Monday, October 31, 2005

CFP: Sporting Cultures Conference

Sporting Cultures Conference... aimed at bringing together academics, writers
and educators interested in critically assessing the
significance of sports cultures today. This
conference invites informed analyses of the cultural
significance of sport which have been developed on
the margins of the social sciences and humanities,
within the interdisciplinary field of cultural studies,
and in some engaged non-academic writing.

Confirmed speakers include:
Prof. David L.Andrews (University of Maryland, USA)
Prof. Grant Farred (Duke University, USA)
Jonathan Northcroft Sunday Times sports journalist
Prof. Ben Carrington (University of Texas, USA)

Call for Proposals
This conference will be orientated around key
issues of Representing Sport and will use
roundtable discussions using short point of view
proposals. The issues may include:

• Representing Sports Academically
• Media Representation of Sports
• Sports, Film and Fiction
• Representing Liverpool Sports
• Representing Race in Sports
• Representing Gender in Sports
• Representing Class in Sports
• Representing the Sporting Body
• Sporting Aesthetics
• The Pleasure of Sports
• Sports Fandom and Spectatorship
• Sporting Autobiographies

Proposals should be no more than 200 words long
and identify a specific position on a more general
issue such as those listed above. The aim is that
sessions will encourage discussion of broader
issues as well as engaging with more focussed
research. Chairs for panels and roundtables will be
appointed to manage these discussions.

Proposals should be clearly marked ‘Cultures’.
Please send abstract in Font: Times New Roman,
Size 12pt, Word document or RFT. and forward
as an email attachment to:

Cultures Conference Director, Ross Dawson:
Please ensure that you state your name, institution contact
details and the relevance of the paper to the above issues.

Deadline for abstracts is January 18th 2006.

For more information on registration and accomodations, see:

CFP: 2nd International Qualitative Conference in Sport and Exercise

The 2nd International Qualitative
Conference in Sport and Exercise...

...seeks to build on the success of the inaugral
event hosted by Liverpool John Moores University
in May 2004. The second conference invites
abstracts from researchers and practitioners from
across the sport social sciences and welcomes
input from all forms of qualitative research activity.
We hope delegates from disiciplines such as sport
psychology, sports development, sport sociology,
sport history, sports therapy, the exercise sciences
and from all related practical fields will share their
qualitative research experiences with us in
Liverpool in 2006. The conference theme of
'representing sport' underlines our commitment to
embrace and promote a range of writing and
presentational styles.

Confirmed speakers Include:
Professor Andrew C Sparkes
School of Sport and Health Sciences
University of Exeter

Professor Jim McKenna
Carnegie Faculty of Sport and Education
Leeds Metropolitan University

Call for Abstracts
Papers for oral and workshop presentations are
invited. Workshops will be based around
roundtable discussions in which delegates
present their research in cluster groups in short
form style. Papers should be clearly marked
'Qualitative' and should be no more than 200
words in length. Issues might embrace:

• Sports Performance
• Sports Injury and Rehabilitation
• Aspects of Applied Practice
• Critical Reflections on the Research Process
• Autobiography
• Life-History
• Ethnography and representational styles might include:
• Verbatim Material
• Creative Non-fiction
• Poetry

Please send abstract in Font: Times New Roman,
Size 12pt, Word document or RFT. and forward
as an email attachment to:

Qualitative Conference Director,
Dr David Gilbourne:
Deadline for abstracts is January 18th 2006.

For more information on registration fees and accomodations, see

REPORT: Coaching and Equity Project

Coaching and Equity Project Report:

SEMINAR: Liberal Democracy and the War on Obesity

Policy Matters Seminar
Centre for Sport Policy Studies, University of Toronto

Topic: 'Liberal Democracy and the War on Obesity'

Professor Jan Wright, Faculty of Education, University of Wollongong,
Australia, and
Dr Michael Gard, Faculty of Education, Charles Sturt University, Australia

Date: Wednesday November 2, 2005
Time: 3-5 p.m.
Seminar Location: Koffler Pharmacy Building, Room 213, 569 Spadina Avenue,
Toronto (between College and Harbord).

Book Launch:
Following the seminar, Professor Wright and Dr Gard's new book, The Obesity
Epidemic: Science, Morality and Ideology, will be launched at the
University of Toronto's Faculty Club, 41 Willcocks Street between 5 and 7pm.

Finger food will be served and a cash bar will operate. All welcome to both

Sunday, October 30, 2005

RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP: Social Capital and Sport in the European Union

Research Fellows (3) / Junior Research Fellow (1):
Social Capital and Sport in the European Union

Institute for Public Administration and Healthcare Management (IPAS), Bocconi
University, Milan

IPAS is expanding its research programmes by the creation of a new research
team on social capital and sporting organisations in the European Union. The
project is hosted by Bocconi University and is to be funded by a Marie Curie
Excellence Grant from the European Commission to Dr. Margaret Groeneveld. The
project will specifically focus on organisations in Denmark, Italy, France and
the Czech Republic.

IPAS seeks to appoint three postdoctoral researchers and one post-masters
researcher for this Excellence Team. Depending on qualifications, language
skills, and experience, each researcher will be responsible for conducting
research on one of the case study countries (either Denmark, Italy, France, or
the Czech Republic).

We seek talented and enthusiastic individuals who are keen to work within a
dynamic, interactive, innovative, and international research team.
Demonstrated understanding of social capital theories and of the
practicalities of organisational research are essential.

The Team will be based in Milan, with full support for travel and research
expenses related to the country studies. The working language and primary
academic output of the Team will be in English.

The project duration is three years beginning January 2006.

Enquiries about the research programme and selection criteria should be
addressed to Dr. Margaret Groeneveld (E-mail: Information in English about Bocconi
University can be found at

Applications, including a covering letter stating the applicant’s intended
choice of country study and detailing how you meet the selection criteria; a
full curriculum vitae; names and addresses of three referees (one of whom
should be your most recent employer); and a writing sample in English of 8
pages maximum should be sent via email to

The review of applications will begin 7 November 2005 and will continue until
the posts are filled.

CFP: North American Society for Sport History


Hotel Colorado, Glenwood Springs, Colorado
May 19-22, 2006

The 2006 Conference of the North American Society for Sport History will be held at the historic Hotel Colorado, Glenwood Springs, Colorado, May 19-22, 2006. (Information about accommodations and travel will be sent later.)

The Program Committee would like to encourage all NASSH members and others who are interested in sport history to think about research presentation possibilities for the conference. Please note that in order to present a paper, one must be a NASSH member in good standing. Abstracts may be submitted for individual papers or for complete sessions. In order to allow sufficient time for discussion, sessions should consist of no more than four presentations (or three presentations and a commentary). The following guidelines must be used in the preparation of session and individual paper proposals. All submissions will be adjudicated by the Program Committee (Stephen Wenn [Chair], Nancy Bouchier, Scott Martyn, and Jaime Schultz) according to their individual merit, contribution to the field, and potential contribution as components of the total program. Proposals that do not provide all the information requested will be returned to the author(s). The deadline for the submission of proposals is 1 November 2005.


Guidelines for Sessions:

1. Include names, phone numbers, postal and email addresses, and fax numbers of each session organizer and participants (presider, speakers, and commentator).

2. Include title and abstract of the session. The session abstract should include a discussion of its theme and argument, a description of the relationship among the papers and to the session theme, along with a statement about the significance of the session to our understanding of history (750-1000 words).

3. Abstracts of the individual papers, to include a discussion of the question(s) addressed in the papers, the evidence used, and a precise statement of the argument and conclusions (500-750 words).

4. Submit 4 copies of the complete proposal by 1 November 2005. (Early proposals are appreciated.)

5. Deadline for submission of papers to commentator(s) and to other members of the session is 1 April 2006.

Guidelines for Individual Papers:

1. Include author’s name, phone number, postal and email addresses, and fax number of the author.

2. Include title and abstract of the paper. The abstract should include comments about the question(s) addressed in the paper, the evidence used, a precise statement of the argument and conclusions, and what significance the paper has to our understanding of history (500-1000 words).

3. Suggest the type of NASSH conference session for which this paper might be appropriate.

4. Submit 4 copies of the complete proposal by 1 November 2005. (Early proposals are appreciated.)

5. Deadline for submission of papers to commentator(s) is 1 April 2006.

Please send all abstracts to:

Dr. Stephen Wenn
Department of Kinesiology & Physical Education
Wilfrid Laurier University
75 University Avenue West
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
N2L 3C5

Telephone: 519-884-0710 Ext. 4160 (Office)
FAX: 519-747-4594


1. Each presenter must be a NASSH member in good standing (Check NASSH.ORG for a membership form).

2. No honorarium is given and no other expenses of the speaker for preparing the paper or attending the conference are met by NASSH.

