Thursday, August 30, 2012

JOB: University of Toronto

University of Toronto
Faculty of Kinesiology & Physical Education

Requisition Title: Assistant Professor ‐ Social Determinants of Physical Activity & Sports
Participation Among Children & Youth  ‐  1201107    
Job Field:   Tenure Stream  
Faculty / Division:   Faculty of Kinesiology & Physical Education  
Department:   Faculty of Kinesiology & Physical Education  
Campus:   St. George (downtown Toronto)  
Job Posting:     Aug 17, 2012, 3:33:13 PM  
Job Closing:   Oct 1, 2012  

The Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education at the University of Toronto invites applications for a full‐time, tenure‐stream position in the area of “Social Determinants of Physical Activity and Sports Participation among Children and Youth”.  The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor and will commence on July 1, 2013.
We seek applications from candidates who hold a PhD or equivalent doctoral degree in the social determinants of physical activity from kinesiology, physical education, public health, social or behavioural sciences, cultural studies, or some related discipline.  Examples of areas of interest include the study of facilitators of, and barriers to participation, and intersections with social determinants of healthy physical activity, interventions to enhance participation in physical activity and sport; and the social issues of power, equity and diversity. Interventions of interest may include those at the individual, group, community, and public policy levels.
This position offers excellent opportunities to develop independent research programs within a multidisciplinary environment. Collaboration with colleagues in the Faculty, University and related research community is strongly encouraged.
Candidates must have a PhD (or equivalent), a proven record of excellence in scholarship, experience with
multidisciplinary research, a well articulated research program and strong teaching experience. Post‐doctoral
training is highly desirable. The successful candidate will teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels in courses related to their expertise.  Salary will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.
All qualified candidates are invited to apply by going to . Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy), and a statement outlining current and future research interests.  If you have questions about this position, please contact All application materials should be submitted online.
The UofT application system can accommodate up to five attachments (10 MB) per candidate profile; please combine attachments into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format. Submission guidelines can be found at:‐to‐apply.  
Applicants should also ask three referees to send letters directly to the department via e‐mail to by the closing date, October 1, 2012.
For more information about the Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education, please visit our home page
The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes
applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

BOOK: Race and Sport in Canada: Intersecting Inequalities

Race and Sport in Canada:
Intersecting Inequalities
Edited by Simon Darnell, Janelle Joseph, and Yuka Nakamura
August 2012 • 978-1-55130-414-4• $39.95 • 300pp

            Race and Sport in Canada: Intersecting Inequalities marks the first anthology to explore intersections of race with the constructions of gender, sexuality, class, and ability within the context of Canadian sport settings.
            Written by a collection of emerging and established scholars, this book is broadly organized into three interrelated areas: historical approaches to the study of race and sport in Canada; Canadian immigration and the study of race and sport; and the study of race and sport beyond Canada’s borders. Within these themes, a variety of relevant topics are discussed, including black football players in 20th century Canada, the structural barriers to sports participation faced by immigrants arriving to Atlantic Canada, and NCAA Scholarships and Canadian athletes.
            Race and Sport in Canada will be of interest to the general reader as well as to instructors and students in the fields of sport studies, sociology, critical race studies, cultural studies, and education.

Janelle Joseph is currently a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the School of Physical Education at the University of Otago in New Zealand. Simon Darnell is currently an SSHRC Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Department of International Development Studies at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Yuka Nakamura is Project Manager at the Centre for Sport Policy Studies in the Faculty of Physical Education and Health at the University of Toronto.

Table of Contents:
Part One: Historical Approaches to the Study of Race in Canada
Sport and the Canadian Immigrant: Physical Expressions of Cultural Identity within a Dominant Culture, 1896-1945,Russell Field • Football and “Tolerance”: Black Football Players in 20th Century Canada, John Valentine and Simon Darnell• Hockey and the Reproduction of Colonialism in Canada, Andreas Krebs • New Racism and Old Stereotypes in the National Hockey League: The “Stacking” of Aboriginal Players into the Role of Enforcer, John Valentine
Part Two: Canadian Immigration and the Study of Race and Sport
Gender, Immigration, and Physical Activity: The Experiences of Chinese Immigrant Women, Xin Huang, Wendy Frisby, and Lucie Thibault • Understanding Structural Barriers in Amateur Sport and the Participation of Immigrants in Atlantic Canada, Lori A. Livingston and Susan Tirone
Part Three: The Study of Race and Sport Beyond Canada’s Borders
Managing Whiteness in “Sport for Development and Peace” Internships, Simon Darnell • Playing in Chinatown: A Critical Discussion of the Nation/Sport/Citizen Triad, Yuka Nakamura • An Intersectional Analysis of Black Sporting Masculinities,Janelle Joseph • Athletic Aspirations: NCAA Scholarships and Canadian Athletes, Sandy Wells

