Wednesday, September 24, 2008

JOB: Update: Sonoma State University


Anticipated Permanent Full-Time Position (Tenure-Track)
Assistant Professor in Kinesiology: History & Philosophy/Sociology of Sport
Starting January 27, 2009 or August 20, 2009

Please refer to 103055 in all correspondence regarding this position.

Sonoma State University is one of the 23 campuses of the California State University. Located in the Sonoma County wine country, 48 miles north of San Francisco, the University has an enrollment of approximately 8,000 students with 500 faculty. The University is organized into six schools: Arts and Humanities, Business and Economics, Education, Extended Education, Science and Technology, and Social Sciences. Within the traditional structure is an interdisciplinary program of liberal studies. The University offers bachelor's degrees in 42 fields and master's degrees in 15.

The Department of Kinesiology is in the School of Science and Technology. There are approximately 400 undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in programs leading to either the Bachelor of Science or Master of Arts degrees. The undergraduate major curriculum includes support courses in the sciences, a core of courses required of all majors, and concentrations in physical education, adapted physical education, exercise science, lifetime fitness, and interdisciplinary studies. Additionally, the Department offers courses required of students entering the multiple subjects (elementary school) credential program and a variety of physical education activity classes open to all students.

Prospective applicants are encouraged to look at the department’s Web page at: or

Primary teaching responsibilities will be at the undergraduate and graduate level including, but not limited to, History and Philosophy of Human Movement, Sociology of Sport, Introduction to Scholarly Inquiry in Kinesiology, Theory of Coaching. Teaching responsibilities may also include Analysis of Motor Performance, Measurement and Evaluation, and Foundations of Kinesiology based on the expertise of the candidate and the needs of the department.

Additional responsibilities include development of a line of research, development of grant proposals, and/or other scholarly activities, active participation in professional organizations in kinesiology/physical education, developing new courses to expand course offerings in the. In addition to teaching, all faculty have advising responsibilities, and assist the department and university with administrative and/or committee work including but not limited to program assessment and program development.

QUALIFICATIONS: To be recommended for appointment, the candidate must have:

A doctorate in Kinesiology/Physical Education with a strong background in History & Philosophy or Sociology of Sport. ABD Candidates will be considered but must show evidence that the degree will be completed by the time of appointment. The candidate should be qualified to oversee field based experiences. Preference will be given to
candidates with evidence of successful teaching at the college/university level, successful teaching and/or working with a diverse student population, evidence of research, scholarly publications, and/or other scholarly activity, and participation in professional organizations at the state and national levels.

To be recommended for tenure, the candidate must demonstrate satisfactory performance in four areas: teaching effectiveness; scholarship, research, creative achievement and professional development; service to the University; and public service and service to the community. Although tenure may be granted at any time, contract provisions specify that "the normal period of probation shall be a total of six (6) years of full-time probationary service and credited service, if any. Any deviation from the normal six (6) year probationary period shall be the decision of the President following his/her consideration of recommendations from the department or equivalent unit and appropriate administrator(s).” Tenure is required for promotion above the level of Associate Professor.

RANK and SALARY Assistant Professor. Actual hiring salary within this range is dependent upon educational preparation and experience.

APPLICATIONS: Review of applications will be conducted for those applications sent by
October 15, 2008.

All materials must be submitted directly to Faculty Search.

Electronic submission is required for the following: a letter of application; a complete and current vita; full citations of major publications; unofficial graduate transcripts; and the names, titles, and telephone numbers of three references electronically to:
NOTE: attachments should be in Microsoft Word, Rich Text Format (RTF), or Portable
Document Format (PDF).

Official graduate transcripts will be required at the time of hire.
Three letters of recommendation are required. The letters should be sent electronically to Letters of recommendation must come directly from the recommender or placement center.

When possible, please send the following electronically: a current teaching evaluation, if available.

Questions concerning this position may be directed to:
Dr. Ellen Carlton, Search Chair
Phone: 707/664-3918


NOTE: Sonoma State University 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.

Sonoma State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and has a strong commitment to the principle of diversity. We seek a broad spectrum of candidates including members of underrepresented groups. Individuals with disabling conditions who require accommodation during the recruitment process may contact the ADA Coordinator at 707/664-2227 or TDD (using the California Relay Service) at 877/735-2929.

Department of Kinesiology
1801 East Cotati Avenue
Rohnert Park, CA 94928-3609

JOB: Lecturer in Sport Management and Policy

Lecturer in Sport Management and Policy
(ref: PS/2545)

Department: School of Sport and Exercise Sciences
Role Type: Academic Posts
Vacancy Posted: Friday 12 September 2008
Closing Date: Monday 06 October 2008
Salary/Benefits: £30,912 - £33,780 or £34,793 - £41,545 per annum (Pay award pending)
(Salary will be dependent upon qualifications and experience)

A Lecturer in Sport Management and Policy is sought to contribute to the teaching (Undergraduate and Postgraduate) and research of the Sport Management Teaching and Research Group and Institute of Sport and Leisure Policy in this world-class School. You will have a Doctorate in an appropriate field, teaching experience in Higher Education, and a proven track record of research appropriate to appointment at Lecturer level. The successful applicant will contribute to teaching and research in one of the following areas of expertise within the Institute of Sport and Leisure Policy: Sport Management, Policy Analysis, Olympic Studies, and Globalisation. Applicants with an interest in the Olympic Movement would be especially welcome.

