Wednesday, August 27, 2008

JOB: Archivist/Librarian, H. J. Lutcher Stark Center for Physical Culture and Sports

H. J. Lutcher Stark Center for Physical Culture and Sports
Department of Kinesiology and Health Education
The University of Texas at Austin

(Listed as Library Assistant III on UT Job Search Website)

Posting number: 08-08-25-01-8069 on UT Austin Job Search Website:

Job status: Open
Basic Information
Position duration: Funding expected to continue
Position open: to all applicants
Salary: $36,000, negotiable, depending on qualifications.
Hours per week: 40, Weekdays from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM; some evening and Saturday shifts may also be required.

Location: Austin (main campus)

Hiring department: Stark Center for Physical Culture and Sports: The Stark Center is part of the Department of Kinesiology & Health Education.

Number of vacancies: 1

General notes: The Stark Center for Physical Culture and Sports is a research center with archives and gallery displays to be located in the new North End Zone building on the campus of the University of Texas. The new facility will open in the Spring of 2009. During the fall of 2008, the person holding this position will 1) assist with the organization of the Todd-McLean Collection to ready it for moving and 2) participate in the planning, writing of text, and execution for the exhibits in the Stark Center galleries.

Additional Information

Purpose of position: Organize and describe artifacts, photographs, books, magazines, correspondence, and other materials in various formats for the Stark Center for Physical Culture and Sports. Prepare and post finding aids according to archival standards using Encoded Archival Description (EAD) format. Assist with creation of exhibits for Stark Center Galleries. Assist with research needs of Stark Center patrons and visitors.

Responsibilities: Arrange and describe artifacts, photographs and other materials in various formats for the Stark Center for Physical Culture and Sports. Create and maintain accessible, retrievable computer archives and databases, incorporating current advances in electric information storage technology. Organize archival records and develop classification systems to facilitate access to archival materials. Assist with the creation, implementation and updating of policies for collection preservation, access, and security. Assist with preservation of artifacts and other items in Collections. Review and make recommendations for the processing and disposition of collections. Support research through serving on-site patrons and responding to research queries relative to Stark Center Collections. In concert with Co-Directors, determine cataloging priorities and create policies for cataloging of books, archives and other Collections. Select and edit documents and artifacts for publication and display; assist with creation of gallery exhibits. Assist with Center publications. Assist with educational and public outreach programs, such as tours, workshops, lectures, and classes. Supervise student workers and other staff. Reports to the Stark Center Co-Directors.

Marginal/Incidental functions: Other related functions as assigned.

Required qualifications: Master's degree in library and information science from an ALA accredited institution or equivalent job experience; knowledge of archival and preservation policies and practices; research and reference skills necessary to process archives and to assist patrons; experience in rare book cataloging; strong interpersonal skills; strong verbal and written communications skills; ability to supervise and train staff. Prefer candidate with interest/expertise in history of sports, golf history, and/or physical culture history. Previous library, museum or archival experience preferred.

Working conditions: Exposure to standard office conditions. Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation. Use of manual dexterity. Security Sensitive; criminal background check conducted. Viewing, speaking, listening, attention to detail, communicating effectively with diverse groups. Ability to work in a small environment.

Special requirements: Ability to lift boxes and other items weighing up to 40 pounds.

The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length. This position has the option to elect the Optional Retirement Program (ORP) instead of TRS, subject to the position being 40 hours per week and at least 135 days in length.

The University of Texas at Austin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, citizenship status, Vietnam era or special disabled veteran's status, or sexual orientation.

Please apply on-line at:


Jan Todd, Ph.D.
Professor, Roy J. McLean Fellow in Sport History
Co-Director, H. J. Lutcher Stark Center for Physical Culture and Sports
AHG 22, Mail Code, A2000
Department of Kinesiology and Health Education
The University of Texas
Austin, Texas 78712
512-471-4890 (office)
512-694-6237 (cell)
512-494-5000 (home)

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

JOB: Sonoma State University

Sonoma State University


Anticipated Permanent Full-Time Position (Tenure-Track)
Assistant Professor in Kinesiology: History & Philosophy/Sociology of Sport
Starting January 27, 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 major and exercise science concentration. 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, significant experience in the effective use of academic technology 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 September 23, 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. Steven V. Winter, Search Chair
Phone: 707/664-2188


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

Monday, August 25, 2008

GRANT: Diversity in Sport Dissertation

The Laboratory for Diversity in Sport at Texas A&M University is pleased to announce the 2008-2009 Diversity in Sport Dissertation Grant contest. The announcement is attached. This is the third year of the Award, and so far, we have helped fund four dissertations focusing on diversity within the sport and physical activity context. I hope you let your students know about this opportunity. More information can be found at


The Laboratory for Diversity in Sport at Texas A&M University is pleased to announce the Diversity in Sport Dissertation Grant. This is a $750 award presented to a student who will complete a doctoral dissertation by August 15, 2009. Any doctoral student conducting research in the area of diversity in sport and physical activity is eligible for the grant.


Diversity represents one of the most important issues in sport and physical activity today. From a managerial standpoint, changing demographics, equal employment opportunity laws, social pressures, and the promise of diversity’s positive effects on the workplace have all contributed to the increased heterogeneity of sport organization employees. Research indicates, however, that diversity can have varied effects in sport organizations. As such, it is imperative for managers to (a) understand how diversity influences the workplace, (b) factors that can facilitate the positive effects of diversity, and (c) strategies that can be employed to ameliorate the potential negative effects of such differences.

From a social standpoint, sport has historically been a context where persons with certain characteristics—that is, White, able‐bodied, heterosexual, Protestant men—have been privileged relative to those persons who do hold those characteristics. This form of privilege is largely still in place today. Social scientists are charged, therefore, with understanding (a) the experiences of members of under‐represented groups, (b) how their experiences in sport influence their subsequent attitudes and behaviors, and (c) what policies can be implemented to ensure that sport is a setting open to all persons, irrespective of their demographic characteristics, values, or beliefs.


Students should complete the attached information sheet, complete a proposal for funding, and provide a detailed budget. Each proposal should be no more than three pages of text (excluding references, tables, figures, and/or appendices). The proposal should include (a) an introduction, (b) an overview of the theoretical framework adopted for the study, (c) the proposed methods, (d) the data analytic procedures, (e) the expected results, and (f) the implications of the research for the study of diversity in sport. On a separate page from the written proposal, students should provide a detailed budget of how they plan to use the funds. Proposals should also include a letter of support from the student’s advisor. Preference will be given to those studies focusing on the issues outlined in the Overview section.

Students should submit four copies of the grant proposal to:
George B. Cunningham, PhD
Laboratory for Diversity in Sport
Department of Health and Kinesiology
Texas A&M University
4243 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843‐4243

Note that Texas A&M University System employees are not eligible for the award.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

JOB: Division of Sport Management at Texas A&M University

Faculty Position at Texas A&M University:

The Division of Sport Management in the Department of Health and Kinesiology at Texas A&M University invites applicants for a tenured/tenure-track faculty position to begin September 2009. Candidates will be expected to conduct a strong program of research, participate in masters and doctoral student training, and teach undergraduate and graduate courses. Approximately 500 BS students, 45 MS students, and 15 PhD students are currently enrolled in the Sport Management program. There are currently 9 faculty members in the Division of Sport Management (5 tenured/tenure-track, 4 clinical/lecturer). Additional program information can be found at

Position: Assistant/Associate Professor

Qualifications: Earned doctorate in sport management or closely related field (or completed by time of appointment); evidence of ability to conduct and publish research in a systematic line of inquiry; contribute to the Division of Sport Management’s vision for diversity and inclusion; preference will be given to persons who qualify for associate professor, as well as to applicants with demonstrated ability in teaching at graduate and undergraduate levels, experience in supervising, mentoring, and training doctoral students, and the ability to acquire external funding.

Responsibilities: Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in area of expertise; conduct and publish high-impact research; direct and train graduate students; seek and acquire external funding for research endeavors.

Appointment: 9 months, effective September 2009.

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications.

Application: Send a letter of application summarizing the applicant’s qualifications, a brief statement of research and teaching interests, complete curriculum vitae, and names, addresses, email addresses, and telephone numbers of three references to the Search Committee Chair (electronic submissions are preferred):

George B. Cunningham, PhD
Division of Sport Management
Department of Health and Kinesiology
4243 TAMU
Texas A&M University
College Station, Texas 77843-4243
Phone: 979.458.8006

Closing Date: Screening of candidates will begin October 10, 2008, and will continue until the position is filled.


Texas A&M University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to creating and maintaining a climate that affirms diversity of both persons and views, including differences in race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, age, socioeconomic background, religion, sexual orientation, and disability.

CFP: 2009 Scholarly Conference on College Sport

2009 Scholarly Conference on College Sport
April 15-18, 2009

William and Ida Friday Continuing Education Center
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC

Call for Papers

The College Sport Research Institute welcomes the submission of abstracts for its 2nd annual Scholarly Conference on College Sport to be held on the campus of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC. The conference’s mission is to: “Provide students, scholars, and college-sport practitioners with a public forum to discuss relevant and timely intercollegiate-athletics issues.”


To be considered for acceptance, abstracts must reflect college-sport research on the history of intercollegiate athletics, social-cultural college-sport issues, legal theory or the application of law to college-sport issues, business-related issues in college sport, or special topics related to current college-sport issues. The research should have reached a fairly complete stage of development, and the abstract should provide enough detail about the research, so the reviewers have sufficient information to judge its quality. Abstracts proposing teaching-related sessions on college-sport issues will also be considered, as long as the abstract provides sufficient detail to judge the quality of the proposed session.

Abstracts will undergo a multi-person, blind-review process to determine acceptance.

Abstracts submitted to CSRI should not be concurrently submitted for consideration to another conference.


Abstracts should NOT be submitted prior to October 3, 2008 and MUST be received no later than Friday, January 16, 2009 (11:59p.m. EST). Submissions received after this date and time will not be considered for acceptance.


All abstracts MUST be submitted electronically as a Microsoft Word attachment and must contain the following information and conform to the following format requirements:

One-inch margins,
Times New Roman 12-point font, and
400-word maximum for 25-minute presentations and posters, and 800-word maximum for 75-minute presentations.

Line 1: Type of session desired (choose from the options below):
· 30-minute oral presentation (including questions)
· 65-minute teaching symposium, roundtable, or workshop
· 65-minute forum (2-3 papers with a discussant, including questions)
· Poster presentation

Line 2: three to four keywords that will help the program coordinator schedule similar topics in succession

Line 3: author(s) and institution(s) names (centered on page)

Line 4: presentation title (centered on page)

Line 5: blank

Line 6 to end: text of abstract (including demonstration of research conducted)

In the email message accompanying the attached abstract, include the principal author’s name, postal mailing address, email address, and fax and telephone numbers.

Submission of abstract(s) indicates the intent of the presenter(s) to register for the conference at the appropriate registration fee.

Email all abstracts to:

Richard M. Southall (Director – College Sport Research Institute) at:

NOTE: All abstracts MUST be submitted electronically as a Microsoft Word attachment

Dr. Richard M. Southall
Director: College Sport Research Institute
Coordinator: Graduate Sport Administration Program
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
CB 3182 Smith Building 05
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
919.962-3507 (office)
901.240-7197 (cell)

919.962.6325 (fax)

Journal of Issues in Intercollegiate Athletics

Please join us April 15-18, 2009 for the 2009 Scholarly Conference on College Sport

Thursday, August 14, 2008

CFP: Sport, Sexuality, and Culture Conference

I am pleased to write with a reminder that Ithaca College is hosting the Sport, Sexuality, and Culture Conference March 18-20, 2009. Our confirmed keynote speaker is author, activist, entrepreneur and former NBA star John Amaechi, who wrote about his life as a gay athlete in his autobiography, Man in the Middle. Our invited speakers as of this writing include:

* Dr. Eric Anderson, Lecturer, Department of Education, University of Bath
* Dr. Ketra Armstrong, Sport Management Graduate Program Director, California State University at Long Beach; President, National Association for Girls and Women in Sport
* Christine Brennan, Columnist, USA Today
* Helen Carroll, Sports Project Director, National Center for Lebian Rights
* Pat Griffin, Professor Emerita, Social Justice Education Program, University of Massachusetts-Amherst and Director, It Takes A Team
* Dr. Katherine M. Jamieson, Director of Women's and Gender Studies, University of North Carolina-Greensboro
* Dr. Vikki Krane, Director-Women's Studies and Professor, School of Human Movement, Sport, and Leisure Studies, Bowling Green State University
* Dr. Richard Lapchick, Chair of the DeVos Sport Business Management Program and Director for the Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport as well as the National Consortium for Academics and Sport, University of Central Florida
* Jeff Lane, Ph.D. Candidate, Sociology, Princeton University, author of Under the Boards: The Cultural Revolution in Basketball
* Karin Lofstrom, Executive Director, Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women and Sport
* Dr. Susan Rankin, Associate Professor, Education Policy Studies, College Student Affairs, Research Associate, Center for the Study of Higher Education, The Pennylvania State University
* Ted Rybka, Director of Sports Media, Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD)
* Dr. Richard Southall, Director, College Sport Research Institute, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
* Michael Stensgaard, Director of Conference and Culture, World Outgames 2009, Copenhagen, Denmark

Attached please find the call for papers. The deadline for submissions from scholars, graduate students, public policy makers, and activists is September 15, 2008 with notification of acceptances after peer review scheduled on or around November 15, 2008.

I do want to draw your attention to the emphasis we are also placing on encouraging an undergraduate student voice in the conference. Thus, we also have a call for undergraduate proposals included here as well.

More details about the conference (registration, housing, and travel) can be found at

Many thanks for your kind attention. Please do feel free to share with colleagues who may not be on the list.

Kindest regards - Ellen
Ellen J. Staurowsky, Ed.D.
Professor & Graduate Chair
Department of Sport Management & Media
Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY 14850
(607)274-1730 (office)

Call for Nominations: NASSS Distinguished Service Award

Call for Nominations: NASSS Distinguished Service Award

As an academic society, the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport (NASSS) recognizes individuals who have made an extraordinary contribution to the sociology of sport and/or service to NASSS. Criteria for what is deemed "distinguished" are somewhat open-ended, and might refer to distinguished and long-term contributions to NASSS directly, or to the field of sport sociology more generally. Specifically, service as an elected officer of NASSS, in itself, is neither a sufficient nor required criterion. In fact, the recipient need not be a member of NASSS. The nomination should include a one to two page letter that describes in some detail the reasons why NASSS should recognize the recipient. Nominations may be submitted by an individual or jointly by a group of individuals.

• To nominate an individual for the award, submit a one to two page letter that describes in some detail the reasons why NASSS should recognize the recipient.
• Nominations may be submitted by an individual or jointly by a group of individuals. The recipient need not be a member of NASSS.
• Letters of nomination should be submitted by October 3, 2008 to Nancy Spencer at
• The Distinguished Service Award Committee is composed of Nancy Spencer (Chair), Ben Carrington, and Amanda Paule.
• The Award will be presented November 7, 2008 at the Business Meeting of the annual NASSS Conference in Denver.
• Please direct all inquiries to Nancy Spencer at

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

CFP: Active Living Research

Active Living Research invites abstracts to be considered for presentation at the 2009 Annual Conference on February 18 - 20, 2009 in San Diego, CA.

The theme for the 2009 conference is Active Communities for Youth and Families: Creating Momentum for Change. Abstracts describing research results on all topics related to active living policies and environments are welcome and abstracts related to the conference theme are particularly encouraged.

The childhood obesity epidemic presents an urgent need to create social and built environments that support active living among youth and families. The 2009 conference will accelerate the understanding of how evidence-based policies and environmental changes can help promote active living and prevent childhood obesity. ALR welcomes abstracts on research about children and adolescents at greatest risk for obesity—African-American, Latino, Native American, Asian American and Pacific Islander children and youth living in low-income communities. Abstracts with an international focus are encouraged as well, as there are lessons to be learned from policy and environmental innovations from around the world.