3. Papers are to be original work, not published or presented in full elsewhere.

4. Implicit in acceptance of a paper for presentation is that the presentation will be made by the author, and that the author will attend and participate in other conference presentations.

5. All presenters must be registered for the conference.

6. Only one major paper may be presented by an individual at a NASSH conference. (A presenter may, however, also moderate a session or serve as a commentator.)

7. Presenters should not be moderators of the session in which they present.

8. A final abstract of about 500 words should be prepared for publication in the annual NASSH PROCEEDINGS.

9. Time limits set for papers will be firmly adhered to. Plan on two minutes per typewritten, double-spaced page of 25 lines.

10. Requests for audiovisual equipment should be made directly to the convention manager.

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

CFP: Sports History Ireland

Call for Papers
for the
Second Annual Conference of
Sports History Ireland
NUI, Maynooth,
Saturday, 18 February 2005

Papers are invited for the Second Annual Conference of Sports History Ireland which aims to provide a discussion forum for all those interested in the history of sport in Ireland.

Anyone who wishes to deliver a twenty minute paper ?on any aspect of Irish sports history should submit a 200 word proposal before 15 November 2005.

Send Proposals to:?William Murphy (
Paul Rouse (

or to Paul Rouse, School of History, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland.

Monday, October 24, 2005

CFP: International Conference on Sport and Development

10, 11, 12 April 2006
University of the Western Cape (UWC)
Cape Town, South Africa

On behalf of the conference organizers of the University of the Western Cape (UWC), in collaboration with the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven and the Universiteit Gent, we have the pleasure of inviting you to an International Conference on Sport and Development, to be held in Cape Town (South Africa) on 10, 11 and 12 April 2006.

Although the combination of sport and development is relatively new in the context of development and co-operation projects, sport has been recognized by the UN as a useful and cost-effective tool for promoting development. The University of the Western Cape (UWC), in partnership with the Flemish Inter-University Council (VLIR), has embarked on a 5- to 10-year joint programme on "Dynamics of Building a Better Society”. One of this project’s goals is to evaluate the potential of sport for youth wellness and community development.

With this international conference, an attempt is made to add to the existing debate by gathering different stakeholders in sport and development. It can be seen as a straight answer to the call for implementation of the UN Millennium Goals and the creation of a ‘UN Interagency Task Force on Sport for Development and Peace’ in July 2002. The conference objectives also build on the objectives of the South-African ‘White Paper: ‘Getting the Nation to Play’ and the activities of Panathlon International aiming at a high quality of sports delivery.

The specific aim of the conference is to be a follow-up of the UNICEF workshop on monitoring and evaluation of sports-based programming for development in New York (2005), with focus on sport and HIV/AIDS prevention, social inclusion and community development. Distinguished keynote speakers and presentations of participants from universities, sport organizations, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), governmental services and policy makers will guarantee both the quality and the practical relevance of the event. The underlying purpose of the International Conference is expressed in the title ‘Unlocking the Potential of Sport for Youth Wellness and Development’.

Our aim is to make your stay in Cape Town professionally rewarding and also socially enjoyable with a distinct flavour of the celebrated South African rainbow culture.

We look forward to welcoming you to the conference!

Prof. Dr. C. Malcolm
Chair of the Organizing Committee (UWC)

Prof. Dr. R. Mpofu
Dean, Community and Health Sciences Faculty (UWC)

Prof. Dr. Y. Vanden Auweele
Chair of the Scientific Committee (KULeuven)

Registration and Conference Fee

Registration can be done on-line via the conference website, by post or fax. Registration fee includes an opening gala dinner on 10 April, teas on all conference days, closing function on 12 April and conference material. A rebate on fees will be considered on application.

