Tuesday, June 26, 2012

CFP: Communication and Sport (Inaugural)

Communication and Sport
Call for Papers

Communication and Sport, a new international research quarterly to be published starting in 2013 by SAGE Publications in alliance with the International Association for Communication and Sport would like to announce its inaugural Call for Papers.  Information about the title, including its aims and scope, manuscript submission guidelines, and Editorial Board may be found at: http://www.sagepub.com/journals/Journal202136 . Please submit manuscripts via SAGE Track, powered by ScholarOne, at the Communication and Sport Manuscript Central website at: http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/commsport . 

Communication and Sport is edited by Lawrence Wenner of Loyola Marymount University. Associate Editors are Andrew Billings of the University of Alabama, Marie Hardin of Pennsylvania State University, and David Rowe of the University of Western Sydney. The new journal features a distinguished international Editorial Board and will publish 400 pages annually in hard copy and via SAGE OnlineFirst.  Questions concerning submissions may be directed to commsporteditor@gmail.com .

Communication and Sport engages a broad intellectual community through its Aims and Scope statement: Communication and Sport is a peer-reviewed quarterly that publishes research to foster international scholarly understanding of the nexus of communication and sport.  C&S publishes research and critical analysis from diverse disciplinary and theoretical perspectives to advance understanding of communication phenomena in the varied contexts through which sport touches individuals, society, and culture.  C&Sexamines both communication in sport and the communication of sport by considering sport in light of communication processes, strategies, industries, texts, and reception.  C&S welcomes studies of sport and media in mass and new media settings, research on sport in interpersonal, group, organizational, and other communication contexts, and analyses of sport rhetoric, discourse, and narratives. C&S encourages studies of sport communication and media from broad disciplinary vistas including sport studies/sociology, management, marketing, politics, economics, philosophy, history, education, kinesiology, health, as well as cultural, policy, urban, gender, sexuality, race, and ability studies.  C&Sis theoretically diverse, and articles featuring qualitative, quantitative, critical, historical, and other methods are equally welcome.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

SCHOLARSHIP: Graduate Diversity Award


In recognition of the recommendation made by the Racial Diversity Committee in the fall
of 2003, the NASSS Conference Program 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 2012 Conference in
New Orleans, LA (USA).

The application process and criteria for the scholarship are as follows:

*NASSS member and graduate student status

*Applicants must 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 recommendation from a faculty
member who is familiar with the student’s work and aspirations.

*Applications will be reviewed by the NASSS Diversity and Conference Climate

*All documents must be sent via e-mail.

*Announcements regarding the selected applicant will be made at the end of
September 2012.

*The winner of the award will be recognized at the 2012 Annual NASSS Conference
Business Meeting in New Orleans, LA.

Application Deadline: August 31, 2012

Submit materials to:

Dr. Demetrius Pearson
University of Houston
Chair, NASSS Diversity and Conference Climate Committee

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

POSTDOC: School of History, Technology, and Society at Georgia Tech

Postdoc in Sports Studies

The School of History, Technology, and Society at Georgia Tech (HTS) seeks a postdoctoral fellow
in sports studies beginning in fall 2012.

HTS is a collective of sociologists and historians offering a full range of undergraduate and
graduate degrees. In 2013 HTS will inaugurate an interdisciplinary program bringing together
sports studies, science and technology, and urban studies and incorporating faculty from areas
such as architecture, biomedicine, engineering, history, information design, international affairs,
literature, physiology, psychology, sociology, and urban planning.

The postdoctoral fellow will help to shape this new program by using fall 2012 to develop
an “Introduction to Sports Studies” course which s/he will teach in spring 2013 along with one
additional course to be negotiated. We will consider candidates from a variety of disciplinary
backgrounds. This is a one-year postdoctoral position, renewable for an additional year at the
discretion of the HTS chair.

Applicants for this position should email all materials, including a cover letter, current CV, and
contact information for three references to Professor John Tone at john.tone@hts.gatech.edu.
The deadline for applications is July 15, 2012. Please include the words “Sports Studies Postdoc”
in the subject line. Salary will be competitive and will include fringe benefits.

Georgia Tech was recently voted one of the best places to work, and Atlanta is consistently
ranked among the top ten places to live for young professionals. Georgia Tech is a unit of
the University System of Georgia and an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and
requires compliance with the Immigration Control Reform Act of 1986.

JOB: Georgia Institute of Technology

Homer Rice Chair in Sports and Society
School of History, Technology, & Society
Georgia Institute of Technology

Georgia Tech seeks a senior scholar for a tenure/tenure track position to head its new initiative in
sports studies. Candidates should possess an established record of scholarship in the sociology of sport,
including funded research, and a desire to shape a distinctive program of national reputation in sports
studies. The Homer Rice Chair will reside on Georgia Tech’s Atlanta campus in the School of History,
Technology, and Society, a collective of sociologists and historians offering a full range of undergraduate
and graduate degrees. The interdisciplinary focus of the initiative brings together sports studies, science
and technology, and urban studies, incorporating faculty from across campus, in areas ranging from
architecture, urban planning, and biomedicine to information design, literature, and international
affairs. We look for a creative academic leader and program builder who can leverage the unique
opportunities available at a tier one technological university situated in the heart of a vibrant, diverse
metropolis. The position includes substantial research funding and administrative support.

Qualified applicants for this position should forward a cover letter, current CV, research/teaching
statement, and contact info for five references to Professor Steven Usselman, Chair, School of History,
Technology, and Society, Georgia Institute of Technology, Old CE Building, 221 Bobby Dodd Way,
Atlanta, GA 30332-0225 or by electronic attachment to sportsstudies@hts.gatech.edu. The search
committee will begin reviewing applications on September 15, 2012 and continue until the position is

Located in midtown Atlanta, Georgia Tech enrolls over 21,000 students and is consistently ranked as
one of the top seven public universities in the country. Georgia Tech is a unit of the University System of
Georgia and an AA/EO employer; women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

JOB: Un. of Southern Mississippi

Please consider applying or forwarding to interested parties. Thank you.

I would like to announce an opening for a one-year visiting instructor position in Sport Coaching Education at the University of Southern Mississippi. This position will be a 9-month contract from August 2012-May 2013. The instructor would be responsible for teaching 4 courses per semester in any of the following: Intro to Sport Coaching, Sport Pedagogy, Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries, and/or coaching methods courses like Coaching Track and Field, Coaching Basketball, etc.
If you are interested or know someone who would be, please contact me as soon as possible. We are looking to have a list of candidate for this position by the end of next week (June 15th).


Brian T. Gearity, Ph.D., C.S.C.S
Assistant Professor
College of Health/School of Human Performance and Recreation
The University of Southern Mississippi
118 College Drive #5142
Hattiesburg, MS 39406
(601)266-6321 office

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

CFP: Sport Management Review on Managing Disability Sport

Special Issue of Sport Management Review on Managing Disability Sport
Guest Editors - Dr. Laura Misener & Dr. Simon Darcy

Disability sport draws on a well-developed body of literature with its origins in medicine and rehabilitation that developed quickly post-World War II with the establishment of Stoke Mandeville Games. The Stoke Mandeville Games grew into the Paralympic Games and the International Paralympic Committee. From this foundation, as human performance and sports science developed so did interest in the performance of athletes with disabilities. Within the education sector, disability advocacy and inclusive education practices challenged school physical education and sports programs to be more inclusive of the group. At the same time the rise of disability advocacy brought issues of access and inclusion into the mainstream from local level grassroots sport right through to elite international competition. Since the 1988 Seoul Olympics and Paralympics, disability sport has had international exposure. Beyond the Paralympics, and other disability specific sport events, disability sport has been integrated into the local, regional, national and international world sporting bodies. Yet, managing disability sport is characterised by a series of challenges that are unique to the area. This special edition focuses on Managing Disability Sport rather than the medical, human performance or sociocultural issues facing people with disability in sport.
Possible topics include (but are not limited to):
• Management and marketing of disability specific sport events (i.e. Paralympic Games;
Special Olympics; Deaf Olympics);
• Managing disability sport across the inclusion spectrum (segregated to mainstream);
• Sport organisation approaches to disability sport delivery;
• Managing classification systems;
• Disability sport participation patterns;
• Legislation and policy related to fostering disability sport initiatives;
• Specialist infrastructure, transport and equipment considerations;
• Managing Assistive Technology within Sporting Context;
• Accessible Sport Tourism opportunities;
• Developing organisational disability sport capacity;
• Managing Volunteers and Disability Sport;
• Innovation and entrepreneurship for disability sport organisations;
• Media and Social Media Approaches to Disability Sport Promotion;
The list is indicative and the editors welcome approaches from authors who would like to discuss ideas for papers. The focus of the special issue will be conceptual and empirical research with a strong contextual, theoretical or methodological basis that advances knowledge. Studies using quantitative and/or qualitative or mixed methods approaches are welcomed.

