Friday, December 21, 2007

RESOURCE: Sports Digital Library - Italy

The Italian Olympic committee CONI announces the "Sports Digital
Library" project to coincide with the centenary of its establishment.
The project originally aimed to preserve, through digitisation, the
archive of Italian sports journals, such as Il littoriale, La ginnastica
and Annuario sportivo.

It has now evolved to provide enhanced access to the digitized copies of
many historically significant newspapers published between 1868 and

This searchable database will be permanently maintained by CONI's
library services and be freely accessible via the Internet.
An accompanying newspaper directory of bibliographic and holdings
information on the website will direct users to the newspaper titles

CONI will continue, in the following years to digitize a significant
number of newspaper pages drawn from its own collections.

The website is reachable directly at or through
the banner inserted in the CONI website for any
further information on the project please contact the National Sports
Library at

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

CONFERENCE: 2008 ISSA - 5th World Congress of Sociology of Sport

This is a preliminary announcement for the 2008 International Sociology of Sport Association (ISSA) conference (5th World Congress of Sociology of Sport) which will be held July 26-29 in Kyoto, JAPAN.

The conference theme is “Sport and Society At the Crossroads” and there is a very inclusive range of session themes.

Kyoto is a beautiful city and beyond an excellent academic program the conference hosts are organising some wonderful social events.

The conference website is:

and will soon be accepting abstracts.

Deadlines - important dates:

29th February 2008: Submission of abstracts
31st March 2008: Notification of acceptance of contribution
30th April 2008: Deadline for reduced registration fee
26th July 2008: Arrival and registration
29th July 2008: Departure

Questions about registration can be addressed to the Congress coordinator at:
or you can contact the ISSA General Secretary at:

Note: Further information will soon be available on the conference website as well as the ISSA website:

Friday, December 07, 2007

GRAD PROGRAM: University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Graduate Study in Human Movement Sciences

Announcing an opportunity for those with degrees in kinesiology and/or
sociology of physical activity.

The Department of Human Movement Sciences (College of Health Sciences)
at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is seeking motivated graduate
students for our M.S. Kinesiology and Ph.D. in Health Sciences programs.
These multidisciplinary programs provide instruction and research
opportunities for students interested in studying the biopsychosocial
aspects of human movement from the perspective of five sub-disciplines
represented by faculty in the program (sociology of physical activity,
sport and exercise psychology, motor behavior, exercise physiology, and

Students would also have the opportunity to work with new UWM faculty
members who bring strong backgrounds in nutritional science to the
college of Health Sciences. Examples of currently ongoing research
involves sociology and epidemiology of nutrition and body weight.

Department of Human Movement Sciences and MS Kinesiology program
information, including admissions criteria, can be found at
http:/// Please
direct MS Kinesiology questions to Dr. Barbara Hart (414.229.5678) or

The college of Health sciences Ph.D. program information can be found
at Please
direct Ph.D. program questions to Ms. Linda Miller (414.229-3226,

Graduate teaching assistant (GTA) positions are available in a number
of areas. For full consideration for a GTA appointment, materials must
be received by January 15, 2008. A limited number of fellowships and
free standing awards ($5K-$20K) may be available to outstanding students
as a stipend supplement. In addition, research or project assistantships
may be available pending individual faculty funding cycles. Only
students admitted to the MS or PhD programs will be considered for a GTA
appointment. Candidates may individual their interest in being
considered for a GTA within their documentation for admission to the

Appointments begin in mid/late August and are for one academic year (9
months), renewable and dependent on funding. GTA appointments are
half-time (Approximately 20 hours per week) and carry a waiver of
tuition plus a stipend of approximately $11,000 per academic year.
Students are responsible for paying fees.

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

CFP: Fun and Games: The Principle of Pleasure in Art and Architecture

23rd Annual Graduate Art History Symposium, 7-8 March 2008
The University of Iowa School of Art and Art History, Iowa City, Iowa

Keynote Speaker: Margaretta Lovell, University of California, Berkeley

Art and architecture are serious stuff. We have no time for fun and games. Or do we? References to play, entertainment, and leisure abound in the discipline-- from an Athenian amphora adorned with dice players and signed by Exekias to enigmatic Maya "ballcourts"; from Judith Leyster's paintings of comic figures to woodblock views of festivals by Utagawa Hiroshige; from Marcel Duchamp's "malic" chessmen to much of Claes Oldenberg's entire oeuvre. In the last half a century or so, an interest in the subject has permeated the scholarly literature and become integral to a range of methodological approaches. Robert Venturi offered lessons on the forms of the Las Vegas Strip, while T.J. Clark drank in the leisure activities of modern life. And Jacques Derrida took pleasure in jouissance, while Henry Louis Gates "signified" a provocative reading of African American trickster figures.

The graduate students of The University of Iowa Art History Society have decided that it is high time we made time to consider this zenith of "lowbrow" subject matter. AHS hereby solicits applications for participation in our 2008 graduate student symposium on Fun and Games: The Principle of Pleasure in Art. Papers may treat works of any genre, historical period, or geographical designation. Proposals must take the form detailed below. Final papers must be 20-25 minutes in length. Proposals must be postmarked by December 7, 2007. Topics might include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Art that treats, or relates to, pleasure, play, leisure, and entertainment (subjects might include tourism, sports, reading, shopping, games, dancing, music, gardening, or humor)
  • "Entertainment architecture"?spaces and places created for amusement,sport, or leisure activities (for example, museums, opera houses, festivals, world fairs, tourist attractions, and gardens)
  • Artists/architects as entertainers
Proposals must include the following components:

  • A 1-2 page, double-spaced abstract conforming to Chicago Manual of Style guidelines
  • A copy of the applicant's curriculum vitae
  • A brief letter of support from the applicant's graduate advisor

Proposals should be sent, as hard copies, to the following address:

Attn: Megan Masana
University of Iowa
School of Art and Art History
150 Art Building West
Iowa City, Iowa 52245-7000

With the authors' permission, a selection of participants' papers will be published in Montage, the online journal of The University of Iowa graduate Art History Society ( AHS will provide a small honorarium to accepted participants, as our final budget permits; further information will be provided upon acceptance.
Participants will be required to submit their papers, in full, four weeks prior to the event.

For more information, please contact symposium chairwoman, Megan Masana,

CFP: Sport, Communication, and the Culture of Consumption

Call for Papers
American Behavioral Scientist
Special Issue
"Sport, Communication, and the Culture of Consumption"

Guest Editor
Lawrence A. Wenner
Loyola Marymount University

Extended Submission Deadline
February 1, 2008

American Behavioral Scientist, one of the world's preeminent interdisciplinary journals in the social and behavioral sciences, published by Sage Publications, is pleased to call for papers for a special issue focused on "Sport, Communication, and the Culture of Consumption." From media events such as the Super Bowl and the Olympic Games to global sport celebrities such as Tiger Woods and David Beckham to the transnational media and advertising corporations that drive them all, it is easy to recognize that the communication of sport has become a large engine of consumer culture. Such mega-phenomena combine with the constant drip of sports communication, not only in specialty sports networks and in print and web publishing, but in interpersonal and group settings where we make sense of what sport and its promotional culture means. Through communication, the sensibilities of sport are often intertwined with decisions about what we drink and eat, what we drive, what we wear and the activities we choose to value. Because such decisions circulate meaning themselves, the influences of sport and its commodification become more even more ubiquitous and naturalized. Towards understanding such phenomena, this special issue seeks to examine emerging concerns and trends associated with the increasingly large social and cultural footprint of sport and its commodification. The issue explores the role and impact of communication and media in enabling sport and its culture to serve as an engine of consumer culture. The special issue especially seeks studies that examine how the shadow of sport fans out via marketing, advertising, and other promotional strategies to make connections with audiences and consumers. Also of interest are studies that shed light on the role that norms and values that come with the commodification of sport play in interpersonal and group communication settings. There is special interest in hearing from scholars from diverse disciplinary and geographic quarters on topics that assess the forces of globalization in the consumption culture of sport and consider its impacts in relation to race, gender, class, religion, age, and disability.

Manuscripts should not exceed 30 pages, including text, references, notes, tables, and figures, and must conform to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (5th edition). In order to facilitate the blind, peer review process, no material identifying the author(s) of submitted manuscripts should appear anywhere other than the title page. The title page should include:
(a) the title of the paper;
(b) the author's name, position, institutional affiliation, address, telephone and fax numbers, and email address;
(c) any acknowledgments, including the history of the manuscript if any part of it has been presented at a conference or is derived from a thesis or dissertation;
(d) a word count.
The first page of the manuscript itself should include the title of the paper, an abstract of not more than 200 words, and up to six key words for indexing.

