Tuesday, January 24, 2006

JOB: Assistant/Associate Professor, Chair of Physical Education, Walfdorf College

Assistant/Associate Professor, Chair of Physical Education

Institution: Waldorf College
Location: Forest City, IA
Category: * Faculty - Health - Physical Education & Kinesiology

Posted: 01/23/2006
Application Due: Open Until Filled
Type: Full Time

ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, CHAIR, OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION (tenure-track), at Waldorf College, a Lutheran college affiliated with the ELCA. Successful candidate is expected to demonstrate ability to lead the development of a Physical Education program, and excellence in teaching. Teaching responsibilities include willingness to teach across the curriculum including methods courses and coaching authorization courses. Ph.D. preferred. Position begins August, 2006. Review of applications begins immediately and continues until position is filled.

Send letter of application addressing the qualifications above, a current resume or CV, teaching evaluation summaries (if available), contact information for at least three references, and graduate transcripts to Dean Daniel Hanson, Waldorf College, 106 S. Sixth Street, Forest City, IA 50436 or via e-mail to hansond@waldorf.edu.


Postal Address:
Dr. Daniel Hanson
Academic Affairs Office
Waldorf College
106 S. 6th St.
Forest City, IA 50436
Fax: 641-585-8194
Email Address: hansond@waldorf.edu

ASSISTANTSHIPS: Miami University (Ohio)

The Graduate Program in the Department of Physical Education, Health and Sport Studies at Miami University is accepting applications for admission into the sport organization concentration with a Master's of Science in Sport Studies. Graduate Assistantships are available. Review of applications will begin February 1, 2006.

For more information contact: Mary McDonald at mcdonamg@muohio.edu or visit the graduate program web site at:

Sport Organization Program Concentration

The sport organization program is designed to provide breadth and depth of knowledge concerning how play, games, and sport relate to general features of social organization and social relations, and thereby, to gain comprehensive insights into the institutional arrangements and cultural values of society. The major premise is that play, games, and sports are culturally central to the life experiences of social classes and status groups in our society and to the power relationships that are characteristic of the interactions between them. Coursework provides opportunities for students to evaluate how social class, ethnicity, race and gender contour our enculturation into and via play, games and sport. It also enables students to understand the historical development of contemporary sporting practices. The content of the courses is not just descriptive; rather, it is critical and evaluative.

Graduate Assistantships

Graduate teaching assistantships are available in the PHS Department. These assistantships provide a tuition waiver and a stipend of approximately $10,148 for each academic year. Graduate students who are awarded a PHS assistantship will be assigned teaching responsibilities in the PHS Department. Specifically, some graduate assistants will be assigned to teach basic sport or physical activity classes (e.g., tennis, ice skating, racquetball, weight training, individual exercise, dance). Other graduate assistants will be assigned to teach basic laboratory classes in our undergraduate professional program (e.g., lab classes in nutrition, health, motor learning, or exercise physiology). In addition, other graduate assistants may be assigned to lead discussion group sessions in our undergraduate professional program (e.g., lead/teach small discussion groups for such classes as personal health, leisure studies, sport sociology, nutrition, sport psychology). Finally, some graduate assistants may be selected to work as research assistants, journal editorial assistants, or as assistants in the Undergraduate and Graduate Coordinator's offices. In summary, graduate students who are awarded graduate assistantships in the PHS Department would have the opportunity to work in a variety of teaching, research, and service settings (e.g., in health, exercise, fitness, or sport settings).

JOB: Senior Lecturer or Reader, Sociology of Sport, Sport and Social Policy

University of Durham, UK
Senior Lecturer or Reader
Sociology of Sport
Sport and Social Policy

The University is seeking to appoint a distinguished Social Scientist with research and teaching specialisms in the Sociology of Sport or Sport and Social Policy.

The post offers exceptional opportunities to contribute to leading the successful BA (Hons) Sport and the development of sport teaching and research in ways that capitalise on links with other teaching and research in the School, including postgraduate development. Ref: 1202/JAC

Closing date for both applications: 14th February 2006

Further information and an application form are available on our website (http://www.dur.ac.uk/Personnel/vacancies/) or by contacting the Director of Human Resources,University of Durham,University Office,Durham DH1 3HP. Please quote the relevant reference number on all correspondence.

JOB: Chair, Sociology of Sport, Sport and Social Policy

University of Durham, UK
Sociology of Sport
Sport and Social Policy

The University is seeking to appoint a distinguished Social Scientist with research and teaching specialisms in the Sociology of Sport or Sport and Social Policy.

The Chair offers exceptional opportunities to lead the development of sport research in ways that capitalise on links with other research interests in the School including identity, crime, youth and community work, social policy, globalisation, health and regeneration. Ref: 1203/JAC

Closing date for the application: 14th February 2006

Further information and an application form are available on our website (http://www.dur.ac.uk/Personnel/vacancies/) or by contacting the Director of Human Resources,University of Durham,University Office,Durham DH1 3HP. Please quote the relevant reference number on all correspondence.

CONFERENCE: Sports Media and Technology Conference (Industry)


Sports Media and Technology Conference produced by Future Media Concepts:

The Sports Media and Technology Conference is designed for all professionals responsible for the creation, management and delivery of sports media.

The conference features cutting-edge technical sessions as well as panel discussions specifically designed to allow sports media professionals to share and learn techniques and standards. The program includes 2 full days of training, made up of 3 simultaneous tracks on the following topics:

*The Facility Management track – for individuals charged with the smooth running of a sports facility. Sessions will educate and inform on leading industry practices, as well as current and future technological trends in hardware and software.

*The Creative Content Creation track – for those charged with the creative look and brand identity of sports media. Sessions will focus on innovative techniques and approaches to catch the audience’s attention and enhance brand awareness.

*The Next Generation Distribution track – for those charged with getting sports content distributed to fans and customers. Sessions will educate on the latest media distribution methods and technologies.

CONFERENCE: Bodies of Knowledge (Grad)

Bodies of Knowledge:
A Multi-Disciplinary Conference in Kinesiology, Physical Education, and Health.

Call for Papers

The students in the Graduate Department of Exercise Sciences at the University of Toronto are pleased to announce a two-day graduate student conference. The conference will be held in Toronto and is scheduled for the weekend of May 6 and 7, 2006. This event is being hosted by the Faculty of Physical Education and Health at the University of Toronto, organized and run by graduate students.

Now in its third year, this multi-disciplinary conference has brought together graduate students from across Canada and the United States to present their research in the behavioural, biophysical, and sociocultural study of physical activity.

In addition to disciplinary sessions in the behavioural, life, and social sciences, this year’s program will again include an engaging keynote speaker, a wine-and-cheese reception and informal social events for all! Our hope is that this conference will continue to foster connections among graduate students whose research shares an interest in the issues relating to the broad landscape of health, physical activity and sport studies. As with previous years, the goal will be to keep the costs for conference attendees reasonable.

Conference attendees will come from universities across Canada and abroad, representing a wide variety of disciplines. These may include, but are not limited to:

Motor learning
Cultural studies
Dis/ability studies
Philosophy and ethics
Education and curriculum studies
Public health
Exercise physiology
Sexual diversity studies
History Somatic studies
Sport administration and management
Sport psychology
Women’s and gender studies

You are encouraged to submit proposals for either individual presentations or session topics. Abstracts should be no longer than 200 words (and include the paper/session title, and presenter’s name and affiliation). Deadline for the submission of abstracts is 14 April 2005.

Submit abstracts and any questions to: conference.exs@utoronto.ca

For more information, visit: www.ac-fpeh.com

NEWS: NASSS Member Earl Smith Honored

Dear All:

It is my pleasure to announce that one of your NASSS colleagues was
honored last night.

Wake Forest University and Winston-Salem State University have been
collaborating for the last 5 years on a celebration of Martin Luther
King's life and legacy.

This year the cross-campus committee made up mostly of students and a few
staff, decided to honor a student and a faculty on each campus with the
first annual "Martin Luther King Building the Dream Award."

Earl Smith, Professor of Sociology and Distinguished Rubin Professor and
Director of American Ethnic Studies was the first Wake Forest faculty
member to be honored with the building the dream award.

He was honored for his work mentoring students and faculty, for
challenging the administration on the declining diversity on our campus,
for the innovative course he designed and teaches, Social Stratification
in the DEEP SOUTH (see the article "Home Grown Activitsim" on this course
on the Sociologists Without Borders website:
) and for his work on the Darryl Hunt Project for Freedom and Justice.
Darryl Hunt is an African American man from Winston-Salem who served 18
years in prison for the rape and murder of a white woman that he did not
commit. Mr. Hunt was exonerated in 2003 and has dedicated his life to
identifying other innocent inmates in the North Carolina prison system and
connecting them to the Innocence Project whose staff work for their
exoneration. Professor Smith's role on this project is that he invites
Mr. Hunt to campus as often as possible to speak to classes and in open
forums about Social Justice. Professor Smith also coordinates student
volunteers who process all of the communication between the inmates in
North Carolina jails and prisons and Mr. Hunt. Through their work they
have helped Mr. Hunt identify at least 3 inmates who look like they, too,
have been incarcerated for crimes they have not committed. Mr. Hunt’s
staff is pursuing these cases.

NASSS folks, please help me in congratulating my colleague for all of the
work he does in and out of the classroom bringing our students to the
cause of Social Justice and, hence, building on the dream of Martin
Luther King.

Angela Hattery
Wake Forest

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

JOB: The Department of Kinesiology at the University of Maryland

Announcement of Faculty Position
Department of Kinesiology
Assistant Professor (Tenure Track)In Socio-Cultural Kinesiology

The Department of Kinesiology at the University of Maryland, College Park is seeking an Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) in the socio-cultural aspects of kinesiology who is a productive scholar in at least two of the following research areas pertaining to the critical and theoretically informed analysis of sport, health, and physical activity: the body, gender, and sexuality; feminist physical cultural studies; sport and cultural histories; race, space, and identity; race relations and [inter]national politics; and, racial and ethnic histories. Such productivity should be demonstrated in a focused program of research, experience teaching in the chosen field of study, and ability to mentor undergraduate, Masters, and Doctoral students. The position represents an opportunity for those interested in becoming part of innovative programs in Sport Commerce and Culture (undergraduate) and Physical Cultural Studies (graduate).

Qualifications: Candidates must have completed a PhD degree in kinesiology or related domain of inquiry, and evidence of a sustained and focused research program.

Responsibilities: Develop and maintain a nationally recognized program of original research, while demonstrating a willingness to collaborate with current faculty in the Sport Commerce and Culture program. Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the candidate’s area of expertise that complement existing curricular offerings and supervise MA/PhD graduate students. Demonstrate a willingness to seek external funding.

Salary and Appointment Date: This is a 9-month tenure-track appointment. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications. The appointment can begin August 17, 2006.

Application: Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. Review of application materials will begin February 17, 2006. However, the search will continue until the position is filled. Candidates should submit a letter of application clearly indicating how they meet the qualifications described above, including a description of their scholarship and how it will extend and complement that of the current faculty; a complete CV; representative publications; official transcripts, and the name, address, telephone number, and email address of 3 references to David L. Andrews, PhD, Department of Kinesiology, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742-2611 (email: dla@umd.edu). Further information on the programs and current faculty in Sport Commerce and Culture/Physical Cultural Studies is available on the Department’s web page (see below).

The University of Maryland is a Research Extensive University. The Department of Kinesiology offers MA and PhD degrees with Sport Commerce and Culture/Physical Cultural Studies as one of four areas of specialization. For further information on the Department of Kinesiology, please visit our Web Site: http://www.hhp.umd.edu/KNES/. College Park is the flagship campus of the University of Maryland System with over 2,500 faculty and 25,000 undergraduate and 10,000 graduate students. The University is located 8 miles from Washington D.C. and serves a diverse constituency.


Monday, January 16, 2006

CONFERENCE: 11th Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science

11th Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science, 5 - 8 July 2006, Lausanne, Switzerland.

This congress is interdisciplinary and has not a specific topic.

ECSS invites scholars with a background in history, social and behavioural sciences and humanities to attend the congress and to present an oral paper or a poster. The sessions will be organised according to the topics of the presentations.

The official deadline for abstracts is February 15.

The congress organisers will do a lot in order to make the stay in Lausanne enjoyable. Among other things, the access to the Olympic Museum will be free and there will be a festival of street musicians in the city.

More information at:


Sunday, January 15, 2006

Summit on the Collegiate Athlete Experience

Summit on the Collegiate Athlete Experience
Monday, January 30
George Washington University

For more info, visit http://www.knightcommission.org/index_working.php.

If you are in the Washington area, we welcome your attendance during any portion of the summit. If not, you can watch it via webcast (for free) either live or as a download.

Contact Welch Suggs if you have any questions or concerns.

Welch Suggs
Associate Director
Knight Foundation Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics
2149 Main St NW, Atlanta, GA 30318
o: 404.799.7819
c: 404.771.7753
AIM: welchsuggs1972

CONFERENCE: Life After Sport: Athletes in Transition


Hosted by:
College of Business, San Diego State University

June 2 – 4, 2006
San Diego, California

Keynote Speakers:

Steve Scott
US Mile Record Holder
Most sub-4-minute miles in history
Three-Time Olympian
Head Coach Cal State San Marcos

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

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

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

Scott Tinley
Director, IART
College of Business
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182-8228


Dr. Richard Lally
Program Coordinator
Dept. of Health and Physical Education
Lock Haven University
Lock Haven, PA 17745

Abstract Deadline: February 7, 2006

Notification of acceptance: February 15, 2006

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

JOB: Department Head, Fort Hays State University

Department Chair: Health and Human Performance
Institution: Fort Hays State University
Location: Hays, KS
Category: * Faculty - Health - Physical Education & Kinesiology

Posted: 01/10/2006
Application Due: 03/15/2006
Type: Full Time

Fort Hays State University invites applications for the position of Professor/Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Health and Human Performance. FHSU is seeking an innovative leader to direct the development of the department. This individual should value diversity and be committed to excellence in education; understand the value and roles of traditional and distance learning delivery systems; foster productive relationships between the Department and the College, University, and Community; understand the needs of faculty, staff, and students; and have a willingness to involve faculty in administrative decisions. This is a 12 month position. The chair is also expected to teach. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Review of applications will begin on March 15, 2006 and preference will be given to complete applications received by that date. Appointment is expected by July 1, 2006. Letter of application, a vita, a list of five references (with phone numbers) that may be contacted and copies of all educational transcripts should be sent to: Dr. Greg Kandt, Chair Search Committee, Department of Health and Human Performance, Fort Hays State University, 600 Park St., Hays, Ks 67601-4099. Additional details including required and preferred qualifications are available in the position announcement at our website http//www.fhsu.edu /positions/pos.shtml. Fort Hays State is an AA/EO Employer.

Postal Address: Dr Greg Kandt
Health and Human Performance
Fort Hays State University
600 Park Street
Hays, KS 67601
Phone: 785.628.4241
Fax: 785.628.4157
Email Address: gkandt@fhsu.edu

Thursday, January 05, 2006

JOB: University of Brighton, Eastbourne

University of Brighton
Based at Eastbourne
Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Sport and Leisure Studies

from £24,352 to £37,521

In this post you will focus upon the provision of core modules in the Sport and Leisure Cultures area. The role encompasses a range of activities and objectives including planning and delivering lectures, tutorials and projects; undertaking projects and scholarly activity; managing elements of course administration; motivating students and ensuring their needs are met appropriately. You will add to or complement the research profile and strength of the Sport and Leisure Cultures area research group with evidence of the capacity to produce high-quality publications. You will have a relevant degree. Leisure industry experience and research expertise in appropriate areas of Applied Leisure Studies would be an advantage. Job sharers welcome.

