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 (http://jobs.uconn.edu/). Applicants should
contact Search Co-Chairs, Dr. Laura Burton (860.486.3095, firstname.lastname@example.org) or Dr.
Jennifer Bruening (860.486.5139, email@example.com) with further questions.
The University of Connecticut is an EEO/AA employer and encourages applications from
historically underrepresented groups.