Manuscripts must be received via email attachment in either MS-WORD (.doc) or Rich Text (.rtf) formats by September 1, 2007 at In the subject line of the email message, authors should specify "ABS Submission." In the text of this email message the submitting author should provide:
(a) complete contact information (address, telephone, fax, and email);
(b) brief biographical summaries (full name, highest earned academic degree, institution granting that degree, and present academic or professional position) for each author;
(c) the title of the manuscript; and
(d) a statement that the manuscript is the author(s)'s original work, that it is submitted for consideration for this special issue of American Behavioral Scientist, that it is not presently under consideration at any other journal nor published elsewhere; and that the reference list is complete and in appropriate form.

Monday, December 03, 2007

JOB: Department Chair, West Virginia University

West Virginia University
Associate Professor & Department Chair
School of Physical Education

The West Virginia University School of Physical Education invites applications and nominations for Chair of the Department of Coaching & Teaching Studies. This is an Associate Professor position in the newly created department that includes the following academic disciplines (graduate and undergraduate degrees):
* Physical Education Teacher Education (B.S., M.S., Ph.D.)
* Athletic Coaching Education (B.S., M.S.)
* Basic Instruction Program (a University service program)
The Chair will report to the Dean of the School of Physical Education and serve on an administrative team that includes the Dean, Associate Dean, and Budget Officer.
Appointment: August 15, 2008 - Nine-month appointment. Summer school teaching available.

Associate Professor Responsibilities:
1. Teach graduate and undergraduate classes.
2. Write, submit, and receive external grants to support the School's research mission.
3. Advise students.
4. Serve on appropriate University and School-wide committees.
5. Engage in a consistent and focused line of research.
Department Chair Responsibilities:
Provide academic and professional leadership, including strategic planning, student recruitment and retention, budget management, curriculum evaluation and development, and faculty evaluations for programs in the department.

Professional Qualifications:
An earned doctorate in Athletic Coaching Education, Physical Education Teacher Education, Kinesiology, or related area, with a record of teaching excellence and scholarly record that warrants appointment at the rank of associate professor at West Virginia University. Preference will be given to applicants with (1) administrative experience in higher education; (2) a broad perspective in the field of physical education including familiarity and/or experience with the other academic programs in the department; (3) evidence of the ability to obtain external funding, and (4) coaching experience. Ability to teach Sport Movement Analysis, Techniques of Coaching, or Human Movement. Excellent written and oral communication skills, and leadership skills are required.

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications.
Review of Applications: Begins January 15, 2008, and will continue until the position is filled. Letter of Application/Nomination and Credentials:
Send application with supporting credentials (letter of application, curriculum vitae, and the names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of a minimum of four professional references) to the address below. Letter of application should speak to (1) ability to teach designated courses; (2) broad perspective on the field of physical education including a familiarity and/or experience with the other academic programs in the department. Visit our Web site at:

Search Committee Chair
c/o Debra Ann Hardesty WVU School of Physical Education
P.O. Box 6116 West Virginia University Morgantown, WV 26506-6116

Electronic or faxed applications are acceptable. e-mail:; fax: 304-293-4641. Please indicate "CATS Chair." in the subject line.
Direct specific application questions to: Dana D. Brooks, Professor and Dean, West Virginia UniversitySchool of Physical Education, PO Box 6116, Morgantown, WV 26506-6116. dbrooks@ West Virginia University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply.
This announcement is available in alternative format (e.g., large print, Braille, audio tape, disk) by contacting, Robin McKinney at 304-293-3295 ext. 5284 or WVU School of Physical Education, P.O. Box 6116, Morgantown, WV 26506-6116.

Sunday, December 02, 2007

CFP: 2008 Undergraduate Student Essay Competition


Research Centre for Sport in Canadian Society (RCSCS)

University of Ottawa, Canada

The RCSCS takes this opportunity to launch the



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. Their essays are made available on the Centre’s website.

The essays of approximately twenty to thirty pages in length, and they 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.

The paper needs to be the sole creation of the student, meaning a professor’s involvement cannot exceed that of reviewing the paper for a University course. A written confirmation to that effect may be requested form the student’s professor.


- Friday, May 30, 2008

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

- Winners will be chosen during the course of the summer term. The choice will be made public in September 2008.

Members of the Selection Committee:

Dr. Alex Dumas

Dr. Michael Robidoux

Dr. Lucie Thibault


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 la gagnante et le gagnant du Prix étudiant de premier cycle en Études du sport au Canada 2007

Prix du meilleur essai en langue anglaise:

Ava Baker (McMaster University). “Pedagogy of the front float: A reflection on dialogue, aquatics programming and research in Taloyoak, Nunavut”.
Prix du meilleur essai en langue française:

Sébastien Courchesne-O'Neill (UQÀM). « Le sport chez Bourdieu : éléments théoriques pour l’analyse sociologique du cas d’un boxeur québécois ».

Les deux essais sont disponibles à l’adresse Ces deux personnes recevront un prix en argent de 400 $.

Le CRSSC profite de cette occasion pour annoncer le


Description :

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, les noms 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. Leurs essais sont également rendus disponibles sur le site Internet 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.

Objectif :

- 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.

Éligibilité :

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.

L’article doit être le fruit exclusif du travail de l’étudiant, c’est-à-dire que l’implication d’un professeur ne doit pas excéder l’équivalent de la révision d’un travail réalisé dans le cadre d’un cours universitaire.

Échéance :

- Le vendredi 30 mai 2008.

- L’essai doit soumis en version imprimée (accompagné d’une version électronique sur CD ou DVD). Il doit être mis à la poste au plus tard le jour de la date d’échéance, le sceau postal faisant foi.

- Les gagnants seront déterminés au cours de la session d’été et leurs noms seront rendus publics en septembre 2008.

Membres du comité de sélection :

Alex Dumas, PhD

Michael Robidoux, PhD

Lucie Thibault, PhD

CFP: Play: Towards a Critical Concept

The graduate students of the Department of Comparative Literature at UCI
invite submissions for its annual conference.

Play: Towards a Critical Concept

University of California, Irvine
April 3-4, 2008

Because play is undecidably split between seriousness and unseriousness,
it thus remains for us an ambiguous concept. It is often associated with
frivolity, waste, and childishness, and in this way becomes a dismissed
or marginalized concept. At the same time, however, it has also been
intimately connected with creativity, diplomacy, and the sacred. We ask
to what extent play can become a critical point of engagement in the
fields of critical theory, literary studies, philosophy, anthropology, sociology, psychology, and rhetoric.

In what ways can play intersect with, intervene in, and inform the
critique of politics, culture, and society?

Possible topics include but are not limited to:

- commodification of play (uses and abuses of free time)
- play of the signifier
-child's play
-play as resistance
-leisure (leisure time, social activity)
-institutionalized play (professional sports, war games and training,
- games (board games, social games, head games, games of chance, games
of the everyday)
- play and simulation (representation, legitimation, ritual, magic)
-serious play
-play and the body
-power plays (from coup d'etat to corporate takeover)
-play as fantasy and imagination
-play and politics/diplomacy
-play of boundaries
-rules and laws
-language games (translation, play between languages)
-animal play
-play and survival
-the history of play
-the philosophy of play
-ecology of games
-mapping play
- play as socialization (object relations, psychic and material
- toys, dolls, automata

The deadline for the submission of 250-word abstract is January 15,
Presentations are to be 20 minutes in length. Send proposals to Please include your name, email address,
and phone number with the abstract.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

CFP: Sport and Migration Book

Sport and Migration Book

Daily, many athletes travel to different countries to get better salaries and work conditions. This book attempts to bridge the gap between the "local" cultures of those athletes are educated and trained, and the adaptation process in a different and "global" culture. The exportation of bones and muscles; the commodification of those athletes; the necessary nets with managements and clubs; media discourses; the fans acceptation are possible topics to write.

This book aims to discuss about sport and migration in a theoretical and methodological and empirical perspective. The issues we want to discuss in this book are: diaspora, immigration and nationalism in the postmodern era. We think the unbalance globalization brought problems in many countries, especially in the considered poor ones. Impacts of those areas can be seen in sports, when many athletes travel far way to work in their profession so as to guarantee a better life for them and their families. There are many examples around the world, and it can be seen when athletes get dual nationalities so as to compete for different national teams or just helping to develop a sport in a country. A good example is the 61 "foreigner" soccer players that played for different National teams in the FIFA World Cup 2006 in Germany. The sense of dislocation and identity of those athletes are important to understand the relation between sport and globalization. We want discuss the cultural moves around the world and the economic impact for the countries that are involved.

When there are countless examples and evidence of increasing significance of these migrations, the academic community continues to lag behind in terms of analysis and critical interrogation in the sport arena. In these research contributions is necessary to discuss the significance of the political, cultural, economic, sociological in a mixed and globalized perspective.

Chapters should be roughly 8.000 words, excluding endnotes and reference list. Authors should follow the "Instructions to contributors" found in the most Journals in our field. Questions should be sent to Dr. Carlos Ribeiro, All submissions are due by November 30, 2007.

Organizer: Prof. Dr. Carlos Henrique de Vasconcellos Ribeiro, UNISUAM/ Rio de Janeiro/ Brazil & David Hassan (University of Ulster at Jordanstouwn)

Monday, November 19, 2007

CFP: 6th Annual Sociology of Sport Day Conference (Grads)

Call for papers


Saturday, January 26, 2008, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario

The School of Kinesiology and Health Studies at Queen’s University would
like to invite all those interested in socio-cultural studies of sport
and exercise to a day conference that will be held in the memory of our
colleague Dr. Donald Macintosh.

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. Judy Davidson of
the University of Alberta. Dr. Davidson has published numerous articles
on the Gay Games and on queer theory and sport studies. Her work draws
on Foucaultian discourse analysis, feminist poststructuralist theory and
aspects of psychoanalytic critiques of culture. Her current projects
include a historical analysis of leisure activities in queer communities
in Edmonton and an autoethnography of a women’s recreational hockey team.

Graduate students who would like to present their work at the conference
should send abstracts or proposals for round-table discussions to Mary
Louise Adams ( by December 15, 2007. We are looking for
presentations of works-in-progress, as well as presentations 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
Mary Louise Adams,

Friday, November 16, 2007

COMPETITION: World Outgames 2009

The World Outgames is an international sporting and cultural event celebrating the talents and contributions of homosexual, bi-sexual and transgender men and women from every corner of the globe.

The next World Outgames will be from 25 July - 2 August, 2009 in Copenhagen, Denmark. Mark your calendar, and join us for 9 absolutely fabulous days of serious sport, serious culture and totally serious FUN.

For more information:

CFP: The Olympics: Politics and Protest

The Olympics: Politics and Protest

The Carnegie Faculty of Sport and Education at Leeds Metropolitan University invites papers for the above conference, to be held at Headingley Carnegie Stadium over 17th and 18th July 2008.

The Olympic Games are probably the most popular event in the history of sport. The TV audiences for both the Summer and the Winter Games now approach saturation point, the Games generate huge commercial possibilities for ‘Olympic partners’ and a deafening cheer goes up in the nominated country when the venue for the next tournament but one is revealed. Olympic history – especially the history dispensed by the International Olympic Committee itself – is invariably a history of sporting triumph and comradeship. The political dimensions of the Olympic movement have too often been hidden from its history – hence this conference.

We invite papers that take a critical stance on the Olympic movement at some point in its history. These papers may address any of the following themes:

- de Coubertin and the establishment of the modern Olympics
- campaigns against the Olympics and/or specific Olympiads
- gender and the Olympics and the campaign for gender equity
- racism and the Olympics
- the campaign to establish, and issues around, the Paralympics
- the amateur-professional divide
- commercialism and the Olympics
- Olympics and the Cold War
- the Olympics as a site of protest
- the Olympics and ‘human rights’
- the Olympics and the environment
- critiques of Olympic ideology and educational programmes

Needless to say, papers outside of these specified themes will be considered.

Keynote Speakers:
- Professor Helen Lenskyj (University of Toronto) author of Inside the Olympic Industry (State University of New York Press, 2000).
- John Horne, Reader in the Sociology of Sport, University of Edinburgh

Please direct outline of your proposed paper (300 words approx.), and any academic enquires, to conference organiser:

Stephen Wagg
Reader in Sport and Society
Leeds Metropolitan University

Thursday, November 15, 2007

The Sport for a Better World competition

The Sport for a Better World competition is progressing via the online platform:

The competition has engaged a University Challenge to encourage even more comments and feedback on the proposals from University faculty and students. The competition is open and running through January 8, 2008. I do hope that you and your students will engage with the competition and contribute with comments and feedback.

Please do not hesitate to let me know if you have any questions or if there is anything that I can do to be helpful to you, your colleagues, and your students.

All the very best,

Eli A. Wolff
Center for the Study of Sport in Society
Northeastern University
360 Huntington Avenue, Suite 350 RI
Boston, MA 02120
Work phone: 617-373-8936
Fax: 617-373-4566

CONFERENCE: Future of Football, UK

We are pleased to support the first ‘Future of Football’ Conference at the Marriott Hotel, Grosvenor Square, London, UK, next Tuesday, 20 November. With increasing numbers of English Premier League clubs now being owned or significantly sponsored by Asian entrepreneurs and companies, the topics discussed by this conference's high-level speakers will be of interest to all of us in Asia ... where "the future is football!"

The one-day conference will split into two distinct sessions. In the morning, the focus will be on the ownership of football clubs. Keith Harris (Chairman of investment bank Seymour Pierce), Randy Lerner (owner of Aston Villa), David Dein (former Vice-Chairman of Arsenal) and Ferran Soriano (Vice-President, FC Barcelona) will be among those offering their opinion on why English clubs are the targets for ‘foreign’ investors, and what this means for all levels of the world game.

The afternoon session will concentrate more on events on the pitch with many of the game’s top managers including Sir Alex Ferguson, Sam Allardyce, Alan Curbishley and Lawrie Sanchez discussing the latest in coaching techniques and debating how best to maximise a player’s performance.

The conference will also witness the first major speech on football by Billy Beane. The Oakland Athletics General Manager was the star of the 2003 book ‘Moneyball’. A big football fan, Beane is famous for ripping up the traditional scouting manual in baseball in favour of a more analytical approach. He is coming to London to see if some of his SS sports techniques can transcend to the world of football.

For more information or to book tickets please visit or call +44 20 7812 7

JOB: Sport Management Specialist, San Jose State

San José State University
San José, California


Subject to Budgetary Approval
Sport Management Specialist
Department of Kinesiology
Job Opening ID (JOID): 013166
Rank: Assistant or Associate Professor (Tenure-Track)

Qualifications: 1. Doctorate strongly preferred (if ABD, completion of the doctorate will be required for continued employment and will be a prerequisite for promotion and tenure). Candidate must be a specialist in Sport Management and be willing to collaborate to further develop existing graduate and undergraduate sport management programs. Initially candidate will teach some physical activity, general education, undergraduate, and graduate courses as necessary. To be eligible for appointment at the advanced rank, the successful candidate must have broad teaching experience and present demonstrated scholarly/professional achievement.
2. Ability to serve on thesis committees, supervise internships, and advise undergraduate students
3. Ability to conduct research, develop grants, and publish; must have a theoretical background in Kinesiology
4. Experience and background working in a metropolitan university setting
5. Ability to work with colleagues to continue the development of a contemporary multidisciplinary program/approach at both the undergraduate and graduate level
6. Membership in appropriate professional associations
7. Applicants must have an awareness of and sensitivity to the educational goals of a multicultural population as might have been gained in cross-cultural study, training, teaching and other comparable experience

1. Primary responsibility to teach undergraduate and graduate sport management classes to be supplemented initially by teaching physical activity, general education, undergraduate major and/or graduate classes
2. Possible additional teaching in the undergraduate major and/or graduate major programs, supervise interns, serve on thesis committees, and advise students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels
3. Actively engage in community and university outreach to develop sport management internship/fieldwork sites and applied research opportunities, and to generate community support and involvement
4. Willingness to expand knowledge and skill base related to an interdisciplinary perspective of kinesiology
5. Integrate and build bridges across the sub-disciplines within the Kinesiology Department and serve to interface programs with other departments across the university
6. Conduct research, develop grants, present professional papers, and publish in professional journals.
7. Serve on department, college and university committees as appropriate
8. Candidate must address the needs of a student population of great diversity – in age, cultural background, ethnicity, primary language and academic preparation – through course materials, teaching strategies and advisement

Salary Range: Commensurate with experience, qualifications, and degree
Starting Date: August 21, 2008
Eligibility: Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States.

Application Procedures: For full consideration send a letter of application (please place JOID number on all correspondence), vitae, statement of teaching interests/philosophy and research plans, and at least three original letters of reference with contact information for at least three references by November 26, 2007 to:

Chair, Sport Management Position Search Committee E-mail:
Department of Kinesiology Phone (408) 924 3012
San José State University Fax (408) 924 3053
San José, CA 95192-0054 For more information see

San José State University is California’s oldest institution of public higher learning. The campus is located on the southern end of San Francisco Bay in downtown San José (Pop. 945,000), hub of the world-famous Silicon Valley high-technology research and development center. Many of California’s most popular national, recreational, and cultural attractions are conveniently close. A member of the 23-
campus CSU system, San José State University enrolls approximately 30,000 students, a significant percentage of whom are members of minority groups. The University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty so our disciplines, students and the community can benefit from multiple ethnic and gender perspectives.

JOB: Kinesiology Research/Core Class Specialist, San Jose

San José State University
San José, California


Subject to Budgetary Approval
Kinesiology Research/Core Class Specialist
Department of Kinesiology Job Opening ID (JOID): 013168 Rank: Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track)

1. Doctorate strongly preferred (if ABD, completion of the doctorate will be required for continued employment and will be a prerequisite for promotion and tenure). Candidate must have a broad knowledge/skill base in Kinesiology with ability to teach graduate and undergraduate core classes (Research Methods; Analysis of Research; Senior Seminar; Introduction to Kinesiology, Writing Workshop) plus physical activity courses, and other general education, undergraduate, and graduate courses as necessary.
2. Ability to serve on thesis committees, supervise internships, and advise undergraduate students
3. Ability to conduct research, develop grants, and publish; must have a theoretical background in Kinesiology
4. Experience and background working in a metropolitan university setting
5. Ability to work with colleagues to continue the development of a contemporary multidisciplinary program/approach at
both the undergraduate and graduate level
6. Membership in appropriate professional associations
7. Applicants must have an awareness of and sensitivity to the educational goals of a multicultural population as might have been gained in cross-cultural study, training, teaching and other comparable experience

1. Primary responsibility to teach undergraduate and graduate core classes
2. Possible additional teaching in the undergraduate major and/or graduate major programs, supervise interns, serve on
thesis committees, and advise students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels
3. Actively engage in community and university outreach to develop applied research perspective to the teaching of core
classes, and to generate community support and involvement
4. Willingness to expand knowledge and skill base related to an interdisciplinary perspective of kinesiology
5. Integrate and build bridges across the sub-disciplines within the Kinesiology Department and serve to interface
programs with other departments across the university
6. Conduct research, develop grants, present professional papers, and publish in professional journals
7. Serve on department, college and university committees as appropriate
8. Candidate must address the needs of a student population of great diversity – in age, cultural background, ethnicity, primary language and academic preparation – through course materials, teaching strategies and advisement

Salary Range: Commensurate with experience, qualifications, and degree.
Starting Date: August 21, 2008
Eligibility: Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States.

Application Procedures: For full consideration send a letter of application (please place JOID number on all correspondence), vitae, statement of teaching interests/philosophy and research plans, and at least three original letters of reference with contact information for at least three references by November 26, 2007 to:

Chair, Research/Core Position Search Committee E-mail:
Department of Kinesiology Phone (408) 924 3012
San José State University Fax (408) 924 3053
San José, CA 95192-0054 For more information see

San José State University is California’s oldest institution of public higher learning. The campus is located on the southern end of San Francisco Bay in downtown San José (Pop. 945,000), hub of the world-famous Silicon Valley high-technology research and development center. Many of California’s most popular national, recreational, and cultural attractions are conveniently close. A member of the 23-
campus CSU system, San José State University enrolls approximately 30,000 students, a significant percentage of whom are members of minority groups. The University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty so our disciplines, students and the community can benefit from multiple ethnic and gender perspectives.

SJSU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to nondiscrimination on the bases of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender status, marital status, pregnancy, age, disability, or covered veteran status consistent with applicable federal and state laws. This policy applies to all SJSU students, faculty, and staff as well as University programs and activities. Reasonable accommodations are made for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.

The latest San José State University Safety 101 Uniform Campus Crime and Security Report is available. You may request a copy of San José State University’s annual safety report by contacting the University Police Department at (408) 924-2222 or by visiting the website at

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

BOOK: Sport in Developing Countries

Sport in Developing Countries
Bob Chappell

Drawing together recent research conducted in the developing countries of Latin America and Africa, Sport in Developing Countries offers a comprehensive analysis of the relationship between sport and political systems in the developing world.
Chappell draws upon his experiences as an academic researcher, sports administrator, and more specifically as a member of the International Council for Sports Science and Physical Education Working Group on Developing Countries. This involved conducting research, meetings with senior sports administrators in all of the countries visited, and presenting research findings at international conferences on sport in developing countries. The book draws upon a broad theoretical base, highlighting the need for students and researchers to recognise a fuller understanding of social and cultural influences on the promotion of sport in developing countries.

The text is mainly intended for undergraduate and post-graduate students of sports development/international sport/comparative studies/international politics. Selected content includes:

Theories of the state
Political systems and state involvement in sport
The evolution of modern sport in Latin America
Sport in Cuba
Sport in Kenya
Sport in Uganda
Sport in Ethiopia
Sport in Tanzania
Sport in Botswana
Sport in South Africa
Sport in Namibia

Pb: ISBN: 978-1-9061020-04-3: £19.50 + post and packaging(UK and Europe, 10% of total order; Rest of World, 15% of total order )

Available from: International Sports Publications, Dunston House, 21 Queensmead Ave, Ewell, Surrey KT 17 3EQ, England or email the author at

Thursday, October 25, 2007

CONFERENCE: International Society for the History of Physical Education and Sport (ISHPES)

Dear Colleague,
It is the honour to invite you to participate in the seminar of the International Society
for the History of Physical Education and Sport (ISHPES)!
The seminar People in sport history - Sport history for People is to be held in Tartu,
Estonia from 2 to 6 July 2008.

Aim of the seminar
Today sport is in numerous ways a part of many peoples life, it is constantly in the
public eye. At the same time we see a new interest in the historical developments in
sport with a special emphasis on individual stories. We, as professionals, should be
ready to address ways with which to engage this interest.

The seminar will take place in the city of Tartu, the second largest city of Estonia.
Tartu, the city of good thoughts, is well-known because of Tartu University and
number of colourful museums situated there! The seminar venue will be the
conference centre Dorpat (located in the centre of Tartu), the biggest conference and
banquet centre in Southern Estonia.

Social Programme
The social programme consists of a national style evening, opening reception, closing
banquet, an additional evening programme and also city tours in Tartu and Tallinn (the
capital of Estonia).

Estonia is located in northeastern Europe, bordering the Baltic Sea and Gulf of
Finland. With an area of 45 000 sq km, the country is larger than Holland or
Switzerland but a little smaller than New Hampshire and Massachusetts combined.
But Estonia's population (1 360 000) ranks amongst the smallest in the world. July is
the best time to visit Estonia - the days are long and temperature is ranging around

The best way to reach Estonia is by plane. There is international airport in Tallinn
(Flight times from (to) Tallinn: Stockholm 1 hour; Moscow 1 hour 40 minutes;
Amsterdam 2 hours 40 minutes; London 2 hours 45 minutes).

31st January 2008 - submission of abstracts
31st March 2008 - deadline for reduced registration fee
2nd July 2008 - arrival
6th July 2008 - departure
Yours sincerely,
Kalle Voolaid
Director of the seminar

Monday, October 22, 2007

RESOURCE: Top 100 names in sport education

CONFERENCE: European College of Sports Science (ECSS)

Preparation for next year's 13th Annual ECSS Congress has already started.
The Congress is in Estoril, Portugal, between the 9th-12th of July 2008.
Detailed information can be obtained from the official congress website:

Thursday, October 11, 2007

JOB: Chair, Department of Kinesiology - Towson

Department of Kinesiology
College of Health Professions

Towson University’s College of Health Professions is seeking an academic chairperson who will provide dynamic, collaborative, and visionary leadership for the Department of Kinesiology which includes degree programs in athletic training, exercise science, physical education-teacher education, and sport management. The Chairperson must be able to provide effective leadership to meet the diverse needs of the department as its responds to the University’s role as Maryland’s Metropolitan University and as a growth institution within the University System of Maryland. This is a 12-month faculty appointment at the Professor rank, with a starting date of Summer 2008.
The department currently has 25+ full-time faculty and over 925 undergraduate majors and is expanding graduate offerings. In addition, the Department has a strong working relationship with a campus-based wellness center, the Department of Athletics, and the external community through outreach activities and internship placements.

The chairperson is expected to integrate faculty and administrative functions to provide leadership for this large, complex department and contribute positively to a variety of college-wide on- and off-campus initiatives. The chairperson will have key roles in management, teaching, scholarship, and service activities.

Required Qualifications:
• Earned doctorate, with an academic degree in at least one of the areas represented within the department
• A substantial record of teaching, scholarship, and service that places the candidate at the rank of Professor, eligible for tenure
• Academic experience in a multidisciplinary department
• Evidence of exceptional interpersonal skills and commitment to diversity
• Evidence of a commitment to engagement with the community

Preference will be given to candidates with qualifications in one or more of the following areas:
• Experience with administration of both undergraduate and graduate programs
• An administrative role in a multidisciplinary unit
• A track record of external funding (grants/contracts)
• Evidence of developing and sustaining off-campus partnerships
• Experience with interdisciplinary collaboration
Compensation: Salary is commensurate with rank and experience. Excellent fringe benefits.

Towson University: Founded in 1866, today Towson University is recognized by U.S. News & World Report’s as one of the 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 19,000 undergraduate and graduate students in 62 undergraduate majors, 38 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 694 full-time faculty who work here.

Application Process:
A complete application will include a one to two page statement of interest in the position; current curriculum vitae; names, addresses and telephone numbers of four references; and official graduate transcripts. Applications should be mailed to:

Dr. S. Maggie Reitz
Search Committee Chairperson
Office of the Dean
College of Health Professions
Towson University
8000 York Road
Towson, MD 21252-0001

Questions should be directed to Dr. S. Maggie Reitz at 410-704-3499 or e-mail Review will begin on October 26, 2007 and continue until position is filled.

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

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

CFP: Junctures

Junctures: The Journal for Thematic Dialogue is calling for papers on the theme of group, and welcomes submissions from any disciplinary area on this theme until 30 January of 2008. Research, perspectives, art work, poetry, and creative writing are all welcome. Please visit our web page at for examples of previously published work.

Junctures is published twice a year, and is catalogued on Ulrichs Periodicals directory, in the EBSCO databases, Academic OneFile, Literature Resource Center and Expanded Academic. Articles are peer-reviewed by an international editorial board to ensure the quality of the publication. We encourage submissions of papers from any discipline providing an insight on the theme identified for each issue, including experimental, theoretical, artistic and experiential reflection. The attached file provides submission guidelines.

Please circulate this message amongst your colleagues and associates and feel free to contact me if you require further information.

Best regards
Annemarie Jutel, RN, PhD
Editor, Junctures: The Journal for Thematic Dialogue

RESOURCE: Literature Reviews

Some NASSS members may be interested in a new series of literature
reviews that have just been posted.

They were carried out for the Sport for Development and Peace
International Working Group, and they concern the uses of sport to:

- promote gender equity
- promote disability inclusion
- foster child and youth develoment and education
- promote health, and
- foster peace building and conflict resolution

They are available at:

See you in Pittsburgh

Peter Donnelly

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

CFP: The Management and Marketing of Motorsports

International Journal of Sport Management and Marketing (IJSMM)

Call For Papers

Special Issue on: “The Management and Marketing of Motorsports”

Guest Editors: Larry DeGaris and Mark Dodds

Despite its multibillion-dollar annual revenues and global popularity, motorsports management and marketing have received comparatively little rigorous analysis. In particular, motorsports has captivated corporate sponsors so that, for example, sponsorship revenues of NASCAR exceed that of the NFL in the U.S. Yet, published research in the area tends to be sparse and fragmented.

The aim of this special issue is to provide an overview of the global motorsports marketplace. The objective is to focus a small but growing body of literature about motorsports, with the hope of stimulating future research. The goal is to publish a group of articles that will provide management and marketing tools for practitioners. Consequently, the issue seeks submissions, which include both theoretical and applied research, and both empirical results and non-empirical perspectives. Practitioner perspectives are strongly encouraged.

Go Top *Subject Coverage*

Topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

* Marketing and managing motorsports in an international environment
* Why does motorsports require knowledge and research specific to
its own context?
* The growth and development of motorsports sanctioning bodies
* Marketing and managing motorsports sanctioning bodies (e.g.,
Formula 1, NASCAR, IRL, CART, NHRA, Rally, V8 Supercars, etc.)
* The history and development of female auto racing drivers
* Motorsports television audiences and broadcast rights negotiations
* Diversity in motorsports
* Business-to-business marketing in motorsports, including corporate
hospitality and client entertainment
* Ticket sales and event management
* Marketing promotions and sponsorship activation
* The occupational subculture of motorsports and driver migration
* Tobacco sponsorship and/or ethical issues in motorsports sponsorship
* Fan and/or sponsor loyalty among motorsports fans
* Brand awareness of motorsports sponsors
* Evaluating motorsports sponsorships
* Motorsports sponsorship sales and servicing

Go Top *Notes for Intending Authors*

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere

All papers are refereed through a peer review process. A guide for authors, sample copies and other relevant information for submitting papers are available on the /Author Guidelines / page

Go Top *Important Dates*

Deadline for submission: /15 January, 2008/

Go Top *Editors and Notes*

You may send one copy in the form of an MS Word file attached to an e-mail (details in Author Guidelines ) to the following:

Larry DeGaris
Associate Professor of Marketing
School of Business
University of Indianapolis
1400 E. Hanna Ave.
Indianapolis, IN 46227
/Tel/: 317.634.7640


Mark Dodds
Assistant Professor
Sport Management Department
156-G Studio West
SUNY Cortland
Cortland, NY 13045
Office: (607) 753-4779

with a copy to:
IEL Editorial Office


JOB: Lecturer of Sport Management, Old Dominion Univ.

Position: Lecturer of Sport Management
Salary: Unspecified
Institution: Old Dominion University
Location: Virginia
Date posted: 10/9/2007
Application deadline: 1/14/2008

Sport Management: The Department of Exercise Science, Sport, Physical Education and Recreation at Old Dominion University invites applications for a Lecturer (non-tenure-track) in the area of Sport Management to begin August 2008. Candidates will be expected to teach four courses per semester. Duties: Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the sport management curriculum; supervise internships, and advise undergraduate students. Preferred courses to be taught include sport facility management, sport media and public relations, sponsorship and event planning, sport ethics, sport finance, sport economics, sport sales, and sport administrative theory. Qualifications: Earned master's degree in sport management or closely related field; experience working in the sport industry; teaching experience, strong organizational skills, and a willingness to serve the university, college, department, profession, and community. The Sport Management program is housed within the Department of ESPER, one of five departments in the Darden College of Education. The sport management program offers degrees at both the bachelor's and master's levels. Both the undergraduate and graduate sport management curriculums are approved under the NASSM/NASPE program standards. Additional program information can be found at Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Send a letter of application summarizing the applicant's qualifications, curriculum vitae or resume, and names, addresses and phone numbers of three references to: Dr. Lynn Ridinger, Sport Management Search Committee Chair, ESPER Department, 111 Spong Hall, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia 23529-0196; 757/683-4353; Screening of candidates will begin January 14, 2008 and continue until the position is filled. Old Dominion University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution and requires compliance with the Immigration, Reform and Control Act of 1986.

Contact Information:

E-mail :
Phone : (757) 683-4353
Fax : (757) 683-4270
Dr. Lynn Ridinger
Search Committee Chair
Exercise Science, Sport, Physical Educat
Old Dominion University
111 Spong Hall
Norfolk, VA 23529

CFP: history of motor sports

This correspondence is intended to draw your attention to a forthcoming edition of the International Journal of the History of Sport, which will be a dedicated collection examining the history of world motor sport. It is envisaged that the compendium will offer focussed case studies on leading events, key personnel and manufacturers, amongst other possible avenues of study. I would welcome contact from researchers in the field who may wish to consider contributing an article to this special issue of the journal. The submission date for academic work is September 26 2008, approximately one year from now. The collection will be published in Spring 2009. If you are interested in submitting a piece I would be pleased to here from you in the first instance and will furnish you with more detailed information concerning the collection at that point. I would ask you to use the email address in any such correspondence. Thank you. David Hassan, University of Ulster at Jordanstown, Northern Ireland.

Friday, October 05, 2007

JOB: Chair, Department of Health and Kinesiology, UTexas-Tyler

Chairman, Department of Health and Kinesiology

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Institution: The University of Texas at Tyler
Location: Tyler, TX

* Faculty - Health - Sports Mgmt, Recreation & Leisure Studies
* Faculty - Health - Physical Education & Kinesiology

Posted: 10/04/2007
Application Due: Open Until Filled
Type: Full Time
Applications and nominations are invited for the position of Chair of the Department of Health and Kinesiology.

Overview of Position: The chair provides leadership for all of the Department's academic, financial and human resource concerns. In addition to maintaining the teaching, scholarship and service responsibilities of a faculty member, the chair represents the Department with both internal and external constituencies.

Qualifications: The successful applicant will provide evidence of: (a) professional achievement commensurate with appointment in the Department as associate or full professor, including strong record of scholarship; (b) ability to effectively lead and manage the Department; (c) commitment to academic excellence; (d) commitment to collegiality; and (e) ability to communicate effectively with faculty, staff, administrators and members of the surrounding community. Ideally, the successful applicant will have experience with extramural funding.

General Information: The Department of Health and Kinesiology, within the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, offers three undergraduate and three master's degrees: B.S.-Health Studies, B.S.-Kinesiology, B.A.-Health and Kinesiology, M.Ed.-Health and Kinesiology, M.S.-Clinical Exercise Physiology, and M.S.-Kinesiology. In addition, an M.S.-Health Studies Degree has been proposed. The Department will have ten full-time faculty members with filling of the chair position. Enrollment in Department courses has increased dramatically over the past 5-6 years; semester credit hours surpassed 6,000 in the 2005-06 academic year. The Department is housed in the Jean Lancaster Academic Wing of the beautiful Herrington Patriot Center, which was completed in 2003.

UT Tyler is one of 15 components of the University of Texas System. Another component, The University of Texas Health Center at Tyler, a clinical and research institution, is also located in Tyler. Tyler (population ca. 85,000) is located in northeast Texas, about 90 miles east of Dallas, an area known for its lakes, rolling hills, piney woods and beautiful flowers. UT Tyler is in a period of rapid growth (enrollment is close to 6,000) and transition, changing in recent years from an upper-division and master's degree-granting university for commuter students to a comprehensive, more-traditional university. The first doctoral programs will start soon.

Starting date of appointment: August 2008 or before.

Salary: Negotiable and commensurate with qualifications.

To apply, submit C.V. and list of five professional references, with current position and contact information for each, to Chair, Search Committee, College of Nursing and Health Sciences, The University of Texas at Tyler, 3900 University Blvd., Tyler, TX 75799.

The University of Texas at Tyler is an EEO Employer. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.
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Postal Address: Chair, Search Committee
College of Nursing and Health Sciences
The University of Texas at Tyler
3900 University Blvd.
Tyler, TX 75799
Phone: (903) 566-7031
Fax: (903) 566-7065
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Thursday, October 04, 2007

JOB: SocioCultural Studies, SFSU

Position Available:
The Kinesiology Department at San Francisco State University is now accepting applications for a tenure-track position in Sociocultural Studies.

Completed Doctorate at time of appointment in Kinesiology or closely related area, with emphasis in the social, cultural, historical, and psychological bases of sport and physical activity. An additional requirement is the ability to teach a course in sport and fitness management and a willingness to explore the development of a program in sport and fitness management. The successful applicant will have the ability to work within a multidisciplinary Department as a member of a team and within a multicultural, diverse University setting. The successful applicant should have demonstrated effectiveness as a teacher at the University level and demonstrated ability to establish and pursue a successful research/scholarly agenda as well as potential to gain external funding. Interest and ability to extend expertise into the community is expected.

Duties and
The successful candidate will be able to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in areas related to the history and philosophy of sport and physical activity and the sociocultural factors that influence human movement. Secondary teaching expertise is expected in sports psychology and sport and fitness program management. We expect the successful candidate to foster relationships with the community, with other educational institutions, and with sport and fitness organizations to promote applications of sociocultural studies to issues related to health, wellness, physical activity promotion, physical education, and administration/management of organizations that deal with these issues. In addition there is an expectation to develop field opportunities for students interested in these applications. We expect the successful applicant to advise students, supervise student research, establish a research/scholarly agenda, seek external funding and maintain an active and collegial professional profile within and outside of the University.

Rank and Salary:
Assistant Professor. Starting salary will be commensurate with qualifications.

Application Consideration Review of applications will begin on October 29, 2007 for full consideration. Position will remain open until filled. Applications received past the screening date cannot be guaranteed full consideration.

Starting Date: Fall semester, 2008
San Francisco State University, a member of the California State University system, serves a diverse student body of 27,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The mission of the University is to promote scholarship, freedom, human diversity, excellence in instruction, and intellectual accomplishment. Members of the faculty at SFSU are expected to be effective teachers and demonstrate professional achievement and growth through continued research, publications, and/or creative activities.

To Apply:
Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter, detailed vita and three letters of recommendations to:

Dr. Susan Zieff (Chair of Search Committee)
Department of Kinesiology
San Francisco State University
1600 Holloway Avenue
San Francisco, California 94132

Review of applications will begin October 29, 2007 and will continue until the position is filled.

Department (Status of submitted material: 415 338-1258)
Maria Allain,
Chair of Search Committee (Questions about positions: 415 338-6574)
Susan Zieff,


Wednesday, October 03, 2007

JOB: California State University - East Bay



THE DEPARTMENT: The department is one of five within the College of Education and Allied Studies and offers Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Kinesiology. The department takes a disciplinary approach to the study of Kinesiology and its related professions. Undergraduate options include: Physical Education Teaching, Pre Athletic Training, Exercise Nutrition and Wellness, and Pre Physical Therapy. There are nearly 300 undergraduate and 50 graduate students enrolled in the program.

DUTIES OF THE POSITION: Instruct undergraduate and graduate level courses across at least two, and preferably all three of the following areas: sport history, sport sociology, and sport philosophy. Please note that teaching assignments at California State University, East Bay include courses at both the Hayward and Concord campuses.In addition to teaching, all faculty have advising responsibilities, assist the department with administrative and/or committee work, and are expected to assume campus-wide committee responsibilities.

RANK AND SALARY: Assistant/Associate Professor. Salary is dependent upon educational preparation and experience. Subject to budgetary authorization.

DATE OF APPOINTMENT: Fall Quarter, 2008.

QUALIFICATIONS: Candidate must expect to have an earned doctorate in Kinesiology or related field no later than the effective date of the appointment with specialized preparation in the following areas: Sport History, Sport Sociology, and Sport Philosophy. Candidates with successful teaching experience at the university level are preferred. Demonstrated ability to teach, advise, and mentor students from diverse educational and cultural backgrounds.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Screening of applicants will begin on November 15, 2007 and continue until the position is filled. Please submit a letter of application; a complete and current vita; graduate transcripts; copies of major publications; and three letters of recommendation to:

Dr. Rita Liberti, Chair
Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education
California State University, East Bay
25800 Carlos Bee Blvd.
Hayward, CA 94542-3062
Office Phone No.: 510-885-3061
Office Fax No.: 510-885-2423
E-Mail Address:

NOTE: California State University, East Bay hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. All offers of employment are contingent upon presentation of documents demonstrating the appointee's identity and eligibility to work, in accordance with the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, CSUEB does not discriminate on the basis of any protected categories: age, ancestry, citizenship, color, disability, gender, immigration status, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran’s status. The University is committed to the principles of diversity in employment and to creating a stimulating learning environment for its diverse student body.

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

CONFERENCE: 38th International Institute of Sociology Congress

The 38th International Institute of Sociology Congress will take place in
Budapest on June 26 - 30, 2008. The theme of the congress is "Sociology Looks at
the Twenty-first Century: 'From Local Universalism to Global Contextualism'".
Speakers will address some of the most fundamental issues of sociological
inquiry in the light of global processes and the development of a range of other
fields of knowledge will be addressed: What does it mean to be human? What is
the nature of social as opposed to natural processes? How do different efforts
to map the social and political world interact with that world and with
traditional sociological practices? What can we now say about relationships
between scientific, political and religious beliefs?

If you have any questions, please visit the congress website:
The site will be continuously updated.

You are warmly welcome to Budapest in 2008.

Yehuda Elkana and Björn Wittrock

Friday, September 28, 2007

CFP: Journal of Lesbian Studies

Guest Editors: Katherine M. Jamieson and Leila E. Villaverde

The Journal of Lesbian Studies will be devoting a thematic journal issue and book on the topic of In/visible Bodies: Lesbian sexualities and sporting spaces. All thematic issues of the Journal of Lesbian Studies are simultaneously reprinted in book form by Harrington Park Press, the book affiliate of Haworth Press. We hope that the resulting book will be used in lesbian studies courses and will be available in feminist bookstores.

CALL FOR PAPERS - In/visible Bodies: Lesbian sexualities and sporting spaces

While previous explorations of sexuality and sport have emphasized negotiation of identities and gaining of access, this Issue takes analytic aim at Lesbian sporting spaces. From this perspective it seems most productive to give critical attention to the wider social and cultural contexts within which Lesbian sexualities and sport comingle under particular relations of power. Moreover, it seems timely to interrogate the range of sporting spaces available and retrace the origins of lesbian sexualities in sporting contexts, including analyses of physical culture, leisure, physical education, youth sport, exercise, and outdoor physical pursuits to name a few. As well, the need to theorize lesbian sexualities and the underpinning categories of sex/race/gender/ability is becoming increasingly important given the ways in which new articulations of sport, sexuality, and corporeality are occurring in varied social and cultural contexts. Accordingly, this Issue of Journal of Lesbian Studies sets out to explore historical, political, and critical relationships between sport and lesbian sexualities. Thus, we invite scholarship that questions power relations that (re)produce categories of sexuality making certain bodies in/visible. We are especially interested in work that illuminates the interconnections between sport, physical culture, embodiment, and sexualities, as well as analyses that willingly disrupt the impasse of binaries and articulate new analytical perspectives and methodological strategies.

Submissions of empirical and theoretical work are welcome from a variety of disciplinary and interdisciplinary viewpoints including but not limited to sociology, cultural studies, queer studies, ethnic studies, gender studies, psychology, geography, history, anthropology, and pedagogy. We also seek scholarship that advances a “trans-“ research agenda and articulates sexualities as multiple ruptured norms rendered visible through their sporting embodiments.

Potential topics might include:
*sport, sexualities and intersections with gender, class and race
*postcolonial and/ or “trans-“ critiques of lesbian sexualities and sport
*lesbian sexualities as determinant of sport spaces
*sport and legibility of lesbian bodies
*methodologies for queering sport studies and lesbian sexualities
*sport and the sexualization of space
*sport and the performance of subaltern identities
*critiques of sport media normalizations of lesbian sexualities
*the construction of lesbianism in sport media and literature
*corporeal power and hierarchies of sexualities in sporting spaces
*youth sporting spaces, lesbian sexualities and processes of containment
*the politics of sport and lesbian sexualities in nationalist and supra-nationalist formations
*the relationship between queer subjects, biopolitics and necropolitics
*challenges to hegemonic sexualities in sport
*points of con/divergence in lesbian, feminist, and sport-related social movements

Please send abstracts of up to 500 words as a .doc file to Kathy Jamieson and Leila Villaverde at by November 15th, 2007. Final articles due Mach 1st, 2007, 10-15 pages in length.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

CFP: 9th Biennial International Symposium for Olympic Research, Beijing, China

It gives the International Centre for Olympic Studies (ICOS) great pleasure to announce its 9th Biennial International Symposium for Olympic Research to be held in Beijing, People’s Republic of China on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, August 5, 6, 7, 2008, immediately before the opening of the Games of the 29th Olympiad in Beijing on August 8th.

The 9th Symposium will be hosted jointly by ICOS and Beijing’s Capital University of Physical Education. The Symposium’s theme, “Deconstruction and Discourse: Odysseys in Olympic Socio-Cultural Matters,” focuses on research studies dealing with the history, sociology, anthropology, and philosophy of the modern Olympic Movement. ICOS will be responsible for the academic program, including the edited Proceedings, which, customarily, are published prior to the Symposium and circulated at the opening of the event. Capital University will be responsible for “on-site” logistics, including symposium venues, accommodation in the University’s hotel ($60 US per night per room—twin beds, TV, private bathroom, air-conditioned) during the Symposium and, if desired, for the Olympic Games themselves, some meals, airport pick-up and delivery on arrival and departure, help in securing Olympic Games events tickets, and Symposium opening and closing ceremonies and accompanying entertainments.

The Symposium registration fee is $250 US and includes a copy of the fully Edited Proceedings, ground transportation to and from the airport, admission to all Symposium sessions, including opening ceremonies and reception, coffee break amenities, two luncheons, Symposium banquet, and finally, possible complimentary tickets to the final dress rehearsal of the Opening Ceremonies of the Olympic Games themselves. The IOC’s and WADA’s Dick Pound has agreed to deliver the Symposium’s opening address.

At this time, the Symposium’s Academic Committee, chaired by Professor Emeritus Bob Barney (, issues a CALL FOR ABSTRACTS.” Abstracts of research studies must deal with subjects of Olympic socio-cultural genre. The deadline for submitting abstracts is Friday, January 31, 2008. Abstracts will be adjudicated by the Academic Committee and successful candidates for the Symposium will be informed no later than February 1, 2008.

Completed texts of all abstracts of studies accepted for presentation at the Symposium must be submitted to the Academic Committee no later than Friday, June 6 (D-Day—Delivery Day), 2008. Acceptance of an abstract guarantees Symposium participation, provided that the full text is received by the due date. Upon acceptance, final Symposium details will be circulated. The Symposium has set a limit of 50 papers/presentations.

JOB: Sport Management, UT Austin

Assistant Professor
University of Texas at Austin

The University of Texas at Austin is seeking a tenure-track assistant professor for its sport management program. The position will begin August, 2008. Candidates must have a completed doctorate in an appropriate field by that date, and should have potential for excellence in research and teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. The successful applicant will be expected to participate in and seek sponsored research, to teach undergraduate and graduate courses, and be involved in service to the University and the sport management profession. Review of applications will begin November 12, 2007, and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, and the names, addresses and phone numbers of three references to: Jana Cox; Administrative Associate, Sport Management Program; Department of Kinesiology and Health Education; University of Texas; 1 University Station – D3700; Austin, TX 78712-0235. The University of Texas is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.

Friday, September 21, 2007

JOB: UNCG - Gender and Women's Studies and African American Studies

Assistant/Associate Professor in Women’s and Gender Studies and African American Studies

The Position: The interdisciplinary programs in Women’s and Gender Studies and African American Studies at University of North Carolina at Greensboro invite applications for a 9-month, tenure-track appointment at the assistant/associate level. While the academic home will be in WGS, preference will be given to those candidates who have a demonstrated interdisciplinary commitment to both Women’s and Gender Studies and African American Studies (demonstrated through graduate studies, research and/or previous teaching assignments). The most appropriate candidate will have a doctoral degree in Women’s and Gender Studies, African American Studies, or a related field, and will be prepared to teach in both WGS and AFS undergraduate and graduate core curricula, contribute to WGS graduate program concentrations (Health, Leadership), supervise internship experiences, serve on project/thesis committees, and advance a relevant line of research. Candidates must hold or anticipate holding the doctoral degree by August 1, 2008. UNCG’s Women’s and Gender Studies program is one of the oldest in the nation, offering an undergraduate major, a graduate certificate and a master’s degree.

Send letter, cv, and contact information for at least three references to Hephzibah Roskelly, Head of Search Committee, Women’s and Gender Studies Program, PO Box 26170, UNCG, Greensboro NC 27402-6170. Review of applications will begin on November 2, 2007 and continue until position is filled.

For more information about the two programs see and UNC Greensboro is especially proud of the diversity of its student body and we seek to attract an equally diverse applicant pool for this position, including women and members of minority groups. We are an EEO/AA employer with a strong commitment to increasing faculty diversity and will respond creatively to the needs of dual-career couples.

The Programs: The Program in Women’s and Gender Studies is one of the oldest in the nation, has 1 full-time faculty member, and more than 100 faculty affiliates across campus. The program offers a minor, B.A., post-baccalaureate certificate, and M.A. degree programs. The African American Studies program has 1 full-time faculty member, and is in the process of developing a post-baccalaureate certificate to compliment the undergraduate minor, and major. The two programs have a long history of collaboration, and are housed in a shared space in one of the most historic buildings on UNCG’s campus.

About UNCG: UNCG is located in Greensboro, NC, a community known for both contentious gender and racial politics and progressive movements for change. Greensboro residents have become well-known for resisting injustice from the Underground Railroad, the Civil Rights sit-in movement, anti-war activities, immigrants’ rights mobilizations and labor organizing. Drawing on its rich history of challenging the status quo, the area now hosts many grassroots coalitions organizing for racial justice, challenging systems of oppression, experimenting with grassroots democracy, and building community.

The region also has a history linked with higher education. Five colleges and universities are located within the city, including the Historically Black institutions of NC Agricultural & Technical University and Bennett College, helping to encourage Greensboro’s cultural identity. Within this rich context, the Women’s and Gender Studies and African American Studies programs are uniquely situated to advance critical analyses of race, class, gender & sexual orientation while also connecting these analyses to concrete actions in the wider community.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: Play the Game Award 2007

Calling candidates for the PLAY THE GAME AWARD 2007

The world communication conference Play the Game wishes to pay tribute to an individual or a group of persons who in their professional careers or as volunteers in sport have made an outstanding effort to realise one or more of the following aims:

* to strengthen the basic ethical values of sport

* to encourage democracy, transparency and freedom of expression in world sport

* to create awareness of sport’s role in society at a local, national and international level

* to draw a many-sided picture of sport

* to support the right of the individual to choose and influence his or her daily sporting activities

The Award will be given to persons who have shown remarkable personal courage and commitment to creating a better sports community, for instance by uncovering corruption, doping and other malpractices in sport, or by inspiring to more joyful and healthy sports practices for people in general.

The Play the Game Award is presented during the 5th Play the Game World Conference from 28 October to 2 November 2007 in Reykjavik, Iceland. The winner will receive the award in front of an audience of internationally leading media professionals, academic researchers, managers and leaders in sport. The award consists of a piece of art and a speaker’s invitation including free travel, accommodation and board for Play the Game 2009.

Previous winners of the Play the Game Award are Canadian journalist and author Laura Robinson (2002) who was honoured for her courageous uncovering of systematic sexual abuse in Canadian junior hockey, and the Argentina anti-corruption fighter in world volleyball, Mario Goijman (2005).

This time, Mario Goijman will enter as a member of the jury for the 2007 Award alongside Søren Wormslev, representing The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), and the Play the Game Board, headed by Jens Brinch.

When presenting yourself or someone you know as a candidate for the Play the Game Award, please submit:

* a written motivation in English (max. 500 words)

* a CV or brief description of the candidate

* newspaper articles, audio tapes, video clippings, URLs or other documentation that supports the candidature

Please send your documentation by post or by email to

Play the Game
c/o Danish School of Journalism
Olof Palmes Allé 11
DK-8200 Aarhus N

Proposals can be sent any time before the conference. The final deadline for proposals is Wednesday 31 October at noon at the conference secretariat in Reykjavik.

The jury will consider all proposed candidates, but is also free to pick a winner of its own choice, to select more than one winner, or to decide that no candidate is qualified.

CFP: Play the Game 2007, Iceland

Meet top names from international sports politics at Play the Game 2007 in Iceland

The ever-intensifying debate on doping that has marked the year 2007 will break new grounds when key personalities in international sport meet in Reykjavik from 28 October to 2 November for the 5th edition of the world communication conference, Play the Game.

Professional cyclist Jörg Jaksche, WADA President Richard W. Pound, UCI President Pat McQuaid and WADA Secretary General David Howman are just a few of the agenda setters that will appear at Play the Game 2007 to discuss the future of cycling and the change of rules in the worldwide anti-doping struggle.

Other experts in doping include Alessandro Donati, renowned doping hunter from Italy, David Walsh, Chief Sports Writer at Sunday Times and author of two books focusing on cycling champion Lance Armstrong, blood doping expert Michael Ashenden from Australia, and professor and author Barrie Houlihan from the UK.

Programme available
From today, a full programme for Play the Game 2007 is available from the Play the Game 2007 conference website –

Many crucial issues for world sport will be analysed in Iceland by leading experts, among others: corruption in sports organisations, the EU White Paper on sport and its influence on sport autonomy, how children are treated in sport and how new digital media platforms will influence sports reporting.

More than 85 speakers have confirmed their presence, including

· Gerhard Heiberg, chairman of the Marketing Commission of the International Olympic Committee

· Matthieu Reeb, Secretary General of the Court of Arbitration for Sport

· Andrew Jennings, renowned English investigative journalist and author

· Marta Santos Pais, Director of UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre

· Magnus Scheving, former world fitness champion and creator of international TV-series LazyTown

· Shaka Hislop, World Cup goalkeeper for Trinidad and Tobago and players’ spokesman

- not to forget the President of Iceland, Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, who will give the official opening speech.

Play the Game 2007 is a unique networking opportunity with its informal, but serious and targeted character. Apart from the speakers, over 200 journalists, researchers, sports officials and other participants will attend this year’s event.

The conference is being organised by Play the Game, with active cooperation from UMFI, the Icelandic Youth Association, which is celebrating its centenary this year.

Danish and Norwegian journalists make donation
Attendees will include the recipients of 20 travel grants donated by the Danish and Norwegian journalists’ unions, and by Play the Game itself. The donations ensure a truly global profile in the lectures and debates about sport and media globalisation.

Conference discounts available until 30 September
For those wanting to attend but are yet to sign up, discounts of up to approximately 70 euros are available up until close of business on September 30th.

Additional discounts are also available for speakers, freelancers and students – click here for more information.

We are still accepting abstracts and storylines for Play the Game 2007. If you are interested in submitting an abstract or storyline to be considered for the conference, click here for more information.

Conference coverage
Icelandic national TV, RUV, will act as host broadcaster, and a group of 45 international multimedia students from the Danish School of Journalism will cover conference proceedings online.

To read more about Play the Game 2007 and register for the conference, please visit

JOB: Department Head, New Mexico State University

Position: Academinc Department Head
Salary: Unspecified
Institution: New Mexico State University Main Campus
Location: New Mexico
Date posted: 9/19/2007
Application deadline: 11/15/2007

Recreation: Academinc Department Head, Human Performance, Dance, and Recreation (HPDR), Requisition #2007001850. This is a 12-month tenure track administrative appointment with some teaching responsibilities. Qualifications: Candidates must have an earned doctorate from an accredited institution of higher education, and must have academic experience and qualifications meriting tenured appointment of associate or professorial rank with the department. Candidates with an exercise science background are preferred. The successful candidate will be a forward thinker and show evidence of 1) administrative and leadership ability; 2) strong teaching skills; 3) a strong scholarship record including grant writing; and 4) commitment to undergraduate professional studies, basic instruction programs, intramural sports, and recreation. Applications: Send via email, mail or fax: letter of interest, curriculum vita, unofficial transcripts, names and telephone numbers of at least three references to: Ms. Carolyn Aragon, Department Head Search Committee, Box 30001, MSC 3M, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, New Mexico 88003, (505) 646-2215, (505) 646-4065 Fax, Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2007 and continue until the position is filled. An offer of employment is contingent upon verification of eligibility for employment in the United States. New Mexico State University is an equal opportunity /affirmative action employer. For more information about New Mexico State University, visit our Web site at:, or to view complete position details visit

Contact Information:

Job code: 2007001850
E-mail :
Phone : 505-646-2215
Fax : 505-646-4065
Ms. Carolyn Aragon
Department Secretary
Human Performance, Dance, and Recreation
Box 30001, MSC 3M
Las Cruces, NM 88003

Thursday, September 06, 2007

CFP: Journal of Issues in Intercollegiate Athletics (JIIA)

Call for Manuscripts & Instructions to Authors

The College Sport Research Institute (CSRI) is pleased to announce the Journal
of Issues in Intercollegiate Athletics (JIIA), a new on-line journal. JIIA’s
purpose is to advance thought and examine issues related to ethical, social,
economic, and political issues surrounding college sport in the United States.

JIIA is issuing a “call for manuscripts” for original position papers, empirical
studies, theoretical papers, and critical analyses of college-sport issues.

Manuscript files (Microsoft Word format only) should be submitted electronically
to the Editor, Dr. Kevin L. Burke at and attached to an e-mail
message stating the manuscript has not been simultaneously submitted for
publication and/or published elsewhere. Manuscripts must conform to the current
“Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association.” Manuscripts must
include an abstract of approximately 150-200 words and complete references.
Each manuscript must be typewritten, double-spaced throughout, use “Times New
Roman” font (size 12), and utilize one inch margins on the top, bottom, and
sides. Authors are responsible for obtaining permission to reproduce copyrighted
information and materials. Submitting a manuscript indicates the author(s) agree
to transfer of copyright to The College Sport Research Institute. Manuscripts
submitted that correctly follow the submission guidelines will blind reviewed.

Additional information about the Journal of Issues in Intercollegiate Athletics
or the College Sport Research Institute can be found at

Dr. Richard M. Southall
Director - College Sport Research Institute
Assistant Professor - Sport & Leisure Commerce
The University of Memphis

901.678-3473 (office)
901.240-7197 (cell)

Saturday, September 01, 2007

JOB: University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Position: Assistant Professor or Kinesiology
Salary: $60,000 to less than $70,000
Institution: University of Massachusetts at Amherst
Location: Massachusetts

University of Massachusetts Amherst
School of Public Health and Health Sciences

Assistant Professor of Kinesiology
in the concentration area of Physical Activity and Health
Tenure-track, nine-month appointment, starting September, 2008

Qualifications: Earned doctorate in Exercise Science, Kinesiology, Exercise Physiology, Health Promotion or related field; record of scholarly research; evidence of success or strong potential for extramural funding; post-doctoral experience desirable; demonstrated ability to teach in a higher education setting. Preference will be given to applicants with a clear research agenda and strategy for seeking external funding, research experience in a community, school, worksite, and/or medical setting with interest in underserved populations; ability to work cooperatively with faculty and staff in a broad range of Kinesiology academic programs; and a commitment to recruiting and teaching a diverse student body.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate is expected to be a major contributor to externally funded research programs in the areas of Obesity, Personal and Community Wellness and Program Interventions; teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Obesity, Fitness/Wellness Promotion and Intervention, guide graduate student research and actively participate in service to professional and University organizations. Interpersonal and communication skills that promote strong collaborations in research, teaching and program development with established faculty within the Department, School and University are essential.

Salary: Competitive and commensurate with qualifications.

Department Description: The Department of Kinesiology ( offers an interdisciplinary approach to the study of human movement through investigation of its mechanical, neurological, biochemical, molecular, physiological and behavioral components. The Department currently serves over 300 undergraduate majors and 45 M.S. and Ph.D. graduate students, with 11 tenure-track faculty and several research faculty, post-doctoral fellows and lecturers. Departmental research funding currently comes from the Government, Foundation and other sources including the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation and the American Diabetes Association. The Department was ranked 6th in the nation in the 2005 evaluation of doctoral programs for 2004-05 conducted by the American Academy of Kinesiology and Physical Education.

Application Process: Applicants should mail a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of research plans and teaching philosophy, three reprints and 3 letters of recommendation to: Obesity, Physical Activity and Health Faculty Search, c/o Dr. Barry Braun, Department of Kinesiology, Totman 107, University of Massachusetts, 30 Eastman Lane, Amherst, MA 01003. Review of applications will begin October 15, 2007 and continue until the position is filled.

Women, minorities and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
The University of Massachusetts is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer.
The Department of Kinesiology is committed to increasing the diversity of the faculty, student body and curriculum.