This post is available from 1st October 2008 or as soon as possible thereafter.

School details can be found at

Curriculum Vitae will only be accepted if accompanied by a completed University application form.

Informal Discussions
For informal discussions, please contact Professor Barrie Houlihan by email ( or on 01509 226364

You can write with informal enquiries to: School of Sport and Exercise Sciences, Loughborough University, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 3TU

Printed copies of these documents can be obtained from the contact shown below:

Job Description
Conditions of Employment
Application Form
Equal Opportunities Form

Applications to:
Completed application forms and equal opportunities forms should be sent, by email or post, to the contact shown below. Please quote the relevant job reference in all correspondence.

Personnel Services


Personnel Services, Loughborough University, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 3TU

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

RA/POSTDOC: School of Sport, Tourism and The Outdoors

School of Sport, Tourism and The Outdoors
Research Assistant / Post Doctoral Research Assistant in Social Science of Sport
Salary: Grade E/F

Applications are invited for a Research Assistant / Post Doctoral Research Assistant position within the newly established School of Sport, Tourism and The Outdoors. The successful candidate will work with John Horne, the new Professor of Sport and Sociology, on a number of research projects in the social science of sport. Candidates will be interested in working on such topics as: sport and globalization, mega-events and sport (e.g. the Olympic Games and Football World Cup), consumer culture, diversity and inequality, sport and social theory, and sport in East Asian societies.

The post holder must have at least a good first degree in sport studies, sociology or another relevant social science discipline (2.1 is the minimum requirement) and preferably should have a postgraduate Masters or a doctoral qualification (essential for the post-doctoral level appointment). Excellent communication and research skills, a high degree of initiative and independence, and the ability to convey research findings clearly and effectively are desirable attributes.

The post will be funded for three years in the first instance.

Informal enquiries may be made to Professor John Horne (via email ). For further information about the School of Sport, Tourism and the Outdoors please visit our website:

Reference number: 321A-19-09
Closing date: 3 October 2008 at 4pm
Interviews will be held 27th October 2008

Dr John Horne
Professor of Sport and Sociology
School of Sport, Tourism and the Outdoors
Greenbank Building
University of Central Lancashire
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1772 894235
Fax: +44 (0)1772 892927

Monday, September 15, 2008


Asheville, North Carolina
May 22-25, 2009

The 37th annual convention of the North American Society for Sport History (NASSH) will be held in Asheville, North Carolina, May 22-25, 2009. (Information about accommodations and travel will be sent later.)

The Program Committee encourages all NASSH members and others interested in sport history to think about research presentation possibilities for the convention. Abstracts may be submitted for individual papers (20 minutes) or for complete sessions (95 minutes – typically, but not necessarily, composed of 3 presenters at 20 minutes each, a commentator at 20 minutes, and discussion at 15 minutes). Proposals for complete sessions are strongly encouraged.

All submissions will be evaluated by the Program Committee (Maureen Smith [Chair], Carly Adams, Laura Chase, Russell Field, Steve Gietschier, Tara Magdalinski, Malcolm MacLean, and Gary Osmond) according to their individual merit, contribution to the field, and potential contribution as components of the total program. Proposals that do not provide all the information requested will be returned to the author(s). The deadline for the submission of proposals is December 1, 2008. Please contact Maureen Smith, Program Chair, with any questions at or 916-278-6237.

Program Committee:
Carly Adams
Laura Chase
Russell Field
Steve Gietschier
Tara Magdalinski
Malcolm MacLean
Gary Osmond
Maureen Smith, Chair


Guidelines for Individual Papers:
1. Include author’s name, phone number, and postal and email addresses.
2. Include title and abstract of the paper. The abstract should include the question(s) addressed in the paper, the evidence to be used, a precise statement of the argument and conclusions, and what significance the paper has to our understanding of sport history (500 words).
3. Suggest the type of NASSH conference session for which this paper might be appropriate.
4. Submit copies of the complete proposal by December 1, 2008 to the Program Committee (see email addresses listed above). Early proposals are appreciated.

Guidelines for Complete Sessions:
1. Include names, phone numbers, and postal and e-mail addresses for the session organizer and all participants (moderator, speakers, and commentator). It is requested that you select a commentator for the session, or provide suggestions as to individuals who would be appropriate.
2. Include title and abstract of the session. The session abstract should include a discussion of its theme and argument, a description of the relationship among the papers, and a statement about the significance of the session to our understanding of sport history (250 words).
3. Include title and abstract for each individual papers. The abstracts should include the question(s) addressed in the papers, the evidence to be used, a precise statement of the argument and conclusions, and what significance the papers have to our understanding of sport history (500 words each maximum).
4. Submit copies of the complete proposal by December 1, 2008 to the Program Committee (see email addresses listed above). Early proposals are appreciated.

1. Persons whose papers are accepted by the program committee must agree to present the paper in person and to attend and participate in other convention sessions.
2. Each presenter must be a NASSH member in good standing.
3. Each presenter must be registered for the conference.
4. Except for supporting graduate students through the Roberta Park Fund (see below), NASSH pays no honoraria nor any other expenses for speakers to prepare papers or to attend the convention.
5. Papers are to be original work, not published or presented in full elsewhere.
6. Persons whose abstracts are accepted by the program committee must deliver the paper summarized by the abstract and not some other piece of work.
7. Only one major paper may be presented by an individual at a NASSH convention. (A presenter may, however, also moderate a session or serve as a commentator.)
8. Presenters should not be the moderator of the session in which they present.
9. Presenters must prepare final abstracts of about 500 words for publication in the annual NASSH PROCEEDINGS.
10. Moderators will firmly enforce time limits for papers. Speakers should plan on no more than two minutes per page (typewritten, double-spaced, 25 lines).
11. Requests for audiovisual equipment (be specific about what technology you need) should be made directly to the convention manager.
12. The deadline for submitting completed papers to commentator(s) and to other members of the session is April 1, 2009. Commentators have some autonomy in working with presenters on this deadline.

Implicit Agreement To Attend Conference:
Submission of abstract(s) indicates the intent of presenter(s) to register for the conference at the appropriate conference fee and to be available to present May 23-25, 2009.

Roberta Park Award Guidelines

Graduate students who have a paper accepted for the NASSH convention in Asheville, NC are eligible to apply for a grant from the Roberta Park Fund. Annual interest on this fund is divided among the applicants to help defray the costs of travel and accommodation at the convention. Exact amounts of these grants vary from year to year.
To apply for a grant from the Park Fund, you should:
-indicate your interest on your submitted abstract,
-include the name and email address of your graduate program advisor.
This financial support will be paid to you by NASSH Secretary-Treasurer Ron Smith at the convention in Asheville, NC.

CFP: Transnational Scholars for the Study of Gender and Sport

Call for Papers

4th Meeting of the
Transnational Scholars for the Study of Gender and Sport
from November 27-30, 2008 in Ludwigsburg, Germany

From November 27-30, 2008 the 4th Meeting of Transnational Scholars for the Study of Gender and Sport will be organized at the Pädagogische Hochschule Ludwigsburg (Ludwigsburg University of Education) in Germany by Dr. Annette R. Hofmann and Dr. Heike Tiemann.

The aim of this transdisciplinary seminar is to discuss research on gender and sport and women in the world of sports with a historical, sociological or pedagogical focus.
The goals of the meeting are to include scholars from diverse cultures and to provide a forum for young scholars to present their research.

The Pädagogische Hochschule Ludwigsburg is located close to Stuttgart and can be reached from the Stuttgart Airport or the Stuttgart main station by subway. We plan to start the meeting in the evening of November 27. Further details will be send to the participants by the beginning of November.

For further information please contact Dr. Annette R. Hofmann (, Dr. Heike Tiemann ( or Dr. Susan Bandy (

Registration Fee
PhD Students: 50 €
All other: 80 €

Abstracts should be admitted to Annette R. Hofmann or Heike Tiemann until October 20, 2008. They should be no longer than 250 words.


Free accomodation in the gym. All you need to bring is your sleeping bag. 5€ will be charged for the breakfast

Hotel Krauthof
Single Room 50€ (including breakfast)
Double Room 80€ (including breakfast)

Please make your own reservations under the following address:

Beihinger Str. 27, 71642 Ludwigsburg
Tel: 07141 50 88 0 / Fax: 50 88 77

Saturday, September 13, 2008

JOB: Assistant Professor of Sport Sciences (Sociology of Sport), University of the Pacific

Assistant Professor of Sport Sciences (Sociology of Sport)

The University of the Pacific, a private comprehensive University of 6300 students, approximately 530 faculty and more than 1150 staff located on its three beautiful campuses in Northern California, invites nominations and applications for the position of assistant professor in the sociology of sport/physical activity for fall 2009 (tenure-track).

Position Responsibilities
The successful candidate will teach sport sociology and assist in the sport pedagogy concentration according to areas of expertise. The faculty member will also teach in the University's general education program, and is expected to contribute to the interdisciplinary nature of the sport sciences curriculum. Standard teaching loads are alternating semesters of 2 and 3 courses. The position requires advising, University service, and the maintenance of a research agenda in the field.

Doctorate in sport sciences, education, or related field required at the time of appointment (ABD considered with defense date prior to August 2009). Ability to teach undergraduate and graduate sport sociology as well as any of the following classes: elementary, secondary or adapted physical education, methods of physical education, team or individual sports, assessment and evaluation, or research methods. Preference will be given to candidates with evidence of successful teaching in college and/or K-12 settings, experience working with diverse student populations, an active research agenda, a record of scholarly publication, and participation in professional organizations.

Departmental Description
The Department of Sport Sciences has 8 faculty members serving approximately 250 undergraduate and 10-12 graduate students. The undergraduate program features degrees in sport sciences and athletic training. Some departmental courses, including sport sociology, are offered in the University's general education program.

To Apply
Nominations and/or applications, accompanied by a letter of interest, current curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three references, should be submitted no later than November 1, 2008. Please direct any questions, inquires, or submissions to Pete Schroeder, Chair Search Committee, Univerity of the Pacific 3601 Pacific Avenue, Stockton, CA 95211; email

We offer a competitive compensation package including tuition remission. Pacific is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to broadening the diversity of its workforce. Please see for an on-line application or apply at Department of Human Resources, University of the Pacific, 3601 Pacific Avenue, Stockton, CA 95211.

