The School of Kinesiology, Recreation, and Sport (KRS) invites applications for a nine-month, tenure-track, Assistant Professor appointment beginning Fall semester 2020 in the undergraduate Sport Management program and graduate Recreation, and Sport Administration program (RSA). 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 the area of sport law, legal issues in sport, compliance, ethics, and governance. The candidate must demonstrate strong interpersonal skills, evidence of effective teaching, ability to teach a variety of courses at the undergraduate and graduate level, and possess a commitment to service and scholarship. We seek candidates with a strong commitment to serving the needs of an increasingly diverse, multicultural, and technology-focused 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 and graduate courses in the area of sport law, legal issues in sport, compliance, ethics, and governance. The courses may be delivered on campus, off campus, or potentially online. Undergraduate and graduate 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 securing research funding. Maintain awareness of current research trends and topics associated with Sport Management and Recreation and Sport Administration.
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 OR hold a Juris Doctorate with prior experience working in the sport industry.
- Articulate a well-defined research agenda in the area of Sport Management, Sport Administration, or Sport Law with the potential for extramural funding.
- Experience teaching in higher education in both traditional and online formats.
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Persons with disabilities, who need reasonable accommodations to participate in the application and/or selection process, should notify the office of Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action/University ADA Services (EEO) at (270) 745- 5121, a minimum of five working days in advance.