Tuesday, August 29, 2006

JOB: Department Head, Health and Kinesiology, Texas A&M

Position: Department Head, Health and Kinesiology
Salary: Unspecified
Institution: Texas A&M University at College Station
Location: Texas
Date posted: 8/28/2006

Department Head
Health and Kinesiology
Texas A&M University

Applications and nominations are invited for Head of the Department of Health and Kinesiology (HLKN) in the College of Education and Human Development at Texas A&M University. The Department, which enrolls approximately 1,600 undergraduate students and 150 graduate students, consists of 85 faculty members and offers undergraduate, master's, and doctoral programs spanning exercise physiology, health education, motor behavior, sport management, pedagogy, and physical education. With outstanding faculty and staff, solid College and University support, and strong extramural support, the Department is well-positioned to continue and enhance its nationally and internationally recognized education and research programs. The departmental budget totals over $11M (excluding grants) with extramural funding of nearly $2.5M per year from agencies such as NASA, NIH, CDC, and NSBRI. The Department Head serves as the chief academic, fiscal, and administrative officer of the department. Qualifications of successful candidates include: 1) earned doctorate in a field related to any of the Department's academic programs, 2) evidence of independent scholarship, grantsmanship, and experience to qualify for full professor, and 3) record of success in teaching and directing doctoral students. The appointment date is August 2007. The salary is highly competitive and commensurate with qualifications. Review of candidates will begin on October 1, 2006, and is will continue until an appointment is made.

Send electronic and hardcopy letter of application, curriculum vitae, and names, addresses, emails, and telephone numbers of at least three references to the following address:

Jan Hughes, Chair
HLKN Search Committee
College of Education and Human Development
Texas A&M University
College Station, TX 77843-4225
E-mail: jhughes@tamu.edu

Texas A&M University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to creating and maintaining a climate that affirms diversity of both persons and views, including differences in race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, age, socioeconomic background, religion, sexual orientation and disability.

JOB: Sport Sociology, California State University at Long Beach

Position: College of Health and Human Services Positions
Salary: Unspecified
Institution: California State University at Long Beach
Location: California
Date posted: 8/28/2006

* Pedagogy
* Sport Sociology

California State University, Long Beach California State University, Long Beach, a vibrant, comprehensive university with an enrollment of approximately 35,000 students, is one of the largest campuses in California. Located in Long Beach, the fifth largest city in California, the 320-acre campus near the ocean offers a beautifully landscaped, garden-like setting, an excellent physical plant, and outstanding instructional facilities enhanced by attractive, aesthetically pleasing architecture and design. CSULB is aggressively recruiting bright, high-achieving students who seek a traditional college experience, while maintaining its mission of providing access and opportunity for non-traditional students. This fall, more than 340 California high school valedictorians and National Merit scholars are studying on campus under the President's Scholars Program. CSULB was recently ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top three public universities in its category in the west. Most recently, the Princeton Review's publication, "America's Best Value Colleges: 2007 Edition," ranked CSULB as the nation's third best public university in educational value. CSULB, a young, proud institution striving to become one of the premier universities in the country, is strongly committed to high-quality undergraduate and graduate programs. The University is extremely proud of its long history of hiring outstanding faculty and staff, and it seeks to recruit and hire the most talented, inspiring, and dedicated professionals available. Read more at www.csulb.edu.

College of Health and Human Services

The College of Health and Human Services (CHHS) is committed to academic excellence in the preparation of health and human service professionals. The College offers a wide range of fully accredited undergraduate and graduate programs and actively serves the community through its eleven departments, four programs, and twelve centers for research and service. Faculty and students enjoy excellent facilities and equipment. The College has been recognized by the community for its many contributions to health and human service agencies. The faculty are active in grant activity with the College being the number one grant recipient in the University. CHHS is located in the dynamic southern California area and offers expert, specialized programs to meet varied professional goals.
The following Tenure-Track faculty positions (department and subspecialty are listed) are available beginning Fall 2007. Visit our web site at http://www.csulb.edu/aa/personnel/ and click on Faculty Employment Opportunities.

CFP: Gender and Sex Diversity in Sport Organizations

Call for Papers
Special Issue of Sex Roles: A Journal of Research
Gender and Sex Diversity in Sport Organizations

While issues pertaining to gender and sex diversity are prominent in all organizations, they are especially pronounced in the sport context. Though changes brought on by case law and federal legislation have allowed for greater access to sport by women and girls over the past 30 years, sport organizations are often places that still reproduce traditional gender roles and male privilege. This phenomenon is not surprising given that sport was created by men, for men, and continues to be monopolized by men at many levels. For example, consider that women are severely under-represented as administrators and coaches of both men and women’s college teams, funding for high school and college women’s teams lags considerably behind that of men’s, and that opportunities to play and work for professional sport organizations are scant and often accompanied by far fewer monetary rewards for women as compared to men. From a group standpoint, recent research suggests that sex differences in members of dyads in sport organizations (e.g., coach and player, or supervisor and subordinate) can have a meaningful impact on subsequent work experiences. Finally, the composition of a group, whether a coaching staff or administrative unit, has been shown to reliably influence the processes and outcomes of that group. Thus, issues related to sex and gender play a significant role in the everyday functioning of sport organizations.

The purpose of this special issue, therefore, is to examine gender and sex diversity in sport organizations. Contributors may be interested in examining, among others, issues pertaining to sex discrimination, gender ideologies, sexual orientation, legal issues pertaining to men and women, homologous reproduction, female marginalization, male hegemony, and discrimination. Contributors may also wish to investigate gender issues as they relate to decision making and power, inter-group dynamics, organizational culture, and the structure of sport organizations.
From a different perspective, contributors may wish to focus on groups. Topics might include sex diversity within work groups, the experiences of persons in mixed-sex dyads, or how being dissimilar from others in the group influences subsequent outcomes, to name a few. Others may wish to investigate organizational strategies used to attract and retain women in the workplace or the influence of diversity management strategies on employees’ work experiences. In short, contributors are encouraged to investigate the pressing issues confronting men and women in sport organizations today.

Manuscripts should follow the guidelines in the Publications Manual of the American Psychological Association (5th ed.) and should be prepared in accordance with the “Instructions for Authors” found in published editions of Sex Roles. To ensure the suitability of the manuscript in the special issue, authors are encouraged to submit an abstract to the guest editors prior to submitting the complete manuscript. Manuscripts should be submitted, preferably in electronic form, to the guest editors by March 16, 2007.

Contact Details:
George B. Cunningham, Ph.D., Laboratory for Diversity in Sport, Department of Health and Kinesiology, Texas A&M University, TAMU 4243, College Station, TX 77843-4243, Telephone: (979) 458-8006; Fax: (979) 847-8987; Email: gbcunningham@hlkn.tamu.edu

Michael Sagas, EdD, Laboratory for the Study of Intercollegiate Athletics, Department of Health and Kinesiology, Texas A&M University, TAMU 4243, College Station, TX 77843-4243, Telephone: (979) 458-3340; Fax: (979) 847-8987; Email: msagas@tamu.edu.

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

CFP: National Pop Culture & American Culture Assoc's.



April 4 – 7, 2007
Boston Marriott Copley Place
Boston, Massachusetts

For more information on the PCA/ACA, please go to http://www.h-net.org/~pcaaca.


We are considering proposals for sessions organized around a theme, special panels, and/or individual papers. Sessions are scheduled in 1½ hour slots, ideally with four papers or speakers per standard session, although discussion sessions/round-robin
panels may be larger.

We welcome any topics pertaining to the body and physical difference, but are especially interested in presentations that include an exploration of the tension between deviant and normalized bodies in their many forms, of the ways in which societies construct their concepts of the normal, and/or of the variety of strategies used by those who attempt to challenge and subvert the parameters of those constructions.

Possible topics:

* Otherness
* Tattooing
* Weight Issues & Eating Disorders
* Disabilities & Cultural Fear
* Fitting Into Cultural Norms: Height, Weight, Color
* Race & the Body: Standards and Challenges
* Athleticism & Gendered Expectations

Should you or any of your colleagues be interested in submitting a proposal or have any questions, please contact the area chair (see below).

Submit a one-page (150-250 word) proposal or abstract (via regular mail or e-mail) by November 1, 2006, to:

Lori Kelly
English & Women’s Studies
Carroll College
Waukesha, WI 53213

CFP: North Central Sociological Association

The North Central Sociological Association will hold a
joint meeting with the Midwest Sociological Society in
CHICAGO, April 4-7, 2007 at the Chicago Marriott
Downtown on the Magnificent Mile (right on North
Michigan Avenue in the heart of Chicago); room rates
for this conference will be $114.00.

This meeting is expected to draw, between the two
organizations, approximately 1200-1500 attendees: the
largest sociological meeting in the US other than the
ASA meetings. This is the first joint meeting between
the two organizations since the mid-1960s.

If you are interested in presenting please contact me
ASAP; proposals are due by September 15th. I will
need a title and short abstract, your name, complete
address,institutional affiliation, and email address.
Send to: Dean Purdy, Soc of Sport Organizer, PO Box
291, Bowling Green, OH 43402.

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

JOB: Pennsylvania State University, Altoona

(Tenure Track)

The Pennsylvania State University, the Altoona College invites applications for a tenure-track position in the Department of Kinesiology. Candidates should be able to teach a variety of professional activities in the general education program to include individual, dual, and team sports and games, along with innovative activities that meet contemporary fitness needs and interests of students. There is also potential for teaching aquatics courses. Expertise for teaching introductory courses in the Kinesiology major is also desirable with additional teaching assignments to be made at the discretion of the discipline coordinator. Research specialization is open.

Located in the beautiful Allegheny Mountains of central Pennsylvania, Penn State Altoona is a largely residential campus of 4000 students offering seventeen baccalaureate degree programs and the first two years of 180 Penn State baccalaureate degrees. Degree offerings at Penn State Altoona will continue to expand. Only 40 miles from the University Park campus, Altoona College offers the advantages of small college teaching with the readily available resources of a major research university.

The position requires an earned doctorate in Kinesiology or closely related field and is a tenure-track appointment at the level of assistant professor beginning Fall 2007. Applicants should present a record of evidence and potential effectiveness in teaching, research, and service. Candidates with a commitment to undergraduate education, interests in undergraduate research, and/or experience in program development will be given strong consideration. Penn State Altoona offers a competitive salary and an attractive benefits package.

Applicants should send a latter of application establishing their qualifications; a current vita; a description of teaching philosophy and evidence of teaching effectiveness; a statement of research interests; transcripts (official transcripts required at the time of an interview); and a minimum of three letters of reference. Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their applications and accompanying materials electronically to edhdss@psu.edu in Word or PDF formats. Review of applications will begin the week of November 1, 2006, and continue until the position is filled. Non-electronic inquiries, applications, and additional materials should be sent to:

Dr. Peter M. Hopsicker
Chair Search Committee for Kinesiology
Pos. # C-22846
Penn State Altoona
206A Adler Athletic Complex
3000 Ivyside Park
Altoona, PA 16601-3760

For additional information about Penn State Altoona, please visit our web page at http://www.altoona.psu.edu.

Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its workforce.