Wednesday, October 15, 2014

JOB: Management Studies at California University of Pennsylvania

California University of Pennsylvania
250 University Avenue
California, PA
www.calu.edu

Job Title:  Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Sport Management Studies 

Position Type/Salary: This is a tenure-track faculty appointment in the department of Exercise Science and Sport Studies

Rank and salary are competitive and commensurate with academic preparation and experience. An excellent fringe benefits package is included.


Job Summary/Basic Function: Teaching, advisement and assessment of students enrolled in the Sport Management Studies Program. Ability to teach within the several foundational and core competency areas of Sport Management. Participate in curriculum revision, internship screening/selection and other scholarly and service activities typically expected of faculty members.  The faculty member will also advise Sport Management majors, engage in professional and scholarly activities (such as seeking external funding to support research interests, facility upgrades, research initiatives/publication, and outreach programs), and other university/community service activities typically expected of faculty members.

The successful applicant must be capable of and committed to teaching, community service and outreach, and to scholarship.  Successful applicant will also have experience working with diverse populations. Additional responsibilities include involvement with departmental, college-wide, and university committees. Also, in accordance with the terms of the collective bargaining agreement between the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education and APSCUF, the successful applicant might be assigned to perform work at off-campus sites, in the evening/weekend college and/or provide instruction through distance education.


Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:  Candidates should possess educationally supported proficiency in sport management/administration or closely related discipline prior to appointment date; and recent and ongoing practical experience in sport management.  Practical experience is defined as administrative functions as opposed to being a participant. A valid driver’s license is required in order to operate university vehicles.

In order to be a leading applicant in this search, in addition to the aforementioned requirements, the applicant minimally must be fluent in the English language, be able to communicate well, demonstrate outstanding potential for excellence in teaching through a successful interview and/or classroom demonstration and be experienced in the use of innovative curricular approaches that are student-centered, inquiry-based, and hands-on oriented.


Minimum of Education and Training:  Doctorate required, but applicants in the final stage of completing their terminal degree who will earn the degree prior to the start date are encouraged to apply.  Higher education classroom teaching experience is strongly recommended.   


Special Instructions to Applicants: Candidates selected for an on-campus interview will be asked to demonstrate their teaching proficiency during a teaching demonstration.  The topic for the teaching demonstration will be presented to the candidates prior to the on-campus interview.  Sufficient preparation time will be granted.  Deadline date for submission of applications is December 1, 2014.
Applications accepted only online at https://careers.calu.edu/. Physical resumes are not accepted.

To be considered, applicants must submit the following: full curriculum vitae; official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended; letter of application highlighting the applicant’s qualifications and teaching interests; brief statements describing teaching philosophy; and the names, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three current references who have knowledge of the applicant’s abilities. References will be checked. Background clearances are required and will be conducted on applicants being considered.

Unofficial transcripts are acceptable for application, but official transcripts will be required for applicants being considered and due at the point of face-to-face on-campus interviews.

Veterans claiming preference should submit a copy of their DD214 to the Office of Social Equity, 250 University Avenue, Box 9, California, PA 15419.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

CFP: The Black Student-Athlete: Challenges and Opportunities

The Black Student-Athlete: Challenges and Opportunities
Summit at the University of Texas at Austin
Hosted by the African American Male Research Initiative
January 7-9, 2015

The African American Male Research Initiative and the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement at the University of Texas at Austin invite you to The Black Student-Athlete: Challenges and Opportunities, a three-day summit from January 7-9, 2015, in Austin, Texas. The summit is a three-day gathering to openly examine and candidly discuss the numerous and complex issues surrounding the black student-athlete. Scholars, coaches, conference commissioners, athletic directors, academic advisors, student affairs professionals, principals, present and former student-athletes, journalists, and others are invited. This is a “must-attend” event for anyone involved in the life of the Black student-athlete. This summit constitutes the most comprehensive national forum on issues related to the black experience within amateur athletics.
Professionals – $240 (includes all fees)
Students – $100 (includes all fees)
Conference Lodging is available at:
ATT Executive Education and Conference Center
1900 University Ave, Austin, TX 78705
(512) 404-3600
Room Rate $179 per night
Please call to make your reservation before December 19, 2014.

Call for Papers

The call for proposals is now open and we invite you to submit a proposal for consideration based upon the theme. The Black Student-Athlete Summit offers you the opportunity to share your knowledge, scholarship, and expertise, which will advance the critical discussion around these very important issues. We welcome presentations that can be implemented to improve the experiences of the black student-athlete.
Our summit will have a “Ted Talk” feel. Presentations will be 12 minutes with a question and answer session after each series of presenters.

