Friday, October 31, 2014

JOB: Lecturer/Senior lecturer in Physical Education - University of Bath

Lecturer (Assistant Professor)/Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in Physical Education
Department for Health
Salary:      Starting from £38,511, rising to £45,954 (Lecturer)
or £47,328, rising to £54,841 (Senior Lecturer)
Closing Date:      Sunday 30 November 2014
Interview Date:      Monday 15 December 2014
Reference:      CC2701

The Department for Health is seeking to appoint a full-time Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Physical Education, who is a scholar with a strong record of publications and either a track-record or clear strategy to attract research funding. The successful candidate should be able to demonstrate teaching excellence, appropriate to the level of appointment.

We are seeking a dynamic, adaptable colleague who will work with us to ensure the continuing strength of the Department in both research and teaching. You will be expected to maintain and develop your own programme of research, be successful in seeking external funding, and contribute to teaching and research supervision on relevant programmes. It is expected that your scholarly activities will complement and further enhance existing research foci in and further develop links between the Department for Health and the Department of Sports Development and Recreation, as well as the local community and schools.

While applications are welcomed from all areas relevant to physical education and from any disciplinary background, we are particularly interested in those whose scholarship fosters interdisciplinarity and focuses on: Coaching Science; Sports Pedagogy and Inequalities; Sport and Physical Activity Across the Lifespan; Health Technology and/or; Physical Education. It would be an advantage if you can demonstrate an affinity between your own research programme and existing Departmental and Faculty research themes.

If you wish to make an informal and confidential enquiry about this post, please contact either the Director of Sport and Social Science programme (Dr Emma Rich +44 (0) 1225 386638, email:    or the Head of Department (Dr James Bilzon, Tel: +44 (0)1225 383174, email:

CFP: Girl Power in Play

Women Deliver, a global organization advocating for the health and well-being of girls and women, will be holding a groundbreaking symposium titled Girl Power in Play during the FIFA Women’s World Cup in Canada in 2015. This symposium will focus on the linkages between sports and girls' development, particularly in developing countries. The symposium is tentatively scheduled to take place in Ottawa, Canada on June 18 and 19, 2015.

They are now accepting submissions for concurrent session presentations on research around girls, sports and development; or case studies of sports-based programs affecting girls. Please note that limited funding may be available for speakers from developing countries only.

Submissions will be accepted until 12pm EST Friday, November 14. All applicants will be notified by January 20, 2015.

You may apply by filling out this form (and also at this link: If you know of colleagues who might be a good fit, please forward this call to them. Please contact with questions regarding the symposium.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

JOB: Chair of the Department of Kinesiology and Health Science - California State University, Sacramento

Department of Kinesiology and Health Science 
Tenured/Tenure-Track Full Time Chair 
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California State University, Sacramento seeks to hire a qualified person to serve as full time 
Chair of the Department of Kinesiology and Health Science. The new Chair will have an 
excellent opportunity to shape the future direction of a dynamic multidisciplinary department. 
The Department of Kinesiology and Health Science is looking for an individual with a 
documented record of academic innovation and progressive leadership. The Department of 
Kinesiology and Health Science is part of the College of Health and Human Services. The 
Department offers Bachelor of Science degrees in Kinesiology, Health Science, and Athletic 
Training. A Master of Science is also available and offers two concentrations of study (Exercise 
Science and Movement Studies). The successful candidate must qualify for retreat rights as a 
faculty member in Kinesiology (Athletic Training, Exercise Science, or Physical Education) or 
Health Science (Community Health Education, Health Care Administration, or Occupational 
Health & Safety). 

Applications are only accepted through the Sacramento State jobs website. For full vacancy 
announcement, including application procedure, please see: 

The review of applications begins 12/1/2014, and will continue until the position is filled. 
Address questions only to: Dr. Patty Woodward, Assistant Professor, Phone 916-278-7478. 

AA/EEO. Clery Act Statistics available. Mandated reporter requirements. Criminal background 
check may be required. 

JOB: Assistant Professor of Sport Management - University of Massachusetts Amherst

University of Massachusetts Amherst
Isenberg School of Management
Mark H. McCormack Department of Sport Management
Two Tenure Track Positions
Assistant Professor of Sport Management

The Mark H. McCormack Department of Sport Management invites applications for two tenure-track positions. The Mark H. McCormack Department of Sport Management, one of the nation’s oldest, is located in the Isenberg School of Management.  It offers BS, MS, MBA/MS, and PhD programs and is home to eleven full-time and several part-time faculty members. The University of Massachusetts is home to the Mark H. McCormack Collection – the archives of sports business innovator Mark H. McCormack and his company, IMG.

The two position openings are for Assistant Professors in Sport Management. Applicants with interests in the following areas are encouraged to apply: Sport Marketing, Sport Finance and Economics, Sport Analytics, Sport Organizational Behavior and Theory, and Sport Strategy. However, other areas of interest will also be considered. Qualified candidates should have completed their Ph.D. in Sport Management, Business, or a related field on or before August 31, 2015.
We are seeking talented applicants qualified at the assistant professor level. However, exceptional candidates at any rank will receive consideration.

The ability to conduct scholarly sport related research and publishing to meet the expectations of a business school is required. The department values high quality teaching; thus, candidates should provide evidence and/or potential excellence in teaching. Willingness to work with doctoral students is viewed very favorably.
To apply, please submit letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and names and contact information of at least three references at

The priority deadline for applications is November 16, 2014, but applications will be accepted until positions are filled. Applicants for this position should note they are applying for Requisition #47005.

The university is committed to active recruitment of a diverse faculty and student body.  The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members.  Because broad diversity is essential to an inclusive climate and critical to the University’s goals of achieving excellence in all areas, we will holistically assess the many qualifications of each applicant and favorably consider an individual’s record working with students and colleagues with broadly diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds in educational, research or other work activities. We will also favorably consider experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic degree and career.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

JOB: Associate / Full Professor in Kinesiology - The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Faculty Position: Associate / Full Professor in Kinesiology
Department of Kinesiology


POSITION: Applications are invited for a 9‐month, tenure‐track associate / full professor in Kinesiology.

POSITION DESCRIPTION: We are seeking an innovative scholar in Kinesiology with interest and experience in graduate education to take a leading role in our online professional EdD program in Kinesiology. The EdD program, is a cohort‐based, interdisciplinary professional degree program where students move through the program together in learning communities to complete their coursework and dissertation in 4 years  Primary responsibilities include teaching, advising and supervision of dissertations in the EdD program, maintaining an active line of research, and engaging in departmental, professional and university service activities. The successful candidate is also expected to play a leading role in developing and maintaining community within the EdD program and facilitate the dissertation process through coordination of learning communities, formation of dissertation committees and annual student campus visits.    

QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates must have 1) an earned doctorate in Kinesiology or related field, 2) a broad knowledge of Kinesiology and its sub‐disciplines, 3) demonstrated record and active line of scholarship that complements the EdD program, and 4) experience in graduate teaching and thesis/dissertation supervision.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Interest or experience with a broad range of scholarly methodologies relevant for applied/action‐oriented scholarship.  Experience with online pedagogy and digital literacy / technologies.  Experience with program evaluation, and evidence‐based pedagogical practices.  

START DATE & SALARY: August 1, 2015; Competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.

THE DEPARTMENT OF KINESIOLOGY: The Department has 23 full‐time faculty and is one of ten departments or programs in the School of Health and Human Sciences ( at UNCG. The faculty has a strong commitment to curriculum and scholarly diversity, and a particular interest in increasing faculty representation among colleagues from historically under‐represented groups. The department has a history of excellent teaching, scholarship, and professional service, and ranked 15th overall in the most recent (2010) national ranking of doctoral programs in kinesiology.  The department is located in a modern facility with extensive classroom, laboratory, and gymnasia space, and offers B.S., M.S., M.S.A.T., Ed.D, and Ph.D. degrees  The on‐line EdD in Kinesiology is the first of its kind in the country, and is supported by the Division of Continual Learning whose expertise in educational technology helps faculty develop and students experience the very best in online education

GENERAL INFORMATION: UNCG is one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina system with a current enrollment of more than 18,000 students. The campus is located 1 mile from the center of Greensboro, a city of ~269,666. Located in the heart of the North Carolina Piedmont, UNCG and the City of Greensboro take great pride in their family‐ and military‐friendly environments. With its temperate weather and hiking and biking trails, lakes, parks, and greenways located in the city and surrounding counties, Greensboro is an ideal place to work and live.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Review of applications will begin November 22nd, 2014, and continue until the position is filled. Applications should include a detailed letter of qualifications, current curriculum vitae, and list of four references including name, position/relationship to applicant, address, e‐mail address, and phone number. Candidates are notified before references are contacted. Applications should be submitted through the UNCG jobsearch system at Questions regarding the position or application process should be sent to Dr. William Karper, (, search committee chair.

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro has been and will continue to be committed to equality of employment opportunities and does not discriminate against applicants or employees based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, political affiliation, genetic information, or age. Men, women, and members of all racial and ethnic groups are encouraged to apply.    EOE AA/M/F/D/V

JOB: Assistant professor in Sport Management - San José State University

San José State University
San José, California
Subject to Budgetary Approval
Specialist in Sport Management
Job Opening ID (JOID): 23107
Rank: Assistant professor (tenure-track)

1. Doctorate by time of appointment;
2. Demonstrated ability to teach courses in sport management at the undergraduate and graduate level;
3. Evidence of scholarly promise, professional engagement, and ability to seek external funding where appropriate;
4. Must have a theoretical background that includes sport management sub-specialties such as sport finance, sport law, sport marketing, sport ethics, sport facilities, sport and public relations; sustainability and sport, and sport and globalization;
5. Sport industry experience is desirable;
6. Ability and willingness to develop ongoing relationships and internship opportunities with exercise facilities and sport teams at a variety of levels;
7. Ability to work collegially at both the undergraduate and graduate levels;
8. Ability and desire to serve on thesis committees, supervise theses/projects, and advise in the specialization;
9. Ability to teach core classes, general education, and/or physical activity classes as needed;
10. Awareness of and sensitivity to the educational goals of a multicultural population as might have been gained in cross-cultural study, training, teaching or other comparable experience.


