Assistant Professor-FixedTerm

Job Details

Job no: 764358
Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Education
Department: Kinesiology - Ed 10014394
Sub Area: FAS- Fac./Acad Staff
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Education/Training, Fixed Term Faculty, Full Time (90-100%), Union
Working/Functional Title

Ast Prof - Fixed Term

Position Summary

The Department of Kinesiology at Michigan State University ( is world renowned for research, teaching, and outreach in pediatric kinesiology. Housed in the College of Education, the department serves over 1,300 undergraduate students and 100 graduate students. The online MS in Sport Coaching and Leadership was established in 2016 to further the teaching and outreach missions of the department and the Institute for the Study of Youth Sports and was built with a strong curricular grounding in kinesiology and the sport sciences. With the recent addition of a concentration in sport administration, the degree has been re-named the MS in Sport Coaching, Leadership and Administration. It runs on a twice-yearly cohort system and serves a broad range of graduate students with interests in the fields of sport leadership, sport coaching, and sport administration. Although the vast majority of instruction occurs online, the program also features an optional residency portion, where students visit campus for several days to participate in intensive study and engage in networking. More information about this program can be found on the program website (

Candidates should have a passion for teaching in the online environment to a broad range of student types. The program brings together a unique combination of current and aspiring coaches, youth sport leaders, and sport administrators who are all in pursuit of graduate-level education. Candidates with an interest in coach, athlete, and leadership development will find an environment within the program and department where they will be able to thrive. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to engage with faculty colleagues and graduate students on both scholarship and outreach activities through the Institute for the Study of Youth Sports and the Sport Workforce Development Lab.

This appointment is for a fixed-term assistant professor, a 12-month appointment that is annually renewable, residing 100% in the Department of Kinesiology.

Description of Duties

  • Instruct in online courses within the master’s degree program in Sport Coaching, Leadership, and Administration. Courses are primarily run asynchronously, but often include synchronous components, such as class Zoom meetings. Administration curricular topics include leadership, governance, finance, and marketing.
  • Advise students throughout their completion of their degree program, including assisting with course selection and registration, program planning, internship presentation, and portfolio development.
  • Develop special topics courses in sport administration for the online program.
  • Assist with student recruitment efforts by participating in outreach initiatives, fielding inquiries regarding the program, and engaging with prospective students through a variety of mediums.
  • Supervise capstone projects and internships.
  • Assist in organizing semi-annual on-campus conferences tied to the program.
  • Develop networks within and beyond the university to foster connections between students and potential employers.
  • Perform service as appropriate to the department, college, university, profession, and community.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Degree

Doctorate -Doctorate - Sport Administration, Kinesi

Minimum Requirements
  • Demonstrated expertise in sport administration
  • Evidence of excellence in college-level teaching, especially online instruction
  • Evidence of knowledge and experience with online course and curriculum development
  • Evidence of experience with student mentoring and advising
  • Evidence of developing professional networks and fostering professional advancement of students in the field of sport administration
Desired Qualifications

Evidence of scholarly accomplishment in sport administration.

Required Application Materials

Interested candidates should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, three references (provide names, addresses, emails, and phone numbers), and up to three recent examples of relevant scholarly work. Submissions should be made electronically through:, posting number 764358.

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Advertised: Feb 23, 2022 Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: Feb 23, 2024 Eastern Standard Time


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