Sunday, October 28, 2012

CONFERENCE: Fighting Women: A Symposium on Women's Boxing

Fighting Women: A Symposium on Women's Boxing
June 21-22, 2013
The Art Bar, Gladstone Hotel
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Hosted by Brock University

The legacy of women’s boxing, including women fighting for financial gain, traces back to the first
half of the 18th century. Yet women’s amateur boxing only became legalized in many parts of the
Americas in the 1990s. There are now over 120 international boxing federations with registered
female competitors, and the debut of women’s boxing at the London Olympics placed it on an
international stage.

This two-day symposium seeks to explore the diverse ways women have participated in amateur
and professional boxing. The purpose will be to investigate women’s involvement in boxing in its
broadest sense, from historical, ethnographic, cultural, and artistic perspectives. This cross-genre
approach hopes to take into account the multiple, often intersecting, aspects of this exploitative and
dysfunctional, yet equally compelling and beautiful, sport.

“Fighting Women” encourages presentations from diverse fields of study, including physical
cultural studies, women and gender studies, history, media and communications, film studies,
sociology, visual artists, and filmmakers, among others. Topics may include, but are certainly not
limited to:

*  Histories of Fighting Women
*  Ethnographies and Oral Histories
*  Cultural Representations
*  Theoretical Discussions
*  Identity Formation
*  Visual/Artistic Expressions
*  New Media and Social Networks
*  Embodiment and Agency

Please email abstracts of 250 words for 30-minute presentations or visual/film exhibits together
with a one-page CV including the author’s name, institutional affiliation and position, phone
number, and postal and email addresses to

Abstract Deadline: January 31, 2013. All submissions will be evaluated by the Program
Committee and a preliminary program will be announced by February 15, 2013.

Visit the website at:

Please contact Chair of the Program Committee, Dr. Cathy van Ingen (Brock University) with any

The Program Committee consists of:
Dr. Cathy van Ingen, Brock University, Canada.
Dr. Benita Heiskanen, Turku Institute for Advanced Studies, Finland.
Dr. Anju Reejhsinghani, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, U.S.A.

JOB: University of North Carolina Greensboro

University of North Carolina Greensboro
Title: Assistant Professor with specialization in Motor Behavior
Dept: Kinesiology
Position Number: 999526
This Position Was Last Updated: 10/23/2012

Assistant Professor with a specialization in Motor Behavior
Department of Kinesiology
School of Health and Human Sciences

The Department of Kinesiology is seeking applications for an Assistant Professor, 9-month tenure-track appointment, with a specialization in Motor Behavior.

This position will be responsible for undergraduate and graduate teaching; advising and research supervision in motor behavior (including learning, control and development); maintaining an active line of research in motor behavior including collaborative and interdisciplinary projects; seeking external funding to support research and programs; and engaging in departmental, professional and university service activities.

The Department of Kinesiology is located in a modern facility with extensive classroom, laboratory, and
gymnasia space, and offers B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees. The B.S. degree includes concentrations in Fitness Leadership, Sports Medicine, Physical Education Teacher Education, and Community Youth Sport Development.

Further information about the Department may be found at http:/ /

Founded in 1891, UNCG is one of the three original campuses comprising The University of North Carolina system (now 17 campuses). UNCG is classified as a research university with high research activity (Carnegie classification) and in the community engagement classification under Curricular Engagement and Outreach and Partnerships. The University is an urban doctoral granting institution with an enrollment of 17,397 students, including over 3000 graduate students from approximately 38 states and over 20 countries. UNCG currently offers 26 doctoral and over 60 master's programs, including several nationally ranked programs. The Department of Kinesiology with 22 full-time faculty is one of 7 departments in the new School of Health and Human Sciences. The diversity of the faculty and students of HHS is 20% and 30%, respectively, from non-white ethnic groups, well above the national average in both categories.

Earned doctorate in motor behavior or related area; demonstrated potential for nationally recognized scholarly research in motor behavior; interest and experience teaching in one or more of the motor behavior specializations and in collaborative research; and potential for obtaining external funding.

Review of the applications will begin November 17, 2012 and continue until the position is filled.

Applications should include letter of interest, current vitae and the names, addresses, email addresses and telephone numbers of four references. Candidates will be notified before references are contacted.

