Friday, February 29, 2008

SYMPOSIUM: 25th International Council for Physical Activity and Fitness Research

25th International Council for Physical Activity and Fitness Research
Where Physical Activity, Nutrition, and Body Composition Meet

Loma Linda University
Wong Kerlee International Conference Center
Loma Linda, California, USA

This symposium will focus on a quality of life most conducive to
health and well-being through the promotion of physical activity and
proper nutritional intake. Leading academicians, practitioners and
researchers will provide updates on the latest scientific advances.

Presentation Highlights

Effects of Diabetes Education on Body Composition and Diabetes Control in Hispanics
Zaida Cordero-MacIntyre, PhD, PharmD, MPH, Loma Linda University

Exercise and Bone Macroarchitecture: Is childhood a window of opportunity for osteoporosis prevention?
Scott Going, PhD, University of Arizona

Physical Activity and Bone Health in Children
Toivo Jurimae, PhD, University of Tartu, Estonia

Long-term Weight Loss and Chronic Disease
Tim Lohman, PhD, University of Arizona

Physical Activity Interventions: Innovative Interventions for People and Places
Willem van Mechelen, MD, PhD, University Medical Center, Amsterdam

Eating Disorders in Sport: Theoretical and Applied Issues
Claudio Robazza, PhD, University of Chieti, Italy

Promising Strategies for Increasing Physical Activity in Entire Communities
James F. Sallis, PhD, San Diego State University

Can Biology and Psychology Converge in the Study of the Body?
Franco Viviani, PhD, University of Padua, Italy

For Information and Registration:

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Position: Journal Editor

Call for Editor

Applicants Sought for Editor of the Sociology of Sport Journal

Deadline: March 21, 2008 or until Editor is named

NASSS seeks applications and nominations for the position of Editor of the
Sociology of Sport Journal (SSJ). The official term is for a minimum of
three years.

Qualification and requirements of candidates: Key qualities sought for the
position of editor: an established record of scholarship; managerial skills
to oversee the editorial cycle and meet deadlines; and the ability to
attract respected experts to his or her editorial advisory board.

Major responsibilities include:

*managing the peer review of approximately 200 manuscripts per year,

*deciding which manuscripts to publish,

*selecting a sufficient pool of competent reviewers to reach conclusions
and make decisions on manuscripts in a timely fashion,

*identifying and appointing qualified members to the editorial advisory

*providing a clear vision for the direction of the Journal.

Applicants should have recognized expertise in the field, possess editorial
experience, and be able to lead an active editorial board in working
effectively with publishing professionals. Applicants must have clear
employer or institutional support for this activity for the duration of the
appointment, including release time as necessary and general office

NASSS provides a stipend that has been used to offset the costs associated
with hiring editorial assistants.

The SSJ Editorial Board and the NASSS Board of Directors are currently
discussing changes to the structure of the journal's editorship, including
adding one or more associate editors to assist in the review process. These
changes have to be approved by the NASSS membership before they take
effect, but the Search Committee Chair, Richard King, will be happy to
discuss the proposed changes with potential candidates.

Search procedure: Applicants will be reviewed by the Search Committee
immediately after the deadline submission date. The application packet
should include:

* A Vision Statement: Set forth your goals and plans for the content of
the Journal. This may include an assessment of the current strengths,
weaknesses, or gaps that you plan to address and how you will
your plan.


*Names of at least three references

*A Statement of Institutional Support: It is important for candidates to
consider and address the feasibility of serving as editor in light of the
resources likely to be available to the editor candidate.

C. Richard King
Associate Professor and Chair

Department of Comparative Ethnic Studies
Washington State University
P.O. Box 644010
Pullman, WA 99164-4010

Office: 509-335-5113
Fax: 509-335-8338

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

JOB: Clinical Assistant Professor in Human Movement Sciences

Clinical Assistant Professor in Human Movement Sciences (two positions)

The Department of Human Movement Sciences (College of Health Sciences) at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee is seeking motivated & experienced professionals from the Health/Fitness & Human Wellness fields for two undergraduate teaching positions. These fulltime 9-month positions will deliver undergraduate instruction such as introductory courses, field experience/work, administration/organization & evaluation of health/fitness programs, and senior internship/seminar.
A full position description (position #3154 & #7777) may be obtained at:

Department of Human Movement Sciences and BS Kinesiology program information can be found at:

Minimum qualifications include an MS degree in Kinesiology or a related field (eg Exercise Science, Fitness Management), excellent written/verbal communication skills and a demonstrated commitment to professional education and the Health & Wellness professions. Three years of progressive professional experience along with some higher education teaching are preferred.

