Tuesday, August 31, 2010

JOB: Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Sport Durham University

Replies to 
Professor Richard Giulianotti: richard.giulianotti@durham.ac.uk - 0191 334 6832 OR
Doctor Susan Bock: susan.bock@durham.ac.uk - 0191 334 6995

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Sport
Durham University

Reference Number    0168

Location                  Durham City
Faculty/Division        Social Sciences and Health
Department             School of Applied Social Sciences
Grade                     Grade 7/8/9
Position Type           Full Time
Contract Type          Permanent
Salary                     (£)29853 - 52346
Closing Date           25 August 2010

Job Description
The School of Applied Social Sciences is seeking to appoint a permanent Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Sport.

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. The potential to contribute to the development and teaching of a new interdisciplinary pathway on Physical Activity would be advantageous.

Please note that interviews for this post are to be held on 7th September 2010.

To discuss this post, please contact either:
Professor Richard Giulianotti: richard.giulianotti@durham.ac.uk - 0191 334 6832 OR
Doctor Susan Bock: susan.bock@durham.ac.uk - 0191 334 6995

For further details, please see

Monday, August 30, 2010

JOB: Assistant Professor in Sport Management–Tenure Track

Announcement of Position Vacancy
College of Education and Human Development
Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio 43403-0240
Visit our web site at http://www.bgsu.edu/colleges/edhd/

Position: Assistant Professor in Sport Management–Tenure Track
Sport Management, Recreation and Tourism Division in the School of Human Movement, Sport, and Leisure Studies

Primary Functions:
1. Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Sport Management.
2. Develop or continue research in a focused line of inquiry related to Sport Management.
3. Establish a record of external funding related to research area.
4. Perform traditional service activities in the Division, School, College, University, and Profession.

Specific Responsibilities:
1. Evidence of ability to teach effectively in at least two of the following content areas: Introductory Sport Management; Economics of
Sport; Ethics in Sport Management; Principles of Sport Finance; Sport Governance; Sport Leadership; Sport Management Principles; Sport
Marketing and Communications; and/or Sport Operations Management/Event & Venue Management.
2. Conduct a focused line of research and disseminate findings in peer-reviewed, scholarly journals.
3. Write and submit proposals for external funding.
4. Participate in the functioning of the Sport Management, Recreation and Tourism Division and the life of the School of Human Movement,
Sport, and Leisure Studies, College of Education and Human Development, and Bowling Green State University through committee work
and other activities.
5. Advise undergraduate and graduate students.
6. Supervise graduate student research projects and theses.
7. Supervise Practicum and Internship students.
8. Establish an academic and professional reputation at regional, national and international levels.

Professional Qualifications:
1. Earned doctorate in Sport Management, or related field (PhD or EdD preferred; ABD considered).
2. Evidence of effective teaching at the University level.
3. Demonstrated ability to conduct and publish research in peer-reviewed scholarly journals.
4. Documentation of potential as evidenced by external funding, publications, and grant proposals.
5. Ability to teach or assist in the development of on-line courses.
Rank and Salary: Assistant Professor. Tenure Track. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Effective Date of Employment: August 2011
Review of Applications: Submit by November 1, 2010 or until filled.
Letter of Application/Nomination and Credentials:
Send applications with supporting credentials (letter of application, official undergraduate and graduate transcripts, curriculum vitae, three
current letters of recommendation, and a maximum of three samples of published articles or other scholarly works) to:

Attn: Jacquelyn Cuneen, Ed.D, Search Committee Chair
Sport Management Search Committee
School of Human Movement, Sport, and Leisure Studies
Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH 43403-0249
Phone: 419/372-7231. E-mail correspondence can be addressed to Jacquelyn Cuneen, Ed.D., jcuneen@bgsu.edu

School of HMSLS website: http://www.bgsu.edu/departments/hmsls

Electronic and faxed applications and letters of recommendation cannot be accepted.

Bowling Green State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and encourages applications from women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

CFP: Game Studies, Culture, Play, and Practice Area

Call for Papers: Game Studies, Culture, Play, and Practice Area
SW/TX PCA/ACA & PCA/ACA Joint Conference
April 20-23, 2011
San Antonio, TX

The Game Studies, Culture, Play, and Practice Area of the SW/TX
PCA/ACA welcomes paper, panel, and other proposals on games (digital
and otherwise) and their study and development.