All applications must be submitted ELECTRONICALLY to:
Dr. Kathy Jamieson
Search Committee Chair
Department of Kinesiology

The department has a strong commitment to intellectual, curricular and faculty diversity, and expressly seeks to identify members of underrepresented minorities to join the UNCG faculty. Please address questions to Dr. Kathy Jamieson via e-mail:


Competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Effective Date:
August 1, 2013

JOB: Washington State University

Department of Educational Leadership and Counseling Psychology

Pullman Campus

Assistant Professor – Sport Management Program

Salary:  Competitive, Commensurate with Experience
Effective Date:  August 16, 2013

Responsibilities:  Pursue a research agenda in the area of Sport Communication or Sport Finance/Economics. Teach graduate and undergraduate courses in either sport communication or sport finance/economics, plus at least one other sport management core course. Candidates must also be able to supervise senior level internships, advise undergraduate and graduate students, and provide university, community, and professional service.

Required qualifications:  Earned doctorate in Sport Management or terminal degree in a related field by date of hire; ability to teach at the university level; ability to establish a record of research/scholarly activity.

Preferred qualifications:  Demonstrated understanding of working with sport organizations; demonstrated understanding of sport communication; demonstrated understanding of sport finance/economics; ability or interest in online instruction; potential to seek external funding. Additionally, the College of Education seeks applicants with demonstrated knowledge and ability to work effectively with individuals and groups with a variety of identities, cultures, backgrounds and ideologies in a global environment.

Application:  Screening of applications will begin on November 26, 2012.  Letter of application should describe teaching interests and experience, research accomplishments and agenda, previous work with sport organizations, ability or interest in online instruction, and ability to work with diverse populations.  Applicants should also provide a current vita and the names, addresses (including email), and phone numbers of three references. To apply for this position, visit information:  Lynn Buckley, Search Support Manager, Email:; Phone: 509-335-9117.  Additional information is posted at  Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Located in the rolling hills of Eastern Washington, Washington State University is a land grant, research institution that values outstanding teaching, research, and service. There are 21,000 students on the main WSU campus in Pullman, Washington. Washington State University is a member of the PAC-12 Athletic Conference, has one of the premier student recreation centers in the country, and is home to the largest Intramural Sports program west of the Mississippi. The Sport Management Program awards a B.A. in Sport Management, and the Master’s degree program is offered in both on-campus and on-line delivery formats. Doctoral students may complete a cognate area in Sport Management if accepted into WSU’s Interdisciplinary Degree Program.

WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/ AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veterans, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply. 
WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens.  All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
Washington State University is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521(v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388,509.-335-1259(f), or

JOB: Univ. of Cincinnati

The University of Cincinnati is pleased to announce is currently accepting applications for an Assistant/Associate Tenure-Track Professor and a Field Services Professor of Sport Administration.

Based on the Carnegie Foundation Classification System, The University of Cincinnati ( is a Doctoral Granting Research University with very high research activity(RU/VH).  It is part of Ohio’s higher education system with approximately 41,500 students in attendance (8,000 graduate students). The Sport Administration Program is located within the School of Human Services in the College of Education, Criminal Justice and Human Services. The School also includes undergraduate and graduate programs in Athletic Training, Health Promotion and Education, School Psychology, Counseling, and Substance Abuse Counseling. The School is a leader in online course andprogram development, and there are many active collaborative activities across programs.

The Sport Administration Program began in 2008 and has seen tremendous growth and currently has 350 undergraduate student majors. The program offers a BS degree in Sport Administration and is in the development stage for graduate programs. The program has a close working relationship with the local community and University of Cincinnati AthleticDepartment, a member of the Big East Conference.

Responsibilities for the tenure track position include: (a) maintaining an active research agenda including publications, presentations, and grant writing consistent with the Program and University focus on research excellence; (b) teaching a diverse set of undergraduate courses which may include Sport Finance and Development, Sport Economics, Sport Law and Governance, Introduction to Sport Administration; c) assisting with program growth and development including curriculum and degree planning; and (d) engaging in University, professional, and community service.

Responsibilities for the field service assistant professor position include: (a) teaching a diverse set of undergraduate courses which may include Sport Finance and Development, Sport Economics, Sport Law and Governance, Introduction to Sport Administration, among others; (b) assist with program growth and development including curriculum and degree planning; and (c) engage in University, professional, and community service.

Review of applications will begin November 1, 2012. Start date for this position is August 15, 2013. Salary is commensurate with experience. To apply for the position, please go to - Position 212UC2425 and complete the University’s online application form. Applications require a letter of application, curriculum vita, official transcripts of all collegework, and three letters of recommendation

For more information, please review the attached position announcements.

Please direct all questions and other correspondence to:

Dr. Thomas Aicher, Search Committee Co-Chair,
Dr. Brody Ruihley, Search Committee Co-Chair,

Monday, October 15, 2012

BOOK: Sport for Development, Peace, and Social Justice

Sport for Development, Peace, and Social Justice
Editors - Robert J. Schinke and Stephanie J. Hanrahan

Excerpt -
Sport as a Possible Intervention: An Introduction
Robert J. Schinke and Stephanie J. Hanrahan

Sport for Development, Peace, and Social Justice goes beyond the individual benefits of sport to look more closely at what sport can offer to groups of people and the communities in which they live. Although the domain of sport development is mostly uncharted, editors Robert Schinke and Stephanie Hanrahan integrate sport development projects from different disciplines to challenge readers to broaden the scope of what they think can be achieved through sport.

The 18 chapters, written by some of the world’s top sport science scholars, are presented in four trajectories that reflect the sport development literature:

Chapter 1: Sport as a Possible Intervention: An Introduction
Chapter 2: Developing Peace through Community sport in Multi-ethnic South African Contexts
Chapter 3: The Doves Olympic Movement Project: Integrating Olympism, Development, and Peace
Chapter 4: Soccer as a Mediator for Fostering Relationships and Building Peace among Jewish and Arab Players
Chapter 5: Working through Distrust with a Canadian First Nation through Sport Research
Chapter 6: Rethinking Community-based Crime Prevention through Sports
Chapter 7: Postcolonial and Feminist Critiques of Sport for Development
Chapter 8: Making Space for Gay Sport Participants
Chapter 9: Examining the Spectrum of Inclusion and Opportunity in Sport for Persons with Disabilities
Chapter 10: Developing Adolescent's Self-worth and Life Satisfaction through Physically Active Games: Interventions with Orphans and Teenagers Living in Poverty
Chapter 11: Using Sport to Promote HIV/AIDS Education among At-risk Youths in Sub-Saharan Africa
Chapter 12: Future Directions in Youth Leadership Research in Sport
Chapter 13: Youth Sports: What Counts as "Positive Development"?
Chapter 14: Revelation at the Superdome: Race, Class, and Politics in Post-Katrina America
Chapter 15: Investing in Communities: Sporting Events and Social Responsibility
Chapter 16: Intercollegiate Athletics' Role in Donor Development in Higher Education
Chapter 17: Corporate Philanthropic Activity Related to Sport: What Works and What Doesn't

Each chapter contains a different disciplinary approach to sport development that will captivate and stimulate the reader to create new collaborations among practitioners and community stakeholders.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

JOB: Eastern Michigan University



Invites applications for an Assistant Professor position in Sport Management

Posting #FA1306E, Sport Management, tenure-track Assistant Professor

Candidates should have the following required qualifications:

§  Terminal degree in Sport Management
§  A demonstrated commitment to teaching excellence at undergrad/grad levels
§  Demonstrated expertise in the field of sport management
§  Record of conducting research and publication in peer-reviewed journals
§  Ability to integrate technology as well as practical application into the pedagogy

Responsibilities of Faculty Appointees:

§  Teach graduate-level and undergraduate-level courses for students pursuing careers in sport management in two or more of the following areas: compliance, sport governance, sport law, international sport, and sport finance/economics
§  Advise undergraduate and graduate students
§  Oversee field-based research projects as well as chair and serve on graduate project and thesis committees
§  Serve on academic and professional committees
§  Actively participate in professional community service
§  Seek external grants

A competitive salary will be based on qualifications and prior experience. Starting date should be no later than August 28, 2013. All applications must be made online at https://www.emujobs.comApplicants should submit a letter of interest, a detailed curriculum vitae, academic transcripts, and at least three letters of reference. Review of applications will begin November 30, 2012 and continue until a finalist is identified. For more information contact Dr. Michael Bretting, Search Committee Chair at

Eastern Michigan University, a public, comprehensive university, enrolls nearly 24,000 students who are served by over 2,000 faculty and staff, both on-campus, off-campus and electronically. Located in culturally and environmentally diverse southeastern Michigan, characterized by metropolitan growth and economic transformation, the University is an environment rich in academic, research, technological and recreational resources. The School of Health Promotion and Human Performance offers undergraduate programs in Health Education, Physical Education, Sport Management and Sports Medicine. At the graduate level, the School offers degrees in Health Education, Physical Education, Exercise Science, Sport Management, and Orthotics and Prosthetics.

EMU is an equal opportunity employer, and the institution is regularly recognized by U.S. News and World Report for its diversity.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

PHD PROGRAM: University of Windsor

NEW PhD Program in Kinesiology at University of Windsor


For additional information visit:

Program Overview
The foundation of our new Ph.D. program in Kinesiology is a community-based focus recognized as ensuring the wellbeing of both individuals and the collective at the local, national, and international levels. Graduates will be prepared to provide the resources necessary to sustain the community and will be able to supply current, novel ideas, and knowledge. This community-based focus in a Kinesiology program is not represented in any other existing program in Canada. Students will be required to complete four courses, one of which is a community-based internship. The internship will encourage the integration of our students into ongoing community initiatives, enhance responsibility for meeting the needs of others while improving overall well-being of Canadians, and encourage students to utilize previously acquired skills, while gaining new skills, appropriate to their internship setting.

Academic Goal
The main goal of the Ph.D. program in Kinesiology is to allow students interested in the movement science or socio-cultural aspects of Kinesiology to develop excellence in designing, conducting and disseminating research knowledge to the broader community including: the workplace; sport, teaching, and leisure environments; and exercise, physical activity, and rehabilitation settings.

Competitive Financial Support
In addition to other sources of funding, all doctoral students will be guaranteed Graduate Assistantships of no fewer than the equivalent of seven full terms of support.

Projected Enrolment
The projected enrolment for September 2013, and each of the next four years, is four students. Projected steady-state student enrolment for the PhD Program in Kinesiology is sixteen doctoral students.

University of Windsor • Windsor, Ontario • Canada N9B 3P4 • 519/253-3000 (Ext. 2430) • Fax: 519/973-7056

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

CONFERENCE: European College of Sport Science (ECSS) Barcelona 2013

Dear colleague

On behalf of the European College of Sport Science (ECSS) and the Institut Nacional d'Educació Física de Catalunya (INEFC), we are delighted to welcome you to the 18th annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science

ECSS Barcelona 2013 – 26th of June until 29th of June 2013

Unifying Sport Science - ECSS Barcelona 2013 - Cosmopolitan, modern, welcoming, Barcelona has it all!
In this “coming of age” anniversary of the ECSS Congress, we would like to provide global views and stress the big picture of Sport Science so as to help develop the specialized areas.

The latest advances in technology, mathematical modelling and computational possibilities have led to a new body of scientific disciplines that can cope with the complexity of sports, a privileged area for developing science in our society.

Barcelona is an open city: open to the sea, to culture, to the world and to science.

Benvinguts a Barcelona, Bienvenidos a Barcelona, Welcome to Barcelona!

Natàlia Balagué & Carlota Torrents, Congress Presidents

Sigmund Loland, ECSS President

For more information about ECSS Barcelona 2013, please download the 2nd announcement, visit our congress website, follow us on twitter, or simply enjoy our promotional video.

ECSS Barcelona 2013 in brief

Host institution - Congress venue – city of Barcelona

The National Institute of Physical Education of Catalonia, INEFC, is proud to host the ECSS Congress in 2013.

INEFC is a higher education centre set up by the Government of Catalonia whose mission is to train physical education and sports professionals and help them specialise and improve, as well as carrying out scientific research. Originally founded in 1975, INEFC joined the Barcelona Olympics’ spirit and moved to its current headquarters in the Olympic ring area in 1992.

INEFC is located in an excellent setting, right at the centre of the Olympic Ring on Montjuïc hill. Next door to some of the main tokens of Barcelona’s Olympic dream, such as Calatrava’s sculpture-like communication tower, the historical Lluís Companys Olympic Stadium or the beautifully built sports arena, Isozaki’s Palau Sant Jordi, INEFC benefits from the best of both worlds.

Montjuïc hill provides a refreshing spot of nature and tranquillity inside the city while being within walking distance of Barcelona’s efficient public transport network and a number of hotels of different categories. Barcelona international airport, serving over 123 European airports and another 30 major airports outside of Europe, is conveniently located just 13 km away.

Barcelona is the capital of Catalonia and the second largest city in Spain, after Madrid, About five million people live in the Barcelona metropolitan area. It is also Europe's largest metropolis on the Mediterranean Sea. Barcelona is today one of the world's leading tourist, economic, trade fair/exhibitions and cultural-sports centres, and its influence in commerce, education, entertainment, media, fashion, science, and the arts all contribute to its status as one of the world's major global cities. It also boasts an extensive motorway network and is a hub of high-speed rail to link Spain with France and the rest of Europe. from wikipedia, the free encyclopaedia

Barcelona tourist guide – download here.

Scientific Programme: Unifiying Sport Science

We have built an enviable congress programme covering the full range of disciplines in Sport and Exercise Sciences as well as sport medicine. We have attracted an eminent team of international speakers from Europe and around the globe to deliver our Plenary and Invited Sessions.

Young Investigators Award sponsored by Mars Inc.
 One of the key objectives of the ECSS is the promotion of junior scientists and the fostering of state-of-the-art research. For this purpose the ECSS established the Young Investigators Award (YIA). Again in Barcelona the Young Investigators Award will be a key highlight of the Congress.

