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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Assistant / Associate / Full Professor– Sport Management

Recreation, Sport and Tourism

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Position: The Department of Recreation, Sport and Tourism at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites applications for an Assistant / Associate / Full Professor– Sport Management, nine-month, tenure-track position. We are seeking candidates with a strong, well-defined research agenda in sport management and with the ability to teach sport management courses and other core subjects. This position builds on the Department’s interdisciplinary strengths in community and organizational development, individual health and wellbeing, sustainable change, and inclusion. The start date for this position will be August 16, 2020.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit

Responsibilities: Responsibilities include conducting research in aspects of sport management; building collaborative research partnerships with colleagues within the Department, College and various disciplines across Campus; advising and directing student research including theses and dissertations; instructing undergraduate and graduate courses; contributing to the Department's curriculum; seeking external funding for research efforts; serving on Department, College, and University committees; and engaging in professional and public service activities.

Qualifications: To qualify for the position, applicants must demonstrate the following minimum qualifications:

  • Earned doctorate in sport management or an affiliated field at the time of appointment.
  • Evidence of strong publication record in top tier peer-reviewed journals.
  • Evidence of ability to secure external funding.
  • Ability to teach undergraduate and graduate courses within the RST Department, including in sport management, while demonstrating ability to make linkages among recreation, sport and tourism.
  • Ability to mentor doctoral and masters students.
  • Ability to contribute to the university and the Recreation, Sport and Tourism field through academic and public service/engagement.

The Department: Faculty and staff of the Department of Recreation, Sport and Tourism (RST) at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign work to advance knowledge to foster healthy lifestyles, environmental stewardship and sustainability, effective management and marketing of organizations, and social and economic development of communities (see for additional information). The Department offers residential B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. programs, an online M.S. program, and houses the Office of Park and Recreation Resources with a mission to build partnerships for healthy communities.

The College: The RST Department is part of the College of Applied Health Sciences (see and affiliated with the Center for Health, Aging, and Disability (see The College houses the Division of Disability Resources and Educational Services ( (DRES) which includes the US Paralympic Training Site for Wheelchair Track and Road Racing. The College also houses the Center for Wounded Veterans in Higher Education ( which opened in 2015 to provide support services to empower student veterans with disabilities.

The Community: Urbana-Champaign (located 120 miles south of Chicago) combines natural Midwestern beauty with the cultural resources typically found in larger metropolitan areas. Downtown areas provide vibrant public spaces with unique dining and entertainment options and the local community offers a thriving arts and culture atmosphere as well as varsity and community sports. Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy 80 parks within the two communities with easy access to three major forest preserves in Champaign County (see for additional information).

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Application procedure: For full consideration, please submit all required materials by October 14, 2019. Screening of candidates will continue until the position is filled. To apply please create your candidate profile at and upload your letter of application that includes a statement of your research interests, curriculum vitae, and names, addresses, and phone numbers of three references to position number 122235. All requested information must be submitted for your application to be considered. For additional information regarding the position please contact the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Monika Stodolska at (217) 244-5644 or at [email protected].

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

College Name or Administrative Unit:Applied Health Sciences Category:1-Faculty Title:College of Applied Health Sciences: Assistant / Associate / Full Professor of Sport Management - Recreation, Sport and Tourism (122235) Open Date:09/17/2019 Organization Name:Recreation, Sport and Tourism




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Posted: 9/18/2019
Application Due: 2/2/2020
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