Tuesday, April 15, 2014

JOB: National Consortium of Academics and Sports

Executive Director for the National Consortium of Academics and Sports (NCAS) The NCAS is a consortium of over 250 colleges, universities, organizations, and individuals that was established in 1985 by Dr. Richard Lapchick. The mission of the NCAS is to use the power of sport to effect positive social change. NCAS programs raise awareness of social issues in sport and in society, prepare student-athletes to be leaders and improve college graduation rates among athletes. This is a new position and will report to the NCAS President, Board and leadership team. The NCAS national headquarters is housed in the College of Business at the University of Central Florida.The NCAS Board of Directors created the Executive Director position to ensure the long-term viability of the NCAS and to increase the national visibility of the organization. Currently, the NCAS leadership team consists of the President/Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and a Vice President/Chief Operating Officer (COO). The Executive Director will supervise the COO and all program heads. The Executive Director will report to the NCAS President/CEO and functions as the President in his absence. The Executive Director is expected to join the President and COO on the Leadership Team. As part of the leadership team, the Executive Director will be responsible for strategic planning and leadership. In addition to strategic planning, the Executive Director will oversight of Program and Training programs both at UCF and at other institutions. The Executive Director will be accountable for the strategic planning and leadership to ensure the long-term financial viability of the NCAS and will have the primary fundraising responsibility in the NCAS. In addition to managing the NCAS, the Executive Director is responsible for external communications and relations. The Executive Director will support the President and act in his absence with regards to media relations as well as with constituents, stakeholders and donors. The external communications and relations responsibilities support the goal of ensuring the national visibility of the organization. Minimum Qualifications:Master’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization and 6 years of appropriate experience; or a bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization and 8 years of appropriate experience. Preferences:MBA or related graduate degree and six years of senior executive management with major organization; record of successful and substantial fund raising; ability to work effectively with diverse groups of people and organizations; proven track record of successful strategic planning and program implementation leading to organizational growth; proven record of operational and human resource planning success and leadership; excellent marketing, and public relations experience; action-oriented, entrepreneurial, adaptable, and innovative approach to business planning. Salary Range: $143,867 to $200,000 Application Information:All applications must be submitted through the University of Central Florida jobs website at: https://www.jobswithucf.com (Position #42390)

No emailed applications can be accepted. Please apply April 11 – April 24, 2014.

JOB: Visiting Assistant Professor of Sport Management at University of the Pacific

Visiting Assistant Professor of Sport Management
 The Department of Health, Exercise, & Sport Sciences at the University of the Pacific invites applications for a visiting assistant professor of sport management. The position is a one-year appointment with potential of conversion to tenure track the following year pending administrative approval. (Candidates must re-apply.) Salary is competitive with full benefits for the academic year.

Position Responsibilities
The successful candidate will be responsible for the instruction of six lecture classes (three per semester).  In the fall: Introduction to Sport Management, Introduction to Research and a graduate seminar. In the spring: Sport Economics & Finance, Introduction to Research and Pacific Seminar—a general education course required for all students.

A master’s in sport management or a related field is required (ABD or doctorate preferred). Preference will be given to candidates with expertise in sport economics or technology in sport management. Experience in the sport management field and/or participation in professional organizations is also desirable. We are particularly interested in candidates whose experience in teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence.

Departmental Description
The Department of Health, Exercise, & Sport Sciences has 10 faculty members serving approximately 300 undergraduate and 20 graduate students. The program features a B.A. with tracks in Sport Management, Sport Pedagogy, and Health & Exercise Science as well as a B.S. in Athletic Training. A M.A. in Health, Exercise, & Sport Sciences also features options in Sport Management, Coaching Science, and Exercise Physiology. The sport management program currently enrolls approximately 60 undergraduates and 7 graduate students.

To Apply:
Submit a letter of interest, current curriculum vitae, undergraduate and graduate transcripts (unofficial copies acceptable), and contact information (phone and email) for at least three references to Pete Schroeder, Chair, Department of Health, Exercise, & Sport Sciences, University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA 95211. Electronic submissions are welcome (email to pschroeder@pacific.edu). Review of complete applications will begin immediately. Please note interviews may be conducted via Skype or in person at the CSRI conference (April 23-24) or NASSM conference (May 28-29).

About Pacific:
University of the Pacific is a private comprehensive institution of 6,300 students, approximately 550 faculty and more than 1150 staff.  It is located on three campuses in Northern California—Stockton, Sacramento and San Francisco. The University offers a competitive compensation package including tuition remission.  Pacific is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to broadening the diversity of its workforce and encourages applications from women, minorities, and persons with disabilities. Please see www.Pacific.edu for more information.

JOB: Sport Management at Washington State University

The Sport Management Program at Washington State University is seeking to hire a clinical assistant professor for a Fall 2014 start date. This is a fulltime temporary teaching position (12 credit teaching load each semester). A person holding this position may be promotable to clinical associate professor after five years in rank. Qualified candidates will have completed their Ph.D. before the official start date of August 16, 2014.

We are seeking a person who has the ability to teach primarily in the areas of sport sociology and ethics in sport management. Teaching may also be assigned (as needed) in other courses, including introduction to sport management, sport organization theory/behavior, sport communication, and sport event/facility management. Assigned courses may be in our undergraduate program, or our Master’s program, as needed. We offer an online Master’s degree program in addition to our on-campus Master’s, so it is possible that one or more assigned courses would be in an online delivery format.

To apply, please email or send a letter of application, curriculum vita, and contact information for three references to me at the address below by May 1. In the letter of application, please indicate the courses in which you have teaching expertise. Those selected for interviews will be interviewed via Skype or similar technology.

Cathryn L. Claussen, J.D.
Professor & Director, Sport Management Program
Dept. of Educational Leadership, Sport Studies, & Educational/Counseling Psychology

CF Session Organizers: NASSS 2014

North American Society for the Sociology of Sport
35th Annual Conference
November 5-8, 2014
Portland, Oregon

The 35th annual conference of the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport (NASSS) will be held November 5-8, 20014 at the Embassy Suites—Downtown Portland, in Portland, Oregon, USA.  The theme for this year’s conference is “The Sporting Arena—Academics, Activists & Activism[s].”  Those interested in organizing a session should submit a session title, with a brief objective, by Friday, April 25th to the program chair, Jane Stangl, Email: jstangl@smith.edu.

This year’s theme is: “The Sporting Arena—Academics, Activists & Activism[s].”

In a globalized market place, the increasing visibility of sporting events via social media and advanced technologies offer myriad possibilities for social and political engagement; consider the Olympic Games (Sochi), Brazil's impending World Cup, Qatar in 2022, NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) recommendations on trans-inclusion, the Boston Marathon and more. What are the impacts of such events on sport for development, sport for peace, sport as relief? As related to NASSS then, what role does the academic—especially the sociologist of sport—play in this public discourse and how do we contribute (or not) to these broad yet politically induced changes and challenges at local, national and international levels.

In this spirit we also welcome sessions that are not directly related to the conference theme. Sessions that enhance interdisciplinary conversations and encourage new ways of thinking about sport are particularly welcome. While we wish to solicit session titles with very broad themes as in the past (e.g., “Sport and the Media”), the program committee is also interested in securing sessions that promote specific or focused content related to the theme. For example, session organizers might focus on various activist movements in response to recent events, academics as public intellectuals, and given our location in Portland, OR, home of NIKE, timely attention to their influence.   For further information, please contact the Chair of the Program Committee, or any Program Committee member:

Jane Stangl, jstangl@smith.edu [College Hall, Smith College, Northampton, MA. Tel.: (413) 585.4910.]
Jeffrey Montez d Oca, montezde@gmail.com
Cathy van Ingen, cvaningen@brocku.ca
Jason Laurendeau, Jason.laurendeu@uleth.ca
Maura Rosenthal, maura.rosenthal@gmail.com
Kristine Newhall, knewhall@yahoo.com

An Early Reminder
A second call seeking paper abstracts and posters will begin shortly after the 2014 sessions have been proposed and finalized.  The final deadline for submitting paper abstracts and poster abstracts will be June 15th, 2014.  Look for the “2014 Call for Abstracts/Papers” as well as more details about keynote speakers and conference activities in mid- May on the NASSS website www.nasss.org  

Thank you in advance for your contributions to NASSS!

CFP: Creating Social Change in and through Intercollegiate Sport

Call for Papers—Creating Social Change in and through Intercollegiate Sport
Journal of Intercollegiate Sport
Guest Editor: Nicole Melton

A growing number of advocacy and nonprofit organizations recognize that sport can be a powerful vehicle for promoting social change. Sport’s transformational effects are frequently realized because it attracts, unites, and inspires individuals from diverse backgrounds. The potential of sport—and those within it—to enact change does not develop automatically, but instead, requires individuals to first recognize a social injustice, and then consciously work toward creating meaningful change. Recognizing this potential, Myles Brand, the former president of the NCAA stated, “we should not underestimate the potential of athletics to contribute to social change, nor should we shy away from that responsibility.” In support of Brand’s sentiments, this special issue calls attention to the need to examine intercollegiate sport’s impact on social change.

This special issue provides an opportunity for scholars and practitioners to examine social change within intercollegiate sport and to promote its study and practice within the field. We invite manuscripts that address how intercollegiate sport as an institution and the individuals associated with it promote social change. Empirical work engaging in these issues is strongly encouraged, but conceptual and theoretical work is also welcomed.

Topics may include, but are not limited to:

• Examination of the ways individuals or organizations within intercollegiate sport serve as advocates to address social issues within and outside of sport;
• Motivations to advocate for social change within or outside of sport;
• Organizational initiatives to promote social change within or outside of the sport context;
• Exploration of how certain factors within sport encourage or inhibit individuals from acting as change agents;
• The organizational structure of effective intercollegiate athletic departments that promote social change;
• How the use of social media can affect social change;
• Multilevel analyses of factors related to social change and its effectiveness, including analyses at the individual, organizational, team, and societal levels;
• Multilevel analysis of outcomes associated with social change initiatives
• Investigation the effectiveness of social change initiatives (fundraising efforts, awareness campaigns)
• The uniqueness of sport in creating social change
• Approaches to monitoring and evaluating social change initiatives

Manuscripts should follow the standard author guidelines for the Journal of Intercollegiate Sport, should not exceed 35 pages, and should be submitted through Manuscript Central: http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/hk_jis.

Submissions will be accepted until November 1, 2014. Direct any questions to Nicole Melton (nicole.melton@ttu.edu). Anticipated publication is June 2015 (Volume 8, Issue 1).

PHD SUMMER SCHOOL: University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Welcome to Summer School 2014 in Copenhagen, Denmark
Physical Activity and Sport: Current Discourses and Practices from a Human and Social Science Perspective 
International Summer School for Young Researchers

Course for PhD Students

18-22 August 2014 - Welcom dinner 17 August 2014

Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Aims and topic
The Copenhagen Summer School 2014 focus on the topic Physical Activity and Sport: Current discourses and practices from a human and social science perspective. This topic covers a broad area which allows experts and students to share experiences and expertise in their respective fields of research and to address relevant discourses and practices in various societies.

The Cph Summer School provides a space to exchange ideas and knowledge about these and other current tendencies in the multiple areas of physical activities and sports.

The course will provide an excellent opportunity for students and lecturers to exchange knowledge about current and emerging issues in their respective country. The Cph Summer School will provide a forum which enables communication, networks and cooperation among the participants, students as well as lecturers. Read more in first announcement.
In keynote lectures the experts will address important questions, new approaches and results, problems and strategies of research, current trends and major issues in the area of sport ideologies, practices and realities. Read more in first announcement.

Selection of the students
The Cph Summer School will take place in collaboration with the International Societies for Sport History (ISHPES) and Sport Sociology (ISSA), the European Association of Sport Psychology (FEPSAC) and the International Association of Physical Education and Sport for Girls and Women (IAPESGW).
Participants are expected to be PhD students, Postdocs or young researchers (e.g. planning a PhD or working on their PhD). Participants will be selected according to the following criteria: relevance of the topic and quality of the project. Note that Danish and international PhD students have first priority to this course. The number of students will be between 25 to 30 and the Cph Summer School aims to include participants from as many countries as possible. Read more in first announcement.
4 ECTS. Students willing to present their PhD project during the course including 5-7 page paper (30 min. presentation) may be awarded with one additional ECTS point (=5 ECTS points total).

Call for applications
Read more in first announcement (pdf)

Fee for meals
For all participants: 500 DKK which includes 5 lunches, 3 dinners, coffee breaks, entrances and more.

We have made an arrangement with Danhostel Copenhagen City.
All participants staying at Danhostel in a shared room (same sex) from August 17 to August 23 including breakfast and linnig. 1530 DKK. Booking code is needed for the special prices, and will be informed by acceptance to the course. 
We recoment you to rent a bike at Danhostel.
The easiest way to get from the hostel to the Department is by bike.For the acitivities in the sociale programe we go by bike all together. 

Course fee
No fee for PhD students under the Open Market in Denmark and NOVApartners. Other participants are to pay a course fee of 150 EUR. Each student must pay and arrange their own travel to the course.

Apply for PhD course Cph Summer School - The deadline is 30 April 2014

This PhD course is supported by the Ministry of Culture and the Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen.