Sunday, November 14, 2010

JOB: University of Louisville, Sports Management

University of Louisville
College of Education and Human Development
Department of Health and Sport Sciences

(Non-Tenure Track, 10-12-month appointment)

The College of Education and Human Development is seeking candidates for the position of Practitioner Instructor of Sport Administration in its Department of Health and Sport Sciences. This is a non-tenure-track 10 or 12 -month renewable contract lecturer position. We are seeking applicants with teaching expertise in one or more of the sport management core content areas; experience with intern supervision and mentorship, and demonstrated success as a sport management professional.

We offer undergraduate, masters, and doctoral programs in Sport Administration. Both the undergraduate and masters programs have been approved by the Sport Management Program Review Council. The Sport Administration Program has approximately 343 undergraduate, 55 masters, and 15 doctoral students. More program information is available at

The University of Louisville is a growing metropolitan research university of approximately 21,000 students in an urban area with a population of over one million. Visit the University of Louisville web site at to learn more. The College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) embraces the mission of the University and is committed to advancing the intellectual, cultural, and economic development of our diverse communities and citizens. Learn more about the CEHD at Louisville is the 16th largest city in the nation and is a thriving community that is increasingly diverse and known for sites such as Churchill Downs, home of the Kentucky Derby, excellent college sports, competitive schools, geographic centrality, and a moderate climate.

The successful candidate will teach four classes per semester including oversight of undergraduate internship opportunities, and develop projects with local and national sports properties, agencies, teams and sponsors. The candidate should have outstanding interpersonal and communication skills that promote strong collaborations in the sports industry.


· Masters Degree in Sport Management or Sport Administration required;

· Earned Doctorate in Sport Management or Sport Administration, or a Juris Doctorate preferred.

· Experience with Intern Supervision and Mentorship either as an instructor or as a practitioner;

· Experience teaching undergraduate sport management or business classes

· Experience with external relations, development and/or fundraising activities.

· Previous high caliber work experience as a sport management professional in the sport industry; and

· Ability to create, market, and operate special events.

Salary: Competitive, based upon qualifications and experience.

Appointment Start Date: August 1, 2011.

Application deadline and procedures:

Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, all application materials should be submitted by November 22, 2010.

Applicants must apply online at (select posting #26492).

You will be asked to electronically submit your curriculum vitae and complete a Self ID form on this site. The University will not sponsor USCIS work authorization for the selected candidate therefore, all candidates must be legally authorized to work in the US without sponsorship.

Please also submit to the Search Committee Chair listed below, a current Resume or CV, a letter of application explaining how minimum and preferred qualifications are met and describing relevant experiences and interests, names and contact information for at least three references, and a copy of transcripts. Letters of recommendations may be requested of candidates at a later date.

Dr. Alex Lyras, Chair, Sport Administration (Instructor) Search Committee
Department of Health and Sport Sciences
HP/Studio Arts Building, Room 106
University of Louisville
Louisville, Kentucky 40292
(502) 852-5040
(502) 852-6683 (FAX)

Friday, November 12, 2010

JOB: Penn State - Berks

Please find the following position announcement at Penn State University, Berks campus in Reading, PA. Direct any questions regarding the position to Dr. Mike Moyer at

The Kinesiology Program of Penn State Berks is seeking qualified candidates for a tenured/tenure track position at the rank of Associate or Assistant Professor in either a combination of Biomechanics and Motor Control or a combination of History, Social Cultural and Philosophy of Sport and Exercise. A terminal degree is required. The candidate will be expected to publish scholarly research in refereed journals and present at scholarly conferences, and contribute service to the college, community and profession. The ability to teach cadaver dissection and/or applied statistics is preferred. The resultant hire will best fit our program needs and is expected to teach in their specialties in the undergraduate program that offers a B.S. in Kinesiology. For the application procedure and more information about the college visit:

Interested candidates should organize the following and send them electronically as ONE complete application package: a cover letter, CV, teaching and research philosophy statements, and names and addresses of three references to Claudia Plato at .

Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2010. For further information or questions, feel free to contact the search committee chair, Dr. Mike Moyer, at Penn State University is committed to Affirmative Action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its workforce. We encourage applications from individuals of diverse backgrounds.

CFP: Sport and the Environment: Philosophical Dimensions

Sport and the Environment: Philosophical Dimensions

Call for Abstracts

We invite the submission of abstracts to be considered for presentation at the Sport and the Environment: Philosophical Dimensions conference. The conference will be held at St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada, between June 23 and June 25th, 2011. Antigonish is a beautiful, historic, university town situated in the 'Highland Heart of Nova Scotia' and serves as the primary cultural, retail and service centre for this area. The town is located in Antigonish County, which is a rural community steeped in a unique heritage of Acadian French, Scottish, Irish, African and Dutch settlers. Prior to the arrival of European and African settlers, the Mi’kmaq First Nation occupied this territory and had been living in this area for many centuries.

Abstracts are welcome on any area of environment and sport and physical activity, including education, history, sociology, metaphysics, epistemology, aesthetics and ethics, and from any theoretical approach. Papers focusing on the various environmental forces in sport and physical activity are encouraged. In addition to abstracts for papers, proposals for round table and panel discussions, including a tentative list of participants, are also welcome and should follow the same format as paper abstracts. Graduate students and emerging scholars are encouraged to participate and may submit works in progress.
Environmental forces in sport and physical activity have revolutionized our sporting participation. These events invite philosophical discussion and analysis of the ethical dimensions of environment and sport and, also, of their broader implications for the conception of sport itself. Some questions that should be asked include: What role does environment play in sport, and what role ought it to play? Which responsibilities do sport governing bodies have over the impact of sport on the environment? Ought we be concerned about our environmental footprint in sport and physical activity? To what degree--if at all--ought the IOC to regulate the impact of Olympic sports on the environment? Should sports which negatively impact the environment be changed or even eliminated? Who ought to determine appropriate impacts of sport on the environment? How ought "the environment” to be defined in terms of sport and physical activity? What is the morally appropriate role played by animals in the context of sport and the environment? The conference aims to open philosophical dialogue on these and other topics related to environment and sport and physical activity.
Abstracts for presentations, and panel discussions should be 300-500 words long and must be received by January 17th, 2011. The preferred mode of submission is by e-mail. Please send the abstract as an attachment, preferably in Word. Contributors, who do not have access to e-mail, should feel free to send a hard copy.

Please submit e-mail copies of abstracts to Conference Organizers, Charlene Weaving and Gabriela Tymowski, at:

Please send hard copies (only if e-mail is not available) to:

Dr. Charlene Weaving
Human Kinetics Dept.
St. Francis Xavier University
PO BOX 5000
Antigonish Nova Scotia, Canada
B2G 2W5
F: 902.867.3904

*Abstracts will be reviewed by the Conference Organizing Committee. Contributors will be notified about the status of their abstracts by February 15th, 2011

JOB: University of Windsor, Dean

University of Windsor

Dean, Faculty of Human Kinetics

The University of Windsor and its Faculty of Human Kinetics are seeking a Dean.

The appointment is for five years, renewable, and is expected to commence on July 1, 2011.

The Faculty of Human Kinetics comprises two Departments – Kinesiology, and Athletics and Recreational Services. This is an exciting time to be a part of Human Kinetics at Windsor. The Faculty – a vibrant and innovative scholarly environment founded upon teaching, coaching, research and community service in the areas of human physical activity – is poised to move forward with confidence and optimism based on healthy enrolment numbers, new facilities for teaching, research and recreation, and a very dynamic and productive cohort of faculty and staff. For all the details about Kinesiology, and Athletics and Recreational Service, please go to

The last decade has brought considerable growth to the University of Windsor. Enrolment, which now stands at 16,000 students, engaged in 140 programs offered by nine Faculties. To support these students, the University has nearly 600 faculty and over 1,200 staff. Thinking forward… Taking action – the University’s new Strategic Plan – is now in place, and the most ambitious capital expansion since 1963 is underway.

The Dean of Human Kinetics is the Faculty’s chief academic and administrative officer. Candidates must possess a Ph.D. in Kinesiology or a related discipline; a demonstrated understanding and appreciation of the role of athletics and recreational services within an academic environment; sound leadership and management skills; and a record of administrative experience in an academic setting.

The Search Committee will begin consideration of candidates in early December. A position profile is available at

The University of Windsor is committed to equity in its academic policies, practices, and programs; supports diversity in its teaching, learning, and work environments; and ensures that applications from members of traditionally marginalized groups are seriously considered under its employment equity policy. Those who would contribute to the further diversification of the University’s professional staff include, but are not limited to, women, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and members of sexual minority groups. The University of Windsor invites you to apply to its welcoming community and to self-identify as a member of one of these groups. International candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Applications and nominations should be submitted in confidence to the address shown below.

Janet Wright & Associates Inc.
174 Bedford Road
Toronto, Ontario M5R 2K9 The SPORTHIST list is hosted by the University of Manchester, Managed by Richard Cox archived at: This is an 'open' listserv and the messages do not reflect those of ISHPES, the University or Manager.

JOB: SUNY-Cortland

SUNY-Cortland: Ethics/Philosophy/History and, or Wellness/Fitness

Summary of Position:
Full-time, tenure-track assistant professor position in Kinesiology Department.

Information about the Department: The degrees offered include: B.S. in Kinesiology with a concentration in Exercise Science, Sport Studies, or Coaching, B.S. in Fitness Development, and B.S. in Athletic Training. A Masters of Science in Exercise Science is also offered. The current enrollment is 480 undergraduates, and 16 in the M.S. Exercise Science graduate program. The department has 17 full-time faculty and two international research scholars. The Athletic Training program is accredited through the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The department is characterized by a creative faculty and is seeking candidates who can contribute to innovative approaches to integrating kinesiology into both campus and community programming.

Major Responsibilities and/or Classes to be taught
-Provide quality instruction for the Kinesiology Department at both the undergraduate and Master's levels in the successful candidate's area of expertise
-Advise/mentor undergraduate and graduate students
-Provide service to the department, college, and professional organizations
-Develop an active research agenda that leads to nationally/internationally refereed publications and presentations
-Pursue and obtain external funding for research
-Direct graduate/undergraduate research projects

Functional and Supervisory Relationships
Works under the direct supervision of the dean and department chair. Works closely with faculty and staff within the department. Additional working relationships with faculty and staff in other college departments.

Required Qualifications:
-Earned doctorate in Kinesiology or closely-related discipline is preferred, ABD considered.
-Specialization in one or more of the following areas: a) sport studies (e.g. ethics/philosophy/history); b) fitness/wellness.

Preferred Qualifications
-Demonstrated experience and evidence of University-level teaching ability to successfully deliver undergraduate and/or graduate coursework in two or more of the following specializations: ethics/philosophy/history; fitness/wellness; or strength & conditioning.
-Evidence of current professional certification through ACSM or NSCA.
- Evidence of research productivity.

Job Close Date
Open Until Filled

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JOB(S): University of Illinois

We have two positions open in the Department of Kinesiology & Community Health, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Please consider applying and/or pass on to others—thank you.

Kinesiology and Community Health - Assistant/Associate Professor (F1000128)

Visiting Instructor - Kinesiology and Community Health (F1000163)

Thursday, November 11, 2010


M.A. and Ph.D. in Cultural Studies at Queen’s University
Kingston, Ontario

Cultural Studies at Queens is a unique graduate program that integrates the range of theoretical and practical approaches used within Cultural Studies.

Comprising over 40 students and 70 distinguished faculty from 20 disciplines to offer an innovative program at the M.A. and Ph.D. levels that includes opportunities for cultural production and community-activist fieldwork, Cultural Studies at Queen’s is committed to a diversity of students and faculty and to the global expertise that they bring to the cultural and academic fields.

