Saturday, March 24, 2012

CFP: Multicultural America: A Multimedia Encyclopedia

CALL FOR AUTHORS: Multicultural America: A Multimedia Encyclopedia

Multicultural America: A Multimedia Encyclopedia presents state-of-the-art research, ready-to-use facts, and multimedia pedagogy. The approximately 950 signed entries (with cross-references and further readings) will cover issues in historical and contemporary ethnic and multicultural studies. The print 4 volumes and the online edition with 100 videos will include information relevant to the following academic disciplinary contexts: the demographic and cultural balance of the United States today and tomorrow; arts and media; business and economics; criminal justice; education; family studies; health; media; military; politics; science and technology; sports; and religion. From A-to-Z, this work covers the spectrum of defining and illuminating multiculturalism. The goals of this encyclopedia are to help readers gain a better understanding of:

* the historical development of multicultural America.
* the contemporary American multicultural mosaic.
* the possible future trajectories of American multiculturalism.

In writing, contributors should consider their entries’ contribution to these three goals. Where appropriate, entries should include data from and references to the 2010 United States census.

This comprehensive project will be published by SAGE Reference in 2013 and will be marketed to academic and public libraries as a print and digital product available to students via the library’s electronic services. The General Editor, who will be reviewing each submission to the project, is Dr. Carlos E. Cortés, Professor Emeritus of History, University of California, Riverside.

We are currently making new assignments with a deadline for submissions of August 1, 2012.

If you are interested in contributing to this cutting-edge reference, it is a unique opportunity to contribute to the contemporary literature, redefining sociological issues in today’s terms. Moreover, it can be a notable publication addition to your CV/resume and broaden your publishing credits. SAGE Publications offers an honorarium ranging from SAGE book credits for smaller articles up to a free set of the printed product for contributions totaling 10,000 words or more.

The list of available articles is already prepared, and as a next step we will e-mail you the Article List (Excel file) from which you can select topics that best fit your expertise and interests. Additionally, Style and Submission Guidelines will be provided that detail article specifications.

If you would like to contribute to building a truly outstanding reference with Multicultural America: A Multimedia Encyclopedia, please contact me by the e-mail information below. Please provide a brief summary of your academic/publishing credentials in related disciplines.

Thanks very much,
Lisbeth Rogers
Author Manager

CFP: Special Issue of JSM on Community Sport


Special Issue of the Journal of Sport Management

Community Sport

Community sport has recently come under the research lens, in large part because of a growing
focus on its (potential) role in helping achieve government policy objectives that range from
individual physical and emotional health, to community cohesion. It is also a sport context of
particular interest, being the grassroots foundation of a country’s sport system, and where most
people engage in organized sport. As a result, there is a growing body of research examining
various aspects of community sport (e.g., policy, capacity, innovation, volunteerism,
interorganizational relations, social inclusion, social capital, community development).

The intent of the special issue is to provide a platform for the examination of various aspects of
community sport, and thus to foster progress in its study and practice.

Possible topics include (but are not limited to):
  • The development, governance, and management of community sport:
  •  The nature and impact of community sport program design and delivery
  •  Strategy and structure of community sport organizations and delivery mechanisms
  •  The development, nature and impact of community sport policy, and the impact of policy
  • on community sport
  •  Community sport governance, at the organizational and/or government level
  •  Organizational capacity development
  •  Community sport volunteerism
  •  Interorganizational relations in community sport
  •  Legal aspects of community sport
  •  Community sport marketing
  •  Facility challenges, including access and affordability
  •  Innovation in community sport
  •  Commercialization of community sport
  • The impact of community sport (including benefits and detriments):
  •  The impact of community sport programs and experiences on individuals and groups,
  • including marginalized cohorts
  •  Local and societal impact of community sport
(Note. The focus is community-based sport programs and organizations rather than school sport and large-scale sport events.)

Conceptual and empirical research with a strong theoretical basis that advances knowledge are
being sought. Studies using quantitative and/or qualitative approaches are welcomed.
Submissions for the “From the Field” section of JSM are encouraged.

Manuscripts should follow the guidelines in the Publication Manual of the American
Psychological Association (6th ed.), 2009 (, and should be prepared in accordance
with the Journal of Sport Management “Instructions to Authors”
( Manuscripts must not be submitted to
another journal while they are under review by the Journal of Sport Management, nor should
they have been previously published.

Manuscripts should be submitted no later than September 1, 2012 via e-mail to either of the
Guest Editors:

Alison Doherty, PhD
Associate Professor, Sport Management
School of Kinesiology
Faculty of Health Sciences
The University of Western Ontario
London, Ontario, Canada
N6A 3K7
Ph. 519-661-2111 Ext. 88362
Fax 519-661-2008

Laura Cousens, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Sport Management
Faculty of Applied Health Sciences
Brock University
St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada
L2S 3A1
Ph. 905-688-5550 (Ext. 4748)
Fax 905-688-4505

STUDENTSHIP: Olympic Sport and the Local Community: A Sociological Study of Stratford, London


PhD Research Studentship: Olympic Sport and the Local Community: A Sociological Study of Stratford, London

Applications are invited for the above studentship in the highly acclaimed School of Sport, Exercise & Health Sciences. The 2012 Olympics will largely take place in the Stratford area of the London Borough of Newham. Substantial redevelopment and regeneration projects are underway in Stratford, most obviously through the construction of many new Olympic sport facilities, the Athletes Village, the Westfield shopping mall, and the Stratford International rail station. This studentship will support the sociological study of the social impacts and legacies of the Olympics in the Stratford area, with particular reference to the experiences and perspectives of the host communities. An important research focus will be on community perspectives on, and engagements with, the various Olympic sports facilities and infrastructure. In terms of social context, Stratford and Newham are marked by high levels of poverty and unemployment; Newham is also one of England’s youngest and most ethnically diverse boroughs. The research will significantly enhance wider understanding of how global sport mega-even ts are experienced by their host communities. Applicants should have a good first degree in Sociology, Anthropology, Geography, Politics, Sport Studies or another relevant discipline. An MA/MSc in Research Methods, Sociology, or another relevant discipline is also highly desirable. A research proposal is required as part of the application.

The studentship provides a stipend of £13,590 per annum plus tuition fees at the UK/EU rate for up to three years. Informal enquiries about the project should be made to Professor Richard Giulianotti ( Information about the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences and details about the application process can be found at The closing date for applications is Friday 27 April 2012.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

CONFERENCE: A Mirror of Our Culture: Sport and Society in America

Register soon for the 2012 Sport and Society Conference, co-hosted by St. Norbert College and the Green Bay Packers.

Registration for the 2012 Sport and Society Conference closes April 1, 2012.

This year’s conference will be held May 22-24, and will feature keynote speakers including MLB Commissioner Allen H. (Bud) Selig, executive chairman of ESPN George Bodenheimer, Milwaukee Brewers VP and general counsel Marti Wronski, and “Voice of the Packers” on the Packers Radio Network, Wayne Larrivee.

Conference highlights:
  • Three days of presentations and events
  • Distinguished keynote speakers
  • Academic papers and presentations
  • Guided tours of Lambeau Field and admission to Packers Hall of Fame
  • Gallery of sports photography
  • Private exhibition of Super Bowl rings
  • Screenings of sports-related films
Total registration for the conference will be limited to 200, and preference will be given to those giving papers and presentations. The conference fee is $195 and includes access to all sessions, lunches and dinners scheduled at Lambeau Field and St. Norbert College, and several coffee breaks daily. Attendees will also receive a volume containing a collection of selected papers from the 2010 conference.
More info on the conference and registration

“A Mirror of Our Culture: Sport and Society in America” conference
(920) 403-3777

Friday, March 16, 2012

LECTURE: Jay Coakley at Boston College

Jay Coakley will deliver a public lecture, "University fault Lines: Escalating Tensions between Athletics & Academics," at Boston College on Wednesday, March 21, at 7:30pm in Devlin 008.

FYI, here is an abstract of his presentation:

Intercollegiate athletics is a diverse phenomenon. The programs that are most visible and seen as most successful are the least sustainable and the least likely to be compatible with the goals of higher education. The programs that are least visible and seen as less important by most people are the most sustainable and the most compatible with the goals of higher education. The NCAA, charged with governing college sports, is on the verge imploding due to the tensions cause by the diversity of goals, philosophies, resources, budgets, and organizational structures among its member institutions. When the NCAA implodes, there will be an opportunity to reassess the goals, meaning, and organization of athletic programs. The outcomes of this reassessment—and there will be multiple outcomes—will depend on the criteria people use to justify and evaluate college sports. In some cases, these criteria will be grounded in critical thinking, but in most cases, they will be based on myths, anecdotes, personal testimonies, and wishful thinking. The inevitable struggles associated with reassessment will be shaped by many interested parties, including powerful media companies and boosters using criteria based on an entertainment model to loosely organized collections of faculty and others using criteria based on an educational model. Regardless of who prevails at any particular time and place in the future, the tensions around entertainment and education will persist and create chronic struggle.

CFP: The Third International Conference on Sport and Society

The 2012 Sport Conference will be held at the University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK from 23-25 July 2012. The 2012 Sport and Society Conference will address a range of critically important issues and themes relating to Sport and Society. With such close proximity to the 2012 Olympics, it is our hope to have a strong connection between the conference and the London Olympics.
We invite prospective participants to submit a presentation proposal for one of the following parallel session options: a 30-minute paper; a 60-minute workshop; a jointly presented 90-minute colloquium session; or a virtual session. We also encourage innovative presentation formats, such as roundtables, staged dialogues, screenings and performances. Parallel sessions are loosely grouped into streams reflecting different perspectives or disciplines. Each stream forms a talking circle, an informal forum for focused discussion of issues and Conference themes.

Participants may choose to submit written papers before or after the Conference for possible publication in the peer reviewed The International Journal of Sport and Society. Virtual participants also have the option to submit papers for consideration by the Journal. All registered Conference participants receive a complimentary online subscription to the Journal when registration is finalised. This subscription is valid until one year after the Conference end-date.

You may submit a proposal to the Conference Review Committee for an In-Person Presentation, or a virtual paper at the International Sport and Society. If your Conference proposal is accepted you may submit a written paper to The International Journal of Sport and Society.

All proposals, presentations and papers must be in English.
The deadline for the current round in the Call for Papers is 15 March 2012
(Check here for further rounds and their deadlines)

Monday, March 12, 2012

JOB: University of Iowa

Lecturer in Sport Studies

The University of Iowa is seeking a sport studies scholar for a three-year renewable lectureship teaching in the sport studies curriculum of the Department of American Studies. The position is effective August 2012.

The teaching load is three undergraduate courses each semester; teaching assignments might include Inequality in Sport; Women, Sport and Culture; Sport in America after 1900; and Race and Ethnicity in Sport. Teaching in the summer session for additional salary is also a possibility. Some undergraduate advising will be expected.

Applicants must hold a PhD or equivalent in the area of sport studies. Evidence of teaching in the area of sport studies is desirable.

Applicants should send or email a letter of introduction, a curriculum vitae, and names and contact information for three references to Susan Birrell, Department of American Studies, 210 Jefferson Building, Iowa City, Iowa 52242 or . Review of applications will begin April 1, 2012 and continue until the position is filled.

The University of Iowa is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. The Department of American Studies and the College of the Liberal Arts and Sciences are strongly committed to gender and ethnic diversity; the strategic plans of the University and College reflect this commitment. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. For further information on the department, please visit our web page at

Friday, March 09, 2012

CONFERENCE: 2012 Sport for Development and Peace

Sport for Development and Peace: Initiatives, Challenges, and Pathways Forward
Tuesday, March 13, 2012: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Convention Center: Room 204

This multidisciplinary session will focus on the logical and systematic use of sport as a means to address global development and peace objectives. Our diverse panel of academics, researchers, and field practitioners will share their perspectives and experiences in Sport for Development and Peace programming, curriculum development, and research along a wide range of global physical, social, economic development issues. Practical implications and challenges to meeting these issues through international sport programs will be addressed.

2012 AAHPERD National Convention & Exposition

Thursday, March 08, 2012

CONFERENCE: 4th World conference of ISSSS

The 4th World conference of the

International Society for the Social Sciences of Sport (ISSSS)

2012 September 19-22, Kranjska Gora, Slovenia

Conference framework:

»Social (and Human) Sciences, Sport and Physical Culture: History, Contemporaneity, and Future«

Suggested topics:

1. History of sport and of social sciences of sport

2. Tourism, recreation, and sport for all in sport studies

3. Olympic movement at the crossroads of social sciences

4. Social sciences in physical education and teacher education (P.E.T.E.)

5. Ethical and deontological issues in social sciences of sport

6. Kinesiology and social sciences of sport: cooperation and tensions

7. Cultural studies and/in social sciences of sport

8. Sport, critical management and (critique of ) political economy

9. Social and human aspects of sport medicine

10. Psychology of sport as soft and hard science

11. Open papers

Join us on the scientific journey in a lovely alpine resort Kranjska Gora.

September 19-22, 2012


Please, forward the information. Accept apologies for crossposting.

Looking forward to host you in sLOVEnia.

CFP: 2012 IAPS Conference

Dear Colleagues,

It is my pleasure to remind you that April 2, 2012 is the deadline to submit abstracts for the 40th IAPS annual conference, September 12-15, at the beautiful venue of Porto (Portugal).

You may find more information, including guidelines for abstracts and the R. Scott Kretchmar Student Essay Award, at the conference website: <>

2012 IAPS Conference - Call for Papers <>

The International Association for the Philosophy of Sport invites the submission of abstracts to be considered for presentation at the 40th annual 2011 IAPS meeting. The conference will be held September 12-15, 2012 in Porto, Portugal.

Abstracts are welcome on any area of philosophy of sport, including metaphysics, epistemology, aesthetics, and ethics, and from any theoretical approach, including analytic philosophy and critical theory. While IAPS recognizes, values, and encourages interdisciplinary approaches and methodologies, acceptance is contingent on the philosophical content of the project. Emerging scholars are encouraged to submit works in progress.

A Program Committee of three IAPS peers will review abstracts. Contributors will be notified about the status of their abstracts by May 14, 2012

Proposals for round table and panel discussions, including a tentative list of participants, are also welcome and should follow the same format as paper abstracts.


IAPS is proud to announce the “R. Scott Kretchmar Student Essay Award.” Interested undergraduate and graduate students should submit a full paper by June 15, 2012 (in addition to an abstract, see below). A separate announcement is posted at the IAPS website <> .

Abstracts should be 300-500 words long, in English, and must be received by April 2, 2012. Please, follow the following instructions (incomplete proposals will be returned). Provide:

  1. Name, E-mail, current position, and employer
  2. Title of Program
  3. Key Words (three to five)
  4. Primary Content Area/s (choose no more than 2)
    1. Ethics d. Epistemology g. Applied
    2. Metaphysics e. Phenomenology h. History
    3. Aesthetics f. Comparative i. Other (explain)
  1. Indicate special Audio-Visual requirements (computer & projector will be provided)

The preferred mode of submission is by e-mail.

Please send the abstract blind-review ready as an attachment, preferably in Word, to the Conference Chair <>

Contributors who lack access to e-mail may send a hard copy instead to the following address:

Jesús Ilundáin-Agurruza
IAPS Conference Chair
Associate Professor of Philosophy
Linfield College
900 SE Baker St., Unit 580
McMinnville, OR 97128 (USA)

Please distribute to interested parties.

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.

JOB: University of Bath

The University of Bath is the Sunday Times University of the Year 2011/12

Lecturer in Sport (Social Sciences) (2 positions)


Salary: Starting from £37,012, rising to £44,166
Closing Date: Thursday 15 March 2012
Interview Date: Wednesday 28 March 2012
Reference: SC954

The University of Bath wishes to appoint two Lecturers in Sport (Social Sciences) with effect from 1 September 2012 or as soon as possible thereafter. We are seeking to appoint scholars with a strong record of publication and demonstrable teaching excellence appropriate to the level of appointment.

We are seeking motivated and adaptable colleagues who will work with us to ensure the continuing strength of the Department in research and teaching, both externally and within the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences and wider University. The successful appointees will be expected to maintain and develop their own programme of research, undertake research degree supervision and contribute to taught programmes. It is expected that the appointees’ scholarly activities will complement the Department’s research foci. Applications are particularly welcomed from those who are able to demonstrate an affinity between their personal research programme, Department themes and established Faculty research themes (poverty and social justice, childhood and youth, health and wellbeing, environment and sustainability, conflict and security, and technology and the knowledge economy).

The successful candidates will sit within the Sport, Physical Activity and Culture research group in the Department and contribute to the interdisciplinary social sciences of sport taught programmes. While applications are accepted in all areas of sport and the social sciences, we are particularly interested in applicants whose research and research-informed teaching focuses on one or more of the following: globalisation, sports policy and international development, physical education, policy and practice, health and well-being, and the cultural analysis of the physically active & healthy body.

Friday, March 02, 2012

CONFERENCE: Title IX at 40

Title IX at 40
May 9–11, 2012 | University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

The SHARP (Sport, Health, and Activity Research and Policy Center) for Women and Girls is pleased to announce and invite you to a national conference: Title IX at 40: Progress and Promise, Equity for All, at the University of Michigan, May 9-11, 2012.

Title IX at 40 conference will highlight the broad impact of the 1972 legislation on U.S. society, with a focus on sport participation. Nationally renowned researchers, athletes, media experts, and policy makers will explore the political, social, historical, economic, and health-related effects from Title IX.

We are excited to launch
Title IX at 40 by featuring a public presentation by boxing champion and Women’s Sports Foundation president, Laila Ali, on Wednesday, May 9th.

A key goal of
Title IX at 40 is to develop a call to action and identify future research priorities that will aid in fully realizing the objectives of Title IX. Presenters and attendees will co-create an agenda for future research intended to fulfill the promise of this important legislation.

Undergraduates, graduate students, and investigators from across the country will have opportunities to participate, present, and discuss their research as it relates to the themes of this conference at the
poster session. (We look forward to getting your abstracts!) A mix of researchers and scholars, students, parents, athletes, athletic directors, coaches, and policy makers are expected to attend.

To learn more about our exciting roster of speakers and the
Title IX at 40 conference schedule see the conference link.

Title IX at 40 conference is being organized and hosted by the SHARP Center for Women and Girls, a new collaboration between the University of Michigan and the Women’s Sports Foundation. The SHARP Center advances research and policy making to enhance the lives of women and girls through sport, play, and movement.

Please forward this invitation to anyone else that might be interested in
Title IX at 40.

We hope to see you in May!

Please contact me with any questions you might have.


Kathy Babiak, PhD
Co-Director, SHARP Center for Women and Girls
University of Michigan, 734-763-6922

JOB: University of British Columbia

Aboriginal Health, Exercise and Physical Activity

The School of Kinesiology at the University of British Columbia invites applications for the following tenure track position:

Assistant or Associate Professor in Aboriginal Health, Exercise and Physical Activity


The School of Kinesiology is a leading academic unit in Canada focused on interdisciplinary approaches to sport, physical activity and health across the lifespan. The School is committed to encouraging collaborative, interdisciplinary research and teaching among its members as well as with other university and community groups. The School offers a B.Kin. degree with specializations in Kinesiology and Health Science, Physical and Health Education, and Interdisciplinary Studies. The graduate program includes M.A., M.Sc., M.Kin. (non-thesis), and Ph.D. degrees. Program enrolments are 920 undergraduate and 100 graduate students. Additional information related to the School of Kinesiology is available at

The School of Kinesiology is situated in the Faculty of Education and is a member of the College of Health Disciplines. The Faculty of Education is a leader in Indigenous Education and offers an Aboriginal Teacher Education Program (NITEP), a graduate Indigenous education and research specialization (Ts`’kel), and is proposing a doctoral specialization in Indigenous Education. The College of Health Disciplines specializes in interprofessional health, education and research, and hosts the Institute for Aboriginal Health. The University of British Columbia has identified strategic priorities around Aboriginal engagement that include providing educational opportunities for Aboriginal people and widening opportunities for all students to learn about Aboriginal issues and perspectives, and Increasing engagement with Aboriginal communities in mutually supportive and productive relationships.

For further information, see the following urls:

Faculty of Education:, and

College of Health Disciplines:

Institute for Aboriginal Health:

UBC Strategic Plan:


To be considered for the position, applicants must hold an earned doctoral or medical degree and have expertise in one or more of the following areas: 1) psychology of sport, physical activity, exercise, and health; 2) exercise physiology; 3) sport history; 4) the cultural study of sport, physical activity, exercise, and health; 5) epidemiology and statistics. Applicants who have completed all requirements for a doctoral degree except dissertation may apply, but final consideration for the position will require an earned doctoral or medical degree. In the exercise physiology area, post-doctoral experience is preferred.

The successful candidate will be an Aboriginal person with a record of accomplishments that demonstrates excellence in research and teaching, and successful experience working with Aboriginal communities. The appointee will contribute to the development of educational and research initiatives in the School of Kinesiology, and will be expected to teach core Kinesiology courses as well as courses in their cognate field relating to Aboriginal health, exercise and physical activity.

Expectations include: teaching and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students and serving as a role model and mentor to Aboriginal students; contributing to the development of Aboriginal health and education initiatives in the School; and implementing a research program that contributes to the mission of the School and the Faculty and involves Aboriginal communities, scholars, and centres of scholarship in British Columbia, Canada, and internationally.

Interested applicants are invited to submit a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy and research interests, evidence of content expertise and teaching effectiveness, three samples of scholarly work, and the names and contact information of three referees.


The position is subject to budgetary approval. Rank and salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. Consideration of candidates will begin April 30, 2012, and will continue until the position is filled. The start date is subject to final arrangement with the appointee, and may be July 1, 2012.

The University of British Columbia hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. We encourage all qualified persons to apply. Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. As permitted by Section 42 of the BC Human Rights Code, the position is open to Aboriginal persons. Candidates for the position may be required to prove ancestry to qualify.

Please send applications to Dr. Robert Sparks, Professor and Director, UBC School of Kinesiology, 210-6081 University Boulevard, Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z1, Canada. Dr. Sparks can be contacted by phone (604-822-2767) or e-mail at For questions and conversation about these positions, please contact Dr. Sparks.

CFP: Olympika Journal

This is a call for papers, research notes, and review articles for Olympika: The International Journal of Olympic Studies, volume XX, 2012. Olympika is a peer reviewed academic journal with an internationally recognized editorial review board, and is committed to the dissemination of research in the area of history, sociology, anthropology, philosophy, political science, and sport management, as well as other disciplines that contribute to our socio-cultural understanding of the modern Olympic movement. It is published annually, in December, by the International Centre for Olympic Studies at The University of Western Ontario (Canada) and is available worldwide through LA84 (, under Digital Archive, Periodicals and Series). For more information about Olympika, including submission guidelines, please visit the following website: Should you have any questions about the journal or the submission process, please don't hesitate to call or write - my contacts are below.