Wednesday, October 15, 2014

JOB: Management Studies at California University of Pennsylvania

California University of Pennsylvania
250 University Avenue
California, PA

Job Title:  Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Sport Management Studies 

Position Type/Salary: This is a tenure-track faculty appointment in the department of Exercise Science and Sport Studies

Rank and salary are competitive and commensurate with academic preparation and experience. An excellent fringe benefits package is included.

Job Summary/Basic Function: Teaching, advisement and assessment of students enrolled in the Sport Management Studies Program. Ability to teach within the several foundational and core competency areas of Sport Management. Participate in curriculum revision, internship screening/selection and other scholarly and service activities typically expected of faculty members.  The faculty member will also advise Sport Management majors, engage in professional and scholarly activities (such as seeking external funding to support research interests, facility upgrades, research initiatives/publication, and outreach programs), and other university/community service activities typically expected of faculty members.

The successful applicant must be capable of and committed to teaching, community service and outreach, and to scholarship.  Successful applicant will also have experience working with diverse populations. Additional responsibilities include involvement with departmental, college-wide, and university committees. Also, in accordance with the terms of the collective bargaining agreement between the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education and APSCUF, the successful applicant might be assigned to perform work at off-campus sites, in the evening/weekend college and/or provide instruction through distance education.

Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:  Candidates should possess educationally supported proficiency in sport management/administration or closely related discipline prior to appointment date; and recent and ongoing practical experience in sport management.  Practical experience is defined as administrative functions as opposed to being a participant. A valid driver’s license is required in order to operate university vehicles.

In order to be a leading applicant in this search, in addition to the aforementioned requirements, the applicant minimally must be fluent in the English language, be able to communicate well, demonstrate outstanding potential for excellence in teaching through a successful interview and/or classroom demonstration and be experienced in the use of innovative curricular approaches that are student-centered, inquiry-based, and hands-on oriented.

Minimum of Education and Training:  Doctorate required, but applicants in the final stage of completing their terminal degree who will earn the degree prior to the start date are encouraged to apply.  Higher education classroom teaching experience is strongly recommended.   

Special Instructions to Applicants: Candidates selected for an on-campus interview will be asked to demonstrate their teaching proficiency during a teaching demonstration.  The topic for the teaching demonstration will be presented to the candidates prior to the on-campus interview.  Sufficient preparation time will be granted.  Deadline date for submission of applications is December 1, 2014.
Applications accepted only online at Physical resumes are not accepted.

To be considered, applicants must submit the following: full curriculum vitae; official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended; letter of application highlighting the applicant’s qualifications and teaching interests; brief statements describing teaching philosophy; and the names, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three current references who have knowledge of the applicant’s abilities. References will be checked. Background clearances are required and will be conducted on applicants being considered.

Unofficial transcripts are acceptable for application, but official transcripts will be required for applicants being considered and due at the point of face-to-face on-campus interviews.

Veterans claiming preference should submit a copy of their DD214 to the Office of Social Equity, 250 University Avenue, Box 9, California, PA 15419.

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