See attached brochure and go online to

Application deadline: February 15, 2011.

Monday, November 01, 2010

JOB: Durham University (UK)


Job Details
Lecturer in Sport (Exercise and Health Psychology)
Reference Number0580
Location Durham City
Faculty/Division Social Sciences and Health
Department School of Applied Social Sciences
Grade Grade 7
Position Type Full Time
Contract Type Permanent
Salary (£)29853 - 35646
Closing Date 23 November 2010
Job Description

The School of Applied Social Sciences is seeking to appoint a permanent Lecturer in Sport with expertise in Exercise and Health Psychology.

The successful candidate will have research interests that reflect a social science orientation to Sport, broadly defined, and that align with the research interests and strengths of the School. The successful candidate will demonstrate experience and the potential to produce internationally excellent research and publications. S/he will also have the potential to generate research funding, and have clear plans for attracting future research income.

The successful candidate will contribute to the teaching of undergraduate and postgraduate Sport within their specialist areas of research expertise, broadly in exercise or health psychology.

The BA Sport programme at Durham is ranked third in the UK by The Times Good University Guide 2010. The degree develops a comprehensive understanding of academic and applied aspects of sport, exercise and physical activity in contemporary society. Our teaching facilities include a recently established human performance laboratory which supports the teaching of exercise physiology and physical activity.

The School of Applied Social Sciences is a large interdisciplinary unit with research and teaching strengths that encompass sport, criminology, sociology, social policy, social work, and community and youth work. The School is committed to building upon its strong performance in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise. Undergraduate programmes are taught in sport, criminology, and sociology. Postgraduate programmes include social policy, sociology, social work, and community and youth work. The School has a large pool of UK, European, and international research students. The School is committed to producing a world-class standard of applied, interdisciplinary research which engages with contemporary issues and debates in the policy and wider public spheres. Located in the historic and beautiful City of Durham, the School is an integral part of one of the UK's top 'research-intensive' universities. The School has close ties to several of the University's research institutes, notably the Wolfson Institute, the Institute for Hazard and Risk Research, and the Institute for Advanced Study.

The post-holder will contribute to development of the School's teaching and research in Sport.


The successful applicant will be expected to contribute to: 1.Sport-related research in the School.
2.The School's broad research profile by participating in School research groups; publishing articles in international refereed journals; producing research outputs that have notable international impacts; and, promoting the School's research activities both within the University and externally.
3.Teaching in Sport. The successful applicant will be a convenor of one or more modules on the BA Sport programme (e.g., 'Introduction to Sport & Exercise Psychology', and 'Psychology of Exercise and Health').
4.The School's targets for income generation by attracting grants from a range of funding bodies.
5.Supervision of research students, and undergraduate/postgraduate students; and, the recruitment of new research students, alongside the securing of appropriate financial support.
6.Administration, governance and leadership in the School, in terms of supporting or mentoring colleagues and undertaking key defined roles.

Person Specification


*A first degree in a relevant discipline (e.g., sport & exercise psychology, health psychology, social psychology, social / health policy, public health or other cognate disciplines).
*A PhD in a relevant area (e.g., sport & exercise psychology, health psychology, social psychology, social / health policy, public health or other cognate disciplines).
*Experience/ potential to publish excellent research in leading peer-reviewed journals.
*Clear plans for the development and dissemination of outstanding future research.
*Clear plans for pursuing future grant income.
*Experience of teaching in a HE context.
*Be a team-player, able to work collaboratively with others both in the School and beyond.
*An ability to contribute to the strategic development of research and teaching in the School.

*Experience of supervising research students to completion.
*Experience of external research income generation.
*Knowledge of applied and professional aspects of sport, exercise and /or health psychology.
*Ability to provide leadership in teaching and curriculum development.

Additional Website Text
Departmental Contacts:

Professor Richard Giulianotti
0191 334 6832
Dr Sue Bock
0191 334 6996