Until 28 February 2006 participants can pay reduced registration fees:
· For participants from overseas: 175€ / 220 US$ / ZAR 1400
· For African participants: 80€ / 108US$ / ZAR650

After 28 February registration fees are:
· For participants from overseas: 200€ / 266 US$/ ZAR 1600
· For African participants: 85€ / 115 US$ / ZAR 690

Key Information

Conference Office Address
Mrs Marta Collins
Conference Coordinator
Sport and Development Conference 2006
Conference Management Centre
Barnard Fuller Building
Anzio Road,
Observatory 7925
tel: +27 +21 406 6407
fax: +27 +21 448 6263
Primary website:
Alternate website:

The primary website will be regularly updated. Registration forms, abstract submission forms and full conference details are available on the website.

Important Dates

· 15 December 2005: Deadline for abstracts
· 1 February 2006: Abstract decision
· 28 February 2006: Deadline for reduced registration fee
· 10-12 April 2006: Conference takes place in Cape Town

Guidelines for abstracts

The Programme Committee invites submissions for individual papers and posters. Submissions are welcome from researchers, academics, programme providers and NGO’s engaged in the interface of sports and development.

Abstracts must be sent electronically to Marta Collins at in a Microsoft Word extension, no later than 15 December 2005. Abstracts received by this date will be reviewed by a Scientific Committee. Submissions received after this date will not be accepted or reviewed. The paper submission must include the following information and conform to the following requirements:

1) 300 words maximum (8 1/2 X 11 paper with 1-inch margins) using a 12-point Times New Roman font, 1.5 spacing
2) Presentation title
3) Author(s) and academic or other affiliation.

Papers will be organized in four thematic streams. Each session will have a chairperson with each paper granted 15 minutes presentation time. Each session will be followed by a discussion slot guided by the session chair.

Poster presentations must be submitted electronically to mcollin@curie.uct. in one of the following formats: .doc, .pps, .pdf. Posters should be no larger than I metre (39 inches) wide and 0.8 metre (37 inches) high. Posters will be displayed in the entrance hall of the Breakwater venue from day 2.

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

CFP: Learning Experiences in Sociology of Sport


Learning Experiences in Sociology of Sport


We’re looking for learning experiences and activities that instructors use in their Sociology of Sport classrooms for a learning experiences book that can be used with undergraduate and graduate students. Specifically, hands-on learning experiences that help student engage with the application of sport sociology. Our aim is create a resource for instructors and students to be used in sociology of sport courses that draws from the best practices utilized by current instructors.

Potential topics include:
Why study sport in relation to society?
How to study sport?
Sport Participation vs. Spectator Sport
The Business of Sport
The Media and Sport
Youth Sports Programs
Sport and Education
Sport from an International Perspective
The Olympic Movement
Sporting Behavior
Race and Ethnicity
Social Class
Special Populations
Sport and Religion
Sport and Politics
Sport and Deviance
Coaching Sports
Critical Issues Facing Sport

Indicate which topic your activity fits best with, but do not feel bound by the topic list. You may submit multiple activities for multiple topics.

Submit activities via email, sending copies to Gary Sailes ( and Maureen Smith ( Your submission should include an overview of the assignment/project, including objectives of the activity, equipment/supplies needed, assessment tools, if applicable, and the handouts that you use with your students.

Submissions must be received by November 30.

JOB: Assistant Professor - Sport Management

Kinesiology - Assistant Professor - Sport Management
Institution: Western Illinois University
Location: Macomb, IL
Category: Faculty - Health - Physical Education & Kinesiology

Posted: 10/17/2005
Application Due: Open Until Filled
Type: Full Time
APPOINTMENT: Department of Kinesiology. Nine-month tenure-track position in Sport Management beginning August 21, 2006.

QUALIFICATIONS: Earned doctorate in Sport Management or related field

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Teaching experience at the university/college level in sport law with an ability to teach one or more of the following: Sport Sociology, Sport Fund-Raising, Sales in Sport, and Sport Event Management. Evidence of a strong commitment to teaching, research and service, competency with technology, practical experience in the sport industry and involvement in professional associations.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Teach graduate courses in sport management that will include, but not be limited to, Sport Law and other courses related to sport management or undergraduate courses in the Department of Kinesiology. The candidate will also be expected to demonstrate research expertise leading to publications in scholarly-refereed journals, pursue internal/external funding and serve on campus committees.

RANK & SALARY: Assistant Professor. Salary commensurate with background and experience.

