Associate Professor / Professor-Sports Management

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Associate Professor / Professor-Sports Management

Date Posted: 10/27/2020
Closing Date: 12/01/2020, 11:59PM EDT
Req ID: 447
Job Category: Faculty - Tenure Stream (continuing)
Faculty/Division: University of Toronto Scarborough
Department: UTSC:Dept of Management
Campus:University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC)



The Department of Management, University of Toronto Scarborough, invites applications from qualified candidates for a full-time, tenure stream appointment in Sports Management. The appointment will be at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor, with an expected start date of July 1, 2021, or shortly thereafter. The successful candidate, also will be eligible to hold the Tenniel Chu Chair in Sports Management for a term of up to five years with the potential for further extension.

Applicants must have earned a Ph.D. degree in Management or one of the following functional areas, Operations Management and Analytics, Marketing, Finance, Economics, Organizational Behaviour, Accounting, and Strategic Management or a related area, with a demonstrated, exceptional record of excellence in research and teaching. The successful candidate must also demonstrate scholarly expertise in Sports Management, either through their research focus or their teaching experience in sports-related management courses.

The Department of Management has a strong core of research faculty engaged in world-class research in all areas of Management including Operations Management and Analytics, Marketing, Finance, Economics, Organizational Behaviour, Accounting, and Strategy. We offer unique and exceptionally high quality programs in every area of Management that are in high demand and attract the very best students to our Department.

The successful candidate must demonstrate evidence of established and sustained research excellence through the submitted research statement, ongoing innovative and independent research of international reputation, an outstanding record of impactful publications in leading peer-reviewed journals in their base discipline of study, a highly successful track record of research funding, presentations at significant conferences, distinguished awards and accolades, and other noteworthy activities that contribute to the visibility and prominence of the discipline, as well as strong endorsements from referees of high standing. A record of collaboration with sports industry partners will be an asset.

Candidates are expected to provide demonstrable evidence of teaching excellence, including accomplishments in program and curriculum development, pedagogical innovations, undergraduate and graduate student mentoring and supervision, and effective teaching through a teaching dossier (including a teaching statement, sample course syllabi and related course materials, and teaching evaluations). Applicants must also show evidence of a commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and the promotion of a respectful and collegial learning and working environment demonstrated through the application materials.

The successful candidate will be a member of the tri-campus Graduate Department of Management at the University of Toronto, will be cross-appointed to the Rotman School of Management and will be expected to participate in the Graduate Department of Management’s graduate programs.

Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The University of Toronto has been ranked first in Canada and in the top 30 world-wide by most of the major international ranking scores. As a growing three-campus university, we attract a diverse, scholarly and collegial group of faculty.

The University of Toronto Scarborough is a research-intensive campus that values and promotes teaching excellence, and is committed to inclusive excellence in the context of a multicultural student body. The Department of Management is housed in a state-of-the art building that boasts a finance trading lab, case rooms and research labs. In addition, we benefit from close proximity and connection to the Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre - an extraordinary facility with strong connections to national sporting organizations. Additional information on the Department can be found at and the Rotman School of Management at

How to Apply:
All qualified candidates are invited to apply by clicking on the link below. Please ensure that you include a letter of application with a current curriculum vitae, copies of up to three publications/manuscripts, a research statement outlining current and future research interests and a teaching dossier that includes a teaching statement, sample course syllabi and related course materials, and teaching evaluations. Candidates are advised to make clear how their research or teaching relates to sports management. All application material must be submitted online.

Applicants must arrange to have three letters of reference sent directly by the referee to the hiring unit via email at [email protected] by the closing date (on letterhead, dated, and signed). PLEASE NOTE: This search is not using the University's automatic solicitation and collection functionality for reference letters.

Submission guidelines can be found at: We recommend combining documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format.
If you have questions about the position, please contact Jacqueline Deane at [email protected].

All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by December 1, 2020.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Diversity Statement
The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see

Accessibility Statement
The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission.

The University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities.

If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact [email protected].

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