Tuesday, September 16, 2014

CFP: Southern Sociological Society - WOMEN’S SPORTS

The Southern Sociological Society is organizing their 2015 annual conference in New Orleans around the theme of “Stalled Revolutions? Gender Inequality in the 21st Century” with the question mark specifically indicating recognition that it is debatable whether or not the gender revolution has stalled at all and, if so, to what degree.

In conjunction with the conference theme, I am currently devising a session on “sport and stalled revolutions”. The description of the session is as follows:

SPORT AND STALLED REVOLUTIONS 1: WOMEN’S SPORTS
Sport is a social institution that has gone through a period of tremendous change regarding gender. Title IX increased the presence and profile of female athletes, women’s professional sports leagues have become established and continuous entities, and a number of female athletes have achieved household recognition.  Yet, despite these advancements women’s sports continue to suffer from a number of barriers: backlash against Title IX, continued sexualization and trivialization of female athletes and women’s sports; and significant differences in the financial and fan support of male and female athletics.

Therefore this session seeks to query, in conjunction with the conference theme, the role of sport as a social institution in generating a more equal society regarding gender relations. We seek papers that address the following questions either generally or as a part of a more grounded empirical study: In what ways has sport provided a powerful setting for articulating alternative conceptions of the distribution of power via gender? In what ways does it reinforce existing power arrangements? What are the possibilities and problems of attempts to generate social change via sport? How does sport compare to other institutions characterized by stalled revolutions (e.g. work, family)?

If you would like your paper considered for this session, please submit the following to Kylie Parrotta (kparrotta@desu.edu) and Daniel Buffington (buffingtond@uncw.edu) by Wednesday, October 15:
1) the title of the paper
2) name, affiliation, and contact information for each author
3) an extended abstract of approximately 450-550 words
***note that at least one author on each paper must be a member of SSS for the paper to be considered (per SSS)

CFP: Southern Sociological Society - HOMOPHOBIA IN MEN’S SPORTS

The Southern Sociological Society is organizing their 2015 annual conference in New Orleans around the theme of “Stalled Revolutions? Gender Inequality in the 21st Century” with the question mark specifically indicating recognition that it is debatable whether or not the gender revolution has stalled at all and, if so, to what degree.

In conjunction with the conference theme, I am currently devising a session on “sport and stalled revolutions”. The description of the session is as follows:

SPORT AND STALLED REVOLUTIONS 3: HOMOPHOBIA IN MEN’S SPORTS
Sport has long been considered a homophobic social institution, one where heteronormative conceptions of masculinity prevail and homosexuality must be closeted. Indeed, until recently there were no active male players in any of the major sporting leagues who were openly gay. Yet, in just the past few years a number of high profile athletes (Jason Collins, Robbie Rogers, Michael Sam) have declared a non-heteronormative sexual identity while still actively playing sports at an elite level. Interestingly, these announcements have often been met not with condemnation, but open declarations of support from teammates, coaches, and administrators.

Therefore this session seeks to query, in conjunction with the conference theme, the role of sport as a social institution in generating a more equal society regarding sexuality. We seek papers that address the following questions either generally or as a part of a more grounded empirical study: In what ways has sport provided a powerful setting for articulating alternative conceptions of male sexuality? In what ways does it reinforce existing conceptions? What are the possibilities and problems of attempts to generate social change via sport? How does sport compare to other institutions characterized by stalled revolutions (e.g. work, family)?

If you would like your paper considered for this session, please submit the following to Daniel Buffington (buffingtond@uncw.edu) by Wednesday, October 15:

1) the title of the paper
2) name, affiliation, and contact information for each author
3) an extended abstract of approximately 450-550 words
***note that at least one author on each paper must be a member of SSS for the paper to be considered (per SSS policies)

JOB: Sport Management at Florida State University

Florida State University
College of Education

ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE PROFESSORS
SPORT MANAGEMENT

JOB INFORMATION:
Candidates are being sought for two (2) tenure-track positions in the Department of Sport Management, a unit in the College of Education at Florida State University. The Department has four core content areas: legal and policy issues, management, marketing, and media and culture studies. Applicants should have research and teaching expertise that will contribute to and support one or more of the department’s content areas. Visit www.coe.fsu.edu/SM for more information about the Department.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Candidates should be available to begin work in August 2015. The individuals hired will be required to maintain an active research agenda, possess strong knowledge of qualitative and/or quantitative research methods for the effective mentoring of masters and doctoral student research, teach undergraduate and graduate courses, seek external funding, aid in developing external partnerships, and contribute to department and university growth through appropriate service activities.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Minimum qualifications for each position include: earned doctorate degree in Sport Management or related field; college/university teaching experience; experience mentoring, or evidence of ability to mentor graduate students; experience procuring external funding or evidence of willingness to seek external funding.

