Wednesday, October 07, 2015

JOB: Assistant Professor in Cultural Studies of Sport - Miami University

Miami University
College of Education, Health & Society
Department of Kinesiology & Health
Sport Leadership and Management (SLAM)
The mission of the College of Education, Health and Society at Miami University is to prepare transformative leaders. Through excellence in teaching, scholarship, and community partnerships, the School provides dynamic and innovative programs that encourage international perspectives. Our integrated human experience prepares graduates to generate knowledge, educate, serve, and promote wellbeing in diverse and global settings through ethical, democratic practices.
Faculty members work in an environment that promotes a holistic approach to both teaching and research. They are encouraged to align their teaching, scholarship, and service in an interdisciplinary fashion in order to promote aggressive solutions to the issues faced by our society. The College of Education, Health and Society celebrates the opportunities for crossdepartmental collaboration facilitated by the five departments (Educational Leadership, Educational Psychology, Family Studies and Social Work, Kinesiology and Health, and Teacher Education) in our division. It is our belief that the synergy from this comprehensive approach creates the kind of integrated human experience that is essential to excellence in research and teaching.

Assistant Professor in Cultural Studies of Sport
The Sport Leadership and Management (SLAM) program announces the search for an Assistant Professor in Cultural Studies of Sport. Outstanding candidates are encouraged to apply to this growing undergraduate program (400+ SLAM majors/minors) and Master’s program in Sport Leadership (SL). The SLAM undergraduate major has four areas of concentration designed to prepare students for specific career opportunities in Sport Management, Coaching, Sport Journalism, and Sport Media. Students often co-major or minor in Journalism, American Studies, Psychology, or management, marketing, or entrepreneurship. The cross-disciplinary SL graduate curriculum includes sport psychology, cultural studies of sport, and sport management. Miami University is located in close proximity to several major cities (Cincinnati, Indianapolis, Cleveland, Columbus, Chicago) allowing SLAM and SL students and faculty to work with professional, collegiate, and community sport organizations.

Duties: Candidates should be able to teach courses in two or more of the following content areas: sport and social relations (gender, race, social class, able-bodiedness), cultural studies of sport, sport ethics; maintain productive scholarly research; mentor and advise undergraduate and graduate students, provide service to the department, division, and university. This is a nine month tenure track position, with the possibility for additional winter and summer term teaching employment.

Required qualifications: An earned doctorate in Cultural Studies of Sport or related field (ABDs will be considered, degree must be earned by December 31, 2016 for re-appointment to second year); promise of high quality research; potential for high quality graduate and undergraduate teaching in cultural studies of sport; knowledge of and experience with multicultural populations.

Desired qualifications: Successful candidates may have international experience or focus and experience in interdisciplinary teaching and/or research; skills to incorporate technology in teaching; professional experience in sport or related area.

How to Apply: Submit letter of application, curriculum vita, contact information for at least three professional references to Inquiries about the position can be directed to Dr. Valeria Freysinger, Search Committee Chair (

Deadline: Review of applications begins October 30, 2015 and will continue until the position is
filled. The starting date of the position is August 17, 2016.

Miami University, an EO/AA employer encourages applications from minorities, women,
protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Miami does not permit, and takes
action to prevent, harassment, discrimination and retaliation. Requests for reasonable
accommodations for disabilities should be directed to Ms. Mary Jane Leveline at 529-
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background check required. All campuses are smoke- and tobacco-free.

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