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

CFP: Special issue: Cultural Foundations of Sport & Tourism

Call for Papers

Journal of Sport & Tourism

Special issue: Cultural Foundations of Sport & Tourism

Deadline for submission: 1 April 2009

Purpose of the special issue:

The activities and interactions of tourists and sportspeople implicate matters of culture. Anthropologists have consequently paid considerable attention to tourism , while others have considered the cultural foundations of sport. Their work has been complemented by anthropological work on events, and by efforts to bring the culture concept to bear on sport subcultures. Yet, sport tourism researchers have barely capitalized on the potentials enabled by these significant intellectual foundations.

This special issue seeks high quality papers that address any issue raised by the intersection of culture with sport and tourism. Papers can be conceptual or empirical, but should contribute to advancing theoretical and/or practical considerations having to do with the cultural foundations of sport tourism.

Requests for further information and expressions of interest should be directed to the Guest Editor for this special issue, Professor Laurence Chalip (

Manuscripts should be sent electronically as an eMail attachment directly to All submissions will be subject to JS&T’s standard double-blind peer review process. Authors should prepare manuscripts according to JS&T’s instructions for authors available on the journal webpages: www.tandf/journals/titles/14775085.asp

Special Issue Contact Details:

Laurence Chalip
Sport Management Program
University of Texas

For example: Erve Chambers, Anthropology of Tourism: An Applied Perspective, State University of New York Press, 1997; Valene Smith (Ed.), Hosts and Guests (2nd ed.), University of Pennsylvania Press, 1989.
For example: Kendall Blanchard, The Anthropology of Sport: An Introduction (rev. ed.), Bergin & Garvey, 1995; Robert Sands, Anthropology, Sport, and Culture, Bergin & Garvey, 1999.
For example: Don Handelman, Models and Mirrors: Towards an Anthropology of Public Events, Cambridge University Press, 1990; Victor Turner, The Anthropology of Performance, JAI Press, 1986.
For example: B.C. Green, “Leveraging Subculture and Identity to Promote Sport Events, Sport Management Review, 2001, pp. 1-19; Belinda Wheaton, “After Sport Culture: Rethinking Sport and Post-Subcultural Theory”, Journal of Sport & Social Issues, 2007, pp. 283-307.

CFP: 16th ANNUAL SPRING TRAINING CONFERENCE on the Historical and Sociological Impact of Baseball

NINE: A Journal of Baseball History and Culture announces THE 16th ANNUAL SPRING TRAINING CONFERENCE on the Historical and Sociological Impact of Baseball

March 12-15, 2009

Clarion Hotel Tucson Airport--Tucson, Arizona

Call for Papers

The NINE Spring Training Conference invites original, unpublished papers that study all aspects of baseball, with particular emphasis on history and social policy implications. Abstracts only, not to exceed 300 words, should be submitted by December 1, 2008, to:

NINE Spring Training Conference
c/o Trey Strecker
Department of English
Ball State University
Muncie, Indiana 47306-0460

Email abstracts are preferred. Authors will be notified as quickly as possible whether their papers have been accepted. Authors are required to register for the conference and present their work in person.

The conference will include morning sessions, a Saturday evening banquet, and opportunities for afternoon field research.

Keynote Speaker: Peter Morris

Peter Morris s name is familiar to baseball scholars everywhere. His books include Baseball Fever: Early Baseball in Michigan, a study of the game from 1840 to 1875 (winner of the 2004 Seymour Medal and a Michigan Notable Book), and the two-volume A Game of Inches: The Stories Behind the Innovations That Shaped Baseball (recipient of the 2006 Seymour Medal and Casey Award). In 2008, Morris published Level Playing Fields: How the Groundskeeping Murphy Brothers Shaped Baseball and But Didn't We Have Fun? An Informal History of Baseball s Pioneer Era.

Featured Guest: Arnold Hano

Acclaimed author Arnold Hano will host Thursday s Cy Seymour Baseball Story-Telling session. Hano s A Day in the Bleachers is a classic piece of baseball literature. He is the award-winning writer and editor of numerous articles, anthologies, and books on baseball and other subjects. Hano received the Sidney Hillman Award in 1963 for his article on California farm labor, "The Burned Out Americans," which appeared in Saga Magazine.


Conference registration forms are available online on the new NINE website at

The $175 conference registration fee includes the Saturday evening banquet and tickets for two spring training games, if paid prior to December 1, 2008. After December 1st, the conference fee will be $195, and game tickets are not guaranteed.

Attendees can register in one of two ways. Those wishing to pay online may use PayPal through the link provided on the NINE website. Those wishing to pay by check can print their registration information (name, mailing address, phone, email, and academic affliation [if applicable]) and send it along with their conference fee to:

Dan and Jean Ardell
P. O. Box 482
Corona del Mar, CA 92625

For further information about conference registration, please email Dan Ardell at or Jean Ardell at

For hotel reservations, contact the Clarion Hotel Tucson Airport, 6901 South Tucson Boulevard, Tucson, AZ 85706: 1-800-526-0550. Rates are $89.00/single; $99.00/double. To ensure the conference rate, rooms must be booked prior to March 5, 2009. When booking, be sure to mention NINE: A Journal of Baseball History and Culture.