GSSI Nutrition Award
 Abstracts submitted in the area of nutrition may opt in to apply for the GSSI Nutrition Award during the abstract submission process. The winner will be awarded during the closing ceremony of the congress.

 EWSS 2013 – 'Scientific Grants' at ECSS Barcelona 2013
 At ECSS Barcelona 2013 the EWSS will be addressed to young researchers at the starting point of their career. The ECSS would like to help promote their scientific careers by introducing possibilities to fund scientific projects. Attendees will get an overview of the multitude of European scientific grants and how to apply for those. In addition a best practice example shall be introduced.

Key Dates
 •15th of December 2012, 24:00 CET
 Abstract submission opening and opening of registration
•15th of February 2013, 24:00 CET
 Abstract submission deadline
•1st of April 2013, 24:00 CET
 Notification to authors about acceptance
•15th of April 2013, 24:00 CET
 End of Early bird registration
•1st of May 2013, 24:00 CET
 Deadline for registration for presenting authors
•15th of May 2013, 24:00 CET
 E-poster submission opening
•1st of June 2013, 24:00 CET
 Deadline for e-poster submission via ECSS account

* CET = Central European Time

Social Programme

The ECSS congress offers you a wide range of social events outside of the scientific programme.

All functions are included in the congress registration fees, unless indicated differently.

Opening Ceremony
 •This is the official opening of the Congress and will feature an Opening addresses from the congress presidents and the ECSS president together with some local entertainment.

Opening Reception
 •The Opening Ceremony will be followed by an Opening Reception also being the official opening of the exhibition with some finger food and drinks.

ECSS General Assembly
 •All ECSS members are invited to join the ECSS General Assembly to be informed on latest facts and figures and the development of the society.

YIA Cocktail Party sponsored by Mars
 •Since the very beginning, it has been the pleasure of Mars Incorporated to sponsor the ECSS Young Investigators Award. This year Mars Inc. invites all former YIA winner together with the top 10 candidates of each category of this year’s congress to a small restricted cocktail party.

Friday Night Out in Barcelona
 •Delegates will be provided with a meeting location to start the evening together and explore the fabulous night life of Barcelona on the Friday night.

Closing Ceremony
 •The Closing Ceremony will immediately follow the Young Investigator Awards and will feature Thanks and Goodbye from Barcelona and a presentation from the 19th Annual Congress ECSS Amsterdam 2014 in the Netherlands.

ECSS Congress Party
 •The Congress Party will take place in a scenic Barcelona location on the Saturday night. It will be the time to celebrate, dancing being compulsory.

Travel to Barcelona
 • By Plane: Barcelona has a large international and domestic airport with frequent direct flights from most international destinations. More than 125 airlines operate from Barcelona International Airport (BCN), being only 20 minutes away from the congress venue.
• By Tain: The high-speed train AVE connects Barcelona with the European rail network via Madrid within 2.5 hours.
• By Car: Barcelona may be reached from several destinations. It is approximately a 90 minute drive from the French boarder to Barcelona.
• Public transportation around Barcelona: Barcelona has an excellent underground system including eight metro lines, a frequent bus network and more than 11,000 reasonably priced taxis.

For ECSS Barcelona 2013 the ECSS announces the YIA Travel Grant with a total amount of up to 5.000 Euro (max 10 grants, 500 Euro each).
 YIA applicants*** may apply for one of the 10 YIA Travel Grants within the YIA application process.
 ***Only applicable for these [countries].

ECSS and Gatorade Sports Science Institute promote the “GSSI Young Scholar Travel Grant”. This travel grant is offered to young scholars from “outside of Europe” to attend the annual ECSS congress. Young researchers (32 years of age or younger at the time of ECSS Barcelona 2013 (born after 29th June 1980)) working in the field of sports nutrition and hydration are encouraged to apply by submitting a CV, publication list and letter of motivation to the ECSS. ECSS membership is mandatory. All applications will undergo thorough review. Four candidates shall be receiving a grant of two Thousand Euro (2.000 €) each, to cover travel expenses to the 18th annual congress of the European College of Sport Science – ECSS Barcelona 2013.


As tourists throughout the year intensively visit Barcelona, the ECSS has negotiated a large number of hotel rooms at attractive group rates in several categories of hotel ranging from budget to 5 star hotels. These rates are only available through the congress website.

You will find that all of these hotels offer quality lodging including breakfast. Most hotels have car park facilities. Barcelona is also very popular with youngsters and a large number of cheap youth hostels are located within walking distance, providing the delegates a general impression of Barcelona’s’ architectural and historic splendour.

ECSS Barcelona 2013 - more than a congress.

WEBSITE: LGBT Issues in Sport

New Website on LGBT Issues in Sport Launches on National Coming Out Day, October 11
PHILADELPHIA, October 10, 2012
Sport, as an institution, has historically been behind the times when it comes to issues related to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. But a growing push for social justice in sport has begun to transform cultural attitudes. On National Coming Out Day, October 11, Drexel University’s Goodwin College for Professional Studies will launch a research and activism network, “LGBT Issues in Sport: Theory to Practice,” which aims to be the definitive resource for research on LGBT issues in sport.
The website will provide public access to research focusing on LGBT issues in sport, with the goal of turning theory into practice in order to make sport more inclusive for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals. The site also will serve as a resource for sharing research that has been vetted through peer-reviewed processes to facilitate a greater awareness of work being done in this field and connect researchers and activists in order to impact public policy and education.
Founded by Dr. Ellen Staurowsky, a professor of sport management in Drexel’s Goodwin College for Professional Studies, along with colleagues from the Pennsylvania State University and Texas A&M University, the website was conceived of in response to goals identified at the Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in Sport (SOGIS) Conference hosted by Texas A&M in April 2012 and the Nike LGBT Sports Summit at Nike World Headquarters in June 2012.
“The LGBT Issues in Sport: Theory to Practice blog is an initiative that manifests Drexel’s aspirations to engage the public in informed dialogue to cultivate an inclusive, socially just community,” said Staurowsky. “One of our shared values as a university is diversity, the benefit of which lies in fostering understanding, respect and opportunity. We hope to achieve this goal, in part, through inspired and transformational research collaborations and projects such as this venture.”
More than 20 experts and activists from around the country have agreed to contribute regularly to the website, sharing their perspectives on issues that affect athletes, coaches and administrators at U.S. colleges and universities. They will make significant contributions to the dialogue around homophobia and sexual prejudice in college sport with the ultimate goal of eradicating the hostile climate for sexual minorities in sport within the next five years.
Expert contributors include:
Heather Barber, associate professor, sport studies, University of New Hampshire
Erin Buzuvis, associate professor, Western New England College of Law and co-founder, Title IX Blog
Austin Calhoun, Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport, University of Minnesota
Nevin Caple, founder, Br{ache the Silence
Helen Carroll, sport project director, National Center for Lesbian Rights
Kiera Duckworth, instructor and doctoral student, sociology, University of Buffalo
Pat Griffin, founder, Changing the Game: The Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network Sports Projects
Matthew Jolles, student ambassador, a freshman sport management major at Drexel University and charter member of GO! Athletes
Cinda Kamphoff, associate professor, sport psychology, University of Minnesota-Mankato
Kerrie Kauer, assistant professor, University of California-Long Beach
Vikki Krane, professor, sport and leisure studies, School of Human Movement, Bowling Green State University
Nicole LaVoi, associate director of the Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport, University of Minnesota
Lis A. Maurer, director, The Center for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender (LGBT) Education, Outreach, and Services at Ithaca College
Nicole Melton, assistant professor, Seattle University
Kris Newhall, co-founder, Title IX Blog & University of Iowa
Alyssa Norris, Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport, University of Minnesota
Brenda Pitts, professor, sport business management, Georgia State University
Melanie Sartore-Baldwin, assistant professor, sport management, Eastern Carolina University
Matt Tracy, student ambassador, senior sport media major, Ithaca College
Jenny Withycombe, assistant professor, Pacific University
“The LGBT Issues in Sport: Theory to Practice blog represents a wonderful and unique collaboration among activists, coaches and scholars,” said website co-founder George Cunningham, professor and associate dean for academic affairs in the College of Education and Human Development at Texas A&M University. “By making research on this topic more accessible to all parties, the blog will undoubtedly contribute to the many efforts aimed at ending sexual prejudice and heterosexism in sport.”
“Ending the homophobia that has silenced lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender athletes and coaches for decades is the ambitious vision of those who attended the Summit,” said website co-founder and participant in the Nike LGBT Sports Summit Susan Rankin, a research associate in the Center for the Study of Higher Education and associate professor of education in the College Student Affairs Program at The Pennsylvania State University. “This website provides an outlet for activists and researchers to support that vision by providing public access to dialogue around these issues.”
Staurowsky is internationally recognized as an expert on social justice issues in sport which include gender equity and Title IX, pay equity and equal employment opportunity, the exploitation of athletes, the faculty role in reforming college sport, representation of women in sport media, and the misappropriation of American Indian imagery in sport. She is co-author of the book, College Athletes for Hire: The Evolution and Legacy of the NCAA Amateur Myth.

