Thursday, December 11, 2014

PHD: Sport studies in socio-cultural studies - University of Tennessee

The University of Tennessee, Department of Kinesiology, Recreation, and Sport Studies has an opening for a doctoral student for the fall semester 2015 in the sport studies concentration with a specialization in socio-cultural studies.

This position includes a tuition waiver, a monthly stipend, and health insurance. The candidate will teach socio- cultural foundation courses in the Sport Management curriculum each semester.

Possible research areas include but are not limited to the following:

  • International sport/globalization
  • Sport diplomacy
  • Women and sport
  • Sport in outreach and engagement
  • Sport and religion
  • Sport and (sexual) violence

We encourage applications of candidates with an interest in conducting research in areas associated with UT’s Center for Sport, Peace, and Society.

The Sport Studies emphasis in the doctoral program primarily prepares graduates for positions as faculty members in higher education. The coursework for the program is developed between the student and the faculty advisor to meet the educational goals of the student. Students have the flexibility to develop a program that allows them to focus on the area of study in which they have an interest.

Doctoral students will receive training in research design and methodology and are expected to conduct research outside the requirements of the classroom. The program consists of 15 hours within the concentration, 18 hours of research courses, nine hours within the specialization and a minimum of six hours in an outside or cognate area.

Contact Dr. Lars Dzikus (ldzikus@utk.edu or 865-974-0451) for more information.

CFP: Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and American Culture

CALL FOR PAPERS
27th COOPERSTOWN SYMPOSIUM ON BASEBALL AND AMERICAN CULTURE
May 27- May 29, 2015
Cooperstown, New York


The Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and American Culture, co-sponsored by SUNY Oneonta and the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, examines the impact of baseball on American culture from interdisciplinary and multi-disciplinary perspectives.

Proposals for papers are invited from all disciplines and on all topics.  Papers on baseball as baseball are not encouraged.  Submission is by abstract and one-page vitae (include complete contact information). Abstracts should be narrative, limited to three type-written pages.  Presentations should be designed to fit into a 20-minute panel segment. Abstracts should be submitted by December 19, 2014, to:

Sherry Wildenstein
135 Netzer Administration Building
State University of New York College at Oneonta
Oneonta, NY 13820-4015
Sherry.Wildenstein@oneonta.edu

For further information, please contact Symposium Co-Directors:
Jim Gates at jgates@baseballhall.org or 
Bill Simons at William.Simons@oneonta.edu

CFP: Sports Studies Symposium

Call for Absracts:
“Sports Studies: The State of the Art”
4th Annual Rockford University Sports Studies Symposium
Date: April 24, 2015
Rockford University
5050 E. State. St.
Rockford, IL 61108


Along with its general popularity, sport as an object of academic study has been steadily growing for decades across disciplinary boundaries. As such, this year’s Sports Studies Symposium seeks to explore the state of the study of sport.

We invite papers that examine the current state of the study of sport; for example:

  • High-level descriptions of the current methodologies in a specific discipline as it relates to sport;
  • Analyses of the main active questions on which a specific discipline focuses when looking at sport;
  • Discussions of cross-disciplinary research or approaches to the study of sport.
  • Of course, this is by no means an exhaustive list; a myriad of approaches are welcome and encouraged.

We invite and encourage contributors from any discipline. 

Each presenter should plan on 20 minutes for his or her presentation. There will also be time for Q&A.

Abstract Submission:
Abstract should be 300-500 words. Send via email (as PDF) to sklein_at_rockford_dot_edu.

Deadline: 1/23/2015
Notification of Acceptance: No earlier than 2/13/2015

If you have any questions, please contact Shawn Klein: sklein_at_rockford_dot_edu or Michael Perry: mperry_at_rockford_dot_edu.

This CFA and other information  are also available at www.sportsethicist.com

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

ASSISTANTSHIP: Doctoral students in Sports and Fitness Administration - University of Houston

The Department of Health and Human Performance of University of Houston is pleased to announce acceptance of doctoral students in the area of Sports and Fitness Administration.


Institutional Description: The University of Houston is a Carnegie-designated Tier-One public research university. We are located in the heart of Houston and have over 40,000 students enrolled.  The city of Houston is the second most diverse city in the nation and has numerous major and minor league sports teams, local university athletic programs, community sports and recreational programs, providing an outstanding setting for unique and engaging research settings and data collections.

Program Description: University of Houston’s Sports and Fitness Administration program offers B.S. and M.A. degrees and is supported by four fulltime faculty as well as six adjunct professors. The doctoral program in Sports and Fitness Administration is a four-year program with mandatory completion of dissertation. The degree program allows for flexibility to meet the needs of our students with an emphasis in the development of future faculty.
                        
Faculty advisor relevant to sociology (Dr. Cottingham):


Financial Aid: tuition waiver and assistantship (total amount of financial aid is dependent upon department’s budget and is subject to change) are available and may be granted.

Effective Date of Enrollment: Fall semester, 2015

Application Process and Qualification: The full application process including standards for qualification can be found at  http://www.uh.edu/class/hhp/graduate-programs/phd-kinesiology/ Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact a faculty member to discuss their interests before applying.

ASSISTANTSHIP: Sport and Sustainable Development

NC State Doctoral Research Assistantship Opportunity - Sport and Sustainable Development: 

The Health and Well-being Research Group in the Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management (PRTM) is seeking a highly qualified candidate who is committed to pursuing a Ph.D. starting August 2015. Candidates should have a strong desire to engage in high-quality research focused on sport in the context of sustainable development. Specifically, the qualified student should have an interest in researching the communicative, sociological, and political economic aspects of sport and sustainable development. Advised by Dr. Kyle Bunds, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to work on a variety of interdisciplinary research projects involving regional, national, and international sport-based development. Those applying should have an interest in working with state of the art equipment in the Center for Geospatial Analytics (http://geospatial.ncsu.edu), including working with immersive virtual reality systems, tangible geospatial modeling, SimTable modeling, and other immersive technologies (http://geospatial.ncsu.edu/labs/#geovisualization-lab).  

The assistantship is a 12-month 20-hour per week position that includes a competitive stipend, tuition, and health insurance benefits. Funds for professional development purposes (e.g., conference presentations) will be provided. This position is renewable each year based on satisfactory progress.
Interested candidates should contact Kyle Bunds directly at Ksbunds@ncsu.edu. Applications received by January 15, 2015 will receive full consideration.  

CFP: 13th Annual Macintosh Sociology of Sport Conference

THE 13th ANNUAL MACINTOSH SOCIOLOGY OF SPORT CONFERENCE

Saturday 17 January 2015, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario

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

The conference programme will consist of several sessions of graduate student presentations, a catered lunch, and the annual Donald Macintosh Memorial Lecture, which will be given this year by Dr. Lisa McDermott, Associate Professor in the Faculty of Physical Education & Recreation at the University of Alberta. Dr. McDermott’s research interests include cultural analyses of gender, the body, physical activity and health, as well as sport and popular culture. Her work has been published in a number of scholarly journals including Sociology of Sport Journal, Leisure Studies, International Review for the Sociology of Sport, Sport, Education & Society, and the Journal of Canadian Studies. Her present research looks at online news comments as a public sphere forum for deliberations on young people’s physical activity habits.

Graduate students who would like to present their work at the conference should send 250-word abstracts or proposals for roundtable discussions or posters to Mary Louise Adams (MLA1@queensu.ca) by December 5, 2014. We are looking for presentations of works-in-progress, as well as presentations of completed research.

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

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

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

JOB: Assistant & Clinical Assistant/Associate Professor in Sport Management - Indiana University

The sport management program at Indiana University is inviting applicants for a couple sport management faculty openings. Below are the first and second announcements:

1- Assistant/Associate Professor, Sport Management
The Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington has an opening for an Assistant/Associate Professor, tenure track, in the sport management program within the Department of Kinesiology. The salary is commensurate with qualifications. The appointment is available beginning the Fall semester, 2015.
Interested candidates should review the application requirements and submit their application at: https://indiana.peopleadmin.com. Questions regarding the position can be directed to: Dr. Paul M. Pedersen at ppederse@indiana.edu. Questions regarding the application process can be directed to: Kristi Wasson at ktanksle@indiana.edu or submitted via postal mail at Sport Management Assistant/Associate Professor Search and Screen Committee, c/o Dr. Paul M. Pedersen, School of Public Health-Bloomington, Indiana University, 1025 East 7th St., SPH 179, Bloomington, IN 47405-4801. Applications should include: a letter of application summarizing qualifications and a brief statement (no more than one page) of professional objectives, a curriculum vitae, representative publication reprints, and contact information of three references. Review of applications will begin December 15, 2014 and continue until position is filled.
Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status.

2- Clinical Assistant/Associate Professor, Sport Management
The Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington has an opening for a Clinical Assistant/Associate Professor in the sport management program within the Department of Kinesiology. The salary is commensurate with qualifications. The appointment is available beginning the Fall semester, 2015.
Interested candidates should review the application requirements and submit their application at: https://indiana.peopleadmin.com. Questions regarding the position can be directed to: Dr. Paul M. Pedersen at ppederse@indiana.edu. Questions regarding the application process can be directed to: Kristi Wasson at ktanksle@indiana.edu or submitted via postal mail at Sport Management Clinical Assistant/Associate Professor Search and Screen Committee, c/o Dr. Paul M. Pedersen, School of Public Health-Bloomington, Indiana University, 1025 East 7th St., SPH 179, Bloomington, IN 47405-4801. Applications should include: a letter of application summarizing qualifications (including a listing of courses the candidate would be interested in teaching and examples of the types of potential service grant opportunities the candidate might pursue if hired), a curriculum vitae, and contact information of three references. Review of applications will begin December 15, 2014 and continue until position is filled.
Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status.

CFP: Annual Physical Cultural Studies Graduate Student Conference

Annual Physical Cultural Studies Graduate Student Conference:

Call for Abstracts: “Bodies, Science, and Technology”
Friday April 17th
Annual Graduate Student Conference on Friday April 17th, 2015

Physical Cultural Studies (PCS) – housed within the Department of Kinesiology at the University at the School of Public Health Building on the College Park campus. This one-day conference will consist of a series of student presentations commenced with a keynote by Dr. Jennifer Sterling, PCS alumnus and current postdoctoral fellow at Georgia Tech University. Dr. Sterling’s research focuses on how science and technology studies can inform and extend critical examinations of sport.

This year, the conference will be organized around the theme, “Bodies, Science, and Technology.” Science and Technology Studies (STS) scholarship reveal the intricate ways social, political, economic, and cultural values dialectically affect science and technological developments. Such theories, methods, and approaches provide useful inroads for advancing a myriad of research on the construction, and disruption, of bio- medical and technological understandings of health and human performance. We seek to expand the definitional boundaries of science and technology as scholarly areas of inquiry, utilizing this year’s conference to explore and examine the complex and often contradictory intersections encompassing science, technology, and the human body.

We invite papers that reflect upon these and other relevant questions, especially that research and those researchers working in dialogue with an empirical basis. We invite presentations oriented around, but not limited to, the critical study of the [in]active body, physical culture, constructions of sociocultural practices implicating the body, and the intersection of science, technology, and embodiment more generally.

The conference aims to promote an inter- and trans-disciplinary dialogue, and as such is a space for work that develops from within or across multiple academic disciplines.  We welcome all submissions from a multitude of disciplines on a multitude of related topics, but encourage submissions interrogating physical cultural practices.

The submission deadline is February 1st, 2015

Please e-mail abstracts (300 word limit) to umdpcs@gmail.com

Within your email, include as an attachment (in .doc or .pdf format) the following: Paper Title, Abstract, Keywords, Author(s) contact information, and institutional affiliation(s). For more information about PCS please visit http://www.umdpcs.org; for questions please contact PCS Graduate Conference Committee at umdpcs@gmail.com

JOB: Assistant Professor, Sport Management - Adrian College

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

Assistant Professor, Sport Management

The Department of Accountancy and Business invites applications for Assistant Professor of Sport Management. This is a tenure track position that will begin August 2015. Adrian College is seeking candidates with teaching and industry experience. Position responsibilities include teaching graduate and undergraduate sport management courses, potential to oversee master’s theses and supervise internships. Other responsibilities include a 12 credit hour teaching load per semester, advising students, college service and scholarship. Earned Ph.D. in Sport Management or related field required, advanced ABD’s may apply. It is expected that the successful candidate will maintain a commitment to excellence in teaching, diversity, scholarship, and service as defined by Adrian College.

Send cover letter, CV, transcripts (must have official transcripts for final consideration) and names and contact information for three references to sportmanagement@adrian.edu. Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

Adrian College is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and women and minorities are encouraged to apply. If offered a position, finalist must furnish proof of U.S. citizenship or proof of eligibility to work in the U.S. within three (3) days of commencing employment. A private, co-educational college of liberal arts and sciences related to the United Methodist Church, Adrian College is a traditional four-year residential institution offering a focused undergraduate education. The College offers 40 majors and pre-professional programs, 32 athletic teams and eight institutes dedicated to a diverse and personalized approach to education. Adrian College features state-of-the-art facilities, small class sizes and an innovative approach to the academic and personal growth of its students. In recent years, the College has experienced momentous growth garnering national recognition. U.S. News & World Report has recognized Adrian College as the ‘#1 Up and Coming Baccalaureate School in the Midwest,’ as well as ranked Adrian College as ‘Regional Top Baccalaureate College in the Midwest’ and a ‘Least Debt Load College.’ Most recently, the College received accolades as a ‘Best Value School.’ Adrian College is located in Southeast Michigan, about 45 minutes from Ann Arbor and Toledo.

JOB: Assistant Professor in Sport Psychology and Youth Sport - Queen's University

Queen's University
School of Kinesiology and Health Studies

Assistant Professor in Sport Psychology and Youth Sport

The School of Kinesiology and Health Studies, Faculty of Arts and Science at Queen’s University, Kingston invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor with specialization in sport psychology and youth sport with a preferred starting date of 01 July 2015, subject to budgetary approval.

The School is seeking an innovative researcher and committed teacher who, through demonstrated excellence in both teaching and scholarship, will contribute to the strength and depth of the Kinesiology and the Physical and Health Education programs in the School. 

Applications are invited from candidates who can provide evidence of scholarship in the area of sport psychology and youth sport. It is expected that the successful candidate will a) contribute to teaching core courses within our Physical Education and Kinesiology programs related to sport and exercise psychology and physical activities for children; b) develop an independent research program; and c) collaborate in the School’s research and service activities. 

Candidates should have a PhD completed at the start date of the appointment. The main criterion for selection is academic and teaching excellence. The successful candidate will provide evidence of high quality scholarly output that demonstrates potential for independent research leading to peer assessed publications and the securing of external research funding, as well as strong potential for outstanding teaching contributions at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and an ongoing commitment to academic and pedagogical excellence in support of the School’s programs. Transnational expertise is particularly sought after. Candidates must also provide evidence of an ability to work in an interdisciplinary, collaborative environment. The successful candidate will also be expected to make substantive contributions through service to the School, to the Faculty, to the University, and/or the broader community. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen's is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. All candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada will be given priority. To comply with Federal laws, the University is obliged to gather statistical information about how many applicants for each job vacancy are Canadian citizens / permanent residents of Canada. Applicants need not identify their country of origin or citizenship, however, all applications must include one of the following statements: “I am a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada”; OR, “I am not a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada”. Applications that do not include this information will be deemed incomplete. 

A complete application consists of: a cover letter (including one of the two statements regarding Canadian citizenship / permanent resident status specified in the previous paragraph), a current Curriculum Vitae (including a list of publications), a writing sample, a statement of research interests, a statement of teaching interests and experience (including teaching outlines and evaluations if available), and three letters of reference.

Applicants are encouraged to send all documents in their application package electronically (either PDF or MS Word files). Documents may be sent by email to Dr. Jean Côté, Director, School of Kinesiology and Health Studies at: skhs.director@queensu.ca.

Applicants who are unable to submit their materials electronically may send hard copies by regular mail to: Dr. Jean Côté, Director, School of Kinesiology and Health Studies, SKHS Building, 28 Division St., Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario Canada K7L 3N6. Tel (613) 533-6601; Fax: (613) 533-2009. Further information about the School may be found at: www.queensu.ca/skhs

The University will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant’s accessibility needs. If you require accommodation during the interview process, please contact Angie Maltby, Administrative Assistant to the Director in the School of Kinesiology and Health Studies at aam2@queensu.ca 

Academic staff at Queen’s University are governed by a Collective Agreement between the Queen’s University Faculty Association (QUFA) and the University, which is posted at: 
http://www.queensu.ca/provost/faculty/facultyrelations/qufa/collectiveagreement.html


The deadline for applications is 01 February 2015 or until a suitable candidate is found.