Housed in the G. Brint Ryan College of Business at the University of North Texas, the Department of Management offers BBA and MBA programs with a specialization in Sport and Entertainment Management (SEM), and has formal partnerships with the Dallas Cowboys, the PGA of America, and Stadia Ventures, who all actively participate in the delivery of the programs. Within the programs, there is a strong emphasis on professional sport entertainment, and all our sport concentration courses work are grounded in project-based learning, in which students conduct a project for an industry partner. Classes are offered in Frisco, Texas, close to both the Star, the world headquarters of the Dallas Cowboys, and the new headquarters of the PGA of America. Besides this two world class sport organizations, we have a multitude of other professional sport entities, such as FC Dallas, Dallas Stars headquarters, Learfield headquarters, Texas Legends, and the Frisco Roughriders in Frisco. Frisco was recently named by Money Magazine as the best US city to live in, and refers to itself as Sports City USA. Aside from our formal partnerships with the Dallas Cowboys and the PGA of America, we have build strong relationships with organizations throughout Dallas Fort Worth, and throughout their study, students will encounter executives and case studies from major league organizations, such as the Dallas Mavericks, the Dallas Stars and FC Dallas; sport marketing firms such as Learfield, SportFive, CAA; and sport entertainment properties, such as Topgolf, Texas Motor Speedway and many others. Within this environment, there will be ample opportunity to work closely with the industry to develop new research collaborations and/or collect data.
The Department of Management is looking for a faculty member to join the Sport Entertainment Management Programs and contribute to the mission of the Management Department. The faculty member will be asked to maintain an active research agenda consistent with the expectations of a R1 Carnegie ranked research university and an AACSB accredited business school and potentially teach courses both in the general MBA program, as the Sport Entertainment Management Programs (MBA and BBA).
An offer of employment for this position will be made dependent upon available funding.
Qualified applicants should hold a PhD (or equivalent) in Sport Management or a closely related field and show evidence of being able to consistently publish in journals classified as ‘A-journals’ by the Australian Business Deans Council (ABDC).
At least 1 A-journal publication in press or published, with evidence of more A-journal publications in review or development.
A promising research agenda.
Affinity with working in an AACSB accredited business school.
Evidence of being able to deliver superior instruction in one or more of the following areas in (Sport) Management at the undergraduate and graduate levels: Organizational Theory, Strategic Management, Entrepreneurship, Business Ethics or Marketing.
Affinity with project-based learning and engaging with the sport entertainment industry.