Saturday, September 25, 2010

CFP: North American Society for Sport History (NASSH)

H.J. Lutcher Stark Center for Physical Culture and Sports, University of Texas at Austin
May 27-30, 2011

The 39th annual convention of the North American Society for Sport History (NASSH) will be held at the H.J. Lutcher Stark Center for Physical Culture and Sports, University of Texas at Austin, May 27-30, 2011. (Information about accommodations and travel will be sent later.) 

The Program Committee encourages all NASSH members and others interested in sport history to think about research presentation possibilities for the convention. Abstracts may be submitted for individual papers (20 minutes) or for complete sessions (95 minutes – typically, but not necessarily, composed of 3 presenters at 20 minutes each, a commentator at 20 minutes, and discussion at 15 minutes). Proposals for complete sessions are strongly encouraged. 

All submissions will be evaluated by the Program Committee according to their individual merit, contribution to the field, and potential contribution as components of the total program. Proposals that do not provide all the information requested will be returned to the author(s). The deadline for the submission of proposals is December 1, 2010. Please contact Catriona M. Parratt, Program Chair, with any questions at or 319 338 7401. 

Guidelines for Individual Papers:
  1. Include author’s name, institutional affiliation & position, phone number, and postal and email addresses. 
  2. Include title and abstract of the paper. The abstract should include the question(s) addressed in the paper, the evidence to be used, a precise statement of the argument and conclusions, and what significance the paper has to our understanding of sport history (300-500 words). 
  3. Suggest the type of NASSH conference session for which this paper might be appropriate. 
  4. Submit electronic copies of the complete proposal by December 1, 2010 to the Program Committee Chair.  Early proposals are appreciated. 
Guidelines for Complete Sessions:
  1. Include names, institutional affiliation & position, phone numbers, and postal and e-mail addresses for the session organizer and all participants (moderator, speakers, and commentator).  It is requested that you select a commentator for the session, or provide suggestions as to individuals who would be appropriate. 
  2. Include title and abstract of the session. The session abstract should include a discussion of its theme and argument, a description of the relationship among the papers, and a statement about the significance of the session to our understanding of sport history (150-250 words). 
  3. Include title and abstract for each individual papers. The abstracts should include the question(s) addressed in the papers, the evidence to be used, a precise statement of the argument and conclusions, and what significance the papers have to our understanding of sport history (300-500 words each maximum).
  4. Submit copies of the complete proposal by December 1, 2010 to the Program Committee Chair.  Early proposals are appreciated. 
  1. Persons whose papers are accepted by the program committee must agree to present the paper in person and to attend and participate in other convention sessions.
  2. Each presenter must be a NASSH member in good standing.
  3. Each presenter must be registered for the conference.
  4. Except for supporting graduate students through the Roberta Park Fund (see below), NASSH pays no honoraria or any other expenses for speakers to prepare papers or to attend the convention. 
  5. Papers are to be original work, not published or presented in full elsewhere. 
  6. Persons whose abstracts are accepted by the program committee must deliver the paper summarized by the abstract and not some other piece of work.
  7. Only one major paper may be presented by an individual at a NASSH convention. (A presenter may, however, also moderate a session or serve as a commentator.) 
  8. Presenters should not be the moderator of the session in which they present. 
  9. Presenters must prepare final abstracts of about 300-500 words for publication in the annual NASSH PROCEEDINGS. 
  10. Moderators will firmly enforce time limits for papers. Speakers should plan on no more than two minutes per page (typewritten, double-spaced, TNR 12-point, 25 lines). 
  11. Requests for audiovisual equipment specifying the kind of technology needed should be made directly to the convention manager. 
  12. The deadline for submitting completed papers to commentator(s) and to other members of the session is April 1, 2011.  Commentators have some autonomy in working with presenters on this deadline.
Implicit Agreement to Attend Conference: 
Submission of abstract(s) indicates the intent of presenter(s) to register for the conference at the appropriate conference fee and to be available to present May 27-30, 2011.  
Roberta Park Award Guidelines
Graduate students who have a paper accepted for the 2011 NASSH convention are eligible to apply for a grant from the Roberta Park Fund. Annual interest on this fund is divided among the applicants to help defray the costs of travel and accommodation at the convention. Exact amounts of these grants vary from year to year.

To apply for a grant from the Park Fund, you should:
  • Indicate your interest on your submitted abstract,
  • Include the name and email address of your graduate program advisor. 
This financial support will be disbursed to you by NASSH Secretary-Treasurer Ron Smith at the convention, not before.

FELLOWSHIP: Wolfsonian Art Museum at Florida International University

Open fellowship program with the Wolfsonian Art Museum at Florida International University, for 2011-2012. Fellowships are awarded for full-time research at The Wolfsonian, generally for periods of three to five weeks. Fellowships include a stipend, accommodations, and round-trip travel. The timing of dates will be negotiated with individual awardees.

Their holdings have significant collections related to health and physical culture. From the catalogue:

Health, hygiene and fitness
The Wolfsonian has many publications and objects that reflect discourses about health in Europe and North America between the late nineteenth century and the Second World War. The Wolfsonian’s library has a particularly rich collection of books and periodicals about nudism and physical culture in early twentieth-century America. Other strong health- or fitness-related areas of the collection are advertisements for health resorts; publications about housing reform and urban planning; and publicity, trophies, and commemorative objects for sporting events. The Wolfsonian also has personal or household objects, such as razors, massagers, sunlamps, and vacuum cleaners; and publicity for public health campaigns.

Friday, September 24, 2010

FILM FEST: Canadian Sport Film Festival

The third annual Canadian Sport Film Festival returns to Toronto, Sept 30 - Oct 2, for those of you who will be in the area.
The films this year include a challenge of ageist assumptions in sport (Autumn Gold), a harsh look at the practices of European clubs encouraging the dreams of young African soccer players (Football Fables), and a profile of Peter Norman, the third man on the podium with Carlos and Smith in Mexico City in 1968 (Salute).
Full details and tickets are available at:
For those in the Winnipeg area: the first CSFF satellite festival is scheduled for Winnipeg on Nov. 26.

JOB: Two Tenure Track Positions - UM Amherst

Isenberg School of Management
Mark H. McCormack Department of Sport Management
Two Tenure Track Positions
Experienced Assistant Professor of Sport Marketing and Assistant Professor of Sport Management

The Mark H. McCormack Department of Sport Management invites applications for two tenure-track positions. The University of Massachusetts is home to the Mark H. McCormack Collection – the archives of sports innovator Mark H. McCormack and his company, IMG. The Department has a partnership with the University Special Collections and the McCormack family. As such, the Department strongly encourages applicants to be willing to make use of the opportunity to access the archives for research, publication, and teaching. 

The first opening is for an experienced Assistant Professor of Sport Marketing. Qualified candidates should have Sport Marketing as a primary area of interest. A proven ability to teach courses in a secondary area such as Sport Finance, Sport Management Policy, Sport Strategy, or Sport Organization Behavior and Development is a plus. Qualified candidates should hold a Ph.D. in Sport Marketing, Sport Management, or Marketing with a minimum of 3 years of experience as an Assistant Professor. Applicants for this position should note they are applying for Requisition #33205.

The second opening is for an Assistant Professor of Sport Management. Qualified candidates should have Sport Strategy, Sport Organizational Behavior and Development, Sport Management Policy, Sport Entrepreneurship/Innovation, or Sport Finance as a primary area of interest. Qualified candidates should have completed their Ph.D. in Sport Management, Management, Business, or a related field by September 2011. The capability to teach in a second area is preferred. Applicants for this position should note they are applying for Requisition #33204.

The ability to conduct scholarly research and publishing to meet the expectations of a business school is required; thus, candidates are requested to provide examples of scholarly publications. The department values quality teaching; thus, candidates should provide evidence of excellence in teaching. Experience or a willingness to work with doctoral students is viewed favorably.

The department has a continuing commitment to enhance the diversity of its faculty, student body, and curriculum. Salary is competitive. Start date is September 1, 2011.

Please send curriculum vitae and names and addresses of at least three references and a sample research paper or publication to: Dr. Mark McDonald, Chair, Search Committee, McCormack Department of Sport Management, Isenberg School of Management, University of Massachusetts, 121 Presidents Drive, Amherst, MA 01003. The priority deadline for applications is November 15, 2010, but applications will be accepted until position is filled.

The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

JOB: Socio-Cultural Aspects of Sport/Physical Activity, CSU-Fullerton

California State University, Fullerton
Socio-Cultural Aspects of Sport/Physical Activity

The Department of Kinesiology at California State University, Fullerton seeks to hire a tenure-track faculty in the area of Sport Sociology. Primary teaching responsibilities will include undergraduate and graduate classes in sport sociology and sport, games, and culture. In addition, areas of teaching responsibility may include gender and sport, introduction to kinesiology, history/philosophy of human movement, and/or research methods. Successful applicants will be expected to conduct research and engage in other scholarly activities; participate in curriculum development; advise and direct student research and graduate theses/ projects/exams; provide Department, College, and University service; and provide academic advisement. 

  • Earned doctorate in Kinesiology, Exercise Science, or related field
  • Focused ongoing scholarly/creative activity with a record of peer-reviewed publications and potential to attract external funding
  • Successful teaching performance in relevant courses
  • Evidence of significant professional and leadership activities
  • Ability to work successfully within a culturally diverse university and community

The Department (> 1,200 majors) offers B.S and M.S. degrees in Kinesiology, providing students with several focus options related to specific career objectives and sub-disciplinary specializations.  The Department houses several laboratories and offers multiple opportunities for collaboration in its research centers, including the Center for Successful Aging, the Center for the Promotion of Healthy Lifestyles and Obesity Prevention, the Lifespan Wellness Center, the Center for Sport Performance, and the Center for the Advancement of Responsible Youth Sports. Visit the departmental and University websites for additional information about our offerings and faculty:

Rank & Salary
Position is at the rank of Assistant Professor.  Salary is competitive and commensurate with rank, experience and qualifications. Periodic salary adjustments are enacted by the state legislature. Additional teaching in summer and intersession is often available. An excellent comprehensive benefits package is available which includes health/vision/dental plans; spouse, domestic partner and/or dependent fee-waiver; access to campus child-care as well as an affordable housing program; and a defined-benefit retirement program through the state system along with optional tax sheltering opportunities. For a detailed description of benefits visit:

Job Control Number

Appointment Date
August 2011

Application Procedures
Send letter of application, curriculum vita, a brief narrative (2 pages) regarding your views on trends and future directions in main area of research, transcripts of graduate work, up to three examples of scholarly work, copies of teaching evaluation summaries for all courses taught over the past two years, and three letters of recommendation addressed to:

Dr. Lenny Wiersma, Search Committee Chair
Department of Kinesiology
California State University, Fullerton
P.O. Box 6870
Fullerton, CA  92834-6870

Application Deadline
To assure full consideration complete applications should be received by November 15, 2010. The position will remain open until filled.

Cal State Fullerton is an Equal Opportunity/
Title IX/503/504/VEVRA/ADA Employer

Thursday, September 09, 2010

JOB: Lecturer, Sport and Exercise Science at University College Dublin

Lecturing position in Sport and Exercise Science at University College Dublin. 

The job specification is broadly written to encompass as many fields as possible, but the position is designed to service either or both of the BSc Sport and Exercise Management and the BSc Health and Performance Science.

The BSc Sport and Exercise Management encompasses sports marketing/management, sports development, coaching management, exercise management etc, with an emphasis on the design, delivery and management of services within the sports/exercise sector.

The BSc Health and Performance Science includes sport/exercise science, injury management etc, and focuses on exercise physiology and biomechanics, with some sports psychology.

Further details can be found by visiting the UCD HR website:, selecting the "Job Vacancies for External Applicants" tab, and using the reference number: 004210

More information on the Centre for Sports Studies can be found at:

The closing date is 17 September 2010.

Please feel free to circulate this information to interested colleagues.

Monday, September 06, 2010

GRANT: Diversity in Sport Dissertation Grant

The Laboratory for Diversity in Sport at Texas A&M University is pleased to announce the Diversity in Sport Dissertation Grant. This is a $1,000 award presented to a student who will complete a doctoral dissertation by August 15, 2011. 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 understand how diversity influences the workplace and factors that can facilitate the positive effects of diversity.
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 single-spaced 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.

The deadline for submission is November 19, 2010. A decision will be made by December 10, 2010, and funding distributed thereafter. Three faculty members associated with the Laboratory for Diversity in Sport will make the funding decision. Direct questions to: George Cunningham, PhD; Director, Laboratory for Diversity in Sport; Email:; Phone: (979) 458-8006.

Additional Information.
If awarded the grant, students are required to: (a) provide the Laboratory for Diversity in Sport with a copy of the dissertation, (b) list the Laboratory for Diversity in Sport as a sponsor of the research in the dissertation and in subsequent presentations and publications, and (c) provide the Laboratory for Diversity in Sport with copies of published articles emanating from the dissertation.

Past Award Recipients. To date, the Laboratory for Diversity in Sport has awarded seven dissertation grants: Megan Chawansky (2006, The Ohio State University), Elizabeth Gregg (2006, Indiana University), John Borland (2007, University of Connecticut), Amanda Paule (2007, Michigan State University), Erin Hagan (2008, University of Connecticut), Kylee Short (2008, The Ohio State University), and Rachel Madsen (2009, University of Connecticut).

Laboratory for Diversity in Sport.
Founded in 2003, the Laboratory for Diversity in Sport is housed within the Department of Health and Kinesiology at Texas A&M University. The Laboratory is dedicated to producing and disseminating research related to all forms of diversity within the sport context.
The purpose of the Laboratory is to examine and seek to understand how diversity impacts team and organization performance, individual affect, and people’s behaviors. Therefore, research from the Laboratory is aimed at investigating under-represented persons and groups, diverse dyads, heterogeneous teams, and individuals’ outcomes when surrounded by dissimilar others. Such research allows for a greater understanding of how diversity impacts individuals and teams, as well as the benefits of diversity.

In addition to awarding the Diversity in Sport Dissertation Grant, the Lab also produces:

The Diversity in Athletics Award: The Diversity in Athletics Award recognizes the NCAA athletic departments that excel in the area of diversity. Departments are recognized in eight categories: diversity strategy, gender diversity of department employees, racial diversity of department employees, value and attitudinal diversity of department employees, graduation of African American male student athletes, graduation of African American female student athletes, Title IX compliance (substantial proportionality), and overall excellence in diversity. The Laboratory, in collaboration with the NCAA, presents the Award on an annual basis.

Diversity in Sport Organizations Interview Series: This product represents interviews with leaders from around the world concerning various diversity-related topics. Interview areas include: an overview of diversity, health implications of diversity, race and ethnicity, sex and leadership, disability and sport, and strategies for managing a diverse workplace.

For more information concerning the Laboratory for Diversity in Sport, please see the Lab website:

Name: ____________________________ Date: ____________________________
University: _______________________ Expected Date of Graduation: ____________
Dissertation Title: ________________________________________________________
Advisor Name: _______________________
I certify that the information presented above is accurate and current to the best of my knowledge.
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