Tuesday, November 10, 2015

JOB: Assistant or Associate Professor of Sport Management - U. of Minnesota


School of Kinesiology
University of Minnesota

Job Opening ID: 305010
Job Posting Title: Assistant or Associate Professor
Location: UMTC, East Bank
Schedule Type: Full-Time

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation's most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations.

The School of Kinesiology, College of Education and Human Development, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities is seeking an outstanding candidate for a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor position in the area of Sport Management to begin with the 2016-17 academic year. We are seeking candidates with a research and teaching focus on management within the sport industry (e.g., marketing and sponsorship, consumer behavior, organizational theory, organizational behavior, management of non-profit sport, corporate social responsibility).

The School of Kinesiology at the University of Minnesota has a rich tradition of exceptional scholarship and academic excellence. Our research supports the interdisciplinary study of the physiological, biological, developmental, social, and behavioral bases of exercise, sport, and human movement. Faculty are committed to excellence in research, teaching, and service as they strive to understand the lifespan impact of physical activity and sport on health, disease and society as a whole. Our sport management academic programs include approximately 176 undergraduate majors in the B.S. program, 73 undergraduate minors, and 47 graduate students in M.Ed., M.A., and Ph.D. programs. Complete information on the School can be found on the website, http://www.cehd.umn.edu/kin.

Located in the vibrant and culturally diverse cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul, the University of Minnesota is one of the nation's premier research universities offering teaching, public engagement, and unique and exciting opportunities for multidisciplinary and collaborative research with diverse populations. The Twin Cities is home to the big four professional men's sports, a Women's National Basketball Association team, minor league baseball, a projected Major League Soccer team, numerous colleges and universities, as well as sport manufacturing, sport agencies and other segments of the sport industry. Further information about the University of Minnesota is found at http://twin-cities.umn.edu/about-us and on the Relocation Assistance Program site http://www.umn.edu/ohr/employment/rap.

The individual hired will be appointed to a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track Assistant or tenured Associate position, as contingent upon qualifications and University processes. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. The start date is August 29, 2016, which is the beginning of the 2016-17 academic year.


Teaching (50%)
+ Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in sport marketing and sponsorship
+ Contribute to academic program development and create courses in area of own expertise

Research (30%)
+ Display an active research agenda and publication success in top-tier sport management or related journals
+ Submit grant applications to secure external funding for research and scholarly work in sport management

Mentoring (10%)
+ Advise sport management graduate students, supervise thesis and dissertation work, and serve on graduate student examining committees
+ Mentor graduate and undergraduate students in directed study and independent study experiences

Service and Engagement (10%)
+ Serve on School, College, and University committees
+ Contribute to community and professional service in sport management

+ Ph.D. in sport management, management, marketing, or an earned terminal degree in a related field. Applications from ABD candidates will be considered if candidates can demonstrate that they will complete the doctorate by the start date of this position
+ Research, teaching and mentoring, and service expertise in sport management

+ Record of publications in top-tier peer-reviewed journals
+ Demonstrated success in applying for and securing internal and external funding to support research endeavors in sport management
+ Experience teaching undergraduate and graduate sport marketing and sponsorship courses
+ Demonstrated ability to successfully mentor graduate and undergraduate students
+ Experience collaborating with sport organizations in program design, delivery and evaluation
+ Proven record of leadership in academic program development within sport management curricula
+ Research in non-profit and community sport contexts

Applications must be submitted online. To be considered for this position, follow the directions below. You will have the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and resume. Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your "My Activities" page and uploading documents there.

To receive the fullest consideration, applications should be received no later than Monday, November 30, 2015. Completed applications will consist of: (a) a letter addressing qualifications that relate to the position; (b) a curriculum vitae; (c) 2-3 sample publications; (d) academic transcripts; and (e) contact information for at least three references. This position will remain open until filled.

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