Job- Univ. of Minnesota Assistant Professor of Sport Management

by C. H. Wilson, Jr. on November 1, 2013

University of Minnesota Assistant Professor of Sport Management

***Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.***

Required qualifications: 
– An earned doctorate in sport management or a closely related field. Applications from ABD candidates will be considered provided the applicant can document that he or she is on track to complete the doctorate no later than the start date of this position.
– Demonstrated and/or potential excellence in scholarship and publications, teaching and academic program development at the graduate level, and service/outreach activities.

Preferred qualifications: 
– Evidence of research productivity in the form of peer reviewed publications, conference presentations, and a proven record of success in procuring external funding
– Evidence of teaching experience and contribution to academic program development at both the undergraduate and graduate level in sport management
– Evidence of collaboration with sport organizations in program design, delivery and evaluation
– Evidence of the ability to utilize theory and activities among diverse and underserved populations in the community.

Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:


Develop and maintain a distinguished record of scholarship in the area of management within the sport industry that would be complementary to the current research agendas of other faculty in the School of Kinesiology and to broaden the school’s overall diverse and multidisciplinary research agenda. The candidate will work collaboratively with faculty within the college and University, as well as with professionals in community organizations to conduct joint research. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the School of Kinesiology’s current excellent record in procurement of sponsored funding for research projects.

Teaching and Development:

Strengthen the existing graduate and undergraduate programs and work with faculty to further develop the Sport Management program. Candidate will be expected to advise and mentor graduate students and serve on graduate student committees. Opportunities to develop coursework and seminars will be available.


Participate in departmental, college, University, and community service, or other outreach activities such as service on internal committees and/or making presentations to external constituencies. In addition, the candidate will participate in the activities of relevant professional organizations.

Program/Unit Description:
The School of Kinesiology at the University of Minnesota invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the area of Sport Management. The preferred applicant will be expected to successfully conduct research and teaching in management within the sport industry (e.g., organizational theory and behavior, strategic management, corporate social responsibility). Applicants should have a track record of publications or demonstrate the potential for scholarship where they will be expected to maintain an active research agenda resulting in publications in top academic journals and pursue extramural funding to support their research. Applicants will be expected to teach in both the graduate and undergraduate academic programs and have research methods expertise appropriate for the effective mentoring of student research at the master’s and doctoral levels.

The School offers a PhD program in Kinesiology with an emphasis area in sport management, a Masters of Arts degree in Sport Management, and a Masters of Education with an emphasis in sport management, and an undergraduate degree in sport management. Further information about the School of Kinesiology, the Sport Management Program, and the College of Education and Human Development can be found on the Web at the following sites:

School of Kinesiology website: 
College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) website: 

Appointment Details:
The individual hired will be appointed into a full time, nine-month tenure-track Assistant Professor position. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience, with an expected Fall 2014 starting date.

Application Instructions
Application Process:

This position will remain open until filled. To ensure fullest consideration, apply by November 15, 2013. Complete applications will consist of: (a) a letter addressing qualifications as they relate to the position, (b) a curriculum vitae, (c) two sample publications, (d) academic transcripts, and (e) the name and contact information for at least three references. Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.

An online application is required for this position. Please access the University of Minnesota Employment System at and search postings for Requisition Number: 187519.

This search is being coordinated by:

Stephen Ross, Ph.D.
School of Kinesiology
111 Cooke Hall
1900 University Avenue SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455.
(612) 624-7529

Feel free to contact Jonathan Sweet ( if you have questions or problems with the online system.

The University of Minnesota is committed to the policy that all persons have equal access to its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, disability, public assistance, veteran status, or sexual orientation.

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