful.  

Compensation for adjunct positions is currently $1250 per one credit class requiring 28 hours of instruction over a 14 week semester.  Most classes meet for 1 hour 2 times per week.

Positions become available at various times throughout the year.  For current availability please contact Sharon Sexton, Associate Director of Physical Education and Athletics.

To apply, submit in writing to the Associate Director of Physical Education and Athletics:
1. a letter of application, expressing your interest and qualifications
2. a complete educational and employment resume
3. 3 professional references that include:  name, address, telephone and e-mail address

Student Workers

The Department of Physical Education and Athletics regularly seeks to hire student workers in a number of different areas throughout the department.  Most jobs are funded through Federal Work-Study, a need based federal student aid program.  Employment in these positions is restricted to students who have been awarded FWS as part of their annual financial aid package.  There are, however, some non-federal work-study jobs available within the department and are indicated on the student employment web page.  Examples of current jobs include but are not limited to:

  • Sports Information Assistants
  • Office Assistants
  • Equipment Cage Attendants
  • Sports Managers
  • Lifeguards
  • Game Filmers/Videographers
  • Game Management Assistants
  • Weight Room Assistants
  • Intramural Assistants
  • Recruiting Assistants
  • Ticket Sellers
  • Concession Assistants

The need for student workers varies throughout the year.  Please check the student employment website  for updates.  Once you find a job of interest please contact the proper supervisor or Associate Director of Physical Education and Athletics, Sharon Sexton for more information and hiring procedures.