Sport Studies

Job- Univ. of New Hampshire Ast/Assoc. Professor Sport Studies

by C. H. Wilson, Jr. on October 30, 2013

Assistant/Associate Professor, Tenure Track, Kinesiology: Sport Studies
University of New Hampshire 

The Department of Kinesiology at the University of New Hampshire is currently seeking applicants for a tenured/tenure-track track appointment in Sport Studies at the Assistant or Associate Professor level with a start date of August, 2014. The University actively creates and nurtures a dynamic learning environment in which qualified individuals of differing perspectives, life experiences and cultural backgrounds pursue academic goals with mutual respect and a shared spirit of inquiry. Additional information on the program can be found on the department website(

The successful candidate will have a terminal degree (PhD, EdD, JD) in Sport Studies, Sport Management, or a related area, and have expertise in Athletic Administration and/or Sport Marketing. The Kinesiology: Sport Studies option focuses on school and college based athletics, and coaching at any level. Collaborative efforts in research and scholarship within the Department, Institutes, College, and University are a tenet of The College of Health and Human Services (CHHS). Current faculty research interests are focused on issues in intercollegiate athletics. Applicants are expected to seek external funding and should demonstrate skill in working productively with culturally diverse constituents and the ability to cultivate external relations.

Teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels is highly valued at the University of New Hampshire and teaching experience with a demonstrated ability to work collaboratively is extremely desirable. Candidates should show evidence of outstanding teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate level. Courses that may be taught by the candidate include: Sport Marketing, Athletic Administration, The Sport Industry, Sport Law, and additional special topics in Sport Studies. Additionally career experience in coaching, marketing and/or athletic administration is expected.

The University of New Hampshire is the state’s public research university, providing comprehensive, high-quality undergraduate programs and graduate programs of distinction. Its primary purpose is learning: students collaborating with faculty in teaching, research, creative expression, and service. The University of New Hampshire has a national and international agenda and holds land-grant, sea-grant and space-grant charters. The University serves New Hampshire and the region through continuing education, cooperative extension, cultural outreach, economic development activities, and applied research.

The University seeks excellence through diversity among its administrators, faculty, staff, and students. The university prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or marital status. Application by members of all underrepresented groups is encouraged.
Review of applications will begin December 1, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled. Please submit your materials including a letter of application indicating how qualifications and accomplishments fit the requirements of the position, curriculum vitae, and names and contact information of three references via the following link ( For additional inquiries please contact:

Karen Collins, Ph.D. 
Chair of Search Committee 
University of New Hampshire 
Department of Kinesiology 
Durham, NH 03824 
603-862-0361 (Phone) (e-mail) 

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3rd Annual Tri-University Conference for the Trans/Disciplinary Study of Sport

Cross-pollinating the field: Pluralistic approaches to the study of sport

*Call for Papers*

March 21-22, 2014

Western University: London, Ontario

*This conference is a collaborative effort designed to promote scholarship in the historical, philosophical and sociocultural study of sport.  A student-led initiative, the annual gathering aims to strengthen academic community and foster intellectual development in sport studies.*


We invite paper proposals for the 3rd annual Tri-University Conference to be held in 2014 at Western University. Not restricted to any particular theme, paper proposals may relate to any issue within sport researched from an historical, philosophical, or sociocultural perspective. This conference aims at promoting the scholarly growth and academic networking of  emerging scholars.  However, faculty members and other qualified scholars are strongly encouraged to attend in order to contribute to and support these goals through providing constructive feedback and skilled appraisals of the conference’s student generated scholarship. Please submit only original
research for consideration.


Authors must send their abstract in an email attachment (as a .doc or .pdf) and include the following information:

1.      Title of the paper

2.      Name(s), affiliation (university or institution), email address of each author, and general area of study (e.g., philosophy, history, etc)

3.      Abstracts should include research questions, methodology, a statement of argument, and the paper’s significance to the study of  sport in the humanities, and should be a maximum of 300 words.

*Notification:  *Individuals will be notified of the results of the review process by January 17, 2014.

*Submissions should be sent to: *

*Submission of an abstract indicates the presenter’s intent to attend the conference.


To alleviate costs, billeting will be available to conference participants.
Details for billeting and other accommodations will be provided for upon acceptance.

If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact the conference organizers at

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