Monday, May 29, 2006

GRANT: World Anti-Doping Agency | Agence Mondiale Antidopage

Montreal, 29 May 2006 - For the third year, WADA invites applications for its
Social Science Research Grant Program. This Program encourages research in the
social sciences to obtain information which will enable more efficient doping
prevention strategies.

All proposals submitted must be related to one or more of the stated Program
priorities. WADA awards research grants to organizations of all types
(universities, colleges, small businesses, for-profit or not-for-profit
organizations, etc.). Deadline for submission for the 2007 competition is August
31, 2006.

For the Call for Proposals, the Guidelines for Applicants and other related
documents, go to:

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) is the international independent
organization created in 1999 to promote, coordinate and monitor the fight
against doping in sport in all its forms. The Agency is composed and funded
equally by the sports movement and governments of the world. Its key activities
include scientific research, education, out-of-competition testing, development
of anti-doping capacities and monitoring of the World Anti-Doping Code – the
first document harmonizing regulations regarding anti-doping in all sports and
all countries.


L’AMA annonce son programme de subventions de recherche en sciences sociales
pour 2007


Montréal, 29 mai 2006 - Pour la troisième année, l’AMA sollicite des
propositions pour son programme de subventions de recherche en sciences
sociales. Ce programme vise à encourager la recherche dans ce domaine afin
d’obtenir des informations qui favorisent la mise en place de stratégies plus
efficaces de prévention du dopage.

Toutes les propositions doivent avoir un rapport avec au moins l’une des
priorités de programme annoncées. L’AMA attribue des subventions de recherche à
tous types d’institutions (universités, collèges, petites entreprises,
organismes à but lucratif ou sans but lucratif, etc.) La date limite de
soumission de propositions pour le concours 2007 est le 31 août 2006.

Pour voir l’Appel à soumissions, les Directives pour les requérants et les
documents liés, cliquez:

L’Agence mondiale antidopage (AMA) est une organisation internationale créée en
1999 pour promouvoir, coordonner et superviser la lutte contre le dopage dans le
sport sous toutes ses formes. L’Agence est composée et financée à parité par le
mouvement sportif et les gouvernements. Ses activités principales comprennent la
recherche scientifique, l’éducation, les contrôles hors compétition, le
développement de programmes antidopage et la surveillance du respect du Code
mondial antidopage – le premier document harmonisant les règles liées au dopage
dans tous les sports et dans tous les pays.

World Anti-Doping Agency | Agence Mondiale Antidopage


Thursday, May 25, 2006

AWARD: NASSS Book Award 2006

North American Society for the Sociology of Sport Book Award 2006

The North American Society for the Sociology of Sport invites nominations for its annual book award. Nominations may be submitted via mail, email, or fax, and must be received by June 1tst, 2006. The winner of the award will be announced at the Annual Meeting of NASSS in Vancouver, November 1-4, 2006.

Nomination Criteria:

a) books must be scholarly analyses of a sport related issue or phenomenon written from a sociological, anthropological, or related perspective;
b) books must have been published between 2004-06;
c) books may be re-nominated in a subsequent year if published during the appropriate dates;
d) books from authors who are not NASSS members are eligible.

To nominate a book, please fill out and email or fax the Book Award Nomination Form found at:

For further information write to:
Katherine M. Jamieson, Book Award Committee Chair
Department of Exercise and Sport Science
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Greensboro, NC 27402
Phone: 336-334-3036
Fax: 336-334-3038

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Conference: Researching Youth Sport: Diverse Perspectives

On Wednesday 20th September 2006 the Institute of Youth Sport and the
Institute of Sport and Leisure Policy, Loughborough University, are hosting
a conference on 'Researching Youth Sport: Diverse Perspectives'. The
conference will examine research across a wide range of themes including
youth development through sport, youth sport and diversity, youth sport and
inclusion, promoting physical activity among young people, and the use of
sport in international development. We are pleased to be joined by The
Chelsea School, University of Brighton, who will be offering a specialist
theme on 'Lifestyle Sports'. We are delighted to have secured a strong
line-up of presenters with extensive and diverse experience and we hope that
you and your colleagues will be able to join us for what promises to be a
day of stimulating and high quality debate.

Early-bird reduced registration fees are available until 12th June. Full details about the conference, including the outline programme, are also available at our website . The conference website also includes information
about accommodation for those wishing to stay in the area before or
following the conference. If you have any queries, please direct them to our
Conference Administrator, Shane Collins:

Delegates with an involvement in Leisure Studies may also be interested in
attending the Leisure Studies journal's 25th Anniversary celebration event.
This takes place at the same venue immediately following the Researching
Youth Sport Conference, starting with a celebratory evening dinner on
Wednesday 20th September and an academic symposium on Thursday 21st.
Further details can be obtained from Shane Collins:

Please circulate this information to colleagues within and outside your own
institution who may be interested in these events. We hope to see you at
Loughborough in September.

Tess Kay
Institute of Youth Sport, Loughborough University

Mick Green
Institute of Sport and Leisure Policy, Loughborough University

Belinda Wheaton,
Chelsea School, University of Brighton

Dr Mick Green
Institute of Sport & Leisure Policy
(Ann Packer building, Room JJ022)
School of Sport & Exercise Sciences
Loughborough University
Leicestershire LE11 3TU
Tel: +44 (0) 1509 226377

Thursday, May 11, 2006

CONFERENCE: NASSS 2006 : Re-Imagining Community/Re(En)Visioning Sport

Invitation to Submit

We invite you to submit a paper abstract or a poster abstract for the 2006 NASSS Conference, Re-Imagining Community/Re(En)Visioning Sport, to be held in Vancouver, Canada, November 1-4. Scholars from a variety of disciplines and interdisciplinary "fields" examining issues relevant to the study of sport are encouraged to submit their work.

For more information and submission procedures, please see the full call for papers on the NASSS Conference web site:

SCHOLARSHIP: Social Science and Drugs in Sport

PhD Scholarships
Social Science and Drugs in Sport

Stipend: $20,037 p.a. for 3 years (tax free)

UNSW@ADFA is providing a PhD scholarships to support social science research
into the use of drugs in sport.

Choice Modelling: In this project, choice modelling is used to study athletes’
decisions to use performance enhancing substances. The supervisors’ backgrounds
are in applied economics (choice modelling) and health/social/mathematical
psychology. The project aims to develop an experimentally derived model of
factors that drive athletes’ decisions to abstain from or use performance
enhancing substances and methods.

Applicants from any social science background will be considered. This project
would be more suited to some one quantitatively minded, or some one willing to
learn more about quantitative methods in the social sciences.

Dr Twan Huybers
+61 2 6268 8075
or Dr Jason Mazanov +61 2 6268 8071;

Eligibility: Applicants must have completed or expect to complete an Honours
degree (at least IIA) or a research equivalent (e.g. Masters degree with

Appointment: The applicant must be willing to study full time in Australia and
commence before 31 August 2006.

SEEKING AUTHORS: American Sport Education Program (ASEP)

Seeking NASSS member(s) with interest in coaching

The American Sport Education Program (ASEP), a division of Human
Kinetics, seeks members with an interest in the application of sociology
of sport to coaching. The potential project will be an applied text for
high school and college coaches. For more information, please contact
Emma Sandberg Riegert:

Monday, May 08, 2006


Sport, Globalisation and Cultural Diversity

Historical, Sociological, Psychological and Pedagogical Approaches to the Current Globalisation Processes in Sport and Sport Cultures

International Summer School for Young Researchers – Course for PhD Students


Date: August 15 – 22, 2006

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

Deadline for application: May 15, 2006

Aims and Concept:

The summer school is addressed to PhD students and young researchers and intends to support them in their scientific work. It offers them the opportunity of acquiring knowledge about the state of the art in the area of theories and methods, of presenting their research, of discussing problems, of obtaining advice from experts and of building up a network. It is hoped to help young researchers to become integrated into the scientific community. The topic “Sport, Globalisation and Cultural Diversity” will be approached from the perspective of humanities and social sciences (including history, pedagogy and psychology). The topic will be addressed also from a gender, a race and a class perspective.

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


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


Lecturers from the Institute of Exercise and Sport Sciences

Professor Gerald Gems, North Central College, Naperville

Professor Henning Eichberg, University of Southern Denmark

Associate professor Kirsten Kaya Roessler, University of Southern Denmark

Associate professor Inge Kryger Pedersen, Departement of Sociology, University of Copenhagen

Professor Andrew Sparkes, University of Exeter (asked)

Professor Joseph Maguire, Loughborough University, former president of ISSA (asked)

Professor Wolf Brettschneider, Paderborn University (asked)

Professor Roland Sailer, Institute for Sport Sciences, Bern University, president of FEPSAC (asked)

Selection of the students:

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

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

The number of participants will be between 20 and 25; it is aimed to include students from as many countries as possible.

The application should contain the following information:

Name, nationality, date of birth, sex, addresses (private and workplace), e-mail, areas of study, academic degrees, state of PhD project/research, if you will present a paper in one of the workshops. Additionally send a short abstract about the research project (½-1 page). See application form at

Forward the application by email to Anne Lykke Poulsen:

Deadline 15th of May, 2005.

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

ISSA Grants for Young Researchers:

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

More information:

Professor, dr. habil Gertrud Pfister
Amanuensis, PhD Anne Lykke Poulsen
Institute of Exercise and Sport Sciences/University of Copenhagen
Nørre Allé 51, DK-2200 Copenhagen N
Phone 0045 3532 1751

JOB: Non-Tenure Track Lecturer, Sport Studies, University of Iowa

Position: Non-Tenure Track Lecturer, Sport Studies
Salary: $30,000 to less than $50,000
Institution: University of Iowa
Location: Iowa

Sport Studies: The University of Iowa Department of Health and Sport Studies invites applications for a non-tenure track lecturer position in sport studies for the academic year 2006-2007. The position is renewable for a total of three years (2006-2009) and renewable thereafter in three year increments pending demonstrated excellence in teaching and collegiate approval. Duties will include teaching and advising undergraduate students in the sport studies area. We seek someone who can teach several of the following courses: sport and the media, inequality in sport, women and sport, twentieth century sport, US sport to 1900, or sport in the western world. Ability to teach a graduate course in philosophy of sport or in athletic administration would be an asset. Applicants with an earned doctorate in sport studies or a related field are preferred but applicants in the final stages of a doctoral program will also be considered. Some teaching experience is expected. The Department of Health and Sport Studies is part of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Our undergraduate program in sport studies draws on a range of social science and humanities contexts to focus on sport and physical activity within their cultural and historical context. The department has a strong commitment to diversity in our curriculum and our faculty. We are particularly interested in identifying members of underrepresented minorities to join us at Iowa.

Please send a letter of interest, vita, and contact information for three references to:

Susan Birrell
Department of Health and Sport Studies
E102 Field House
University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa 52242.

Screening will begin April 15 and continue until the position is filled.

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

CFP: Junctures - The Journal for Thematic Dialogue

The journal Junctures: The Journal for Thematic Dialogue is calling for submissions from any discipline providing an insight on the themes of “Play” and “Control.” Members of this list are invited to submit scholarly papers, creative work and commentary around these themes.

Junctures is peer-reviewed and published two times a year in December and June by Otago Polytechnic in Dunedin, New Zealand. It aims to engage discussion across boundaries, whether these be geographic or disciplinary. Please visit our website at for examples of recent publications, and feel free to contact us for further information about submission.

Junctures uses Chicago style with endnotes for academic manuscripts.

Monday, May 01, 2006

JOB: Chair, Dept. Exercise Science, University of Maryland-Eastern Shore

Position: Chair Dept. Exercise Science
Salary: Unspecified
Institution: University of Maryland-Eastern Shore
Location: Maryland
Date posted: 5/1/2006

Faculty Positions
The School of Health Professions

The University of Maryland Eastern Shore invites resumes for the following tenure track position. The Department of Exercise Science is one of four departments in the School of Health Professions.

CHAIR, DEPARTMENT OF EXERCISE SCIENCE - The Chair is the administrative and academic officer of the department and is responsible for curricula and new program development, administering and monitoring departmental budget, attending to personnel matters, providing accreditation leadership, and vigorously pursuing grants to support departmental initiatives. Earned doctorate in exercise physiology, kinesiology or related fields. The candidate's teaching, scholarship, and service profile must be commensurate with tenure-track appointment at the rank of associate or full professor.

For a full job description for both positions, please visit the UMES Web site at

Review of applications will begin once an acceptable pool is established. Candidates should send letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and three letters of professional recommendations (sent directly by reference) to:

Department of Human Resources,
University of Maryland Eastern Shore,
Princess Anne, MD 21853-1299.

UMES is an EEO/AA.