Wednesday, November 30, 2005

CFP: Health and Popular Culture


Submissions are invited for a collection of essays on health and popular
culture. The focus will be North American topics, but manuscripts concerning
any Western society are invited. The time frame is the 19th and 20th
centuries. Issues may include, but are not limited to, women, gender, and/or
masculinity; race, ethnicity and class; childhood and adolescence;
advertising and marketing; public health initiatives; reproductive and other
technologies; health professionals; popular magazines, health manuals,
films, radio, fiction; television, music and cartoons; sports, recreation
and health camps; epidemics, warfare and natural disasters; and diets and
body image.

Abstracts should be submitted by February 1st, 2006. Manuscripts must be
submitted by August 31st, 2006. Abstracts sent via e-mail transmission or
fax are welcome.

For further information, please contact:

Dr. Cheryl Krasnick Warsh
Editor-in-Chief, Canadian Bulletin of Medical History/Bulletin canadien
d'histoire de la medecine
Professor of History
Malaspina University-College
Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 5S5 Canada
250-753-3245 x. 2113 (phone)
250-740-6459 (fax)

Tuesday, November 29, 2005

AWARD: 2006 Undergraduate Student Essay in Sport Studies Competition

2006 Undergraduate Student Essay in Sport Studies Competition
Research Centre for Sport in Canadian Society (RCSCS)
University of Ottawa, Canada

(version française plus bas)

The RCSCS is proud to announce the winner of the

2005 Undergraduate Student Essay in Sports Studies Competition

Among the eight excellent papers received, the winning paper is:

Scott Wilson, University of Alberta, Forever Taking the Field: Sports and the Shaping of Community Identity in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, 1890-1940.

In addition to receiving $400 from the RCSCS, Mr. Wilson’s paper will be posted on the RCSCS web site:

The RCSCS takes this opportunity to launch the

2006 Undergraduate Student Essay in Sport Studies Competition


Each year, the Centre gives out two prizes of $400 each for the best undergraduate essays in Sport studies. Normally, one award will be given for the best essay in French and one award for the best essay in English. The names of the winners are posted on the Centre’s web site and are communicated to the Listserv of several North American scientific societies. Finally, the winners will receive a certificate issued by the Centre and the essays will get posted on the Centre’s web page.

The essays of approximately twenty to thirty pages in length focus on an issue connected to sport in Canadian society. More precisely, the essays tackle social, managerial, economic, cultural, historical, ethical or philosophical sport issues.


- Promote student interest for Sport studies.

- Promote the image of Sport studies in Canadian universities.

- Encourage undergraduate students to enroll in graduate studies in Sport studies, most preferably in a Canadian university.


The contest is primarily aimed at students registered in Canadian universities in programs such as Human Kinetics, Canadian studies, Women’s studies, as well as in the social sciences and humanities. Students registered in non-Canadian universities are also eligible, as long as the essay is on a Canadian subject.


- Wednesday, May 31st, 2006

- The essay should be submitted in the form of a printed copy (accompanied by a disk). It must be mailed on the day of the deadline at the latest (the post office stamp serving as proof).

- The winners will be chosen in late June and will be made public in September 2006.

Prix étudiant de premier cycle en Études du sport au Canada 2006

Centre de recherche sur le sport dans la société canadienne (CRSSC)

Université d’Ottawa, Canada

Le Centre de recherche sur le sport dans la société canadienne (CRSSC) est fier d’annoncer

le gagnant du Prix étudiant de premier cycle en Études du sport au Canada 2005

Scott Wilson, Université de l’Alberta, Forever Taking the Field: Sports and the Shaping of Community Identity in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, 1890-1940.

En plus du prix de $400, l’essai de M. Wilson va être affiché sur le site du CRSSC:

Le CRSSC profite de cette occasion pour lancer le concours

Prix étudiant de premier cycle en Études du sport au Canada 2006


Chaque année, le Centre offre deux prix de $400 chacun pour les meilleurs essais de premier cycle en Études du sport. Normalement, seront alloués un prix pour le meilleur essai en français et un prix pour le meilleur essai en anglais. En outre, le nom des gagnants sont affichés sur le site web du Centre et sont acheminés aux listes d’envois de diverses sociétés scientifiques nord-américaines et de la francophonie pour diffusion. Finalement, les récipiendaires des prix recevront un certificat du Centre et les essais seront affichés sur le site web du Centre.

Les essais de vingt à trente pages portent sur une question relative au sport dans la société canadienne. Plus précisément, les essais portent sur les aspects sociaux, administratifs, économiques, culturels, historiques, éthiques ou philosophiques du sport.


- Promouvoir l’intérêt des étudiants à l’égard des études du sport

- Promouvoir l’image des études du sport dans l’université canadienne

- Inciter les étudiants de premier cycle à entreprendre des études supérieures en Études du sport, de préférence dans une université canadienne.


Le concours s’adresse surtout aux étudiants inscrits dans des universités canadiennes en sciences de l’activité physique, en études canadiennes, en études des femmes, dans les disciplines des sciences sociales ou dans toute autre discipline apparentée. Les étudiants inscrits dans des universités étrangères sont aussi éligibles, dans la mesure où l’essai porte sur le Canada.


- Le mercredi, 31 mai 2006

- L’essai doit être soumis en version imprimée (accompagnée d’une disquette). Il doit être mis à la poste au plus tard le jour de la date d’échéance (le timbre poste faisant foi de la date).