THE DEPARTMENT:The Department's 25 full-time faculty members serve a growing department of over 450 undergraduate majors specializing in physical education, exercise science and fitness, and athletic training and approximately 100 graduate students in exercise science, sport and exercise psychology, sport management, and wellness promotion and fitness management. The Department, with undergraduate and graduate programs at the Macomb Campus and graduate programs at the Quad Cities Campus, has state of the art facilities supporting teaching and research related to athletic training, biomechanics, human performance, and pedagogy. The NASPE/NASSM approved sport management program was established in 1972 and is one of the oldest programs in the U.S.

THE UNIVERSITY: Located in Macomb (population 20,000) with a campus in the Quad Cities (Moline, IL), Western Illinois University offers a caring and supportive learning environment to more than 13,000 students in the heart of west central Illinois. Western students have all the advantages of a large public university -- strong faculty, state of the art technology and facilities, and a wide range of academic and extracurricular opportunities -- in an atmosphere free from distractions. Western's 614 full-time professors teach 96 percent of all undergraduate as well as graduate courses. Western Illinois offers 53 undergraduate degrees, 34 graduate degree programs and 13 post-baccalaureate certificates. The Leslie F. Malpass Library ranks among the finest at comprehensive universities in the United States. Western Illinois University is a member of the NCAA and competes at the Division I level sponsoring 20 intercollegiate sports in a broad-based athletics department. Western is charter member of the Gateway Football Conference and the Mid-Continent Conference. Western's presence in the Quad Cities spans more than 40 years. WIU-QC offers undergraduate and graduate programs to more than 1,500 students. The core values that are at the heart of the University are academic excellence, opportunity, personal growth, and social responsibility. The University serves students from Illinois as well as 34 other states and 46 nations. Western's GradTrac and Cost programs guarantee that students can achieve their degrees within four years while paying a fixed rate for tuition, room and board.

WIU is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.

APPLICATION: Send letter of application, current vita, copies of transcripts, and three references with email addresses and telephone numbers. Reply to: Sport Management Search, Department of Kinesiology, Brophy Hall, Western Illinois University, 1 University Circle, Macomb, IL 61455-1390. Questions may be directed to: Dr. Darlene Young, Search Committee Chair, at 309/298-1225 or 309/298-1981.

Application reviews begin on January 24, 2006 and will continue until the position is filled.
Contact: Dr. Darlene Young
Western Illinois University
Postal Address: Brophy Hall
1 University Circle
Macomb, IL 61455
Phone: (309) 298-1225 or 298-1981
Fax: (309) 298-2089
TDD: (309) 298-2565

Monday, October 17, 2005

CONFERENCE: Sport and Anti-Racism in the 21st Century

Taylor & Francis Events and the Carnegie Research Institute at Leeds Metropolitan University are delighted to invite you to Sport and Anti-Racism in the 21st Century.

Supported by the FA and Kick It Out and chaired by Professor Jonathan Long, this conference will evaluate the success of past campaigns against racism in sport through presentations, case studies and workshops, as well as looking at the form that future campaigns may take. Go to to download the full brochure.

Speakers include:

* Lord Herman Ouseley, Different Realities Partnership
* David Gent, Sport England, Yorkshire & Humber
* Dr Brett St Louis, Goldsmiths College, University of London
* Dr Karl Spracklen, Leeds Metropolitan University
* Mark Perryman, The Chelsea School, University of Brighton
* Piara Powar, 'Kick It Out'

You can see the full list of speakers at

Sports administrators, researchers, policy experts and fan-based groups have led the way in highlighting and challenging racism both on and off the field. Now politicians, both national and local, are increasingly keen to see if sport can be used as a tool in promoting greater social cohesion and inclusion amongst Britain's varied ethnic and racial groups. Urgent questions on the future of anti-racism in British sport will be addressed through the following presentations:

* Sport and Race in British Society: key issues and challenges for the 21st century
* Racialised sporting identities and anti-racism
* Sport, anti-racism and public policy: the scope for building community cohesion
* Changing agendas for anti-racism in sport
* Media - challenging and making best use of the media
* Women in sport - part of the same culture and practice?
* Anti-racist campaigns in sport
* Sport, Education and Anti-Racism

This is set to be a key event in this area. Delegate places at this important event are limited. To secure your place today, simply book online at or phone Rebecca Miller on +44 (0)20 7017 5507.

