Wednesday, August 26, 2009

JOB: Dean, Faculty of Physical Education and Health, Universithy of Toronto

Dean, Faculty of Physical Education and Health
The University of Toronto invites applications, nominations and expressions of interest for the position of Dean of the Faculty of Physical Education and Health.

Established in 1827 by royal charter, the University of Toronto is the largest and most prestigious research-intensive university in Canada, located in one of the world's great cities. The University has more than 11,000 faculty and staff, some 70,000 students enrolled across three campuses, an annual budget of $1.7 billion, including $375 million in externally funded research and $425 million in research funding in the affiliated teaching hospitals, an endowment of $1.8 billion and one of the premier research university libraries in North America.

The Faculty conducts leading-edge, multidisciplinary research, combining expertise in the areas of behavioural, biophysical and sociocultural studies of health and physical activity. The Faculty's programs include undergraduate physical education and health, a Concurrent Teacher Education Program and graduate education in exercise sciences at the MSc and PhD levels. Graduates enjoy careers in universities, research institutes, schools, sports organizations and governments throughout the world. Serving the University community through its co-curricular programs and facilities, including the new Varsity Centre for Physical Education and Health, the Faculty is a key player in enhancing student experience. For more information, please see

The Dean for this Faculty will be a distinguished leader, with outstanding academic and professional achievements, and record as an exemplary administrator, preferably with experience in advancement, building collaborative teams, and in relating to a range of external partners. He/she will provide dynamic international and national leadership to enhance the Faculty's endeavours, and to realize the aspirations of the University of Toronto.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. Consideration of candidates will begin in September 2009, with the appointment of the successful candidate to take effect July 1, 2010, or as soon thereafter as possible.

Applications including a letter of introduction, curriculum vitae, and five references (who will not be contacted without the consent of the applicant) should be forwarded, in confidence, to:

Laverne Smith & Associates Inc.
1 Yonge Street, Suite 1801
Toronto, ON M5E 1W7

Monday, August 24, 2009

CFP: Special Issue on: "Sport as an Entrepreneurial Venture"

Call for Papers
International Journal of Entrepreneurial Venturing (IJEV)
Special Issue on: "Sport as an Entrepreneurial Venture"
Paper Submission Deadline: 30 June 2010

Guest Editors:
Dr. João Leitão, Technical University of Lisbon, IN+ and Polytechnic Institute of Portalegre, Portugal
Dr. Vanessa Ratten, Duquesne University, United States

The purpose of this special issue is to investigate the relationship between sport and entrepreneurial ventures. Many sport activities involve an entrepreneurial venture as change and innovation are critical to the continued development and success of the sport sector. The current literature on sport has to a large extent ignored the entrepreneurial literature and the aim of this special issue is to develop a better understanding of entrepreneurial ventures in sport and sport-related industries.

Sport as a venture creation tool creates many positive benefits. Entrepreneurial ventures in sport can include the development of stadiums and teams, the growth of athletes and branding and technological advances. As sport is a global billion dollar industry, there is a variety of different types of entrepreneurial ventures that take place. The promotion and creation of entrepreneurial ventures in sport creates many different challenges and opportunities in a global market that is constantly changing. As there is increasing competition for venture funding, sports organisations must evolve to create a competitive advantage. Sports organisations can do this by forming entrepreneurial ventures that focus on innovation, are proactive and involve a degree of risk taking activity.

This special issue proposes that entrepreneurial ventures in sport are important to understand and sustain sport organisations. Moreover, entrepreneurial ventures in sport can offer direction to businesses who want to increase their overall performance.