Friday, September 05, 2008

JOB: University of Maryland

University of Maryland

Department of Kinesiology
School of Public Health
Assistant Professors in Translational Kinesiology with emphasis in
Physical Activity Intervention

The Department of Kinesiology at the University of Maryland-College Park ( is
seeking three faculty members with expertise in physical activity intervention and/or epidemiology. These
positions offer an excellent opportunity to join a dynamic faculty of Kinesiology that is committed to
strengthening its impact in the area of physical activity intervention. The department has strong research
programs in cognitive motor neuroscience, exercise physiology, and physical cultural studies and a PhD
program that is ranked 3rd nationally. This is an interdisciplinary departmental environment in which
collaborations within the department, school, and campus programs are expected and encouraged. In these
three positions, the Department of Kinesiology seeks strong scholars with backgrounds in Kinesiology who
are committed to translating kinesiological research into interventional programs that have an impact. The
successful candidates for these positions will be scholars whose physical intervention emphasis is in one or
more of the following areas: behavioral physical activity intervention; physical activity epidemiology;
and/or, socio-cultural correlates of physical activity.

Qualifications: Doctorate in kinesiology or related field, evidence of a sustainable and focused research
program, evidence of a productive publication history, and strong potential to attract significant extramural
funding. Experience in clinical or interventional research, evidence of working in communities diverse in
age and ethnicity would be desirable. The candidate’s research should be consistent with the goals of a
department of Kinesiology and a School of Public Health.

Responsibilities: Develop and maintain a nationally recognized program of original research, including
collaborative activities with current faculty. Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the candidate’s
area of expertise that complement existing curricular offerings. Develop and maintain an externally funded
research program.

Salary: Competitive and commensurate with qualifications.

Location: College Park is ideally situated between metropolitan Washington, D.C., and Baltimore. This
area offers unique opportunities for collaborative activities with federal laboratories and agencies as well as
a number of other research universities.

Appointment: 9 month tenure-track appointment to begin on August 23, 2009, but an earlier start date is

Closing Date: Reviewing application materials will begin October 20, 2008. The search will continue until
a suitable candidate is identified.

Application: Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. Candidates should submit a
curriculum vita, a statement of research focus including current and planned research activities, copies of
selected research/scholarly articles, and the names and contact information (telephone and email) of 3
references to Ms. Irene Hruzd. Please address any questions regarding the position to Dr. James Hagberg,
Search Committee Chair (email: phone: 301.405.2487).

All materials should be directed to:
Ms. Irene Hruzd
Department of Kinesiology
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742-2611
Phone: 301.405.2453 Fax:301.405.5578 E-Mail:


Thursday, September 04, 2008

JOB: Academic Department Head, Human Performance, Dance, and Recreation - New Mexico State Univ.

Requisition #2007001850

Due to several recent retirements in the Department of Human Performance, Dance and Recreation, many new positions are available.

Academic Department Head, Human Performance, Dance, and Recreation

Appointment: Full-time, 12-month appointment, Tenure Track

Salary: Competitive, commensurate with qualifications and experience

Rank: Associate or Full Professor

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 and basic instruction programs.

Responsibilities: The Department of Human Performance, Dance, and Recreation (HPDR) has eight tenure-track faculty, one professional staff and over 20 part-time instructors. The person filling this position will be responsible for administering a multi-faceted department that includes four different degree programs: kinesiology (with five separate areas of concentration), physical education teacher education, athletic training education, and dance. The Department of HPDR has programs and laboratories in three separate facilities consisting of four academic laboratories and two dance studios. The main offices are housed in the Delamater Activity Center which is made up of three gymnasiums, a cardio room with an indoor climbing wall, a weight room, a student/faculty/staff wellness center, a combative room, an indoor cycling room, a multi-purpose room, extensive outdoor field areas and a natatorium with indoor and outdoor pools.

Benefits: Group medical and hospital insurance, group life insurance, long-term disability insurance, state educational retirement, workers' compensation, sick leave, annual leave, and unemployment compensation. Opportunity for educational advancement.

Applications: Send via email, mail or fax: letter of interest, curriculum vita, unofficial transcripts, names and telephone numbers of at least three references to:

Carolyn Aragon
Department Head Search Committee
Box 30001, MSC 3M
New Mexico State University
Las Cruces, NM 88003-0001
Phone (575) 646-2215; Fax (575) 646-4065
Email (

Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2008 and continue until the position is filled.

New Mexico State University is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer. Offer of employment contingent upon verification of individual's eligibility for employment in the United States. All offers of employment, oral and written, are contingent on the university's verification of credentials and other information required by federal law, state law, and NMSU policies/procedures, and will include the completion of a criminal history check.

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 : 575-646-2215
Fax : 575-646-4065
Mrs. Carolyn Aragon
Department Head Search Committee
Human Performance, Dance and Recreation
New Mexico State University
Box 30001, MSC 3M
Las Cruces, NM 88003

CFP: The Consumption and the Representation of Lifestyle sport

Second Call for papers: Special Issue of Sport and Society,
‘The Consumption and the Representation of Lifestyle sport’. Extended deadline

The deadline for this special issues has now been extended to 30th October 2008.

Guest editor Belinda Wheaton, University of Brighton

This special issue seeks to explore the changing representation and consumption of lifestyle sport in the twenty-first century.

Since their emergence in the 1960s, lifestyle sports (also termed action sport, extreme sports, adventure sports, and so on) have experienced unprecedented growth both in participation, and in their increased visibility across public and private space. In Britain, for example, the BBC draws on imagery of street-running, surfing and kite flying between programmes to ‘identify’ the station, and in the USA extreme sport has featured on a postal stamp (Rinehart & Sydor, 2003, p. 1). The allure and excitement of lifestyle sport has been appropriated to sell every kind of product imaginable, and they have been the focus of numerous ‘mainstream’ television shows and films such as Blue Crush, Stone Monkey, Kids, Jackass and Dogtown and Z-Boys that present the danger but also the vertigo inspired by the sports. Specialist magazines such as On the Edge, Boards, Carve and Wavelength fill newsagent’s shelves, and are sustained by a multi-million dollar industry selling commodities and lifestyles to ‘hard-core’ aficionados and grazers alike. Furthermore, these representations of lifestyle sports provide images of ‘adventure’ and risk, demonstrating what Beck describes as the importance of experiencing danger and ‘living life to the full’ in a ‘risk society’. Possible topics for papers in the context of representation might include:

o Representations of lifestyle sports through place and space: in film, subcultural media, television, advertising.
o The relationship between global and local representations
o Ethics and values expressed in subcultural and mainstream representations of adventure sports
o Lifestyle sports and new media technologies.
o Media Parody - extreme ironing, extreme housework.
o The meaning and representation of risk in late modernity.
o How lifestyle sports imagery reproduces neo-liberal ideologies of the body, heath and consumer-citizenship.
o What part does the media and internet play in representing these activities and their cultures?

Lifestyle Sports cultures are also enjoying a period of unprecedented growth and transformation. As outlined in Wheaton (2004) participation in many lifestyle sports continues to grow, outpacing the growth of a number of ‘big league’ traditional sports, both among the ‘traditional’ consumer markets of (white western) teenage boys, and increasingly among older men, women and girls. A vibrant and highly profitable global and local consumer industry is driving these activities, and has seen rapid expansion and diversification, with consumer products ranging from board and decks to the ever expanding ‘sport style.’ Local, national, trans-national and global networks of lifestyle sports ‘subcultures’ have traditionally been linked by travel and the specialist sub cultural media, predominantly magazines and videos/DVDs. Yet increasingly these media forms have been supported and superseded by the internet with enthusiasts, clubs and commercial organisations setting up websites and chartrooms providing information about venues, news and local activities. However, these shifts have lead to changes in the meanings, experiences and identities of lifestyle sport cultures, particularly as participants attempt to retain their subcultural identities in the face of increasing popularity and widespread commercialisation. Central questions include:

o How have process of globalisation impacted the cultures, identities, and industries of lifestyle sport? Are there differences locally, nationally and trans-locally? Do lifestyle sports participants display a post-national cosmopolitan disposition? What is the relationship of lifestyle sport to (the politics of) environmentalism?
o Are these activities subcultures or are formulations such as neo-tribes more useful ways of conceptualising these sporting cultures?
o What is the relationship between the mass and micro medias, and between these different medias and the sports lived cultures?
o How are the experiences of identity and difference changing in this period of rampant commercialisation? Have they been wholly appropriated or are there new and different sites and expressions of subcultural ‘resistance’?
o How is inclusion, exclusion and the discourse of subcultural authenticity related to difference, particularly the intersections of gender, ‘race’, (hetro)sexuality, disability and age?
o Emerging lifestyle sports such as parkour, and kitesurfing and their interaction with popular culture.
o What are the experiences of those on the periphery of the subcultures, be they weekend warriors, grazers, ‘surf widow’s, spectators, or those who experience (many) lifestyle sport/s through tourism and others forms of commercial provision.

Papers on any aspect of lifestyle sport representation or consumption are welcome but we are particularly interested in papers that examine lifestyle sport outside of the global ‘core’.

Rinehart, R., & Sydor, S. (Eds.). (2003). To the Extreme: Alternative sports, inside and out. Albany: State University of New York Press.

Wheaton, B. (Ed.). (2004). Understanding lifestyle sports: Consumption, identity and difference. London: Routledge.

Information for contributors

Texts should reach the guest editor by email before September 30, 2008, and should include:

1) Typescripts in .rtf or .doc format;
2) A title page with the title of the paper and the name(s) of contributor(s) and institutional affiliation for each one; acknowledgements (expression of thanks, sources of financing); mailing addresses. The first page of the typescript must not include the name(s) or coordinates of the contributor(s);
3) An abstract: one paragraph of no more than 150 words.

Tables, figures and notes must be correctly inserted within the text. Pictures and photos require original resolution of no less than 130 ppi.

Contact info for guest editor Belinda Wheaton:

Manuscripts should be between 6000-8000 words. For detail on the journal house style see

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

CFP: Special Issue on “International Sports Marketing”

Call for Papers

Journal of Business & Industrial Marketing

Special Issue on “International Sports Marketing”

Guest Editors: Vanessa Ratten and Hamish Ratten

Sport is an international business orientated industry. Sporting organizations offer a number of marketing campaigns to businesses and organizations in order to compete globally. An important part of the sport industry is retaining and attracting businesses and organizations (Farrelly and Quester, 2005). Sports clubs do this by offering a variety of different marketing ideas designed to attract different business demographics. It is vital for academics and practitioners in the sports industry to understand which business and industrial orientated factors are the most successful in encouraging business and organizational loyalty. The aim of this special journal issue is to understand in more detail the way business and industrial marketing works in the sports industry.

