Thursday, March 27, 2014

JOB: Sport Management, Tenure-Track Position [2] - University of Michigan

Job Summary 
The Sport Management Program at the University of Michigan invites applications and nominations for a tenure-track position at the Associate Professor or Full Professor level. Candidates will be expected to maintain an active research agenda, teach undergraduate and graduate courses, possess a demonstrated commitment to undergraduate education and mentoring of undergraduate research and have research methods and statistical expertise appropriate for the effective mentoring of student research at the master's and doctoral levels. Successful candidates will be expected to pursue extramural funding to support their research at Michigan and to serve in a leadership capacity within the Sport Management Program and the School of Kinesiology.

Desired Qualifications 
We will consider candidates whose teaching and research interests are focused in the areas of finance, the financing of sport organizations and facilities, financial issues associated with the hosting of sports-related mega-events, econometrics and statistical analysis of sports. Successful candidates should have expertise that permits the sports management program to expand its research and teaching relationships with the University’s highly respected programs in urban planning and design and business. Successful candidates should be able to contribute to the University’s work in urban economic development and revitalization that involves real estate development, the sports industry, and urban centers.

Candidates appointed at the most senior levels will be expected to have a publication record and accomplishments that are expected of associate and full professors at the University of Michigan.

How to Apply 
Interested candidates must supply curriculum vitae, a letter of interest, up to three examples of scholarship, and three reference names in PDF format. The reference letters need not be sent at this time. Please send to Sue Marsh (

Applicants will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled, with a desired start in Fall 2014. For best consideration, candidates should apply immediately and before Friday, April 25, 2014. Applications will be reviewed upon receipt. For questions about the position, please contact Stefan Szymanski (

The Sport Management Program 
The Sport Management Program prides itself on research productivity and teaching excellence. The Program maintains collaborative relationships with other academic units across the University of Michigan as well as with organizations in the sport industry.

For more information on the Sport Management Program, please see

Sport Management is one of four programs within the School of Kinesiology. The School of Kinesiology ( is one of 19 degree granting academic units on the University of Michigan campus with 26 tenure-line faculty and over 800 students. Undergraduate majors include Sport Management, Athletic Training, Movement Science, and Health & Fitness.

U-M EEO/AA Statement 
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Women and minorities are strongly urged to apply.

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