Call (01273) 642849 (24 hours) or visit www.brighton.ac.uk/vacancies/
Please quote the appropriate reference number.

Closing date: 1 February 2006 Ref: EC3042
Interview date: 9 February 2006

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

REPORT: National Center for Education Statistics

The National Center for Education Statistics has issued a report
comparing high school athletes to non-athletes eight years after their
graduation year and is available at:


JOB: University of Gloucestershire

The Faculty of Sport, Health and Social Care at the University of
Gloucestershire seeks applicant for a range of posts at all levels. While I
doubt that there will be many on this lists for whom these will be directly
relevant, please pass them on to workmates, chums and assorted others who may be

Senior Lecturer in Philosophy of Sport and Exercise
£28,850 - £37,643 Ref: A177

The Faculty is looking to appoint an enthusiastic and well-qualified individual,
with a passion for Sport, who is able to lead in the Philosophy area of Sport
and Exercise, and contribute to some National Curriculum theory modules and
Practical Sports modules. This is principally a teaching post, although all
staff are expected to ensure that their teaching is underpinned and supported by
contemporary research and scholarship, for which an appropriate time allowance
is made available. It would be an advantage if the successful candidate has an
RAE profile and has research degree supervisory experience.
Closing date: 20 January 2006 Interview date: 1 February 2006

Further details and an application form are available from our website
www.glos.ac.uk/jobs or the Personnel & Staff Development Department (email:
personnel@glos.ac.uk or telephone: 01242 532819). Please quote the appropriate
reference number.

The University of Gloucestershire celebrates diversity and is committed to
providing equal opportunities for all staff and students.

CFP: Special Edition on Men's Bodies and Body Image.

Call for Papers: Special Edition on Men's Bodies and Body Image.

In 2006 The International Journal of Men's Health will feature a special issue
on men's bodies and body image. The edition will focus on men's bodies from a
range of perspectives and from a variety of cultures, to highlight the
emerging body-based issues faced by males throughout the lifespan and their
implications for health. Authors will need to focus on issues relating to body
image and constructions of masculinities in order to provide the special issue with
its unique perspective. Dr. Murray Drummond from the University of South
Australia will edit the special issue. Completed manuscripts will need to be
submitted by August 1, 2006 to be considered for the special edition.
Full-size papers will need to be around 6,000-8,000 words; brief communications
approximately 3,000 words.

For further information Murray Drummond can be contacted by email at:


JOB: Assistant/Associate/Full Professor, Sam Houston State University

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor
Institution: Sam Houston State University
Location: Huntsville, TX
Category: * Faculty - Health - Physical Education & Kinesiology

Posted: 12/21/2005
Application Due: Open Until Filled
Type: Full Time
Salary: Open USD Per Year
The Department of Health and Kinesiology and Sam Houston State University has two tenure-track positions available for fall, 2006. The following is a description of responsibilities, qualifications, and application procedures.

Kinesiology Generalist - # 4230
The Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Kinesiology will provide leadership to the kinesiology program by conducting research and teaching courses within his or her area of interest, as well as providing service at the departmental, college, university and community levels. Applicants will be expected to teach course work within the teacher certification and/or non-certification degree option. Interested applicants must have experience or the skills necessary to teach some of the following courses: Adaptive Physical Education, Sociology of Sport, Psychology of Sport, and Motor Learning.

Qualifications for the position include a doctorate or a terminal degree in Kinesiology or Physical Education and the ability to achieve graduate faculty status.

Salary and benefits are competitive. Send letter of intent, curriculum vitae, and the names, complete addresses, and phone numbers of three references to:

Dr. Jon Gray, Chair
Exercise Science & Kinesiology Generalist
Search Committee
Department of Health and Kinesiology
P.O. Box 2176
Sam Houston State University
Huntsville, TX 77341-2176
Phone: (936) 294-1170
Email: jpg005@shsu.edu