Thursday, August 28, 2014

JOB: Sport Management at Lincoln University (NZ)

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Sport ManagementVacancy 14-64
The Department of Tourism, Sport and Society in the Faculty of Environment, Society and Design is seeking to appoint a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Sport Management.
The appointee will teach into inter-disciplinary undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, as well as complement and support our existing strengths and focus on sport and recreation, and their links with the associated areas of tourism and parks. An appreciation of the range of issues arising from the practice of sport management at various scales (local, regional, national, global), along with relevant experience and theoretical awareness, is highly desirable. Evidence of industry experience in sport management, event management, or creating an internship programme at the tertiary level would be an advantage. An active research profile which demonstrates an engagement with current issues, theory and practice is essential.
Initial enquiries can be directed to Dr Gary Steel, Head of Department, Tourism, Sport and Society via email

For further information please contact Human Resources on +64 3 423 0590. All applications should be accompanied by a covering letter, completed application form and CV.
Applications must be received by 9.00am on Friday 12 September 2014.

JOB: Sport Management at University of Kansas

University of Kansas, Department of Health, Sport, & Exercise Sciences (HSES) is searching for an Assistant Professor in Sport Management (earned doctorate with a specialty in one or more of the sub-fields of sport management, ABD considered) for a full-time (9-month), tenure track position starting 8/18/15. Experience in one or more of the following areas is preferred: sport organizational behavior/theory; sport sociology; sport marketing; sport consumer behavior. Duties include: teach graduate & undergraduate courses, develop line of research, advise/mentor students. Required qualifications: demonstrated record of teaching excellence, demonstrated record of scholarly publications, excellence in written/oral communication skills, and respect for and ability to work with diverse populations. Interested applicants should apply on-line at Priority will be given to applications received by 10/15/14 with the search continuing until the position is filled.

The School of Education at the University of Kansas, home to the Department of Health, Sport, and Exercise Sciences, is one of the premier institutions in the preparation of practitioners and leaders in education and related human service fields.  The School is committed to leading the way in providing academic excellence in teaching and learning, research and scholarly pursuits, and service. The School is ranked 10th among public institutions for its graduate programs by U.S News and World Report.
The Department of Health, Sport, and Exercise Sciences offers undergraduate programs in athletic training, exercise science, community health, health and physical education, and sport management and graduate programs in exercise physiology, health education and psychology of physical activity, and sport management. These programs prepare practitioners, administrators, researchers, faculty members, and leaders for all levels of education.

KU is an EO/AAE.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex(including pregnancy), age, national origin, disability, genetic information or protected Veteran status.

JOB: Mississippi State University Department of Kinesiology

Position Information
Assistant Professor  
Physical Education Pedagogy  
Mississippi State University Department of Kinesiology is housed within the College of Education and features numerous exceptional areas of study for graduate and undergraduate students. Undergraduate students can choose one of four concentrations: Clinical Exercise Physiology, Health Fitness Studies, Sports Studies and Sport Pedagogy. Graduate Students can choose Sport Administration, Sport Pedagogy, or Exercise Physiology.  
The duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following areas: teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in sport pedagogy, supervising student teachers, advising graduate and undergraduate sport pedagogy students, pursuing an active program of research and service, and contributing to the Department of Kinesiology and College of Education to achieve common goals.  
-Sport Pedagogy undergraduate and graduate curricula.

-Advisement of undergraduate and graduate students is a responsibility associated with this position. Maintaining an active research agenda and scholarly activity, including publication in peer-reviewed academic-professional journals, and submitting proposals for external funding, is expected.

-Service on departmental, college, and university committees is expected.  
Doctorate in Kinesiology or a related field. Candidates for the Assistant Professor position should demonstrate potential to publish in national/international refereed journals, as well as secure external funding to support a recognized line of research. (ABD's may apply and will be considered at the instructor level until completion of the degree not to exceed one year).  
Preference given to candidates who have a specialization in adapted physical activity. Candidates should be prepared to teach undergraduate adapted physical education, tests and measurements, and select sport pedagogy methods courses. Preference will also be given to candidates with k-12 teaching experience, experience with TaskStream, and knowledge of and experience with NASPE/NCATE accreditation and standards.  
The Assistant Professor should possess knowledge, skills, and abilities in physical education, with the ability to teach several different courses in the pedagogy program. The Assistant Professor will pursue an active program of research and scholarly activity as well as pursue external funding.  
Applicants must apply online by completing the Personal Data Information Form found at and attaching a cover letter and Curriculum vitae which includes the names and complete contact information for at least three professional references. Review of applicants will begin Sept. 15, 2014 and continue until position is filled.  
Dr. Stanley P. Brown  
Open Until Filled
9 Month  
Main Campus  

SCHOLARSHIP: Gary Sailes Graduate Diversity Award


(One Master’s and One PhD)

In recognition of the recommendation made by the Racial Diversity Committee in the fall of 2003, the NASSS Conference Program Committee has implemented a scholarship for a graduate student who is a member of a racial or ethnic “minority” group. The purpose of the scholarship is to create a mechanism to identify racial and/or ethnic “minority” graduate students who are doing research in the area of sport sociology, and to provide a means of supporting their work and association with NASSS. The award is for $500 to be applied toward expenses associated with attendance at the NASSS 2014 Conference in Portland, Oregon.

The application process and criteria for the scholarship are as follows:

*NASSS member and graduate student status (PhD. or Master’s)
*Applicants must prepare a one-page essay, which addresses how they plan to contribute to the field of sociology of sport/physical activity.
*Essays should be submitted along with a recommendation from a faculty member who is familiar with the student’s work and aspirations.
*Applications will be reviewed by the NASSS Diversity and Conference Climate Committee.
*All documents must be sent via e-mail and contain the applicant’s mailing address.

Application Deadline: August 30, 2014

*Announcements regarding the selected applicant will be made at the end of September 2014.
*The winner of the award will be recognized at the 2014 Annual NASSS Conference Business

Meeting in Portland, Oregon.

Submit materials to:
Dr. Demetrius Pearson
University of Houston
Chair, NASSS Diversity and Conference Climate Committee

CFP: Int. J. of Sport Management and Marketing

Special Issue on: "Sport-for-Development and Peace Theory Building and Programme Development"

Guest Editor:
Jon Welty Peachey, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

According to the International Platform on Sport and Development (IPSD, n.d.), there are currently 572 sport-for-development and peace (SFDP) organisations registered globally as of Summer 2014. On 6 April, 2014 the first International Day of Sport for Development and Peace was declared by the United Nations, which has long recognised and endorsed the value of sport within its millennium goals (Beutler, 2008).

Within recent years, the amount of conceptual and empirical scholarly work situated within the SFDP field has increased dramatically. Research has shown that sport, if designed and managed well, can positively affect a number of outcomes: sport can help individuals increase social capital and reduce social exclusion (Sherry, 2010; Sherry & Stryboch, 2012; Welty Peachey, Lyras, Borland, & Cohen, 2013); sport can enhance social capital in ethnically divided communities (Schulenkorf, Thomson & Schlenker, 2011); and sport can play a vital role in peace-building efforts and help reduce prejudice (Lyras, 2012; Sugden, 2008; Welty Peachey, Cunningham, Lyras, Cohen & Bruening, in press), among other outcomes.

What has not been engaged in to any great extent is the process of theory building in SFDP related to programme development and design (Coalter, 2007, 2013; Lyras & Welty Peachey, 2011). The limited research has demonstrated that the efficacy of sport in development and peace efforts is dependent upon how sport is designed and implemented (Coalter, 2013). However, to date, little scholarly attention has been given to theory building and to identifying specific SFDP programme components that are related to specified short- and long-term outcome measures.

Therefore, the aim of this special issue is to provide a platform for the examination of theory building as related to programme development and implementation within the SFDP arena. This is a critical need within the field and will contribute to the ongoing discourse regarding the long-term viability and sustainability of SFDP programmes, and to the undergirding theory and programme design components which can serve as foundational frameworks.

Conceptual, theoretical and empirical work engaging with SFDP theory building and programme development are welcome for this special issue.

Subject Coverage

Suitable topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • The role of theory in SFDP
  • Developing programme theory in SFDP
  • Theory testing in SFDP
  • Value of context-specific versus generalisable SFDP theory
  • Effective programme design and development in SFDP
  • Programme design and development issues and challenges
  • SFDP programme assessment
  • Examining programme components related to specified outcomes
  • Translating theory into practice
  • Efficacy of blending sport, education and culture for SFDP (i.e., Oympism)

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. (N.B. Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper has been completely re-written and if appropriate written permissions have been obtained from any copyright holders of the original paper).

All papers are refereed through a peer review process.

All papers must be submitted online. To submit a paper, please read our Submitting articles page.

Important Dates

Submission of manuscripts: 31 January, 2015

Notification to authors: 31 March, 2015

Final versions due: 31 May, 2015

Monday, August 04, 2014

CF SPECIAL ISSUE PROPOSALS: European Sport Management Quarterly

Call for ESMQ Special Issue Proposals for 2017
Guidelines for Proposals

European Sport Management Quarterly (ESMQ) invites Special Issue proposals on clearly defined topics that have broad appeal and meet the aims and scope of the journal

Special Issues provide an excellent opportunity to review a topic, examine gaps in scholarship, and encourage new approaches and domains of research. All submitted proposals will be assessed at the ESMQ Board meeting in Coventry in September 2014 and the outcomes announced shortly thereafter.

Proposals should outline the relevance of the topic, the purpose of the special issue, examples of themes and sub-themes,. Special Issue proposals must contain the following elements:

1. Name and affiliation of proposed Guest Editors
2. Short CV of proposed Guest Editors, including a list of major publications and editorial experience
3. A provisional title of the Special Issue and justification of the topic including the projected theoretical, practical and policy implications; the names of potential contributors and reviewers for the special issue
4. A list of any other Special Issues on the proposed or related topic that have recently been published, or will be published, by other journals.

The Guest Editors are accountable to the timeline set for the timely production of the Special issue.

Note: The ESMQ Special Issue process follows a two year timeline:
1. Submit your Special Issue proposal prior to the 2014 EASM conference (to
2. The decision on the Special Issue topic will be made during the 2014 EASM conference.
3. The Guest Editors are required to organize a workshop on the topic for the 2015 EASM conference. The workshop provides an opportunity for discussion of potential manuscripts on the topic, and these may be submitted for consideration of the 2017 special issue (17.1).
4. Following the workshop, the Call for Papers for the Special Issue is widely disseminated.
5. The Guest Editors oversee the double blind review process and manage all submitted manuscripts.

Further details on the review and publication process will be provided by the Editor upon acceptance of the Special Issue.

Deadline for submissions: 30 August 2014.

Prof. Tracy Taylor

Associate Editor ESMQ

NASSS 2014: Take a student to lunch!

Greetings NASSS community! We invite those of you heading to Portland this fall to consider participating in the annual Take a Student to Lunch event scheduled for Friday, November 7. This is a great opportunity for graduate students attending the conference to meet and get to know professors. Students regularly report that their experiences are very positive, and faculty have also expressed their enjoyment of this social networking event.

Please complete the registration form online at You can also email Grad Reps Dain TePoel and Letisha Brown at with any questions. In order to have enough time to organize this event and make the best possible matches, please submit your form by Friday, October 24.


In order to make Take a Student to Lunch the best experience possible for both faculty and graduate students, we have decided to streamline the sign-up process. A primary list of faculty-student pairings will be posted at the conference based on the forms received by October 24. Any forms received after the October 24 deadline will not be guaranteed a faculty-student matchfor the lunch on the primary list. 

