Friday, May 31, 2013

JOB: Miami University

Miami University
Department of Kinesiology & Health
Sport Leadership and Management (SLAM)
Visiting Assistant Professor/ Instructor Position in Cultural Studies of Sport
The Department of Kinesiology and Health advances the understanding of health, physical activity, and related cultural practices to improve life quality and promote healthful, active living. It is one of five departments in the School of Education, Health, and Society. The School celebrates opportunities for cross-departmental collaboration facilitated by the five departments (Educational Leadership, Educational Psychology, Family Studies and Social Work, Kinesiology and Health, and Teacher Education) that comprise it. The mission of the Sport Leadership and Management (SLAM) program is to prepare students to succeed in leadership positions in the sport industry (recreational to professional, youth to adult) by providing them with knowledge and skills to critically analyze and innovatively engage in the business and culture of sport. Within the SLAM program/major, students choose to fulfill one of four areas of concentration designed to prepare students for specific career opportunities: Sport Management, Coaching, Sport Journalism, and Sport Media. The SLAM program attempts to provide students with important managerial knowledge, but also critical psychosocial, sociocultural, and developmental knowledge about sport participation to allow them to understand and provide innovative leadership related to key issues in sport.
Position Title: Visiting Assistant Professor/ Instructor in Cultural Studies of Sport
Duties: Teach courses in cultural studies of sport, sport sociology, or other related areas (e.g., social status, gender, race). Provide service to the department, division, and university. Required qualifications: Master’s degree (for appointment as Instructor), doctoral degree (for appointment as Visiting Assistant Professor) in cultural studies of sport, sport sociology or related field.
Desired qualifications: University teaching experience at undergraduate and graduate level;knowledge of or experience in working with diverse populations.
Application: Send letter of application, curriculum vita or resume, contact information for at least three references, and copy of university transcripts to Heidi Neace, email submission preferred,(, or hard copy to Department of Kinesiology & Health, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, 45056.
Deadline: Screening of applications begins June 15, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled. The starting date of the position is August 19, 2013.
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