Monday, August 31, 2015

CFP: HBCU – Athletics Research Consortium Conference 2015

– HBCU - ATHLETICS RESEARCH CONSORTIUM (HBCU-ARC) CONFERENCE – AN INTERDISCPLINARY APPROACH TO ATHLETICS IN HIGHER EDUCATION

2015 HBCU-ARC Conference
An Interdisciplinary Approach to Athletics in Higher Education
December 2-5, 2015
Crown Plaza-Houston NRG
THG, Agency, LLC - Texas Southern University
Houston, TX

ANNOUNCEMENT AND CALL FOR PAPERS

The HBCU – Athletics Research Consortium (HBCU-ARC) welcomes the submission of abstracts for its inaugural 2015 HBCU – Athletics Research Consortium (HBCU-ARC) Conference - An Interdisciplinary Approach to Athletics in Higher Education to be held at the Crown PlazaHouston NRG:
http://www.ihg.com/crowneplaza/hotels/us/en/houston/houcp/hoteldetail

2015 Theme: The Sporting HBCU Diaspora: Past, Present, and Persistence 

Appropriate topics include:
• Vision for the Future of HBCU Athletics
• Financing HBCU Athletics (i.e. Student Fees, General Fund, Fundraising, and Capital Campaigns)
• Marketing, Sponsorships, and (Re) Branding Strategies for HBCU Athletic Programs
• Experiences of HBCU Student-Athletes
• Leadership and Governance (Strategic Planning and Tactical Analytics)
• Sports Information, Media-Content Acquisition and Social-Media Platforms
• NAIA and NCAA initiatives (i.e. APR, Cost of Attendance Scholarships, and etc.)

In partnership with Texas Southern University and THG Agency, LLC, The HBCU – ARC proudly announced it will host the inaugural “2015 HBCU – ATHLETICS RESEARCH CONSORTIUM (HBCU-ARC) CONFERENCE” in Houston, TX on December 2-5, 2015 at Crown Plaza-NRG held the week of the SWAC Football Championship Game. This is the first in a series of programs dedicated to the history, strengths and opportunities facing HBCU Athletic Programs. The four-day sports research, Ben L. Cavil, Sr. HBCU Football Award Banquet, Sport Business Case Study Competition, Poster Presentations, and sports cultural symposium is a dynamic opportunity to review athletics for the nation’s 105 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). This is a global convening of Historically Black College and University (HBCU) scholars, researchers, presidents, commissioners, directors of athletics, senior women administrators of athletics, administrators, faculty, staff, students, alumni; and international, national, and regional leaders in the sports business sector and has a four-part focus:
● Theoretical Framework, offering academicians and advanced doctoral students opportunities to share their current work on HBCUs sport studies.
● Cultural Empowerment, offering an opportunity increasing the economic, political, social, educational, administration, or leadership of HBCUs athletic programs regarding sports entities.
● Practical Application, offering practitioners opportunities to shed light on the most successful athletic programs and best-practices currently underway at HBCUs around the nation.
● Undergraduate Student Engagement, offering undergraduate students an opportunity to invest in their own learning and involving them in personal growth through the creation of a wide range of programs such as sport business case study competition and sport business job fairs.

HISTORICALLY BLACK COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES (HBCUs)
HBCU is an abbreviation for Historically Black Colleges and Universities. The United States Congress defined an HBCU, institutions of higher education, as an institution whose goal was the education of African Americans, (original after the constitutional abolishment of slavery) and was accredited and established prior to 1964 based on the historical framework of the United States of American holding Africans as slaves and additionally through the legislative governing throughout the South of the Jim Crow Laws. Although there are 24 HBCUs classified with the NCAA Division I affiliation, 32 HBCU at the NCAA Division II level, two NCAA Division III programs, 22 HBCU NAIA programs, 13 HBCU NJCAA, and two operating as members of the USCAA, there are 105 HBCUs in the United States, the District of Columbia, and the Unites States Virgin Islands according to the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) and White House HBCU initiative that include public and private, two-year and four-year institutions, medical schools, university law schools, business colleges, technical institutes and community colleges.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:
HBCU-ARC encourages the submission of research to be presented at its inaugural conference December 2-5, 2015 in Houston, Texas at Crown Plaza-Houston NRG. Submission is open for papers from all disciplines that address issues and concerns for HBCU Athletic programs.

For authors to be considered for acceptance, abstracts must reflect the Sporting HBCU Diaspora research on the history of HBCU athletics, HBCU athletics social-cultural issues, legal theory or the application of law to HBCU athletic issues, governance related to HBCU athletic programs (i.e. the NCAA, NAIA, and etc.), business-related issues in HBCU athletics, or special topics related to current HBCU athletic issues as it relates to HBCU institutions. The research should have reached a fairly complete stage of development, and the abstract should provide enough detail about the research, so the reviewers have sufficient information to judge its quality. Abstracts proposing sport studies teaching-related or curriculum development sessions on HBCU athletic program issues will also be considered, as long as the abstract provides sufficient detail to judge the quality of the proposed session.

ABSTRACT REVIEW PROCESS
Abstracts will undergo a multi-person, blind-review process to examine the following:
1. Relevance and contribution to the HBCU athletics and HBCU sport studies
2. Clarity of purpose and originality of the presentation
3. Quality of theoretical/conceptual framework

ABSTRACT FORMAT AND SUBMISSION PROCEDURES:
To submit a paper or proposal for consideration, all abstracts MUST be submitted electronically as a Microsoft Word attachment and must contain the following information and conform to the following format requirements:

  • Single-spaced, one-inch margins, using Times New Roman, and a 12-point font; 
  • 350-word maximum for 20-minute presentations and posters, and 750-word maximum for 40-minute presentations; 
  • Abstracts should include text only/ Authors are limited to appearing twice in abstract proposals. Exceptions will be provided to advisors listed on student presentations. 


THE ABSTRACT SHOULD INCLUDE:

  •  Title of presentation 
  •  Statement of the problem 
  •  Theoretical framework 
  •  Results and conclusions and the educational importance of the study 


ABSTRACT FORMAT:
Line 1: Type of session desired (choose from the options below):

  •  20-minute oral presentation (including questions) 
  •  40-minute panel, roundtable, or workshop 
  •  Poster presentation 


Line 2: three to four keywords that will help the program coordinator schedule similar topics in succession
Line 3: author(s) and institution(s) names (centered on page)
Line 4: presentation title (centered on page)
Line 5: blank
Line 6 to end: text of abstract (including demonstration of research conducted)

In the email message accompanying the attached abstract, include the principal author’s name, postal mailing address, email address, and fax and telephone numbers.

AUTHORS SHOULD SUBMIT A COVER PAGE THAN INCLUDES:

  •  Full names and titles of all authors and / or participants 
  •  Contact information (local & email addresses, phone numbers) 
  •  Type of presentation 
  •  Audio/Visual needs (limited to LCD projector and/or laptop) 
  •  Primary contact person and e-mail address 
  •  Three to four subject descriptors related to the abstract along with the abstract submitted. 


SUBMISSION / RECEIPT OF ABSTRACT / ACCEPTANCE DATES:
Submit abstracts to the Executive Director, Dr. J. Kenyatta Cavil at caviljk@tsu.edu by October 1, 2015. Receipt of submission will be acknowledgement. If you do not receive acknowledgement within five (5) days of submission, please contact the Conference Planning Committee Chair, Dr. Courtney Flowers at flowerscl@tsu.edu.

HBCU-ARC encourages the submission of research to be presented at its inaugural conference December 2-5, 2015 in Houston, Texas at the Crown Plaza-Houston NRG. Submission is open for papers from all disciplines that address issues and concerns for HBCU Athletic programs.

Submission of abstract(s) indicates the intent of the presenter(s) to register for the conference at the appropriate registration fee. Email all abstracts to: HBCU-ARC Executive Director caviljk@tsu.edu

NOTE: All abstracts MUST be submitted electronically as a Microsoft Word attachment. For more information regarding the conference: http://thg-agency.com/HBCU-ARC or call Dr. J. Kenyatta Cavil at: 713.313.1965

JOB: Assistant Professor in Sport Management - University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

Assistant Professor in Sport Management
Department of Exercise and Sport Science
College of Science and Health
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse invites applications for a full-time, nine-month, tenure track position at the Assistant Professor rank in the Department of Exercise and Sport Science, College of Science and Health. The position will start on August 29, 2016.

The Department of Exercise and Sport Science values diversity in our faculty and student body and is engaged in sincere efforts to be a leader in Wisconsin’s movement toward increased diversity and inclusiveness.

Job Summary/Basic Function 
The position requires teaching and engaging in scholarly activities in the Sport Management program. The candidate will need expertise to teach courses in Sport Event Management and Sport Management and Society, and in one or more of the following areas: Introduction to Sport Management, Sport Finances, Sport Promotion, Sport Administration, or Sport Facilities. As a tenure track faculty, the individual will be expected to engage in sport management related scholarship. In addition, the candidate will be required to conduct academic advising for assigned students and to provide department, university, and professional service.

Minimum Qualifications 
The candidate must have an earned doctorate in Sport Management/Administration or a closely related field at the start of appointment (ABDs near completion of dissertation will be considered).

Preferred Qualifications 
Preference will be given to candidates with higher education teaching experience and/or practical experience in the sport industry. Internships and graduate assistantships may be counted toward this total depending on the quality of the experience.

Review of Applications 
Begins September 14, 2015, and will continue until the position is filled.

Special Instructions to Applicants 
All applications must be filed electronically. Applicants must provide the following:
1. A letter of application indicating why you believe you qualify for the position
2. A complete curriculum vita
3. The names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of a minimum of three professional references
4. Unofficial copies of graduate transcripts

If you have questions pertaining to this position, please contact the Chair of the Search Committee, Chia-Chen Yu at 608-785-6549 or cyu@uwlax.edu.
Note: Electronic submission of application materials is required. For additional information about this Faculty position and to apply, please visit https://employment.uwlax.edu

