Thursday, February 27, 2014

JOB: Sport Management at Drexel University

The Center for Hospitality & Sport Management at Drexel University is pleased to invite nominations and applications for a full time, Non Tenure Track Assistant/Associate Teaching Professor position within the Sport Management Program.

Position information

Position title: Assistant/Associate Teaching Professor - Center for Hospitality & Sport Management

Requisition number: 5944

Job overview: The Center for Hospitality & Sport Management at Drexel University invites nominations and applications for a full time, Non Tenure Track Assistant/Associate Teaching Professor position within the Sport Management Program. Applications will be accepted from highly qualified individuals in all areas of expertise in Sport Management, but preference will be given to those individuals with a strong background as a practitioner. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.  

Qualifications: Applicants should have an earned doctoral degree in Sport Management or a terminal degree in a closely related field. Candidates will have a strong interest and experience in current Sport Management practices and relevant scholarly literature. Candidates must have a demonstrated record of, or commitment to teaching, scholarly achievement and excellence in research, publications, and presentations. Desirable teaching qualifications include: evidence of excellence in teaching, excellent verbal and written communication skills, interest in a highly collaborative faculty environment, experience in and enthusiasm to teach both face to face and online, and experience in curriculum planning and development. 

Essential functions: The successful candidate will be responsible for instruction at the undergraduate and graduate levels, scholarly research, and publications. Teaching will occur at Drexel University's Main Campus and regional locations and scheduling may include day, evening, and/or weekend courses, both on-site and online. Other required activities include helping to facilitate experiential learning and cooperative placement opportunities for students within the sport management industry, serving on committees and participating in professional and industry activities. 

Supplemental Posting Information: Drexel University offers an attractive benefits package including tuition remission, a generous retirement package with matching funds (up to 11%) and an opportunity to join a talented team of professionals directly helping the University achieve its record growth and quality reputation. 
Background investigations are required for all new hires as a condition of employment, after the job offer is made. Employment will be contingent upon the University's acceptance of the results of the background investigation. 
Drexel University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Goodwin College of Professional Studies is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.  

Documents that must be associated with this posting: Resume and cover letter

Does this position interact with minors? No  

Motor Vehicle Check (MVC) required: No

Employee Type: (1) 9 Month Faculty

Home Department Name: 3604 Hospitality Management  

Recruiting Salary: Commensurate with experience 

Position Location: 101 N. 33rd Street, Office 110 Philadelphia, PA 19104  

Salary Grade: 1 

Job Open Date: 02-25-2014  

Job Close Date: 06-25-2014

CFP: Sporting Females: past, present and future

A one day conference, 4 September 2014
Sporting Females: past, present and future
Call for Papers

Leeds Metropolitan University’s Research Centre for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, is pleased to announce a forthcoming conference to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the publication of Jennifer Hargreaves’ book, Sporting Females: Critical Issues in the History and Sociology of Women’s Sport.

In recognition of this seminal work, scholars engaged in historical, sociological, philosophical and practitioner research about sporting females and/or gender relations and sport are invited to attend this day of celebration and stimulating discussion. We seek proposals for presentations from those committed to the analysis of female and/or gendered experiences of sport past and / or present, as well as those offering critical insights into gendered sporting cultures in the future. There will be an opportunity for selected papers to be published in an edited collection published by Routledge, or special journal edition.

Guidelines for presentations and deadline for submissions
Proposals should be submitted in one of the following formats:
Individual abstract (c.250 words for 20 minutes presentation)
Collective themed panel (x 3 abstracts c.250 words each for 20 minutes presentation + brief rationale identifying how the panel coheres. Documentation must be collated and submitted by a ‘lead’ panellist)

Please submit your completed abstract / panel proposal as a Word document (including your name, presentation title and affiliation) by email to: Sam Armitage (Conference Administrator) at, no later than 12 noon, Monday 31 March 2014.

Notifications of acceptance will be emailed by Monday 28 April, 2014.

If you have any queries regarding the above please contact Dr Carol Osborne at

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

JOB: Professor/associate professor on Sport & Leisure Studies at University of Waikato

Professor/Associate Professor
Department of Sport and Leisure Studies
Faculty of Education

The Department of Sport and Leisure Studies invites applications from innovative academics with an internationally-established scholarship record in leisure and/or sport development. The Department is seeking an established researcher to bring strength and expertise in at least one specialist area including: wellness, interdisciplinary approaches to qualitative research, diverse or Indigenous populations, and community engagement and participation.

The appointee will be expected to take an active leadership role in supporting emerging academics and extending the research capacity of the department; contribute to the undergraduate and graduate programme; generate external funding for research and programme development and show a willingness to mobilise opportunities in community organisations.
It is expected that the successful applicant make a significant contribution to the strategic direction of the Faculty, accepting a leadership role within the department. The appointee will be expected to develop links and strengthen working relationships with related departments across the university, as well as community and national organisations. Proven experience in working effectively as a collaborative member of a team is essential.

The current salary range for an Associate Professor is NZ$110,311 to NZ$125,668 per annum and for a Professor is NZ$128,461 minimum per annum.

Enquiries of an academic nature should be directed to Dr Kirsten Petrie, Chairperson, Department of Sport and Leisure Studies, telephone +64 7 8384466 ext 6544 or email

Closing date: 14 April 2014 (NZ time) Vacancy number: 330293

 For more information and to apply, visit 

JOB: Sport Management at University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse invites applications for a full-time, nine-month, instructional academic staff position at the rank of Associate Lecturer or Lecturer in the Department of Exercise and Sport Science. The position will start on August 25, 2014.  The announcement is attached, and can also be found at

Job Summary/Basic Function
The position requires teaching in the Sport Management program in the Department of Exercise and Sport Science. The candidate will need expertise to teach courses in Sport Communication and teach in one or more of the following areasIntroduction to Sport Management, Sport Finance, Sport Law, Sport Promotion, Sport Administration, Event/Venue Management, Sport Facilities, or Sport Sociology. Additional teaching in Exercise and Sport Science as assigned by the Department Chair may be included. In addition, the candidate will be required to conduct academic advising for assigned students and to provide department and university service.

Minimum Qualifications
The candidate must have an earned Master’s degree in Sport Management/Administration, Communication or related field.

Preferred Qualifications
Practical experience including internships and graduate assistantships in sport communication isdesired. College teaching preferred.

Review of Applications
Begins March 24, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled.

Special Instructions to Applicants
All applications must be filed electronically. For additional information about this position and to apply, please visit  Applicants must provide the following:
1.     A letter of application
2.     A complete curriculum vita
3.     The names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of a minimum of three professional references
4.     Unofficial copies of graduate transcripts

If you have questions pertaining to this position, please contact the Chair of the Search Committee, Dr. Chia-Chen Yu at 608-785-6549 or

CFP: NAISA Council on academic boycotts

The NAISA Council is soliciting proposals for panels and individual papers on the subject of academic boycotts for the program at the Annual Meeting of NAISA at Austin, Texas, May 29-31, 2014.

The NAISA Council is issuing this extraordinary call in the spirit of scholarly dialogue on the complex issues entailed in academic boycotts. On December 15, 2013, the NAISA Council issued a statement in support of the boycott of Israeli academic institutions ( This announcement came after the deadline for proposals for the 2014 meeting. For that reason, in order to facilitate critical and constructive scholarly exchange on the NAISA Council statement and on academic boycotts more broadly, NAISA Council extends this call.

The NAISA Council encourages panels that include varied stances on academic boycotts and that arise in varied contexts, e.g. labor disputes, anti-immigration legislation, etc.

Like other papers and panels on the program, proposed papers and panels on the issue of academic boycotts should be based on scholarly research and analysis. Proposals will be evaluated according to the same criteria as other proposals that were submitted under the general call for papers.

Please see those criteria and suggestions here:  Also, as is indicated in the Counciląs statement,  łNAISA is committed to the robust intellectual and ethical engagement of difficult and often highly charged issues of land, identity, and belonging. Our members will have varying opinions on the issue of the boycott, and we encourage generous dialogue that affirms respectful disagreement as a vital scholarly principle. We reject shaming or personal attacks as counter to humane understanding and the greater goals of justice, peace, and decolonization.

Unfortunately, time pressures in preparing the program force us to set the deadline for submission sooner than we would wish. Proposals are due Monday, March 3 via email to

Due to the extraordinary circumstances of this CFP, individuals are encouraged to submit proposals whether they have or have not had a proposal accepted for presentation at the meeting.

Individual paper submissions must include the following:
Author name, institutional affiliation, job title, email address, paper title, and a 250-word (maximum) paper abstract.

Panel submissions must include the following:
A panel title, a 250-word (maximum) panel abstract, the name and email address of the panel organizer, AND the following for each paper: author name, institutional affiliation, job title, email address, paper title, and a 250-word (maximum) paper abstract.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

CFP: 12th International Symposium for Olympic Research

The Call for Abstracts for the 12th International Symposium for Olympic Research is now available on International Centre for Olympic Studies' website (ICOS). This gathering of researchers, practitioners, and students will take place at Western University in London, Ontario, from October 30-31, 2014. Submissions for individual papers and panel sessions are welcome. For abstract detail and other technical information please go to:

Abstracts are due: Friday, April 18, 2014

Tuesday, February 04, 2014

JOB: Director for the School of Kinesiology - The University of British Columbia


Director, School of Kinesiology
Faculty of Education
The University of British Columbia

The Faculty of Education at the University of British Columbia invites applications for the position of Director, School of Kinesiology (KIN). The School of Kinesiology is a leading academic unit in Canada focused on interdisciplinary approaches to sport, physical activity and health across the lifespan, and is committed to excellence in scholarship, teaching, community engagement, and professional leadership.

The School of Kinesiology is situated in the Faculty of Education and is a member of the College of Health Disciplines. The School is committed to encouraging collaborative, interdisciplinary research and teaching among its members as well as with other university and community groups. The School has internationally recognized scholars investigating physical activity and health through diverse approaches ranging from cellular to societal levels of analysis. In addition, the School offers a Bachelors of Kinesiology degree with specializations in Kinesiology and Health Science, Physical and Health Education, and Interdisciplinary Studies. The graduate program includes M.A., M.Sc., Masters of Kinesiology (non-thesis), and Ph.D. degrees. The School is growing with program enrolments exceeding 1,100 undergraduate and over 100 graduate students. Additional information related to the School of Kinesiology is available at

The University of British Columbia is located in beautiful Vancouver, a multicultural, multilingual city ranked as one of the world’s best places to live. The university is recognized internationally as a leading research institution and, recently, was ranked as #1 in Canada in the social sciences and humanities by the Higher Education Strategy Associates. The Faculty of Education shares this commitment to research excellence and provides a comprehensive set of programmatic offerings at the baccalaureate, magisterial and doctoral levels. Academic units include the School of Kinesiology, the Department of Curriculum and Pedagogy, the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, and Special Education, the Department of Educational Studies, and the Department of Language and Literacy Education. The Faculty is a leader in Indigenous Education and offers additional cross-Faculty initiatives in early childhood education, educational technology and interdisciplinary studies. For further details about the Faculty and its research, please visit the website at

We are currently seeking applications from individuals with an international reputation and a distinguished record of academic accomplishments consistent with an appointment as Professor at UBC, in one or more of the Schools’ programmatic areas and related fields. Reporting to the Dean of the Faculty of Education, the Director will provide innovative administrative, intellectual, social, and academic leadership of the School, as well as continue to advance its programs and activities. Applicants should have proven leadership skills, a strong commitment to excellence to student learning; the ability to support and motivate research and learning activities; have excellent interpersonal skills; demonstrate evidence of successful administrative experience including implementation of strategic priorities and budgeting.

The Directorship appointment is for a period of up to five years, with the potential for renewal. It is anticipated that the successful candidate will have met UBC’s criteria and be recommended for a separate academic appointment at the rank of Professor with tenure. The appointment is expected to start July 1, 2015, or a date agreed upon by the University and the successful applicant, and subject to final budgetary approval. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. While applications will be received until the position is filled, interested parties are encouraged to submit by April 17th, 2014 to ensure optimal consideration. Interested individuals should send their letter of application, including statements of their vision, leadership and administrative experience, a curriculum vitae, a statement on learning enhancement, and three letters of reference to:

Dr. Blye Frank, Dean
Faculty of Education
University of British Columbia
2125 Main Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4.
Tel: 604-822-5757 | Fax: 604-822-6501 | e-mail:
(Electronic submissions are welcome. Please indicate in subject heading: Directorship-School of Kinesiology)

For more information, please visit the School of Kinesiology at

BOOK: Global Sport-for-Development: Critical Perspectives

Global Sport-for-Development: Critical Perspectives is edited by Nico Schulenkorf and Daryl Adair and it features chapters from some of the leading academics and practitioners in the field, including Fred Coalter, John Sugden, Richard Giulianotti, Simon Darnell and others.

In recent years, sport has been used as an instrument through which wider development objectives are pursued. This includes sport as a means to create awareness about the risks of HIV; sport as a vehicle to counter inter-group hostility; and sport as an environment where children can find respite in the wake of military conflict. The use of sport for development purposes is neither simple nor inherently successful. It is therefore regrettable that some of the agents and organisations involved in development programs provide evangelistic accounts of their activities, thus suggesting that field work is unproblematic. By contrast, this book provides a critical approach to sport-for-development, acknowledging the potential of this growing field but emphasising challenges, problems and limitations – particularly if programs are not adequately planned, delivered or monitored. The book features both critical theory and reflective praxis, and will thus be useful to both academics and practitioners.

If you are interested in ordering a copy, the link to the publisher’s website is

JOB: Graduate assistants at Mississippi State University

The Department of Kinesiology at Mississippi State University, which offers master’s degree concentrations in exercise physiology, sport administration, and sport pedagogy, has a number of graduate assistant openings for the 2014-15 academic year.

GRADUATE TEACHING ASSISTANTS: The department will be hiring seven Graduate Teaching Assistants. These are nine-month appointments that begin in the fall semester and run through the end of the spring semester. Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate courses/lab sections in the department and assisting with other instructional/administrative duties. Graduate assistants will receive an exemption of assessed tuition and fees as well as a stipend of approximately $975 per month. Review of applications will begin on March 1, 2014. For inquiries, contact Dr. Adam Love, Graduate Coordinator, via phone (662.325.2784) or email ( For further information about Graduate Teaching Assistant positions, including the application process, visit:

ATHLETICS GRADUATE ASSISTANTS: MSU offers Graduate Assistant positions in a number of areas of athletics, such as marketing, media relations, and academic support. For applicants interested in GA positions with athletics, you may contact Dr. Adam Love via phone (662.325.2784) or email (, and he can direct you to the appropriate representative to contact.

HEALTH FITNESS & WELLNESS GRADUATE ASSISTANTS: The Department of Kinesiology will offer four 12-month Graduate Assistant positions with an emphasis in Health Fitness to work in the MSU Health Fitness and Wellness program. Position responsibilities include fitness assessment, exercise prescription, leading exercise classes, instructing educational classes related to health fitness, and assisting with administrative tasks associated with the Health Fitness and Wellness program.

MSU will offer one 12-month Graduate Assistant position with an emphasis in Nutrition to work in the MSU Health Fitness and Wellness program. Position responsibilities include dietary assessment, dietary prescription, instructing educational classes related to nutrition, and assisting with administrative tasks associated with the Health Fitness and Wellness program.

MSU will offer one 12-month Graduate Assistant position with an emphasis in Health Psychology to work in the MSU Health Fitness and Wellness program. Position responsibilities include assessment of lifestyle habits and developing behavioral change strategies, instructing educational classes related to health psychology such as smoking cessation and stress management, and assisting with administrative tasks associated with the Health Fitness and Wellness program.

Each of the Health Fitness and Wellness positions begin in the fall 2014 semester. These assistantships cover tuition and provide a stipend of $1,250 per month for 12 months. For questions regarding these positions, please contact Dr. Ben Abadie via phone (662.325.7240) or email ( To apply for a Health Fitness and Wellness GA position, please send a cover letter stating your interest in one of the above positions, a resume, and an unofficial copy of your transcript to:

Dr. Ben R. Abadie
Graduate Assistantship Positions
Department of Kinesiology
P.O. Box 6186
Mississippi State University
Mississippi State, MS 39762

CFP: Sport in Africa conference

The Sport in Africa conference at Ohio University Athens-Ohio campus, celebrates its tenth anniversary on April 10-12 2014.
The conference aims to build on the discourse of its previous years to revisit significant questions and continue to examine, from diverse perspectives, the transformative role sport has played and continues to play in communities and societies in Africa and the Global South
We welcome presentations all aspects of the role of sports in Africa and the Global South, as well as comparative studies. You will find the conference to be intellectually engaging, as well as a source of inspiration for future scholarly and practical endeavors. We are also hoping that these conversations will be pursued beyond this initiative.
The deadline for submission is February 16, 2014.
For more about the conference visit
For any additional information contact:
Gerard Akindes
CSC 001D
Ohio University

PHD: funded opportunities

Research proposals are invited on the following:
Sexual violence in competitive youth sport: Prevalence, narratives and prevention initiatives
Sexual violence blights the lives of many people across Europe and beyond, and youth sport is sometimes the context in which it occurs. Simultaneously, sport is believed to be a vehicle through which society might combat sexual violence. A recent European Commission conference sought to shape the funding priorities of the EU Work Plan for Sport 2014-2020. The Commission identified the prevention of sexual violence in (and through) sport as a priority area within the Plan. With potential for collaboration throughout Europe, this studentship provides the successful applicant with an opportunity to undertake timely and much-needed work in a priority area of the European Union’s sport agenda.
To discuss this project further, please contact Dr Mike Hartill (
Child protection and safeguarding in European sport: Policy and practice
In the UK, child protection in sport initiatives began in 2001. In many European countries this work is far less developed. A better understanding of the impact of child protection policy is much needed across all European countries and is a priority area of the European Commission’s 2014-2020 sport agenda. Working with our European partners, this position provides the successful candidate with an opportunity to map the current state of the field and conduct much-needed research on the implementation of child protection in sport policy and initiatives across Europe with a view to identifying and disseminating good practice in safeguarding and child protection in sport.
To discuss this project further, please contact Dr Mel Lang (
More details and further sport based PhDs at:

CFP: 19th ECSS Amsterdam 2014

Call for abstracts

Dear Colleague,
We would like to take the chance to remind you that the abstract submission for the 19th annual congress of the European College of Sport Science (ECSS) ECSS Amsterdam 2014 to be held 2 – 5 July, 2014 is still open until the 15th of February 2014.

For registration, online abstract submissions, and other information, please see

Important dates:
15th of February 2014 - Deadline for abstract submission
1st of April 2014 - Notification of acceptance to authors
15th of April 2014 - End of early registration
1st of May 2014 - Deadline registration for presenting authors

Welcome to Amsterdam!
Arnold de Haan, Congress President 

Provisional Programme
The programme is updated and starts on Wednesday July 2nd at 08.30 hrs with satellites symposia and workshop, the congress programme starts at 13.00 hrs. Please see here the programme at a glance.

During the summer months, there is an overall shortage of hotel rooms in Amsterdam. The congress delegates can benefit from our partnership with the RAI Hotel & Travel service.

Travelling by plane
From Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to the ECSS Amsterdam 2014 venue is about 15 minutes. Useful links:

Preferential flight ticket:
Air France & KLM Global Meetings has been appointed official carriers of the ECSS Amsterdam 2014. Use this event code to book your ticket: 21297AF on the following website.

CFP: The 7th Annual Physical Cultural Studies Graduate Student Conference

Call For Abstracts:
The 7th Annual Physical Cultural Studies Graduate Student Conference:  “Epistemological Chasms: Seeking Methods for a Socially (In)Just World”
Friday April 25th, 2014

Physical Cultural Studies (PCS) – housed within the Department of Kinesiology in the School of Public Health at the University of Maryland – is hosting their 7th Annual Graduate Conference on Friday April 25th, 2014 on the College Park campus in the School of Public Health. This one-day conference will consist of a series of student presentations commenced with a keynote by PCS alumnus Dr. Callie Batts Maddox.

Dr. Maddox’s research focuses upon sport and physical culture within contemporary India as expressions of the intersection between lingering colonial practices and postcolonial globalization. This year, the conference will be organized around the theme, “Epistemological Chasms: Seeking Methods for a Socially (In)Just World.” Through this theme, we aim to promote discussion on the role and presence of researchers and academic research within systems of power and inequality. Recognizing within academic institutions increasing calls for interdisciplinarity and interventions, we consider how the multiple, and at times divergent, ontological, epistemological, and methodological foundations of research may (or may not) be mobilized to address the complexity of iniquitous conditions. Do such delineations create (false) divisions? What are the relationships amongst or boundaries between research, activism, and public intellectualism? We invite papers that reflect upon these and other relevant questions, especially that research and those researchers working in dialogue with an empirical basis.

Specifically, we invite presentations oriented around, but not limited to, the following questions:
• What is social change and what type of research can help effect such change?
• How can researchers work across ontological, epistemological, and methodological divides in order to answer complex research questions?
• What are the boundaries between research, activism, and public intellectualism?
• What are the boundaries between art and research?
• What is the role of reflexivity?
• In what ways should the scholar place him/herself in the research project?

The conference aims to promote an inter- and trans-disciplinary dialogue, and as such is a space for work that develops from within or across multiple academic disciplines. We welcome all submissions from a multitude of disciplines on a multitude of related topics, but encourage submissions interrogating physical

***deadline extended to March 1st, 2014***

Please e-mail abstracts (350 word limit) to Within your email, include as an attachment (in .doc or .pdf format) the following: Paper Title, Abstract, Keywords, Author(s) contact information, and institutional affiliation(s).

For more information about PCS please visit; for questions please contact PCS Graduate Conference Committee at