Tuesday, April 23, 2013

CFP: Play the Game 2013

- Stepping up for democracy in sport 
Helnan Marselis Hotel, Aarhus, Denmark , 28-31 October 2013 
Dear colleague
Today, more than ever before, the world looks with great concern at sport and its organisations. Cases of corruption, match-fixing, doping and other unethical practices are accumulating, putting sport’s credibility under pressure. Time is up for all stakeholders in sport to engage in open and unrestricted debates, so we can continuously develop our understanding of sport and help identify solutions to the challenges that threaten it.
Academics can play a crucial role by bringing comprehensive data, scientific methods and analytical skills into the process. We invite you to share your expertise and experience with internationally leading colleagues, investigative journalists, sports officials and other stakeholders in sport by submitting an abstract/storyline with relevance to one of these main themes: 

  • Match-fixing: Fair game for gangsters? 
  • Sports reforms: Fact or phantom? 
  • The anti-doping dilemma: Saving sport, sacrificing athletes?
  • Recreational sport: A lost cause for sports organisations?
  • Sports facilities: Who are we building for?
  • From Russia to Rio: Power games or people’s games? 
  • Open Forum/Other themes

At http://www.playthegame.org/conferences/play-the-game-2013/conference-themes.html you can find some keywords to help you find out what kind of papers we are calling for, and what kind of content we expect to present during Play the Game 2013.

Selected speakers will be given a minimum 15 minute timeslot to present their papers orally in parallel sessions and some may be chosen to present in plenary sessions.

At http://www.playthegame.org/conferences/play-the-game-2013/conference-themes.html you can find some keywords to help you find out what kind of papers we are calling for, and what kind of content we expect to present during Play the Game 2013.
Selected speakers will be given a minimum 15 minute timeslot to present their papers orally in parallel sessions and some may be chosen to present in plenary sessions.

Selected speakers will be given a minimum 15 minute timeslot to present their papers orally in parallel sessions and some may be chosen to present in plenary sessions.
An Open Forum is also available to speakers:
  • who address issues not covered by the main themes
  • whose abstracts are not accepted in the peer review process
  • who offer interventions/investigations of a more personal character
  • who submit last-minute registrations
The submission system is managed by Ektimo I/S (Manuscript Manager).
Please contact Analyst Lau Tofft-Jørgensen, Danish Institute for Sport Studies/Play the Game by e-mail: lau.tofft@idan.dk or phone: +45 51 90 61 05

Play the Game aspires to continue to be cutting edge in the international sports debate. The scope of issues raised at Play the Game is traditionally very broad, but we do try to focus conference content on some major themes.
Open Forum
In the Open Forum, speakers are given a seven minute timeslot to present their main points. 
Deadline for abstract/storyline submission is Wednesday 15 May 2013.
Abstracts/storylines will be peer reviewed by leading academics, journalists and managers from the 2013 conference Programme Committee

Submit your abstract/storyline
Notifications on approval of abstracts will be sent by e-mail no later than 1 July 2013.
Please note that the registration price for abstract submitters will be calculated as of the day of the abstract submission, so an early bird rate is guaranteed if abstract/storyline is submitted in time. 
We thank you in advance for any help in distributing this message to friends, colleagues and others who share the goals of Play the Game: To promote democracy, transparency and freedom of expression in world sport.
More information at www.playthegame.org/2013

Thursday, April 18, 2013

JOB: Sport for Development - University of Toronto

University of Toronto
Requisition Title: Assistant Professor – Sport for Development (1300374)
Job Field: Tenure Stream
Faculty / Division: Faculty of Kinesiology & Physical Education
Department: Faculty of Kinesiology & Physical Education
Campus: St. George (downtown Toronto)
Job Closing: June 1, 2013

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 “Sport for Development”. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor and will commence no later than July 1, 2014. Applications for this position are invited from those who hold a PhD or equivalent doctoral degree in the sociocultural study of sport and physical activity. The successful applicant is expected to carry out research and teaching in the area of sport for development, and related fields such as globalization studies, equity and social justice, critical policy studies, and postcolonial theory. Applicants should have a track record of publications relating to the use of sport and physical activity as a strategy of social development for disadvantaged populations, and for enhanced intercultural understanding among peoples of different backgrounds. It is expected that the successful applicant’s research will contribute to the Faculty’s expertise in policy studies relating to healthy sport and physical activity, Sport for All, and sport for development and peace. 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 evidence of excellent teaching. 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 http://www.hrandequity.toronto.ca/careers.htm
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 dean.kpe@utoronto.ca. 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:http://uoft.me/how‐to‐apply. Applicants should also ask three referees to send letters directly to the department via e‐mail to dean.kpe@utoronto.ca by the closing date, June 1, 2013. 

For more information about the Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education, please visit our home page http://www.physical.utoronto.ca

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.

Monday, April 08, 2013

CFP: Sport and Leisure Cultures

Two-day conference, University of Brighton, Sport and Leisure Cultures
19th – 20th September, 2013

Sport, Leisure and Social Justice
(Conference co-chairs: Drs Burdsey, Caudwell and Wheaton)

This conference aims to explore and expand questions regarding the role of both sport and academics in addressing issues surrounding social justice and equity. Specifically: How have the traditions of academics & public intellectualism shifted? What is, and should be, the relationship between academics and social activism? How can universities continue to engage with concerns about equality, human rights and social justice?

Within an increasingly neoliberal, market-driven higher educational context Henry Giroux identifies that the university in contemporary times has come to resemble ‘a marketing machine essential to the production of identities in which the only obligation of citizenship is to be a consumer’ (2012, p.246).  He asks:

What role should the university play at a time when politics is being emptied out of any connection to a civic literacy, informed judgement, and critical dialogue, further deepening a culture of illiteracy, cruelty, hypermasculinity, and disposability? (ibid, emphasis added.)

Critical commentators, including Giroux, are thus promoting the potential role of education-based interventions in challenging this process. Indeed, they are emphasising not only the abilities, but also the responsibilities of academics in establishing a “politics of advocacy and possibility”, and engaging in “acts of activism” (cf. Denzin and Giardina, 2012). The potential contributions made by academics and students are seen as central because the university represents ‘a vital democratic public sphere that cultivates the knowledge, skills, and values necessary for the production of a democratic polity’ (Giroux, 2012, p. 246). More broadly, Les Back and Nirmal Puwar (2012, p. 14) argue that:

What we choose to be concerned with, or focus on and listen to, involves making judgements not only about what is valuable but also what is important. Sociology has a public responsibility to pay attention to vulnerable and precarious lives.

Specifically related to sport studies, sport practices and sport cultures, we engage with four themes:

·         Socio-cultural scholars of sport and leisure as public intellectuals
·         Sport development and peace (SDP)
·         Sporting communities and campaigns for change
·         Social Justice through media, new media, film and documentaries

The conference will be hosted by the Sport and Leisure Cultures research cluster at the University of Brighton. Priority areas of interest and expertise include: sport, politics and international relations; communities, exclusions and the cultural politics of resistance in sport; traditional and new media cultures and the sporting landscape; and ‘alternative’ lifestyle and non-mainstream sporting cultures. We also welcome input from other relevant areas.

We envisage a lively event prioritising debate and discussion. Potential contributors are encouraged to submit abstracts of 150 words for one of the following forms of presentation:

·         20-minute conference paper
·         Poster presentation
·         15-minute round table paper proposal (either individual papers or as a group of up to 4 papers)

The conference is supported by: British Sociological Association Leisure and Recreation Group, Political Studies Association Sport and Politics Group and Taylor and Francis Publishers.

Deadline date: Monday 1st July, 2013 

Friday, April 05, 2013

CFP: 2013 Sports Management Association of Australia and New Zealand (SMAANZ) Conference

SMAANZ 2013 Call for Papers & Sessions

Call for Papers
SMAANZ invites individuals to submit a variety of abstract types, including empirical, methodological, conceptual, and teaching related abstracts. Submissions are due 14 June, 2013.
Acceptance will be confirmed by 12 July, 2013. Completed research or research in progress is acceptable. We welcome submissions to the main programme from PostGraduate research students.

Submission guidelines 
Presentations may be proposed as either:

  • A 20 minute oral presentation (including questions), or 
  • A 70 minute roundtable, forum or workshop. Authors can use these sessions to spend more time elaborating on their research or engaging in a discussion-based presentation. Please note, one abstract is required for this format, which will differ from the ‘session proposals’ which require 4 papers. 

Your abstract should provide a background statement, rationale for the presentation, presentation objectives, outline of methodology, results, findings, conclusions and application to practice. No acknowledgements, figures or references should be included.
Underline the author(s) making the presentation. This author will be considered the key person for all contact about the abstract. Include all co-authors names, affiliations and addresses for general correspondence (including email address) above the abstract text and below the title.
See below for abstract specifications.

SMAANZ general fields of interest 
Critical Management Studies
Entrepreneurship, Small Business and Family Enterprise
Gender and Diversity in Organisations
Human Resource Management and Development
Sport for Development
Sport Development
Sport Policy
International Management
Management Education and Development
Marketing and Communication
Organizational Behaviour
Organisational Change
Public Sector and Not-for-Profit
Research Methods
Strategic Management
Sustainability and Social Issues in Management

Abstract specifications 
Font: All text – title, authors and abstract body – to be in Arial 11 pt
Title: BOLD CAPS, left alignment
Authors: Italics, centred, presenter underlined if more than one author, authors’ affiliations listed below abstract
Text body: Regular, single-spaced, justified
Spacing: One line space between title and author details, and between author details and body of text
Length: maximum one x A4 page, inclusive of title and author details
Margins: minimum of 2.54cm margins all round
Stream: Identify the preferred stream for the paper
Keywords: Identify up to 5 keywords or terms

Review process 
Submissions will be subjected to a blind review process.
Submission of an abstract indicates the intent of the presenter(s) to attend the conference.
No more than 2 first authored presentations will be accepted from the same person, including all co-authorships, for either 20- or 70-minute presentations.
Conference abstracts are accepted on the basis that they represent original work and should not have previously been published.
Acceptance of abstracts will be confirmed by Friday 12 July 2013.

Submit abstracts to:
SMMANZ Organising Committee
Abstracts should be forwarded to SMMANZ organizing committee by Friday 14 June 2013.

Call for Sessions 
In addition to the open call for papers, the conference organising committee invites session proposals from those who are interested in convening and chairing a themed session/s at the conference. A maximum of two sessions will be available to each theme and each session should consist of four papers.
The responsibilities of themed session/s conveners include populating their session/s through a call for abstracts, ensuring the quality of submitted abstracts and forwarding completed session details to the conference organising committee.
This call invites session proposal which should include:
1. Title for the proposed session (please submit separate proposals if considering
more than one session)
2. Session convenor/s (name, affiliation and contact details)
3. Description of the theme of the session and its rationale (maximum 350 words).

SMAANZ General fields of interest: 
Critical Management Studies
Entrepreneurship, Small Business and Family Enterprise
Gender and Diversity in Organisations
Human Resource Management and Development
Sport for Development
Sport Development
Sport Policy
International Management
Management Education and Development
Marketing and Communication
Organizational Behaviour
Organisational Change
Public Sector and Not-for-Profit
Research Methods
Strategic Management
Sustainability and Social Issues in Management

Proposals should be forwarded to SMMANZ organizing committee at smaanz2013@otago.ac.nz by Friday 10 May 2013.
Acceptance of sessions will be confirmed by Friday 17 May 2013.

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

JOB: Sport Marketing - Ted Rogers School of Management

The Ted Rogers School of Management invites applications for a tenured Associate Professor position to commence on August 1st, 2013.  The Loretta Rogers Chair will endow this position for a period of five years and is renewable for an additional five year period, subject to final budgetary approval.

The successful candidate for this newly-formed, endowed Research Chair will assume the primary responsibility of establishing a TRSM Research Institute in Sport Marketing.


Monday, April 01, 2013

CFP: Special Issue on Ethical Leadership in Intercollegiate Sport

Call for Papers – Special Issue on Ethical Leadership in Intercollegiate Sport
Journal of Intercollegiate Sport
Guest Editors: Laura J. Burton and Jon Welty Peachey

Leadership in intercollegiate athletics has reached a tipping point. As we have witnessed innumerable scandals and inappropriate activities, we are left to wonder why leaders within intercollegiate athletic administration are failing student-athletes. Given that scholars and officials, both within and outside of sport management, have called for reform of university governance of athletic programs (see Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics, 2010) and reform of enforcement processes at the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), we call attention to the need for evaluation of leadership as an integral component to reform of intercollegiate athletics. In particular, there is a need for research to examine ethical leadership within intercollegiate sport.
The intent of this special issue is to provide a platform for the examination of ethical leadership within intercollegiate athletics and to foster its study and practice within the field. Conceptual, theoretical, and empirical work engaging with the issue of ethical leadership in intercollegiate athletics is welcome for this special issue.
Suggested topics include, but are not limited to: 
·         Conceptual work examining ethical leadership in intercollegiate sport
·         Models for ethical leadership in intercollegiate sport
·         Multilevel analysis of outcomes associated with ethical leadership
  • ·         Individual level outcomes (employee, student-athlete, university stakeholder) associated with ethical leadership
  • ·         Organizational level outcomes (graduation rates, coach/administrator retention, winning percentage) associate with ethical leadership
  • ·         Examination of potential moderators and mediators of the relationship between ethical leadership and organizational outcomes.
  • ·         Antecedents to ethical leadership development

·         Development of measures to evaluate ethical leadership within an intercollegiate sport context
·         Connection between leadership styles and ethical leadership
·         Ethical leadership and responses to organizational crisis
·         Organizational change and the impact of ethical leadership
·         Fostering an ethical culture in intercollegiate athletics
·         Relationship between organizational diversity and ethical leadership in intercollegiate athletics
·         Exploring the influence of internal (e.g., student-athletes, coaches, university personnel) and external stakeholders (e.g., media, alumni, boosters) on ethical leadership behavior in intercollegiate sport
·         Examination of differences in ethical leadership between NCAA Divisions, the National Intercollegiate Athletic Association (NAIA) and the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA).
Manuscripts should follow the standard author guidelines for the Journal of Intercollegiate Sport and should be submitted through Manuscript Central: http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/hk_jis.
Manuscripts should be submitted no later than Friday, November 1, 2013 in order to receive full consideration. Direct any questions to Laura J. Burton (laura.burton@uconn.edu). Anticipated publication is June 2014 (Volume 7, Issue 1). 

JOB: Sport & Social Sciences - University of Bath (UK)

Please see the links below to two new positions in sport & the social sciences at the University of Bath. We are looking to appoint at both the Professorial and the Lecturer level, further details are available here:

Professor in Sport & Social Sciences: http://www.bath.ac.uk/jobs/Vacancy.aspx?ref=CP1610

Lecturer in Sport & Social Sciences: http://www.bath.ac.uk/jobs/Vacancy.aspx?ref=CC1609

Appointees will compliment existing research foci in the physical cultural studies research group (http://www.bath.ac.uk/education/research/physical-cultural-studies/) and where appropriate and relevant, deliver units most likely on the BA Sport & Social Sciences Programme (http://www.bath.ac.uk/study/ug/prospectus/subject/sport-social-science/detail/)

Please do feel free to contact me, or those listed on the vacancies web page for informal and confidential enquiries, general blurb is below:
The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences wishes to enhance the University of Bath’s position as a research intensive university by making two new appointments who will strengthen our growing academic team in sport in the Departments of Education and Health.

While applications are welcomed from all areas of sport and the social sciences, we are particularly interested in those whose scholarship can make strong links to the following (inter-)related areas:

Sport, Health and Social Policy
Sport, Physical Activity and (Dis)Ability
Sport Health and Wellbeing
Sociology/social-psychology of Health, Physical Activity and the Body
Sport, Physical Activity and Research Methodologies
Sport and Physical Activity across the Lifespan
Sport and (International) Development