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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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Job- Univ. of Minnesota Physical Activity Program Instructor

by C. H. Wilson, Jr. on August 2, 2013

Physical Activity Program (PAP) Instructor (FY14 – pool)

University of Minnesota – Minneapolis-Saint Paul, MN

A bachelor’s degree in education, human development or related field

At least 3 years of experience specifically addressing ONE of the courses listed in the program/unit description. This must be clearly identifiable in the applicant’s cover letter and resume.

Master’s Degree or PhD in education, physical education or related area

Experience teaching or advising at the collegiate level

Instructors with a bachelor’s or master’s degree will be hired as a Teaching Specialist

Instructors with a Ph.D will be hired as a Lecturer

Currently certified in CPR and First Aid – Proof of certification is required upon request

-Teach a 1-credit, 1xxx-level physical education course
-Plan and present lessons, lectures, assignments, and activities
-Attend all class meetings – 28 hours per semester
-Respond to student inquiries
-Evaluate student performance and submit grades
-Serve as the on-site supervisor for the facility space during the time of the class

-Lead students through activities and lessons that will allow them to have a better cognitive and psychomotor understanding for the specific physical activity, to identify how they can engage in the activity throughout their lifespan, and to practice the highest standard of etiquette related to the activity upon the completion of the course
-Lesson planning will be done in advance and will be done with thought and care
-Creatively assist students in meeting learning objectives through meaningful in and out of class activities
-Ensure that the course syllabus fully articulates what you will expect from students and what students can expect from the course
-Understand and adhere to all University, College of Education, School of Kinesiology and Physical Activity Program policies, timelines, due dates and procedures
-Maintain a safe classroom environment
-Check UMN x500 email regularly and use this email when conducting any business related to this course

Program/Unit Description
The School of Kinesiology occasionally needs teaching specialists, to teach Physical Education courses that cannot be taught by existing staff and graduate assistants. This search will establish a “pool” of instructors. Applicants will be selected from that pool on an as-needed basis throughout the academic year. Applications may not be acknowledged, but will be reviewed when such openings occur throughout the academic year.

Instructors are appointed on a semester basis, dependent on teaching needs of the School of Kinesiology. Appointment does not carry benefits.

The School of Kinesiology focuses on the biological, developmental, social, and behavioral bases of physical activity, recreation, sport and human performance through its programs in kinesiology, recreation and leisure studies, and sport management. The degree programs in the School prepare students for a variety of professional opportunities in both the public and private sector. The fields of teaching, community service, allied health, industry and business are career paths that graduates of our programs may anticipate as avenues of employment and further professional training. Further information can be found at

The Physical Activity Program (PAP) provides students with the opportunity to explore cognitive and psychomotor aspects of physical activity in a safe and inclusive learning environment. The majority of the students enrolled are taking PAP courses for their own educational interest, while undergraduate students in Sport Management and Kinesiology are required to take PAP coursework as part of their degree program. Regardless of initial motivations, dispositions or skill-proficiency, the program provides students with numerous opportunities to learn and expand their knowledge about physical activity, its etiquette and training options.

On campus the PAP helps create a culture that encourages life-long involvement and appreciation for physical activity. The PAP utilizes many of the University’s premiere athletic and recreational venues, providing students with an active and dynamic learning environment, while contributing to the mission of the University by making the facilities accessible to the entire student body.

COURSE TOPICS may include, but are not limited to:

Tumbling & Gymnastics
Posture and Individual Exercises
Figure Skating
Flag Football
Foil Fencing
Ice Hockey
Ice Skating
Nordic Skiing
Rock Climbing
Sabre Fencing
Tae Kwon Do
Track and Field
Ultimate Disc
Weight Training

This position is specifically for the Fall 2013, Spring 2014, and Summer 2014 semesters.

Application Instructions
Application Instructions:
When applying, make sure to articulate the specific course topic and the days/times you would be available to teach.

Posting will remain open through the 2012-13 academic year and is for positions available during the Fall 2012, Spring 2013, and Summer 2013 semesters.

Applications will be reviewed and held for potential openings.

To be considered for this position, please apply online via the Employment System at:

In addition to the on-line application, candidates must provide a(an):
-Cover letter that clearly addresses the specific physical activity topics they are qualified to teach and the days and times they are available to teach. The course topic list is outlined above.
-Curriculum vitae or resume, that clearly articulates their qualifications to teach the physical activity course topics addressed in the cover letter
-Academic transcript that indicates proof of highest degree received (can be unofficial)

All three documents MUST be attached to the on-line application in order to be given consideration for this position.

For additional information, contact Brandi Hoffman at

Does this position require a background check?

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