Friday, April 29, 2005

JOB: Mississippi State University

Sport Administration Program: Mississippi State University, College of Education, Department of Kinesiology. Assistant Professor of Sport Administration (Nine month, Tenure Track).

Instructor applications may also be considered. Doctorate in Sport Administration/ Management required. ABD’s considered at instructor level. Candidate will contribute service, teaching, and an active research agenda to the university, College of Education and provided instruction in the Sport Administration Graduate Program, Sport Communication Undergraduate Program, along with future curriculum modifications in these areas. Candidates should demonstrate expertise in at least two of the following areas: Sport Marketing/Promotion, Sport Law, Sport Finance, Facility and Event Management, Sport Ethics, Sport Governance, Foundations of Sport Administration, Current Issues in Sport Administration, Organizational Theory/Behavior, Sport Industry/Media Relations, and Sport History. Desired: Practical work experience in the sport industry. History of or strong potential for grantsmanship and securing external funding. Evidence of and/or potential for publication in peer reviewed journals. Potential for additional summer term salary augmentation. Evaluation of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Send letter of application, transcripts, curriculum vita, two letters of recommendation and contact information for three additional persons able to provide reference of qualifications to: Dr. B. David Ridpath, Chair, Search Committee, (Position #4093) Department of Kinesiology, Mississippi State University, P.O. Box 6186, Mississippi State, MS 39762. Mississippi State University is an Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action Employer.

Thursday, April 28, 2005

SUMMER INSTITUTE: Sport and the Body

Sport and the Body
Historical, Sociological, Psychological and Pedagogical Approaches

International Summer School for Young Researchers –
Course for PhD Students
Call for applications

Date: August 16 – 23, 2005

Place: Institute of Exercise and Sport Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Aims and Concept:

The summer school is addressed to PhD students and young researchers and intends to support them in their scientific work.

It offers them the opportunity of acquiring knowledge about the state of the art in the area of theories and methods, of presenting their research, of discussing problems, of obtaining advice from experts and of building up a network. It is hoped to help young researchers to become integrated into the scientific community.

The summer school will focus on “Sport and the Body” from the perspective of humanities and social sciences (including history, pedagogy and psychology). The topic will be addressed also from a gender, a race and a class perspective.

The involvement of internationally renowned experts will guarantee that knowledge and advice as well as the evaluation of students’ papers will contribute decisively to research of high quality and relevance.


In keynote lectures the experts will address important questions, new approaches and results, problems and strategies of research, current trends and main issues in the area of sport and the body. The students will have the opportunity of asking questions and discussing with the experts. In addition, students have the opportunity to give a report of their own projects. Papers with the main outlines of these projects must be submitted before the summer school begins. There will be an in-depth discussion of each research project in working groups. In addition, the experts are available for individual supervision.


Lecturers from the Institute of Exercise and Sport Sciences
Gudrun Doll-Tepper, Free University, Berlin
Eric Dunning, Centre for Research into Sport & Society, University of Leicester
Gerald Gems, North Central College, Naperville
Gabriele Klein, Institute of Sport Sciences, University of Hamburg
Dong Jinxia, Beijing University, Bejing
J.A. Mangan, UK
Kari Fasting, Norwegian Sport University, Oslo
Inge Kryger Pedersen, Institute of Sociology, University of Copenhagen
Brett Smith, University of Exeter, UK

Selection of the students:

The summer school will take place in collaboration with the International Societies for Sport History, Sport Sociology and the European Federation of Sport Psychology. Each of these organisations can select and send students to the summer School.

Participants should be young researchers (either planning a PhD, working on their PhD or post docs). The participants may work in different disciplines from pedagogy to history. Participants will be selected according to the following criteria: state of their research, quality of the project.

The number of participants will be between 25 and 30; it is aimed to include students from as many countries as possible.

The application should contain the following information:

Name, nationality, date of birth, sex, addresses (private and workplace), e-mail, areas of study, academic degrees, state of PhD project/research, if you will present a paper in one of the workshops.

Additionally send a short abstract about the research project (½-1 page)

Forward the application by email to Anne Lykke Poulsen:

Deadline 31st of May, 2005.

Participation will be free. However, the students have to cover travel and accommodation.

ISSA Grant for Young Researchers:

The International Sport Sociological Association (ISSA) can support the participation of one student in the Summer School with 500 Euro. Students, who do not get support for travel and accommodation from their school, can apply for this grant. Candidates are to submit together with their application for participation a paper, where they describe their doctoral project (max. 3,000 words). In addition, they should send information about the cost of their travel.

More information:

Reinhard Stelter
Gertrud Pfister
Anne Lykke Poulsen
Institute of Exercise and Sport Sciences/ University of Copenhagen
Nørre Allé 51, DK-2200 Copenhagen N
Phone 0045 3532 1751 E-mail

Wednesday, April 27, 2005

REMINDER: Invitation to Session Organizers - NASSS

2005 NASSS Conference in Winston/Salem

Sport / Empires / Globalization
Reminder: Invitation to Session Organizers
Follow-up to the April 6, 2005 Announcement

The 26th Annual Conference of the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport will be held October 26-29 at the Adams Mark Hotel in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA. Members who wish to propose panels, workshops, sessions, or other ideas for the conference should contact Program Chair, Stephan Walk, Department of Kinesiology, California State University, Fullerton, Fullerton, CA, 92834 Tel (714) 278-4763; Email: Deadline for Proposals for Sessions is Monday, May 2.

Please note: A number of interesting and stimulating sessions have already been proposed, but there is certainly room for more. As always, proposed sessions need not be related to the conference theme. Following this call for session organizers, a call seeking papers and posters will be issued soon after the 2005 sessions have been submitted and finalized. The deadline for papers and posters submitted for the 2005 NASSS Conference will be mid June. Look for the Call for Paper and Poster Abstracts (including important information on online submissions), in addition to further details on keynotes and other conference highlights, in late April on the NASSS website:

Best wishes
Steve Walk, Program Chair

Sunday, April 24, 2005

JOB: Physical Education/Health Education, Campbellsville University

Campbellsville University seeks applications for the following August 2005 positions:

Physical Education/Health Education (Assistant/Associate Professor, tenure-track) Ph.D. preferred, ABD considered. Outstanding candidate with demonstrated teaching experience may be considered for appointment at the associate professor level. Preference will be given to a generalist with the ability to teach courses in physical and health education pedagogy, motor learning, fitness and wellness, history and philosophy of sports and possibly sports management. Other faculty responsibilities include academic advising, departmental and university committee service, professional development. Previous college teaching experience preferable.

Campbellsville University is a private, comprehensive, coeducational university undergirded by a strong liberal arts component. Affiliated with the Kentucky Baptist Convention, Campbellsville University is open to students of all denominations. Campbellsville University employs faculty members who are active in their church and fully supportive of its aims as a university with a Christian commitment within the Baptist tradition. For additional information see

Please send a current resume, unofficial transcript, a letter of application and the names and telephone number of three references to Mrs. Mary Clark, Director of Personnel, Campbellsville University, 1 University Drive, Campbellsville, KY 42718-2799. Contact Mrs. Clark at

Contact Information:

E-mail :
Web Site :
Mrs. Mary Clark
Director of Personnel
Campbellsville University
1 University Drive
Campbellsville, KY 42718

JOB: ASSISTANT/Associate, Chair, of Physical Education

ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE, CHAIR, OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION (tenure-track), at Waldorf College, a Lutheran college affiliated with the ELCA. Successful candidate is expected to demonstrate ability to lead the development of a Physical Education program, and excellence in teaching. Teaching responsibilities include willingness to teach across the curriculum including methods courses and coaching authorization courses. Ph.D. preferred. Position begins August, 2005. Review of applications begins immediately and continues until position is filled. Send letter of application, a current resume or CV, teaching evaluation summaries (if available), three letters of recommendation, and graduate transcripts to Dean Daniel Hanson, Waldorf College, 106 S. Sixth Street, Forest City, IA 50436 or via e-mail to EOE.

Contact Information:

E-mail :
Web Site :
Fax : 641-585-8194
Dr. Daniel Hanson
Vice President of Academic Affairs
Academic Affairs Office
Waldorf College
106 S. 6th St.
Forest City, IA 50436

JOB: Director of Physical Education & Athletics, Antelope Valley College Community College District


The Antelope Valley College Community College District invites applications for the position of

Director of Physical Education & Athletics

Antelope Valley College is a dynamic and growing institution serving more than 13,000 students. The college is located in the heart of the Antelope Valley, located east of Southern California's Angeles National Forest. The valley offers affordable housing, lots of sunshine, and easy access to the many fine amenities associated with life in Southern California.

Minimum Qualifications
* Master's degree
* One year of formal training, internship or leadership reasonably related to the administrative assignment
* Sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds of community college students

Desirable Qualifications
* a master's degree in physical education, exercise science, education with an emphasis in physical education, kinesiology, physiology or exercise or adaptive physical education or a bachelor's degree in any of the above and a master's degree in any life science, dance, physiology, health education, recreation administration or physical therapy
* Three years of teaching experience at a postsecondary institution
* Three years of coaching experience at the collegiate level

Salary: $86,502 - 93,112 (based on a 5-step schedule as well as an annual doctoral stipend of $1800.00)

The complete announcement of the position detailing the required application materials can be found on the human resources page of the AVC Web site at or by contacting the Human Resources office at (661) 722-6311.

The deadline date for applying is May 13, 2005.

Antelope Valley College is an equal employment opportunity employer.

JOB: Department Chair, Health, Exercise Science, and Recreation Management

Position: Department Chair, Health, Exercise Science, and Recreation Management
Salary: Unspecified
Institution: The University of Mississippi
Location: Mississippi
Date posted: 3/29/2005


Health, Exercise Science, and Recreation Management


The School of Applied Sciences, Department of Health, Exercise Science, and Recreation Management, at The University of Mississippi invites applications for department chair, a tenured, twelve-month position at the rank of associate/full professor as determined by experience and record. The department includes 11 members with primary appointments and with diverse research interests in health, exercise science, and recreation management. There are approximately 350 undergraduate majors studying exercise science (B.S.) and park and recreation management (B.A.). Graduate programs in health promotion (M.S.), exercise science (M.S., Ph.D.), and park and recreation management (M.A.) are offered.

Applicants must have the following qualifications: a doctorate in health, exercise science, recreation management, or a closely related field; excellent teaching credentials; a record of scholarly achievement; an ongoing research program; experience with externally-funded grant programs; demonstrated leadership as department chair or program director; and a demonstrated record of effective interpersonal and administrative skills.

Responsibilities include: overall direction and management of the department; facilitation and enhancement of research, teaching and service activities; advancement of collaborations with research and service entities; and strategic planning for the department and school.

Applicants should provide: letter of application including statements of research, teaching and administrative interests and philosophies; transcripts; curriculum vita; reprints; the names and addresses (including e-mail addresses) of five references.

Review of applications is ongoing. The position will remain open until filled or until an adequate applicant pool is established. The salary will depend upon experience, qualifications, and departmental budget. Starting date is negotiable, July 1, 2005 preferred.

Applications must be submitted on line to: Official transcripts and reprints are to be mailed to:

Ms. Denny Spencer
Administrative Secretary
The University of Mississippi
School of Applied Sciences
P O Box 1848
University, Mississippi 38677

For more information on the department and the School of Applied Sciences, go to our website:

The University of Mississippi is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA employer

Contact Information:

Web Site :
Phone : 662-915-7900
Fax : 662-915-7901
Ms. Denny Spencer
Administrative Secretary
The School of Applied Sciences
The University of Mississippi
P O Box 1848
The George Street House
University, MS 38677

JOB: Assistant Professor or Associate Professor, Physical Education

Assistant Professor or Associate Professor, Physical Education
Institution: Bridgewater State College
Location: MA - Bridgewater
Category: Faculty - Health - Sports Mgmt, Recreation & Leisure Studies
Faculty - Health - Physical Education & Kinesiology
Posted: 03/23/2005
Application Due: Open Until Filled
Type: Full Time

Position: Assistant Professor or Associate Professor, Physical Education, Department of Movement Arts, Health Promotion and Leisure Studies.

1.Main responsibility: Teach Socio-Cultural Foundations of Physical Education and Sport
2.Also teach Theory of Coaching courses and/or Psychology of Sport
3.Advise undergraduate students
4.Potential to teach and advise in the graduate program for additional compensation.

Required Qualifications:
* Earned doctorate in Physical Education or related field
* Experience teaching Socio-Cultural Foundations of Sport
* Academic preparation in Sociology of Sport
* Strong commitment to excellence in teaching and advising, and working in a multicultural environment that fosters diversity.
* The ability to use technology effectively in teaching and learning, work collaboratively
* The ability to engage in scholarly activities

Salary: Dependent upon qualifications and experience.

TO APPLY: Submit letter of application, resume, and the names, addresses and telephone numbers of three (3) professional references to:

Office of Human Resources
Boyden Hall, Posting #12
Bridgewater State College
Bridgewater, MA 02325

DEADLINE FOR COMPLETE APPLICATION FILE: Review of complete files will begin
and continue until positions are filled.

Bridgewater State College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer that actively seeks to increase the diversity of its workforce.

Apply To

Mail: Human Resources
Bridgewater State College
Office of Human Resources
Boyden Hall
Bridgewater, MA 02325
Fax: (508) 531-1725
TDD: (508) 531-1384
Via Email:

Wednesday, April 20, 2005

CFP: Sport in History Special Issue

We would like to invite contributions for a special issue of Sport in History looking at the state of academic sports history. This special issue of the journal aims to reflect on knowledge and methodology in sports history, while increasing communication and interaction between the different sports history communities across the globe.

Articles should typically be between 4,000 and 8,000 words and should focus on an issue such as:

· methodology in sports history
· an overview of the state of research/knowledge in sports history in a specific region, nation or continent
· teaching sports history
· relationships between sports history, mainstream history and other disciplines

All contributions will be peer-reviewed and should be submitted by 1 April 2006. Publication will be in late 2006 or early 2007.

Sport in History is the journal of the British Society of Sports History and is published three times a year by Taylor & Francis, one of the leading international producers of academic journals.

To offer a paper or discuss ideas for papers please contact me on

If you would like to see an example of a similar type of paper please contact me for copy of my article on the relationship between sports history and sports studies in the UK, which is forthcoming in the Journal of Sport History.

Dr Martin Johnes
School of Sport & Outdoor Studies
St Martin's College
Lancaster, LA1 3JD

CONFERENCE: Second Annual Conference of the BPSA

the second annual conference of the BPSA
12-14th May 2005
Derwentside District Council, Leisure Services Division
Louisa Centre, Stanley, Co Durham, UK

Wednesday, April 13, 2005

CONFERENCE: ISSA -- Sport and Social Exclusion / Inclusion

3rd World Congress of Sociology of Sport
ISSA 2005

“Sport and Social Exclusion / Inclusion”
Buenos Aires, Argentina: November 30 – December 3, 2005

Schedule of conference deadlines
Deadlines for Abstracts: April 15, 2005
Notice of Acceptance: June 1, 2005
Early Registration: July 1, 2005
Regular Registration: August 1, 2005

Registration Fees ($US)
Early Registration: U$S 240
Regular Registration: U$S 280

No Members
Early Registration: U$S 300
Regular Registration: U$S 340
Students: U$S 60

Where to Submit Your Abstract

Prospective presenters are asked to submit their abstracts to one (please do not submit the same abstract to more than 1 session) of the session organisers below. Abstracts will be reviewed and presenters notified of acceptance by members of the conference Scientific Committee listed below.

Chris Hallinan (
* Sport and Politics
* Sport and Race
* Inequalities in sport

Fabien Ohl (
* Sport and Community
* Sport development in developing countries

Gertrud Pfister (
* Sport and the Body
* Health, Sport and Bodily Practice

Ilse Hartmann-Tewes ( )
* Sport and Gender
* Sporting Sexualities

Joseph Maguire (
* Sport and Globalization
* Sport and National Identity

Kevin Young ( )
* Violence in Sport
* Sport and Social Theory

Peter Donnelly (
* Social Policy and Sport
* Sport and Human Rights

Steve Jackson (
* Sport and the Media
* Sporting Masculinities
* Sport in the Americas
* Disability and Sport

Spanish Language Abstracts to one of the following:

Raul Cadaa (
Roberto Di Giano
Julio Frydenberg
Hector Palomino

If you have any immediate questions please contact me at:

Steven J. Jackson, Associate Professor
School of Physical Education
University of Otago
Dunedin, New Zealand

CONFERENCE: NASSS 2005 -- Sport / Empires / Globalization

Invitation to Session Organizers

The 26th Annual Conference of the North American Society for the Sociology
of Sport will be held October 26-29 at the Adams Mark Hotel in
Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA. This year's theme is Sport / Empires /
Globalization and attempts to reflect both continuity and change in the
broad context in which scholars discuss and theorize sport. As always, the
NASSS Conference welcomes sessions both related and unrelated to the
conference theme. Those who wish to propose panels, workshops, sessions, or
other ideas for the conference should contact Program Chair, Stephan Walk,
Department of Kinesiology, California State University, Fullerton,
Fullerton, CA, 92834 Tel (714) 278-4763; Email:
Deadline for Proposals for Sessions is Monday, May 2.

Many contemporary social thinkers have grappled with the implications of a
global order characterized by rapidly shifting systems of economic and
cultural exchange. In identifying Sport / Empires / Globalization as this
year's conference theme, the NASSS Program Committee wished to recognize the
emerging economic, political, and cultural context of current manifestations
of sport. What insights into inequalities, power, and the body in sport are
advanced by notions of empire(s) as they relate to globalization processes?
In identifying these themes, the committee wished to continue to foster the
"interdisciplinary dialogues" that were the hallmark of the Tuscon
conference. For more information, please contact any member of the 2005
NASSS Program Committee:

* Stephan Walk, Program Chair ( to propose
* Becky Beal (
* Othello Harris (
* Leslie Heywood (
* Pirrko Markula (
* Robert Rinehart (
* Patricia Vertinsky (
* Mary McDonald (
* Maureen Smith (
* Ellen Staurowsky (
* Earl Smith (

In addition to keynote speakers, panels, poster and paper sessions, this
year's conference will feature seminars, in which small groups prepare and
exchange position papers on key issues, and a roundtable session on
collaborative research. This year will also continue the Saturday Spotlight
Session, and a Graduate Student Workshop.

Reminder: A call seeking papers and posters will be issued soon after the
2005 sessions have been submitted and finalized. The deadline for papers
and posters submitted for the 2005 NASSS Conference will be mid June. Look
for the Call for Paper and Poster Abstracts (including important information
on online submissions), in addition to further details on keynotes and other
conference highlights coming soon on the NASSS website:

Best wishes
Steve Walk, Program Chair

Friday, April 01, 2005

NETWORK: Proposal for an International Network for the Marxist Study of Sport

Proposal for an International Network for the Marxist Study of Sport

At the 2004 North American Society for the Sociology of Sport conference in
Tucson, Arizona, a panel on "Critiquing Sport: What is the relevance of
Marxism" was a very well attended session with a lively discussion. The
audience consisted of different generations of sport scholars, from those
that were part of the discussions about Marxism in sport in the late 1970s
and 1980s, to current post graduate students keen to know more about
Marxism. This suggests that there is an increase in interest in what
Marxism has to say about the relationship between sport, politics, culture,
identity and society.

Given the increasing interest in Marxism within the academy, and the
emergence of a wider anti-capitalist movement, we believe that there is
scope to increase the influence and understanding of Marxism within the
sport sociology community and beyond. It is timely then to set up a network
of Marxists working on issues related to sport from different disciplinary
backgrounds, in order to raise the level of scholarship, understanding and
profile of Marxism and sport in the academy.

A small group of us have come together to create an informal network, with
the aim of bringing together individuals from around the world who are
similarly interested in developing Marxist approaches to the study of sport.
The following areas are proposed as points of development and focus.

1. To locate the place of sport in debates about the nature of global

2. To develop Marxist approaches to the critical/radical theories of sport,
especially in response to the rise of postmodernism, post Marxism, Cultural
Studies, and identitarian theories within the academy.

3. To develop a Marxist research agenda and facilitate collaborative
projects, for example on the political economy of sport, on class and
identity, on policy and politics (including the issue of praxis), and on
pedagogy (so, to what extent and how are Marxist approaches to sport
delivered on the curriculum).

4. To encourage the development of Marxist scholarship, and to raise the
understanding and profile of Marxism in the academy (both amongst peers and

If you are interested in being part of this informal network, and have ideas
on how it could work and develop, please get in touch.

Rob Beamish (, Alan Bairner (, Hart Cantelon ( & Ian McDonald (
November 2004.

Signatories (as of March 2005).

Alan Bairner, University of Loughborough, England

Rob Beamish Queen's University, Canada.

Hart Cantelon, University of Lethbridge, Canada.

Ross Dawson,.. Liverpool John Moores University, England

Henning Eichberg, University of Southern Denmark

John Horne, University of Edinburgh, Scotland

David Howe, University of Brighton, England

Aruga Ikutoshi. College of Social Sciences at Ritsumeikan University, Japan

Alan Ingham, Miami University, Ohio, USA

Grant Jarvie, University of Stirling, Scotland

Bruce Kidd, University of Toronto, Canada

Mike Marqusee

Ian McDonald, University of Brighton, England

Andrew Parker, University of Warwick, England

Tomas Peterson
Malmo University, weden

Irene Reid,University of Stirling, Scotland

Jim Riordan, Retired, Surrey, England

Morikawa Sadao, Nippon Sports Science University, Japan.

Peter Shirlow, University of Ulster, Northern Ireland.

Tobias Stark, Vaxjo University, Sweden

John Sugden, University of Brighton, England

Yamashita Takayuki, College of Social Sciences at Ritsumeikan University,

Alan Tomlinson, University of Brighton, England

Gerd von der Lippe, Telemark University College, Norway