Wednesday, June 13, 2012

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
filled.

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.

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