Wednesday, July 01, 2015

JOB: Assistant Professor of Sport Management - Georgia Southern University

Georgia Southern University
Regular, Limited-Term - Assistant Professor of Sport Management
Search #30025
College of Health and Human Sciences – School of Health and Kinesiology

The School of Health and Kinesiology invites nominations and applications for the position of Regular, Limited-Term, Assistant Professor of Sport Management.

Georgia Southern University, classified as a doctoral/research institution by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, is a member of the University System of Georgia. As the largest and most comprehensive research institution in southeast Georgia, the University is a residential campus of more than 20,500 students representing 48 states and 89 nations.

Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, Georgia Southern offers a comprehensive array of baccalaureate degrees and selected master's and doctoral programs through eight colleges: Business Administration, Education, Engineering and Information Technology, Health and Human Sciences, Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, Public Health, Science and Mathematics, and Graduate Studies. With an emphasis on academic distinction, excellent teaching, research, and student success, Georgia Southern offers both undergraduate and graduate students an attractive campus environment that encourages learning, discovery, and personal growth.

Founded in 1906, Georgia Southern lays claim to being the most beautiful campus in the state. Comprising more than 900 acres, the University grounds are an arboretum-like treasure featuring gently rolling lawns, scenic ponds, and soaring pines. Located in Statesboro, a safe Main Street community of approximately 30,000 residents not far from Savannah and Hilton Head Island, Georgia Southern provides the benefits of a major university with the feeling of a smaller college.

Within this setting, the School of Health and Kinesiology is a dynamic and growing unit of over 45 faculty and staff serving over 1,700 majors enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs in areas that include sport management, sport and exercise psychology, exercise science, athletic training, coaching education, nutrition and food science, health and physical education, and sport nutrition. The Bachelor of Science with a major in Sport Management is delivered in a traditional on-campus setting and consists of 10 unique Sport Management courses that supplement a minor in Business. The Master of Science with a major in Sport Management is a 36-hour fully online program with a flexible curriculum including eight unique Sport Management courses. Collectively, the Sport Management program has strong industry ties that provide the basis for the instructional design of the curriculum.

Position Description. Reporting to the Chair of the School of Health and Kinesiology the Regular, Limited-Term Assistant Professor of Sport Management requires teaching and service as well as a terminal degree. The successful candidate will teach a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses in Sport Management.  All limited-term positions are non-tenure track, academic (9/10 month) year appointments. Appointments are for one year only, although there is the possibility of reappointment should funding permit and based upon satisfactory performance. (All reappointments are made on a one year basis.) The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Required Qualifications:
An earned doctorate in Sport Management, Sport Administration, or a closely related field by August 1, 2015
Commitment to teaching and learning as evidenced by prior teaching experience
Ability and/or willingness to learn to teach in an online environment
Ability to contribute to a positive work environment in the Department, College, and University
Technological literacy and a commitment to integrate technology into teaching
Commitment to professional service within the University and beyond
Ability to work  in a diverse academic and professional community
Must be authorized to work in the United States for the duration of employment without assistance from the institution.

Preferred Qualifications:
Minimum of one year of full-time college/university teaching in the Sport Management field
Experience teaching Introduction to Sport Management, Sport Finance, Ticket Operations in Sport, Sport Economics, and/or Management of Sport Organizations
Screening of applications begins June 22, 2015 and continues until the position is filled. The preferred position starting date is August 1, 2015. A complete application consists of a letter addressing the qualifications cited above; curriculum vitae; and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least three professional references. Other documentation may be requested. Only complete applications and applications submitted electronically will be considered. Finalists will be required to submit to a background investigation. Applications and nominations should be sent to:

Jim McMillan, Ed.D., Search Chair, Search #30025
School of Health and Kinesiology
Georgia Southern University
Electronic mail:
Telephone: 912-478-0200

More information about the institution is available through or Georgia Southern University seeks to recruit individuals who are committed to working in diverse academic and professional communities and who are committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and professional service within the University and beyond. The names of applicants and nominees, vitae, and other non-evaluative information may be subject to public inspection under the Georgia Open Records Act. Georgia Southern University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity institution. Individuals who need reasonable accommodations under the ADA to participate in the search process should contact the Associate Provost.