UW-La Crosse is an AA/EEO employer. Employment will require a criminal background check. The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (UW-La Crosse) provides a challenging, dynamic, and diverse learning environment in which the entire university community is fully engaged in supporting student success. Grounded in the liberal arts, UW-La Crosse fosters curiosity and life-long learning through collaboration, innovation, and the discovery and dissemination of new knowledge. Acknowledging and respecting the contributions of all, UW-La Crosse is a regional academic and cultural center that prepares students to take their place in a constantly changing world community. UW-La Crosse's diversity and inclusion efforts are guided by our adherence to Inclusive Excellence. We define Inclusive Excellence as “... our active, intentional and ongoing commitment to bridge differences with understanding and respect so all can thrive." The goals of Inclusive Excellence are to increase the retention of diverse faculty, staff and students while encouraging a campus climate that is inviting and welcoming to all. UW-La Crosse strives to promote acceptance of all facets of diversity from racial/ethnic diversity to diversity of thought and experience. UW-La Crosse is a 2013 recipient of the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. UW-L is proud to be one of only 55 recipients of this national honor recognizing our commitment to diversity and inclusion. UW-La Crosse has appeared prominently on the U.S. News & World Report list of “America’s Best Colleges” for more than a decade and is ranked consistently as one of the top institutions in the Midwest. With a student population of roughly 10,000, the university offers 85 undergraduate programs in 29 disciplines and a variety of graduate programs in three colleges: Liberal Studies, Science and Health, and Business Administration, including the School of Arts & Communication and the School of Education. There are nearly 419 full-time faculty and instructional academic staff, 76 percent of whom hold terminal degrees. UW-La Crosse boasts a retention rate (freshmen returning as sophomores) of 87 percent, graduation rate (degree within six years) of 69 percent, and is among only 12 institutions cited nationally by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities for its success in linking campus culture and university leadership to outstanding graduation rates. The UW-La Crosse campus is nestled in a residential area of the City of La Crosse (pop. 51,818) located in western Wisconsin. The area, known as the 7 Rivers Region, is famous for its exceptional natural beauty which includes the Mississippi River on one side, majestic bluffs on the other, and views of rolling farmland and forested valleys in between. Ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top ten “Best Places to Live” in 2009, La Crosse is one of the most scenic places in midAmerica. Abundant water, woodlands and varying terrain provide ample opportunities for year-round outdoor recreation. Only a couple of hours from Minneapolis or Madison, La Crosse enjoys the affordability and charm of small town living with larger city benefits. Three colleges, two world-class medical institutions, the La Crosse Symphony Orchestra, a restored nineteenth century downtown business district, and a number of galleries and art centers have made La Crosse a regional center for culture, entertainment, medical care, shopping, sports and recreation. UW-La Crosse is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We strive to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool, and we encourage applications from persons with varied backgrounds and perspectives. Please contact the Search and Screen Committee if you have a special need/accommodation to aid your participation in our hiring process.Employment will require a criminal background check. A pending criminal charge or conviction will not necessarily disqualify an applicant. In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, UWLa Crosse does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction record.

CFP: Distance Learning in Sport Management Education - Special Issue on Sport Management Education Journal

Call for Papers
Sport Management Education Journal
Special Issue:  Distance Learning in Sport Management Education

Guest Editors: Dr. John Miller and Dr. David Pierce

Submission Deadline: January 8, 2016

The development of computer applications has heralded a number of changes for distance learning and teaching delivery. Specifically, the merging of the World Wide Web (the Web) with fast-moving technological developments in computing power, has opened the way for Web-based distance learning (Pago & Wallace, 2007). As such, universities in the United States as well as globally have progressively accepted distance learning education during the past 20 years (Altbach, Reisberg, & Rumbley, 2009).

While there may be numerous concerns about distance education, Andrew and Miller (2012) narrowed the focus to accreditation issues, teaching/learning styles, student misconduct, and pressures to increase financial profits at the expense of educational excellence. Although several of these concerns still held, others have been addressed to ensure a positive, yet rigorous, teaching and learning environment (Andrew & Miller, 2012). Importantly, innovative pedagogical methods have emerged as significant in the preparation of students as technology has permeated the sport industry (Pedersen, Parks, Quarterman, & Thibault, 2011). As a result, many of these universities have developed strategic plans to implement online education. The abundance of online pedagogical technologies and opportunities for flexible scheduling have created a “perfect e-storm” of pedagogy, technology, and learner needs (Bonk, 2004).

The Web 2.0 generation of students, sometimes referred to as the “net generation,” have been brought up on and embraced technology advancements (Prensky, 2001, Thorne & Payne, 2013). These students have been described as "digital natives" who are "native speakers" in this environment (Jones, Ramanau, Cross, & Healing, 2010; Prensky, 2001, Thorne & Payne, 2013). As a result, university sport management instructors should consider the complete use of various functions of the web course tool.

