Movement Science -Sport Management (Assistant Professor) - College of Liberal Arts & Science

Required Qualifications and Education:
Qualified applicants will possess a doctorate in Sport Management or a closely related field.  ABD candidates will be considered with doctorate completed by August 31, 2018. The successful candidate must demonstrate effectiveness in teaching at the university level.  Candidates must have a clear plan for their scholarship/research agenda. Individuals who can contribute to the Movement Science Department through their teaching, scholarship, and service as well as to the diversity and excellence of the GVSU community are urged to apply.

Preferred Qualifications and Education:
Practical experience in sport management.  Experience teaching in sport management. Preference will be given to applicants who can contribute to the undergraduate curriculum in one or more of the following areas: sport and facility management; sales and consumer behavior; sport law and ethics; community engagement supervision; social responsibility in sport.  A clear research and service agenda suitable to a teaching intensive, student-centered university is preferred.

Responsibilities – Essential Functions:
Responsibilities include a 9 credit hour teaching load each semester. Conduct scholarly work in a collaborative manner with peers and students.  Advise and mentor students on academic and professional requirements. Contribute to the development of the Department’s curriculum. Provide service to the Department, College, and University, and engage in professional and public service activities, including  establishing partnerships with sport organizations within the west Michigan region.

Salary:  Competitive and commensurate with qualifications

Department/Division: The Department of Movement Science anticipates final approval to elevate the sport management program to a bachelor of science degree in sport management during 2017-18 AY. For more information about the Department, please see

University:  Grand Valley State University is a public comprehensive institution with 21,937 undergraduate and 3,112 graduate students with its main campus in Allendale, Michigan. The Allendale campus is situated less than 30 minutes from the beautiful Lake Michigan coast to the west and the friendly city of Grand Rapids to the east.  Grand Rapids was recently named by Outside Magazine as on of the top 25 “Best Towns Ever” and ranked in the top 20 best cities to live by US News and World Report (  The university is committed to creating an inclusive and diverse environment for faculty and students while promoting enrichment of society through excellent teaching, active scholarship, and public service.  More information can be found here:

Campus: Allendale

Application Deadline: The review process will begin October 23, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.

How to Apply: A complete application must include (1) a cover letter; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) research statement, (4) teaching statement, (5) names and contact information for three references. Please apply at  If you need assistance or have questions, call Human Resources at 616-331-2215.  Contact Dr. Sally Ross, Search Committee Chair, at with questions about the position. 

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