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