Deadline for submissions
Submissions are due on or before 15 December 2012 via the SMR online submission system at http://ees.elsevier.com/smr/. To ensure that all manuscripts are correctly identified for review in relation to the special issue it is important that authors select “Special Issue: Managing Disability Sport” when they reach the “Article Type” step in the submission process.
All manuscript submissions must adhere to the Sport Management Review ‘Guide for Authors’ available at http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_

Special Issue Editor contact details

Laura Misener, PhD
School of Kinesiology
Faculty of Health Sciences
Western University
London, ON
N6A 5B9
Tel: 1-519-661-2111 ext. 86000
Fax: 519-661-2008
Email: laura.misener@uwo.ca

Simon Darcy, PhD
Management -Events, Leisure, Sport,
Tourism and the Arts group
UTS Business School
University of Technology, Sydney
Broadway NSW 2007
Tel: +61 2 9514 5114
Fax: +61 2 9514 5195
Email: simon.darcy@uts.edu.au

CFP: Journal of Issues in Intercollegiate Athletics

Journal of Issues in Intercollegiate Athletics
Sponsored by the CSRI - College Sport Research Institute

Call for Papers
Special Issue
College Sport, University Governance, and Power Politics: Through the Lens of Penn State

Events emanating from allegations of child sexual abuse by a former Penn State coach in
November of 2011 have left a university divided, a state in turmoil, and the higher education community
more generally under heightened scrutiny. While the situation at Penn State has its own unique cultural
signature, the questions raised about the influence of sport on a university and beyond resonate across the
higher education landscape.
Through the lens of Penn State (i.e., outcomes, events, and responses associated with the alleged
sexual abuse scandal), we invite research-based, theoretically grounded scholarly submissions that offer
perspectives on college sport, university governance, and politics. Topics should conform broadly to the
overarching theme for the issue and may address one or more of the sub-themes below:
Perspectives on the “Grand Experiment”.
Presidential leadership and college sport.
The politics of college sport and university governance.
The administrative challenge of supervising big-time coaches with access to both financial and
cultural capital.
Ethical considerations.
The economic impact of college sport scandal on the health and status of universities.
Co-editors for this special issue are Ellen J. Staurowsky, Professor, Sport Management, Drexel
University and Chad Seifried, Assistant Professor, Department of Kinesiology, Louisiana State
University. Manuscript files (Microsoft word format only) can be submitted electronically starting
September 1, 2012 and no later than November 1, 2012 to Ellen J. Staurowsky at ejs95@drexel.edu.
The submission should be accompanied with an email message stating the manuscript has not been
simultaneously submitted for publication and/or published elsewhere. Manuscripts must conform
to the current “Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association.” Manuscripts must
include an abstract of approximately 150-200 words and complete references. Each manuscript must
be typewritten, double-spaced throughout, use “Times New Roman” font (size 12), and utilize one inch
margins on the top, bottom, and sides. Authors are responsible for obtaining permission to reproduce
copyrights information and materials. Submitting a manuscript indicates the author(s) agree(s) to transfer
of copyright to The College Sport Research Institute. A publication agreement can be found at http://csri-

Manuscripts submitted that correctly follow the submission guidelines are initially
reviewed at the editorial level. Submissions found to be outside the scope of JIIA, incomplete
or incorrectly formatted per JIIA submission guidelines or APA standards, or not meeting
standards of sufficient quality may be subject to desk rejection. Submissions meeting these
criteria are subjected to blind reviews by a minimum of two peer reviewers. JIIA strives to return
submissions to authors within 60 days of submission.

AWARD: The Muhammad Ali award for writing on ethics

Muhammad Ali Center
The Muhammad Ali award for writing on ethics

To live an ethical life requires not only tremendous personal courage and conviction but also an incredibly high ethical standard.

The National Council of Teachers of English, The Norman Mailer Center and Writers Colony, and the Muhammad Ali Center are pleased to announce an exciting new writing award for students. The award recognizes excellence in writing about ethics and features a $10,000 cash prize, as well as a week-long writing workshop at the Mailer Center in Provincetown, MA, during the summer of 2013.

This award is open to full time students enrolled in four-year, two-year, junior and technical colleges.

For official rules and details, please visit http://www.ncte.org. The deadline for entry submission is July 23, 2012 by Noon CDT.