This special issue of SMEJ will provide advanced investigations concerning online learning in sport management. Research published in this issue will offer a glimpse into the pedagogical and technological possibilities as ways to better prepare sport management students for the seemingly ever-changing sport industry. This special issue is open to all methodologies for research manuscripts, and “how-to” papers submitted under the new Pedagogical Innovations section will also be considered (see submission guidelines for details).
Possible topics include but are not limited to:
·         Evaluation of the pedagogical online methods
·         Challenges faculty face teaching in the online environment
·         Integration of distance and blended learning styles into sport management education
·         Adapting emerging technologies to various learning styles
·         Myths and barriers of distance learning in sport management education
·         Impact of distance learning on undergraduate and graduate sport management student learning


Submission Guidelines:
Submission guidelines for this special issue must adhere to the submission guidelines for SMEJ, which can be found at http://journals.humankinetics.com/submission-guidelines-for-smej
Authors should submit their manuscript through Manuscript Central, the online submission system for SMEJ at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/hk_smej
The cover page for the manuscript should clearly state that the submission is for the special issue on Distance Learning in Sport Management Education.
Submission Deadline: January 8, 2016

Specific questions should be addressed to the Guest Editors:
John Miller, Ph.D.
Troy University
400 Pell Avenue, Room 157
Troy, AL 36082
334-808-6468
johnm@troy.edu

David A. Pierce, Ph.D.
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
901 West New York Street, PE 251
Indianapolis, IN 46202
317-278-1645


CFP: Social Work In Sports - Metropolitan State University, Denver, CO

Social Work In Sports
October 15th 2015
Metropolitan State University, Denver, CO
Call For Papers

Social Work in Sports 2015: An Idea Whose Time Has Come will be a one-day symposium to discuss the role of social work in youth, high school, collegiate, amateur and professional sports. Potential oral and poster presentation topics include youth development, student-athlete development, substance abuse, domestic violence, sexual assault in collegiate and professional sports, high school or college athletes and community outreach, women in sports, sports focused community programs and program evaluation, athlete mental health, sports and social justice, and more. In sum, Social Work in Sports 2015 is accepting proposals that explore the intersection of social work content areas or social education and sports. We welcome conceptual papers, works in progress, and completed research.

The oral presentation format is a 12-minute Ted Talk “like” presentation with questions to follow all presentations in the focus area. Preliminary focus areas will be the various levels of sport - youth, high school, collegiate/amateur and professional sports. The focus areas may change based on abstract submissions.

Abstracts 
• Abstracts are due Friday, August 21st 2015
• Submission email: emmett.gill@utsa.edu
• Format: 12-point font and 1 inch margins
• Word Count: 400 (excluding title, 2 learning objectives & up to 3 keywords)
• Abstracts will undergo a blind-review process
• All abstracts MUST be submitted electronically as a Word attachment
• The email message accompanying the abstract should include: the author’s name, email address, telephone number, proposed focus area(s), and whether the proposal is for an oral or poster presentation
• Submission of abstract(s) indicates the intent to register for the symposium
• Abstract Acceptance Notification will be sent Friday, September 4th 2015

Evaluation Criteria 
• Relevance to focus areas, social work practice and/or social work education
• Technical Quality: Clear ideas, arguments and theory
• Innovation: Promotion of new ideas, practices in social education
• Impacts Broader Movement of Social Work in Sports
• Feasibility: Can the content be presented in a 12-minute Ted Talk format?

For additional information visit http://www.1in4project.org (after 7/30/15) Questions email emmett.gill@utsa.edu or Natalie@1in4project.org

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

JOB: Cultural, social, psychological bases of physical activity at California State University, East Bay

CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, EAST BAY

FACULTY EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
DEPARTMENT OF KINESIOLOGY

CULTURAL, SOCIAL, PSYCHOLOGICAL BASES OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
FULL-TIME ANNUAL LECTURER
OAA POSITION NUMBER: 15-16 KIN-PHYSICALACTIVITY-FT

THE UNIVERSITY: California State University, East Bay is known for award-winning programs, expert instruction, a diverse student body, and a choice of more than 100 career-focused fields of study.  The ten major buildings of the Hayward Hills campus, on 342 acres, contain over 150 classrooms and teaching laboratories, over 177 specialized instructional rooms, numerous computer labs and a library, which contains a collection of over one million items. The University also has campuses in Contra Costa County, Online, and in Oakland, California.  With an enrollment of approximately 13,000 students and 600 faculty, CSUEB is organized into four colleges: Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences; Business and Economics; Education and Allied Studies; and Science.  The University offers bachelor's degrees in 50 fields, minors in 61 fields, master's degrees in 37, and 1 doctoral degree program.  http://www20.csueastbay.edu/

THE DEPARTMENT: Our department approaches kinesiology from the humanities, psychological/behavioral sciences, and life sciences perspective. We are a vibrant department experiencing substantial growth and currently serve over 700 majors, offering a bachelor and master’s degree. The department prides itself on its student-centered focus with an emphasis on teaching and a multidisciplinary, collaborative approach to the study of kinesiology. Undergraduate options include: Therapeutic Studies (for the allied health fields); Exercise, Nutrition, & Wellness; Physical Education Teaching; Social Justice in Sport; and Physical Activity Studies. The program offers the opportunity to teach and conduct research with a diverse student body. The department takes a cross-disciplinary approach to the field of kinesiology and requires a broad core for all students. 

DUTIES OF THE POSITION:  The position calls for teaching undergraduate and graduate classes in the areas of sport sociology, sport history, sport philosophy and sport psychology and potentially activity classes.  Please specify educational and teaching experience in each of these areas or other areas of specialty. Please note that teaching assignments at California State University, East Bay include courses at the Hayward, Concord, and Online campuses.

RANK AND SALARY: Lecturer. Salary is dependent upon educational preparation and experience.  Subject to budgetary authorization.

DATE OF APPOINTMENT:  Fall Quarter, 2015 


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QUALIFICATIONS: Earned doctorate in kinesiology or related discipline with a specialization aligned with the position’s teaching requirements by effective date of the appointment is required. An appreciation for a cross-disciplinary approach to kinesiology is highly desired. Candidates with experience in teaching, mentoring, research, or community service that has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence is preferred. This University is fully committed to the rights of students, staff and faculty with disabilities in accordance with applicable state and federal laws. For more information about the University’s program supporting the rights of our students with disabilities see:

APPLICATION DEADLINE: August 31st, 2015. All positions will be considered open until filled. Applications received after the deadline cannot be guaranteed full consideration. Please submit a letter of application that addresses the qualifications noted in the position announcement, a list of the specific classes in our curriculum you are qualified to teach, and a complete and current vita to:         
Dr. Paul Carpenter, Chair
                                               Department of Kinesiology
                                               California State University, East Bay
                                               25800 Carlos Bee Blvd.
                                               Hayward, CA 94542
                                               Office Phone No.:510-885-3050
                                               Office Fax No.: 510-885-2423
                                               E-Mail Address: kin@csueastbay.edu

Additionally, include the following:
1) Copies of graduate transcripts (unofficial records are satisfactory)
2) Names and contact information of three professional references
When called upon, you will need to provide letters of reference in a timely manner.

You may refer questions regarding the position to Dr. Paul Carpenter.

NOTE:  California State University, East Bay hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States.  All offers of employment are contingent upon presentation of documents demonstrating the appointee's identity and eligibility to work, in accordance with the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act. If you are considered as a finalist for the position, you may be subject to a background check.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, CSUEB does not discriminate on the basis of any protected categories: age, ancestry, citizenship, color, disability, gender, immigration status, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran’s status.  The University is committed to the principles of diversity in employment and to creating a stimulating learning environment for its diverse student body.


CFP: Practical Theology Special Issue: Sport Chaplaincy

CALL FOR PAPERS
Inaugural Global Congress on Sports and Christianity, 24-28 August 2016
York St. John University, UK

Practical Theology Special Issue: Sport Chaplaincy

Submission Deadline: January 8, 2016

Background on IGCSC 
There has been a dramatic increase in academic research activity and practical initiatives on the topic of sports and Christianity during the past decade. Thus, the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences at York St John University (YSJU), York, UK (see http://www.yorksj.ac.uk/) are hosting an Inaugural Global Congress on Sports and Christianity (IGCSC), 24-28th August, 2016. The Bible Society and YSJU are collaborating in the development and delivery of this global event (see http://www.biblesociety.org.uk/). York St. John University campus is at the heart of the beautiful and historic city of York, which boasts one of Europe’s finest Cathedrals, York Minster (see http://www.visityork.org/), in which, there will be a sport-themed service as part of the Congress. Eight Special Editions of select peer-review journals have been commissioned as a part of the IGCSC, and the guest editors have made a provisional commitment to attend the IGCSC and to lead these publication projects that map to some of the thematic strands of the IGCSC: For the area of practical theology, the focus is on sport chaplaincy and the target journal for this strand is Practical Theology. The guest editors are professors Steven N. Waller and Robin L. Hardin from the University of Tennessee (USA).

Theme 
Sport chaplaincy has been evolving since the latter half of the twentieth century. Sport organizations including interscholastic, intercollegiate, club, semi-professional, major event, and professional sport programs utilize the services of volunteer or paid sport chaplains (Ferrin, 2008; Handy, 2007; Hoffman, 2010; Lipe, 2006). Globally, the work of sport chaplains varies greatly across sport areas and institutions (Dzikus, Waller, & Hardin, 2010; Null, 2008; Waller, Dzikus, & Hardin, 2008, 2010). One common thread is that all chaplains seek to minister to the “whole person” and frequently engage in interdisciplinary, team-oriented holistic care of the individual or team. For example, in the case of “sport persons”—athletes, coaches and families—the sport chaplain may work in tandem with sport medicine professionals and sport psychology consultants to assist athletes and their families to overcome in the impact of a catastrophic injury or trauma (Gamble, Hill, & Parker, 2013; Huffman, 2014). Moreover, sport chaplains build relationships that are grounded in their faith and theology, thus offering a supportive presence that illustrates that people of sport are more than just their current human condition (Paget & McCormack, 2006). As sport chaplaincy continues to emerge, there are a myriad of challenges that accompany its presence. These challenges include but are not limited to the development of a viable theology of sport to inform practice, religious plurality, academic and practical training, identity formation, and the legitimacy of sport chaplaincy within the global community of professional chaplains. The purpose of this special edition is to provide a forum for authors to explore the relationship between the worlds of academics and practitioners. Topics range from interdisciplinary empirical studies of the practice of sport chaplaincy to professional issues and challenges. We encourage papers that represent a variety of viewpoints that academics and practitioners may have on this topic. Possible topics include but are not limited to:

  •  Biblical and theological backdrop to sport chaplaincy
  •  Pastoral theology and sport chaplaincy
  •  Sport chaplaincy as pastoral care
  •  Identity formation
  •  Comparative practice of sport chaplaincy
  •  Evangelism and sport chaplaincy
  •  Legal issues
  •  Ethical issues
  •  Professionalization of sport chaplaincy
  •  Credentialing and professional certification
  •  Religious plurality and its impact on sport chaplaincy
  •  Religious restrictions on sport and physical activity
  •  Governance of sport chaplaincy, i.e. club sports, professional sport, college sports, governing
  • bodies
  •  Collaborative/holistic care
  •  Training and professional development for sport chaplains
  •  Globalization and sport chaplaincy

Submission Guidelines 
Papers for the special edition are to be submitted through the online submission system for Practical Theology (see http://www.maneyonline.com/loi/pra). Benefits to authors include ease in online submission and ability to track the status of an article. Authors can submit their paper online at www.editorialmanager.com/prth. The cover page for the manuscript should clearly state that the submission is for the special issue on Sport Chaplaincy. The online manager will also ask if your submission is for a special edition. When prompted, please indicate that this is for the special issue on Sport Chaplaincy. Specific questions should be addressed to the Guest Editors: 

Steven N. Waller, PhD, DMin 
University of Tennessee 
1914 Andy Holt Ave., HPER 322 
Knoxville, TN, USA 37996-2700 
865-974-1279 
swaller2@utk.edu 

Robin L. Hardin, PhD
University of Tennessee
1914 Andy Holt Ave., HPER 322
Knoxville, TN, USA 37996-2700
865-974-1281
robh@utk.edu

JOB: Two positions at Saint Mary's College of California

SAINT MARY'S COLLEGE OF CALIFORNIA invites applications for the position of: Assistant professor, Kinesiology, Health Promotion

SALARY: Depends on Qualifications

OPENING DATE: 07/15/15

CLOSING DATE: 09/15/15 11:59 PM

BACKGROUND:
Saint Mary’s College of California invites applications for a tenure-track position in the Department
of Kinesiology. With three concentrations (Health & Human Performance, Health Promotion, and
Sport & Recreation Management), Kinesiology is one of the largest undergraduate majors on
campus. At the graduate level, the Department offers a master’s degree also with three tracks:
Sport Studies, Sport Management, and Fitness Management. The Department serves its students
through a curriculum based on the interdisciplinary study of the human being in motion, and we
seek a colleague interested in the same. Our student body is diverse, and we seek a candidate
who can speak and relate to students of color, women, and other minorities. Candidates from
these under-represented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.
Saint Mary’s College of California is a private, comprehensive and coeducational institution that
engages students in rigorous critical thinking, promotes social justice, and educates the whole
person. Recognized among just forty exceptional institutions in Colleges That Change Lives—and
the first Catholic and first California college to be included—Saint Mary’s is praised for its
challenging and supportive learning community. The De La Salle Christian Brothers, the largest
teaching order of the Roman Catholic Church, guide the spiritual and academic character of the
College.
Saint Mary’s reputation for excellence, innovation and responsiveness in education stems from its
vibrant heritage as a Liberal Arts, Catholic, and Lasallian institution. An outstanding, committed
faculty and staff that value shared inquiry, integrative learning and student interaction bring these
traditions to life. Located on a stunning 420 acre campus in the Moraga Hills outside of San
Francisco, Saint Mary’s is known for its rigorous liberal arts education and high quality graduate
programs, including business, education and leadership. Saint Mary's currently enrolls more than
4,000 highly diverse students, reflecting the College’s commitment to the educational benefits of
inclusion.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
The candidate for this tenure-track position will be expected to teach the following undergraduate courses: Introduction to Public Health, Fitness & Health Education, Issues in Community & Peer Health, Health Promotion: Planning & Evaluation, and Research Methods & Writing in Kinesiology, and will serve as the coordinator of the Health Promotion emphasis within the Department of Kinesiology. Candidates may also have the opportunity to contribute to the Department of Kinesiology’s master’s degree program.
Faculty contractual responsibilities reflect a full course load of six (6) courses each academic year. Candidates with interest and/or experience in administrative leadership are encouraged to apply.
Additional expectations are to serve as an academic advisor to students in the major, attend departmental and committee meetings, general Academic Senate meetings, Commencements, and other special convocations or events, serve on School and College committees, and participate in student recruiting events and new-student orientations.
The candidate is expected to engage in scholarly and research activities as required by the institution, and to regularly participate in two core Liberal Arts programs, the Collegiate Seminar Great Books Program and January Term.

EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS:
It is expected that candidates will hold a terminal degree in Kinesiology, or a closely related discipline, with a record of teaching excellence, evidence of research trajectory, and publication in areas related to Health Promotion.
Candidates should be committed to a liberal arts education; have respect for its learning environment and for the students, staff, and faculty who comprise it; and be willing to embrace Lasallian traditions and practices.
Candidates should demonstrate a strong commitment to student-centered teaching and be able to
demonstrate a mastery of bridging between theory and professional practice.
Candidates should be committed to research and professional activity at the national and international
level and have computational proficiency.
Candidates should have a demonstrated commitment to, and success working in, diverse, multicultural communities, preferably in higher education.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION:
Application Instructions: Please apply on-line at http://jobs.stmarys-ca.edu.
1) Include a cover letter that specifically addresses how you meet the qualifications of the position and are prepared to support the mission of the College.
2) A complete application includes a letter of interest, resume, online application, and the name and contact information for three (3) professional references.
Candidates who submit names of references should expect that references will be contacted, in confidence, by the College and that credentials will be confirmed prior to hire.
Please direct inquiries about this position to Claire M. Williams, Associate Professor, Department of Kinesiology: cmw9@stmarys-ca.edu.
In applying for a position, candidates sign a consent authorizing a broader inquiry which may include reference checks, a motor vehicle check, and a third party background check.
Saint Mary's is an equal employment opportunity employer. We support inclusive excellence and are committed to creating a safe and welcoming community for all.
College policy prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, medical condition, physical or mental disability, gender stereotyping, gender identity, taking a protected leave (e.g. family medical or pregnancy leave), or on any other basis protected by applicable laws.
Saint Mary’s College annually collects information about campus crimes and other reportable incidents in accordance with the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. To view the Saint Mary’s College Report, please go to the Public Safety website at http://www.stmarysca.edu/public-safety/annual-security-and-fire-safety-report-0.To
request a paper copy please call Public Safety at (925) 631-4284. The report includes the type of crime, venue, and number of occurrences.

APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT: http://jobs.stmarys-ca.edu
1928 Saint Mary's Road Moraga, CA
94556
925-631-4212
hr@stmarys-ca.edu
Position #2014-1500907
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, KINESIOLOGY, HEALTH PROMOTION JJ

SAINT MARY'S COLLEGE OF CALIFORNIA invites applications for the position of: Assistant professor, Kinesiology, Sport & Recreation Management

SALARY: Depends on Qualifications
OPENING DATE: 07/18/15
CLOSING DATE: 09/15/15 11:59 PM

BACKGROUND:
Saint Mary’s College of California invites applications for a tenure-track position in the Department of Kinesiology. With three concentrations (Health & Human Performance, Health Promotion, and Sport & Recreation Management), Kinesiology is one of the largest undergraduate majors on campus. At the graduate level, the Department offers a master’s degree also with three tracks: Sport Studies, Sport Management, and Fitness Management. The Department serves its students through a curriculum based on the interdisciplinary study of the human being in motion, and we seek a colleague interested in the same. Our student body is diverse, and we seek a candidate who can speak and relate to students of color, women, and other minorities. Candidates from these under-represented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Saint Mary’s College of California is a private, comprehensive and coeducational institution that engages students in rigorous critical thinking, promotes social justice, and educates the whole person. Recognized among just forty exceptional institutions in Colleges That Change Lives—and the first Catholic and first California college to be included—Saint Mary’s is praised for its challenging and supportive learning community. The De La Salle Christian Brothers, the largest teaching order of the Roman Catholic Church, guide the spiritual and academic character of the College.

Saint Mary’s reputation for excellence, innovation and responsiveness in education stems from its vibrant heritage as a Liberal Arts, Catholic, and Lasallian institution. An outstanding, committed faculty and staff that value shared inquiry, integrative learning and student interaction bring these traditions to life. Located on a stunning 420 acre campus in the Moraga Hills outside of San Francisco, Saint Mary’s is known for its rigorous liberal arts education and high quality graduate programs, including business, education and leadership. Saint Mary's currently enrolls more than 4,000 highly diverse students, reflecting the College’s commitment to the educational benefits of inclusion.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
The candidate for this tenure-track position will be expected to teach the following undergraduate courses: Facility & Event Management and Organizational Behavior & Theory. Candidates will also teach internship courses and must have the ability and willingness to develop ongoing relationships and internship opportunities with exercise facilities and sport teams at a variety of levels. Candidates who have experience teaching Introduction to Kinesiology and/or Research Writing & Methods in Kinesiology are preferred. Candidates may also have the opportunity to contribute to the Department of Kinesiology’s master’s degree program. Faculty contractual responsibilities reflect a full course load of six (6) courses each academic year. Candidates with interest and/or experience in administrative leadership are encouraged to apply.
Additional expectations are to serve as an academic advisor to students in the major, attend departmental and committee meetings, general Academic Senate meetings, Commencements, and other special convocations or events, serve on School and College committees, and participate in student recruiting events and new-student orientations.
The candidate is expected to engage in scholarly and research activities as required by the institution, and to regularly participate in two core Liberal Arts programs, the Collegiate Seminar Great Books Program and January Term.

EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS:
It is expected that candidates will hold a terminal degree in Kinesiology, or a closely related discipline, with a record of teaching excellence, evidence of research trajectory, and publication in areas related to Sport & Recreation Management. Candidates should be committed to a liberal arts education; have respect for its learning environment and for the students, staff, and faculty who comprise it; and be willing to embrace Lasallian traditions and practices. Candidates should demonstrate a strong commitment to student-centered teaching and be able to demonstrate a mastery of bridging between theory and professional practice. Candidates should be committed to research and professional activity at the national and international level and have computational proficiency. Candidates should have a demonstrated commitment to, and success working in, diverse, multicultural communities, preferably in higher education.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION:
Application Instructions: Please apply on-line at http://jobs.stmarys-ca.edu.
1) Include a cover letter that specifically addresses how you meet the qualifications of the position and are prepared to support the mission of the College.
2) A complete application includes a letter of interest, resume, online application, and the name and contact information for three (3) professional references.
Please direct inquiries about this position to Claire M. Williams, Associate Professor, Department of Kinesiology: cmw9@stmarys-ca.edu.
Candidates who submit names of references should expect that references will be contacted, in confidence, by the College and that credentials will be confirmed prior to hire.
Candidates who become finalists will be expected to sign a consent authorizing a broader inquiry.
In applying for a position, candidates sign a consent authorizing a broader inquiry which may include reference checks, a motor vehicle check, and a third party background check.

Saint Mary's is an equal employment opportunity employer. We support inclusive excellence and are committed to creating a safe and welcoming community for all. College policy prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, medical condition, physical or mental disability, gender stereotyping, gender identity, taking a protected leave (e.g. family medical or pregnancy leave), or on any other basis protected by applicable laws.

Saint Mary’s College annually collects information about campus crimes and other reportable incidents in accordance with the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. To view the Saint Mary’s College Report, please go to the Public Safety website at http://www.stmarys-ca.edu/public-safety/annual-security-and-fire-safetyreport-0.To request a paper copy please call Public Safety at (925) 631-4284. The report includes the type of crime, venue, and number of occurrences.

CFP: Experiences of African Americans in sport

Dear Fellow NASSS'ers,


I am soliciting published or unpublished manuscripts that address the experiences of African Americans in sport for the second edition of my text "Modern Sport and the African American Experience."  I am seeking a fresh and novel approach to include men & women focusing on athletic competition, social experiences, management and coaching.  Things we don't know much about are black athletes competing overseas, Caucasians who compete, coach or manage at HBCU's, and the like.  However, any manuscript that intersects with the main topic will be considered for publication.
 If your paper is already published, no worries, my publisher will seek copyright permission.  If you have an already completed or near completed manuscript that needs a home, please consider placing your work with us.  I have a publisher deadline of October 1st so I would need your unpublished manuscript or manuscript citation by September 1st.

Thanks for your consideration.

Gary Sailes <gsailes@indiana.edu>

AWARD: SSJ Early Career Researcher

SSJ Early Career Researcher Award


Sponsored by Human Kinetics, we are pleased to announce the inaugural "SSJ Early Career Researcher Award", to be awarded to an early career NASSS member "in recognition of significant scholarly contributions to the sociology of sport field." The winner of the award will receive U.S.$1,000 and be recognized at the 2015 NASSS business meeting/awards.

The Award is open to all members of NASSS who have received a PhD within the previous seven (7) years of the Award year (i.e., for 2015, an individual would have had to receive his or her PhD between 2008 and 2015). 

Nomination packets must be submitted to the Chair of the SSJ Early Career Researcher Award committee, Michael Giardina, by August 31, 2015. Application packets must be sent via email to: SSJAward2015@gmail.com

An individual shall be considered for the Award if he or she is a NASSS member and the Chair receives the following documents by the August 31, 2015 deadline:

1. A letter of nomination from a member of NASSS outlining the nominee's accomplishments to date, as well as anticipated future contributions to the field;

2. A copy of the nominee's most recent curriculum vitae;

3. Two representative scholarly publications by the nominee;

The criteria for evaluation shall include publication record and other scholarly contributions to the sociology of sport (e.g., scholarly journal articles, books, monographs, research reports and so forth that demonstrate an impact on the sociology of sport knowledge base; scholarly presentations, invited plenaries, and/or keynote addresses; public engagement/public sociology; and other awards the nominee may have received, including but not limited to other NASSS awards).

** Please note that self-nominations shall not be accepted, and that a member of NASSS may only nominate one individual for this Award per year.

Questions concerning the award should be directed to the committee chair via email at SSJAward2015@gmail.com

JOB: EdD program in Kinesiology at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Department of Kinesiology
Two Faculty Positions in Kinesiology

POSITION NUMBERS: 999399 and 999408

POSITION: Applications are invited for two 9‐month, tenure‐track positions in Kinesiology at the rank of Assistant /Associate Professor.

POSITION DESCRIPTION: We are seeking 2 innovative scholars in Kinesiology with interest and experience in graduate education to take major roles in our online professional EdD program in Kinesiology. The EdD program is a cohortbased, interdisciplinary professional degree program in which 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 candidates are also expected to play a leading role in developing and maintaining community within the EdD program.

QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates must have 1) an earned doctorate in Kinesiology or related field, 2) a broad knowledge of Kinesiology and its sub‐disciplines, and 3) active line of scholarship that complements the EdD program.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Experience in graduate teaching and thesis/dissertation supervision. 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: January 2016 (preferred)

SALARY: Competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.

THE DEPARTMENT OF KINESIOLOGY: The Department has 23 full‐time 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 (http://www.uncg.edu/kin) offers B.S., M.S., M.S.A.T., and Ph.D. degrees, as well as the online EdD. The 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 ~270,000. Located in the heart of the North Carolina Piedmont, UNCG and the City of Greensboro take great pride in their familyand 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 Sept. 15 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 athttps://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