The School of Kinesiology, Recreation, and Sport (KRS) invites applications for a nine-month, tenure-track, Assistant Professor appointment beginning Fall semester 2021 in the undergraduate Sport Management program. The School of KRS is housed within the College of Health and Human Services and offers undergraduate programs in Physical Education, Exercise Science, Recreation Administration, and Sport Management, as well as a number of undergraduate minors. The School of KRS also offers graduate programs in Kinesiology and Recreation and Sport Administration.
We are seeking candidates interested in working with us to educate our students to meet the needs of an increasingly diverse, multicultural, and technology-driven society. The primary focus of the successful candidate will be in introduction to sport management, event management, seminar in sport management, and governance. The candidate must demonstrate strong interpersonal skills, evidence of effective teaching, ability to teach a variety of courses at the undergraduate level and possess a commitment to service and scholarship. The successful candidate will be student-centered with a strong commitment to serving the needs a diverse student population. The successful candidate will be detail-oriented and self-motivated. This position will be filled with a professional desiring to engage collaboratively with other professionals at the local, national, and international levels.
The following duties are customary for this position but are not to be construed as all-inclusive. Duties may be added, deleted, and assigned based on management discretion and institutional needs.
Teaching: Primary teaching responsibilities for this position include undergraduate courses in introduction to sport management, seminar in sport management, event management, and governance. The courses may be delivered on campus, off campus, or potentially online.
Advising: Undergraduate student advising is expected of the successful candidate.
Scholarship: Maintain an active role in research and scholarly production including publishing in peer-reviewed journals and potentially securing research funding. Maintain awareness of current research trends and topics associated with Sport Management.
Service: Actively participate in university service (departmental, college, and university committees) and professional service. Actively participate in recruitment and retention efforts of students. Job Requirements:
Candidates should meet the following criteria:
- Doctorate in Sport Management, Sport Administration, or closely related field.
- Articulate a well-defined research agenda in Sport Management, Sport Administration with the potential for extramural funding.
- Experience teaching in higher education in both traditional and online formats.
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