In the United States sport is the eleventh largest industry and impacts many other sectors such as technology and education (Danylchuk, Doherty, Nicholson and Stewart, 2008). Much of the marketing that occurs in the sport industry is business related as sports teams such as those in the NBA, NHL and MLB market their products and services to other businesses (Irwin, Zwick and Sutton, 1999). Likewise non-profit sporting organizations and universities market themselves to corporate sponsors. The way sporting companies and organizations utilize marketing strategies to businesses differs from the way they interact with the general public (Wolfe, Meenaghan and O’Sullivan, 2002).

Often the business and industrial marketing that occurs in sporting organizations revolves around international brand management and global networks (Olkkonen, 2001). International business-to-business marketing is an important part of the global economy (Johnston and Spekman, 1995). We hope the special journal issue will encourage debate on issues related to business and industrial marketing from diverse sporting industry contexts from around the world. Particularly interesting is the difference between business-to-business marketing in emerging and developed economies (Pels, Brodie and Johnston, 2004).

Papers from academics and practitioners in the sports field are sought. The special issue will examine how a company or organization in the sports industry or involved with sports markets its goods/services/ideas to another company or organization. Papers that take an interdisciplinary perspective in understanding business-to-business and industrial marketing in the sports industry are encouraged. Contributions to this special issue should present new theories or research about business and industrial marketing in the sports context. All types of research paradigms including case studies, qualitative and quantitative analysis, conceptual and empirical research are welcome. Examples of possible topics that will be examined in the special industry include:

What the quality of business-to-business marketing is in the sports industry?
How to plan business-to-business marketing in sports?
What are international comparative examples of sports business-to-business marketing?
How to market successfully in sports?
What are the latest and most innovative business-to-business marketing practices in sports?
What important insights into sports-based business-to-business marketing behavior are there?
How does non-profit business-to-business marketing differ to profit business-to-business marketing in sports?
What competition in sports does there exist between business-to-business marketing firms?
What distribution channels are involved in selling sports related products and services to other businesses?
What is the role of media distribution in sports?
What does new product development between sporting organizations and other businesses contain?
How to organize sports marketing for international growth?
What types of relationship marketing exists in sports?
How can you manage a successful salesforce in sports?
What is the buying culture of sports related products?

Process for the submission of papers:
Papers submitted must not have been published, accepted for publication, or presently be under consideration for publication. Submissions should be approximately 6,000 words in length. Submissions to the Journal of Business and Industrial Marketing must be made using the ScholarOne Manuscript Central system: . A separate title page must be uploaded containing the title, author/s, and contact information for the author(s). For additional guidelines please see the “Notes for Contributors” from a recent issue of the Journal of Business and Industrial Marketing, or see the home page at . Suitable articles will be subjected to a double-blind review; hence authors should not identify themselves in the body of the paper.

Call for papers deadline: May 30th 2009

Please address questions to the special issue editors:

Dr. Vanessa Ratten
Assistant Professor
A.J. Palumbo School of Business Administration
Duquesne University
Pittsburgh PA 15282 USA

Hamish Ratten
Corporate Mergers Attorney
Clayton Utz
Queensland 4001 Australia

Danylchuk, K.E., Doherty, A., Nicholson, M. and Stewart, B. (2008), “International sport management: creating an international learning and teaching community”, International Journal of Sport Management and Marketing, Vol. 4 No. 2/3, pp. 125-145.
Farrelly, F.J. and Quester, P.G. (2005), “Examining important relationship quality constructs of the focal sponsorship exchange”, Industrial Marketing Management, Vol. 34 No. 3, pp. 211-219.
Irwin, R., Zwick, D. and Sutton, W.A. (1999), “Assessing organizational attributes contributing to marketing excellence in American professional sports franchises”, European Journal of Marketing, Vol. 33 No. 4/5, pp. 314-328.
Johnston, W. and Spekman, R.E. (1995), “Special section on international industrial (business-to-business) marketing”, Journal of Business Research, Vol. 32 No. 1, pp. 19-20.
Olkkonen, R. (2001), “Case study: the network approach to international sport sponsorship arrangement”, Journal of Business & Industrial Marketing, Vol. 16 No. 4, pp. 309-329.
Pels, J., Brodie, R.J. and Johnston, W.J. (2004), “Benchmarking business-to-business marketing practices in emerging and developed economies: Argentina compared to the USA and New Zealand”, Journal of Business & Industrial Marketing, Vol. 19 No. 6, pp. 386-396.
Wolfe, R., Meenaghan, T. and O’Sullivan, P. (2002), “The sports network: insights into the shifting balance of power”, Journal of Business Research, Vol. 55 No. 7, pp. 611-622.

Seminar: Chicago Seminar on Sport and Culture



2008-2009 SCHEDULE

We are pleased to invite you to the Chicago Seminar on Sport and Culture at the Newberry Library, co-sponsored by Northeastern Illinois University and North Central College. All sessions begin at 3:30 PM. The lectures are open to the public at no charge. The Newberry Library is located at 60 W. Walton, Chicago, IL.

