Monday, August 31, 2015

JOB: Assistant Professor in Sport Management - University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

Assistant Professor in Sport Management
Department of Exercise and Sport Science
College of Science and Health
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse invites applications for a full-time, nine-month, tenure track position at the Assistant Professor rank in the Department of Exercise and Sport Science, College of Science and Health. The position will start on August 29, 2016.

The Department of Exercise and Sport Science values diversity in our faculty and student body and is engaged in sincere efforts to be a leader in Wisconsin’s movement toward increased diversity and inclusiveness.

Job Summary/Basic Function 
The position requires teaching and engaging in scholarly activities in the Sport Management program. The candidate will need expertise to teach courses in Sport Event Management and Sport Management and Society, and in one or more of the following areas: Introduction to Sport Management, Sport Finances, Sport Promotion, Sport Administration, or Sport Facilities. As a tenure track faculty, the individual will be expected to engage in sport management related scholarship. In addition, the candidate will be required to conduct academic advising for assigned students and to provide department, university, and professional service.

Minimum Qualifications 
The candidate must have an earned doctorate in Sport Management/Administration or a closely related field at the start of appointment (ABDs near completion of dissertation will be considered).

Preferred Qualifications 
Preference will be given to candidates with higher education teaching experience and/or practical experience in the sport industry. Internships and graduate assistantships may be counted toward this total depending on the quality of the experience.

Review of Applications 
Begins September 14, 2015, and will continue until the position is filled.

Special Instructions to Applicants 
All applications must be filed electronically. Applicants must provide the following:
1. A letter of application indicating why you believe you qualify for the position
2. A complete curriculum vita
3. The names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of a minimum of three professional references
4. Unofficial copies of graduate transcripts

If you have questions pertaining to this position, please contact the Chair of the Search Committee, Chia-Chen Yu at 608-785-6549 or
Note: Electronic submission of application materials is required. For additional information about this Faculty position and to apply, please visit

UW-La Crosse is an AA/EEO employer. Employment will require a criminal background check. The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (UW-La Crosse) provides a challenging, dynamic, and diverse learning environment in which the entire university community is fully engaged in supporting student success. Grounded in the liberal arts, UW-La Crosse fosters curiosity and life-long learning through collaboration, innovation, and the discovery and dissemination of new knowledge. Acknowledging and respecting the contributions of all, UW-La Crosse is a regional academic and cultural center that prepares students to take their place in a constantly changing world community. UW-La Crosse's diversity and inclusion efforts are guided by our adherence to Inclusive Excellence. We define Inclusive Excellence as “... our active, intentional and ongoing commitment to bridge differences with understanding and respect so all can thrive." The goals of Inclusive Excellence are to increase the retention of diverse faculty, staff and students while encouraging a campus climate that is inviting and welcoming to all. UW-La Crosse strives to promote acceptance of all facets of diversity from racial/ethnic diversity to diversity of thought and experience. UW-La Crosse is a 2013 recipient of the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. UW-L is proud to be one of only 55 recipients of this national honor recognizing our commitment to diversity and inclusion. UW-La Crosse has appeared prominently on the U.S. News & World Report list of “America’s Best Colleges” for more than a decade and is ranked consistently as one of the top institutions in the Midwest. With a student population of roughly 10,000, the university offers 85 undergraduate programs in 29 disciplines and a variety of graduate programs in three colleges: Liberal Studies, Science and Health, and Business Administration, including the School of Arts & Communication and the School of Education. There are nearly 419 full-time faculty and instructional academic staff, 76 percent of whom hold terminal degrees. UW-La Crosse boasts a retention rate (freshmen returning as sophomores) of 87 percent, graduation rate (degree within six years) of 69 percent, and is among only 12 institutions cited nationally by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities for its success in linking campus culture and university leadership to outstanding graduation rates. The UW-La Crosse campus is nestled in a residential area of the City of La Crosse (pop. 51,818) located in western Wisconsin. The area, known as the 7 Rivers Region, is famous for its exceptional natural beauty which includes the Mississippi River on one side, majestic bluffs on the other, and views of rolling farmland and forested valleys in between. Ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top ten “Best Places to Live” in 2009, La Crosse is one of the most scenic places in midAmerica. Abundant water, woodlands and varying terrain provide ample opportunities for year-round outdoor recreation. Only a couple of hours from Minneapolis or Madison, La Crosse enjoys the affordability and charm of small town living with larger city benefits. Three colleges, two world-class medical institutions, the La Crosse Symphony Orchestra, a restored nineteenth century downtown business district, and a number of galleries and art centers have made La Crosse a regional center for culture, entertainment, medical care, shopping, sports and recreation. UW-La Crosse is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We strive to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool, and we encourage applications from persons with varied backgrounds and perspectives. Please contact the Search and Screen Committee if you have a special need/accommodation to aid your participation in our hiring process.Employment will require a criminal background check. A pending criminal charge or conviction will not necessarily disqualify an applicant. In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, UWLa Crosse does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction record.

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