Assistant Professor, Physical Culture and Sport Studies

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Department of Kinesiology and Health Education - College of Education - The University of Texas at Austin
Location: Austin, TX
Open: Sep 27, 2018

The Department of Kinesiology and Health Education at The University of Texas at Austin invites applications for a full-time (nine-month) tenure-track Assistant Professor position beginning in August 2019, with expertise in the history of physical culture and sport studies. The successful candidate will teach and mentor graduate students in the doctoral program in Physical Culture and Sport Studies, teach in the department's undergraduate major in Physical Culture and Sport, and assist with the closely affiliated master's and undergraduate programs in Sport Management. For more information click here.

It is expected that the hired candidate will actively engage in scholarly research and publication; recruit graduate students and supervise theses and dissertations; and provide service to the department and profession. The University of Texas is committed to a diverse and inclusive working and learning environment and we seek candidates whose research, teaching, and service prepared them to contribute to this commitment to diversity and inclusion.

The Ph.D. Program in Physical Culture and Sport Studies enjoys an excellent relationship with the American Studies Program, the Department of History, British Studies and many other departments on campus providing opportunities for collaborative research and interaction. The H.J. Lutcher Stark Center for Physical Culture and Sports also provides a variety of resources for scholars in these areas not available at other universities. For more information see:

Demonstrated knowledge of the history of physical culture and the ability to teach a variety of courses such as Historical Research Methods, The History of Physical Culture, the History of Exercise Science and Sport Medicine, Historical and Ethical Issues in Physical Culture and Sports and other courses tied to their research expertise.

A doctoral degree in Kinesiology or Health Education with a specialization in Sport History, Sport Philosophy or other field in the Sport Humanities; or a doctoral degree with a research specialization in the history of physical culture, history of exercise, or history of sport from History, American Studies, Women and Gender Studies, African-American and Diaspora Studies, Latin-American Studies, other programs in race and ethnic studies, or other programs in the Humanities. (ABD candidates will be considered if graduation occurs before August 2019).

An established record of scholarly publication and presentation in the field of sport history, physical culture history, and/or sport studies.

Application Instructions
Review of applications will begin on October 22, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit:

  • A letter of application that includes a discussion of research, qualifications, teaching experience and interests, and funding if applicable
  • A statement detailing how your teaching, service and/or scholarship has supported the success of students from racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds that are underrepresented in your academic field (Applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further the University of Texas's commitment to diversity and its mission as a major research university
  • Your current curriculum vitae
  • Teaching and graduate-assistant evaluations if available
  • Names, addresses, phone, and email contacts for three professional references
    • No letters of reference are required to apply
  • Up to three pre-prints or reprints of published articles (not required for consideration)

Applications will be submitted via the University of Texas' Interfolio By Committee web portal. If you do not have a Dossier account with Interfolio, you will be prompted to create one prior to applying for the position. If you have questions about using Interfolio, please email [email protected] or call (877) 997-8807.

Marisol Corbitt in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Education is assisting with the search process and can be reached at 512-471-1273 or [email protected] if you have other application submission questions.

For additional information regarding the job itself, please contact Search Committee Chair, Jan Todd, Ph.D. at 512-694-6237 (mobile and preferred), 512-471-0993 (office) or by email at: [email protected].

The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.





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Posted: 12/1/2018
Application Due: 1/7/2019
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