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

CFP: IOC World Conference on Sport, Culture, and Education

Dear Olympic Studies colleagues,

We are pleased to inform you that the Call for Contributions to the 8th edition of the IOC World Conference on Sport, Culture, and Education has been launched.

For further information, we invite you to visit 

The deadline for submitting proposals is October, 15.

Kind regards from Lausanne,


Nuria Puig
Head of University Relations 
IOC Olympic Studies Centre

Friday, October 05, 2012

JOB: Director Position at Southern Mississippi

Announcement of Director Position
Academic Year 2013-14

The University of Southern Mississippi invites applications for the position of director, School of Human Performance and Recreation, a 12-month, tenure-track, senior faculty-administrator appointment beginning July 1, 2013.
The School of Human Performance and Recreation is part of the College of Health. The School of HPR is a dual-campus, multidisciplinary academic unit offering the Bachelor of Science, the Master of Science and the doctorate degree. Degree programs/emphases include Athletic Training, Exercise Science, Kinesiotherapy, Physical Education, Recreation Administration, Sport Coaching Education, Therapeutic Recreation and Sport Management. The school currently employs 26 full-time faculty and eight graduate assistants. Current
enrollment is approximately 900 undergraduate and 100 graduate students. As the largest unit in the College of Health, the school carries significant responsibility for advancing the college’s vision of promoting human health and well-being in Mississippi and throughout the Gulf South region. Potential candidates may visit the
university and the school online at and
Candidates must have (1) an earned doctorate in or closely related to one of the school’s disciplines, (2) broad knowledge of all the discipline areas, (3) a successful administrative record of leading accredited baccalaureate and/or graduate programs, (4) a substantive record of teaching, scholarship and service that merits appointment at the rank of associate or full professor, and (5) experience in developing and/or managing externally funded projects.
As the chief administrative officer of the school, the director is directly responsible for managing departmental business processes, developing and evaluating faculty, encouraging research, establishing and sustaining standards of instruction, evaluating instruction, and making recommendations to the dean on a range of matters – all in a context of academic shared governance.
Founded in 1910, The University of Southern Mississippi is a comprehensive doctoral and research-extensive university fulfilling its mission of being a leading university in engaging and empowering individuals to transform lives and communities. The University of Southern Mississippi, which enrolls approximately 17,000 students each year, is the only dual-campus university in Mississippi with campuses in Hattiesburg and Long Beach. 
The following materials are required with application:
· Letter of interest
· Current curriculum vita
· Contact information of three references
· Sample of scholarly writing
· Transcripts of all graduate degrees

School of Human Performance and Recreation
AA/EOE/ADAI UC 67525.5040 9.12
Apply online at
Questions can be directed to Tim Rehner at or 601.266.4168.

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

JOB: Sport Management - University of Connecticut

The University of Connecticut
Neag School of Education
Department of Educational Leadership
Assistant Professor in Sport Management

The Department of Educational Leadership is seeking a candidate for a full-time, tenure-track
faculty position at the rank of assistant professor in sport management beginning August 2013.
The successful candidate will be expected to develop or continue a sustainable line of research
within sport management, advise and mentor undergraduate and graduate students, engage in
collaborative research opportunities with faculty in sport management and interdisciplinary
research within educational leadership and across the university, pursue extramural funding
support for the program and/or research, establish working relationships with related programs
and organizations both on and off campus, teach sport management classes at the undergraduate,
master’s, and doctoral level.

Minimum Qualifications: An earned doctorate in sport management by time of appointment.
Candidates must have potential for success in conducting research, student advising, and
teaching undergraduate and graduate courses within a sport management curriculum. Candidates
must demonstrate the ability to mentor undergraduate and graduate students, develop collegial
relationships, and possess strong interpersonal skills.

Preferred Qualifications: Preference will be given to candidates with strong reputations and
records of both national and international presentations within sport management scholarly
associations, publications in refereed journals (with an emphasis in sport related journals), and
pursuit of extramural funding. In particular, the program seeks applicants who take a critical
approach to their research and teaching with a focus on sport as a platform for social change.
Candidates with demonstrated use of technology in the classroom and/or experience in online
instruction are preferred. Experience with mentoring students, with particular emphasis on
doctoral level advisement, is also preferred.

Appointment Terms: This is a nine-month, tenure-track position. Salary will be commensurate
with qualifications and experience.

Application Procedure: Deadline for applications is October 28, 2012. Please submit an
application letter addressing relevant qualifications, a current vita, two samples of scholarly
work, and three letters of reference via Husky Hire ( Applicants should
contact Search Co-Chairs, Dr. Laura Burton (860.486.3095, or Dr.
Jennifer Bruening (860.486.5139, with further questions.
The University of Connecticut is an EEO/AA employer and encourages applications from
historically underrepresented groups.

