University of Tennessee

Coordinator III, Kinesiology, Recreatino, & Sport Studies, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN


The Department of Kinesiology, Recreation, and Sport Studies at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Coordinator III. This position will be responsible for providing academic advising;  administrative support in undergraduate and graduate admissions and student tracking; teaching, and supervision of internships and practicums.


  • Teach/coordinate introductory undergraduate courses in Recreation & Sport Management and Kinesiology
  • Maintain databases and records pertaining to undergraduate and graduate students in the department
  • Oversee the department admission process (graduate and undergraduate)
  • Supervise and coordinate academic advising to undergraduate students in the department
  • Oversee undergraduate internships and practicums
  • Other duties as assigned



  • Earned master’s degree in Physical Education, Kinesiology, Sport Management, Recreation  Management, or Related Field
  • Computer literacy and strong skills with computer applications such as MS Office
  • Willingness and capability to learn various database programs to manage applicant and student files
  • Strong communication and organizational skills


  • Record of administrative and supervisory experience
  • Willingness and capability to master university databases associated with student records and  admissions
  • Willingness and capability to master information regarding various majors and degree requirements for department’s programs
  • Experience teaching at the college level, prefereably in areas related to department’s programs
  • Experience coordinating and supervising practicum and internship experiences
  • Experience in academic advising for undergraduate students


Review of applications will begin August 15, 2013, and continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants must submit a letter of application addressing the required and desired qualifications as stated in the position announcement, a curriculum
vitae, and the names, addresses, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers of three references.

For questions regarding the position, contact:
Dr. Jeffrey T. Fairbrother, Interim Head
Dept. of Kinesiology, Recreation, and Sport Studies
The University of Tennessee
1914 Andy Holt Avenue, 328 HPER Bldg.
Knoxville, TN 37996-2700
865-974-3616 (office) or

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International Partnership Breaks Out in Dance

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

Last night I was invited to be a part of a group of University of Tennessee Kinesiology, Recreation, and Sport Studies students to attend the closing ceremonies of an exchange program that brought Chinese students to our campus from the Shanghai University of Sport. I enjoyed interacting with both the students and the people who ran the program. One highlight was that despite little time to prepare and little space it perform, some of the Chinese dance students gave a wonderful performance of both modern and traditional dance.

I love our university’s emphasis on international collaborations and partnerships. I have learned so much from other cultures and am thankful for the many opportunities I have had while at UT. I would love to hear what other universities and programs are doing so feel free to send an email or leave a comment.

To read a short recap on the program from Tennessee Today please click here.

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August 1, 2013 Sport Studies News

August 1, 2013

Dr. David R. Bassett Joins ActiGraph Scientific Advisory Board (press release). “A professor in the Department of Kinesiology, Recreation, & Sport Studies at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Dr. Bassett teaches courses in Exercise …” Chinese Students Take Sports Studies through UT Summer Program Tennessee Today. “Twenty students from China are learning about sports psychology […]

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