Interested applicants should submit a letter, resume, transcripts and names/contact information of three professional references to:

Dr Margaret C. Duncan, Professor
Chair of the Search and Screen Committee
Department of Human Movement Sciences
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
P.O. Box 413
Milwaukee, WI 53201-0413
Telephone: 414.229.5341 FAX: 414.229.2619

Inquiries can be addressed via email to: mduncan[at]

Review of candidates will begin on 21 March 2008 and continue until the position is filled.

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. The names of those nominees and applicants who have not requested that their identities be withheld and the names of all finalists will be released upon request. For the UWM Campus Security Report, see, or call the Office of Student Life, Mellencamp Hall 118 at (414) 229-4632 for a paper copy.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

CONFERENCE: Contested Consumption, July 31

If any of you are planning to attend the ASA meetings in Boston this year (August 1-4), you might consider coming a day early and participating in the Contested Consumption Conference which will be held at Boston College on July 31, in conjunction with the ASA. Sport is certainly an arena of "Contested Consumption."

The deadline for submission has been extended until March 15.

Here's the conference website, which explains all (click on "Info/Call"):

MA: Coach Education and Sports Development, Bath

The University of Bath
MA in Coach Education and Sports Development

Who is the course for?
The MA in Coach Education and Sports Development is for students who want to develop a
critical understanding of the relationships between sport, coaching, physical activity and the social context.

The one-year full-time programme is specifically designed to enable graduates to advance their careers in a wide range of fields related to sport, coaching, and sports development.

You should apply for a place if you:

• want to enter the sport, coaching, and, physical activity professions
• are already working in coaching and sports development and want to extend your career options
• want to continue your studies perhaps with a view to taking a PhD and working in the
university sector.

Application forms are available at

What will you gain from the course?
The course is designed to give you an in-depth and critical understanding of a wide range of theories and practices associated with sport, culture and coaching. It will enable you to critically analyse:

• the wider social, economic and political significance of sport and coaching
• sport and coaching as diverse experiential forms through which physically active bodies are organized, regulated, trained and consumed
• the psychological foundations of coaching and performance
• the practical and theoretical foundations of coaching pedagogy.

What is the course content?
You would take the following units during the course:

• Sport and Coaching in Context
• Contemporary Theory for Sport, Coaching and Physical Activity
• Coaching, Pedagogy, and Practice
• Advanced in Psychology for Sport, Coaching and Physical Activity
• Research Methods

You are also required to write a Research Dissertation.

During the course you will have access to the University’s sports world-class facilities and the international coaches who work in the Sports Training Village on campus. You can get more information about the course content and the University facilities at:

Who teaches on the course?
All the course lecturers are highly experienced teachers with national and international reputations in coach education and sports development.

Do you require further information?
If you require any further information, please email

Monday, February 11, 2008

STUDY ABROAD: Sport, Commerce & Culture in the Global Marketplace

In conjunction with the University of Maryland, the University of Memphis is once again offering the 'Sport, Commerce & Culture in the Global Marketplace' Study Abroad program in London, England, July 13-26, 2008. The course will be of interest to students interested in international sport business, sport management, cultural studies, sociology of sport, globalization, sport marketing, and the production and consumption of sport. In addition to formal academic lectures and readings the course features lectures from and discussions with industry executives, and 'behind the scenes' tours of the organizations that we visit. The organizations that we regularly visit are BSkyB television company, Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Club, the FA Premier League, Visa, Arsenal Football Club, the Rugby Football Union, UK Sport, and Lord's Cricket Ground.

Students can earn 6 credits (2 courses) for participating in the program (and some former students have even gone on to get positions at the organizations that we visit!)

A major reason for the success of the program in previous years has been the diversity of students that have participated from different universities across North America. In addition to students from the University of Memphis and the University of Maryland, students from Arkansas State University, Clemson University, University of Denver, George Washington University, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of Michigan, Mount Union College, Rice University, University of San Francisco, Towson University, and University of Windsor are among those who have taken part.

I am hoping that you would be willing to publicize the program among folks that might be interested at your institution. If you could post the attached flyer, and/or contact directly any students that you feel may find this program interesting, I would be most appreciative. Please have anybody that would like more information contact me directly ( or visit the website ( In addition to all of the necessary information and application forms, there are also quotes from students and photos from previous trips on the website.

Best wishes,

John Amis, PhD
Associate Professor
Tel.: (901) 678-3065

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Canadian Sport Film Festival, May 15-18

The Canadian Sport Film Festival, which will host its first annual
festival in Toronto on May 15-18, 2008. The festival will feature
films that use sport, physical activity, recreation, dance, and play
to explore social issues in insightful and entertaining ways.

Saturday, February 09, 2008

JOB: Department Chair, Health & Human Performance, UWisconsin

Department Chair, Health & Human Performance
Institution: University of Wisconsin - River Falls
Location: River Falls, WI

* Faculty - Health - Physical Education & Kinesiology
* Faculty - Health - Health Education & Promotion

Posted: 02/08/2008
Application Due: Open Until Filled
Type: Full Time

The University of Wisconsin – River Falls, a member of the University of Wisconsin System, is located 30 miles from the Twin Cities of Minneapolis-St. Paul in scenic west central Wisconsin. Year around arts, cultural and recreational events are easily accessible. UW-RF’s 6,400 undergraduate and graduate students pursue degrees in four colleges: Arts and Sciences; Education and Professional Studies; Agriculture, Food and Environmental Science; and Business and Economics. The University provides an excellent environment for learning, emphasizing the importance of faculty-student interaction in classrooms, laboratories, academic advising, and co-curricular activities. A favorable student-faculty ratio affords opportunity for meaningful interchange between faculty and students. Strong interests in teaching, research and community service are highly valued.

The Position
The Health and Human Performance Department at UW-River Falls seeks an experienced, visionary leader to be Department Chair. We seek a candidate with a history of cultivating camaraderie and teamwork among colleagues. The successful applicant should possess expertise in one of the Department’s focus areas-physical education teacher preparation, health education teacher preparation, exercise and sport science, adapted physical education, dance, and/or outdoor education. Expectations include a commitment of fostering excellence in teaching, scholarly pursuits, and service among faculty.

Compensation is based on qualifications including education and experience. The 9-month position is 75% chair and 25% teaching (3 units per semester).

Required Qualifications
• Doctorate degree in Kinesiology or other related area.
• Proven excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service to the degree that would qualify for granting tenure at the rank of Associate/Full Professor. Depending on qualifications, tenure may be granted at the time of appointment.
• Demonstrated awareness of and sensitivity to diverse student populations and ability to contribute to the University’s commitment to enhancing student awareness and appreciation of diverse ethnic and cultural heritages.

Qualifications Below May Be Considered an Asset
• Previous leadership experience in higher education.
• Proven support for teaching excellence.
• Excellent communication skills and collegiality congruent with current faculty.
• Ability to align professional interests with mission and vision of Department, College, & University.
• NASPE/NCATE experience.

To Apply
Submit the following items:
• Curriculum vitae
• Letter of Interest specifying:
o Qualifications.
o Statement of experience, including ability to contribute to the enhancement of student awareness and appreciation of diverse culture (diversity statement).
o Evidence of effective leadership.
o Evidence of teaching effectiveness or a reflective statement noting teaching effectiveness.
• Unofficial transcript (official copies will be required if hired)
• Names, addresses and telephone numbers of at least three references who can specifically comment upon your leadership and teaching ability, experience, and professional preparation.

NOTE: The committee reserves the right to contact additional references.

Electronic applications must be submitted as MS Word documents.

The names of all nominees and applicants who have not requested confidentiality in writing, and identities of all finalists must be released upon request.

Deadline to Apply: Review of Applications will begin on March 1, 2008, and will continue until the position is filled.

Please note: Background checks are conducted on all final candidates for all positions.

Karla Zhe, Chair Search/Screen Committee
Health & Human Performance
University of Wisconsin - River Falls
410 South Third St.
River Falls, WI 54022
Phone: varies
Email Address:

Friday, February 08, 2008

CFP: Sport History and Sport Studies in Southern Africa



International Conference at the University of Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch, South Africa, 29 June - 3 July 2008.

Sport history developed as a recognized academic discipline in the 1970s. Since then there has been a proliferation of international journals, organizations and university courses dealing with the subject. As Martin Johnes recently noted about Britain, sport history has reached a certain maturity: "it has its own journals, its own society, its own research centres and its own courses within both history and sports science/studies departments . . . The subject even has the factions and animosities that mark maturity--of a sort--in an academic discipline". Southern Africa cannot lay claim to the same level of progress in this area, but a solid body of research and publications has emerged in the past decade or so.


This interdisciplinary conference aims to provide a platform for a discussion of the state and future of Southern African and African sport history and sport studies. It also aims to act as a vehicle for the consolidation of South African sport history research and writing, inter alia, through the publication of a volume/s synthesizing current and past work.


The topics to be covered will be shaped according to the responses received from academic and popular historians. It will include themes such as sport and literature; biography; organizational histories; gender relations and changing patterns in women's sport; sport and apartheid; sport and liberation struggles; sport on the African continent; the international dimension of apartheid and sport; sport and identity; sport in the re-imaging of the nation; sport as a socializing and political instrument; capitalism, class and elitism in sport, education and the construction of masculinity; attempts at the massification of sport; and other more eclectic topics.


The conference is open to both academic and popular historians, as well as scholars from other disciplines. Those interested in participating must please contact Ms C Harmsen at by 1 March 2008 with a 300-word abstract of the intended paper. Deadlines for the completed papers are 30 April 2008.


This international conference is a collaborative effort between six institutions, namely the History Department at Stellenbosch University; the National Heritage and Cultural Studies Centre at the University of Fort Hare; the History Department at Michigan State University; the Institute of Northern Studies at Leeds Metropolitan University; the International Centre for the Study of Sports History at De Montfort University; and the Sport and Exercise Sciences Research Institute at the University of Ulster.

The conference is intended by these institutions to be a contribution to the overall preparations for the 2010 FIFA WORLD CUP, which will be held for the first time in Africa.

Preparations will be supervised by a Co-Ordinating Committee from the host institutions and the Conference Co-ordinator, Ms C Harmsen, at Stellenbosch, which will host the event.

Thursday, February 07, 2008

CFP: ASA Resources for Teaching Materials volume Sociology of Sport

The ASA Resources for Teaching Materials volume Sociology of Sport: Syllabi
and Teaching Resources is seeking submissions for its upcoming 5th edition.
In addition to full length syllabi from Sociology of Sport courses, this
volume especially seeks thorough descriptions of successful in-class
activities, out-of-class projects, and paper assignments. Additionally, this
edition would like to integrate examples of how other sociology courses
(e.g., introduction, gender, race/ethnicity, economics, work and
organizations) have utilized the sociology of sport in their lessons. So
even if you have not taught a full length Sociology of Sport class but have
incorporated the study of sport into a particular course section or session,
please strongly consider submitting these materials. Additionally, this
edition plans to include original essays on the place of Sociology of Sport
in undergraduate sociology curriculum and descriptions of effective films or
other media for specific lessons. Finally, it also will include brief (1-4
pages) descriptions and/or reviews of Sociology of Sport textbooks or other
books pertinent to the study of sport.

All submissions and questions should be directed to Kyle C. Longest, 155
Hamilton Hall, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC
27599 (

All submissions should be sent in Microsoft Word (.doc) format. The deadline
for submission is March 1, 2008.

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

CFP: 1st Annual University of Maryland Physical Cultural Studies Student Conference

Call for Papers
1st Annual University of Maryland Physical Cultural Studies Student Conference: "Cultural Studies ó Critical Research and Writing"

Cultural Studies has long been based on a commitment to progressive social upheaval with a focus on the popular in the contemporary condition. Given this context, the Physical Cultural Studies Program at the University of Maryland - College Park is pleased to announce its first graduate student conference to be held Friday, April 25, 2008. This notice serves as a call for papers from on a variety of topics pertaining to cultural studies and human movement ranging from, but not limited to, the use of the body, space, ethical considerations in cultural studies research, teaching Physical Cultural Studies, national identities, and the role of neoliberalism in contemporary society. For those graduate students interested in presenting the deadline for abstracts (250 words) is March 8th, 2008. Please direct all inquiries, and/or email abstracts with "PCS Abstract" in the heading to Ryan White at

Keynote Speech by: Dr. Lisa Swanson, Towson University "Physical Cultural Studies: Before, During, and After College Park"

Dr. Lisa Swanson is the first graduate from the University of Maryland – College Park Physical Cultural Studies Program, and she will be presenting a lecture of her experiences with Cultural Studies from the University to the professional realm. As such, Dr. Swanson will be discussing how Cultural Studies has provided an influence on her everyday life, both personally and professionally.

University of Maryland – College Park PCS Post-Conference Activity

There is a game scheduled on April 25th at the Washington Nationals new baseball stadium, and the PCS program is looking into purchasing a small block of tickets to the event. If you are interested in attending please indicate that in your email to Ryan White.


Guests are encouraged to stay at the Ramada Inn Limited, located 1 mile from the University. At this time double occupancyrooms are approximately $70 per night.

CFP: British Society of Sports History annual Conference 2008

ISHPES SportHist Listserv

With apologies for any cross-posting, please forward to your contacts
and networks.

Call for Papers

The British Society of Sports History annual Conference 2008

5-7 September

Hosted by the Chelsea School, University of Brighton, in Eastbourne

The Chelsea School, University of Brighton (Eastbourne) is pleased to
invite you to the 26th Annual Conference of the British Society of
Sports History from September 5-7 2008. The Chelsea School is nestled
in the shadows of the glorious South Downs countryside and is only
a five minute walk from the 'Sunshine Coast' of Eastbourne.

The conference will be open themed. Papers should be a maximum of 20
minutes in length with ten minutes for questions and discussion.
Abstracts should be no longer than 200 words and should be sent to Dr.
Marc Keech ( by Friday May 2nd 2008. Ideas for
Specialist Panels will also be strongly considered.

The Richard W. Cox Postgraduate Prize will be awarded for the best paper
by a postgraduate student. Please indicate when you submit your abstract
if you wish to be considered for this award.

The conference will receive the Sir Derek Birley Annual Memorial Lecture
on the morning of Saturday September 6th 2008. The conference will also
receive special lectures from the two most recent winners of The Lord
Aberdare Book Prize, Professor Tony Collins (2006) and Dr. Emma Griffin

Abstracts, registrations and all queries should be sent to:

Dr. Marc Keech
Chelsea School,
University of Brighton,
1, Denton Road,
East Sussex,
BN20 7SP
Tel: 01273 643734
Fax: 01273 643704

Friday, February 01, 2008

JOB: Dept. Head, U Wisc-Eau Claire

Position: Department Chair, Department of Kinesiology
Salary: Unspecified
Institution: University of Wisconsin at Eau Claire
Location: Wisconsin
Date posted: 2/1/2008
Application deadline: 3/3/2008

Physical Education: Chair, Department of Kinesiology, UW Eau Claire. The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire seeks energetic leaders to apply for a Department Chair and Associate or Full Professor (with tenure) position in the Department of Kinesiology. This is a nine month appointment with an additional part-time summer appointment with duties beginning no later than August 18, 2008. The department is vibrant, engaged and intentionally focused towards serving students in a collaborative manner. Currently there are approximately 600 majors and minors, and approximately 20 faculty and instructional academic staff in the department. For complete information regarding the position and application procedures please refer to: Additional information about the program, university and the city is available at To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by March 3, 2008. However, screening will continue until the position is filled. AA/EEO.

Contact Information:

Job code: F-520
E-mail :
Web Site :
Phone : 7158363840
Fax : 7158364074
Kinesiology Department
Search and Screen Committee
P.O. Box 4004
Eau Claire, WI 54702-4004

JOB: Sport Media/Sport Admin -- Ithaca College

Ithaca College is seeking outstanding candidates for a tenure-eligible
position beginning August 16, 2008, to teach in two or more of the
following areas: Sport Media Relations, Sport Publications, Evolution of
Sport Media, Financial Aspects of Sport, Labor Relations in Sport,
International Sport Administration, and Sport Marketing. In addition,
candidates must demonstrate a commitment to student advising that goes
beyond course selection and includes strategic career planning and
placement and supervision of internships. Substantial involvement in
scholarly activities and service activities is also expected.

Qualifications: Earned doctorate in communications, sport management, or
related field (Ph.D., Ed.D., J.D. preferred or comparable degree or
appropriate terminal degree based on expertise, such as an M.F.A. in
communications; ABD considered). Evidence of teaching effectiveness at the
collegiate level; scholarly accomplishment or potential; and professional
service record or potential are essential (this may include previous
experience working in the sport industry).

Interested individuals should apply online at and attach a
letter of application and a vita. Questions about online application may
be directed to the Office of Human Resources at (607) 274-1207. Inquiries
about the position may be made by contacting Dr. Wayne Blann, Chair,
Search Committee at (607) 274-3155 or Review of
applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position
is filled.

Ithaca College is committed to building a diverse academic community and
encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply. Experience that
contributes to the diversity of the college is appreciated.