Unable to attend? You can order the speaker papers and/or slides. Just email

Sunday, October 16, 2005

JOB: California State University, Fullerton

Department of Kinesiology-Assistant Professor-Tenure Track
Institution: California State University, Fullerton
Location: Fullerton, CA
Category: * Faculty - Health - Physical Education & Kinesiology

Posted: 10/14/2005
Application Due: 11/01/2005
Type: Full Time
The Department of Kinesiology at California State University, Fullerton (CSUF) invites applications for a tenure track faculty position in Socio-Cultural/Social-Psychological Foundations of Kinesiology. The Department offers a B.S. in Kinesiology, with multiple focus areas, and a Master of Science degree in Kinesiology.

• Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in sociology of sport, socio-cultural/social-psychological perspectives, and in one or more of the following areas: women and sport, history/philosophy, introduction to kinesiology, and/or research methods.
• Conduct and publish research and engage in other scholarly activity in area of expertise.
• Engage in curriculum development consistent with area of expertise, possibly including focus on sport, exercise, body culture, or other physical activity issues.
• Advise and direct student research and graduate theses/projects/exams.
• Provide Department, College, and University service.
• Provide academic advisement and career development counseling.

• Earned doctorate with a specialization in the sociology or social psychology of sport or related area.
• Successful teaching performance in relevant courses.
• Focused ongoing scholarly/creative activity with record of scholarly publications in socio-cultural and/or social psychological foundations and potential to recruit external funding. Interest in socio-cultural and/or social psychological issues related to physical activity, exercise, body culture and/or obesity issues desirable.
• Understanding of the foundations and history of kinesiology.
• Evidence of significant professional and leadership activities.
• Ability to work successfully within a culturally diverse university and community.

Rank &Salary
This is a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor. Salary is commensurate with rank, experience and qualifications. Periodic salary adjustments are enacted by the state legislature. Additional teaching in summer and intersession is often available. An excellent comprehensive benefits package is available which includes health/vision/dental plans; spouse, domestic partner and /or dependent fee-waiver; access to campus child-care as well as an affordable housing program; and a defined-benefit retirement through the state system along with optional tax sheltering opportunities. For a detailed description of benefits, go to

Appointment Date
August 2006

Application Procedures
Send letter of application, a brief narrative regarding candidate's views on the contemporary relevance and future direction of the socio-cultural/social psychological foundations of human movement, transcripts of graduate work, current vita, sample of scholarly activity, copies of teaching evaluations for all courses taught over the past two years, and three letters of recommendation to:
Chair, Socio-Cultural/Social Psychological Foundations Search Committee
Department of Kinesiology
California State University, Fullerton
P.O. Box 6870
Fullerton, CA 92834-6870

Application Deadline
For best consideration, complete applications should be received by November 1, 2005.
The position will remain open until filled. For further information contact:

Dr. Steve Walk, (714) 278-4763, E-mail:
Application Information
Contact: Chair, Socio-Cultural/Social Psychological
Department of Kinesiology
California State University, Fullerton
Postal Address: P.O. Box 6870
Fullerton, CA 92834-6870

Monday, October 10, 2005

FELLOWSHIP: UCLA International Institute

UCLA seeking Global Fellows for 2006-2007
The UCLA International Institute will appoint up to eight
Global Fellows for an academic year term beginning 1 September
2006 with the possibility for a second-year renewal. Fellows will be
drawn from the arts and humanities (including literary studies
and philosophy), the natural sciences (including engineering,
medicine, and public health), and the social sciences
(including law, public policy, and management). This
interdisciplinary program emphasizes comprehensive approaches while
encouraging border-crossing conversations among resident Global

Activities include research, interaction with faculty, and
teaching. There is no citizenship requirement.

Applicants must have received their doctoral degree
between January 1999 and June 2006. Appointee salary will be
between $50,000 and $70,000 per year depending on field and

Further information is available at:
Contact: or

Applications and nominations should be submitted on-line
between 15 November and 13 January 2006. Appointments will be
announced by 15 March 2006. UCLA is an affirmative action, equal
opportunity employer. The International Institute has a
strong commitment to the achievement