1. Teach sport management courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, supervise theses/projects, serve on thesis committees, and advise students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. May also be expected to teach core courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, teach in the general education program, and/or teach in the physical activity program;
2. Direct and grow the undergraduate program; propose courses/curricula as needed;
3. Direct and grow an innovative graduate sport management program, propose courses/curricula as needed, and establish internship opportunities with Bay Area sport organizations;
4. Actively engage in community outreach to increase the visibility of the sport management programs;
5. Membership and participation in appropriate professional associations;
6. Conduct research, seek external funding where appropriate, present professional papers, and publish in professional journals;
7. Serve on department, college, and university committees as appropriate;
8. Candidate must address the needs of a student population of great diversity – in age, cultural background, ethnicity, disability, primary language, and academic preparation – through course materials, teaching strategies, and advisement.

Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Starting Date: August 18, 2015
Eligibility: Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States.
Application Procedures: Screening will start on January 15, 2015. For full consideration upload letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching interests/philosophy, and research plans and at least three original letters of reference with contact information at

Please include Job Opening ID (JOID) on all correspondence.
Dr. Matthew Masucci, Chair
Department of Kinesiology Phone (408) 924 3021
San José State University Fax (408) 924 3053
San José, CA 95192-0054

For more information on the Department see

San José State University is California’s oldest institution of public higher learning. The campus is located on the southern end of San Francisco Bay in downtown San José (pop. 1,000,000), hub of the world-famous Silicon Valley high-technology research and development center. Many of California’s most popular national, recreational, and cultural attractions are conveniently close. A member of the 23-campus CSU system, San José State University enrolls approximately 30,000 students, a significant percentage of whom are members of minority groups. The University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty so our disciplines, students and the community can benefit from multiple ethnic and gender perspectives.

CFP: 2015 Conference on College Sport

The 2015 CSRI Conference will be held at the Downtown Columbia Marriott Hotel.
April 20th – 22nd
*note this is a Monday – Wednesday
Downtown Columbia Marriott
1200 Hampton Street
Columbia, SC 29201
Click the link below to download the “Call for Papers” information in pdf format.

  • To be considered for acceptance, abstracts must reflect college-sport research on the history of intercollegiate athletics, social-cultural college-sport issues, legal theory or the application of law to college-sport issues, business-related issues in college sport, or special topics related to current college-sport issues.
  • Abstracts will undergo a multi-person, blind-review process to determine acceptance.
  • Submission Dates – Abstracts should NOT be submitted prior to Monday, October 27, 2014 and MUST be received no later than Friday, January 23, 2015 (11:59 p.m. EST).
  • All abstracts MUST be submitted electronically as a Microsoft Word attachment

In the email message accompanying the attached abstract, include the principal author’s name, postal mailing address, email address, and fax and telephone numbers.
Submission of abstract(s) indicates the intent of the presenter(s) to register for the conference at the appropriate registration fee.

JOB: Sport Recreation, Tourism, and Hospitality - Asia University in Taiwan

Asia University in Taiwan invites applicants for Faculty position(s) in Sport Recreation, Tourism, and Hospitality to begin Spring 2015.

Department of Leisure and Recreation Management in Asia University, Taiwan is currently recruiting full-time and part-time faculty members for Spring semester, 2015 in areas of Hospitality, Tourism, Leisure, Recreation, and Sports. We are welcome those who are equipped with great capacity in cooperation with industry and are able to get grant more than 33,333 US dollars per year in average. Or we are welcome those who are academic-oriented and are able to publish articles every year in journals included in the database of (Social) Science Citation Index (SSCI or SCI). Please send us your C.V. including your current position, educational background, industry experiences, and/or publications list, to Department chair Dr. Li-Shiue Gau: We are looking forward to your application. Let me know if you have any question.

Asia University, Taiwan is
The top 83 university in Asia
The top 99 university under 50 years old
The top 53 university in BRICS & Emerging Economies Rankings 2014

CFP: North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM) Conference 2015

Dear NASSS community,
The North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM) Conference will take place June 2 - 6, 2015 in Ottawa and will be hosted by the University of Ottawa’s Sport Management Group. The NASSM conference has been held every year since 1986, making 2015 its 30th edition. With this edition, the University of Ottawa will be the only university to have hosted the conference twice (the first time was in 1991). The conference will be set at the beautiful Delta Ottawa City Centre, just minutes from campus and the downtown core.

On behalf of the sport management group at the University of Ottawa, we would like to share the call for abstracts. This year, the theme of the conference will be: Knowledge, Passion, Community: Driving Sport Forward.

NASSM features a wide array of research areas (e.g., governance, communication, economics, law, leadership, marketing, teaching and sociology) as they related to sporting phenomena. The abstract submission process will commence October 1, 2014 and conclude November 1, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. (P.S.T.).

Presentations may be proposed as either a 20-minute oral presentation, a poster, or a 60-minute full symposium, forum, roundtable, or workshop. Authors’ names may not appear on more than two (2) abstracts of any kind.

For more details on submitting an abstract, the conference, or NASSM itself, please visit or follow us on Twitter (@NASSM2015).


Dr. Milena M. Parent & Dr. Eric W. MacIntosh
University of Ottawa, Faculty of Health Sciences, Research Centre for Sport in Canadian Society, School of Human Kinetics

JOB: Assistant or associate professor of Kinesiology - Gordon College

We welcome candidates for a position in the Department of Kinesiology. Gordon College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track assistant or associate professor of kinesiology appointment. Position to begin August 2015. Rank will be commensurate with experience.

We are seeking someone with a Ph.D. or Ed.D., with excellent teaching and research skills, and appropriate clinical experience, who will contribute to the department, the college, and the discipline. Potential responsibilities include teaching courses that may include a) Physical activity for populations with special needs, b) Sport, recreation and fitness leadership and management, c) Principles of personal training, strength and conditioning, d) Research in Recreation, Sport and Wellness, e) Exercise testing and prescription. Additional responsibilities include internship coordination and/or supervision. NSCA and ACSM certification is desirable.

Gordon College is one of the nation's premier Christian colleges and located just north of Boston. We offer students extraordinary access to leading-edge opportunities for intellectual, professional, and leadership development to address the increasingly complex challenges of a global society. Gordon stands apart from other outstanding institutions in New England by combining an exceptional education with an informed Christian faith.

Questions?  Contact
Valerie Gin
Department Chair

JOB: Director of School of Foundations, Leadership and Administration - Kent State University

Kent State University

School of Foundations, Leadership and Administration

Setting: Kent State University ( is located in Northeast Ohio, a geographic area rich in institutional diversity. Kent, Ohio ( is a mid-sized community on the Cuyahoga River, approximately 10 miles from Akron, 35 miles from Cleveland, and 40 miles from Youngstown. With an enrollment of more than 42,000 students in undergraduate, graduate and off-campus programs, the university is ranked among the nation's 77 public research universities demonstrating high-research activity by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. In 2013, the Chronicle of Higher Education honored Kent State in its list of "Great Colleges to Work For." The Director of the School of Foundations, Leadership and Administration is the chief administrative officer of the School and reports directly to and is accountable to the Dean of the College of Education, Health and Human Services. The School of FLA ( offers undergraduate, master’s and doctoral degree and houses the programs of Cultural Foundations; Educational Studies; Evaluation & Measurement; Higher Education Administration; Hospitality Management; Hospitality and Tourism Management; PreK-12 Educational Administration; Recreation, Park, & Tourism Management; Sport Administration; Sport & Recreation.

The Director of the School of Foundations, Leadership and Administration (FLA):

  • maintains shared problem-solving and ongoing intellectual dialogue about teaching, scholarship, programming, and issues related to the evolving educational environment;
  • recommends the reappointment, non-reappointment, tenure, promotion, sanction, and or dismissal of faculty members in the School, as well as appoints and directs the nonacademic staff of the assigns workload to faculty members and facilitates scheduling of courses;
  • engages in fiscally-responsible management of unit resources;
  • advocates for and represents faculty in School, College, and University affairs, forums, and contributes to the scholarly culture and climate of the School;
  • promotes good communication and morale within the School; 
  • develops administrative and educational policies in collaboration with faculty in the School; ensures implementation of School compliance with University, Administrative and operational policies, rules and regulations, and any applicable collective bargaining agreements;
  • performs other tasks and duties as assigned and may include, but are not limited to following the progress of graduates, building and maintaining relationships across Kent State University’s multiple campuses, providing orientation to new faculty, and such.

Qualifications: An earned doctorate in or related to a program area housed in the School of Foundations, Leadership and Administration; a research and teaching record appropriate to appointment at the preferred rank of professor; demonstrated leadership experience related to management of academic programs; an ability to recruit, sustain, and retain faculty and staff; a record of commitment to program, student, and faculty success; demonstrated collaborative, inclusive, creative, and entrepreneurial management style; an ability to effectively represent the School within the College and University, to prospective and current students, to alumni, and to external organizations, agencies, and other stakeholders; a demonstrated understanding of and commitment to diversity; experience and/or a clear interest in international activities

Salary: Competitive and commensurate with qualifications.

Application and Appointment Dates: Review of applications will begin December 1, 2014, and continue until the position is filled. The successful candidate will begin July 1, 2015. Kent State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.

Applications: Please apply at Please send a detailed letter of qualifications; curriculum vita; copies of official transcripts; and names, addresses, emails and telephone numbers of three references.

For additional information, questions or nominations, interested parties should contact:
Dr. Alexa L. Sandmann, Search Committee Chair
Director, School of Teaching, Learning and Curriculum Studies
College of Education, Health and Human Services
Kent State University
Phone: 330-672-2580

JOB: Exercise Psychology - Purdue University

Assistant/Associate Professor in Exercise Psychology (003165-2014)

The Department of Health & Kinesiology at Purdue University seeks applicants for a tenure track position in the area of Exercise Psychology.

Position: Academic year appointment. The position will be available August 17, 2015.

Rank:  Assistant or Associate Professor

Responsibilities: An independent line of research with potential for attracting extramural funding is expected at the assistant level, and evidence of extramural funding is expected at the associate level. Responsibilities also include teaching in the undergraduate and graduate programs, advising graduate students, and serving on departmental, college, and/or university committees.

Qualifications:  A doctoral degree in kinesiology or related field and evidence of scholarship in the psychology of exercise/physical activity (broadly defined) is required. Post-doctoral experience is preferred.

Compensation:  Competitive and commensurate with qualifications of the applicant.

Application: Applicants with experience working in diverse settings are strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae; a letter of interest describing future research plans, funding record, and teaching interests; examples of scholarly work; and have three letters of reference electronically sent to: Meghan McDonough, Ph.D., Chair of the Health and Kinesiology Exercise Psychology Search Committee c/o Ms. Michelle Scott (, Purdue University, 800 W. Stadium Ave., West Lafayette, IN, 47907.

College:  The College of Health and Human Sciences includes nine academic units that have national and international recognition for their fundamental scientific and programmatic contributions to improving the health of individuals and communities. Scholarly activities at Purdue University enjoy an interdisciplinary breadth of perspective that encourages the sharing of discipline specific knowledge and skills. There are ample opportunities for interdisciplinary collaborations within the department, the College of Health and Human Sciences, and campus-wide emphasis areas (e.g., obesity, cancer, gerontology, children/adolescents, disease prevention, imaging, engineering). Professional collaborative opportunities and pilot funding also exist with the NIH-supported Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (; the A.H. Ismail Center for Health, Exercise, and Nutrition (; Discovery Park (, the Cooperative Extension Programs of Health and Human Sciences (; and over 100 Centers at Purdue (

Department: The Department of Health & Kinesiology is one of nine units in the College of Health & Human Sciences and is home to over 700 undergraduate students and 70 graduate students. Purdue is consistently ranked among the leading research institutions in the country and has the second largest international student population among U.S. public universities.


Review: Position is open until filled; review of applications will commence no later than November 14, 2014.  A background check will be required for employment of this position.

Purdue University, a world-class land-grant research university, enjoys worldwide recognition for the quality and global impact of its teaching, research, and engagement activities. There are 39,000 undergraduate and graduate students enrolled at its 650-acre West Lafayette, Indiana campus.  A diverse full-time faculty of nearly 2,200 teach and engage in scholarly activity. Purdue is located in historic Tippecanoe Country, and is one hour from Indianapolis and two hours from Chicago.

Purdue University is an EEO/AA employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

JOB: Chair of the College’s Department of Sport Management and Motorsports Management - Belmont Abbey College

Belmont Abbey College is seeking a Chair of the College’s Department of Sport Management and Motorsports Management, to begin August 1st 2015. This is a tenure-track or tenured position, with rank and salary based upon qualifications. A doctorate in Sport Management and a proven record of outstanding teaching are required. The ideal candidate will also have experience in both the industry of sport management and in academic administration. In addition to teaching three courses per semester, he or she will administer an academic department containing two majors, recruit and supervise part- and full-time faculty, advise majors and minors, and work regularly with the Motorsports Advisory Board to identify internships for our Motorsport students and funding opportunities for the program. The ideal candidate will be collegial, hard-working, well organized, and able to multi-task. He or she must also have the ability to articulate the importance of a liberal arts education and be enthusiastic about teaching and learning in the context of the Catholic Intellectual Tradition. He or she will also be able to manage a small budget effectively and have a good sense of humor. Active support of the College's mission and the ability and desire to mentor students and junior faculty effectively are required.

Interested candidates should submit a letter of application, a vita, unofficial copies of their graduate school transcripts, and the names and contact information for three references to:
Dr. Gary Scott
Chair, Department of Business
Belmont Abbey College
100 Belmont-Mt. Holly Road
Belmont, NC 28012

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Located ten minutes west of Charlotte, North Carolina, Belmont Abbey College is a Catholic, Benedictine school that educates a diverse student body in the liberal arts and sciences. The College, which is more than 130 years old, is known for its dedicated faculty, their excellent teaching, the personal attention that students receive, and a friendly atmosphere both inside and outside of the classroom. There is a Benedictine monastery on campus, as well as a minor basilica. In keeping with the monks' age-old tradition of hospitality, the College community welcomes newcomers and works together for the benefit of our students--aiming to exemplify the aspiration that our College motto encapsulates: That in all things God may be glorified.

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.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

CFP: The Black Student-Athlete: Challenges and Opportunities

The Black Student-Athlete: Challenges and Opportunities
Summit at the University of Texas at Austin
Hosted by the African American Male Research Initiative
January 7-9, 2015

The African American Male Research Initiative and the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement at the University of Texas at Austin invite you to The Black Student-Athlete: Challenges and Opportunities, a three-day summit from January 7-9, 2015, in Austin, Texas. The summit is a three-day gathering to openly examine and candidly discuss the numerous and complex issues surrounding the black student-athlete. Scholars, coaches, conference commissioners, athletic directors, academic advisors, student affairs professionals, principals, present and former student-athletes, journalists, and others are invited. This is a “must-attend” event for anyone involved in the life of the Black student-athlete. This summit constitutes the most comprehensive national forum on issues related to the black experience within amateur athletics.
Professionals – $240 (includes all fees)
Students – $100 (includes all fees)
Conference Lodging is available at:
ATT Executive Education and Conference Center
1900 University Ave, Austin, TX 78705
(512) 404-3600
Room Rate $179 per night
Please call to make your reservation before December 19, 2014.

