Summary of Duties: 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 presidentin academic and student-athlete mattersto 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
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