- Les gagnants seront déterminés en juin et rendus publics en septembre 2006.

Jean Harvey, Directeur
Centre de recherche sur le sport dans la société canadienne
École des sciences de l'activité physique
Université d'Ottawa
C.P. 450, Succursale A
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
K1N 6N5
tél: (613) 562-5800 poste 4277
fax: (613) 562-5149

Jean Harvey, Director
Research Centre for Sport in Canadian Society
School of Human Kinetics
University of Ottawa
P.O. Box 450, Stn A
Ottawa. Ontario, Canada
K1N 6N5
tel: (613) 562-5800 ext. 4277
fax:(613) 562-5149

Monday, November 28, 2005

JOB: Dean - School of Sports Science and Fitness Studies

Position: Dean - School of Sports Science and Fitness Studies
Salary: Unspecified
Institution: Endicott College
Location: Massachusetts
Date posted: 11/28/2005
Application deadline: 1/27/2006

Sports Management/Physical Education: Endicott College is a Baccalaureate and Master's degree granting institution located on the North Shore of Massachusetts. Endicott enrolls more than 1,700 undergraduates and 1,000 Masters and Professional Studies students on its Beverly Campus. The College also has campuses in Mexico City and Madrid. Dean, School of Sports Science and Fitness Studies. Senior: academic position responsible for supervision, marketing, student recruitment, internship, program development, and student/parent relations in the Sport Management, Athletic Training, and Physical Education Teacher Licensing programs. Provides leadership and budgetary management; teaches one course per semester. Requirements for the position are a Master's degree with a doctorate preferred, in Physical Education or a related field. Must have college-level teaching experience in the area of Sports Management or Physical Education Teacher Licensure and prior administrative responsibilities. Please send a letter of application, resume, and names and phone numbers of three references to: Human Resources, 376 Hale Street, Beverly Massachusetts 01915; fax: (978) 927-0084; e-mail: AA/EOE.

Contact Information:

E-mail :
Fax : 978-927-0084
Human Resources
Endicott College
376 Hale Street
Beverly, MA 01915

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

CONFERENCE: Sport, Nation, Nationalism (Ljubljana, Slovenia)



24 - 27 August 2006
Faculty of Sport Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia,

On behalf of the conference organizers of the Faculty of Sport Ljubljana and
Institute Ekvilib in collaboration with International society of the History of
Physical Education and Sport we have the pleasure of inviting you to an
International Conference on Social Science in Sport and 8th ISHPES Seminar, to
be held in Ljubljana, Slovenia on 24, 25, 26, and 27 August 2006.

Attached please find the Call for abstracts, an Invitation to Register, and
Registration form.

For any additional information please visit the Conference and Seminar official
internet site at:

or contact the Organisational Committee office.

I would also like to ask you to inform your colleagues who might be interested
in listed topics of the upcoming event and announce it via your website.

Yours sincerely,

Ales Kranjc Kuslan
Organisational Committee
Sisenska 89, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
project office: Celovska 43, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
phone: ++386 1 4303751
fax: ++ 386 1 4331112
e mail: ;

Monday, November 21, 2005

JOB: Assistant Professor, Sport Management

Department of Kinesiology

POSITION: Two positions: Assistant Professor, Sport Management

DUTIES: Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, instruction in the Sport Management program and supervision of Sport Management interns. The successful candidate will be asked to teach in some of the following areas for major students: the business, economic, political/legal, and cultural aspects of the sports industry. Substantial involvement in scholarly activities and service activities is expected.

QUALIFICATIONS: Doctoral degree in an area appropriate to the discipline. Evidence of successful teaching in higher education and at least two years of experience working in areas related to the sports industry.

RANK & SALARY: Tenure Track Assistant Professor; salary commensurate with qualifications. One of the two positions is contingent on final funding approval. Candidates who are ABD may be considered at instructor rank; completion of doctoral degree required by February 2007.


PROCEDURE: Submit letter of application, curriculum vitae, and names, addresses, and telephone numbers for at least three references to:

Dr. Lisa Swanson, Chair, Search Committee
Department of Kinesiology
Towson University
Towson, MD 21252
(410) 704-5604

Applications will be reviewed beginning December 15, 2005, and the position will remain open until filled.

The Department of Kinesiology has approximately 750 undergraduate majors in Physical Education Teacher Education, Athletic Training, Sport Management, Sport Studies, and Exercise Science.

Founded in 1866, today Towson University is recognized by U.S. News & World Report top public universities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions. Towson is nationally recognized for its programs in the liberal arts and sciences, business, education, communications, health sciences, and the fine and performing arts. The University places a strong emphasis on service learning and civic engagement through such activities as internships, practica, clinical placements, course assignments and student events. As the Baltimore area’s largest university and Maryland’s Metropolitan University, Towson articulates its research and scholarship mission through partnerships that link the University to the economic, educational and cultural life of the state of Maryland and the mid-Atlantic region. Towson enrolls more than 17,500 undergraduate and graduate students in 64 undergraduate majors, 35 master’s programs and four doctoral programs. Located on a rolling 328 acres, the striking campus is eight miles north of downtown Baltimore and 45 miles from Washington, D.C. The campus and its surrounding cities provide an excellent environment for teaching and supporting the academic pursuits of the 600 full-time faculty who work here.

Towson University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and has a strong commitment to diversity. Women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

JOB: Professor and Department Head, Kinesiology

Position: Professor and Department Head, Kinesiology
Salary: Unspecified
Institution: Mississippi State University
Location: Mississippi
Date posted: 11/21/2005

Professor and Department Head, Kinesiology
The College of Education at Mississippi State University invites applications and nominations for the position of Department Head of Kinesiology. This is a tenure-track, 12-month position. The Department head reports to the Dean of the College of Education. Preferable starting date is July 1, 2006. Responsibilities: The Department Head provides academic and administrative leadership for a large program offering the bachelor's degree with concentrations in teaching/coaching, clinical exercise physiology, fitness management, and sports communication. The department also offers the master's degree with concentrations in teaching/ coaching, exercise science, and sports administration. The Department Head is responsible for budgetary actions, program development, and personnel management and evaluation. Familiarity with NCATE accreditation standards is necessary. The Department Head will promote a positive environment for stimulating teaching, research, and service. The Department Head may also serve as the graduate coordinator for the program.

Qualifications: an earned doctorate in one of the departmental degree concentration areas from an accredited university is required; must qualify for tenure and rank of professor of kinesiology; a demonstrated record of administrative experience at the program director level or above; a record of scholarly achievement in teaching, research, and service; success in facilitating external funding; membership and leadership in applicable professional societies; the ability to communicate and work effectively with others; and a commitment to working with a diverse population of students and faculty. The selected candidate must have an appropriate understanding of all subdisciplines and methods of inquiry represented in the department. Salary is commensurate with expertise and qualifications.
Application Process: Submit a letter of interest; curriculum vitae; names, addresses, and telephone numbers of five references; and official transcripts. The department's home page is http://www. The Search Committee will begin review of applications on February 1, 2006, and continue until a candidate is selected. Send nominations and applications to Dr. Thomas W. Hosie, Mississippi State University, DHK/Mail Stop 9727, Mississippi State, MS 39762-9727. For inquiries only, contact Dr. Richard Blackbourn, Dean (662) 325-3717 or Dr. Thomas Hosie, Search Committee Chair (662) 325-7928. Mississippi State University is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer.

Contact Information:

Web Site :
Dr. Thomas Hosie
Mississippi State University
DHK/Mail Stop 9727
Mississippi State, MS 39702-9727

JOB: Sports Science and Physical Education Professor, Hong Kong

Position: Sports Science and Physical Education Professor
Salary: Unspecified
Institution: Chinese University of Hong Kong
Location: Hong Kong
Date posted: 11/21/2005
Application deadline: 12/17/2005


Applications are invited for:-

Department of Sports Science and Physical Education
Assistant Professor / Associate Professor
(Ref. 05/193(240)/2) (closing date: December 17, 2005)

Applicants should have (i) a relevant doctoral degree; (ii) expertise in research and teaching in the sociology of sport, exercise and physical education; (iii) a track record in research and demonstrated potential to continue the development of research in the social sciences as related to the teaching profession, health related physical activity and sport; and preferably (iv) experience in school supervision of pre-service teachers, as well as familiarity with Chinese culture and the Hong Kong education system. The appointee will assume (a) teaching duties in the undergraduate and postgraduate programmes; and (b) other regular duties as assigned. Appointment will initially be made on a fixed-term contract basis for up to three years from August 2006, renewable subject to mutual agreement.

Salary and Fringe Benefits
Salary will be highly competitive, commensurate with qualifications and experience. The University offers a comprehensive fringe benefit package, including medical care, plus a contract-end gratuity for an appointment of two years or longer, and housing benefits for eligible appointee.
Further information about the University and the general terms of service for appointments is available at The terms mentioned herein are for reference only and are subject to revision by the University.

Application Procedure
Please send full resume, copies of academic credentials, a publication list and/or abstracts of selected published papers, together with names, addresses and fax numbers/e-mail addresses of three referees to whom the applicants' consent has been given for their providing references (unless otherwise specified), to the Personnel Office, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, N.T., Hong Kong (Fax: (852) 2603 6852) on or before December 17, 2005. The Personal Information Collection Statement will be provided upon request. Please quote the reference number and mark 'Application - Confidential' on cover.

Contact Information:

Web Site :
Fax : 852-2603-6852
The Chinese University of Hong Kong

JOB: Dean of Physical Education, Dance & Athletics/Atheletic Director

Institution: Santa Rosa Junior College
Location: California
Date posted: 11/21/2005


Santa Rosa Junior College is seeking to fill a key leadership position. We are looking for an individual with demonstrated leadership skills who want to join an outstanding team of administrators, faculty and staff. This position is a twelve months per year, educational administrator.

This position has principal managerial responsibility for the instructional and athletic programs under his or her supervision and is the primary contact with the chair, faculty and staff of the Physical Education, Dance & Athletics Department with regard to budget, schedule, curriculum/program development, evaluation, personnel and other matters for the department.

Compensation package includes a salary range of $84,624/year - $101,556/ year (2005/06 Salary Schedule; maximum initial placement at mid-range). An additional 2% compensation will be added to the base salary for an earned doctorate degree. The District also offers a competitive benefits package. A mortgage loan at substantially below-market interest rates may be available to the candidate selected for this position.

Santa Rosa Junior College is located in California, 52 miles north of San Francisco, in the heart of the Sonoma County wine country. The Sonoma County Junior college District is one of the largest single college districts in the country, serving approximately 40,000 students each semester within a 1,600 square mile service region. Sonoma County's exquisite landscapes offer recreational activities close to vineyards, lakes, rivers, and the Pacific coastline. Renowned for its wine industry and tourist attractions, Santa Rosa has traditionally drawn many talented citizens to its substantial urban amenities of fine schools and colleges, business centers, hospitals, theatres, performing arts centers and the Santa Rosa Symphony.

Priority Filing Deadline: February 6, 2006
(Re-opened; open until filled)

Please Contact: Santa Rosa Junior College
Human Resources Dept.

(707) 527 - 4954 *

Sunday, November 20, 2005

JOB: St Martin's College, Lancaster (UK)

The School of Sport & Outdoor Studies at St Martin's College, Lancaster (UK)
is seeking to recruit an enthusiastic and committed professional to teach and
support the expansion of the historical and socio-cultural study of sport
within the undergraduate academic portfolio. Relevant academic expertise and
teaching experience are essential, and applications are particularly welcome
from active researchers. The possibility exists for suitable candidates to
co-ordinate School research in preparation for the RAE 2008. This post
provides an exciting opportunity to engage in teaching, research and
curriculum development in a dynamic and growing School.

St Martin's College is a large college of higher education, about to formally
apply for full university status.

Informal enquiries should be directed to: David Houlston on 01524 384449 or Further details can be
found at

JOB: Faculty of Kinesiology - University of New Brunswick , Canada

Faculty of Kinesiology
University of New Brunswick

Sociocultural Aspects of Sport/Recreation/ Leisure/ Physical Activity

The Faculty of Kinesiology is seeking an Assistant or Associate Professor (tenure track position) with research and teaching interests in Sociocultural Aspects of Sport/Recreation/ Leisure/ Physical Activity. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. (or near completion) and will be expected to compete for externally funded research grants or contracts to support their research programs and their graduate students. Duties will also include teaching foundational and advanced courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels and the supervising of graduate students. Collaboration with other scholars is encouraged.

The Faculty of Kinesiology is a comprehensive academic and co-curricular unit. Its mission is to create, disseminate and apply knowledge about physical activity and its relation to health, wellness and human performance, and to provide opportunities for participation in physical activity at a variety of levels.

The Faculty’s programs are as follows:
Undergraduate Program (BSc. in Kinesiology, Bachelor of Recreation and Sport Studies); Graduate Program (MSc in Exercise and Sport Science, MA in Sport and Recreation Studies, MBA in Sport and Recreation, and Interdisciplinary Ph.D.);
Campus Recreation Program; Varsity Reds Intercollegiate Athletics Program;
Outreach Programs (e.g., Fitness Assessment Centre, Pediatric Weight Management Clinic, Adventure Challenge Program, Workplace Wellness, Healthy Aging, Human Factors and Ergonomics).

The Faculty is currently involved in planning an exciting new transformative building and programming project—the Healthy Living Village. Plans include new research laboratories, teaching spaces, communal spaces, offices, recreational and athletic facilities as well as facilities for healthy living outreach initiatives. Construction is scheduled to start in August 2006.
The University of New Brunswick is located in Fredericton, New Brunswick’s Capital City. Situated along the banks of the beautiful St. John River, Fredericton is a great place to live, work and play. Graced with tree-lined streets, Victorian homes, top attractions, arts and cultural events, a variety of sporting facilities, kilometers of trails, acres of parks and green space, two universities, and an airport, Fredericton is one of the most successful and vibrant small cities in North America.

Review of applications will begin January 9th, 2006 and will continue until the positions are filled. Applicants should submit a cover letter outlining their research and teaching goals, a curriculum vitae and the names of three references to Dr. Terry R. Haggerty (details below) by January 9th 2006.

Dr. Terry R. Haggerty, Dean
Faculty of Kinesiology
University of New Brunswick
P.O. Box 4400, Fredericton, New Brunswick Canada E3B 5A3
Phone: (506) 453-4576 Fax (506) 447-3058

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Applicants should indicate current citizenship status. The University of New Brunswick is committed to the principle of employment equity. These positions are subject to budgetary approval.

Friday, November 18, 2005

JOB: Assistant Professor in Sport Management

Position Title: Assistant Professor in Sport Management–Tenure Track; Sport Management, Recreation and Tourism Division

Primary Functions:
1. Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the primary area of Sport Management
2. Develop or continue research in focused line of inquiry related to Sport Management
3. Establish a record of external funding related to research area
4. Perform traditional engagement activities in the Division, School, College, University, and profession

Specific Responsibilities:
1. Primary Teaching responsibility includes Managing Revenues & Expenses in Sport Enterprise with secondary responsibilities in Sport & Event Management and/or Sport & Public Assembly Facilities
2. Conduct a focused line of research and disseminate findings in peer-reviewed, scholarly journals
3. Write and submit proposals for external funding
4. Participate in the functioning of the Sport Management, Recreation and Tourism Division and the life of the School, College, and University through committee work and other activities
5. Advise undergraduate and graduate students
6. Supervise graduate student research projects or theses
7. Supervise Practicum and Internship students
8. Establish academic and professional reputation at regional, national and international levels

Professional Qualifications:
1. Earned doctorate in Sport Management or related field (Ph.D. or Ed.D. preferred; ABD considered)
2. Evidence of effective teaching at the university level
3. Demonstrated ability to conduct and publish research in peer-reviewed scholarly journals
4. Experience in writing grant proposals
5. Ability to teach or assist in the development of on-line courses

Rank and Salary: Assistant professor. Tenure Track. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Effective Date of Employment: August 2006

Review of Applications: Begins January 9, 2005 and will continue until the position is filled.

Letter of Application/Nomination and Credentials:
Send applications with supporting credentials (letter of application, official undergraduate and graduate transcripts, curriculum vitae, three current letters of recommendation, and a maximum of three samples of published articles or other scholarly works) to:

Search Coordinator
School of Human Movement, Sport, and Leisure Studies
Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH 43403-0248
Phone: 419/372-7234; Fax: 419-372-2877
E-mail correspondence can be addressed to
School of HMSLS website:

Faxed or electronic applications will be considered for application and review purposes.

Bowling Green State University is an affirmative action and equal opportunity and educational institution

Thursday, November 17, 2005


Faculty of Business
Ref No. R41105 - Microsoft Word Format

The School of Leisure, Sport and Tourism requires an Associate Professor/Senior Lecturer to teach and contribute to the management of the Bachelor of Management and Master of Management programs in Sport Management.

You will contribute to the overall research and consultancy endeavours of the School in general and provide leadership to the sport management research program in particular. You will also contribute to the activities of Sport Knowledge Australia (the Australian Governments International Centre of Excellence in Sports Science and Management established at Sydney Olympic Park in June 2004) of which the School of Leisure, Sport and Tourism is a foundation partner. Strong quantitative research skills are desirable.

You will be required to teach in more than one of the following areas: strategic sport management, sport business development, sport globalisation, sport marketing, and sport economics. You should have demonstrated industry knowledge and a substantial record of refereed publications.

Salary range:
Senior Lecturer: $77,579 to $89,305 pa Associate Professor: $93,213 to $102,590 pa
The University offers salary packaging plus attractive superannuation.

Web Address

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

CONFERENCE: British Society of Sports History

at St Martin’s College, Lancaster

St Martin’s College, Lancaster is pleased to invite you to the 25th annual conference of the British Society of Sports History on 1-3 September 2006.

The conference will run on an ‘open theme’ basis. Papers should be a maximum of 20 minutes in length, with 10 minutes for discussion. Abstracts for papers should be no longer than 200 words and sent to Dr Carol Osborne at the address below by
1st May 2006.

The Richard W Cox Postgraduate Prize will be awarded for the best paper by a postgraduate student. Please indicate when you submit your abstract if you wish to be considered for this award.

The Sir Derek Birley Annual Memorial Lecture will open Saturday’s proceedings.

Abstracts, registrations and all queries should be sent to:

Dr Carol Osborne,
School of Sport and Outdoor Studies,
St Martin’s College, Bowerham Road,
Lancaster, LA1 3JD. United Kingdom.

Telephone: 01524 526540 / Email:

The aim of BSSH is to stimulate, promote and co-ordinate interest in the historical study of sport, physical education, recreation and leisure, with special reference to the British Isles. The annual subscription for full membership is £20 per year for ordinary members, £25 (or €42) for overseas members and £10 for students and retired people. Annual membership includes three issues of the society journal, Sport in History (published by Taylor & Francis, on behalf of BSSH) and two issues of the members’ Bulletin.

The society’s website can be found at:

Monday, November 14, 2005

JOB: Canada Research Chair (Tier II) in Sports and Leisure Studies

Canada Research Chair (Tier II) in Sports and Leisure Studies

TRU invites applications for a Tier II Canada Research Chair position in Sports and Leisure Studies. This call is part of a multi-disciplinary call for two new positions, with this as one of our top priorities.

Kamloops terms itself ‘Tournament Capital of Canada’, and TRU is a major beneficiary of sports-related facility funding. A project currently under construction will establish significant new facilities on the TRU campus (plans ). TRU also maintains a successful Tourism and Outdoor Recreation school with a number of faculty actively involved in research.

The successful candidate will establish and lead a research centre as part of this new $38M facility expansion, with a strong, externally funded program in any relevant SSHRC-funded field. This might include social psychology, outdoor recreation, sports psychology, sociology, or any other of the applicable social sciences.

The Chair will be expected to supervise graduate students and teach undergraduate courses, although with a significantly reduced load.

This appointment will be at the Assistant or Associate Professor level, depending on the qualifications of the successful candidate. Applicants must hold a Ph.D., possess excellent research records, and have the potential to be leaders in their fields.

Initial review of applications begins Sept 1, 2005. As with all CRC positions, the appointment is subject to review by the CRC Secretariat in Ottawa. TRU is planning to submit nominations to Ottawa in September 2005. The nominees will be informed of the results in February 2006. A December nomination is also a possibility, although the September date is preferred.

The goals of the CRC program are to promote leading edge research and the training of highly qualified personnel. A Tier II Chair is expected to develop a world-class research program within 5-10 years of taking up the position. Administrative and teaching loads are reduced to permit a primary focus on research. Details of criteria and the nomination process are available on the CRC website.