Subject Coverage

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

* Innovation and entrepreneurial ventures in sport
* The sport interface for entrepreneurs
* Influences of ventures and rapid growth of sport
* Theory on developing sport-based entrepreneurship
* Measuring pressure and confrontations of entrepreneurial life in the sport context
* Entrepreneurs in sport and the ventures they have created (e.g. Michael Jordan, David Beckham, Cristiano Ronaldo, Alex Ferguson, Jose Mourinho, Nike, Adidas, Apple, etc)
* Determinants of performance in sports teams
* The influence of leadership and coaching on performance of sports teams
* Influence of venture characteristics and environment demands on entrepreneurs in sport
* Development of entrepreneurship opportunities around sport

Notes for Intending Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere.

All papers are refereed through a peer review process. A guide for authors, sample copies and other relevant information for submitting papers are available on the Author Guidelines page.

Editors and Notes

You may send one copy in the form of an MS Word file attached to an e-mail (details in Author Guidelines) to the following:

Dr. João Leitão
Center for Innovation, Technology and Policy Research, IN+, Lisbon, Portugal and
Instituto Superior Tecnico, Technical University of Lisbon
Av. Rovisco Pais,
1049-001 Lisboa

Dr. Vanessa Ratten
Duquesne University
Management Division
Palumbo School of Business,
464 Rockwell Hall, 600 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15282
Tel: + 1 412 396 1907

Friday, August 21, 2009

CFP: Sport and the Pacific Region: Cross-Cultural Currents II


Sport and the Pacific Region: Cross-Cultural Currents II

University of the South Pacific, Cook Islands Campus

16-18 September 2009


Final call for abstracts to be submitted for an International Sport Studies Conference to be held in the Cook Islands, 16-18 September 2009. Essential information is listed below. Please note that general papers on sport history topics are especially welcome. Further details of the conference, including instructions for submitting an abstract, are posted at the following website:

The Cook Islands Campus of the University of the South Pacific (USP), with the support of major sponsors and partners, including the School of Sport and Exercise Science at Victoria University (Australia), is to host the second biennial international sports studies conference in the Pacific region.

Papers from the fields of sport - tourism, history, education, management, philosophy, law, business and comparative studies - are invited. Postgraduate student presentations are especially encouraged. The broad theme of the conference is ‘Sport and the Pacific Region: Cross-Cultural Currents’, although papers dealing with more specific themes and non-Pacific topics are welcome.

The Cook Islands, as the host nation for the Pacific Mini-Games (21 September – 02 October 2009), will be the site for the conference. The Cook Islands Campus of USP, situated in the beautiful capital city of Rarotonga, will be the conference venue, and delegates will have the opportunity to attend a number of elite sporting events that will be staged as part of the Mini-Games.

The EXTENDED deadline for abstracts is now 04 September 2009.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

PhD Studentship: The Greening of the London Olympic and Paralympic Games‏

The School of Sport, Tourism and the Outdoors at the University of Central Lancashire in Preston is pleased to announce a full-time PhD studentship for up to three years. 

Project Reference: RS/08/23
Closing Date: Wednesday 28th October 2009
Provisional Interview Date: Monday 16 November 2009
Project Title: The Greening of the London Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2012
Project Aim: With London staging the Olympic and Paralympic Games in the Summer of 2012 this PhD offers an opportunity for a sociological investigation of International Olympic Committee and Olympic host initiatives to date and those being undertaken by the London organisers in light of the IOC Agenda 21.

Note: Previous applicants need not apply

More details, person specification and application procedures can be found at:

and in

It is anticipated that the successful candidate will commence in January 2010.

Monday, August 10, 2009

JOB: Chair in Applied Social Sciences (Sport), Durham University

Chair in Applied Social Sciences (Sport)
School of Applied Social Sciences
Durham University

For full description, see:

The School of Applied Social Sciences is seeking to appoint a Professor of Applied Social Sciences (Sport and Social Policy). We welcome applications from candidates with research and teaching specialisms in social policy, sport, health or physical activity. The post offers exceptional opportunities for the successful candidate to lead the development of sport research in ways that capitalise on links with other research themes in the School, including social policy, health, crime, identity, globalisation and regeneration.

