Tuesday, March 19, 2013

JOB: Sport Management Media - Univ. of Michigan

Sport Management – Media / Communications, Tenure-Track Position 
University of Michigan 

How to Apply 
Interested candidates must supply curriculum vitae, a letter of interest, up to three examples of scholarship, and three reference names in PDF format. The reference letters need not be sent at this time. Please send to Marsha Lewis (mhlewis@umich.edu).
Applicants will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled, with a desired start in Fall 2013. For best consideration, candidates should apply immediately and before Friday April 19, 2013. Applications will be reviewed upon receipt. For questions about the position, please contact Search Committee Chair: Kathy Babiak (kbabiak@umich.edu).

Job Summary 
The Sport Management Program at the University of Michigan invites applications and nominations for an Assistant Professor level tenure-track position. Candidates will be expected to maintain an active research agenda, teach undergraduate and graduate courses, and have research methods and statistical expertise appropriate for the effective mentoring of student research at the master's and doctoral levels. Successful candidates will be expected to pursue extramural funding to support their research at the University of Michigan.
The Sport Management Program prides itself on research productivity and teaching excellence. The Program maintains collaborative relationships with other academic units across the University of Michigan and strives to expand the research and collaborative relationships it maintains with major professional teams, sports leagues, national and international regulatory sport organizations, media networks and organizations, and other leading corporations and organizations that define the state and future of the sport industry.

For more information on the Sport Management Program, please see http://www.kines.umich.edu/programs/sportmanagement.

Sport Management is one of four programs within the School of Kinesiology. The School of Kinesiology
(www.kines.umich.edu) is one of 19 degree granting academic units on the University of Michigan campus with 32 tenureline faculty and over 800 students. Undergraduate majors include Sport Management, Athletic Training, Movement Science, and Physical Education.

Desired Qualifications 
We will consider candidates whose teaching and research interests are focused in the area of media / communications (including - strategic communications, broadcasting (radio, television), print media, media culture, media production and analysis, media literacy and consumption, digital platforms ('new' - social media, computer mediated communication, mobile communications), global media industries, media and social movements, and / or the business and regulation of media). Preference will be given to candidates whose research and theoretical interests are interdisciplinary as issues in media and communications span political, sociological, psychological, legal, policy, cultural, economic, and / or managerial disciplines.
Beginning Assistant Professor candidates should have a record of publication and more advanced candidates should have outstanding publication records in leading journals in sport management, communications, media, and business.
Candidates must possess an earned doctorate in a related field before employment.

U-M EEO/AA Statement 
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Women and minorities are strongly urged to apply.

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