The successful applicants will work with TRU to develop Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) proposals that will go forward with their nominations. CFI funds provide dedicated infrastructure to support the Chairs' research programs.

Application Process:
Interested applicants should send a curriculum vitae, brief 5-year research plan, examples of significant research contributions, and names and contact information for three potential referees to:

Shannon Joly - Human Resources ,
Thompson Rivers University,
Box 3010, 900 McGill Rd,
Kamloops BC, Canada
V2C 5N3

For further information please contact:

Dr. Trevor Davis,
Director, Office of Research Services

The selection committee will start to review all applications on Sept 1 (2005), but will continue to consider applications until the successful nominee is identified.

Saturday, November 12, 2005

JOB: Kansas State University

Position: Assistant/Associate Professor of Kinesiology
Salary: $40,000 to less than $70,000
Institution: Kansas State University
Location: Kansas
Date posted: 11/11/2005
Application deadline: 1/16/2005

The Department of Kinesiology at Kansas State University invites applications for an Assistant Associate Professor tenure track position in the area of physical activity and public health. Successful candidates will be expected to contribute to the undergraduate and graduate Kinesiology program and to the new master's program in public health. Candidates are required to have a) a completed PhD or equivalent (e.g. DPH) in any of the pscyhological, health promotion, socio-cultural, or epidemiology areas, b) a focused line of research with potential for extramural funding, c) research or educational background in exercise and physical activity, and d) a strong quantitative background. Candidates should also demonstrate effective teaching and a willingness to work with a diverse student population. The screening of applicants will begin January 16, 2006 and continue until the position is filled. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Start date August 2006.

Applicants should submit a curriculum vita, a brief description of research and teaching interests and the names, addresses, phone numbers, fax and e-mail addresses to: Dr. Mary McElroy, Search Committee Chair 1A Natatorium Department of Kinesiology. Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas 66506-0302. e-mail: Kansas State University actively seeks diversity among its employees. This ad is paid for by Kansas State University.

Friday, November 11, 2005

JOB: University of Alberta, Associate or Full Profesor

Tenure-Track Position in
the Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation
University of Alberta

The Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, invites applications for a senior level, tenure-track faculty position (ASSOCIATE or FULL PROFESSOR rank) in the socio-cultural area of sport and leisure. The suggested start date is July 1, 2006.

The Faculty is looking for a senior scholar with expertise in critical sport sociology and/or cultural studies of sport and leisure. The successful candidate will have a significant and proven track record of scholarly research and publication, and strong evidence of effective teaching. The Faculty has a strong tradition in the socio-cultural area. The successful candidate will help to provide leadership, contribute to all degree programs in the Faculty, make a major contribution to the graduate program, and contribute to the citizenship of the Faculty and the University. A strong background in contemporary social theory and related research methodologies is anticipated.

The Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation serves approximately 1,020 undergraduate and graduate students. It offers several degree programs: BA in Recreation, Sport and Tourism, BPE, BSc Kinesiology, MSc, MA, and PhD, as well as a combined BPE/BED that is offered jointly with the Faculty of Education. In conjunction with the School of Business, it offers an MBA in Sport & Leisure Management.

In addition to its academic programs, the Faculty has an active Campus Recreation Program that serves 22,000 people, and a full intercollegiate program of 12 sports. The Faculty has full operational responsibilities for University sport and recreation facilities. The University of Alberta is a vibrant teaching and research environment, in the capital city of Edmonton, Alberta. Further information about the University of Alberta and the Faculty may be obtained from and

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, brief descriptions of research and teaching interests and the names of three references (including addresses, phone/fax and e-mail addresses). Review of applications will commence January 9, 2006 and will continue until the position is filled.

Please direct correspondence to:

Dr. Michael J Mahon, Dean
Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation
W1-34 Van Vliet Centre
University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB T6G 2H9 Canada.
Telephone: (780) 492-3364
Fax: (780) 492-1008

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. If suitable Canadian citizens or permanent residents cannot be found, other individuals will be considered.

The University of Alberta hires on the basis of merit. We are committed to the principle of equity in employment. We welcome diversity and encourage applications from all qualified women and men, including persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and Aboriginal persons.

CONFERENCE: Sociology of Sport Day Conference

Call for papers


Saturday, January 14, 2006, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario

The School of Physical and Health Education at Queen’s University would like to invite all those interested in socio-cultural studies of sport to a day conference that will be held in the memory of our colleague Dr. Donald Macintosh. The conference will take place at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario on Saturday, January 14, 2006.

The conference programme will consist of several sessions of graduate student presentations, a catered lunch, and the annual Donald Macintosh Memorial Lecture which will be given this year by Dr. Alan Bairner, Reader in the Sociology of Sport and Director of Learning and Teaching at Loughborough University. He is the author of Sport, Nationalism, and Globalization: European and North American Perspectives (2001) and editor of Sport and the Irish: Histories, Identities, Issues (2005). With John Sugden, he wrote Sport, Sectarianism and Society in a Divided Ireland (1993) and edited Sport in Divided Societies (1999). His current research interests include Marxist interpretations of sport, sport in the city, and sport and national identities. He is in the process of preparing two monographs (Why Sports Science? and Sport, Politics and Society) for publication in 2007. He serves on the editorial boards of the Sociology of Sport Journal, Soccer and Society and Football Studies. He also writes a column on current affairs in Daily Ireland and acts as an advisor to the Irish Football Association on community relations issues. He is a Visiting Professor at the University of Helsinki.

