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McCormack Sport Management Assistant Professor

University of Massachusetts Amherst
UMass Amherst

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Job Details

Job no: 509479
Work type: Faculty Full Time
Location: UMass Amherst
Department: Sport Management
Union: MSP
Categories: Faculty

About UMass Amherst

UMass Amherst, the Commonwealth's flagship campus, is a nationally ranked public research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, and offers a rich cultural environment in a bucolic setting close to major urban centers. In addition, the University is part of the Five Colleges (including Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, and Smith College), which adds to the intellectual energy of the region.

Job Description

The Mark H. McCormack Department of Sport Management invites applications for one tenure-track position. The position opening is for an Assistant Professor in Sport Management. Applicants should be able to contribute to our departmental efforts in one of our three tracks, which include Sport Analytics, Sport Leadership, and Sport Marketing.


We welcome applicants with a variety of research interests, but those with a record of publishing in high quality sport management journals are strongly encouraged to apply. In addition, the department values experiential learning and student engagement; thus, candidates must provide evidence of / potential for excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The ability to conduct scholarly sport related research is required. Candidates must demonstrate either potential for high-quality sport related research or an established research record in top sport management journals. Willingness and/or experience to work with doctoral students is viewed favorably as well.

Additional Information

The Mark H. McCormack Department of Sport Management, one of the oldest sport management programs in the world, is uniquely housed within the nationally ranked Isenberg School of Management. It offers BS, MS, MBA/MS, and PhD programs and is home to twelve full-time faculty members and a cadre of distinguished part-time faculty.

We strive to be leaders in the field of sport management and graduate students who will make a meaningful difference in the industry. Toward this goal, we have the McCormack Center for Research and Education that supports our international partnerships, McCormack Case Study Collection, McCormack Though Leadership Papers, and two research laboratories—the KnowRivalry Lab and the Laboratory for Inclusion and Diversity in Sport. The University of Massachusetts is also home to the Mark H. McCormack Collection – the archives of sports business innovator Mark H. McCormack and his company, IMG.

We also understand the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion in sport and incorporate these values in our departmental practices, research, and curriculum. For example, earlier this year, and with the support of our most notable women alumni, McCormack launched a Women in Business Course. This groundbreaking course supports the advancement of women to the highest levels of the sports industry. We welcome applicants who share our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the sport industry and society as a whole.

Application Instructions

Please submit letter of interest, diversity statement, curriculum vitae, and names and contact information of at least three references.

The priority deadline for applications is September 12, 2021, but applications will be accepted until positions are filled. Applicants for this position should note they are applying for Requisition #509479.

UMass Amherst is committed to a policy of equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or genetic information in employment, admission to and participation in academic programs, activities, and services, and the selection of vendors who provide services or products to the University. To fulfill that policy, UMass Amherst is further committed to a program of affirmative action to eliminate or mitigate artificial barriers and to increase opportunities for the recruitment and advancement of qualified minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and covered veterans. It is the policy of the UMass Amherst to comply with the applicable federal and state statutes, rules, and regulations concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action.

Advertised: Aug 12 2021 Eastern Daylight Time
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The University of Massachusetts Amherst is one of the preeminent public research universities in America. Nestled in idyllic Amherst, Massachusetts—often called “The top college town in North America”—the campus is consistently ranked among the top public research universities in the nation, and offers a rich cultural environment in a rural setting close to major urban centers. 

As one of the nation's top public research universities – as measured by national and international rankings, academic citations, and research funding – the campus spends more than $180 million on research each year, demonstrating its contribution to the nation’s position as a technological and economic leader. The university works in conjunction with academic, government, and private partners to translate new knowledge and scientific discoveries into technical innovations and scholarly works that create opportunities for students, faculty and the public. 

Eight schools and colleges offer more than 85 undergraduate majors, 68 master’s and 48 doctoral degree programs, many counted among the top programs in the nation and world. UMass Amherst is also home to New England's premier honors college.

The 1,159 full-time faculty members are dedicated teachers and world-renowned researchers and the campus has regularly been listed among the top performers in terms of faculty awards. With over 24,000 students from all 50 states and over 70 countries, the student body is the most academically successful in the history of the campus. Students participate in 240 organizations, 21 NCAA Division I athletic teams, extensive intramurals, living-learning residence halls, community service, and internships. With one of the largest residential life systems in the nation, UMass Amherst houses approximately 12,000 students on campus. The university is enjoying a facilities renaissance, including new buildings in the sciences, the arts, and recreation. UMass Amherst is part of the Five College consortium with Smith, Mount Holyoke, Hampshire and Amherst colleges.

As an employer, the University of Massachusetts Amherst is a national leader in developing family-friendly policies, benefits and amenities designed to help faculty members develop both productive careers and satisfying personal lives. The university offers one of the nation’s most generous parental leave policies. The university is also part of the Academic Career Network, a regional consortium formed to serve dual-career couples and encourage greater diversity in the academy.


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