Assistant Professor in Sport Management Program

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The University of Kansas
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Lawrence, KS

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Position OverviewThe Department of Health, Sport, & Exercise Sciences (HSES) at the University of Kansas (KU) is searching for an Assistant Professor in the Sport Management program. The position requires an earned doctorate with a specialty in sport management or a related field. The position is a full-time, tenure track (academic year - 9 month) appointment with a start date of August 18, 2022.

The School of Education and Human Sciences at the University of Kansas, home to the Department of Health, Sport, and Exercise Sciences, is one of the premier institutions in the preparation of practitioners and leaders in education and related human service fields. The School is committed to leading the way in providing academic excellence in teaching and learning, research and scholarly pursuits, and service. The School is ranked 9th among public institutions for its graduate programs by U.S News and World Report.

The Department of Health, Sport, and Exercise Sciences offers a broad range of programs in exercise science, community health, physical education, and sport management. These programs, at the undergraduate, master’s and doctoral levels, prepare practitioners, administrators, researchers, faculty members, and leaders for all levels of education.

The University aspires to become a leader among its peer institutions in making meaningful and lasting progress in responding to the needs and concerns of minoritized and marginalized demographic groups. In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide equal and employment opportunities, the University actively encourages applications from members of the underrepresented groups in higher education.

Founded in 1865, KU is a designated Carnegie comprehensive doctoral research university and one of only 34 public members of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU). The university enrolls more than 28,000 students and offers students and faculty opportunities to collaborate in its graduate programs which include education, public health, medicine, law, and a number of allied social science disciplines. Situated in the historic, diverse, and culturally vibrant city of Lawrence, Kansas, 40 minutes from the Kansas City metropolitan area.

The University of Kansas’ Jayhawks Rising strategic plan guides our faculty, staff and students in achieving our vision is to create an exceptional learning community that lifts each other and advances society. Our mission is to educate leaders, build healthy communities, and make discoveries that change the world.

The successful candidate must have appropriate work authorization by the time of appointment.
Job Description40% Research: Pursue a focused line of research inquiry in sport management – including but not limited to areas in organizational behavior, marketing, finance, sociology, or related area. Seek external funding to support research activities and interests. Develop collaborative relationships with faculty members within and across the University, including various research centers at KU, as well as globally. Direct student research including projects, theses and dissertations.

40% Teaching: Teach and evaluate students in the degree programs of Sport Management at the undergraduate, masters (online), and doctoral level. Courses assigned may be in-person, online or hybrid. Advise and mentor undergraduate, masters, and doctoral degree students.

20% Service: Contribute to the service mission of the Department of HSES, School of Education and Human Sciences and the University of Kansas. Required Qualifications
  1. Ph.D. in sport management or a related field at the time of appointment.
  2. Evidence of, or potential for, scholarly ability through publications.
  3. Evidence of ability to teach courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
  4. Experience working with diverse populations.
Additional Candidate InstructionsApplicants must apply online with the following items: 1) a letter of application documenting qualifications for the position; 2) current curriculum vita (CV); 3) a detailed three-year research agenda (2022-2025); 4) a teaching statement/philosophy; and 5) contact information for three references able to speak to your research, teaching and academic credentials.

In addition to the materials above, learning about each applicant's contribution and engagement in areas of diversity is important part of KU's mission. As as result, applicants will be present the following question at the time of application. The response must be within 4,000 characters or less.
  • Describe your experiences working with people from diverse backgrounds and explain how these experiences reflect your commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Application review will begin October 25, 2021 and will continue until a pool of qualified applicants is identified. Contact Information to ApplicantsBrian Gordon, Search Chair
[email protected] Advertised Salary RangeCommensurate with experience Application Review Begins25-Oct-2021 Anticipated Start Date18-Aug-2022

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Working at the University of Kansas 

Join the University of Kansas, and you’ll become part of a Jayhawk family that spans the globe. Wear your KU shirt in London, Istanbul, Buenos Aires, Nairobi or anywhere else, and you will likely hear a resounding “Rock Chalk!” from a stranger. Of course, the appropriate response is an enthusiastic “Jayhawk!” Because, after all, they’re not really strangers, they’re family.

The Jayhawk community is united by more than 150 years of tradition and by our commitment to pushing the boundaries of knowledge, transforming the academic experience, and creating solutions through innovative research. KU’s mission is to lift students and society by educating leaders, building healthy communities and making discoveries that change the world.  

The University of Kansas is the state’s flagship university and one of just 66 invited members of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU). We consistently earn high rankings for academics and recognition as a premier research university.

KU faculty and staff embrace our role as the state’s flagship university, AAU member and R1 institution that serves the state, nation and world. We celebrate the energy and compassion that infuse the Jayhawk spirit; and, we remain true to KU’s historic values: the elevating force of education, the transformative power of research and the healing power of service.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging 

The University of Kansas is committed to a learning and workplace environment that is representative of our nation and global society, accepts and values everyone, appreciates our common humanity and understands that our multiple differences are the cornerstone of academic preparation, professional excellence and distinction. KU must be a place where all people feel they belong and have access to resources and support that help them attain their educational and professional goals.

We recognize there are inequalities and privileges generated by historical and persistent intersecting differences by race, ethnicity, gender identities, gender expressions, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, age, abilities, religion, regional background, veteran status, citizenship status and nationality. And we hold ourselves accountable for policies, processes and programs that appreciate these and other differences and create more fair, safe and just learning, working and living environments for KU students, faculty and staff.

Instruction 

KU offers a broad array of undergraduate and graduate study programs, and we fulfill our mission through academic and research programs of international distinction, coupled with outstanding libraries, teaching museums and information technology. These resources enrich the academic experience for students from all 50 states and 112 countries, and provide enrichment resources for KU faculty and staff.

Research 

The university attains high levels of research productivity and recognizes that faculty are part of a network of scholars and academicians that shape a discipline as well as teach it. KU staff are integral to our research success, participating in and supporting discoveries that expand knowledge and improve lives.

Service 

The university and our employees serve society through research, teaching and the preservation and dissemination of knowledge. KU's academic programs, arts facilities and public programs provide cultural enrichment opportunities for the larger community. And, KU offers educational, research and service programs throughout the state. KU employees are encouraged to participate in and serve the campus and surrounding communities in a way that is meaningful to them.

International Dimension 

KU offers more than 100 programs of international study and cooperative research for KU students and faculty at sites around the world. The university offers teaching and research that draw upon and contribute to the most advanced developments throughout the United States and abroad. At the same time, KU's extensive international ties support economic development in Kansas.

Values 

The University of Kansas, our students and employees are committed to excellence. We foster a multicultural, inclusive environment in which the dignity and rights of individuals are respected. Intellectual diversity, integrity and disciplined inquiry in the search for knowledge are of paramount importance.

Our City and State 

KU sits atop Mt. Oread in the center of Lawrence, a town full of natural beauty and culture. In fact, Rolling Stone magazine named Lawrence one of the best college towns in the United States. Lawrence is home to more than 100,000 people, and has a charming, Midwestern friendliness that welcomes visitors and celebrates diversity. In addition to KU, Lawrence is home to Haskell Indian Nations University, the premiere tribal university in the United States.

Lawrence’s historic and thriving downtown features restaurants, nightlife and local shops offering unique finds that you won’t find anywhere else. The town has more than 50 parks, an encompassing mixed-use trail, and quick access to biking/hiking trails along the Kansas River and around Clinton Lake. A five-minute drive from Lawrence, Clinton Lake offers fishing, boating, beaches, camping and other outdoor activities.

Located just 40 minutes west of Kansas City, Lawrence offers the appeal of a mid-size, suburban town with quick access to the amenities of a large city, including an international airport. The Kansas City metro area is home to world-class museums and cultural activities, Jazz clubs and other nightlife venues, expansive shopping options, and exciting professional sports with the Kansas City Chiefs, Kansas City Royals and Sporting KC.

Kansas is in the center of the country, making it convenient and cost effective to fly or drive to destinations throughout the United States. Far from flat, the Flint Hills, just 90 minutes from Lawrence, offer panoramic vistas that showcase the breathtaking beauty of America.

Making KU Your Home 

Something about Lawrence is magnetic. Long-time residents are never surprised when a KU student or employee from out of state decides to make Lawrence their permanent home. And, even those who do leave often find themselves returning to “the nest” at some point in the future. In fact, Lawrence has been named by several publications as one of the best places to retire.

At the University of Kansas, you’ll join a global Jayhawk family and find a place to call home.

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