Assistant/Associate Professor - Sports Management #192787

Feb 24, 2018
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Posting Information: Western Carolina University (WCU) is a dynamic, fast growing member of the 16-campus University of North Carolina system with over 11,000 students. WCU is dedicated to continuous enhancement of its academic programs and integrating engaged learning with service to the region. Located in Cullowhee, NC, WCU is situated in a beautiful valley of the Blue Ridge Mountains, 42 miles west of Asheville and near the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, one of the nation's most spectacular and most visited national parks. From its 600-acre main campus, through programs in Asheville and online, the University serves approximately 11, 000 students from almost every state in the United States and 36 other countries. Western Carolina University is AACSB accredited and its College of Business has over 80 full-time faculty members. The College currently offers undergraduate degrees in accounting, business administration and law, computer information systems, entrepreneurship, finance, hospitality and tourism management, marketing and sport management. It also offers graduate degrees in accountancy, business administration, entrepreneurship (online), sport management (online) and project management (online). Please visit the College's website at The School of Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Sport Management and Hospitality & Tourism Management (housed in Western Carolina University's College of Business) invites applications for a tenure track position in sport management for fall 2018 at the assistant/associate professor level. Teaching responsibilities include undergraduate/graduate sport communication/media (traditional and new) as well as undergraduate and/or graduate courses in at least one other area of sport management (Ethics, Culture, Marketing, Finance, etc.). The normal teaching load is nine credit hours (three courses) per semester. The successful candidate must achieve and maintain "scholarly academic" status per AACSB requirements, which mandate a minimum level of relevant research and publication. In addition, the successful candidate will be responsible for coordinating the online M.S. in Sport Management program; serving on departmental, college and university committees; advising sport management students, assisting with supervision of internships/field experiences; effectively interfacing with the business community; and performing other duties as assigned by the School Director. The tenure, promotion, and reappointment policies of the College of Business and the University are based on all four quadrants of the Boyer Model of Scholarship. Consequently, faculty have the opportunity to apply scholarly activities to help solve problems facing the larger community beyond the boundaries of campus, to integrate student learning with the scholarship of engagement, to advance the pedagogy, as well as to investigate issues of interest within and across academic disciplines.

Minimum Training & Experience Requirements: Doctorate in Sport Management or related field required.

Preferred Qualifications: Preference may be given to a candidate possessing both a doctorate in Sport Management (or related field) and a Master's degree in another field of business. Industry experience is desired. Preference may be given to candidates who have university level (undergraduate and/or graduate) teaching experience and have a proven record of scholarship.

Special Instructions to Applicants: Interested applicants should submit the following items: letter of application; curriculum vita; transcripts from graduate degrees; and a list of three professional references (including full contact information). Only applications made online will be accepted. Screening will begin immediately and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Copies of official transcripts and teaching evaluations will be requested for candidates being seriously considered for hire. For questions, contact AJ Grube

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