In the past, there has been some flexibility with signing up for the lunch on-site until nearly the last minute. At times this has led to some confusion, rearrangements, additional students per faculty member, and delays. There is only a brief amount of time allotted for students and faculty to greet each other, make some introductions, find a spot for lunch, eat, and head back for the next session of presentations. Please, kindly plan ahead!

Those who miss the deadline but still wish to participate will largely be responsible for making their own arrangements. We will do our best to help facilitate on-site matches between students and faculty, but the pairings based off forms received by the October 24 deadline will not be altered. Avoid the last-minute hassle by signing up now at

Thank you!

If you have any additional questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Dain and Letisha at We look forward to seeing you in Portland, Oregon!

CFP: Sport Management Education Journal - Special Issue

Sport Management Education Journal
Special Issue Call for Papers

Title: Emerging Technology in Sport Management Education

Innovation in the sport management classroom has become of utmost importance due to the way in which technology has infiltrated the sport industry (Pedersen, Parks, Quarterman, & Thibault, 2011). Technological advancements are “major factors driving the globalization of sport” and therefore the sport management classroom must reflect that to properly prepare students to enter the industry (Masteralexis, Barr, & Hums, 2012, p. 192). In fact, use of technology and innovation techniques within the classroom has become an area in which higher education instructors are often evaluated. With such an emphasis on using technology and innovative teaching designs within the sport management classroom comes the demand for educators to remain ahead of the technological curve.

Emerging technologies such as social media outlets are becoming more commonplace as educational tools (O’Boyle, 2014). Educators are using Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and other social media sites to create unique learning communities that expand beyond the four-walled classroom and into students’ daily lives (Seo, 2012). Additionally, educators are bringing new resources into the classroom through online videoconferencing capabilities. These applications of technology within the classroom are allowing sport management educators to tap into new resources that assist them in teaching within the discipline.

This special issue of SMEJ explores emerging technologies within the sport management classroom. Research published in this issue will provide insight into the use of a variety of new learning tools to better prepare sport management students for an evolving industry. This special issue is open to all methodologies for research manuscripts, and “how-to” papers submitted under the new Pedagogical Innovations section will also be considered (see submission guidelines for details).

Possible topics include but are not limited to:
·         Evaluation of the use of emerging technologies
·         Integration of technology resources
·         How to use technology within the sport management classroom
·         Adapting emerging technologies to various learning styles
·         Creative uses of technology in educational settings
·         The use of social networking in sport management education
·         Barriers to using technology in sport management education
·         Impact of technology on sport management student learning
·         Perceptions of technology in sport management education settings

Submission Guidelines:
Submission guidelines for this special issue must adhere to the submission guidelines for SMEJ, which can be found at Authors should submit their manuscript through Manuscript Central, the online submission system for SMEJ at cover page for the manuscript should clearly state that the submission is for the special issue on Emerging Technology in Sport Management Education.

Submission Deadline: January 5, 2015

Guest Editors:
Robin Hardin, Ph.D.
University of Tennessee
1914 Andy Holt Ave., Room 335
Knoxville, TN 37996

Joshua R. Pate, Ph.D.
James Madison University
261 Bluestone Drive, MSC 2305
Harrisonburg, VA 22807

CONFERENCE: World Congress of Sociology of Sport - 50th Anniversary - Paris, FRANCE, June 9-12, 2015

You are cordially invited to join us to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the International Sociology of Sport Association (ISSA) and our journal the International Review for the Sociology of Sport (IRSS – SAGE) at our 2015 World Congress, June 9-12 in Paris, France.  The theme of the conference is: "The sociological lens and the  well-being of sport”. There will be special panels on the state of global sociology of sport along with special events including a chance to meet the “legends of the field”.

Keynote speaker: Professor Geneviève Rail, University of Concordia, Canada

Venue: Sport Sciences Faculty of Paris Descartes University

The conference website will soon be open for submission of abstracts: