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

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