Friday, July 04, 2008

CFP: Head, Department of Kinesiology University of Louisiana at Lafayette

University of Louisiana at Lafayette - College of Education
Location: Lafayette, LA

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

Posted: 07/03/2008
Application Due: Open Until Filled
Type: Full Time

POSITION: Head, Department of Kinesiology University of Louisiana at Lafayette, nine month tenure track appointment with summer employment guaranteed.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The successful candidate will head the Department of Kinesiology and meet all criteria in teaching, research and service for tenure and qualify for rank as assistant, associate or full professor. Responsibilities include serving as an academic administrator to a dynamic, multidisciplinary faculty, encouraging professional growth, communicating pertinent information to the university community, faculty, staff, and students in addition to fulfilling half-time teaching expectations.

QUALIFICATIONS: Earned doctorate in one of the following areas: athletic training, exercise science, health and physical education, health promotion, sports management, or a related area.

Candidate must have evidence of professional achievement, successful teaching experience, a proven record of successful research, and support for scholarly activities. Candidate must demonstrate leadership management; communicative and interpersonal skills that foster a harmonious environment of continual growth; and strive to promote local, regional, national, and international visibility within the profession. Previous administrative experience preferred.

ADMINISTRATIVE UNIT: The University of Louisiana at Lafayette is one of eight publicly supported universities in the University of Louisiana system. Our university consists of eight degree-granting colleges and the Graduate School. The university enrollment is 16,300 and it employs 550 full time faculty. The College of Education consists of three academic departments in the disciplines of Kinesiology, Curriculum and Instruction, Educational Foundations and Leadership. The Department of Kinesiology has approximately 750 majors and 19 faculty members.

SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

STARTING DATE: Fall semester 2009; Summer 2009 if available.

APPLICATIONS: Applications should be received by January 31, 2009. The following materials are requested: letter of application, resume, two most recent samples of scholarly work, transcripts, and three letters of recommendation.

Materials should be emailed to Dr. Lyman at or mailed to:
Dr. Susan Lyman; Chair, Search Committee
Department of Kinesiology
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
225 Cajundome Blvd., Lafayette, LA 70506

Postal Address: Dept. of Kinesiology
College of Education
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
225 Cajun Dome Blvd.
Lafayette, LA 70506
Phone: 337-482-6465
Email Address:

Thursday, July 03, 2008

CFP: Special Issue of IRSS - Interrogating Athletic Urbanism

Interrogating Athletic Urbanism:
The politics of sport spectacles in the economy of appearances

Guest Editor
Thomas F. Carter
University of Brighton

The use of sport to promote a sense of community within a sweeping urban environment as well to project specific imagery of a city in a competitive global environment tends to follow discursive strategies based on consumerism and modernism. These strategies are consumerist to the extent that a city becomes a playground for certain constituencies to associate their leisure with high-profile sporting experiences. Equally, they are modernist in that participation in sport symbolically demonstrates the city’s modern qualities and characteristics thereby providing proof that the city in question is a fully civilized, cosmopolitan environment. Sport, then, reflects civic leaders’ efforts to harness perceived social, political, and economic capital of sport for the benefit of the city, as they widely imagine it.

The production of city image-making fuels transnational corporate investment and it is this ‘economy of appearances’ that forms the place-making competition between cities. The self-conscious construction processes of dramatic performance create the conditions in which capital accumulation becomes a performance; a spectacle that demonstrates and asserts a city’s financial viability and status. Essentially the drama of spectacular accumulation makes the city a commodity, bought and sold, torn down, speculated upon, and fought over, in which ‘that which appears is good, that which is good appears’.1 Cities have to be seen to be dynamic, progressive, modern –in a word “global”– before actually becoming so. Consequently, the dramatization of cities’ potential as viable places becomes crucial and it is this dramatization through spectacle that informs the economy of appearances. Whatever the imagery used, these discursive constructs rely on the idea that the city in question is a sporting city: a city that demonstrates its vitality, energy, civilization, and modernity through its sporting capacity.

Articles for this special issue of IRSS should address the politics of civic image-making through sporting spectacle: looking at how sport is harnessed for the construction of modernity in a global context. These papers should look at how selected cities - including ones not normally associated with the ideas of globalization - assert a place in a broader global order while at the same time keeping a localized context and significance through the use of sport.

Expressions of interest; queries and/or submissions should be maid via

Submissions will be subject to the standard and rigorous style conventions and refereeing procedures of IRSS. For further details of submissions conventions see:

CFP: Special Issue of Public Management Review, ‘The Public Management of Sport’

Call for papers:
Special Issue of Public Management Review,
‘The Public Management of Sport’

Guest Editor: Dr. Margaret Groeneveld (

Instructions for Authors
This special issue of the Public Management Review offers an opportunity to explore the multifaceted relationships between sport and government. It seeks to explore the broad spectrum of public management and governance of sport in the 21st century By its nature, sport scholarship frequently crosses disciplinary boundaries; this special issue is an opportunity to widen the frame for both public management and sport scholars and to initiate and increase awareness of synergies and complementary approaches from an international perspective.

Public Management Review is uniquely placed to offer a leading light on the rapidly developing interest in sport within the public management framework across the world. In general, the journal is focused on material which is:

International – drawing together and learning lessons from the development of public management across the world rather than being narrowly focused upon one area, and encouraging cross-national and comparative research papers
Multi-disciplinary – concerning work on public management in a range of disciplines
Inter-disciplinary – reflecting that much of the most important work about public management is coming at the cusp of traditional disciplines; the journal promotes such cross-boundary learning and conceptualization

The core issues commonly covered in the journal include:
social/public policy making and implementation in the plural state
inter-sectoral (government - non-profit - for profit) roles and relationships
the evaluation and critique of the New Public Management paradigm
governance, institutions and processes
globalization and convergence in public management
state reform and structural adjustment
the operational and strategic management of public services organizations, including such issues as contracting, marketing and strategic management
public management and civil society
management of non-profit and non-governmental organizations
public - private partnerships

For this special issue, papers are invited which highlight the position of sport and sport policy within these categories of public management scholarship. In general, papers should address a research and academic audience and should seek to promote and develop our understanding of sport within public management in an international perspective.

Two types of papers are welcome for consideration in the special issue:
1) Articles. These are substantive papers contributing to the deepening of theory about sport and public management and/or our empirical knowledge of this specific area. Papers should be between 5,000 - 8,000 words in length. These should be written as clearly and as concisely as possible, avoiding unnecessary jargon. They must be preceded by an abstract of not more than 100 words and between two and five key words suitable for indexing and on-line search purposes. Tables and figures should be presented on separate pages with their desired position in the text indicated in the margin of the manuscript. Permission to reproduce copyright material must be obtained by the authors before submission and any acknowledgements should be included in the typescript or captions as appropriate.

2) Developments. These are shorter papers contributing to the development of knowledge about sport and public management. These will usually be of around 2,000 - 3,500 words in length. They will take one of three approaches

review papers that develop a conceptual framework or review existing approaches, for use in research about public management, working primarily from significant publications about sport and public management and/or public policy from around the world, or review a cluster of publications on one aspect of sport and public management, methodological papers that report methodological approaches to research about sport and public management research-in-progress papers that report interesting and emerging finding from on-going research about public managers engaged with sport.

Notes for Contributors
Manuscripts should reach the Guest Editor before October 31st, 2008.

Authors should submit two versions of their manuscript. One should be a complete text, while in the second all document information identifying the author(s) should be removed from files to allow them to be sent anonymously to referees. The title only should appear on the first page of both versions of the manuscript. Authors are requested to supply separately a short biographical note for inclusion in the journal.

Submission of a paper implies that it presents original unpublished work, not under consideration for publication elsewhere. Submissions should be in English, with double spacing and wide margins (including notes and references).

Details of the specific formatting requirements are available from the Guest Editor, or via