Presentation Ideas

The following questions should help guide your presentation:
  • What is a controversy in your field that a general audience would understand as it relates to the African American student-athlete?
  • What is a common misconception that you would like to clear up?
  • Why is this idea important, and to whom?
  • How did you carry out or implement this idea?
  • Why is this topic important to the future of the African American student-athlete?

Conference Schedule

January 7 
7:00 p.m.        Opening Keynote
8:00 p.m.        Reception and Networking
Gabriel’s Sports Bar at the ATT Center
January 8
8:00 a.m.        Breakfast at the ATT Center
9:30 a.m.        Session 1
10:45 a.m.      Session 2
12:00 p.m.      Lunch at the ATT Center
1:30 p.m.        Session 3
2:45  p.m.       Session 4
4:00 p.m.       Panel Discussion
5:30 p.m.       Dinner
8:00 p.m.       Reception/Networking
January 9
8:00 a.m.        Breakfast
9:00 a.m.        Town Hall Meeting: “Where Do We Go From Here”
10:30 a.m.      Departure

CONFERENCE: Sport for Social Change - Drexel Sport Management Student Union

Sport for Social Change Conference
Drexel Sport Management Student Union

Thursday, November 13, 2014
6:00pm
Mitchell Auditorium, Bossone Research Enterprise Center
(south side of Market Street between 31st and 32nd Street)

A Conversation with Sonny Vaccaro:
Reflections on Life After O’Bannon v. the NCAA

Moderated by Tom Farrey, ESPN reporter and director of the
Aspen Institute Sport and Society Program 


Friday, November 14, 2014
Paul Peck Problem Solving Center, Academic Bistro, 6th Floor

9:45am – Welcome Remarks
10:00am – Tom Farrey, ESPN reporter and director of the Aspen Institute Sport and Society Program
            Topic:  The Aspen Institute’s Project Play & Promotion of Physical Literacy
11:00am – Sonny Vaccaro, former marketing executive and college athlete advocate
            Topic:  College Sport At A Crossroads:  Perspectives on the Demise of NCAA         
12:00pm – Lunch
1:00pm – Suzan Shown Harjo – Washington R-Word, Racial politics in sport
Title:  The Washington R-Word:  Racial Politics, Legal Challenges & Social Harms
2:00pm – Sustainability Movement and Food in Sport Organizations Panel (speaker confirmations   pending)
2:50pm – Closing Remarks
3:00pm – Closing Reception and Networking Event


This event is free and open to the public.

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

JOB: Head of School of Sport and Exercise at Massey University (NZ)

Head of School of Sport and Exercise (A297-14CF)
Office of the Pro Vice-Chancellor - Health, College of HealthThe College of Health at Massey University seeks a dynamic, visionary leader to inspire and manage the continued expansion and path to excellence of its School of Sport and Exercise.
Location:Palmerston North or Wellington
Term of Contract:Permanent
Salary Package:Professor/Associate Professor (view academic salary information)
Closing Date:30 November 2014
Additional Information:Credit History Check Form.pdf
Criminal Convictions Form.pdf

Office of the Pro Vice-Chancellor - Health 
Permanent, Full-time 
We will begin reviewing applications on November 30, 2014 and continue until a suitable candidate has been identified. Please forward an academic CV, a detailed cover letter highlighting how your background fits the criteria described above, and a one to two page statement outlining your vision for what a 21st Century School of Sport and Exercise should look like. 
Job description
Purpose statement
Responsible to
Key accountabilities
The Head of School will be responsible and accountable to the Pro Vice-Chancellor and shall:
1. Provide leadership in research, teaching, professional and community service with the objective of encouraging excellence and achieving national and international recognition.
2. As a member of the College’s Executive Group, assist the Pro Vice-Chancellor to achieve the goals of the University and College and to assist in the effective, efficient management of the resources of the College.
3. Negotiate with the Pro Vice-Chancellor and external agencies over the resources required to implement the College’s vision, mission and goals.
4. Promote the University’s values of a high standard of professionalism; focus on the needs of students and other clients; collegiality; integrity; quality teaching, research and community service.
5. Contribute to the overall academic well-being and management of the University and College through advice and participation in committees and working groups, and undertake other duties as directed by the Pro Vice-Chancellor.
Section B: School Responsibilities
The Head of School will be responsible for:
1. In consultation with staff, the development, implementation and annual review of the strategic direction of the School that is consistent with the College and University strategy. Activities and target performance levels will be consistent with available resources and acceptable to the Pro Vice-Chancellor.
2. Achieving a commitment by staff of the School to the School’s strategic direction.
3. The optimal use of human, financial and physical resources allocated to the School, in accordance with the College’s planning documents and the School’s strategic direction.
4. The development and promotion of the School as a place of international repute in which to study, research and work and with which to collaborate.
5. The establishment and maintenance of effective links with professional and community bodies and other external organisations to promote the activities and objectives of the School.
6. The encouragement of initiatives that seek external funding for the development of research in the School.
7. The promotion of the well-being of staff and students of the School.
8. Personally, or by acceptable methods of delegation, the management of the staff and resources of the School in accordance with University and College policies and procedures giving particular attention to:
(a) Commitment to the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi;
(b) Human resources policies on appointment, promotion, career development including the capacity for academic leadership, equal employment opportunities, equal educational opportunities, the handling of complaints, grievance and harassment procedures;
(c) Performance Review and Planning;
(d) The development and presentation of teaching materials, and oversight of measures for quality assurance;
(e) The conformity of all teaching, research and other activities to the law and the requirements of Massey University’s codes of ethics;
(f) Financial budgeting procedures and accountability;
(g) Timelines in responding to reporting requirements and requests for information; and
(h) Responsibilities as Chief Examiner, including compliance with guidelines, and ensuring consistency of examination procedures and grade distribution within the School.
9. In carrying out the above duties, the Head of School will be accountable for Key Performance Indicators for the School and College as specified under the University’s Investment Plan.
Section C: Personal Responsibilities
As a senior member of the academic staff of the College, and in addition to the duties and responsibilities of leadership and management, the Head of School will be expected to maintain excellence in research and teaching, professional and community service, including but not restricted to:
1. Contributing actively to the academic functions of the School by remaining involved in research and/or teaching in her/his own specialty area(s) and by supervising, guiding and promoting the academic development of staff and postgraduate students, insofar as those activities may be accommodated within the overall management arrangements within the School;
2. Contributing to meeting the administrative needs of the University, internally and externally, by participating in boards, committees, working parties, groups and offices as may be required or approved from time-to-time by the Pro Vice-Chancellor;
3. Promoting programme, School, College and/or University academic and professional interests by serving government, community, professional, educational or other organisations in external capacities which utilise specialist academic and technological knowledge, skills and other expertise, as approved from time-to-time by the Pro Vice-Chancellor;
4. Undertake other duties as directed by the Pro Vice-Chancellor.
Heads of Schools will report annually to the Pro Vice-Chancellor on all aspects of her/his responsibilities, as outlined, and on the performance of their School.
Person specification
Qualifications
Experience
Experience in financial management, budgetary planning and resources management (including human resources and capital).
Skills, Knowledge, Abilities, Personal Attributes, Behaviours, Competencies
Demonstrated collegiality in academic teaching, research and service environment appropriate to the level of appointment.
Demonstrated record of academic leadership.
Demonstrated record of consultation and consensus building.
Ability to identify, recruit and mentor staff.
Ability and commitment to provide constructive feedback on staff performance.
Can anticipate future consequences and trends.
Ability to assess and manage risk and opportunity.
Excellent initiative, judgement, decision-making and change management.
Has a strong research ethos to lift the research performance of staff.
Excellent interpersonal skills, particularly with colleagues, staff, students and external stakeholders.
A clear communicator, both written and oral.
Ability to initiate and implement strategic relationships with external funders, employers, and industries.
Acts with integrity and within a clear ethical framework.
Below is the MANAGERIAL LEADERSHIP CAPIBILITY (COMPETENCY) FRAMEWORK for Heads of Schools/Institutes/Departments
1. Strategic Agility
• Contributes to, leads and clearly articulates Massey’s Vision & core purpose.
• Understands the impact of national and global trends on the University.
• Understands and develops strategy.
• Creates a compelling context, purpose and vision for the Team and work area.
• Talks about possibilities.
• Deals with ambiguity, can operate effectively when ideas, situations, potential pathways and decisions are not clear.
• Tolerates conditions of uncertainty and change
• Understands business functions.
• Anticipates future trends
• Seeks business intelligence to inform strategic decisions
• Uses knowledge of market forces and business intelligence to inform, generate and assess potential scenarios and courses of action
• Actively seeks multiple data and makes sense of complex information
• Identifies and effectively manages risk.
2. Creates a compelling plan, sets priorities, is productive & results oriented
• Takes personal responsibility for the outputs and outcomes of the group.
• Develops and aligns business plans with the University’s strategies and goals.
• Leads organisational change.
• Balances long and short-term objectives.
• Plans and organises activities and milestones.
• Schedules and monitors workflow, monitors performance against the plan and evaluates results.
• Uses resources effectively and efficiently.
• Establishes stretch goals for staff.
• Monitors and acknowledges performance.
3. Demonstrates Courage, Perseverance and Resilience
• Is optimistic and maintains a positive attitude, even under pressure.
• Adjusts to change positively.
• Readily takes on challenges.
• Is respectful, open and honest and lets people know where they stand.
• Steps up and handles tough issues.
• Champions decisions and ideas even though they may be unpopular or ‘not the way we do things here’.
• Provides timely constructive feedback to others.
• Perseveres, overcomes setbacks and bounces back from tough situations.
• Pursues projects and goals to completions.
• Is resourceful and confident under pressure.
• Strives to accomplish goals and objectives despite encountering obstacles and setbacks.
• Knows personal strengths, limits and recognises areas for development.
• Reflects on and learns from experience and gains insight from mistakes.
• Proactively manages stress and wellbeing.
4. Encourages and actively fosters innovation & creativity
• Encourages idea generation and new ways of doing things explores creative ideas with others.
• Seeks to understand different perspectives.
• Encourages mindstorming and brainstorming activity within the team.
• Seeks creative solutions to identified problems.
• Nurtures innovation.
• Sponsors and promotes initiative and action.
• Identifies and seizes opportunities and takes action.
• Credits others for their ideas and contributions.
• Encourages & supports organisational learning.
5. Makes quality decisions in a timely manner
• Makes good decisions based on relevant information (situation, circumstances, cost, policy implications, procedures, and considers the risks).
• Anticipates the consequences.
• Generates alternative courses of action.
• Makes quick decisions, even under pressure or with incomplete information.
• Communicates decisions and takes action.
• Takes personal responsibility for decisions and actions.
6. Communicates powerfully & prolifically
• Represents the University in a professional and positive manner.
• Creates an inclusive work environment and team spirit where diverse backgrounds, experiences, cultures and perspectives are valued.
• Builds and maintains constructive and effective relationships. based on mutual respect.
• Builds rapport easily and relates comfortably with diverse groups of people and cultures.
• Is comfortable and uses multiple modes of communication to keep in touch (e.g. face to face, groups/teams, video-conferencing, skype, written communication, telephone etc.)
• Regularly involves others in communication, seeks ideas, input and feedback.
• Inspires, listens and encourages others to share their views.
• Is sensitive to personal and situational cues and adjusts communication style and behaviour to accommodate.
• Is persuasive and can present a compelling case for action.
• Is assertive without being aggressive, diplomatic and tactful.
• Negotiates skilfully in tough situations.
• Provides timely information and ongoing constructive feedback.
• Responds to requests, emails and phone calls in a timely manner.
Additional Pre-employment Checks
Requirement to pass a Credit History Check performed by Veda Advantage Personal Information Services. In addition, there is a requirement to pass a 'No Asset Procedure (NAP)' Credit History Check performed through the Insolvency and Trustee Service, Ministry of Economic Development.


Position Overview
The College of Health at Massey University seeks a dynamic, visionary leader to inspire and manage the continued expansion and path to excellence of its School of Sport and Exercise (www.massey.ac.nz/massey/learning/colleges/college-of-health/school-of-sport-and-exercise/school-of-sport-and-exercise_home.cfm). 
You have a demonstrated history of teambuilding, excellence, creativity and leadership as an academic. You are adept at inspiring, mentoring, and managing colleagues to achieve research and teaching success, as well as building effective external relationships with sporting organisations, funders, and other stakeholders. You are a strategic visionary with a successful track record of consensus building and “getting things done on time and on budget”. You bring a broad understanding of sport and exercise and enjoy working in a multi-disciplinary, multi-cultural environment. Others describe you as approachable, open minded, supportive, and as having strong interpersonal and communication skills. 
A PhD in a relevant discipline is required. Your record should support an appointment at the level of Professor or Associate Professor. Based in either Wellington or Palmerston North, the Head of School will be a key member of the College of Health’s Executive Committee. 
Formed less than five years ago, the School of Sport and Exercise is already ranked number three in New Zealand and is on a path to be the destination of choice for outstanding students and high performance athletes, as well as an international research leader in sport, exercise, and active living. Our 22 academic staff (plus tutors, research officers, lab and admin staff) offer academic programmes from the bachelor to the doctoral level in sport and exercise science, sport management, exercise prescription, physical education, and bio-mechanics. We have 400 full time equivalent students in Wellington, Palmerston North, and Auckland, as well as through distance education. Our goal is to grow by 30% over the next five years. There is opportunity to collaborate with colleagues in food and nutrition, public health, nursing, social work, bio-medical sciences, social work, psychology, veterinary science, and more. We have extensive partnerships with leading sports organisations and businesses across New Zealand. 
Massey University has a commitment to equal employment opportunities. 
The Head of School has primary responsibility for ensuring that the School achieves excellence in teaching, research and community service in accordance with the University and College of Health’s strategies, as well as College planning documents.
The Pro Vice-Chancellor, College of Health
Section A: College Responsibilities 
PhD or equivalent.
A record of excellence in academic leadership and management, and in university teaching and research in one or more of the academic areas taught in the School. 
Demonstrated track record of research activity and performance appropriate to the level of appointment. 
Requirement to pass a Criminal and Traffic Convictions (Security) Check performed by the Ministry of Justice 

JOB: Kinesiology at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Department of Kinesiology
Faculty Position: Associate / Full Professor in Kinesiology

POSITION NUMBER: 999399
POSITION: Applications are invited for a 9-month, tenure-track associate / full professor in Kinesiology.
POSITION DESCRIPTION: We are seeking an innovative scholar in Kinesiology with interest and experience in graduate education to take a leading role in our online professional EdD program in Kinesiology. The EdD program, is a cohort-based, interdisciplinary professional degree program where students move through the program together in learning communities to complete their coursework and dissertation in 4 years http://kin.wp.uncg.edu/edd/Primary responsibilities include teaching, advising and supervision of dissertations in the EdD program, maintaining an active line of research, and engaging in departmental, professional and university service activities. The successful candidate is also expected to play a leading role in developing and maintaining community within the EdD program and facilitate the dissertation process through coordination of learning communities, formation of dissertation committees and annual student campus visits.    
QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates must have 1) an earned doctorate in Kinesiology or related field, 2) a broad knowledge of Kinesiology and its sub-disciplines, 3) demonstrated record and active line of scholarship that complements the EdD program, and 4) experience in graduate teaching and thesis/dissertation supervision.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Interest or experience with a broad range of scholarly methodologies relevant for applied/action-oriented scholarship.  Experience with online pedagogy and digital literacy / technologies.  Experience with program evaluation, and evidence-based pedagogical practices. 
START DATE & SALARY: August 1, 2015; Competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.
THE DEPARTMENT OF KINESIOLOGY: The Department has 23 fulltime faculty and is one of ten departments or programs in the School of Health and Human Sciences (http://www.uncg.edu/hhs/) at UNCG. The faculty has a strong commitment to curriculum and scholarly diversity, and a particular interest in increasing faculty representation among colleagues from historically under-represented groups. The department has a history of excellent teaching, scholarship, and professional service, and ranked 15th overall in the most recent (2010) national ranking of doctoral programs in kinesiology.  The department is located in a modern facility with extensive classroom, laboratory, and gymnasia space, and offers B.S., M.S., M.S.A.T., Ed.D, and Ph.D. degrees  http://www.uncg.edu/kinThe on-line EdD in Kinesiology is the first of its kind in the country, and is supported by the Division of Continual Learning whose expertise in educational technology helps faculty develop and students experience the very best in online education http://dcl.uncg.edu/.
GENERAL INFORMATION: UNCG is one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina system with a current enrollment of more than 18,000 students. The campus is located 1 mile from the center of Greensboro, a city of ~269,666. Located in the heart of the North Carolina Piedmont, UNCG and the City of Greensboro take great pride in their family- and military-friendly environments. With its temperate weather and hiking and biking trails, lakes, parks, and greenways located in the city and surrounding counties, Greensboro is an ideal place to work and live.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Review of applications will begin November 22nd, 2014, and continue until the position is filled. Applications should include a detailed letter of qualifications, current curriculum vitae, and list of four references including name, position/relationship to applicant, address, e-mail address, and phone number. Candidates are notified before references are contacted. Applications should be submitted through the UNCG jobsearch system at https://jobsearch.uncg.edu. Questions regarding the position or application process should be sent to Dr. William Karper, (wbkarper@uncg.edu), search committee chair.
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro has been and will continue to be committed to equality of employment opportunities and does not discriminate against applicants or employees based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, political affiliation, genetic information, or age. Men, women, and members of all racial and ethnic groups are encouraged to apply.   
EOE AA/M/F/D/V


JOB: Aboriginal Health, Exercise and Physical Activity at University of British Columbia

UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
FACULTY OF EDUCATION
SCHOOL OF KINESIOLOGY

Assistant/Associate Professor in Aboriginal Health, Exercise and Physical Activity

The School of Kinesiology at the University of British Columbia invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position in Aboriginal Health, Exercise and Physical Activity at the Assistant or Associate Professor level.

The School of Kinesiology is situated in the Faculty of Education and is a member of the College of Health Disciplines. The School is a leading academic unit in Canada focused on interdisciplinary approaches to sport, physical activity and health across the lifespan. The School is committed to encouraging collaborative, interdisciplinary research and teaching among its members as well as with other university and community groups. The School offers a B.Kin. program with specializations in Kinesiology and Health Science, Physical and Health Education, and Interdisciplinary Studies. The graduate program offers M.A., M.Sc., M.Kin. (non-thesis), and Ph.D. degrees. Program enrolments are approximately 1100 undergraduate and 100 graduate students. Additional information related to the School of Kinesiology is available athttp://kin.educ.ubc.ca/.

The University of British Columbia is located in beautiful Vancouver, a multicultural, multilingual city ranked as one of the world’s best places to live. The University is recognized internationally as a leading research institution and, recently, was ranked as #1 in Canada in the social sciences and humanities by the Higher Education Strategy Associates. The Faculty of Education is a leader in Indigenous Education and offers an Aboriginal Teacher Education Program (NITEP), a graduate Indigenous education and research specialization (Ts`’kel), and is proposing a doctoral specialization in Indigenous Education. The College of Health Disciplines specializes in interprofessional health, education and research. The University of British Columbia has identified strategic priorities related to Aboriginal engagement that include providing educational opportunities for Aboriginal people and widening opportunities for all students to learn about Aboriginal issues and perspectives, and increasing engagement with Aboriginal communities in mutually supportive and productive relationships.

For further information, see the following urls:
Centre for Excellence in Indigenous Health http://health.aboriginal.ubc.ca/
College of Health Disciplines: http://www.chd.ubc.ca/

To be considered for the position, applicants must hold an earned doctoral or medical degree and have expertise in one or more of the following cognate areas that include, but are not limited to: 1) psychology, 2) physiology, 3) sociology, 4) neuroscience, and 5) epidemiology. Experience with educational technologies and online teaching would be an asset. Applicants who have completed all requirements for a doctoral degree except dissertation may apply, but final consideration for the position will require an earned doctoral or medical degree. In the exercise physiology area, post-doctoral experience is preferred.

The successful candidate will be an Aboriginal person with a record of accomplishments that demonstrates excellence in research and teaching, and successful experience working with Aboriginal communities. The appointee will be expected to teach courses in their field, mentor undergraduate and graduate students, serve as a role model and mentor to Aboriginal students, contribute to the development of Aboriginal health and education initiatives in the School of Kinesiology, and implement a research program that contributes to the mission of the School and the Faculty and involves Aboriginal communities, scholars and centres of scholarship in British Columbia, Canada, and around the world.

Interested applicants are invited to submit a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy and research interests, evidence of content expertise and teaching effectiveness/excellence, three samples of scholarly work, and the names and contact information of four referees.
The position is subject to budgetary approval. Rank and salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. Consideration of candidates will begin November 15, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled. The start date is subject to final arrangement with the appointee, and may be as early as July 1, 2015.

The University of British Columbia hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. As permitted by Section 42 of the BC Human Rights Code, the position is exclusively open to Aboriginal persons. All qualified Aboriginal persons are encouraged to apply. We especially welcome applications from members of visible minority groups, women, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities. Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of British Columbia is responsive to the needs of dual career couples as an integral part of its strategy for excellence.

Please send applications to:
Dr. Robert Sparks, Professor and Director
UBC School of Kinesiology
210-6081 University Boulevard
Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z1, Canada.
Phone : 604-822-2767 E-mail: robert.sparks@ubc.ca.
(Electronic submissions are welcome. Please indicate in subject heading:
POSITION [TITLE] - School of Kinesiology)

JOB: Assistant Professor in Socio-Cultural Studies - University of British Columbia

UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
SCHOOL OF KINESIOLOGY
Assistant Professor in Socio-Cultural Studies
Community Engagement, Health, Physical Activity and Sport

The Faculty of Education at the University of British Columbia invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in the School of Kinesiology in the socio-cultural study of health, physical activity and sport with a particular focus on community engagement.