Possible areas include (but are not limited to):

Alternative reality games
Archiving and artifactual preservation
Competitive/clan gaming
Design and development
Economic and industrial histories and studies
Educational games and their pedagogies
Foreign language games and culture
Advertising (both in-game and out)
Game art/game-based art
Haptics and interface studies
MOGs, MMOGs, and other forms of online/networked gaming
Pornographic games
Religion and games
Representations of race and gender
Representations of space and place
The rhetoric of games and game systems
Serious games
Strategy games
Table-top games and gaming
Technological, aesthetic, economic, and ideological convergence
Theories of play
Wireless and mobile gaming

For paper proposals: Please submit a 250 word abstract embedded in the
body of an email. Include contact information (e.g., postal and
preferred email address, phone and fax numbers, etc.) and a
biographical note about your connection to the topic.

For panel and other proposals: Feel free to query first. Panel and
other proposals should include all of the information requested for
individual paper proposals, as well as a 100-word statement of the
panel’s raison d’etre and any noteworthy organizational features.

As always, proposals are welcome from any and all scholars (including
graduate students, independent scholars, and tenured, tenure-track,
and emeritus faculty) and practitioners (developers, artists,
archivists, and so forth). Also, unusual formats, technologies, and
the like are encouraged.

The Game Studies, Culture, Play, and Practice Area is international in
scope and emphasizes diversity, an openness to innovative approaches
and presentations, and the energetic practice of post-conference
collaboration and publication.

Please submit proposals to Judd Ruggill (jruggill@asu.edu) by
12/15/2010. Information on the SW/TX PCA/ACA and its conference can be
found at: http://swtxpca.org.

Judd Ruggill, Area Chair
Game Studies, Culture, Play, and Practice

JOB: Georgia Southern University

University System of Georgia  
Assistant Professor of Sport Management
Search #59256
College of Health and Human Sciences
Georgia Southern University, a member institution of the University System of Georgia, invites nominations and applications for the position of Assistant Professor in the Department of Hospitality, Tourism, and Family and Consumer Sciences in the College of Health and Human Sciences. Georgia Southern University is classified as a Doctoral/Research University. Accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Georgia Southern offers more than 100 academic majors in a comprehensive array of baccalaureate degrees and selected master's and doctoral programs. The University has earned a reputation for providing all of the benefits of a major university with the feeling of a much smaller college. In addition, the University has earned national accreditation in 59 program areas from 21 accrediting bodies. Academic programs are organized in eight colleges: Business Administration, Education, Health and Human Sciences, Information Technology, Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, the Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health, the Allen E. Paulson College of Science and Technology, and the Jack N. Averitt College of Graduate Studies.  
A residential university with an anticipated fall 2010 enrollment of over 19,000 students, Georgia Southern is one of Georgia’s premier universities. One of the top choices in Georgia for new freshmen, including HOPE Scholars, Georgia Southern enrolls an increasingly selective student body representing the United States and 103 nations. The University continues to enhance its academic profile through higher admission standards, an expanded Honors Program, and scholarships for academically talented students. 

Georgia Southern University is committed to advancing the State of Georgia and the region through the benefits of higher education, offering both campus-based and a number of online degree programs. The University fosters access to its educational programs, provides a comprehensive and fulfilling university experience, and enhances quality of life in the region through collaborative relationships supporting education, health care and human services, cultural experiences, scientific and technological advancement, athletics, and regional development. Georgia Southern’s strategic plan includes advancing the University to the top tier of national rankings in its class.

The nearly 700 acre park-like campus continues an era of capital construction that has opened new facilities for colleges and academic programs, student recreation and development, university housing, athletics, and public service. The learning environment is enhanced by a museum of cultural and natural history, a botanical garden, a unique wildlife education and raptor center, a performing arts center, the Center for Art and Theatre, and a continuing education and conference center. The University's Division I athletic teams compete in the Southern Conference. The campus is located in Statesboro, a classic Main Street community near historic Savannah and Hilton Head Island.  
The Department of Hospitality, Tourism, and Family and Consumer Sciences, located in the College of Health and Human Sciences, is a dynamic and growth-oriented unit of over 40 faculty and staff serving over 1000 majors enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs in areas that include hotel and restaurant management, fashion merchandising and apparel design, interior design, recreation and tourism management, child and family development, and sport management. In addition, the department houses the Child Development Center, an on-campus laboratory school serving 64 infant, toddler, and preschool age children. Programs within the department are accredited by the National Recreation and Park Association, Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education, National Association for the Education of the Young Child, National Council on Family Relations, Council for Interior Design Accreditation, North American Society for Sport Management, and the National Association for Sport and Physical Education.
Position Description
Reporting to the Chair of the Department, the Assistant Professor of Sport Management position requires teaching, service, and research responsibilities as well as a terminal degree. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Sport Management, some of which may be in an online environment; engage in scholarship and creative activities; disseminate results in refereed/juried venues; advise and mentor undergraduate and graduate majors; supervise interns; assume an active role in appropriate professional organizations; and provide service to the institution and the profession. This is a nine-month, tenure-track position with possibilities for summer teaching. The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. 
Required Qualifications: 
• An earned doctorate in Sport Management, Sport Administration, or a closely related field by August 1, 2011 
• Commitment to teaching and learning as evidenced by prior teaching experience and seminar/presentation during campus visit with students present 
• Promise of productive scholarship/creative activities consistent with the teacher-scholar model, including grant/proposal writing 
• Commitment to teaching, scholarship, and service that is consistent with the College’s priorities for the Department and the mission of the University 
• Ability and/or willingness to learn to teach in an online environment 
• Ability to contribute to a positive work environment in the Department, College, and University 
• Technological literacy and a commitment to integrate technology into teaching and scholarship 
• Commitment to professional service within the University and beyond 
• Interest in working in a diverse academic and professional community
• Minimum of one year of full-time college/university teaching in the Sport Management field. 
• Candidates should have demonstrated the ability to teach several of the following courses: introduction to sport management, social issues of sport, economics of sport, and legal aspects of sport.  
Screening of applications begins October 4, 2010, and will continue until the position is filled. The position starting date is August 1, 2011. A complete application consists of a letter addressing the qualifications cited above; a curriculum vita; and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least three professional references. Other documentation may be requested. 
Georgia Southern University seeks to recruit individuals who are committed to working in diverse academic and professional communities. Applications and nominations should be sent to:

Dr. Jennie Dilworth, Search Chair
Search # 59256
Georgia Southern University
P.O. Box 8034
Statesboro, GA 30460-8034
Electronic mail: Dilworth@georgiasouthern.edu
Telephone: 912-478-1521 
More information about the institution is available through http://www.georgiasouthern.edu or at http://www.georgiasouthernhealthscience.com. Georgia Southern University seeks individuals who are committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and professional service within the University and beyond. Finalists will be required to submit to a background investigation. The names of applicants and nominees, vitae, and other non-evaluative information may be subject to public inspection under the Georgia Open Records Act. Georgia Southern University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity institution. Individuals who need reasonable accommodations under the ADA to participate in the search process should contact the Associate Provost. 

Thursday, August 19, 2010

SCHOLARSHIP: NASSS Graduate Diversity Award CFP


In recognition of the recommendation made by the Racial Diversity Committee in the fall of 2003, the NASSS Conference Programme Committee has implemented a scholarship for a graduate student who is a member of a racial or ethnic “minority” group. The purpose of the scholarship is to create a mechanism to identify racial and/or ethnic “minority” graduate students who are doing research in the area of sport sociology and to provide a means of supporting their work and association with NASSS. The award is for $500 to be applied toward expenses associated with attendance at the NASSS 2010 Conference in San Diego, California, USA.

Applicants must be members of NASSS. The application process for the scholarship is as follows:

* graduate students who wish to be considered should prepare a one-page essay, which addresses how they plan to contribute to the field of sociology of sport/physical activity.
* essays should be submitted along with a faculty recommendation from someone who is familiar with the student’s work and aspirations.
* applications will be reviewed by the NASSS Diversity and Conference and Climate Committee.
* announcements regarding the selected applicant will be announced at the end of September 2010.

Application Deadline: 18 September, 2010 via e-mail.

Submit materials to:

Othello Harris
Miami University
Chair, NASSS NASSS Diversity and Conference Climate Committee

The winner of the award will be recognized at the Annual Meeting of NASSS in San Diego, California, November, 2010.

Friday, August 13, 2010

JOB: Chair, Dept of Kinesiology, U Minnesota


The College of Education and Human Development, University of Minnesota, invites nominations and applications for the position of Director (Chair) of the School of Kinesiology.  We are looking for candidates who are established leaders in one or more of the disciplines represented in the School, who have a clear and articulated vision for the work of an academic department, and who have the administrative skills and experience to organize and effectively guide faculty and staff efforts to achieve this vision.  The School is especially interested in candidates who can help maintain and refine its academic mission, integrity, and vitality by providing leadership in instruction, research, program development, and outreach/community service.

The School of Kinesiology focuses on the biological, developmental, social, and behavioral bases of physical activity, recreation, sport, and human performance through its programs in Kinesiology, Sport Management, Recreation, Park, and Leisure Studies, and Physical Education teacher licensure. The School’s academic degree programs prepare students for a variety of professional opportunities in both public and private sectors that include teaching, research, health promotion, rehabilitation, medicine, coaching, sport administration, and services related to physical activity and fitness in settings that include schools, colleges and universities, public and private agencies, clinical environments, government, business, and the military.

This position also provides a tenured faculty appointment.  The starting date is negotiable with a strong preference 7/1/11 and the salary is commensurate with qualifications. Applicants must have a doctoral-level degree in a field related to Kinesiology; have administrative experience; a demonstrated interest in and ability to foster a climate that seeks and values diversity; evidence of a well-established national or international reputation for productivity in one or more areas of academic scholarship within the School; and evidence of effectiveness in teaching, advising, and outreach/service.  Applications must include a letter expressing interest and addressing accomplishments related to the qualifications, a current CV, and the names and contact information for three references.  Applications will be reviewed as received.  An on-line application is required.

To apply, access the U of M Employment System at https://employment.umn.edu and search for Requisition Number: 167652.  Supporting materials may be attached electronically to the on-line application or mailed to: Kinesiology Director Search, College of Education & Human Development, U of Minnesota, 105 Burton Hall/Mail Code: 3171, 178 Pillsbury Drive SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455-0211
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.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010



NASSS 2010 Call-For-Abstracts

We invite you to submit a paper abstract for the 31st annual conference of the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport (NASSS) to be held November 3-6, 2010 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in San Diego, California, U.S.A. Scholars from various disciplines and interdisciplinary fields examining issues relevant to the sociological study of sport and physical culture are encouraged to submit their work. Scholars interested in submitting an abstract are invited to follow the Submission Procedures and Presentation Rules outlined in the “2010 Call-for-abstracts” document available on NASSS’s web page:http://www.nasss.org

Thursday, August 05, 2010

CONFERENCE: Sport and the Environment: Philosophical Dimensions

Sport and the Environment: Philosophical Dimensions

Thursday June 23- Saturday June 25 2011

Hosted by:

Human Kinetics Dept.
St. Francis Xavier University
Antigonish Nova Scotia, CANADA

Note: Additional information and call for abstracts to follow in the fall

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.

JOB: Socio-cultural Aspects of Physical Activity and Health, U of Toronto

Socio-cultural Aspects of Physical Activity and Health

Applications are invited for a full-time tenure-stream appointment, at the Assistant Professor level, in Socio-cultural Aspects of Physical Activity and Health. Applicants with expertise in the socio-cultural study of physical activity and health, emphasizing social determinants, practices and/or discourses that constrain or facilitate physical activity participation are preferred. An understanding of historical perspectives with regard to the social determinants of physical activity and health will be considered an asset.

Biostatistics and Quantitative Methods in Human Health and Disease
Applications are invited for a full-time tenure-stream appointment, at the Assistant Professor level, in Biostatistics and Quantitative Methods in Human Health and Disease. Applicants should have broad expertise in biostatistics, quantitative methods and/or mathematical or computational modelling as applied to human health and disease. The ability to teach univariate statistics at the graduate level and research methods at the undergraduate level is required. Collaborative scholarly research opportunities exist, including with members of the Muscle Health Research Centre and/or the Centre for Vision Research.
Both positions involve undergraduate and graduate teaching and supervision in the graduate program in Kinesiology and Health Science (MA, M.Sc. and PhD). The current graduate programs include health-related aspects of exercise physiology, motor control, immunology, vision research, muscle research, neurobiology, biomechanics, psychology and fitness. Candidates are expected to develop a productive research program supported by external funding. A PhD is required, and post-doctoral experience is an asset. Candidates must demonstrate promise of excellence in undergraduate teaching. A previous and promising publication record in refereed journals is required. Information about the School can be obtained at www.kinesiology.yorku.ca and www.yorku.ca/kahs.

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a covering letter stating future research and teaching goals, three relevant reprints and contact information for three referees, by December 1, 2010, to: Dr. Angelo Belcastro, Chair, School of Kinesiology and Health Science. E-mail: kinchair@yorku.ca.

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

CONFERNECE: NASSS 2010 Registration

Registration for the 2010 NASSS Conference is now open.

Producing Knowledge, Producing Bodies: Cross-Currents in Sociologies of Sport and Physical Culture

November 3-6 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, San Diego-Mission Valley, San Diego, CA, USA

For more information, please visit the NASSS homepage: http://nasss.org