Call for Papers

The call for proposals is now open and we invite you to submit a proposal for consideration based upon the theme. The Black Student-Athlete Summit offers you the opportunity to share your knowledge, scholarship, and expertise, which will advance the critical discussion around these very important issues. We welcome presentations that can be implemented to improve the experiences of the black student-athlete.
Our summit will have a “Ted Talk” feel. Presentations will be 12 minutes with a question and answer session after each series of presenters.

Presentation Ideas

The following questions should help guide your presentation:
  • What is a controversy in your field that a general audience would understand as it relates to the African American student-athlete?
  • What is a common misconception that you would like to clear up?
  • Why is this idea important, and to whom?
  • How did you carry out or implement this idea?
  • Why is this topic important to the future of the African American student-athlete?

Conference Schedule

January 7 
7:00 p.m.        Opening Keynote
8:00 p.m.        Reception and Networking
Gabriel’s Sports Bar at the ATT Center
January 8
8:00 a.m.        Breakfast at the ATT Center
9:30 a.m.        Session 1
10:45 a.m.      Session 2
12:00 p.m.      Lunch at the ATT Center
1:30 p.m.        Session 3
2:45  p.m.       Session 4
4:00 p.m.       Panel Discussion
5:30 p.m.       Dinner
8:00 p.m.       Reception/Networking
January 9
8:00 a.m.        Breakfast
9:00 a.m.        Town Hall Meeting: “Where Do We Go From Here”
10:30 a.m.      Departure

CONFERENCE: Sport for Social Change - Drexel Sport Management Student Union

Sport for Social Change Conference
Drexel Sport Management Student Union

Thursday, November 13, 2014
Mitchell Auditorium, Bossone Research Enterprise Center
(south side of Market Street between 31st and 32nd Street)

A Conversation with Sonny Vaccaro:
Reflections on Life After O’Bannon v. the NCAA

Moderated by Tom Farrey, ESPN reporter and director of the
Aspen Institute Sport and Society Program 

Friday, November 14, 2014
Paul Peck Problem Solving Center, Academic Bistro, 6th Floor

9:45am – Welcome Remarks
10:00am – Tom Farrey, ESPN reporter and director of the Aspen Institute Sport and Society Program
            Topic:  The Aspen Institute’s Project Play & Promotion of Physical Literacy
11:00am – Sonny Vaccaro, former marketing executive and college athlete advocate
            Topic:  College Sport At A Crossroads:  Perspectives on the Demise of NCAA         
12:00pm – Lunch
1:00pm – Suzan Shown Harjo – Washington R-Word, Racial politics in sport
Title:  The Washington R-Word:  Racial Politics, Legal Challenges & Social Harms
2:00pm – Sustainability Movement and Food in Sport Organizations Panel (speaker confirmations   pending)
2:50pm – Closing Remarks
3:00pm – Closing Reception and Networking Event

This event is free and open to the public.

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

JOB: Head of School of Sport and Exercise at Massey University (NZ)

Head of School of Sport and Exercise (A297-14CF)
Office of the Pro Vice-Chancellor - Health, College of HealthThe College of Health at Massey University seeks a dynamic, visionary leader to inspire and manage the continued expansion and path to excellence of its School of Sport and Exercise.
Location:Palmerston North or Wellington
Term of Contract:Permanent
Salary Package:Professor/Associate Professor (view academic salary information)
Closing Date:30 November 2014
Additional Information:Credit History Check Form.pdf
Criminal Convictions Form.pdf

