The Department of Health, Sport, & Exercise Sciences (HSES) at the University of Kansas (KU) is searching for an Assistant Professor in the Sport Management program. The position requires an earned doctorate with a specialty in sport management or a related field. The position is a full-time, tenure track (academic year – 9 month) appointment with a start date of August 18, 2022.
The School of Education and Human Sciences at the University of Kansas, home to the Department of Health, Sport, and Exercise Sciences, is one of the premier institutions in the preparation of practitioners and leaders in education and related human service fields. The School is committed to leading the way in providing academic excellence in teaching and learning, research and scholarly pursuits, and service. The School is ranked 9th among public institutions for its graduate programs by U.S News and World Report.
The Department of Health, Sport, and Exercise Sciences offers a broad range of programs in exercise science, community health, physical education, and sport management. These programs, at the undergraduate, master’s and doctoral levels, prepare practitioners, administrators, researchers, faculty members, and leaders for all levels of education.
The University aspires to become a leader among its peer institutions in making meaningful and lasting progress in responding to the needs and concerns of minoritized and marginalized demographic groups. In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide equal and employment opportunities, the University actively encourages applications from members of the underrepresented groups in higher education.
Founded in 1865, KU is a designated Carnegie comprehensive doctoral research university and one of only 34 public members of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU). The university enrolls more than 28,000 students and offers students and faculty opportunities to collaborate in its graduate programs which include education, public health, medicine, law, and a number of allied social science disciplines. Situated in the historic, diverse, and culturally vibrant city of Lawrence, Kansas, 40 minutes from the Kansas City metropolitan area.
The University of Kansas’ Jayhawks Rising strategic plan guides our faculty, staff and students in achieving our vision is to create an exceptional learning community that lifts each other and advances society. Our mission is to educate leaders, build healthy communities, and make discoveries that change the world.
The successful candidate must have appropriate work authorization by the time of appointment.
40% Research: Pursue a focused line of research inquiry in sport management – including but not limited to areas in organizational behavior, marketing, finance, sociology, or related area. Seek external funding to support research activities and interests. Develop collaborative relationships with faculty members within and across the University, including various research centers at KU, as well as globally. Direct student research including projects, theses and dissertations.
40% Teaching: Teach and evaluate students in the degree programs of Sport Management at the undergraduate, masters (online), and doctoral level. Courses assigned may be in-person, online or hybrid. Advise and mentor undergraduate, masters, and doctoral degree students.
20% Service: Contribute to the service mission of the Department of HSES, School of Education and Human Sciences and the University of Kansas.
Ph.D. in sport management or a related field at the time of appointment.
Evidence of, or potential for, scholarly ability through publications.
Evidence of ability to teach courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
Experience working with diverse populations.
Contact Information to Applicants
Brian Gordon, Search Chair