The School of Applied Social Sciences is a multidisciplinary School that includes Sport, Sociology, Community and Youth Work, and Social Work. Our research has a particular focus on the application of social science concepts and methods to understanding and informing social policy and professional practice. There are internationally-leading clusters of research on new technologies, professional practice and development, and complex systems. The successful candidate will provide academic leadership in an area of the School’s work that fosters further integration of our subjects and research areas.

We are a multidisciplinary School, with highly-ranked subject specialisms in Sociology, Criminology, Sport, Social Work, and Community and Youth Work. Our undergraduate programmes in Sociology, Criminology and Sport are among the most popular in the UK.

The quality of our research in the School of Applied Social Sciences has been formally recognised by the Research Assessment Exercise 2008 - a rigorous procedure designed to assess research activities at every UK university.

In the recent exercise, 90% of research in the School was rated as of international significance with 60% being internationally excellent or of world leading originality, significance and rigour in its Unit of Assessment (Social Policy and Social Work). The School's "excellent active and vital research culture" was highlighted, along with our outstanding international collaborations, interdisciplinarity and impact on policy and practice.

Thirty per cent of our students are postgraduates, either training for a professional qualification or undertaking research for a Masters degree or PhD. We have three ESRC-recognised taught Masters programmes in Sociology, Social Policy and Social Work, and a large group of research students attracted by working with our world-class academics, either self-funded or supported by bursaries.

We offer the opportunity to study in the outstandingly beautiful city of Durham and at one of the country's top universities, the third oldest in England. Our ethos, however, is contemporary and applied. Our aim is to enable every one of our students to fulfill their potential: many are now in key positions in government, public services, business, universities and the media. There is a highly developed research culture, with a large group of postgraduate students studying for Masters degrees and doctorates. Our research is interdisciplinary and often informs policy and practice. Our new Masters in Professional Practice, for example, is specially designed for professionals to undertake work-based projects for a research dissertation, and a new taught Masters in Managing Community Practice has been developed for those working to improve the welfare of local communities.

About Sport within SASS:

The BA Sport degree was first introduced in 2004. It is a multidisciplinary degree covering a wide range of sport-related topics including Sports Policy, Sports Development, Sociology of Sport, Sport and Exercise Physiology, Kinesiology and Anatomy, Research Methods, Sport and Exercise Psychology and Media Analysis. There is potential for further development of Sport programmes, including postgraduate provision and an expansion of research students.

Research is currently undertaken in the areas of media representations of national identity and
football-related disorder; risk, pain and injury in physical activity; issues of work-life balance and
athletic careers; comparative sports policy analysis, life-long participation; physical activity,
obesity, free living populations; mental imagery and performance; dance and alternative
movement; sport and alcohol, and applied research as it relates to sport and health inequities,
disadvantage and refugee and asylum seeking communities.

Further information is available at:

The quality of research in the School of Applied Social Sciences was formally recognised by the Research Assessment Exercise 2008. 90% of research in the School was rated as of international significance with 60% being internationally excellent or of world leading originality, significance and rigour in its Unit of Assessment (Social Policy and Social Work).

This post will be a crucial appointment in the strategic development of research activity in Sport under the Research Excellence Framework and will play a central role in developing a distinctive research identity for Sport at Durham as a centre of excellence in sport and policy-related research.

Application Process:
We prefer to receive applications on-line. Please attach your CV and a covering letter, giving details of how you match the person specification. The job description and person specification can be found by following the links from the left-hand menu. We can post a vacancy details pack (including application form) to you, if you telephone our answering service on
0191 3346499
or e-mail

Closing Date for Applications: 25/08/2009

Sunday, August 09, 2009

CFP: “Sports Management: Current Trends and Future Developments”

Call for Papers

“Sports Management: Current Trends and Future Developments”

Special Issue

Thunderbird International Business Review

Guest Editor: Vanessa Ratten

Sports management is a global industry that affects many different segments of business. The sport industry is amongst the world’s largest industries and places importance on business relationships in order to maintain its competitiveness. The changing business environment has meant that businesses involved in sport need to constantly change and innovate in order to compete better. As sport has a global appeal it is particularly important in today’s global economy. The aim of this special issue is to highlight the current trends that are occurring in sports and how these will affect the future development of sports worldwide. The following is a list of possible topics that are welcome in this special issue:

· Philanthropy and social responsibility in sports-related industries

· Global marketing success stories in sports

· Sponsorship, branding and targeting initiatives in sports

· The internationalization of college and professional sports

· Global approaches to sports marketing

· Marketing innovations in sports and sports-related industries

· Global marketing challenges and opportunities in sports-related industries

· Regulatory and government issues in global sport marketing

· Marketing of international sport events and sport teams broadcast rights

· Segmenting and developing the global sport consumer

· The impact of sports on other industries (e.g. education, tourism, law)

Submission guidelines

Submission will be taken to imply that the article constitutes original work that has not previously been published, accepted for publication, or presently under consideration elsewhere. Prior to submission it is expected that the Thunderbird International Business Review author guidelines have been followed in full. Initial submissions will be reviewed by the guest editor and if judged suitable then placed for double-blind review. The Guest Editor will send an acknowledgement upon receipt - please query via email address below if acknowledgement is not received shortly after submission. One author should be clearly identified on jointly authored articles as the main administrative contact for the submission. Papers should be submitted to the guest editor by March 30 2010. Any questions about the special issue can be directed to the guest editor.

Special Issue Guest Editor:

Vanessa Ratten

Assistant Professor

A.J. Palumbo School of Business Administration

Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, United States


Thursday, August 06, 2009

JOB: Initial Teacher Licensure Program in K-12 – Physical Education

Position Announcement: Initial Teacher Licensure Program in K-12 – Physical Education

The School of Kinesiology wishes to announce that we are recruiting candidates for the position of Teaching Specialist/Lecturer (Program Coordinator). This is a twelve month appointment. Please pass on the application information and job description that follows to any of your colleagues who you believe would have an interest in applying.

Online Application Link: * ***

Requisition Number: 161461

If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Kathie Luby, , 612-624-6469.

*School of Kinesiology*
*College of Education and Human Development*
*University of Minnesota*
*Teaching Specialist/Lecturer (Program Coordinator) *
*Teaching and Supervision of the Post Baccalaureate *
*Initial Teacher Licensure Program in K-12 – Physical Education*

* *

The School of Kinesiology, College of Education and Human Development, University of Minnesota, invites applications for a Teaching Specialist/Lecturer to coordinate, supervise, and teach in our existing Master of Education (M.Ed.) post-baccalaureate K-12 Initial Teacher Licensure Program in Physical Education (ITLP-PE). Additional responsibilities include developing, implementing, and coordinating a new Health Education Licensure component as part of the overall program. The applicant should also have experience with student advising and supervision. The ITLP-PE is a program within the School of Kinesiology, which is housed in the College of Education and Human Development (CEHD). The purpose of the ITLP-PE program is to prepare Physical Education teachers for state teaching licensure so that they can be employed in K-12 educational settings. The ITLP-PE program is approved by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), and by the Minnesota Department of Education, Board of Teaching.

The School of Kinesiology focuses on the biological, developmental, social, and behavioral bases of physical activity, recreation, sport and human performance. We seek to hire an individual with an educational background in the foundational sciences of pedagogy, physical activity and health and demonstrated professional experience in K-12 physical and/or health education. Further information can be found on the web about the ITLP-PE , School of Kinesiology , and the CEHD .

*Specific Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:*


· Serve as Program Coordinator of the postbaccalaureate ITLP-PE program responsible for vision, implementation, and oversight of all aspects of the University curriculum and K-12 public school community integration of the physical education licensure program.

· Design and implement a curricular addition of a new Health Education Licensure component. This will require the development of six new courses ranging from Health Education Foundations to Current Issues in Health, and Student Teaching in Health Education.

· Coordinate and supervise cooperating teachers and physical education intern placements and supervisors.


· Advise prospective and current postbaccalaureate students. The candidate may also serve on graduate student committees.


· Participate in College, University, and community service, or other outreach activities such as service on internal committees or task forces and/or making presentations to external constituencies. In addition, the candidate will participate in the activities of relevant professional organizations.

*Desired Background and Experience:*

/Minimum qualifications/:

* An earned master’s degree in physical education, health education, kinesiology, public health, or other closely related
* Has met all of the requirements for state teaching licensure
K-12 and teaching experience in physical and/or health education

_ _

/Preferred qualifications/:
* An earned doctorate degree in physical education, health
education, kinesiology, public health, or other closely related field
* Relevant related college level experience in teaching, action
research, and coordination and administration of licensure or
certificate programs __

* Evidence of potential to teach and contribute to academic
program development at both the undergraduate and graduate level
in health education, fitness and health topics, general kinesiology
* Working knowledge of the uses of technology in teaching and research
* Involvement with University and community education and
healthcare organizations (for research collaboration) and
professional organizations involved in physical and health
education, sport and exercise sciences
* Demonstrated leadership in the field of teaching

*Appointment Details:* The individual hired will be appointed into a full-time, 12-month position. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. If the individual hired holds a master’s degree, the appointment will be as a Teaching Specialist (class #9754); if the individual hired holds a Ph.D., the appointment will be as a Lecturer (class #9753). The start date is the beginning of the academic year, August 31, 2009.

*Application Process:* This position will remain open until filled, and the search committee will review application materials as they are received. To ensure consideration, submit applications no later than June 30, 2009. Completed applications will consist of a letter addressing qualifications as they relate to the position, a curriculum vitae, an academic transcript, and the names, addresses, phone and fax numbers, and e-mail addresses of at least three references. Apply online at * *

Search is being coordinated by Kathie Luby, School of Kinesiology, 111 Cooke Hall, 1900 University Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455, , (612) 624-6469 voice, (612) 624-2509 fax. Feel free to contact Ms. Luby if you have questions or problems with the online system.

*/The University of Minnesota is committed to the policy that all persons have equal access
to its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed,
religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, disability, public assistance,
veteran status, or sexual orientation./*

Kathie Luby
Executive Office and Administrative Specialist
School of Kinesiology
612-624-6469 Office
612-624-2509 Fax

Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship

Greetings. The School of Physical Education, University of Otago,
New Zealand has created a fellowship for postdoctoral researchers.
Details of the post are attached with a summary below. Please feel
free to contact the Dean, or other members of the Otago Socio-Cultural

Regards, Steve Jackson


Te Whare Wananga o Otago

Dunedin, New Zealand

Postdoctoral Research Fellow
(Socio-cultural Study of Physical Education/Sport)


The School of Physical Education, University of Otago has created a fellowship for
postdoctoral researchers with superior academic backgrounds in the socio-cultural
aspects of sport/physical education, including dance studies, exercise psychology,
pedagogy, outdoor education, sport coaching, sport history, sport management,
sport policy, sport psychology or sport sociology.

Postdoctoral Fellows must have received their PhD within five years of selection.
Except for fieldwork and other research activities that require absence from
campus, the Fellow is expected to work from the University of Otago during the
tenure of their fellowship.

Applicants should visit the School of Physical Education website and contact
relevant members of staff in advance of submitting their application, to discuss
possible projects and how their proposed research might complement existing research
programmes. Candidates requiring more information should contact the Dean of the
School of Physical Education, Professor Douglas Booth (email
The fellowship is limited to research of mutual interest to both the fellow, their
mentor/s and the School of Physical Education.

The successful applicant will conduct research, publish papers, contribute to the
research environment, and give occasional lectures in their area of expertise.

Each application should include a statement of general research interests, a description
of the specific research to be conducted during the term of the fellowship, curriculum vitae,
and three letters of reference.

Fellowship appointments may start on 1 October 2009 or as soon thereafter as possible.

Salary: $NZ65,452 plus a research and travel allowance of $5,000 will be provided.

CFP: Canadian Bulletin of Medical History

La version française suit

Call for Papers

The Canadian Bulletin of Medical History invites abstracts for a
special issue on the history of medicine, sport and physical activity.
The Bulletin publishes in both English and French, and while the
primary focus of the Bulletin is Canadian history, there are no limits
in terms of geographical or temporal areas. We invite manuscripts on
the following topics, which is by no means exhaustive.

-history of sport, physical activity and dance as it relates to health
and medicine

-history of gender, health and sport

-constructions and cultivations of the athletic body

-situating physical culture and fitness in medical/nursing history

-history of dance/movement therapies

-physical activity, sport and empire

-medical history of the modern Olympic games

-history of government and educational initiatives in sport &
physical activity

-history of sport medicine

-history of the social determinants of physical activity and health

-urban reform, sport and physical activity

Kindly submit a 250 word abstract with a short biographical statement
to the guest editors by Sept 30th, 2009.

Manuscripts not exceeding 9,000 words, including endnotes, should be
submitted by December 15th, 2009.

Guest editors

Eileen O'Connor Patricia Vertinsky
Assistant Professor Professor
School of Human Kinetics School of Human Kinetics
University of Ottawa University of British Columbia
Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5 Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1


Le Bulletin canadien d’histoire de médicine invite les personnes
intéressées à soumettre un résumé dans le cadre d’un
numéro spécial sur l’histoire de la médecine, du sport et de
l’activité physique. Le Bulletin publie en anglais et en français.
Bien que l’objectif premier du Bulletin soit l’histoire canadienne,
il n’a aucune limite géographique et temporelle.

Nous invitons les manuscrits portant sur les sujets suivants:

-Histoire du sport, de l’activité physique et de la danse en relation
avec la santé et la médicine;

-Histoire du genre, de la santé et du sport

-Constructions and cultures du corps athlétique;

-Situer la culture physique et le conditionnement physique dans
l’histoire de la médecine/des sciences infirmières;

-Activité physique, sport et empire;

-Histoire de la danse/thérapies du mouvement;

-Histoire médicale des Jeux olympiques modernes;

-Histoire des initiatives gouvernementales et éducationnelles dans le
domaine du sport et de l’activité physique;

-Histoire de la médecine du sport;

-Histoire des déterminants sociaux de l’activité physique et de la

-Réforme urbaine, sport et activité physique.

Veuillez soumettre un résumé de 250 mots accompagné d’une courte
biographie aux rédactrices invitées avant le 30 septembre 2009.

Les manuscrits de 9 000 mots, incluant les notes en bas de pages,
doivent être soumis au plus tard le 15 décembre 2009.

Rédactrices invitées:

Eileen O'Connor Patricia Vertinsky
Professeure adjointe Professeure titulaire
École de l’activité physique School of Human Kinetics
Université d’Ottawa University of British Columbia
Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5 Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1

CFP: Contemporary Ethnography Across the Disciplines Hui

Contemporary Ethnography

Across the Disciplines Hui

November 17-19, 2010

University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand

Our hui, or conference gathering, will consist of three key threads:

Emerging Methods: traditional, experimental, transgressive forms

Practice and Advocacy: doing ethnography on the ground

Social Justice and Transformation: theoretical ethnographic visions

This quadrennial conference welcomes all manner and standpoints of ethnographic disciplinary practices, and aims to stimulate rich intellectual discourse.

We welcome proposals of sessions, papers, performances, and posters. We anticipate an unfolding of many disciplinary spaces and creative moments.

Dialogues among participants, keynotes, and panels will lead to deeper understandings of a variety of ethnographic practices. We are excited to present this opportunity for a gathering of ethnographers in Aotearoa/New Zealand, and see this hui as the first of a series of occasions for discussion of ethnographic research and practices.