Office of the Pro Vice-Chancellor - Health 
Permanent, Full-time 
We will begin reviewing applications on November 30, 2014 and continue until a suitable candidate has been identified. Please forward an academic CV, a detailed cover letter highlighting how your background fits the criteria described above, and a one to two page statement outlining your vision for what a 21st Century School of Sport and Exercise should look like. 
Job description
Purpose statement
Responsible to
Key accountabilities
The Head of School will be responsible and accountable to the Pro Vice-Chancellor and shall:
1. Provide leadership in research, teaching, professional and community service with the objective of encouraging excellence and achieving national and international recognition.
2. As a member of the College’s Executive Group, assist the Pro Vice-Chancellor to achieve the goals of the University and College and to assist in the effective, efficient management of the resources of the College.
3. Negotiate with the Pro Vice-Chancellor and external agencies over the resources required to implement the College’s vision, mission and goals.
4. Promote the University’s values of a high standard of professionalism; focus on the needs of students and other clients; collegiality; integrity; quality teaching, research and community service.
5. Contribute to the overall academic well-being and management of the University and College through advice and participation in committees and working groups, and undertake other duties as directed by the Pro Vice-Chancellor.
Section B: School Responsibilities
The Head of School will be responsible for:
1. In consultation with staff, the development, implementation and annual review of the strategic direction of the School that is consistent with the College and University strategy. Activities and target performance levels will be consistent with available resources and acceptable to the Pro Vice-Chancellor.
2. Achieving a commitment by staff of the School to the School’s strategic direction.
3. The optimal use of human, financial and physical resources allocated to the School, in accordance with the College’s planning documents and the School’s strategic direction.
4. The development and promotion of the School as a place of international repute in which to study, research and work and with which to collaborate.
5. The establishment and maintenance of effective links with professional and community bodies and other external organisations to promote the activities and objectives of the School.
6. The encouragement of initiatives that seek external funding for the development of research in the School.
7. The promotion of the well-being of staff and students of the School.
8. Personally, or by acceptable methods of delegation, the management of the staff and resources of the School in accordance with University and College policies and procedures giving particular attention to:
(a) Commitment to the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi;
(b) Human resources policies on appointment, promotion, career development including the capacity for academic leadership, equal employment opportunities, equal educational opportunities, the handling of complaints, grievance and harassment procedures;
(c) Performance Review and Planning;
(d) The development and presentation of teaching materials, and oversight of measures for quality assurance;
(e) The conformity of all teaching, research and other activities to the law and the requirements of Massey University’s codes of ethics;
(f) Financial budgeting procedures and accountability;
(g) Timelines in responding to reporting requirements and requests for information; and
(h) Responsibilities as Chief Examiner, including compliance with guidelines, and ensuring consistency of examination procedures and grade distribution within the School.
9. In carrying out the above duties, the Head of School will be accountable for Key Performance Indicators for the School and College as specified under the University’s Investment Plan.
Section C: Personal Responsibilities
As a senior member of the academic staff of the College, and in addition to the duties and responsibilities of leadership and management, the Head of School will be expected to maintain excellence in research and teaching, professional and community service, including but not restricted to:
1. Contributing actively to the academic functions of the School by remaining involved in research and/or teaching in her/his own specialty area(s) and by supervising, guiding and promoting the academic development of staff and postgraduate students, insofar as those activities may be accommodated within the overall management arrangements within the School;
2. Contributing to meeting the administrative needs of the University, internally and externally, by participating in boards, committees, working parties, groups and offices as may be required or approved from time-to-time by the Pro Vice-Chancellor;
3. Promoting programme, School, College and/or University academic and professional interests by serving government, community, professional, educational or other organisations in external capacities which utilise specialist academic and technological knowledge, skills and other expertise, as approved from time-to-time by the Pro Vice-Chancellor;
4. Undertake other duties as directed by the Pro Vice-Chancellor.
Heads of Schools will report annually to the Pro Vice-Chancellor on all aspects of her/his responsibilities, as outlined, and on the performance of their School.
Person specification
Experience in financial management, budgetary planning and resources management (including human resources and capital).
Skills, Knowledge, Abilities, Personal Attributes, Behaviours, Competencies
Demonstrated collegiality in academic teaching, research and service environment appropriate to the level of appointment.
Demonstrated record of academic leadership.
Demonstrated record of consultation and consensus building.
Ability to identify, recruit and mentor staff.
Ability and commitment to provide constructive feedback on staff performance.
Can anticipate future consequences and trends.
Ability to assess and manage risk and opportunity.
Excellent initiative, judgement, decision-making and change management.
Has a strong research ethos to lift the research performance of staff.
Excellent interpersonal skills, particularly with colleagues, staff, students and external stakeholders.
A clear communicator, both written and oral.
Ability to initiate and implement strategic relationships with external funders, employers, and industries.
Acts with integrity and within a clear ethical framework.
Below is the MANAGERIAL LEADERSHIP CAPIBILITY (COMPETENCY) FRAMEWORK for Heads of Schools/Institutes/Departments
1. Strategic Agility
• Contributes to, leads and clearly articulates Massey’s Vision & core purpose.
• Understands the impact of national and global trends on the University.
• Understands and develops strategy.
• Creates a compelling context, purpose and vision for the Team and work area.
• Talks about possibilities.
• Deals with ambiguity, can operate effectively when ideas, situations, potential pathways and decisions are not clear.
• Tolerates conditions of uncertainty and change
• Understands business functions.
• Anticipates future trends
• Seeks business intelligence to inform strategic decisions
• Uses knowledge of market forces and business intelligence to inform, generate and assess potential scenarios and courses of action
• Actively seeks multiple data and makes sense of complex information
• Identifies and effectively manages risk.
2. Creates a compelling plan, sets priorities, is productive & results oriented
• Takes personal responsibility for the outputs and outcomes of the group.
• Develops and aligns business plans with the University’s strategies and goals.
• Leads organisational change.
• Balances long and short-term objectives.
• Plans and organises activities and milestones.
• Schedules and monitors workflow, monitors performance against the plan and evaluates results.
• Uses resources effectively and efficiently.
• Establishes stretch goals for staff.
• Monitors and acknowledges performance.
3. Demonstrates Courage, Perseverance and Resilience
• Is optimistic and maintains a positive attitude, even under pressure.
• Adjusts to change positively.
• Readily takes on challenges.
• Is respectful, open and honest and lets people know where they stand.
• Steps up and handles tough issues.
• Champions decisions and ideas even though they may be unpopular or ‘not the way we do things here’.
• Provides timely constructive feedback to others.
• Perseveres, overcomes setbacks and bounces back from tough situations.
• Pursues projects and goals to completions.
• Is resourceful and confident under pressure.
• Strives to accomplish goals and objectives despite encountering obstacles and setbacks.
• Knows personal strengths, limits and recognises areas for development.
• Reflects on and learns from experience and gains insight from mistakes.
• Proactively manages stress and wellbeing.
4. Encourages and actively fosters innovation & creativity
• Encourages idea generation and new ways of doing things explores creative ideas with others.
• Seeks to understand different perspectives.
• Encourages mindstorming and brainstorming activity within the team.
• Seeks creative solutions to identified problems.
• Nurtures innovation.
• Sponsors and promotes initiative and action.
• Identifies and seizes opportunities and takes action.
• Credits others for their ideas and contributions.
• Encourages & supports organisational learning.
5. Makes quality decisions in a timely manner
• Makes good decisions based on relevant information (situation, circumstances, cost, policy implications, procedures, and considers the risks).
• Anticipates the consequences.
• Generates alternative courses of action.
• Makes quick decisions, even under pressure or with incomplete information.
• Communicates decisions and takes action.
• Takes personal responsibility for decisions and actions.
6. Communicates powerfully & prolifically
• Represents the University in a professional and positive manner.
• Creates an inclusive work environment and team spirit where diverse backgrounds, experiences, cultures and perspectives are valued.
• Builds and maintains constructive and effective relationships. based on mutual respect.
• Builds rapport easily and relates comfortably with diverse groups of people and cultures.
• Is comfortable and uses multiple modes of communication to keep in touch (e.g. face to face, groups/teams, video-conferencing, skype, written communication, telephone etc.)
• Regularly involves others in communication, seeks ideas, input and feedback.
• Inspires, listens and encourages others to share their views.
• Is sensitive to personal and situational cues and adjusts communication style and behaviour to accommodate.
• Is persuasive and can present a compelling case for action.
• Is assertive without being aggressive, diplomatic and tactful.
• Negotiates skilfully in tough situations.
• Provides timely information and ongoing constructive feedback.
• Responds to requests, emails and phone calls in a timely manner.
Additional Pre-employment Checks
Requirement to pass a Credit History Check performed by Veda Advantage Personal Information Services. In addition, there is a requirement to pass a 'No Asset Procedure (NAP)' Credit History Check performed through the Insolvency and Trustee Service, Ministry of Economic Development.

Position Overview
The College of Health at Massey University seeks a dynamic, visionary leader to inspire and manage the continued expansion and path to excellence of its School of Sport and Exercise ( 
You have a demonstrated history of teambuilding, excellence, creativity and leadership as an academic. You are adept at inspiring, mentoring, and managing colleagues to achieve research and teaching success, as well as building effective external relationships with sporting organisations, funders, and other stakeholders. You are a strategic visionary with a successful track record of consensus building and “getting things done on time and on budget”. You bring a broad understanding of sport and exercise and enjoy working in a multi-disciplinary, multi-cultural environment. Others describe you as approachable, open minded, supportive, and as having strong interpersonal and communication skills. 
A PhD in a relevant discipline is required. Your record should support an appointment at the level of Professor or Associate Professor. Based in either Wellington or Palmerston North, the Head of School will be a key member of the College of Health’s Executive Committee. 
Formed less than five years ago, the School of Sport and Exercise is already ranked number three in New Zealand and is on a path to be the destination of choice for outstanding students and high performance athletes, as well as an international research leader in sport, exercise, and active living. Our 22 academic staff (plus tutors, research officers, lab and admin staff) offer academic programmes from the bachelor to the doctoral level in sport and exercise science, sport management, exercise prescription, physical education, and bio-mechanics. We have 400 full time equivalent students in Wellington, Palmerston North, and Auckland, as well as through distance education. Our goal is to grow by 30% over the next five years. There is opportunity to collaborate with colleagues in food and nutrition, public health, nursing, social work, bio-medical sciences, social work, psychology, veterinary science, and more. We have extensive partnerships with leading sports organisations and businesses across New Zealand. 
Massey University has a commitment to equal employment opportunities. 
The Head of School has primary responsibility for ensuring that the School achieves excellence in teaching, research and community service in accordance with the University and College of Health’s strategies, as well as College planning documents.
The Pro Vice-Chancellor, College of Health
Section A: College Responsibilities 
PhD or equivalent.
A record of excellence in academic leadership and management, and in university teaching and research in one or more of the academic areas taught in the School. 
Demonstrated track record of research activity and performance appropriate to the level of appointment. 
Requirement to pass a Criminal and Traffic Convictions (Security) Check performed by the Ministry of Justice