Wednesday, April 11, 2007

JOB: The University of Western Ontario

Sociologist of Sport and Exercise

The Faculty of Health Sciences at The University of Western Ontario invites applications for a probationary (tenure-track) appointment at the level of Assistant Professor in the School of Kinesiology. The successful candidate will have proven expertise in the sociology of sport and exercise and will be expected to make a major contribution to the Cultural Studies of Sport and Exercise (graduate program) field within Kinesiology, particularly with respect to social theory and its application to sport and exercise. We seek candidates with theoretical and substantive interests that complement the current research strengths of other researchers in this field.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. and a demonstrated record of research. The successful candidate will be expected to establish an innovative and independent program of externally funded research involving the training of graduate and undergraduate students. Collaborative research both within and outside of the School is particularly important. She or he will be expected to teach effectively at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

The effective date of appointment is July 1, 2008. Interested applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, a research plan, and the names, addresses, and contact numbers of three referees to:

Dr. Earl Noble
School of Kinesiology
Faculty of Health Sciences
3M Centre
The University of Western Ontario
London, Ontario
N6A 3K7

The deadline for receipt of applications is September 30, 2007
Please quote number HS 078 on all correspondence

Positions are subject to budget approval. Applicants should have fluent written and oral communication skills in English. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Western Ontario is committed to employment equity and welcomes applications from all qualified women and men, including visible minorities, aboriginal people, and persons with disabilities.

SEMINAR: Enhancing Girls' Health: How to Merge Sport Research with Public Policy

Enhancing Girls' Health: How to Merge Sport Research with Public Policy

Joint seminar of the Centre for Girls' and Women's Health and Physical Activity and the Centre for Canadian Sport Policy: April 20

Presenter: Don Sabo, Professor of Health Policy at D’Youville College in Buffalo, USA

Topic: Enhancing Girls' Health: How to Merge Sport Research with Public Policy.

Date: Friday April 20, 2007,

Time: 1 – 2:30 pm

Location: Athletic Centre, Faculty of PE & Health, 55 Harbord Street, Toronto, (Benson Wing, Lecture Hall 307)

Dr. Sabo's presentation focuses on a variety of nationally-scaled research initiatives that have confirmed links between sports and girls' health. A number of collaborative strategies are also identified that mobilize mass media coverage in order to produce extensive educational and policy impacts. Subtopics include:

-- Strategic collaborations between academic researchers and nonprofit organizations such as the Women's Sports Foundation and Barr Foundation (Boston, MA).

-- Key findings concerning the interfaces between athletic participation and girls' health.

-- A conceptual model for understanding sport as a real and potential public health asset for girls.

-- Strategies for linking knowledge production to health education.

-- Steps for moving research-based analysis "off the shelf" and into policy circles.


Don Sabo, Ph.D.

Don Sabo, Ph.D. is a Professor of Health Policy at D’Youville College in Buffalo, New York. He founded and directs the Center for Research on Physical Activity, Sport & Health, and he serves as Research Director for the Women’s Sports Foundation. He is a recognized expert on gender relations and has been writing and lecturing about issues including physical activity and health, gender equity in athletics, sport and masculinity, and men’s violence since 1980. He is considered a leader in the development of social scientific study of men and masculinities, particularly in the areas of sport and health.

Much of Professor Sabo’s recent research activity focuses on the social and health correlates of sports and physical activity, and particularly how they interface with gender. He has co-authored many nationwide research reports including Her Life Depends On It: Physical Activity and the Health and Well-Being of American Girls (2004), Health Risks and the Teen Athlete (2001), The Women’s Sports Foundation Report: Sport and Teen Pregnancy (1998), The President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports report Physical Activity & Sport in the Lives of Girls (1997), The Women’s Sports Foundation Gender Equity Report Card: A Survey of Athletic Opportunity in American Higher Education (1997), Race, Ethnicity, and Nation in Televised International Athletic Events (1995), Sports and Fitness in the Lives of American Working Women (1993), and The Women's Sports Foundation Report: Minorities in Sport (1989).

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

JOB: Department Chair - Kinesiology

Department Chair - Kinesiology
Associate Professor - Tenure Track

Human Performance and Wellness Education Department
Job #: FAC2006-0123

Open until filled. Application Screening Begins:

California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB), is a comprehensive masters granting public university committed to serving the diverse people of California, especially the working class, historically under-served, and low income populations. The university values an educational environment of cultural and linguistic diversity and gender equity; ethical reflection and practice; effective and experimental use of technologies as resources to people and catalysts for learning; and the integration of cross-disciplinary models enabling students, faculty, and staff to engage in innovative instruction and coordinated service learning. The curriculum is organized around student learning outcomes. It is global in perspective, and of sufficient breadth and depth to meet local, regional, and statewide needs, specifically those of both isolated rural communities and inner-city populations. The campus is located on the Monterey Bay, 100 miles south of San Francisco.

The College of Professional Studies is one of four academic colleges at CSUMB. The College houses the School of Education; the Health, Human Services, and Public Policy Department; the Human Performance and Wellness Education [Kinesiology] Department; the Department of Liberal Studies; and the School of Business.

The CSUMB Human Performance and Wellness Education [Kinesiology] Department offers a Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Performance [Kinesiology] with Concentrations in Exercise Science; Human Movement: Adapted Physical Activity; an Interdisciplinary Concentration with a Sport Sciences/Recreation Focus; and Wellness. Those four concentrations allow students to focus their studies within the broader interdisciplinary context of Kinesiology.

California State University, Monterey Bay seeks an energetic and talented department chair and Kinesiology associate professor to provide vision and leadership for the Human Performance and Wellness Education (HPWE) Department (the HPWE Department has requested a name change to the Department of Kinesiology and expects approval of that change later this semester).

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include, but are not limited to, the following :
Provide leadership in curriculum planning, workload assignments, personnel matters, budget recommendations, facilities management, and faculty development (30%).
In addition to Chair responsibilities, the successful candidate will participate in further development of the Sport Studies/Sport Science program and serve on Department, College, and University committees as appropriate. Duties of the Chair also include teaching courses each semester and advising students.
The successful candidate will be expected to undertake and maintain research/creative activity, community service, and university service consistent with his/her teaching interests and the university?s ?Retention, Tenure, and Promotion? policies.

Earned doctorate in Sport Studies, Sport Science, Exercise Science, Kinesiology, or related area is required. Experience commensurate with appointment at the rank of associate professor is required.

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, experience working in a collegial shared governance environment, and professional interests congruent with current faculty required.

Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated evidence of research in sport management/sport science and evidence of ability to teach effectively in a wide range of sport management/sport science courses at the upper division level.

Experience in interdisciplinary and multicultural settings is desirable. Appreciation for, and experience promoting, student engagement in campus activities is desirable. The ideal candidate will have leadership experience at the program or departmental level and a distinguished academic record.

NOTE: The initial term for Department Chair is three years. The successful candidate may be re-elected for subsequent service in accordance with policy. While serving in the capacity of Chair, the incumbent will receive a stipend above his/her base salary as associate professor.

SALARY : Commensurate with background and experience. Position also includes an attractive employee benefits package and access to reasonably priced on-campus faculty and staff housing.


All prospective applicants must apply on-line at A complete application includes a cover letter explaining how your background and experience enables you to contribute to the CSUMB Vision (the University's Vision Statement is available at: . Please attach a curriculum vitae, the Faculty Data Sheet (includes three professional references with telephone numbers) and other pertinent documentation/your website. Upon offer of employment candidate must provide original transcript as evidence of attainment of highest degree. Should you require accommodation with the application process, please contact Academic Personnel at the number listed below. Each document/file must be no more than 5MB (five megabytes) in file size. Only documents/files with the following extensions can be accepted: Microsoft Word (doc.), Adobe Acrobat (.pdf), Rich Text (.rtf) or Plain Text (.txt) files. Online data sheets with attachments must be received by BY 5:00 P.M. ON Friday, APRIL 20, 2007, TO BE GUARANTEED A REVIEW. Online submissions received after the application screening date will be reviewed at the discretion of the University. Materials submitted become the property of CSUMB and will not be returned. Please do not fax or mail a printed version of the electronic data sheet, as it will not be accepted.

For assistance or if you require an accommodation, please call (831) 582-3389, or California Relay Service (for Hearing Impaired) at (800) 735-2929. You may also visit the Campus Service Center in Building 47 at the corner of A Street and Sixth Avenue for computer/online access. Office hours are 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday - Friday.
CSUMB is an EEO employer committed to excellence through diversity. All employees must be eligible for employment in the U.S.

University Human Resources
100 Campus Center, Building 23
Seaside, California 93955-8001

Job Hotline: (831) 582-3337
Main Number: (831) 582-3389
TDD: (831) 582-3369

CFP: Play the Game 2007, Reykjavik


- creating coalitions for good governance in sport

Reykjavik, Iceland, 28 October – 2 November 2007

Modern sport faces a number of challenges it cannot overcome on its own. Corruption, doping, political abuse, lifestyle changes and lack of sporting opportunities are among the global issues that require networking, dialogue and dedication from all stakeholders in sport.

As an academic, journalist, sports leader or manager your contribution is vital because

* Academics can play a key role by bringing comprehensive data, scientific methods and analytical skills into the process.

* Journalists have a special responsibility, partly because the media are an integral part of the environment of sport, and partly because the media strongly influence which issues that are raised in public and which that are not.

* Sports leaders and managers must balance a series of demands, some of which are crucial for the credibility of sport. Not only are they expected to provide economic growth, increased membership and bigger audiences, they must also guarantee ethical governance, strict anti-doping measures and social responsibility.

In order to identify the challenges and solutions and point to new ways to drive sport forward Play the Game invites you to join its 5th world communication conference in Reykjavik, Iceland from 28 October to 2 November 2007.

We call upon leading stakeholders in sport to contribute with your expertise and experience to this unique and independent forum for sports debate.

After the opening speech by the President of Iceland, Play the Game 2007 will focus on various dimensions of the overall theme

Creating coalitions for good governance in sport

We are pleased to invite you to submit an abstract/storyline with relevance for this general headline or one of these related main themes:

* The autonomy of sport: Threat or promise?

* Children in sport: Love or labour?

* Mega-events: Frontrunners for sports globalisation?

* Chasing clients or providers: Anti-doping at a crossroad

* Fat chance: Can sport create a healthy society?

* The digital battle: Sport on demand versus the demands of sport

* No sweat? Sport, environment and global warming

* Open Forum

Please click here for more information about the themes.

Abstracts/Storylines will be peer reviewed by leading academics, journalists and managers in the Programme Committee in cooperation with the secretariat.

Selected speakers will be given a minimum 15 minute time slot for an oral presentation in parallel sessions (Open Forum min. 10 minutes), and some may be picked out for plenary sessions.

International launch of research projects
If you are preparing a major research project or a campaign, why not use Play the Game to launch the project internationally? Play the Game expects the participation of at least 100 skilled journalists representing media across the globe and is an ideal platform for reaching a worldwide audience and building lasting working relations.

Please contact Play the Game’s director Jens Sejer Andersen to discuss how coordinated action can be taken.

Submission deadline
The deadline for submission of abstracts/storylines is Monday 21 May 2007.

Conference package and fee
The conference package includes:

* Full participation in the conference programme

* Social and cultural events including Golden Circle excursion, Viking dinner and Gala

* All conference materials

* 4 x lunch - Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

* 5 x dinner - Sunday through Thursday (Farewell Gala)

* Coffee breaks etc.

For participants who sign up until 30 June 2007, the conference fees are as follows:

Full 5-day conference fee 560 Euros.
Or for shorter stays, participation per day 175 Euros.
For later registrations, prices will go up – please see our price section (

Discount for speakers, freelancers and students
Speakers will enjoy a 15 percent discount on the conference fee and consequently get the total five-day conference package for 475 Euros.

The discount will also apply on conference packages of lesser duration and is also valid for students and freelancers.

Please note: Prices are charged in Icelandic Kronur by our conference organisers Congress Reykjavik and may change slightly according to currency exchange rates.

Click to read more about registration and abstract submission (

The conference takes place at Grand Hotel, Reykjavik. In cooperation with our conference organisers, Congress Reykjavik, we have booked a number of rooms at the conference venue which you can book at a very favourable price on our registration page. We also offer low-budget alternative accommodation.

We thank you in advance for any help in distributing this message to friends, colleagues and others that share the goals of Play the Game: To promote democracy, transparency and freedom of expression world sport.

Looking forward to hearing from you and seeing you in Iceland,

Best regards

Jens Sejer Andersen
Director, Play the Game