OTHER:
These are nine-month, tenure earning positions at the assistant or associate professor rank, with possible summer employment. The anticipated start date for each position is August 12, 2015 (Fall 2015 Semester). Rank and salary will be commensurate with an individual’s experience.

HOW TO APPLY:
Those interested in the position should apply through the Florida State University website at https://jobs.fsu.edu. Interested parties are required to complete the online application.In addtion, candidates should submit an application packet that includes a current curriculum vita, a letter of application explaining an individual’s qualifications for the position, the names and contact information of three references, and a copy of graduate school transcripts to our application coordinator: Erika Bettilyon, Department Manager, Sport Management
1002 Tully Gym, Florida State Unversity
Tallahassee, FL 32306-4280
Review of applications will begin November 1, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY:
Florida State University is an equal opportunity/access/affirmative action employer.
Women and minority candidates are strongly encourage to apply.
For more information about the College of Education, visit www.coe.fsu.edu

JOB: Specialist in General/Adapted Physical Education Teacher Education - San José State University

San José State University
San José, California

ANNOUNCEMENT OF POSITION AVAILABILITY
Subject to Budgetary Approval
Specialist in General/Adapted Physical Education Teacher Education
 Department of Kinesiology
Job Opening ID (JOID): 22968
Rank: Assistant professor, tenure track

Qualifications:
1. Earned Doctorate in Physical Education-Teacher Education or closely related field;
2. Demonstrated ability to teach undergraduate level general/adapted physical education teacher education courses, supervise student teachers/interns, advise in the area of specialization, and teach general education and/or physical activity classes;
3. Ability to model excellence in teaching general/adapted physical education teacher education; experience in teaching general/adapted physical education to children in US public schools highly desirable; knowledge of California K-12 physical education content standards desirable; ability to plan and implement the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing Program Standards for physical education and adapted physical education in undergraduate curriculum;
4. Ability to work collegially to continue developing contemporary interdisciplinary research and teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, with special interest in obesity/physical activity and/or disability/physical activity;
5. Demonstrated potential for excellence in scholarly research;
6. Must have a general/adapted pedagogy background and experience in Kinesiology along with theoretical knowledge of the field;
7. Awareness of and sensitivity to the educational goals of a multicultural population as might have been gained in cross-cultural study, training, teaching, or other comparable experience.

Responsibilities:
1. Teach general/adapted physical education teacher education courses at the undergraduate level. Teaching assignment may also include teaching general education, activity courses, and graduate coursework, in addition to committee work, student advising, and student teacher/intern supervision;
2. Direct and grow the overall general/adapted physical education teacher education programs and placement of student teachers; maintain collaboration with local schools, and generate community support and involvement in the pedagogy program;
3. Maintain appropriate accreditations; 
4. Apply knowledge and skills using an interdisciplinary approach to Kinesiology, especially with regard to disability or obesity and physical activity;
5. Integrate and build bridges across the sub-disciplines within the Kinesiology Department and collaborate with other departments across the university;
6. Conduct scholarly research, develop grants, present professional papers, and publish in peer-reviewed journals;
7. Serve on thesis/project committees, and advise students at the undergraduate level;
8. Serve on department, college, and university committees as appropriate;
9. Candidate must address the needs of a student population of great diversity – in age, cultural background, ethnicity, disability, primary language, and academic preparation – through course materials, teaching strategies, and advisement.

Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Starting Date: August 18, 2015
Eligibility: Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States.
Application Procedures: Screening will start on October 1, 2014. For full consideration upload
letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching interests/philosophy and research
plans, and at least three original letters of reference with contact information to

Dr. Matthew Masucci, Chair 
Department of Kinesiology 
Phone (408) 924 3021
Fax (408) 924 3053
San José State University 
San José, CA 95192-0054

For more information on the Department of Kinesiology, see: www.sjsu.edu/kinesiology
Please include Job Opening ID (JOID) on all correspondence.

San José State University is California’s oldest institution of public higher learning. The campus is located on the southern end of San Francisco Bay in downtown San José (Pop. 1,000,000), hub of the world-famous Silicon Valley high-technology research and development center. Many of California’s most popular national, recreational, and cultural attractions are conveniently close. A member of the 23-campus CSU system, San José State University enrolls approximately 30,000 students, a significant percentage of whom are members of minority groups. The University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty so our disciplines, students and the community can benefit from multiple ethnic and gender perspectives.

San José State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. This policy applies to all San José State University students, faculty, and staff as well as University programs and activities. Reasonable accommodations are made for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose. Note that all San José State University employees are considered mandated reporters under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and are required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
The latest San José State University Safety 101 Uniform Campus Crime and Security Report is available. You may request a copy of San José State University’s annual safety report by contacting the University Police Department at (408) 924-2222 or by visiting the University Police Department website at (http://www.sjsu.edu/police.)

JOB: Kinesiology Sport Studies - California State University

FULL ANNOUNCEMENT: http://www.csun.edu/sites/default/files/15-44-kin-sport-studies.pdf

FACULTY POSITION OPENING
CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, NORTHRIDGE
Northridge, California 91330

Department: Kinesiology
Rank: Assistant/Associate Professor
Area: Sport Studies

Effective Date of Appointment: 2015 – 2016 AY (Subject to Budgetary Approval)
Salary: Dependent upon qualifications

Qualifications:
Applicants must possess a doctorate in Kinesiology or related field of study. ABD candidates will be considered, but must have completed the doctorate before the time of appointment. Desired qualifications include: 1) academic emphasis and ability to teach in one or more of the following areas of sport studies: sport history, sport philosophy, sport psychology, and/or sport sociology; 2) evidence of successful teaching experience at the college or university level; 3) evidence of research ability and ongoing scholarly productivity. Applicants should possess a broad and balanced view of the discipline of Kinesiology, valuing equally the biological, socio-cultural, and aesthetic knowledge of human movement across the life span. Evidence of on-going research activity and potential to secure external funding to support research and publication is desired. Applicants must demonstrate ability to effectively work with a diverse student population. Experience with online teaching and instructional technology is highly desirable.

Responsibilities:
Primary teaching responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in at least one of the following areas of sport studies: sport history, sport philosophy, sport psychology, and/or sport sociology; secondary teaching responsibilities may include other closely related courses offered within the department. The typical teaching load is 12 units per semester. Faculty have additional responsibilities such as: student advisement; supervision of graduate research projects; maintaining an active program of scholarly research and publication; service on department, college, and university committees as appropriate. The successful candidate should conduct publishable research and attempt to secure external funding to support research and scholarly activities. The successful candidate may be required to teach on weekdays, evenings, weekends and possibly on-line. The successful candidate will work closely with other sport studies faculty in the department.

Application Deadline:
Screening of applications will begin October 21, 2014. Priority will be given to applicants who meet the screening deadline. However, the position will remain open until filled. Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and three current letters of recommendation to the address below.
In later phases of the search process, applicants may be requested to provide verification of terminal degrees, licenses and certificates.

CFP: NCAA Innovations in Research and Practice Grant Program

The NCAA will award $100,000 in grants for the 2015 calendar year to support research and data-driven pilot programs designed to enhance student-athlete psychosocial well-being and mental health. Topics funded by the NCAA Innovations in Research and Practice Grant Program may include, but are not limited to, managing transitions (e.g., from recruit to first-year student; transferring between universities; adapting from youth sports to college sports environment; developing independence from parents), identity development, stress management, substance use, bystander intervention, cultivating healthy relationships, career exploration and sport exit strategies. Grant recipients will be invited to present their work to key stakeholders in intercollegiate athletics in January of 2016 at the NCAA Convention in San Antonio, TX. Proposals will be judged in part on their potential to result in campus-level programming that can positively impact the well-being of NCAA student-athletes. Please go to the following link for more information: http://www.ncaa.org/about/resources/research/ncaa-innovations-research-and-practice-grant-program.

JOB: Assistant Professor of Kinesiology - The Pennsylvania State University

Assistant Professor of Kinesiology – Ethics of Health & Performance Enhancement

The Department of Kinesiology at The Pennsylvania State University is seeking a full-time faculty member in the area of ethics of health and performance enhancement. Penn State is embarking on a transformative series of hires in ethics designed to ensure that Penn State becomes a leader in ethics informed interdisciplinary research and the integration of ethical literacy throughout the Penn State curriculum. This is one of twelve tenure-track appointments funded by the University to augment the Penn State mission in this important area. Faculty will be co-funded by the Department of Kinesiology and the Rock Ethics Institute (rockethics.psu.edu) where he/she will be hosted as affiliate faculty. This is a tenure-track position, beginning Fall 2015 at the assistant professor level.
The successful candidate is expected to provide an informed ethical perspective on physical performance enhancement and related health concerns in the domains of exercise, sport, and other physical activities. A focus on performance enhancement might include ethical analyses of performance interventions ranging from genetic engineering to pharmaceutical and dietary protocols, the development of appropriate policies and other standards for exercise-related health and well-being, and the identification of guidelines for activity safety across the lifespan, but particularly in youth sport and other children’s activity settings. The successful candidate will be expected to interact effectively with exercise physiologists, biomechanists, exercise psychologists, neuroscientists, and a variety of other health-related and motor performance-related researchers and instructors, as well as scholars in other parts of the University including, but not limited to, nutritional sciences, prevention science, child and adolescent development, and sport-related communication.
We are seeking candidates who will build on the Rock Ethics Institute’s tradition of excellence in collaborative, interdisciplinary ethics research and ethically informed decision support for significant societal issues, as well as their success in integrating ethics into the curriculum. We are looking for individuals who will be effective in working on and leading interdisciplinary teams that embed ethical analysis into research projects including decision support research, and who have experience and interest in integrating ethics in undergraduate and graduate curriculum. Faculty who are hired will be Affiliate Faculty in the Rock Ethics Institute and receive a one-course release for the first five years designed to enhance collaboration with faculty and students on existing ethics research and curricular initiatives as well as building new initiatives and programs in conjunction with the Institute’s mission. Requirements include a doctorate in philosophy, ethics, sport ethics, or a related field with evidence of interest and experience in the application of ethics to physical activity, health, safety, and human well-being.  Evidence of successful teaching experience is expected. Experience pursuing and securing external research funding is desired.
The Department of Kinesiology offers B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees and is part of the College of Health and Human Development. Our graduate program is currently ranked #1 by both the National Research Council and the National Academy of Kinesiology. The educational environment is enriched by the considerable breadth and diversity of faculty expertise and educational opportunities for students.
The Pennsylvania State University is the land grant institution of Pennsylvania. University Park is the largest of Penn State’s 24 campuses, with an undergraduate enrollment of approximately 42,000 students and offering more than 150 programs of graduate study. University Park is located in Central Pennsylvania, adjacent to the municipality of State College, which enjoys high rankings for cultural opportunities, local schools, and quality of life.
Penn State values diversity in all forms and we encourage individuals of diverse backgrounds to apply. Review of applications will begin in October, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.
To be considered, applicants must complete an on-line application and upload a cover letter (describing scholarly interests and qualification to include a statement of how the candidate’s work is relevant to the University and Rock vision and how such a position is likely to augment the candidate’s own  work), curriculum vita, and supporting information (e.g., reprints of three recent publications) along with the names and contact information for three professional references (e.g. addresses, email and telephone numbers).
Direct questions to: Lisa Guiser, Kinesiology Ethics Search Committee, 275 Recreation Building, Department of Kinesiology, Penn State, University Park, PA 16802. Phone: (814) 863-1163; e-mail: lxg7@psu.edu. Please indicate “Ethics Search – job # 53232” in subject line of email correspondence.
Apply to job 53232 at http://www.psu.jobs
CAMPUS SECURITY CRIME STATISTICS: For more about safety at Penn State, and to review the Annual Security Report which contains information about crime statistics and other safety and security matters, please go to http://www.police.psu.edu/clery/ , which will also provide you with detail on how to request a hard copy of the Annual Security Report.
Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to minorities, women, veterans, disabled individuals, and other protected groups.

Monday, September 08, 2014

CFP: 2015 Southern Sport Management Conference

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
The 2015 Southern Sport Management Conference invites scholars, practitioners, and students to submit abstracts for either (1) poster presentations or (2) 25-minute oral presentations. In addition, students are invited to participate in our student research competition. The deadline for submissions is December 1, 2014.

The conference will be held February 19-21, 2015 in Baton Rouge, LA. Further information about
the conference will be available later in the fall.

Abstract Submission Guidelines:
• Prospective presenters are limited to two presentations.
• Abstracts should be submitted using the following guide:
o 12-point, Times New Roman font
o Two pages will be submitted.
§ Page 1: Title Page
• Title should be centered.
• Below the title, list all author names and affiliations in order of contribution. Use one line per author and affiliation.
• Centered at the bottom of page one, provide the principal author’s contact information: mailing address, e-mail address, fax, and telephone numbers.
§ Page 2: Abstract Page
• Do not place any authors or affiliations on this page.
• Title should be centered.
• Listed below the title and aligned to the left of the page, describe the type of presentation you are submitting: 1) Poster Presentation or 2) 25-Minute Oral Presentation
• Listed below the type of presentation, provide three keywords that represent your abstract.
• Below the keywords, provide your presentation abstract. Abstracts are limited to 300 words.
• Include text only. Figures and tables are not acceptable.
o Submit all abstracts to Dr. Adam Love at adam.love@msstate.edu
§ The subject line should read: ‘Southern Sport Management Conference Abstract’
§ You will be notified via e-mail of acceptance by January 1, 2015.