Sunday, October 09, 2005

JOB OPENING: Ticket Services Coordinator, Durham Bulls

POSITION: Ticket Services Coordinator

DIVISION/DEPARTMENT: Durham Bulls - Ticketing

DESCRIPTION: Person needed to develop and manage programs to better serve Bulls season ticket holders and group leaders; will support the Ticket Manager and Business Development Coordinators in the sale and service of Bulls tickets. Individual will develop and maintain Field of Dreams program, and coordinate and supervise Season Ticket Diamond Club Program, will coordinate distribution of pocket schedules and other collateral material in the community. The successful candidate will develop relationships and effectively communicate with season ticket holders and group leaders, provide customer service and perform essential functions at all Bulls home games, USA baseball events, and special events at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park, coordinate and manage off-site ticket sales campaigns, produce reports through AudienceView ticket system, and pull tarp when needed. Strong written and verbal communication skills are necessary. Customer service experience, proficient computer skills, and thorough knowledge of Microsoft Office programs required. Management and sales/marketing experience; college degree preferred.

POSTED: October 9, 2005
CLOSING: October 14, 2005

JOB NUMBER: 05-135

CONTACT: Corporate Human Resources, P.O. Box 12800, Raleigh NC 27605
Email: or fax: 919-890-6011

It is the policy of the company to be fair and impartial in all relations with employees and applicants for employment. No person will be discriminated against in employment because of race, color, religion, age, sex, military status, national origin, physical/mental disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal or state law.

Friday, October 07, 2005

CONFERENCE: Sport and Spirituality

The Centre for the Study of Sport and Spirituality
Inaugural 3-day International Conference
August/September 2007

The establishment of a Centre for the Study of Sport and Spirituality within the School of Sports Science & Psychology at York St John College, England, is a new and exciting development to provide a forum for academic study and debate. The Centre is dedicated to promoting scholarly activity through research, publication, conferences, symposia and collaboration with others. The Centre also hopes to foster a culture that emphasises the importance of the spiritual, moral and ethical dimensions of sport.

The Centre will be officially launched with an Inaugural Conference in August/September 2007. It is hoped that scholars and practitioners from across the sports disciplines can meet to engage in a critical discussion about sport, spirituality and religion. The following individuals have made
a provisional commitment to deliver Keynote Lectures:

*Professor Michael Novak, author of The Joy of Sports (1967) and a world renowned social theorist and lay theologian.

*Professor Shirl Hoffman, author of Sport and Religion (1992) and one of the world's leading thinkers in this area.

*Professor Ken Ravizza, a renowned applied sport psychologist and author of numerous publications on spirituality in consultancy work and peak experiences in sport.

*Professor Scott Kretchmar, one of the world's leading sports philosophers, former Editor of the Journal of the Philosophy of Sport and author of a number of core sport philosophy texts.

*Professor of sociology, Jim Mathisen, who is co-author of Muscular Christianity: Evangelical Protestants and the Development of American Sport (1999) and numerous other scholarly articles addressing the sport and religion interface.

Members of the Centre and colleagues from Leeds University are currently writing a book entitled Sport and Spirituality that is to be published by Routledge in 2006. Details of the book's content can be viewed on the website. Professor Shirl Hoffman has kindly agreed to write the Preface to
the book.

There are three core members of the Centre, Professor Andy Smith, Dr Mark Nesti and Nick Watson, who are supported in their work by colleagues from the School of Theology & Religious Studies. For further details of the aims of the Centre, its members and the forthcoming Conference you can visit our website

If you wish to be added to the mailing list for the Conference please contact (preferably via e-mail):

Nick Watson
School of Sports Science & Psychology
York St John College
Lord Mayor's Walk
York, Y031 7EX

JOB: Kinesiology, Chair California State University, Fullerton

Professor - Kinesiology, Chair-Tenure Track
Institution: California State University, Fullerton
Location: Fullerton, CA

Posted: 10/06/2005
Application Due: 11/15/2005
Type: Full Time
The Department of Kinesiology at Cal State Fullerton invites applications for a tenure track position as Associate/Full Professor and Department Chairperson. The department offers an undergraduate major leading to a B.S. in Kinesiology and a graduate program leading to an M.S. in Kinesiology. Both degrees have several focus areas. The department is one of the largest growing on campus (1,000 students) and houses several new laboratory and teaching areas.

- Provide effective leadership and innovation for departmental personnel.
- Management of academic planning, budget and resources, and external funding.
- Curriculum development.
- Hiring, retention, promotion and mentoring of faculty and staff.
- Promote collaborations within and across departments.
- Direct strategic planning for the Department.
- Foster relationships between the Department and the College, University, and Community.