The School of Kinesiology is situated in the Faculty of Education and is a member of the College of Health Disciplines. The School has internationally recognized scholars investigating physical activity and health through diverse approaches ranging from cellular to societal levels of analysis. The School is committed to encouraging collaborative, interdisciplinary research and teaching among its members as well as with other university and community groups. The School offers a Bachelor of Kinesiology program with specializations in Kinesiology and Health Science, Physical and Health Education, and Interdisciplinary Studies. The graduate program offers M.A., M.Sc., Master of Kinesiology (non-thesis), and Ph.D. degrees. The School is growing with program enrolments exceeding 1,100 undergraduate and over 100 graduate students. Additional information related to the School of Kinesiology is available at http://kin.educ.ubc.ca/.

The University of British Columbia is located in beautiful Vancouver, a multicultural, multilingual city ranked as one of the world’s best places to live. The University is recognized internationally as a leading research institution and, recently, was ranked as #1 in Canada in the social sciences and humanities by the Higher Education Strategy Associates. The Faculty of Education shares this commitment to research excellence and provides a comprehensive set of programmatic offerings at the baccalaureate, magisterial and doctoral levels. Academic units include the School of Kinesiology, the Department of Curriculum and Pedagogy, the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, and Special Education, the Department of Educational Studies, and the Department of Language and Literacy Education. The Faculty is a leader in Indigenous Education and offers additional cross-Faculty initiatives in early childhood education, educational technology and interdisciplinary studies. For further details about the Faculty and its research, please visit the website at www.educ.ubc.ca.

Applicants must have an earned doctorate in Kinesiology or a closely related field with a background in the socio-cultural study of health, physical activity, and sport and a promising record, or demonstrated evidence, of outstanding research and teaching. Expertise in theoretical and methodological approaches to community-based research and community engagement in the areas of physical activity, health and sport is strongly preferred. Experience with educational technologies and online teaching would be an asset.
The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in their areas of specialty, supervise graduate students, develop a well-defined program of research, secure
external research funding, and contribute to the affairs of the School.

The appointment will become effective July 01, 2015, and will be subject to final budgetary approval. The salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

While applications will be received until the position is filled, interested parties are encouraged to submit by November 15, 2014, to ensure optimal consideration.

A letter of application, curriculum vitae, contact information for three referees, evidence of teaching effectiveness, together with a statement of research interests and copies of recently published articles (if available), should be sent to:
Dr. Robert Sparks, Director <robert.sparks@ubc.ca>
School of Kinesiology
The University of British Columbia
210-6081 University Boulevard
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, V6T 1Z1
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POSITION TITLE-School of Kinesiology)

The University of British Columbia hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply. We especially welcome applications from members of visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities. Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

CFP: Annual Conference of the European Association for Sociology of Sport - Dublin 2015

CFP: Sociology of Sport Conference, Dublin 2015

Sport, Unity ​& Conflict

Call for Abstracts

Annual Conference of the European Association for Sociology of Sport
Dublin, Ireland
10–13 June 2015

Keynote speakers:
Professor Randall Collins, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Professor Anthony King, University of Exeter, England
Professor Roberta Sassatelli, University of Milan, Italy

We invite abstracts for the twelfth EASS conference to be hosted at the historic building of the Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland on St Stephen’s Green in the very heart of Dublin City centre.

The theme of the conference is Sport, Unity and Conflict. Sport is often presented as both a unifying concept and practice, perhaps even acting as a dictum, a means through which the people of different nations, classes, cultures and perspectives are brought together in unison. Yet, tension and conflict pervade sport. Within nation-states, and between nations, sport, in its many guises, functions to separate people, to generate difference, even a means to celebrate it. Such schisms intermingle with contradictory movements of harmonious celebration and mutual identification in the context of shifting sporting, and wider social, processes and events.  Across Europe, and globally, such tensions are omnipresent – manifest in numerous and differentiated ways.  In that sense, sport is often the epitome of feelings of unity and discord. We invite those interested in the study of sport and society to address issues within a wide range of classic domains and newly emerging ones.

Abstracts of 300 words or less are invited and should be submitted in English through the conference website. Authors may state a preference for type of presentation (oral or poster). 

Online abstract submission is now open through the conference website: www.eass2015.ie

Deadline for submission of abstracts: 31 January 2015
Abstract approval: 28 February 2015
Early Bird registration deadline: 31 March 2015
Presenting authors registration deadline: 30 April 2015

JOB: Assistant Professor, Sport Management program –Tenure Track at Bowling Green State University

Announcement of Position Vacancy
College of Education and Human Development
Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio  43403-0240
 
Position Title               
Assistant Professor, Sport Management program –Tenure Track
School of Human Movement, Sport, and Leisure Studies
Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH 43403
Salary Range: Salary is commensurate with experience
Start Date: August 2015  
Review of Applications Begins: November 3, 2014  
 
Primary Functions:
1.   Teach undergraduate courses in the Sport Management program and graduate courses in the Sport Administration specialization
2.   Conduct a focused line of research related to Sport Management and the mission of the School of HMSLS
3.  Work toward and establish a record of external funding related to research area
4.   Perform traditional engagement activities in the Sport Management program, School of HMSLS, College of EDHD, BGSU, and the profession.
 