CFP: Scholarly Colloquium on Intercollegiate Athletics

Scholarly Colloquium on Intercollegiate Athletics
Call for Papers
"Economic Inequality Within the NCAA"
The Sixth Annual Scholarly Colloquium on Intercollegiate Athletics
In Conjunction with the NC A A Annual Convention
January 14-16, 2013
Grapevine, TX

The sixth annual Scholarly Colloquium on Intercollegiate Athletics will be held January 14-16, 2013, in conjunction with the NCAA Annual Convention in Grapevine, Texas.
The theme for this year's colloquim is "Economic Inequality Within the NCAA". The conference will feature keynote speakers, formal reactions to each keynote, and
concurrent sessions of oral presentations and poster presentations.
Paper proposals should deal closely with issues related to the conference theme of "Economic Inequality Within the NCAA". Papers may highlight scholarship from the
sciences, social sciences, economics, humanities, or any number of professional fields that are either directly or indirectly related to this theme within intercollegiate athletics.

Abstract Format & Submission Guidelines
To be considered for the refereed paper and poster sessions, authors must submit a 500-600 word abstract (in Microsoft Word) which conforms to the following format:
- Line 1: author(s) and institution(s) name(s) (centered on page)
- Line 2: type of session (20-minute oral or poster presentation)
- Line 3  three to four keywords
- Line 4: presentation title (centered on page)
- Line 5: blank
- Line 6 to end: text of abstract

Review Process: Papers will be subject to a blind multi-person peer review process.
Submissions will be reviewed using the following criteria:  relevance or significance of topic to conference theme, appropriate methodology, reliance on relevant literature, clarity of analysis, summary of results, conclusions, and/or implications.

Abstract Submission Deadline: October 1, 2012

Notification: Individuals will be notified of the results of the review process in early November 2012.

Submissions should be sent to: Janet S. Fink, (janet.fink@uconn.edu). Please note, after September 1
st this email will change so please look for the new address in subsequent calls.

STUDENTSHIPS: PhD at the University of Brighton

Up to 40 new PhD studentships valued at £55,650 each at the University of Brighton
The University of Brighton's Doctoral College invites applications from around the world for one of up to 40 new PhD studentships available for entry during the 2012/2013 academic year. The studentships offer funding to pursue research across a range of topics including leisure/sport studies.

Each studentship is worth up to £55,650 over three years and covers tuition fees for UK/EU applicants and includes a contribution of £14,300 per annum towards living expenses.  We would also like to hear from suitably qualified international candidates.  The award will be of the same overall value, to cover international tuition fees and a contribution towards living expenses.

Some of the sport/leisure studies topics include:

Protesting the Olympics: anti-Olympics movements and Berlin's bid for the 2000 summer Olympics


Uprooted grassroots: transnational migrants in lower levels of English football


To find out more about the range of topics available and our commitment to high quality research student support, visit www.brighton.ac.uk/2012studentships

Or if you would like to talk to us, contact the office of Professor David Arnold, dean of the Doctoral  College, on 01273 641107 or by email on doctoralcollegedean@brighton.ac.uk

CFP: International Journal of Sport Communication Special Issue

International Journal of Sport Communication
Special Issue: Changing the Game in 140 Characters: Twitter’s Rising Influence in Sport Communication

Guest Editor: Dr. Jimmy Sanderson, Clemson University – Clemson, SC, USA

Social media technologies have become firmly entrenched in the sports world. While various social media sites such as Facebook, Google Plus, and Tumblr, have a presence in sport, one domain in particular -Twitter - appears to be the social media channel of choice for sport stakeholders (Sanderson & Kassing, 2011). Twitter has become increasingly popular and prevalent in multiple areas of sport communication and sport media. Sports organizations use Twitter to engage fans via promotion and marketing activities, efforts that encourage and bolster fan identity. Athletes are employing Twitter to build personal brands, break news, engage sport media personalities, and communicate with fans. Sport media organizations routinely integrate tweets from audience members and sports personalities into their broadcasts and Twitter offers fans unprecedented communicative access to sports figures and athletes. The simultaneous communication occurring on Twitter between all these entities has produced a number of implications – both positive and problematic. Twitter’s rise in the sports world corresponds to growing attention from sport communication and sport media scholars. Accordingly, the time has arrived to dedicate a special issue to the Twitter phenomenon. The purpose of this special issue is to highlight Twitter’s emergence in the sports world and its influence on sport communication and sport media processes.

Submissions are welcome on any analysis related to Twitter and sport communication/sport media. While all topics within sport communication and sport media will be considered, some example of possible foci, issues, and topical areas include:

-Ways that various sports entities (e.g., sports teams, athletic departments, athletes) use Twitter
-Interaction between sports stakeholders (e.g., athletes/fans) via Twitter
-Perceptions of Twitter within the sports community and among sports fansTwitter’s role in identity expression and brand management
-Social network development within Twitter
-The extent to which traditional sport media practices (e.g., source verification) pertain to Twitter
-Shifting communication patterns via Twitter (e.g., athletes breaking news) and their implications
-How sports organizations manage/regulate Twitter

Deadline for submissions: July 31, 2012
Publication Issue: Volume 5(4) – December 2012

Jimmy Sanderson, Ph.D. is the guest editor of this special issue. Dr. Sanderson can be reached atjsande6@clemson.edu. To submit a manuscript, however, please go through the regular submission steps found at the IJSC website (please see link below). In the cover letter to the IJSC editor (Paul M. Pedersen, Ph.D., Indiana University), simply note that the submission is for the “Twitter” special issue.

Submission Guidelines: http://hk.humankinetics.com/IJSC/journalSubmissions.cfmIJSC: http://hk.humankinetics.com/IJSC/journalAbout.cfm

SCHOLARSHIP: PhD Understanding LGBT suicide and suicidal risk

Understanding LGBT suicide and suicidal risk

Population based studies have established a consensus that LGBT people are at greater risk of suicidal distress and mental health problems as a result of prejudice, discrimination and social stigma.

Nevertheless, understanding of the relationship between transgender, sexuality and suicide is patchy underpinned by wide ranging concerns about methodological weaknesses, competing theoretical frameworks and the risk of re-pathologisation of those who take up non-normative identities. We are offering the opportunity for a doctoral student to develop an innovative project that relates to understandings of non-normative gender and sexuality and suicide and that will have an impact on local and national policy and/or practice. It is likely that this project will focus on either 1) analysis of the relationship between expressions of suicidal distress and completed suicide; 2) analysis of how changing policy and laws related to LGBT lives have impacted on queer subjectivities and suicidal distress; or 3) development of a participatory action research project on suicide and evaluation of its transformative impact for local LGBT people. It is expected that the project will be informed by feminist, queer and affect theories and show significant methodological innovation.
You will be supervised by Dr Katherine Johnson and Dr Hannah Frith. Katherine Johnson has published widely on issues of self, identity and embodiment in relationship to transgender, sexuality and mental health. Her recent forthcoming publications consider the role of shame in constructions of queer subjectivity and suicide, and promote the idea of ‘affective activism’ as a sociopolitical practice for reconfiguring gender and sexuality relations ‘after identity’. She has well-established research links with a local LGBT mental health charity, MindOut, and the project might expand on these.  Hannah Frith works in the field of social, critical and feminist psychology with an interest in sexuality, disability, health and appearance. Both supervisors are also recognized for their work on qualitative research and the use of participatory visual methods.
Johnson, K. (2007) Researching suicidal distress with LGBT communities in the UK: Methodological and ethical reflections on a community-university knowledge exchange project, The Australian Community Psychologists, Vol. 19 (1): 112-123.
Johnson , K. (2011) Visualising mental health with an LGBT community group: Method, process, theory. In P.Reavey (Ed), Visual methods in psychology: using and interpreting images in qualitative research. Hove and New York: Psychology Press, Routledge.
Walker, C., Johnson, K. & Cunningham, L. (eds) (2012) Community Psychology and the socio-economics of mental distress: International perspectives. London: Palgrave Macmillan.

Contact the Doctoral College on +44 (0)1273 641107 or by email.

JOB: University of Bath

Lecturer: Sport (Social Sciences)
Prize Fellow: Sport & Intl. Development (University Prize Fellows are strategic appointments, these are fixed-term Research Fellow posts with the expectation of transfer to a permanent lectureship at the end of year two). 
Details on the position are here:
General Details on University Prize Fellows are here:

JOB: Sport Management/Sport Industry programs (Ohio)

Ohio State University (Columbus, Ohio) Sport Management/Sport Industry programs 

Senior Lecturer position.  One year term only.  2012-2013 school year

Summary of Duties
Teaches or supervises, on average, the equivalent of twelve undergraduate and/or graduate credit hours per semester for the Sport Industry program, College of Education and Human Ecology; advises undergraduate students; assists in supervising and mentoring graduate teaching associates; attends program and department faculty meetings; serves on ad hoc committees; engages in ongoing professional development.

Specifically applicants should be able to teach in at least two of the following areas at the undergraduate level: sports law, the socio-cultural aspects of sport, or sport history. 

Doctoral degree or equivalent education/experience in law or sport management industry required; experience teaching at college/university level required; experience with use of technology in the classroom required; record of ongoing professional engagement desired.

Hiring salary range

To apply:  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and names and contact information of three references to Dr. Sarah Fields at fields.214@osu.edu 

Applicants available for interviews at either the upcoming NASSM or NASSH conferences should indicate so in their letter of application.