Graduate students who would like to present their work at the conference should send abstracts or proposals for round-table discussions to Samantha King ( by December 15, 2005. We are looking for reports of works-in-progress, as well as reports of completed research.

Kingston is accessible by VIA rail or bus. It is a two hour and 45 minute drive from either downtown Toronto or downtown Montreal. It is a two hour drive from Ottawa and a one hour drive from Watertown, New York. Registration fees are $20 for faculty and $10 for students.

For more information or to add your name to our email list, write to Samantha King,

JOB: Assistant/Associate Professor, Sport Administration

Assistant/Associate Professor, Sport Administration
Institution: Belmont University
Location: Nashville, TN
Category: * Faculty - Health - Sports Mgmt, Recreation & Leisure Studies
* Faculty - Health - Physical Education & Kinesiology

Posted: 11/10/2005
Application Due: Open Until Filled
Type: Full Time

The Department of Health and Human Performance at Belmont University is seeking applications for a tenure-track faculty position beginning August 2006. Rank commensurate with experience. Job responsibilities include: teaching within both the Sport Administration graduate program and Physical Education undergraduate program. Ph.D. or equivalent required; teaching experience strongly preferred; willingness/ability to offer courses in various schedule formats preferred; academic administrative experience and/or professional experience in sport administration favored. The bulk of teaching responsibilities are within Sport Administration. All Belmont undergraduates complete an innovative general education program with significant interdisciplinary components. Belmont University is particularly seeking applicants who can demonstrate an interest in and ability to work collaboratively in course design and to teach interdisciplinary and topical courses in this program.

Mail application letter, curriculum vitae, three letters of reference, and a statement of teaching philosophy to Dr. Sarah Adams, Chair, Health & Human Performance Search Committee, Department of Health and Human Performance, Belmont University, 1900 Belmont Blvd., Nashville, TN 37212-3757. Each applicant is asked also to respond in writing to Belmont's mission, vision, and values statements, articulating how the candidates’ knowledge, experience and beliefs have prepared him/her to function in support of these statements. (These statements are found, for example, at: Screening of applications will begin January 30, 2006, and continue until the position is filled.

A comprehensive, coeducational university located in Nashville TN, Belmont is a student-centered, teaching university focusing on academic excellence. The university is dedicated to providing students from diverse backgrounds an academically challenging education in a Christian community. For additional information regarding the Sport Administration program, see Belmont is an EOE/AA employer under all applicable civil rights laws. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Application Information
Postal Address:
Dr. Sarah Adams
Department of Health and Human Performance
Belmont University
1900 Belmont Boulevard
Nashville, TN 37212

Thursday, November 10, 2005

JOB: The University of Waikato

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer, Sport and Exercise Psychology, Department of Sport and Leisure Studies, School of Education

The Department of Sport and Leisure Studies seeks an enthusiastic and dynamic individual to join a young and vibrant staff to undertake teaching and research in the area of the psychology / social psychology of sport, exercise and / or health. The position will commence in June 2006.

The Department particularly welcomes applications from candidates interested in developing and applying creative and innovative approaches towards the area. Such approaches may include new or emerging (quantitative or qualitative) methods, theories, themes or critical perspectives.

The appointee will teach two undergraduate papers and one graduate paper, and supervise graduate students. The appointee will have the opportunity to restructure these papers in accordance with their research interests.

Applicants must hold a doctorate (or near completion) in sport, exercise or health psychology or a related health or social science discipline. Applicants must be actively researching in their specialist area; they should have a record of published research. The successful applicant will participate in the PBRF (government-sponsored research funding exercise).

Applicants should have teaching experience and be able to demonstrate effectiveness in teaching in their area of expertise.

Demonstrated abilities to attract external research grants and forge links with the broader community would be an advantage.

Applicants must be willing to perform appropriate administrative tasks as directed by the Chair of the Department and the Dean of the School of Education and be able to work effectively as a pro-active member of a team.

Enquiries of an academic nature can be made to Dr Margaret Scratchley, Chair of Department of Sport and Leisure Studies at 64 7 838 4466 ext 7777 or by email at

Salary range for Lecturers is NZ$51,028 to $63,301 per year and for Senior Lecturers is NZ$63,872 to $75,411 per year.

Applications close on 16 December 2005

Application forms are available from: or the Human Resource Management Division, The University of Waikato, Private Bag 3105, Hamilton, telephone 64 7 838 4003, 64 7 856 0135, email:

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

JOB: Department Head, Angelo State University

Angelo State University
Location: San Angelo, TX
Category: * Faculty - Health - Physical Education & Kinesiology
* Faculty - Health - Health Education & Promotion

Posted: 11/07/2005
Application Due: Open Until Filled
Type: Full Time
Salary: competitive and commensurate with experience USD Per Year

RESPONSIBILITIES: Reports to the Dean, College of Education, and is responsible for the effective administration of the department. Specific duties include administering the departmental budget, directing departmental planning and policy formulation/interpretation, overseeing class scheduling, student advising, recruitment, and retention activities.


Academic: Earned doctorate in Kinesiology or a related field.

Experience: Significant and effective experience in teaching at the university level which would qualify for appointment at a senior faculty rank. Experience in higher education administration and with accreditation preferred, including but not limited to National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education and the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs.