Specific Responsibilities: 
1.   Teach effectively in at least two of the following content areas:  Economics of Sport; Ethics in Sport Management; Principles of Sport Finance; Sport 
      Governance; Sport Leadership; Sport Management Principles; Sport Marketing; and/or Sport Operations Management/Event & Venue Management.
2.   Conduct a focused line of research and disseminate findings in peer-reviewed, scholarly journals
3.   Write and submit proposals for external funding
4.   Participate in the functioning of the Sport Management program, the School of Human Movement, Sport, and Leisure Studies, College of Education and 
      Human Development, and Bowling Green State University
5.  Advise undergraduate and graduate students
6.  Supervise graduate student research projects and theses
7.  Supervise field experience (practicum and internship) students in the Sport Management program
8.  Establish academic and professional reputations at regional, national or international levels
Professional Qualifications: 
1.   Earned doctorate in Sport Management, or related field (PhD or EdD preferred; ABD considered)
2.   Evidence of effective teaching experience at the University level
3.   Demonstrated potential to conduct and publish research in peer-reviewed scholarly journals
4.   Experience in writing grant proposals preferred
5.  Prior experience teaching or assisting in the development of on-line courses strongly preferred
6.  Sport industry experience preferred
 
Rank and Salary: Assistant Professor. Tenure track. Salary is commensurate with experience. 
 
Effective Date of Employment:  August 2015.
 
Review of Applications: Review of applications to begin: November 3, 2014.
 
Letter of Application/Nomination and Credentials:
Send applications with supporting credentials (letter of application, official undergraduate and graduate transcripts, curriculum vitae, three current letters of recommendation, and a maximum of three samples of published articles or other scholarly works) to:
 
Lisa Bowe, Search Coordinator
School of Human Movement, Sport, and Leisure Studies 119 Eppler Center
Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH  43403-0248
Phone:  419/372-7234; Fax:  419-372-2877; E-mail correspondence can be addressed to clisa@bgsu.edu  
Note:  Electronic letters of recommendation cannot be accepted.
 
"Bowling Green State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer. We are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment and strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities."​

JOB: Assistant Professor of Sport Studies/Sport & Exercise Psychology at State University of New York

FACULTY POSITION OPENING
THE COLLEGE AT BROCKPORT, STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORKBROCKPORT, NY 14420

Rank: Assistant Professor of Sport Studies/Sport & Exercise Psychology 
Department: Kinesiology, Sport Studies & Physical Education 
Area: Sport & Exercise Psychology and/or Sport Studies
Salary Range: Competitive 
Start Date: August, 2015 
Best Consideration Date: 11-01-2014  


Brief Description of Duties1) Teach the undergraduate/graduate course in Sport and Exercise Psychology; 2) teach undergraduate courses in other Sport Studies-related areas; 3) maintain an active program of scholarship; and 4) provide college service. 
Required Qualifications1) An earned doctoral degree in Kinesiology, Sport and Exercise Psychology, or another Sport Studies-related field (ABD candidates will be considered, but must earn their doctoral degree within 6 months of hire); 2) the ability to teach and develop courses in Sport and Exercise Psychology; 3) the ability to teach and develop courses in other Sport Studies-related areas; 4) the ability to teach a diverse student body; 5) the ability to develop and maintain an active research agenda in Sport and Exercise Psychology; 6) the ability to oversee undergraduate research in Sport and Exercise Psychology; and 7) the ability to provide college service. 
Preferred Qualifications1) Previous college level teaching experience in Sport and Exercise Psychology and other Sport Studies-related areas; 2) previous record of publications; 3) teaching and/or research interest in a broad range of Sport Studies fields; and 4) previous record of college service. 
Additional Notes To ApplicantsSubmit cover letter addressing the required and preferred qualifications of the position, curriculum vita, teaching philosophy, statement of research plans (as Other Doc 1), transcript showing highest degree earned (as Other Doc 2), and the names and contact information of three references (as Other Doc 3).
Documents which can be associated with this posting
Cover Letter
CV
Statement of Teaching Philosophy
Other Doc 1
Other Doc 2
Other Doc 3  


Full announcement: https://www.brockportrecruit.org/applicants/jsp/shared/position/JobDetails_css.jsp?postingId=148441