University of West Georgia

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The Department of Leadership and Instruction seeks qualified candidates for the position of Assistant Professor of Sport Management. The College of Education at the University of West Georgia is doctoral granting and NCATE accredited, a recognized leader in preparing exemplary practitioners for a variety of roles. The College offers high level technological support, mentoring for new faculty, assistance seeking research funding, and opportunities to work with graduate students at all levels. The University of West Georgia, one of Georgia’s four robust-tier universities, is a rapidly growing institution located approximately 50 minutes west of Atlanta. Our 645-acre campus offers modern, state-of-the-art facilities complemented by beautiful green spaces. It ranks as one of the Southeast’s best public regional comprehensive universities.

Required Qualifications

  • Earned doctorate in Sport Management or related field from a regionally accredited institution by August 1, 2014.
  • Ability to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Sport Management in both face-to-face and online environments.
  • Established or developing research agenda.
  • Established or developing record of service.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Preference will be given to candidates with higher education teaching experience, practical experience in the sport industry, a demonstrated research agenda, demonstrated an innovative approach to program development/delivery and who demonstrate the ability to deliver contemporary, online classroom experiences. Preference will be given to candidates who are able to teach in personal wellness/activity. The ability to collaborate on doctoral dissertation committee work across the College of Education and to teach in the leisure activity program is desirable.

Application Process

  • Applications will be reviewed March 14, 2014, and will continue until position is filled. Electronically submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts, and complete contact information for three professional references to:
  • Dr. Brent Heidorn, Search Committee Chair, bheidorn@westga.edu
  • Should you be recommended for the position, Board of Regents policy requires official transcripts, three letters of recommendation, and completion of a background check.
  • This is a nine month appointment, and start date for the positions is August 1, 2014, pending availability of funding. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. The University of West Georgia is committed to diversity. Women and minorities are invited and encouraged to apply.

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Contract Period:

  • 9 months CIP Discipline Code: Sports And Exercise Degree Levels: Doctorate Position Type: Faculty

Required Qualifications Special Requirements:

  • Ability to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Sport Management in both face-to-face and online environments. Established or developing research agenda. Established or developing record of service.

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