Friday, October 11, 2013

JOB: Sport Management - University of Georgia

The University of Georgia
Sport Management Faculty Position

DESCRIPTION: The University of Georgia invites applications and nominations for a lecturer position in the sport management program. This is a nine-month, renewable, non-tenure, career track appointment that begins in August, 2014. Opportunities exist for summer teaching appointment. The university has a well-structured promotion system for individuals in career track positions to seek professional advancement.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Teach graduate and undergraduate sport management classes on both Athens and Gwinnett campuses in sport finance and two or more of the following areas: sport economics, sport event management, sport mass communication, sport facility management, sport sociology, and sport ethics. Establish sport management internship/practicum sites, and supervise student field experiences. Contribute to program development and outreach through cultivating professional relations between the sport management program and various sport organizations. Provide master’s program student advising and contribute to service activities at program, department, college, and university levels.

QUALIFICATIONS: Doctorate in sport management or related field of study. ABD candidates will be considered; however, an earned doctorate is required at the time of employment. An applicant should be passionate and enthusiastic toward professional teaching and student learning, and demonstrate strong evidence of and commitment to teaching excellence. A candidate should possess good communication and social skills to interact with various constituencies. Preferred considerations are given to those with professional experiences in the sport industry and educational technology knowledge, skills, and

SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
UNIVERSITY: The University of Georgia is a land/sea grant, flagship research university with over 35,000 students enrolled in undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs. It is located in Athens, a city with a population of approximately 100,000 that is located 60 miles northeast of Atlanta. Besides the Bulldog Athletic Department, the greater metropolitan area of Atlanta provides abundant opportunities for research, teaching, and professional engagement. The Department of Kinesiology has 25 full‐time faculty members and offers B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. programs in the academic areas of exercise science, physical education, and sport management. Department faculty members are nationally and internationally recognized for their 
academic accomplishments. The Department has excellent facilities in the Ramsey Center located on the main campus, as well as on the university’s Gwinnett Campus that is adjacent to Atlanta. For more information about the department and the university, applicants are encouraged to visit the following websites: and
APPLICATION: Applications should be submitted electronically (Word or PDF file) to Dr. James J. Zhang (Chair of Search Committee) at:
An application packet is expected to include the following: (a) a letter of application with a statement of career goals, teaching interests, academic experience, teaching achievements, and other professional accomplishments; (b) curriculum vitae; (c) names, mailing addresses, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three references, and (d) other evidence of teaching effectiveness such as course syllabi, teaching evaluations, and/or teaching awards. The application should be sent directly Dr. James J. Zhang by email ( before the application deadline. Inquiries and nominations can be directed to Dr. Zhang via e-mail or phone at: (352) 262-8999 (cell) or (706) 542‐4420 (office). 
DEADLINE: Applications received through January 10, 2014 are assured full consideration. 
Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply. The University of Georgia is an equal 
opportunity/affirmative action/Americans with disabilities act compliant institution 

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