Friday, July 29, 2005

JOB: Chairperson, Health and Human Performance

Health: Department of Health and Human Performance Chairperson. Applicants are invited for a 12-month, tenure-track position of Department Chair, Department of Health and Human Performance at The University of Tennessee at Martin. The Department of Health and Human Performance offers a B.S. in Health and Human Performance with concentrations in Exercise Science; Fitness and Health Promotion; Licensure K-12; Sports Management and Athletic Training. The successful candidate will have an earned doctorate in a discipline included in the department curricula; successful teaching experience at the collegiate level with public elementary and/or secondary school teaching experience preferred; eligibility for appointment at the rank of associate professor; demonstration of or potential for success in administration; supervision, and leadership; strong interpersonal and communication skills; thorough command of curriculum development processes; commitment to recruitment and retention of a diverse faculty and student body; commitment to scholarship and service; experience with NCATE and CAAHEP processes preferred; experience with state regulatory agency concerning teacher licensure preferred. Responsibilities include administration of the Department of Health and Human Performance; academic leadership; administering instructional programs and student recruitment.

The position appointment date is January 1, 2006 or August 1, 2006 dependent upon successful candidate availability. Review of applicants will begin September 1, 2005 and will continue until a suitable candidate is identified. Salary is competitive and contingent upon experience and qualifications. Persons interested in applying should send: (a) letter of application, (b) curriculum vitae, (c) three letters of reference, and (d) copies of all transcripts (originals required for interview) to Department of Health and Human Performance, Chair Search Committee, The University of Tennessee at Martin, 3006 Elam Center, Martin, Tennessee 38238.

The University of Tennessee at Martin is a primary campus in the University of Tennessee System. The campus is located in Northwest Tennessee approximately 125 miles north of Memphis and 150 miles west of Nashville. The University of Tennessee at Martin has a combined graduate and undergraduate enrollment of approximately 6,100 students. The emphasis is solidly on excellence in undergraduate instruction. We seek candidates who demonstrate a similar commitment. UT Martin is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA employer. The University seeks to diversify its work force. Therefore, all qualified applicants, regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability or Vietnam veteran status, are strongly encouraged to apply. Questions may be directed to Dr. Deborah Gibson, or 731- 881-7321.

Thursday, July 28, 2005

CONFERENCE: All Blacks and the 'Mother Country' 1905-2005

All Blacks and the 'Mother Country' 1905-2005

To mark the centenary of the first All Blacks tour of the UK, a special conference will be held at the Museum of Rugby, Twickenham on Monday 12 September 2005.

Hosted by the Museum of Rugby, De Montfort University and Southampton University, the conference's featured speakers will be:

Dr Chris Laidlaw, former All Black and New Zealand MP
Professor James Belich, University of Auckland,
Professor Gareth Williams, University of Glamorgan
Dr Greg Ryan, Lincoln University, Christchurch
Dr Ian Conrich, Roehampton University
Dr Malcolm Maclean, University of Gloucestershire
Dr Charles Little, London Metropolitan University

A film evening showing historic films of New Zealand rugby union tour matches over the past century will take place on the Sunday evening, starting at 7.30pm, hosted by Welsh and British Lions rugby union legend Bleddyn Williams.

The conference starts at 9.30 am and the cost, including the film evening, is £50.

For a booking form or for more information please contact Dr Adrian Smith at or call 0238 059 7245.

Friday, July 22, 2005

SYMPOSIUM: Historians on Sport 2005

Historians on Sport 2005

The International Centre for Sports History and Culture is pleased to announce that the fifth annual ‘Historians on Sport’ symposium will be held on Saturday, 29 October here at De Montfort University, Leicester.

The speakers will be:
- Professor Callum Brown, Dundee University, author of ‘The Social History of Relgion in Scotland since 1730’.
- Dr Lawrence Goldman, St Peter’s College Oxford, editor of the ‘Oxford Dictionary of National Biography’.
- Dr Trevor Griffiths, Edinburgh University, author of ‘The Lancashire Working Class, 1880-1930’.
- Dr Joanna de Groot, York University, author of ‘Doing Things Differently? Problems and Prospects for Women's Studies in the 1990s’.
- David Kynaston, author of ‘The City of London’.
- Dr Douglas Reid, Hull University, author of ‘The Decline of Saint Monday’.
- Professor Gareth Williams, University of Glamorgan, author of ‘Fields of Praise’.

The symposium will start at 10.30 am and will be held in the Clephan Building at DMU.

Cost is £25 and will include tea, coffee and buffet lunch.

To book a place or for more information, please contact Dr Tony Collins at
The SPORTHIST list is archived at:

Wednesday, July 20, 2005

CFP: European Popular Culture (9/30/05; encyclopedia)

Authors are sought for a few remaining chapters of the Europe volume of
the Encyclopedia of World Popular Culture, a six-volume set under contract
with the Greenwood Publishing Group.

Each volume will consist of narrative chapters, similar in style and
scope to the individual entries in the ?American Popular Culture through
History? series (also Greenwood). Starting with the onset of mass media culture
during the turn of the 19th to the 20th century, each essay should
provide an overview over its topic, covering all European countries. The average
length of entries will be between 12,500 and 13,000 words, including
notes and a resource guide. The submission deadline for completed essays is
September 30, 2005. Upon publication of the volume, Greenwood will pay
authors an honorarium.

The following chapters need assignments:

* Architecture
* Love, Sex & Marriage
* Sports
* Transportation & Travel

Interested authors should provide evidence of research background in
their respective fields. For questions and further information, or to request
an assignment, contact the volume editor by August 15, 2005:

Dr. Gerd Bayer
Department of English
University of Erlangen
Bismarckstr. 1C
91054 Erlangen, Germany

Phone: (int. 49 9131) 852 2941

Saturday, July 09, 2005

JOB: University of British Columbia, Canada

Socio-Cultural Study of Exercise and Sport

The School of Human Kinetics at the University of British Columbia invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in socio-cultural study of exercise and sport at the Assistant Professor level. Appointment at a higher rank may be considered for a woman or member of a designated equity group with exceptional qualifications. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply.

Applicants must have an earned doctorate in Human Kinetics or a closely related field with a background in socio-cultural studies and a promising record, or outstanding potential, in research and teaching. Expertise in one of internationalism, globalization, or multiculturalism as these pertain to exercise, physical activity or sport is strongly preferred. A background in social theory and research methodologies would be an asset. The appointment will become effective July 01, 2006, and will be subject to final budgetary approval. The salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in their areas of specialty, supervise graduate students, develop a well-defined program of research, secure external research funding, and contribute to the affairs of the School.

The School of Human Kinetics is an interdisciplinary academic unit focused on social, natural and biomedical science approaches to sport, physical activity and health across the lifespan. The School is committed to encouraging collaborative, interdisciplinary research and teaching among its members as well as with other university and extra-university groups. The School offers a newly revised B.H.K. degree with specializations in Kinesiology and Health Science, Physical and Health Education, and Interdisciplinary Studies. The graduate program includes M.A., M.Sc., M.H.K. (non-thesis), and Ph.D. degrees. Program enrollments are 800 undergraduate and 80 graduate students. Additional information related to the School is available at

The University of British Columbia hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. We encourage all qualified persons to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. The School is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. The University offers competitive salaries, start-up costs, and housing assistance.

The closing date for applications is September 30, 2005.

A letter of application, curriculum vitae, contact information for three referees, together with a statement of research interests and copies of recently published articles (if available), should be sent to:

Dr. Robert Sparks, Director
School of Human Kinetics
The University of British Columbia
210-6081 University Boulevard
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, V6T 1Z1

Saturday, July 02, 2005

JOB: Loughborough University

£24,886 - £27,194 or £28,009 - £36,546 per annum

A Lecturer in the Sociology of Sport is sought to join this world-class School (RAE 5**). The successful candidate will have a track record of research in the sociology of sport commensurate with a 5* RAE department and career stage and in areas likely to enhance and complement current strengths. The successful candidate will be expected to teach across a range of undergraduate and postgraduate modules in the sociology of sport.

This post is available to start on 1 September 2005 or as soon as possible thereafter.

School details can be found at:

Informal enquiries should be made to the Head of School, Professor Stuart Biddle (email:; telephone: 01509 226311).

Extracts of the Conditions of Service for Academic and Related Staff are available at

Further details and a job description for post PS/1240 can be found at

For further details and an application form, please contact Personnel Services, Loughborough University, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 3TU, telephone: 01509 222173 (24 hours) or email: Alternatively, an application form can be downloaded from Please quote reference number PS/1240. The closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 15 July 2005. Curriculum Vitae will only be accepted if accompanied by a completed University application form.

Professor Joseph Maguire, Ph.D
Co-Director, Centre for Olympic Studies and Research
ICSSPE Executive Board Member
Past-President, RC27/ISA, International Sociology of Sport Association
School of Sport & Exercise Sciences, Loughborough University
Leicestershire LE11 3TU, UK
P: +44 (0) 1509 223328
F: +44 (0) 1509 226301

JOB: California State University, Northridge

Northridge, California 91330
Department: Kinesiology Effective Date of Appointment: August 2006
(Subject to Budgetary Approval)
Rank: Assistant Professor Tenure-Track – Historical/Philosophical/Socio-Cultural Foundations of
Human Movement

Qualifications: Applicant academic training in Kinesiology, Physical Education or closely related field of study; academic emphasis in areas of history, philosophy, and/or sociology/socio-cultural foundations of sport, exercise and dance; ability to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in these areas; evidence of research ability and/or ongoing scholarly productivity; demonstrated ability to work collaboratively within and outside the university; effective teaching and communication skills; evidence of a broad view of Kinesiology valuing equally the biological, aesthetic and socio-cultural knowledge of human movement; evidence of cultural sensitivity, cultural competence and experience within a multicultural and multiethnic environment. Applicants must have Ph.D. in hand, or near completion, at time of appointment. Applicants who do not have a Ph.D. at time of appointment will be appointed as a one-year lecturer, converted to tenure track at completion of the doctorate. A Ph.D. is required for the granting of tenure. Preferred qualifications include: prior successful college teaching experience.
CSUN is a Learning Centered University. The successful candidate will be expected to join faculty and staff in a commitment to active learning, to the assessment of learning outcomes, and to multiple pathways that enable students to graduate.
At time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, must have authorization from the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services to work in the United States.

Responsibilities: Teach undergraduate and graduate Kinesiology major courses in the areas of historical, philosophical, and/or socio-cultural foundations of human movement forms including elite sport, mass sport as well as influences on sedentary/active lifestyle choices throughout the lifespan; advise undergraduate and graduate students; interact with other faculty to assure the appropriate integration of historical, philosophical, and/or socio-cultural concepts to other curricular offerings; develop a line of scholarly research; serve on departmental, college, and university committees as needed.

Application Deadline: Screening of applicants will begin January 15, 2006. Position will remain open until filled.

Inquiries and nominations should be addressed to:
Carole Oglesby, Ph.D., Chair, Department of Kinesiology
California State University, Northridge
18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, CA 91330-8287
818-677-3205 (phone), 818-677-3207 (fax) (email)

General Information:
California State University, Northridge, one of the largest of the 23 campuses of The California State University system, is located twenty-five miles northwest of central Los Angeles in the San Fernando Valley, a suburb with a multi-ethnic population of over one million people. The University enrolls approximately 32,000 students (24,000 FTEs) from diverse ethnic backgrounds, served by 2,000 faculty. Eight Colleges offer baccalaureate degrees in 50 disciplines, master’s degrees in 41 fields, and credentials in the field of education. For more information about the University, check our website:

In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, California State University, Northridge has made crime-reporting statistics available on-line at Print copies are available in the library and by request from the Office of Public Safety and the Office of Faculty Affairs.

Applicants who wish to request accommodations for a disability may contact the Office of Equity and Diversity, (818) 677-2077.

Apply To

Mail: Carole Oglesby, Ph.D., Chair
California State University, Northridge
18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, CA 91330-8287