Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Sponsorship opportunities at NASSS

Conference Advertising, Sponsorship and Exhibits
 
NASSS Annual Conference
 
Hilton Tampa Downtown
Tampa Bay, Florida, USA, November 2 - 5, 2016
 
Thank you for your interest in advertising, sponsoring and/or exhibiting at the Annual Conference of the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport to be held November 2-5 at the Hilton Tampa Downtown.

The NASSS Annual Conference is an ideal venue for publishers and college and university programs to promote their products and services to North America’s largest annual gathering of sport sociologists. In 2015, NASSS drew more than 300 attendees from over a dozen countries when the conference was hosted in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Our conference routinely hosts more than 300 attendees. In addition to sport sociologists, NASSS attracts researchers, teachers, and students from the fields of sport studies, management, history, psychology, cultural studies, sociology and anthropology. The conference is thus an ideal means of promoting books, journals, films, and other materials for classroom adoption and library purchase. Advertising and sponsoring events in the conference program book and at the conference are also ideal ways to promote academic programs, fellowships, grants, and job opportunities.

The deadline for receipt of advertisements, sponsorship opportunities and exhibit space reservations is October 1, 2016. Reservations are made using the Advertiser / Sponsorship / Exhibitor Reservation Form. All reservations must be accompanied by full payment in the form of a U.S. dollar check or money order made out to NASSS. Do not hesitate to contact Maureen Smith, the Conference Director, at: smithmm@csus.edu if you have any questions.


Advertising in the Program
The NASSS program is distributed as part of the registration fee to conference attendees. The program includes details of conference sessions, maps of the hotel, and announcements about special events. It is a constant resource to NASSS members not only at the annual meeting but also throughout the year. NASSS members peruse the advertising section in the program for current information on publications in their areas of interest, to create shopping lists for the book exhibit, and to identify programs and grants for which they may be eligible.
Advertising Rates (Prices in US dollars)
Back cover, color: $500
Back cover, black and white: $400
Inside front or back cover, black and white: $250
Full page, black and white: $150
Half page, black and white: $100
Quarter page, black and white: $50
 
Advertising Specs
The Program size is 8.5” by 11”. Ads should be submitted at the proper size in pdf format. Under options for the pdf’s resolution, the setting should be 300dpi. All pages must have 3mm bleed. Please e-mail the electronic copy of your ad as an attachment to Brian Gearity at Brian.Gearity@du.edu. Contents of advertisements are subject to approval by NASSS.
To reserve advertising space, complete the Advertiser and Exhibitor Form and submit it along with your advertisement and full payment by *October 1, 2016*

Please contact Brian Gearity at Brian.Gearity@du.edu to reserve your space in the NASSS 2016 Program.



Sponsoring NASSS Events

NASSS provides numerous events for sponsorship opportunities, which are all heavily attended. On Wednesday night, an opening reception starts the conference and welcomes conference attendees. On Friday evening a Presidential Reception follows the conference Business meeting. There are also opportunities to sponsor the Alan Ingham Lecture, the Presidential Address or the Graduate Student Luncheon. We welcome sponsorship of these events to be recognized in the program and during the conference. Sponsorship will include inclusion of your logo associated with the event, plus a full page advertisement in the program.
 
Sponsorship Rates (Prices in US Dollars)
 
Opening reception: $2,000
Presidential reception: $2,000
Alan Ingham Lecture: $1,000
Graduate student luncheon: $1,000



Exhibiting at NASSS
The NASSS Book Exhibit is a central attraction of the Annual Conference, where publishers and other exhibitors have direct contact with over 300 conference attendees. Their names will be listed in the program and on the website. The exhibit space will be open for two full days, offering ample opportunity to meet with authors to discuss current and future book projects and to speak with conference attendees about how your company’s materials may be best used for teaching and research.
Exhibit Hours
Thursday, November 3, 2016:                               8:00 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.
Friday, November 4, 2016:                                    8:00 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.

Set up/Breakdown (subject to modification)
Set up:       Thursday, November 3, 2016: 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.
Breakdown:      Books on display at NASSS are usually raffled off to members following Friday’s business meeting. Exhibitors who do not wish to donate their books must remove them by 5:00 p.m. on Friday November 5, 2016.
 
Equipment included in rental fee
    One draped 6’ x 30” table and two chairs.
    A carpeted exhibit hall.
This is currently a tabletop exhibit and so exhibitors should plan to bring their own signage.
Prices
The rental fee of $300.00 includes one draped table and two chairs, one complimentary registration, and a discount of 50% on a second table rental. *Please note that there is a reduced registration fee of $50 per additional exhibitor.
 
In order to reserve exhibit space, complete the Advertiser and Exhibitor Reservation Form and submit along with full payment by *October 1, 2016*. Exhibit table location will be determined by the order in which complete reservations, including payment, are received.
Please note that NASSS does not charge publishers for displays of less than five books. A section of the exhibit hall is reserved for displays of books from multiple publishers.
Book Shipping
Please contact Maureen Smith for book shipping instructions at smithmm@csus.edu

Exhibitor Accommodations
NASSS is pleased to announce that the Hilton Tampa Downtown has extended to the NASSS conference the exceptional rate of $159.00 (US) per night, not including taxes. A link to the conference hotel can be located on the NASSS conference website – or email smithmm@csus.edu
 

Advertiser/Sponsor/Exhibitor Reservation Form

NORTH AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR THE SOCIOLOGY OF SPORT
ANNUAL CONFERENCE
 
Hilton Tampa Downtown
Tampa Bay, Florida, USA, November 2-5, 2016

Reservations, Copy, and Payment Deadline: October 1, 2016

     I.         Contact Information
 
Company Name: ________________________________________
 
Address: ____________________________________________________________________
 
URL (to be posted on NASSS website): __________________________________________________
 
Advertising Manager: ________________________     
Advertising Phone: __________________________     
Advertising Fax: ____________________________     
Advertising Email: ___________________________    
 
Exhibits/Sponsor Manager: ________________________
Exhibits/Sponsor Phone: __________________________
Exhibits/Sponsor Fax: ____________________________
Exhibits/Sponsor Email: ___________________________
 
   II.         Order
 
Quantity    Item                                                                                         Price    Total
_______    Back Cover advertisement, color (full page)                           $500    _____
_______    Back Cover ad, black and white (full page)                            $400    _____
_______    Inside Front or Back Cover ad, black and white (full page)    $250     _____
_______    Full Page ad, black and white                                                  $150     _____
_______    Half Page ad, black and white                                                 $100    _____
_______    Quarter Page ad, black and white                                            $50      _____
_______    Alan Ingham Memorial Lecture Sponsorship                         $1,000 _____
_______    Welcome Reception Sponsorship                                            $2,000 _____
_______    Presidential Reception Sponsorship                                        $2,000 _____
_______    Graduate Student Luncheon Sponsorship                               $1,000  _____
_______    Exhibit Table                                                                           $300    _____
_______    Other (i.e., extra registration fee)                                                         _____
                                                                                                TOTAL          _____
Full payment by U.S. dollar check or money order must be included with this form or mailed under separate cover should you wish to fax or email the form. Please make cheques payable to NASSS. 
 
______ Place check here if you are mailing payment under separate cover.
 
______ Place check here if you require an invoice.
 
______Place check here to confirm that you have emailed your advertisements to smithmm@csus.edu
 
III.         Badge Information
 
Enter names as they are to appear on exhibitor badges.  Each exhibiting company will receive one gratis registration for the full conference—please indicate with an asterisk the exhibitor to receive the gratis conference registration.  Additional full conference registrations are available to exhibitors at a cost of $50 per registration—please indicate and pay for those registrations in the ‘Other’ category listed under “Order.”
 
1.     _________________________                            3.    _________________________
 
2.    
_________________________                            4.    _________________________


 IV.         Exhibitor Agreement of Terms
 
Application for exhibit space at the 2015 NASSS Conference indicates the applicant’s willingness to abide by exhibit terms and conditions (below).  Please confirm acceptance of terms and by signing below:

___________________________                                    ___________________________
Signature                                                                           Title
 
___________________________                                    ___________________________
Name (please print)                                                           Date

Friday, June 10, 2016

Conference CFP: Ali in Un/Expected Spaces

University of Turku, Finland
May 17–19, 2017
  
Abstract Deadline: November 1, 2016
Muhammad Ali is frequently described as a transcendent figure in sport, politics, and culture. In scholarship as in popular representations, he has often been depicted as the most important cultural icon of the twentieth century.  With his passing in June 2016, Ali’s limitless impact has been made evident once again. In efforts to pin down the essence of his significance, questions are being raised about the truth and authenticity about Ali’s character, career, and legacy in and out of the ring: Does Ali transcend sport? Does Ali transcend race? Is Ali the Greatest? Yet no singular view or image of Ali can be established. With access to new digitized sources and global perspectives, stories of Ali continue to unfold. 

This symposium, organized by the John Morton Center for North American Studies, will critically assess the multiple discourses, representations, and imagery of Muhammad Ali. The symposium will explore the ways in which Ali appears in un/expected spaces, beyond conventional readings. We are seeking to explore such questions as: What is Ali’s twenty-first century significance? How do we interpret the global meanings of Ali?  Is sport central or peripheral to understanding Ali? Whose voices and choices depict Ali?  How will commemorations change the legacy of Ali? The symposium calls for previously unpublished papers or creative works addressing the varied, often contradictory, meanings and interpretations of Ali: 
·         in the Digital Age
·         in Power Relations
·         in Social Theory
·         in Visual Imagery
·         in Storytelling
·         in the World
·         in Memoriam.
Please email abstracts of 250 words for either paper presentations or creative works, together with a max. 150-word bio, including name, institutional affiliation and position, phone number and postal and email addresses, to jmc@utu.fi by November 1, 2016. For further information, please visit the conference website at:
Organizers: Dr. Benita Heiskanen, email: benita.heiskanen@utu.fi & Dr. Samira Saramo, email: samira.saramo@utu.fi.

Friday, June 03, 2016

Conference reminder: NASSS Abstracts

The count down is on for the final month of abstract submissions! The deadline for submission is JUNE 30th (http://www.nasss.org/conference/2016-conference/call-for-abstracts/ )
 
Please note that you have a few choices as to the type of submission to which you submit (panel, paper presentations & roundtables). Please be sure to read the session descriptions (found here: http://www.nasss.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/NASSS-2016-CFA.pdf ) to be certain your submission fits with the session.

Job posting: Towson University (Lecturer, Sports Management/Kinesiology)

Lecturer, Sports Management
Department of Kinesiology
College of Health Professions
CHP-N-2960L
Position:
The College of Health Professions invites applications for a non-tenure track, 10-month Lecturer
position in the Department of Kinesiology beginning August, 2016.
Qualifications:
Master's degree in Physical Cultural Studies, Sociocultural Kinesiology, Sociology of Sport or
related fields. Ability to teach and research in an institution of higher education in the related
areas of physical cultural studies and sport management. Willingness to engage in service
learning projects and community partnerships as part of research and teaching agenda. An
established record of excellent teaching in higher education.
Responsibilities:
Teach four 3 credit courses per semester. Teach courses primarily at the undergraduate level.
Teach core classes within Sport Management/Physical Cultural Studies. Advise undergraduate
students in the department. Contribute to the service missions of the department, college and
university. Contribute to professional activities in the discipline.
Towson University:
Towson University (www.towson.edu<http://www.towson.edu/>) was founded in 1866, is recognized by U. S. News and
World Reports as one of the top public universities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, is
Baltimore's largest university, and is the largest public, comprehensive institution in the
University of Maryland System. TU enrolls over 18,000 undergraduates and approaching 4,000
graduate students across six academic colleges (business, education, fine arts, health professions,
liberal arts, science & mathematics), has over 865 full-time faculty, and offers more than 65
bachelor's, 45 master's, and 5 doctoral programs. Our centrally located campus sits on 330
rolling green acres and is 10 miles north of Baltimore, 45 miles north of Washington D.C., and
95 miles south of Philadelphia.
Application Process:
Review of applications begins immediately and continues until position is filled. Send a letter of
application, curriculum vitae, transcript(s); and letters of references with contact information
(name, address, email, phone number) for at least three professional references to:
Jennifer L. Metz
Assistant Professor of Sport Management
Department of Kinesiology
Towson University
8000 York Road
Towson, MD 21252-0001
Phone:410-704-3166
E-mail: jmetz@towson.edu<mailto:jmetz@towson.edu>
A Criminal Background Investigation is required for the hired candidate and the results may
impact employment.
Please be sure to visit http://www.towson.edu/odeo/employmentlresources/data.html to
complete a voluntary on-line applicant data form. The information you provide will inform the
university's affirmative action plan and is for statistical-related purposes only. The
information will not be used for any other purpose. Please note that the search number for
which you have applied is: CHP-N-2960L.
Towson University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and has a strong
institutional commitment to diversity. Women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans
are encouraged to apply

Job posting: Townson University (TT, Sport Management/Kinesiology)

Assistant Professor, Sports Management
Department of Kinesiology
College of Health Professions
CHP-N-2957
Position:
The College of Health Professions invites applications for a tenure-track, 10-month Assistant
Professor position in Sports Management specializing in Physical Cultural Studies and Sociocultural
aspects of sports in the Department of Kinesiology beginning August 2016.
Qualifications:
Earned doctorate with a research component in an area of Physical Cultural Studies, Sociocultural
Kinesiology. 3-5 years of full-time collegiate teaching experience in the related areas of
physical cultural studies and sport history. Evidence of excellent teaching in higher education.
An established record of teaching writing-intensive courses. Established scholarly activity
including peer-reviewed publications; with the potential for external funding. Strongly preferred
willingness to engage in service learning projects and community partnerships as part of research
and teaching agenda. Demonstrated success in working with diverse populations.
Responsibilities:
Faculty assigned an instructional workload of six (6) course units per academic year for the first
year. Beginning the second year the workload reverts back to the standard instructional workload
of seven to eight (7-8) course units. Teach courses primarily at the undergraduate level in
physical cultural studies and sport history including theory and writing intensive courses.
Conduct scholarly activities including publications in peer-reviewed journals and seek external
funding. Advise undergraduate students in the department and contribute to the service missions
of the department, college and university.
Towson University:
Towson University (www.towson.edu) was founded in 1866, is recognized by U.S. News and
World Reports as one of the top public universities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, is
Baltimore's largest university, and is the largest public, comprehensive institution in the
University of Maryland System. TU enrolls over 18,000 undergraduates and approaching 4,000
graduate students across six academic colleges (business, education, fine arts, health professions,
liberal arts, science& mathematics), has over 865 full-time faculty, and offers more than 65
bachelor's, 45 master's, and 5 doctoral programs. Our centrally located campus sits on 330
rolling green acres and is 10 miles north of Baltimore, 45 miles north of Washington D.C., and
95 miles south of Philadelphia.
Application Process:
Review of applications begins immediately and continue until the position is filled. To assure
full consideration, please send a letter of application, vita and the names and contact information
(including telephone numbers and email addresses) of three current references to:
Jennifer L. Metz
Assistant Professor of Sport Management
Department of Kinesiology
Towson University
8000 York Road
Towson, MD 21252
Phone: 410-704-3166
E-mail: jmetz@towson.edu
A Criminal Background Investigation is required for the hired candidate and the results may
impact employment.
Please be sure to visit http://www.towson.edu/odeo/employmentlresources/data.html to
complete a voluntary on-line applicant data form. The information you provide will inform the
university's affirmative action plan and is for statistical-related purposes only. The
information will not be used for any other purpose. Please note that the search number for
which you have applied is: CHP-N-2957.
Towson University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and has a strong
institutional commitment to diversity. Women, minorities, persons with dis

Monday, November 16, 2015

CFP: The 14th Annual Macintosh Sociology of Sport Conference

Call for Papers

THE 14th ANNUAL MACINTOSH SOCIOLOGY OF SPORT CONFERENCE

Saturday, January 16, 2016, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario

The School of Kinesiology and Health Studies at Queen’s University would like to invite all those interested in socio-cultural studies of sport and exercise to our annual day conference, held in the memory of our colleague Dr. Donald Macintosh.

The conference programme will consist of several sessions of graduate student presentations, a catered lunch, and the annual Donald Macintosh Memorial Lecture, which will be given this year by Dr. Parissa Safai, Associate Professor in the School of Kinesiology and Health Science at York University. Dr. Safai’s research interests focus on the critical study of sport at the intersection of risk, health and healthcare including the social determinants of athletes’ health.  Her research also centres sport and social inequality with particular attention to the impact of gender, socio-economic, and ethnocultural inequities on accessible physical activity for all. Her work has been published in the Sociology of Sport Journal, the International Review for the Sociology of SportSport History Review and the Canadian Bulletin of Medical History/Bulletin canadien
d'histoire de la médicine. She is a member of the editorial board of the Sociology of Sport Journal and the Sport Canada Sport Participation Research Initiative Advisory Committee.

Graduate students who would like to present their work at the conference should send 250-word abstracts or proposals for roundtable discussions or posters to Samantha King (kingsj@queensu.ca) by December 16, 2015. We are looking for presentations of works-in-progress, as well as presentations of completed research.

In selecting papers for the conference, priority will be given to students who submit independent research and who are first-time Macintosh presenters; second priority will be given to students who submit research as part of a faculty research team and who are first-time Macintosh presenters; third priority will be given to return Macintosh presenters. All applicants will be given the option to present their research in the form of a poster.

Kingston is accessible by VIA rail or bus. It is a two hour and 45 minute drive from downtown Toronto or downtown Montreal. It is a two-hour drive from Ottawa and a one-hour drive from Watertown, New York. Registration fees are $30 for faculty and mm$20 for students.

For information or to add your name to our email list, please write to Sarah Barnes (sarah.barnes@queensu.ca)

CFP: 2016 National Coaching Conference

CALL FOR PROPOSALS
2016 National Coaching Conference June 21-23, 2016University of Washington, Huskie Stadium Seattle, Washington

The United States Coaching Coalition (USOC, NCAA, NFHS, SHAPE America and NSCA) is pleased to announce the call for programs for the 2016 National Coaching Conference in Seattle, Washington. The National Coaching Conference brings together coaches, coach developers and sport science researchers for the enrichment of coaching and sport. Our site host this year will be the University of Washington, Center for Leadership in Athletics and all programming will take place at Husky Stadium.
The theme for the 2016 National Coaching Conference is The Practical Application of Sport Sciences and Best Practices in Coaching and Coach Education. The program will feature practical application of research-based coaching information and best practice models that demonstrate the integration of sport science knowledge related to athlete and coach well-being, development and performance at all levels of sport from participation through peak performance.
The goal of the National Coaching Conference is to highlight PRACTICAL information that coaches and coach educators and developers can hear and use in practice immediately.
The call for programs is intended for original research, collaborative work and educational purposes. Sales programs, services related programs or similar type programming should not be submitted through this format. Individuals and organizations interested in presenting for-sale products and services related to the conference audience are invited to inquire about sponsorship and presentation opportunities at the conference by sending an email to ncc@mail.wvu.edu
PROPOSAL SUBMISSION STEPS
Step 1: Lead Author Contact Information
Step 2a & 2b: Solo or Multiple Authorship - If applicable, provide co-author information Step 3: Session Title
Step 4: Presentation Type 
(where applicable)*
Research to Practice Lecture – program submission that discuses original applied research or best practices in application work- indicate a 15 or 30 minute length preference
Workshop programs should involve the audience in an interactive learning experience – 60 minutes
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Panel Discussion – program should provide an opportunity to explore multiple expert views across a topic. Submitting author should clarify both the theme and proposed panel members. Panel members do not need to be declared as program co-authors and do not need to be confirmed at the time of the submission - 60 minute
Interactive Poster – programs will be presented in a traditional conference poster format and authors will participate in an interactive poster presentation with each poster within a themed session having 5-7 minutes to discuss the application of their work and to participate in a moderated discussion related to the theme.
* Authors are invited to submit their preferred session type and time length where applicable. Please note that abstracts may be offered acceptance of a different type or length selected based on programming needs.
Step 5: Program Track – Of the three programmatic tracks, a) coach, b) coach educator/developer and c) sport scientist, please rank order the audience you feel your presentation most applies to with #1 being the primary audience
Step 6: Abstract 300 word maximum, do not include any author information or the program title in the abstract
Step 7a, b & c: Learning Outcomes Please indicate three objectives that individuals would learn in coming to your session
Step 7d: Please indicate how this information can be used in practice or competition. This information needs to be presented within the program.
Step 8: Special Accommodations Please indicate if there are any room set up needs or special accommodations required. Due to the size of the program, presentation day and or time requests cannot be considered. Submitting authors are expected to be free to present June 21-23, 2016. Power point presentation resources (room laptops, screens and projectors) will be provided.
Additional Abstract Submission Notes:
  •  Only electronic submissions received prior to 11:59pm Eastern Time on Friday November 20, 2015 will be considered.
  •  Submissions must be complete in order to be considered in the review process.
  •  Individuals may be a part of as many submitted proposals for the 2016 program as they wish, however, in an effort to provide a diverse and rich program, we ask that individuals submit no more than one (1) program abstract as the lead presenter.
  •  Based on proposal submission volume and program space, authors submitting proposals may be offered an opportunity to present in an alternative format than they request.
  •  Authors will be notified of proposal acceptance by January 15, 2016. It is the lead author’s responsibility to notify co-authors.
  •  Those submitting proposals are expected to be available to present June 21-23, 2016. Special accommodations to present at a particular day and/or time will not be considered.
  •  Exact date and time of accepted presentations will be provided as soon as possible after acceptances are returned.
  •  Authors of accepted abstracts are responsible for their own travel and accommodation fees. No honorarium or compensation for presentation are provided for authors of submitted abstracts.
  •  All authors of an accepted abstract who attend the conference, must pay the conference registration fee (one day or full conference registration).
  •  The completed conference program schedule will be provided by the start of February 2016 to assist in travel planning.
Conference Tracks
The Coach Track
Proposals submitted for inclusion in this track should appeal to coaches at the various levels of sport participation - youth through elite. Each session should provide practical application of evidence-based practice that coaches will be able to add to their “Coaches Toolbox” while simultaneously demonstrating the level of activity, skill development, competition, etc. appropriate for the identified level of play.
The Coach Educator/Developer Track
Proposals submitted for inclusion in this track should appeal to sport program administrators, coach educators/developers, and/or academic coach educators. Sessions should reflect one of the following: (a) current research on coach development, (b) paths of coach development across sport, gender, and/or competitive level, or (c) critical topics in coach education. The sessions should provide information that directly relates to the National Standards for Sport Coaches (NASPE, 2006) or the International Sport Coaching Framework (ICCE, 2013) and clearly demonstrates how to develop and deliver programs and resources that are beneficial to coaches.
The Sport Scientist Track
Proposals submitted for inclusion in this track should appeal to coaches, coach educators/developers, sport program administrators and/or sport scientists. These sessions should include original research or new application of sport science knowledge for the enhancement of sport learning and performance among defined athletic populations.
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MEANS OF SUBMISSION
Completed session proposals must be submitted electronically http://wvu.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_5hjyu0E1YVG96Yd]
Session proposals MUST be received by 11:59pm Eastern Standard Time on Friday, November 20, 2015. Receipt of session proposal will be confirmed via email within 5 working days of submission. Please note: it is imperative to have all speaker information – notification of acceptance is dependent on accurate speaker information.
If you have any questions regarding the conference or submission process, please contact us at NCC@mail.wvu.edu

Thursday, November 12, 2015

CFP: Women’s Soccer in the United States - Special Issue Sport in Society

Special Issue: Women’s Soccer in the United States


Focus and Topics

The U.S. Women’s National Team victory in the 2015 Women’s World Cup brought heightened attention to women’s soccer in the United States. As Andrei Markovits and Stephen Hellerman argue, soccer occupies a space of “exceptionalism” in the United States, emerging as a top participation sport among girls and women precisely because of the sport’s historical marginalization from the institutional center of men’s elite sport.
Yet the growth of U.S. women’s soccer has also been both a cause and effect of its cultural ties to white, heterosexual, middle class suburban families. Women’s soccer is thus a site where complex and intersectional identities, meanings, and inequalities are forged and contested. 

This special issue of Sport in Society seeks to investigate the development and status of women’s soccer in the United States, exploring how the sport’s historical origins in the United States inform its play at the elite level. It looks to explore a range of issues, including:

·         The organization of the women’s game and organizational challenges in the U.S.
·         Implications of growing commodification and corporatization
·         The relationships between women’s soccer and feminisms
·         Quantity and quality of media coverage across both traditional or mainstream and online or digital platforms
·         Constructions of and challenges to gender, racial, class and sexual stratification
·         The position of U.S. soccer within the global women’s game.

Manuscript Submissions

Prospective contributors should send abstracts to the Special Issue Editor no later than 15 December 2015. Feedback will be sent in January 2016. Full manuscripts should be submitted by 15 June 2016 at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/fcss. In the submission process, authors should note submission for the special issue in a cover letter.

Manuscripts should be 7000-8000 words (inclusive of references, endnotes, tables, and figures) and follow the Instructions for Authors. All manuscripts will be subject to peer review under the supervision of the Special Issue Editor and Editor-in-Chief. Expressions of interest, abstracts for consideration, and questions may be directed to the Special Issue Editor Rachel Allison at rallison@soc.msstate.edu.


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Guest Editor: Rachel Allison, Mississippi State University

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

JOB: Tenure/Tenure-Track Full-Time Chair - California State University

Department of Kinesiology and Health Science
Tenure/Tenure-Track Full-Time Chair #101485

California State University, Sacramento, seeks to hire a qualified person to serve as full time Chair of the Department of Kinesiology and Health Science. The new Chair will have an excellent opportunity to shape the future direction of a dynamic multidisciplinary department. The Department of Kinesiology and Health Science is looking for an individual with a documented record of academic innovation and progressive leadership. The Department of Kinesiology and Health Science is part of the College of Health and Human Services. The Department offers Bachelor of Science degrees in Kinesiology, Health Science, and Athletic Training. A Master of Science is also available and offers two concentrations of study (Exercise Science and Movement Studies). The successful candidate must qualify for retreat rights as a faculty member in Kinesiology (Athletic Training, Exercise Science, or Physical Education) or Health Science (Community Health Education, Health Care Administration, or Occupational Health & Safety).

Applications are only accepted through the Sacramento State jobs website. For full vacancy announcement, including application procedures, please see: http://www.csus.edu/about/employment/

The review of applications begins November 30, 2015, and will continue until the position is filled.

Address questions only to: Dr. Michael Wright, Search Committee Chair, Phone 916-278-5689; or email: wrightm@csus.edu

AA/EEO. Clery Act Statistics available. Mandated reporter requirements. Criminal background check required.

CFP: Engaging the Field: Sport in Under-Resourced, Underdeveloped, and Conflict Regions - Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health

Engaging the Field: Sport in Under-Resourced, Underdeveloped, and Conflict Regions

There have been concomitant calls for increased rigour in sport for development and peace (SDP) research and cautions against neocolonial approaches that may subjugate knowledge. To address these concerns, this special issue calls for research that considers the impacts of SDP programmes as well as the role of sport as it naturally occurs in under-resourced, underdeveloped, and conflict regions. Of particular interest is research that is methodologically diverse, innovative, and engages with athletes, coaches, and community stakeholders (e.g., teachers, police officers, pastors, government leaders) to better understand the meaning they ascribe to sport, their sport experiences, and their perceptions of the role of sport in promoting (or obstructing) development and peace. Additional topics might include, but are not limited to, the use of sport in social movements, sport experiences of those connected to gender-based violence (victims and perpetrators), and the meaning and role of sport after a disaster or terrorist activity in community response and rebuilding.

Submission instructions

Papers must be submitted to the Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health ScholarOne site. Submissions must be received by 31st March 2016, with final versions due on 31st July 2016.

Full ‘Instructions for authors’ can be found under the ‘Authors and submissions’ tab here.

Editorial information