Open Rank Assistant/Associate/Professor - Sport Management

Job description

The College of Business and Administration at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) is currently seeking applicants for an open rank (Assistant/Associate/Professor) tenure-track/tenured Professor position in Sport Management starting in August 2018.

We are looking for candidates with evidence of or the potential to develop a strong research portfolio, with an active interest in collegiate athletics and professional sports, together with the ability to teach a number of core sport management subjects. Classes in other areas may be assigned as needed. The successful candidate will be dedicated to teaching excellence in sport management at the undergraduate and potentially graduate levels. In addition, candidates will be required to enhance our collegial environment, to include service to the college, university, community, and profession. This position will require on-going scholarship sufficient to achieve and maintain AACSB "Scholarly Academic" status.

Founded in 1965, UCCS is one of four universities in the University of Colorado System. As one of the fastest growing universities in the state, UCCS enrolls more than 12,000 students and the AACSB International accredited College of Business enrolls approximately 2,000 students annually. The College of Business offers comprehensive undergraduate degrees, select master's degrees, and professional programs that emphasize principle-based ethical decision-making. Further information about UCCS is available at Candidates are also invited to view the sport management program website at:

In 2016 U.S. News & World Report ranked Colorado Springs among the top five best places to live in the U.S. The city is uniquely positioned to provide unparalleled access to directors and managers of some of the most prestigious sports organizations in the world. Colorado Springs arguably offers the best location in the country to pursue a degree in Sports Management. The headquarters of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committees, the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, and approximately 23 National Governing Bodies are all located within a few miles of campus. In addition, our program has an exclusive partnership with the Colorado Rapids, a close working relationship with Kroenke Sport & Entertainment. The city is also home to seven collegiate athletic departments, three collegiate conference HQs, the Sky Sox AAA Baseball Team, the Switchbacks F.C., and the Colorado Springs Sports Corp.

More information about Colorado Springs can be found at Choose Colorado Springs!

Salary and Benefits:

The salary is highly competitive, and the College of Business provides travel and professional development funding. UCCS offers a comprehensive benefits package. Information on benefits programs is located at:

UCCS is committed to providing a safe and productive learning, living, and working community. To assist in achieving this goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective applicants being considered for employment.

UCCS is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, the University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, political affiliation or political philosophy in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the Office of Human Resources at (719) 255-3372.

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Minimum Qualifications:

  • An earned doctorate (or ABD) in sport management or a closely related field (with a focus on the business or administrative side of sport). ABD applicants must have completed all doctoral course requirements and qualifying exams and must also persuasively demonstrate that all degree requirements will be completed before the start of the fall 2018 semester.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Prior and relevant teaching experience in sport management.
  • Relevant industry experience, with preference given to candidates with experience in either collegiate athletics or professional sport administration.

Competencies, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • A strong commitment to student-centered instruction.
  • Candidates must have a demonstrated ability and interest to teach effectively in all courses.
  • The ability to facilitate highly effective learning environments and to teach topics including collegiate athletics and sport economics.
  • Demonstrated ability and interest in contributing to the growth of the University, developing community relations, and advancing the sport management field.
  • Demonstrated potential to publish in high-quality peer reviewed journals.
  • Demonstrated ability and interest in working collaboratively to support the development of the UCCS sport management program including the development of a new graduate program in sport management.

Special Instructions to Applicants:• Complete applications received prior to 11:59 pm on October 23, 2017 will receive full consideration. • Please apply at (requisition #11185). Applications submitted by email or surface mail will not be considered. • Please be prepared to provide five references (at least two previous/current supervisors), including email contact information. • Finalists may be required to provide three letters of recommendation. • Official transcripts will be required upon hire. • Appointment is contingent upon successfully passing a background check, to include criminal and sex offender checks, per campus policy. • If you have any questions or would like to discuss the position in more detail, please contact the Search Committee Chair (information listed below).

In order for an application to be considered, applicants must label each required attachment with the relevant title, attach the required documents for this position announcement to the submission and check the Job Specific Attachments box next to each document in the submission. If you have technical difficulties with your application, please contact the CU Careers help desk at 303-860-4200 #5 or [email protected] Job related inquiries should be directed to the posting contact.

Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV, Unofficial transcript(s), Additional Attachments - Refer to Application Materials Instructions Below

Application Materials Instructions:To receive consideration, applicants are required to submit following: (1) cover letter (please document your qualifications for the position described in this announcement), (2) curriculum vitae, (3) unofficial transcripts, and (4) evidence of teaching effectiveness such as student evaluations.

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Colorado Springs

Department: C0001 -- Colorado Springs Campus - 40025 - College of Business

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Sep 22, 2017

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Spencer Harris, Search Committee Chair

Posting Contact Email: [email protected]

Position Number: 00450322





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Posted: 2/28/2018
Application Due: 3/24/2018
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