University of New Hampshire

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(http://www.chhs.unh.edu/kin_ss

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 (https://jobs.usnh.edu). 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) 
karen.collins@unh.edu (e-mail) 

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Assistant/Associate Professor, Recreation Management and Policy

University of New Hampshire – Durham, NH

The University of New Hampshire invites applications and nominations for a tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor position in Recreation Management and Policy (Program Administration Option) beginning in August 2014. The position adheres to the academic year calendar.

The successful candidate will have a strong background in youth development, recreational sport management, campus recreation, or another area of expertise that fits the department’s current needs and mission.

Duties include teaching courses in the undergraduate and graduate core and option; advising both undergraduate and graduate student majors; conducting research and publishing in peer-reviewed journals; serving on Department, School, and University committees; overseeing graduate student research projects and theses; and engaging in professional and public service.

Acceptable Minimum Qualifications
An earned doctorate is required by August 2014, with at least one academic degree in recreation and/or leisure studies, or a closely related field. Preference will be given to candidates with an earned doctorate in recreation, leisure studies, or a closely related field. Candidates should have experience teaching recreation and leisure studies courses at the college level. Teaching expertise in undergraduate core courses such as recreation and leisure in society, program design and planning, leadership and supervision, recreation management, research and grant writing, and law and public policy is highly desired. The ability to teach graduate-level core courses such as research methods, concepts of leisure, recreation management and organizational behavior is also desired. The successful candidate should also be able to teach both undergraduate and graduate courses within their area of specialization, including recreational sport management, youth development or other specialized courses that fit the department’s needs and mission. Professional work experience, including a demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with diverse communities, is highly desirable. The applicant must have effective interpersonal skills and must be able to provide evidence of the ability to engage in scholarly activity, research, and peer-reviewed publication. Evidence of successful grant writing to support teaching, service and/or research agenda is desired.

The Department and University:

The Department of Recreation Management and Policy is one of eight departments in the College of Health and Human Services. The Department has been NRPA/AALR accredited since 1985 and offers its undergraduate (B.S.) majors a choice of two Options: Program Administration and Therapeutic Recreation. Graduate (M.S.) Options include Recreation Administration and Therapeutic Recreation Administration. The University of New Hampshire is the state’s public research university, providing comprehensive, high quality undergraduate and graduate programs of distinction. The University of New Hampshire is committed to creating a more diverse community, knowing that inclusion, diversity, and equity are values inextricably linked to our mission of educational excellence. The University of New Hampshire is located near the New Hampshire seacoast and is within sixty miles of Boston, Portland and the lakes and mountains of New Hampshire.

Application Procedures and Deadline:

Review of applications will begin on October 23, 2013. Position will remain open until filled. Applications received past the review date will not be guaranteed full consideration.

To apply, please submit a letter of application, vitae, and copies of academic transcripts to https://jobs.usnh.edu

Also please send by mail three current letters of reference to: Dr. Ann Morgan, Search Committee Chair, Department of Recreation Management & Policy, University of New Hampshire, 108 Hewitt Hall, 4 Library Way, Durham, NH, 03824-3563.

Questions regarding the position should be directed to Dr. Ann Morgan, Search Chair, at ann.morgan@unh.edu.

Candidates are encouraged to visit the Department’s website at http://www.unh.edu/rmp.

Is this position responsible for the supervision of staff?
No, this position is not responsible for supervision

If yes, what kind of staff does this person supervise?
Does not apply

Special Requirements:
Background check may be required prior to employment.

Safety Information
None applicable

EEO Statement
The University of New Hampshire is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action institution. 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.

EEO Information
20-Faculty

Additional Salary Information:
Salary is complemented by a generous benefits package which includes medical, dental, retirement and tuition.

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