Wednesday, November 23, 2011

JOB: Sport and Leisure Management - U. Memphis

The University of Memphis

Department of Health and Sport Sciences

Sport and Leisure Management Unit

• Announcement of Faculty Vacancy•

Position: Assistant Professor of Sport and Leisure Management. Full time, tenure track appointment in the Department of Health and Sport Sciences. Posting ##0001239.

Qualifications: An earned doctorate (obtained by August, 2012) with an emphasis in Sport Management, Leisure Management or a related discipline is required. A demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching and professional service is expected, along with a current record of scholarly productivity that demonstrates the potential for securing external funding.

Responsibilities: Contribute to classroom delivery of the undergraduate program in Sport and Leisure Management and graduate program in Sport Commerce. Candidates should possess expertise in two or more of the following content areas in sport: policy and governance, marketing, finance, sponsorship, economics, sales, and/or legal and ethical issues. Candidates are also expected to develop and pursue a focused, sustainable, and fundable research program. It is anticipated that the candidate will actively pursue research and service initiatives on behalf of The University of Memphis’ Bureau of Sport Commerce.

Setting: The University of Memphis, a Tennessee Board of Regents institution, is recognized by the Carnegie Foundation as one of two public research universities and the only community engaged public university in Tennessee. It has six colleges and four professional schools serving a diverse population of about 23,000 students, 5,000 of whom are enrolled in graduate programs. The University is strongly committed to its urban mission and outreach programs, and recognizes the diverse and integrated role played by faculty and administration in fulfilling a comprehensive mission of research, education, and community service. The Department of Health and Sport Sciences ( is one of four departments within the College of Education (COE), and has approximately 800 undergraduate and graduate majors.

Salary and Starting Date: Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications. This position is a nine-month appointment. Opportunities for summer teaching may be available based on departmental needs. The anticipated date of employment is on or before August 20, 2012.

Application Procedure: The review of completed applications will begin January 3rd, 2012, and may continue until the position is filled. Applications are to be submitted electronically at Applicants are required to upload (1) a detailed cover letter indicating qualifications related to research, teaching, and service (2) a current curriculum vitae, and (3) name, address, telephone numbers, and email address of four references, in addition to candidate's specific affiliation with each of these individuals. Address inquiries to Dr. Tim Ryan, Search Committee Chair, at

The University of Memphis, a TBR institution, is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants are urged to apply for this position. Appointment will be based on qualifications as they relate to the position requirements without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, handicap or veteran status. Successful candidates must meet guidelines of the Immigration and Reform Control Act of 1986.

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