Student Research Competition Guidelines:
Students wishing to participate in the research competition should submit the following:
• 150-word abstract summarizing full competitive abstract.
• 1500-word (maximum), extended abstract (excluding references)
o The extended abstract should simply be a condensed version of a full paper with all relevant sections clearly defined.
o Title page (maximum of 10 simple terms that clearly convey the focus of the paper)
o Main document (introduction, theoretical/conceptual framework, method, results, discussion, and conclusion)
o Practical implications
o References
o Double-spaced
o Times New Roman 12-point font
o 8.5 x 11-inch page formatting
o 1-inch margins
o Formatting and reference style should conform to the American Psychological Association Guidelines (6th Edition).
• Please send all abstracts directly to Dr. Matthew Walker at matt.walker@hlkn.tamu.edu
o The subject line should read: ‘Southern Sport Management Student Paper’
o You will be notified via e-mail of a decision by January 1, 2015.

Please note, students who wish to present but not enter the research competition need only submit an abstract following the general abstract submission guidelines above. Only those entering the student research competition should submit the extended abstract.
Reviewers for the 2015 SSMA Student Research Award will judge the extended abstracts on the basis of their contribution to the advancement of applied sport management research. Accordingly, abstracts will be judged on their overall quality, contribution to the conference, and the advancement of practical scholarship. As such, the practical implications section should be included, which clearly highlights the key outcomes of the research.
Finalists for the Student Research Award will be asked to deliver a 25-minute oral presentation at the
conference, where reviewers will evaluate the presentations and select a winner. All finalists will be
recognized at the conference banquet, while the winner will also receive complimentary conference
registration. Additionally, the winning author will be asked to submit the full paper for consideration in a future issue of the Journal of Applied Sport Management (JASM).

Thursday, August 28, 2014

JOB: Sport Management at Lincoln University (NZ)

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Sport ManagementVacancy 14-64
The Department of Tourism, Sport and Society in the Faculty of Environment, Society and Design is seeking to appoint a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Sport Management.
The appointee will teach into inter-disciplinary undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, as well as complement and support our existing strengths and focus on sport and recreation, and their links with the associated areas of tourism and parks. An appreciation of the range of issues arising from the practice of sport management at various scales (local, regional, national, global), along with relevant experience and theoretical awareness, is highly desirable. Evidence of industry experience in sport management, event management, or creating an internship programme at the tertiary level would be an advantage. An active research profile which demonstrates an engagement with current issues, theory and practice is essential.
Initial enquiries can be directed to Dr Gary Steel, Head of Department, Tourism, Sport and Society via email gary.steel@lincoln.ac.nz.


For further information please contact Human Resources on +64 3 423 0590. All applications should be accompanied by a covering letter, completed application form and CV.
Applications must be received by 9.00am on Friday 12 September 2014.

JOB: Sport Management at University of Kansas

University of Kansas, Department of Health, Sport, & Exercise Sciences (HSES) is searching for an Assistant Professor in Sport Management (earned doctorate with a specialty in one or more of the sub-fields of sport management, ABD considered) for a full-time (9-month), tenure track position starting 8/18/15. Experience in one or more of the following areas is preferred: sport organizational behavior/theory; sport sociology; sport marketing; sport consumer behavior. Duties include: teach graduate & undergraduate courses, develop line of research, advise/mentor students. Required qualifications: demonstrated record of teaching excellence, demonstrated record of scholarly publications, excellence in written/oral communication skills, and respect for and ability to work with diverse populations. Interested applicants should apply on-line at https://employment.ku.edu/academic/1518BR. Priority will be given to applications received by 10/15/14 with the search continuing until the position is filled.

The School of Education at the University of Kansas, home to the Department of Health, Sport, and Exercise Sciences, is one of the premier institutions in the preparation of practitioners and leaders in education and related human service fields.  The School is committed to leading the way in providing academic excellence in teaching and learning, research and scholarly pursuits, and service. The School is ranked 10th among public institutions for its graduate programs by U.S News and World Report.
 
The Department of Health, Sport, and Exercise Sciences offers undergraduate programs in athletic training, exercise science, community health, health and physical education, and sport management and graduate programs in exercise physiology, health education and psychology of physical activity, and sport management. These programs prepare practitioners, administrators, researchers, faculty members, and leaders for all levels of education.

KU is an EO/AAE.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex(including pregnancy), age, national origin, disability, genetic information or protected Veteran status.