To view the complete posting and application instructions, go to:

Apply for this Position through My HigherEdJobs
Postal Address: Dr. Kathleen Price
Angelo State University
Department of Kinesiology
ASU Station #10903
San Angelo, TX 76909-0903
Phone: 325-942-2173
Fax: 325-942-2129
Online App. Form:
Email Address:

Thursday, November 03, 2005

ASSISTANTSHIP: Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport

University of Minnesota
School of Kinesiology

The Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport
Graduate Assistantship in sport management and gender
World-class University! World-class Opportunity!

An exciting opportunity is now available for potential doctoral students interested in the interdisciplinary study of sport policy, ethics, and gender. This program offers graduate students a chance to learn more about the sport policy process, sport management ethics, and girls and women in sport within the contexts of intercollegiate athletics and youth sports.

This graduate assistantship includes a tuition waiver, employer-paid health insurance (95% of monthly premiums) and a stipend. Support will also be available for current research projects and participation in national conferences.

Applicants should show aptitude for Doctoral-level studies, experience with qualitative data collection and analysis, experience with working in different sport organizations and policy, and clear career goals. Current research projects include examining the deliberative process in Title IX legislation, and the role of government, and the adoption of governance techniques in the context of sport policy processes. Future directions likely include examining the various employments of power in NCAA legislation and the ethical implications of youth sport policy. In general, the applicant should be knowledgeable and passionate about the ethical implications of sport policy and gender.

Be a part of a growing program and group of interdisciplinary
collaborative scholars in the School of Kinesiology and the
Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport. The Tucker
Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport, the first and
only of its kind in the country, is dedicated to exploring how
sport, recreation, and physical activity affect the lives of
girls and women. Applicants will also be exposed to the
research to praxis process, of turning research findings into
action-based programming and educational outreach.

The University of Minnesota is founded in the belief that all
people are enriched by understanding, is dedicated to the
advancement of learning and the search for truth; to sharing of
this knowledge through education for a diverse community; and to
the application of this knowledge to benefit the people of the
state, the nation, and the world.

Here at the University of Minnesota, the possibilities are

Interested candidates should contact either:

Dr. Lisa A. Kihl
Assistant Professor
Sport Management
School of Kinesiology
University of Minnesota
612-624-3150 (office)

Dr. Nicole M. LaVoi, Associate Director
Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport
203 Cooke Hall
1900 University Ave. SE
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN 55455
612-626-6055 (office)
612-626-7700 (fax)

Marta Fahrenz
Graduate Studies Coordinator
School of Kinesiology
Division of Recreation and Sport Studies
University of Minnesota
1900 University Avenue SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
612-625-4380 (office)
612-626-7700 (fax)

CONFERENCE: Unlocking the Potential of Sport for Youth Wellness and Development

Mon 10 Apr 2006 - Wed 12 Apr 2006
University of the Western Cape (UWC) and Breakwater Lodge Cape Town, South Africa

For details seee:

(Click on "Conferences," "2006," "April," "Sport and Development")

INTERNSHIPS: WSF Minority Internships for Women

Title: Jackie Joyner-Kersee Minority Internship

Sponsor: Women's Sports Foundation

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


Program URL:

Tel: 800-227-3988
Fax: 516-542-4716
Deadline Ind: Receipt
Deadline Open: Yes
*See Restrictions for further information.

Applicants should apply at least 120 days in advance of the proposed
start date; however, the sponsor accepts applications until all
positions are full.

Award Type(s): Internships

Citizenship/Country of Applying Institution:
Any/No Restrictions

Locations Tenable: U.S.A. Institution (including U.S. Territories)

Appl Type(s): Graduate Student
Minority Individual
Undergraduate Student

Target Group(s): NONE
Funding Limit: $1,000 MONTH
Duration: 12 WEEK(s)

Geo. Restricted: NO RESTRICTIONS

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.

Eligible applicants are women of color who are undergraduate
students, college graduates, graduate students or women in career

Stipends for full-time interns are $1,000 per month. Interships run
for a minimum of twelve weeks. (emc)

KEYWORDS: Minority Education
Women's Education


Title: Zina Garrison Minority Internship

Sponsor: Women's Sports Foundation

The sponsor awards 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.

Established Date: 09/19/2002
Follow-Up Date: 10/01/2006
Review Date: 11/02/2005

Contact: Ramona Collins, Senior Program Coordinator
Address: Eisenhower Park
East Meadow, NY 11554

Program URL:
Tel: 800-227-3988
Deadline Open: Yes
*See Restrictions for further information.

Applicants should apply at least 120 days in advance of the proposed
start date; however, applications will be continuously accepted until
all positions are filled.

Award Type(s): Internships

Citizenship/Country of Applying Institution:
Any/No Restrictions

Locations Tenable: U.S.A. Institution (including U.S. Territories)

Appl Type(s): Graduate Student
Minority Individual
Undergraduate Student

Funding Limit: $1,000 MONTH
Duration: 12 WEEK(s)

Geo. Restricted: NO RESTRICTIONS

The sponsor awards an internship to provide women of color an
opportunity to gain experience in a sports-related career and interact
in the sports community.

Eligible applicants are women of color who are undergraduate
students, college graduates, graduate students or women in career

Stipends for full-time interns are $1,000 per month. Interships run
for a minimum of twelve weeks.