CFP: Rethinking Race and Sexuality: Feminist Conversations, Contestations, and Coalitions


The Simone de Beauvoir Institute is currently seeking abstracts for its upcoming 35th anniversary conference, 
Rethinking Race and Sexuality: Feminist Conversations, Contestations, and Coalitions.” 
This 3-day conference (April 17- 19, 2013) will bring together international feminist academics, students, activists, and artists
to celebrate and explore the numerous and intersecting themes related to sexualities and race.

Deadline for abstracts: October 15th, 2012

Please visit our website for more information regarding the conference theme and the submission procedures.

AWARD: 2012 NASSS Service Excellence

Call for Nominations for the
2012 NASSS Service Excellence Award
Deadline: September 25th, 2012

Dear NASSS Members,

It is our distinct pleasure to open up the Call for Nominations for the 2012 NASSS Service Excellence Award. The award criteria is as follows.

As an academic society, the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport recognizes individuals who havemade an extraordinary contribution to the sociology of sport and/or service to NASSS. Criteria for what is deemed "distinguished" are necessarily somewhat open-ended. They might reference truly distinguished and long-termcontributions to: (a) NASSS directly; or (b) to the field of sport sociology more generally. Specifically, service as an elected officer of NASSS, by itself, is neither a sufficient nor required criterion. The nomination should encompass a one- to two-page letter that describes in some detail the reasons why NASSS should recognize the recipient. Nominations may be submitted by an individual or jointly by a group of individuals. The recipient need not be a member ofNASSS.

Please submit nomination letters to Dr. Geneviève Rail, the Chair of the 2012 NASSS Service Excellence AwardSelection Committee:

We look forward to reviewing the nominations. The deadline for submission of nominations is now: September 25th, 2012.

Thank you,

Geneviève Rail, Jeffrey Montez de Oca, Fred Mason, Algerian Hart
(2012 NASSS Service Excellence Award Selection Committee)


2011         Gary Sailes (Indiana University)
                  Don Sabo (D'Youville College)
2010         Joe Maguire (Loughborough University)
2009         Susan Birrell (University of Iowa)
                  Harry Edwards (University of California, Berkeley)
2008         Jennifer Hargreaves (Universities of Surrey and Brighton, UK)
                  Richard Lapchick (University of Central Florida)
2007         Mike Malec (Boston College)
                  Mike Messner (University of Southern California, Los Angeles)
2006         Vicky Paraschak (University of Windsor)
2005         Nancy Theberge (University of Waterloo)
2004         Jim Frey (Universities of Nevada - Las Vegas)
2003         John Loy (Universities of Illinois at UC and Otago)
2002         Andrew Yiannakis (University of Connecticut)
                  Susan Greendorfer (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
2001         George Sage (University of Northern Colorado)
                  D. Stanley Eitzen (Colorado State University)
1996         Jay Coakley (University of Colorado - Colorado Springs)
                  Gunther Lueschen (University of Alabama)
                  Lee Vander Velden (University of Maryland)
1993         Gerald Kenyon (Universities of Wisconsin and Waterloo)

JOB: Telemark University College

Professorship in Sports and Outdoor Life StudiesTelemark University College currently enrols about 6000 students and employs about 650 employees. The university college has four faculties and the teaching and research activities are located at campuses in Bø, Notodden, Porsgrunn and Rauland. The university college administration is located at Porsgrunn.

