Friday, December 16, 2005

JOBS: University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland

Informal enquiries may be directed to Professor Mary O’Sullivan, Email or phone at 353 61 202949.

Departmental information is available at

Salary Scale: €38,363 – €47,986 p.a. Application material, available from Human Resources, University of Limerick, Limerick. Telephone 353 61 2020700 Facsimilie 353 61 331881 Email

Closing date for receipt of completed application forms is Friday, 28th January 2006.

Applications are welcome from suitability qualified female and male candidates.

The University is an equal opportunities employer and committed to selection on merit
University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland

College of Science

Department of Physical Education and Sport Sciences (PESS)

The Department of Physical Education and Sport Sciences is the leading provider of third level Physical Education, sports science, and sports pedagogy in the Republic of Ireland. The department delivers quality education in its undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Physical Education and in Sport and Exercise Sciences, and has a strong research ethos. The Department now wishes to recruit the following:

Junior Lecturer, Sport Studies and Physical Education

Candidates should have an earned doctorate in sport studies, physical education, sport pedagogy, or related field. A strong background in the sociology of physical education and/or sport is also a requirement. The successful candidate would teach and advise in the undergraduate Physical Education and Sport and Exercise Sciences programmes, advise postgraduate student research on socio-cultural dimensions of sport and physical education, and contribute to the research ethos of the PESS department, and specifically to the mission and core values of the Research Centre for Physical Education, Physical Activity, and Youth Sport (PE-PAYS). Applicants should provide in their application evidence of research competence and teaching interest and expertise in one or more applied studies teaching areas (games, outdoor education, dance, gymnastics, athletics, aquatics, or health related exercise/fitness). Interest and competence to supervise teaching practice students is highly desirable.

Junior Lecturer, Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy – 3-year contract

Candidates should possess an earned doctoral degree in Sport Pedagogy or related field, and teaching experience at 3rd level is required. The successful candidate would teach, supervise teaching practice, and advise pre/service physical education students (undergraduate and graduate diploma), advise postgraduate research on teaching and teacher education, and contribute to the research ethos of the PESS Department, specifically the mission and core values of the research centre for Physical Education, Physical Activity, and Youth Sport (PE-PAYS). Applicants should provide in their application evidence of research competence and teaching interest and expertise in one or more applied studies teaching areas (games, outdoor education, dance, gymnastics, athletics, aquatics, or health related exercise/fitness).

Informal enquiries for both of the above posts may be directed to Professor Mary O’Sullivan, Email or phone at 353 61 202949.

Departmental information is available at

Salary Scale: €38,363 – €47,986 p.a. Application material, available from Human Resources, University of Limerick, Limerick. Telephone 353 61 2020700 Facsimilie 353 61 331881 Email

Closing date for receipt of completed application forms is Friday, 28th January 2006.

Applications are welcome from suitability qualified female and male candidates.
The University is an equal opportunities employer and committed to selection on merit

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

CFP: Life After Sport: Atheletes in Transition

Conference Announcement and Call for Papers:


Hosted by:
College of Business, San Diego State University

June 2 – 4, 2006
San Diego, California

Keynote Speaker:
Steve Scott
US Mile Record Holder
Most sub-4-minute miles in history
3-time Olympian
Head Coach Cal State San Marcos (Track &Cross Country)

The conference will draw on the rich environment of sport to study the impact retirement has on individuals from diverse settings across the lifespan. Sessions will be applicable to those involved in sport at all levels including athletes, coaches, parents and sport administrators, as well as those experiencing transitions from other settings such as academic and business pursuits. Formats will include lecture presentations, seminars and small group workshops.

We invite submissions on a broad range of topics related to retirement and transition from sport. Submissions from multiple disciplines including psychology, sociology, philosophy of sport, sport management and business will be considered.

Please submit abstracts (200 – 250 words) electronically to both:

Scott Tinley
College of Business
San Diego State University

Dr. Richard Lally
Health and Physical Education Dept
Lock Haven University

Abstract Deadline: January 30, 2006

Notification of acceptance: February 15, 2006

For information:
Scott Tinley
Director, Institute for Athletes in Retirement and Transition
College of Business
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182-8228

Further details see

Monday, December 12, 2005

JOB: San José State University, Sport Management Specialist

San José State University
San José, California 95192

Announcement of Position Availability
Subject to Budgetary Approval
Job Requisition Number (JRN): 012199 Sport Management Specialist
Rank: Assistant or Associate Professor, Tenure Track

1. Doctorate strongly preferred, ABD considered. Must be a specialist in
sport management.
2. Demonstrated ability to teach courses in sport management at the
undergraduate and graduate level, serve on thesis committees, supervise
theses, supervise internships, and advise in the specialization.
3. Demonstrated ability to conduct research, develop grants, and publish.
Must have a theoretical background that includes sport sub-specialties such
as sport economics, sport municipalities, sport law, sport marketing, sport
ethics, sport facilities, sport arena management, sport and public
4. Experience and background working in a metropolitan university setting
as related to sport management.
5. Ability to work with colleagues to continue the development of a
contemporary sport management program at both the undergraduate and graduate
6. Membership in the appropriate professional associations.
7. Required: awareness of and sensitivity to the educational goals of a
multicultural population as might have been gained in cross-cultural study,
training, teaching and other comparable experience.

1. Primary responsibility to teach sport management at the undergraduate
and graduate levels, supervise interns, supervise theses, serve on thesis
committees, and advise students at both the undergraduate and graduate
levels. May also be expected to teach core courses at the undergraduate and
graduate levels, teach in the general education program, and/or teaching in
the physical activity program. Ability to teach upper division writing to
major students is particularly desirable.
2. Actively engage in a community outreach to develop the sport management
program, and generate community involvement.
3. Conduct research, develop grants, present professional papers, and
publish in sport management professional journals.
4. Serve on department and university committees as appropriate.
5. Candidate must address the needs of a student population of great
diversity ­ in age, cultural background, ethnicity, primary language and
academic preparation ­ through course materials, teaching strategies and

Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Starting Date: August 21, 2006
Eligibility: Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in
the United States.

Application Deadline: Position will remain open until filled. Review of
applications will begin on February 1, 2006.

Application Procedures: For full consideration send a letter of application,
vita, statement of teaching interest/philosophy and research plans, and
contact information for at least three references by February 1, 2006 to:
(Please include the Job Requisition Number on all correspondence.)

Greg Payne, Chair
Department of Kinesiology
San José State University
One Washington Square
San José, CA 95192-0054

Phone (408) 924-3012
Fax (408)924-3053

For more information see:

The University:
San José State University is California¹s oldest institution of public
higher learning. The campus is located in one of the richest regions for
sports management in the nation. Within a sixty-mile radius multiple
professional sports franchises, corporate/private fitness organizations, and
Division I, II, and III college athletic opportunities exist. The University
is located on the southern end of San Francisco Bay in downtown San José
(Pop. 920,000), hub of the world-famous Silicon Valley high-technology
research and development center. Many of California¹s most popular natural,
recreational, and cultural attractions are conveniently close. A member of
the 20-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.

SJSU is an equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to
nondiscrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin,
sex, sexual orientation, gender status, marital status, pregnancy, age,
disability, or covered veteran status consistent with applicable federal and
state laws. This policy applies to all SJSU student, faculty, and staff as
well as University programs and activities. Reasonable accommodations are
made for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.

The latest San Jose State University Safety 101 Uniform Campus
Crime and Security Report is available. You may request a copy of San
Jose¹s annual safety report buy contacting the University Police Department
at (408) 924-2222 or by visiting the website at

CFP: Sport, Identity and Social Division in Canada

Call for Papers
Sport, Identity and Social Division in Canada
(Volume 33, 2006)

From Confederation in 1867 onward, the burgeoning Canadian nation has used organized sport as a vehicle to create an emblematic identity that has strongly supported patriotic affirmation. And, paradoxically, organized sport has also been used as a strategy aimed at the maintenance of minority cultural identities. The metaphorical power of organized sport, wedded to its malleability as a culturally-significant element, has enabled it to evolve into both a vehicle permitting integration with the predominant Canadian society, and one through which minority cultural identity is affirmed. Successive waves of migrants to our shores brought in their train a number of sporting activities that either mirrored the minority identities of the immigrants or influenced the dominant Canadian culture. Moreover, the domain of sport is characterized by social tugs of war between divergent interests that are defined not only by gender, national, ethnic or linguistic groupings but also by social class. Today, more young people play soccer than hockey, although hockey is more often than not played by men. And while its mythical power to bind the country together has begun to wane, it remains a vital expression of Canadian nationalism. But which of Canada’s identities is reflected by hockey? Masculine, white, violent and smacking of capitalism? Or a renewed identity, one that embraces the other national communities (Quebec and the First Nations), ethnocultural communities, as well as bilingualism, women and social inequalities? What is the role of sport in both the creation and the reproduction of identities and inequalities in Canada? How do such interactions play out between the various groups involved in and affected by sport? Does sport aid in promoting certain social identities to the exclusion of others, or rather in the establishment of specific criteria for belonging? Clearly, the issues of sport, identity and social division in Canada have been and remain today a complex problematic.

The International Journal of Canadian Studies, together with the Research Centre for Sport in Canadian Society, of the University of Ottawa is seeking submissions of papers that reflect the diversity of experiences, inequalities and representations of sport in Canada from historical, sociological, political, anthropological and ethnographical perspectives.

Kindly submit your paper (20-30 pages), along with an abstract of 100 words or less, by May 1, 2006 to the Guy Leclair, Managing Editor, IJCS, 250 City Centre, S-303, Ottawa, Ontario. K1R 6K7 Canada. Tel.: (613) 789-7834. Fax: (613) 789-7830. E-mail: or Christine Dallaire / Jean Harvey, Research Centre for Sport in Canadian Society, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6N5, Canada. Tel: 613-562-5800, ext. 4277, Fax: 613-562-5149, Courriel :

Soumission de textes
Sport, identités et clivages sociaux au Canada
(Volume 33, 2006)

Dès la Confédération en 1867, le sport organisé a servi d’outil d’affirmation patriotique dans la construction d’une identité emblématique de la nation canadienne naissante. Il a servi aussi, paradoxalement, de stratégie pour assurer le maintien des identités culturelles minoritaires. Compte tenu de son pouvoir métaphorique et de sa malléabilité à titre de signifiant culturel, le sport devient tout autant un outil d’intégration à la société canadienne majoritaire que de véhicule d’affirmation des minorités culturelles. Les vagues successives d’immigration ont amené avec elles de nombreuses pratiques sportives, reproduisant les identités minoritaires ou influençant la culture majoritaire canadienne. Par ailleurs, le terrain du sport est caractérisé par des luttes sociales entre des intérêts divergents selon les sexes, les groupes nationaux, ethniques, linguistiques et les classes sociales. Aujourd’hui, davantage de jeunes garçons jouent au soccer plutôt qu’au hockey, mais ce dernier est toujours le sport le plus pratiqué chez les hommes. Et bien que son pouvoir mythique d’intégrateur national commence à perdre de son ampleur, il demeure une expression manifeste du nationalisme canadien. Mais de quelle identité canadienne? Une identité masculine, blanche, violente et associée au capitalisme? Une identité renouvelée, inclusive des autres communautés nationales (le Québec et les Premières Nations) et communautés ethnoculturelles, du bilinguisme, des femmes et des inégalités sociales? Quel est le rôle du sport dans la production et la reproduction des identités et des inégalités au Canada? Comment se jouent les interactions entre ses divers groupes dans et par le sport? Le sport participe-t-il à la mise en valeur de certaines représentations à l’exclusion d’autres, à l’établissement de critères d’appartenance particuliers? Ainsi, la question du sport, des identités et des clivages sociaux au Canada a été, et reste encore aujourd¹hui, une problématique complexe.

La Revue internationale d’études canadiennes s’associe avec le Centre de recherche sur le sport dans la société canadienne de l’Université d’Ottawa pour inviter la soumission de textes qui témoignent de la diversité des expériences, des inégalités et des représentations du sport au Canada d’une perspective historique, sociologique, politique, anthropologique et ethnographique.

La RIÉC vous invite à soumettre un texte (20 à 30 pages) ainsi qu’un résumé (maximum 100 mots) d’ici le 1er mai 2006 au secrétariat de la Revue internationale d’études canadiennes, 250, City Centre, S-303, Ottawa, Ontario K1R 6K7 Canada. Tél. : (613) 789-7834; téléc. : (613) 789-7830; courriel : ou Christine Dallaire / Jean Harvey, Centre de recherche sur le sport dans la société canadienne, Université d’Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, K1N 6N5 Canada. Tél. : (613) 562-5800 poste 4277, téléc. : (613) 562-5149, courriel:

JOB: Department Chair, Virginia Commonwealth University

DEPARTMENT CHAIR, EXERCISE SCIENCE, HEALTH AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION - Associate/Full Professor, tenure track 10-month position. Provide vision and leadership to Department; lead department activities to offer quality academic programs; advance research initiatives including external funding endeavors; teach and advise as appropriate; provide meaningful service to university, community and the professions. Required: Earned doctorate in related field; record of teaching, scholarly and service accomplishments commensurate with senior faculty rank; record of scholarly excellence and demonstrated ability to secure external funding; experience or documented potential to administer a complex array of program tracks at undergraduate and graduate levels including an interdisciplinary Ph.D. program; strong commitment to collaborative research and acquiring external funding. Preferred: Experience as department head or comparable administrative leadership position; experience in program collaborations with Schools of Public Health and Medicine; familiarity with technology applications in higher education; experience with school and community partnerships related to health and physical activity in culturally diverse populations. Position begins August 16, 2006.

Application: Submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and names, addresses, home and business telephone numbers, and email addresses of 3 references. Finalists must agree to current and prior employers being contacted. Review of applications will begin in January and will continue until the position is filled. Submit materials by mail or electronically to: Search Committee Chair (identify position), School of Education, Virginia Commonwealth University; P.O. Box 842020; Richmond, VA 23284-2020; E-mail:; Phone: (804) 828-3382. For more information, contact the VCU Web site:

Saturday, December 10, 2005

SCHOLARSHIP: SSSP Racial/Ethnic Minority Graduate Scholarship

The Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP) is also recruiting applications for the 2006 Racial/Ethnic Minority Graduate Scholarship. Persons accepted into an accredited doctoral program in any one of the social and/or behavioral sciences are invited to apply for the $10,000 Racial/Ethnic Minority Scholarship.

Applications are due by and must be received no later than February 1, 2006. Applicants will be notified of the results by July 15, 2006. All applicants must be current members and should be a citizen of the United States when applying. For further information and an application, visit

Angela M. Moe, Chair, Department of Sociology
Western Michigan University
1903 W. Michigan Avenue, Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5257
W: 269-387-5275
F: 269-387-2882

CFP: Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP)

The Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP) invites proposals for its 56th Annual Meeting, to be held August 10-12, 2006 at the Hilton Montréal Bonaventure, Montréal, Québec, Canada.


Papers or extended abstracts (2-3 page summary of your intended presentation) for presentations at division sponsored sessions must be sent electronically
to session organizers no later than January 31, 2006. If your paper does not fit into one of the sessions listed in the Call for Papers, send your submission electronically no later than January 31 to Program Committee Co-Chairs:

Phoebe Morgan
W: 520-523-8245

Jim Gruber
W: 313-593-5611

Questions relating to the program should be directed to them as well.
When sending an e-mail, please place SSSP in the subject line. For further information, visit

SCHOLARSHIP: Jackie Joyner-Kersee Minority Scholarship

Jackie Joyner-Kersee Minority Scholarship Opportunity
Sponsor: Women's Sports Foundation

Synopsis: The sponsor provides an internship to provide women of color an opportunity to gain experience in a sports-related career and interact in the sports community. Internships are located at the Women's Sports
Foundation in East Meadow, N.Y.

Contact: Ramona Collins, Senior Program Coordinator
Address: Eisenhower Park, East Meadow, NY 11554, U.S.A.
Program URL:
Tel: 800-227-3988, Fax: 516-542-4716
Make sure to check the Women’s Sports Foundation web site for additional opportunities: