Sport Sociology

Assistant Professor — Socio-Cultural Studies of Sport, Health and Physical Activity

The Faculty of Kinesiology at the University of Calgary invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track academic position at the Assistant Professor level in Socio-Cultural Studies of Sport, Health and Physical Activity.  Applicants are expected to possess specific expertise and training in the critical analysis of the role of sport and physical activity in society and may work in the areas of sport history, sport sociology, sport philosophy and/or socio-cultural aspects of sport and exercise. The successful candidate is expected to develop an independent research program that examines social and cultural issues related to physical activity, sport or health.  An interest and concern for social issues affecting engagement in sport and exercise such as diversity, access, equity, advocacy, and anti-discrimination is a valued asset.

The successful candidate will be expected to make a significant contribution to high-quality undergraduate and graduate teaching, graduate student mentorship, and training of postdoctoral fellows. Evidence of commitment to and superior ability in teaching are also required. The successful candidate will bring a record of achievement commensurate with appointment at an Assistant Professor level including a record of publications in quality peer-reviewed journals and the potential for securing external funding through national agencies such as SSHRC and/or external agencies. The successful candidate will be expected to establish an externally funded research program and publish in highly regarded international journals. This position offers an excellent opportunity to develop an independent research program within a multidisciplinary research environment. Postdoctoral experience or the equivalent is an advantage.

The Faculty of Kinesiology at the University of Calgary provides a dynamic multidisciplinary environment dedicated to achieving excellence and diversity in research, education, and community programs.  The Faculty has a significant record of achievement in research and scholarship and offers a full range of programs. Our nationally accredited undergraduate program attracts exceptionally talented students who have some of the highest admission averages at the University of Calgary. The Faculty of Kinesiology is committed to the goal of international leadership in Human Performance, Health, and Wellness through education, research and community programs.  In addition to the Academic Program, the Faculty of Kinesiology is home to a multifaceted operation that houses several different units including Dinos Athletics, Active Living, the Olympic Oval, and Sport Medicine Centre (

Eyes High is the University of Calgary’s strategic direction, a bold and ambitious vision to become one of Canada’s top five research universities, grounded in innovative learning and teaching and fully integrated with the community of Calgary by the University’s 50th anniversary in 2016.  With strong leadership, the University of Calgary is energized, determined and focused on its goals. Calgary, Canada’s most enterprising city, is a vibrant, multicultural city (population ~1,000,000) located near the Rocky Mountains, Banff National Park, and Lake Louise (

Interested individuals should submit a cover letter including a statement of research and teaching interests, a curriculum vitae, three confidential letters of reference, a summary of your planned research program, and three examples of relevant publications or other supporting materials directly to:

Dr. Penny Werthner, Dean
c/o of Holly Lywin, Executive Assistant to the Dean,

The application deadline is January 31, 2014; anticipated start date is July, 2014.

The University of Calgary welcomes diversity and encourages applications from all qualified women and men, including persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities and Aboriginal persons.

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CFP- Macintosh Sociology of Sport Day Conference

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

Call for Papers

Saturday, January 25, 2014, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario
The School of Kinesiology and Health Studies at Queen’s University would like to invite all those interested in socio-cultural studies of sport and exercise to our annual day conference, held in the memory of our colleague Dr. Donald Macintosh.
The conference programme will consist of several sessions of graduate student presentations, a catered lunch, and the annual Donald Macintosh Memorial Lecture, which will be given this year by Dr. Brian Wilson, a sociologist and Professor in the School of Kinesiology at the University of British Columbia. Dr. Wilson is the author ofSport & Peace: A Sociological Perspective (Oxford, 2012) and Fight, Flight or Chill: Subcultures, Youth and Rave into the Twenty-First Century (McGill-Queen’s, 2006) as well as articles on sport, social inequality, environmental issues, media, social movements, and youth culture. His most recent work focuses on how the sport of running is used for peace-promotion in Kenya and on responses to golf-related environmental concerns. He currently leads a SSHRC-funded research project entitled “Fostering ‘Sport-for-Peace Journalism’ and a Role for Sociologists of Sport.”
Graduate students who would like to present their work at the conference should send 250-word abstracts or proposals for roundtable discussions or posters to Samantha King ( by December 16, 2013. We are looking for presentations of works-in-progress, as well as presentations of completed research.
In selecting papers for the conference, priority will be given to students who submit independent research and who are first time Macintosh presenters; second priority will be given to students who submit research as part of a faculty research team and who are first time Macintosh presenters; third priority will be given to return Macintosh presenters. All applicants will be given the option to present their research in the form of a poster.
Kingston is accessible by VIA rail or bus. It is a two hour and 45 minute drive from downtown Toronto or downtown Montreal. It is a two-hour drive from Ottawa and a one-hour drive from Watertown, New York. Registration fees are $30 for faculty and $20 for students.
For information or to add your name to our email list, please write to Samantha King (

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