The Faculty currently employs approx. 100 staff in teaching and research positions, and approx. 17 administrative staff. The position is affiliated with the Department of Sports and Outdoor Life Studies. The Department employs approx. 20 permanent staff and currently enrols 400 students.
The Faculty currently employs approx. 100 staff in teaching and research positions, and approx. 17 administrative staff. The position is affiliated with the Department of Sports and Outdoor Life Studies. The Department employs approx. 20 permanent staff and currently enrols 400 students.
The Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Bø in Telemark, has a vacancy for a permanent position as Professor in Sports and Outdoor Life Studies. Appointment 1 January 2013 or by agreement.
The position reports to the Head of Department. The primary place of employment is Bø campus, but the successful applicant will also have some responsibilities at the Notodden campus.
The Department of Sports and Outdoor Life Studies at the college is one of the largest in the field in Norway and has a strong focus on a critical social science approach to sports and outdoor life research. The social role of sports and outdoor life and its significance, and the formation of meaning associated with the individual, are crucial. A common focus is the body in motion.
The Department embraces a range of fields from the natural sciences to phenomenology. Applicants must possess research expertise and experience in one of the following fields: sports / outdoor life and policies; outdoor life / sports and gender; outdoor life / sports and education; and sports or outdoor life as socio-cultural phenomena.
The responsibilities of the position will include teaching and supervision activities in Bachelor and Master’s programmes in social science and pedagogical subjects, as well as teaching and supervision activities in Master’s programmes in scientific theory and methodology.
Further, the responsibilities of the position will include research and development, including a special responsibility for initiating and developing research in the Department of Sports and Outdoor Life Studies, and in collaboration with physical education studies at the Faculty of Art, Norwegian Folk Culture & Teacher Education, and the University of Agder; this includes applying for external funding for research projects.
It is also expected that the professorship will contribute to the development of the doctoral programme in Cultural Studies, and also to the doctoral programme in Ecology; the teaching and supervision of doctoral students as well as research may be allocated to the position.
The position will also involve cultivating and expanding academic networks both nationally and internationally.
The position also includes administrative duties that fall under the general work requirement for all employees.
The successful applicant must be able to document research competence at an international level within the areas which the position covers. Submitted research work will form the basis for evaluating the applicant’s research competence.
The applicant should be dynamic, positive and be able to demonstrate a good ability to cooperate. Further, the applicant should have experience leading research projects and providing guidance at a high level. Experience in teaching, instruction and educational qualifications, and other relevant experience is also emphasized. In order to be appointed to a permanent position, the applicant must have completed a Post-Graduate Certificate in Education; applicants who do not possess such pedagogical qualifications may be employed on the condition that they acquire such qualifications within three years of the date of their employment.
An expert committee will evaluate the applications. On the basis of the committee’s recommendations, short-listed candidates will be called in for interviews and practice lectures.
It is an aim of personnel policy that the academic staff should reflect the composition of the general population. It is therefore a personnel policy objective to achieve a balanced age and gender composition and to recruit people from immigrant backgrounds. People with immigrant backgrounds are encouraged to apply for the position.
There are few women employed in research positions at the faculty, and consequently women are especially encouraged to apply.
If no qualified applicants apply for the permanent position as professor, a temporary three-year appointment may be made, if the expert committee consider that the person selected will be able to acquire the necessary qualifications within the first three years of employment. If a new expert assessment at the end of three years approves it, the applicant who was appointed to a temporary position, will be entitled to a permanent appointment as professor.
The position as a professor, code 1013, is placed in scale of pay 67-92 in the State Salary Scale, currently NOK 563 000 to NOK 1,029 100 per year. A statutory contribution of 2% will be made to the state pension programme. The salary will be adjusted after the current year’s wage negotiations have been concluded.
For more information concerning the position please contact the Head of Department Annette Bischoff, Tel.: (00 47) 35 95 27 87, Email: or the Head of Administration, Erik Aarnes, Tel.: (00 47) 35 95 27 05, Email:
Telemark University College uses online applications. We therefore ask applicants to register their application online by clicking on the “Send application” link to the right.
The applicant should submit a maximum of 15 scientific works, in four copies each, which the applicant wishes to be given special attention in the assessment. A copy of the application, CV, diplomas, certificates and any publications must be forwarded in 4 complete sets (paper format) within a week after the deadline. The applicant is responsible for ensuring that the submitted copies are complete. The papers will be returned when the application process is concluded. All materials should be sent to: Telemark University College, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Halvard Eikas plass, 3800 Bø in Telemark, Norway. Please mark the application with the reference number: 2012/732.

SCHOLARSHIP: Graduate diversity


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

FELLOWSHIPS: Post-doctoral in the humanities

Great opportunity (for non-Illinois scholars) from our Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities (IPRH) 
University of Illinois Faculty and PhD recipients are ineligible for the Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellowships; however, we ask your assistance in sharing this opportunity with scholars in your fields.
Request for applications and full application guidelines, can be found at this link: