Monday, July 07, 2014

JOB: Visiting assistant professor/Instructor in Cultural Studies of Sport

Miami University
Department of Kinesiology & Health
Sport Leadership and Management (SLAM)

Visiting Assistant Professor/Instructor in Cultural Studies of Sport

The Department of Kinesiology and Health advances the understanding of health, physical activity, and related cultural practices to improve life quality and promote healthful, active living. It is one of five departments in the College of Education, Health, and Society. The College celebrates opportunities for cross-departmental collaboration facilitated by the five departments (Educational Leadership, Educational Psychology, Family Studies and Social Work, Kinesiology and Health, and Teacher Education) that comprise it.

The mission of the Sport Leadership and Management (SLAM) program is to prepare students to succeed in leadership positions in the sport industry (recreational to professional, youth to adult) by providing them with knowledge and skills to critically analyze and innovatively engage in the business and culture of sport. Within the SLAM program/major, students choose to fulfill one of four areas of concentration designed to prepare students for specific career opportunities: Sport Management, Coaching, Sport Journalism, and Sport Media. The SLAM program attempts to provide students with important managerial knowledge, but also critical psychosocial, sociocultural, and developmental knowledge about sport participation to allow them to understand and provide innovative leadership related to key issues in sport.

Position Title: Visiting Assistant Professor/Instructor in Cultural Studies of Sport

Duties: Teach courses in cultural studies of sport, sport sociology, or other related areas (e.g., social status, gender, race). Provide service to the department, division, and university.  

Required qualifications:  Doctoral degree (for appointment as Visiting Assistant Professor), ABD or earned master's (for appointment as Instructor) in cultural studies of sport, sport sociology or related field.

Desired qualifications:  University teaching experience at undergraduate and graduate level; knowledge of or experience in working with diverse populations; skills to incorporate technology in teaching.

Application: Submit letter of application, curriculum vitae, contact information for at least three references to  

Deadline: Screening of applications begins June 23, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.  The starting date of the position is August 18, 2014.

Miami University, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with smoke- and tobacco-free campuses, is committed to a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities. Miami’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report with information on campus crime, fires, and safety may be found at: Hard copy available upon request. Employment will require a criminal background check according to University guidelines.

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