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Assistant/Associate Professor Sport Management

University of Lynchburg
Lynchburg, Virginia

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The University of Lynchburg, a private, regional university in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Central Virginia, invites applications for a 9-month, full-time, tenure track position in sport management at the assistant/associate professor level for the College of Health Sciences.


Specific Job Duties:

  • Teach undergraduate courses in principles of sport management; sport governance; sport finance; sport facilities and event management; and sport promotions and marketing. Teach graduate courses in sport facilities and event management; and/or sport sales and marketing. Supervise undergraduate student interns. Advise undergraduate students. Participate in community department, college, and university-wide committees. Maintain an active research agenda.





Teaching Load:


  •  The normal teaching load is 12 hours per semester consisting of undergraduate and graduate courses, and includes the supervision of interns.




Physical Demands:


  • Prolonged periods standing or sitting at a desk. 



Required Qualifications/Education


  • An earned terminal academic degree (PhD, EdD, or equivalent) in sport management or a closely related area of study is required Candidates nearing completion (conferred within 1 year of appointment) of the required terminal degree (ABD status) will be considered.


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Work Remotely:


  • No




We seek candidates who are committed to the University of Lynchburg’s efforts to create an environment that fosters a student-centered environment, develops the breadth of knowledge associated with liberal education, respects and supports diversity, equity, and inclusion, values and celebrates diverse faith traditions, and sustains close working relationships among faculty, staff, students, alumni, and community partners.




How to Apply




Submit the following:


  • A cover letter addressing the candidate’s ability to teach the required sport management classes, teaching philosophy for undergraduate and graduate courses, and research agenda


    A current curriculum vitae (CV)


    Evidence of teaching effectiveness


    Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion statement outlining how you approach diversity, equality, and inclusion in your work


    Graduate transcripts


    Names of three references. References will be checked prior to employment




All information must be submitted electronically as a single PDF file to:




Lindsay Pieper


[email protected]




Review of applications will begin on May 9 and continue until the position is filled. The selected candidate must successfully pass a background check that is satisfactory to the University.




The University of Lynchburg is committed to diversity within its community and welcomes applications from persons of color, women, Indigenous/aboriginal people of North America, persons with disabilities, the LGBTQIA+ community, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the University of Lynchburg community.




The University of Lynchburg is an equal opportunity employer.



The University of Lynchburg is a comprehensive, independent institution that offers distinctive undergraduate and graduate programs reflecting a commitment to teaching and learning, scholarship, and service to the broader community. As a student-centered university, Lynchburg is one of 40 institutions included in the book "Colleges That Change Lives."

Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Central Virginia, the University of Lynchburg is located on a 250 acre campus. Undergraduates number approximately 2,000 students in 40 majors, and graduate programs serve 650 students through 16 master's degrees and three doctoral programs.

The strategic plan, Vision 2020, supports the dynamic campus atmosphere by enhancing student engagement in the classroom, active learning, integrated co-curricular activities including Division III athletics, and alumni connections.

Founded in 1903, the University of Lynchburg is affiliated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and welcomes people of all beliefs. In the fall of 2018, the institution will became the University of Lynchburg. See http:

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