- Earned doctorate in kinesiology, exercise science, physical education, or an allied field.
- Demonstrated record of teaching, research and service.
- Proven administrative and leadership skills related to personnel management, interpersonal communication, budget and resource management, decision-making, and development are essential.
- Experience in culturally diverse, international and interdisciplinary activities and in fostering university partnerships with community and professional agencies is highly desirable.

Appointment Date
July 1, 2006 (approximately)

Rank & Salary
This is a tenure-track faculty appointment rank of Associate Professor or Professor with administrative responsibilities. The Chairperson commitment is a 3-year position with the possibility of renewal. Salary is commensurate with rank, experience and qualifications. Periodic salary adjustments are enacted by the state legislature. An excellent comprehensive benefits package is available which includes health/vision/dental plans; spouse, domestic partner and/or dependent fee-waiver; access to campus child-care as well as affordable housing program; and a defined-benefit retirement through the state system, along with optional tax-sheltering opportunities. For a detailed description of benefits, go to

Application Procedures
Submit a letter of application, current vita, copy of recent publications, three letters of reference and a letter summarizing the candidate’s views of the (1) future direction of the field of kinesiology with respect to curriculum, (2) future direction of the field of kinesiology with respect to professional and academic opportunities for graduates, and (3) the role of the chairperson within the department.

Applications and inquiries should be directed to:

Kinesiology Chair Search Committee
Department of Kinesiology
California State University, Fullerton
P.O. Box 6870
Fullerton, CA, 92834-6870

Application Deadline
For full consideration complete applications should be received by November 15, 2005. The position will remain open until filled. For more information about the position, contact the Department at (714) 278-3983. For more information about the department of Kinesiology or Cal State Fullerton visit our websites at: and

Contact: Kinesiology Chair Search Committee
Department of Kinesiology
California State University, Fullerton
Postal Address: P.O. Box 6870
Fullerton, CA 92834-6870

Thursday, October 06, 2005

CONFERENCE: Sports Research and Private Lives


Organised by the Institute of Sport Studies, University of Århus and the Institute of Sport Science and Clinical Biomechanics, University of Southern Denmark

11 November 2005 at the University of Aarhus
10. 30 a.m., Center for Idræt

From Antiquity to modernity the lives of athletes have had great appeal to common people. In odes and biographies sporting excellence has been hailed as a sign of human character, strength and determination. The modern label “stars” signifies their societal function as lodestars. Their attitude to life works as inspiration in ordinary people’s pursuit of success. Their achievements exemplify what living in the modern world is all about: efficiency, productivity, and rationality. So conservative pedagogues praise sport as educational.

The public interest in the lives of sports stars is not at all matched by scholarly attention to the fate of athletes. The exploitation of sport stars has been addressed in general terms, but there is still plenty of research waiting to be done on the personal outcome of sporting lives. Life history of former athletes may generate valuable insights into sport’s complex consequences. It is obvious that some high-performance athletes do extremely well after ending their career while others leave the limelight to turn into alcoholics, drug addicts, even suicide victims. This may be due to intrinsic factors. However, there are also extrinsic factors that influence the private lives of high-performance athletes. One is the media hype around sport celebrities. Another thing is the increasing measures being taken to control and restrict the lives of athletes.

Not all sport is high performance. Participation in sport on lower levels also play a significant role in forming identities and networks. Hence, life histories of recreational gymnasts and athletes should also be analysed if the influence of sport on private lives shall be understood in depth.

The intention of the seminar/conference is to present and discuss key aspects of the broad demarcation line between sport and privacy, as well as theoretical and methodological implications involved in the growing research field of sports biography.

Provisional Programme

Verner Møller, ‘Managing sporting lives’.
Ask Christensen, ‘Surveillance and Identity: The effect of the doping campaign on the self-conception of elite cyclists’.
Jørgen Povlsen, ‘Oda Memborg: A life in gymnastics’.
John Bale, ‘Some ethical questions and the public and the private in sports biography’.
Neils Kayser Nielsen, ‘Nacka Skoglund, Public and Private lives’.

If you are interested in attending the seminar and/or giving a paper, please inform John Bale at
Further details will be circulated nearer the date of the seminar.