Assistant Teaching Professor in Sport Management

Columbia, MO
Apr 11, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Description

The Parks, Recreation and Tourism degree program within the School of Natural Resources, University of Missouri, is accepting applications for a Teaching Assistant Professor position in Sport Management. This will be a 12-month, benefit eligible, non-tenure track academic appointment with eligibility for future promotion to the ranks of Teaching Associate Professor and Teaching Professor. Competitive salaries will be commensurate with rank and qualifications. The University of Missouri campus in Columbia has a diverse student body of 35,000 students with nearly 400 undergraduates in the Parks, Recreation and Tourism program.

Duties and responsibilities associated with this position are closely coupled with the creative and innovative delivery of our program curriculum emphasizing in sport management ( The successful applicant will be expected to teach a total of five core courses and one specialty course per year (reflecting a unique expertise in the degree). Course topics may include: Introduction to Sport Management, Global Sport Environments, Sport Economics and Finance, Legal Aspects of Sport, Socio-Cultural Aspects of Sport, and specialty courses. Preference will be given to applicants demonstrating ability to design and deliver sport management courses with intellectual, contemporary and creative content supporting future professional employment. Selected applicants will also help develop internship opportunities and counsel students on professional employment throughout the year.


Applicants must have a combination of education and practical experience in Sport Management. Supportive degrees in parks, recreation, leisure, and tourism are preferred. Collegiate experience delivering courses within a Sport Management curriculum is highly desired. With this teaching appointment, an understanding of effective pedagogy and use of innovative methods of curriculum delivery is critical. Applicants must have earned a PhD degree by the time of appointment.


Salary will be commensurate with education and experience.

Application Materials

Application submissions should include a cover letter that details an ability to teach core courses and teaching philosophy, curriculum vitae, names and contact information of three references, evidence of teaching evaluation if available, and transcripts from all universities attended.

Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at

Diversity Commitment

The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of Missouri is an equal access, equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that is fully committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information, call the Vice Chancellor of Human Resource Services/Affirmative Action officer at 573-882-4256.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Disability Inclusion and ADA Compliance Manager at 573-884-7278.


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