Thursday, March 08, 2012

JOB: Massey University

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Sport Management (A067-12ZZ)

School of Sport and Exercise, College of Sciences

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Sport Management to join the new School of Sport and Exercise in Palmerston North.
Location:Palmerston North
Term of Contract:Permanent
Salary Package:Lecturer/Senior Lecturer (view academic salary information)
Closing Date:15 April 2012

Position Overview

The School of Sport and Exercise wishes to recruit an energetic, enterprising team member to research and teach in the area of Sport Management.

You will be part of Massey’s highly-regarded Sport Management and Coaching programme within the newly formed School of Sport and Exercise, located at the Manawatu Campus, Palmerston North. You will work with a team to design, prepare and deliver undergraduate and postgraduate courses. The courses will be offered to both internal and extramural students.

You will possess a PhD or similar, or be in the final stages of completion of that qualification, with teaching experience and a research interest in one or more of the following areas: Sport Business, Sport Management, and Sport Facility & Event Management.

Experience in University-level teaching, both internally and also ideally distance education, is a key requirement of this position. You will have demonstrated the potential to work within a team of academics in curriculum development and presentation.

The level of appointment will depend upon research and teaching experience.

Enquiries of an academic nature can be directed to A/Prof Steve Stannard on +64 6 350 4997 or email

Job description

Purpose statement

This is an opportunity to assist development and provide delivery of the Sport and Exercise programme at Palmerston North.

Responsible to

The Head of School and working in consulation with other colleagues in the area of Sport Management and Coaching

Key accountabilities


1. Undertake undergraduate and postgraduate teaching.
2. Develop and teach major curriculum components of courses.
3. Coordinate and administer the teaching of subjects.
4. Supervise the research activities of graduate and undergraduate students and assist in the supervision of students/ research projects at a postgraduate level.
5. Undertake continuing personal professional development.


1. Undertake an active, appropriate and viable personal research programme and/or participate in team-based research.
2. Publish at least one paper or other scholarly work each year in a peer-reviewed academic journal or similiar.
3. Present research and act as a discussant at appropriate academic conferences.
4. Generate research funding from sources external to the university.

Service to the Community

1. Participate in community service activities that further advance the profession or field and which are consistent with the University’s Charter and Strategic Plan.
2. Assist the School to develop an environment which gives effect to the obligations of the Treaty of Waitangi.

University Responsibilities

1. Serve on University and/or School committees.
2. Ensure the observance of University policy and codes of practice in all teaching, research, community service and administrative practices.
3. Contribute to the development of a School working environment of teamwork and cooperation.

Any other duties as required by the Head of School.

Person specification


A completed Doctoral qualification in Sport Sociology, Sport Business Management, Sport Facility & Event Management, and/or Sport Coaching, or a related field.


Experience in University teaching internally, and ideally also in distance education, is a key requirement of this position. Experience in, and record of, dissemination of research via publication in peer-reviewed academic journals is essential.

Skills, Knowledge, Abilities, Personal Attributes, Behaviours, Competencies

Highly motivated self-starter.
- A dynamic participant in their chosen field with the drive and determination to exploit new opportunities.
- Excellent communication skills along with the ability to inspire students.
- Committed to excellence in teaching - Energy and enthusiasm.
- Versatile team player.
- Excellent role model for students.
- A good grasp of the opportunities web-based delivery can add to a teaching programme.

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