Job- Lasell College Assistant Professor of Sport Management

by C. H. Wilson, Jr. on February 13, 2014

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Lasell College, founded in 1851, is an independent, coeducational, non-sectarian institution of higher education located eight miles from Boston in Newton, Massachusetts. The College offers over 30 baccalaureate programs in, Communication, Environmental Studies, Graphic Design, Fashion, Athletic Training, Exercise Science, Education, Criminal Justice, Legal Studies, Law and Public Affairs, Mathematics, and several areas of Business, Social Science, and the Humanities. Masters degrees are offered in Management, Sport Management, Communication, and Education, each with several concentration and certificate options.

The College has undergone significant growth over the past ten years, including a 60 percent increase in its undergraduate population to over 1600 students. The graduate program began ten years ago and now enrolls 300 students. As a result, the College has focused aggressively on full-time faculty hiring. Future plans include significant expansion of both graduate and undergraduate program degree offerings.

Lasell College emphasizes learning by doing, or what it calls Connected Learning, in all professional and liberal arts programs. Successful applicants will demonstrate passion for a student-centered teaching environment and innovative, project-focused initiatives such as community service-learning. Productivity and currency in an academic discipline as well as commitment to college community involvement are priorities.

The Sport Management Department at Lasell College seeks an Assistant Professor of Sport Management for Fall 2014. Candidate must display expertise in the sport management field, exhibit excellence in teaching, and embrace the connected learning philosophy. Professional experience working in the sports industry is a plus. More senior rank will be considered based on experience and other credentials.

Responsibilities:

The candidate must have the ability and desire to teach Undergraduate and Graduate courses, teaching expertise in several of the sport management disciplines including sport administration and sport governance, sport finance, legal aspects of sport, globalization/internationalization of sport, sport marketing, or sports information and communications. The teaching of additional courses will be based on interest and expertise and may include research methods and Capstone project/paper supervision. The successful candidate will demonstrate excellence and enthusiasm in teaching and student advocacy; the ability to work cooperatively and productively with students, faculty, and staff; a commitment to productivity and professional development; and active engagement in student advisement, departmental and college service including but not limited to faculty standing committees, assessment, program accreditation through COSMA, and membership in NASSM.

Qualifications:

An earned doctorate or appropriate terminal degree in sport management or related field. ABD applicants will also be considered. Faculty at Lasell are employed on renewable single and multi-year contracts. Minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Screening of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Candidates should send a cover letter, a philosophy of Sport Management Education and its connection to the Sport Industry, resume, and names of three (3) references to: employment@lasell.edu . Fax: (617) 243-2482

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