JOB: Physical Education Teacher Education - University of the Pacific

Assistant Professor of Health, Exercise, & Sport Sciences (Physical Education Teacher Education)
The Department of Health, Exercise, & Sport Sciences at the University of the Pacific invites applications for a tenure-track, assistant professor position in Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE) for fall 2013.

Position Responsibilities
The successful candidate will be the primary instructor in the physical education teacher education program and may also teach a section of Pacific Seminar in the University's general education program. Standard teaching loads consist of five courses per year. The position will include supervision of student teaching and leadership of Tiger P.R.I.D.E., an after-school physical activity program for high-need youth in local elementary schools. The position requires advising, University service, departmental representation and the maintenance of a research agenda in the field.

A doctorate in physical education, exercise science, kinesiology, or related field is required at the time of appointment (ABD considered with defense date prior to August 2013). Also essential is the ability to teach undergraduate courses in Team & Individual Sports, Non-traditional & Alternative Sports, Instructional Strategies of Teaching/Coaching, and Secondary Physical Education and possibly Elementary Physical Education. Strong preference will be given to candidates with evidence of successful K-12 teaching and knowledge of California credentialing standards. Experience working with diverse student populations, a record of scholarly publications, and participation in professional organizations are also desired. We are particularly interested in candidates whose experience in teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence.

Departmental Description
The Department of Health, Exercise, & Sport Sciences has 10 faculty members serving approximately 275 undergraduate and 20 graduate students. The program features undergraduate degrees in Health, Exercise, & Sport Sciences and Athletic Training and a Master of Arts in Health,
Exercise, & Sport Sciences. The department operates Tiger P.R.I.D.E., an after-school physical activity program for high-need youth and the Pacific Fatigue Laboratory, a leading center for research on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME).

To Apply:
Submit a letter of interest, current curriculum vitae, undergraduate and graduate transcripts (unofficial copies acceptable), and contact information (phone and email) for at least three references to Pete Schroeder, Chair, Department of Health, Exercise, & Sport Sciences, University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA 95211. Electronic submissions are welcome (email to Review of complete applications will begin October 19, 2012 and continue until the position is filled.

About Pacific:
University of the Pacific is a private comprehensive institution of 6,300 students, approximately 550 faculty and more than 1150 staff. It is located on three campuses in Northern California—Stockton, Sacramento and San Francisco. The University offers a competitive compensation package including tuition remission. Pacific is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to broadening the diversity of its workforce and encourages applications from women, minorities, and persons with disabilities. Please see for more information.

Monday, October 01, 2012

CFP: 2nd Annual Tri-University Conference for the Trans/Disciplinary Study of Sport

Call for Papers
2nd Annual Tri-University Conference for the Trans/Disciplinary Study of Sport
“Breaking Barriers: Diverse Approaches in Sport Humanities”
March 22-23, 2013
Penn State University
University Park, Pennsylvania

This conference represents the collaborative efforts of graduate students from Ohio State University,
Penn State University, and University of Western Ontario designed to stimulate scholarship in the
historical, philosophical and sociocultural approaches to studying sport. As a student-led initiative, this annual meeting aims to strengthen our academic community and foster intellectual development across the many disciplines within sport studies.


We invite paper proposals for the 2nd annual Tri-University Conference to be held in 2013 at Penn
State University. Not restricted to any particular theme, paper proposals may relate to any issue within sport researched from an historical, philosophical, or sociocultural perspective. This conference aims at promoting the scholarly growth and academic networking of emerging scholars, and particularly graduate students. However, faculty members and other qualified scholars are strongly encouraged to attend in order to contribute to and to support these goals through providing constructive feedback and skilled appraisals of the conference’s student generated scholarship. Please submit only original research for consideration.

Authors must send their abstract in an email attachment and include the following information:
1. Title of the paper
2. 300-500 words
3. Name(s), affiliation (university or institution), position, and email address of each author
4. Abstracts should include research questions, methodology, a statement of argument, and the
paper’s significance to the study of sport in the humanities

Submissions should be sent to:

Notification: Individuals will be notified of the results of the review process by January 7

To alleviate costs, if you would like to room with a Penn State graduate student on March 22 and/or 23, please indicate your interest on the abstract.
* Submission of an abstract indicates the presenter’s intent to attend the conference and be available to present on the afternoon of March 22 or the morning/afternoon of March 23.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email or contact
Colleen English ( or Dunja Antunovic (