Sept. 19, 2008

“A Battle Between Men”: Boxing and Race Relations between African Americans and Spanish speakers before the Second World War*

Brian D. Bunk,
Dept. of History,
University of Massachusetts, Amherst

*This paper will be available to attendees upon request on Sept. 10.

Oct. 17, 2008

Modern Diana: Women and the Making of Sport Hunting, 1870-1920

Andrea Smalley, Ph.D
Dept. of History
Northern Illinois University

Nov. 14, 2008

The Borders of Free Agency: Dominican Athletes in the Baseball World, 1975-2006

Daniel Gilbert
Ph.d Candidate
Dept. of History
Yale University

Dec. 5, 2008

Leutwiler’s Indian: Creating “Indian” Tradition at the University of Illinois.

Jennifer Guiliano
Ph.D. Candidate,
Department of History
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

April 3, 2009

Body by Weimar: Athletes, Gender, and German Modernity

Erik Jensen
Dept. of History
Miami of Ohio University

May 8, 2009

Governing Baseball: A History of the Relationship between Government and Major League Baseball

Christopher W. Schmidt
Visiting Scholar
American Bar Foundation
Visiting Associate Professor of Law
Chicago-Kent College of Law

Steve Riess
Gerry Gems,
Co-Chairs, The Chicago Seminar on Sport and Culture.

For further information, contact Steve Riess at 773 442 5631 or

JOB: Assistant Professor, Sport Humanities, UT-Austin

Assistant Professor Position in Sport Humanities

Applications are invited for a tenure-track position (Assistant Professor) with a 9-month appointment in the Department of Kinesiology & Health Education at The University of Texas at Austin. Candidates should have a doctoral degree in Sport History, Sport Philosophy, or other field in the Sport Humanities, Social Sciences of Sport, or Sport Management; an established record of scholarly publication with an emphasis on sport history, sport philosophy, or related areas; demonstrated potential for extramural funding; and the ability to teach classes in sport history, sport philosophy, sport law, sports and media, or other allied areas of the sport humanities and social sciences. Responsibilities include: scholarly research and publication; recruiting graduate students and supervising theses and dissertations; teaching undergraduate courses in the new major in Physical Culture and Sports; teaching graduate courses suitable for students in Sport Studies and Sport Management; d) seeking extramural funding; and, e) participating in the advising of Sport Management interns.

To apply, send a letter of application including a statement of research, funding, and teaching interests; a curriculum vitae; reprints/preprints of published articles; and three letters of recommendation to: Committee Chair, Physical Culture and Sports Search, c/o Dolores Groves, Room 107, Anna Hiss Gym, Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, 1 University Station, A2000, Austin, Texas 78712-0360.

For additional information contact the search committee chair, Jan Todd, Ph.D., at: Deadline for applications is October 10, 2008. The University of Texas is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Contact Information:

E-mail :
Phone : 512-471-4890
Dr. Jan Todd
Kinesiology & Health Education
The University of Texas
Anna Hiss Gym #107, A2000
Kinesiology & Health Ed. Univ. of Texas
Austin , TX 78712

CFP: Junctures: The Journal for Thematic Dialogue

Junctures: The Journal for Thematic Dialogue is calling for submissions for its special issue on the theme of “Island.” Please take a look at our web site to see samples of previous issues. We are looking for creative work (visual and written, fiction and non-fiction) and scholarly material from any discipline on this theme. Submissions should be of high calibre, have an explicit relationship to the theme of Island, and should be written for a general intellectual readership. Detailed instructions to submissions are attached, and can be found on-line at

Please pass this message on to your associates and colleagues.

Junctures is a peer-reviewed, international journal which is indexed by Thomson Gale and EBSCO, and provides full, free direct access on line.

Annemarie Jutel, RN, PhD

CFP: **New Journal** Nordic Sport Studies Forum

Announcement of New Journal and Call for Contributions
Malmö University, in Sweden, and, the Nordic sport science web forum, are proud to announce a new academic journal in the field of sport studies, Nordic Sport Studies Forum (NSSF,

Nordic Sport Studies Forum is a peer reviewed journal published online, and available free of charge in accordance with the emerging new concept for scientific publishing, Open Access. The Journal is discipline neutral, accepting original theoretical and empirical research contributions from any and all academic disciplines within the humanities and social sciences, including, but by no means limited to, sociology, psychology, pedagogy, economy, law, media studies, ethnology, philosophy, history, cultural studies, gender studies, leisure studies.

Given the multi-disciplinary approach, there are few submission guidelines. Articles should not exceed 7000 words. Manuscripts should be sent to the Editor in compliance with the conditions necessitated by the anonymous review process. Further details are available on the journal’s homepage,

Announcement of New Journal and Call for Contributions
Malmö University, in Sweden, and, the Nordic sport science web forum, are proud to announce a new academic journal in the field of sport studies, Nordic Sport Studies Forum (NSSF,

The Editorial Board especially encourages Nordic
scholars to contribute to this first peer reviewed academic
sport studies journal in the Nordic countries; however,
author nationality is not a selection critera, and the
journal publishes articles in English as well as in Danish,
Norwegian or Swedish.

Editor: Dr. Kjell E. Eriksson, Malmö University
Assistant Editors: Dr. Karin Book and Dr. Ingela Kolfjord, Malmö University