Assistant Professor (Sport Management or Business Administration)

University of Massachusetts Boston
UMass Boston

Job Details

Job no: 514867
Position Type: Faculty Full Time
Campus: UMass Boston
Department: Marketing
Pay Grade: 03
Date opened: 22 Jul 2022 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close:

The College of Management at the University of Massachusetts Boston invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in sport business, to begin September 1, 2023.

Candidates must possess a doctoral degree in Sport Management or Business Administration with a sport focus, or a Ph.D. in a closely related field, awarded prior to the date of appointment. Candidates with an interdisciplinary background in studying social equity, diversity, and justice in the sport business are also encouraged to apply. ABDs who will complete the doctorate by no later than August 31, 2023 will be considered.

The responsibilities of this position include academic research, teaching, and service. Faculty members must demonstrate potential to conduct scholarly research and publish in high-quality peer-reviewed academic journals in areas related to sport business. They must also demonstrate potential and commitment to effective teaching in graduate and undergraduate courses and will be expected to engage in meaningful service to the college, university, academic profession, and community at large.

Specifically, the candidate for this position will play a significant role in developing the undergraduate concentration (and potentially a graduate program) in Sport Business. They will work closely and collaboratively with the Sport Leadership & Administration undergraduate program in our College of Education & Human Development and contribute to its goals and objectives. Responsibilities include developing undergraduate and graduate courses/programs in areas such as sport analytics, sport entrepreneurship, sport finance, sport management, sport marketing and sponsorship. Industry experience or related qualifications are strongly preferred, as the candidate will be expected to nurture internship programs in sport business. The candidate will be expected to interact effectively with a culturally diverse population of students, colleagues, and constituents (e.g., mentoring students and collaborating with colleagues in other disciplines and serving on committees for enrollment, recruiting, and marketing). Further, the candidate will have a demonstrated commitment to ongoing research productivity and contribution to the academic profession (e.g., serving as a reviewer for journals, presenting at academic conferences and engagement in other academic roles).

UMass Boston is a Carnegie-classified research-high university with outstanding research programs in many fields. Located on Boston harbor in one of the most intellectually rich and innovative cities in the United States, it is recognized nationally as a model of excellence for urban universities. Numerous opportunities for research and collaboration exist with faculty, businesses, institutes, and research centers in the university system and in the greater Boston area. The region is a global hub of innovation and expertise across industries, and the sport sector in particular. Boston is well-known for housing world-class professional sport organizations and events, bringing numerous talents and opportunities to the metropolitan area.

As Boston’s urban public research business school, the College of Management provides accessible, innovative, and high-value undergraduate and graduate programs to advance knowledge and practice at the city's unique intersection of business, government, and nonprofit organizations. The College of Management is AACSB - accredited, and has been growing rapidly with undergraduate, graduate (i.e., MBA and specialized Master’s programs), and Ph.D. programs.

Interested applicants should send all materials electronically. Please include a cover letter or a statement of interest, a current curriculum vitae, samples of research publications, three letters of reference, and teaching evaluations if available. Applications will be accepted continuously until the position is filled.

UMass Boston requires all employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and to confirm proof of their vaccination status including booster. Exemptions from the vaccine requirement will be permitted only for qualifying religious or medical reasons. Regardless of vaccination status, you must wear a face covering in public indoor spaces on campus.

Applications close:


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The University of Massachusetts Boston is nationally recognized as a model of excellence for urban public universities. The scenic waterfront campus is located next to the John F. Kennedy Library, with easy access to downtown Boston. 

The second-largest campus in the UMass system, UMass Boston combines a small-college experience with the vast resources of a major research university. With a 16:1 student-to-faculty ratio, students easily interact with professors because most teaching occurs in small class sizes. Ninety-three percent of full-time faculty hold the highest degree in their fields.

UMass Boston’s academic excellence is reflected by a growing student body of nearly 16,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The university’s eight colleges offer more than 100 undergraduate programs and 50 graduate programs. The University Honors Program serves 300 students who thrive on intellectual challenge. Enriched courses probe more deeply into theory or venture further into application.

UMass Boston’s diverse student body provides a global context for student learning, and its location in a major U.S. city provides connections to employers in industries such as finance, health care, technology, service, and education, offering students opportunities to gain valuable in-school experience via internships, clinicals, and other career-related placements.

More than 100 student organizations — including clubs, literary magazines, newspaperradio stationart gallery, and 16 NCAA Division III sports teams — offer a rich campus life. Students live throughout Greater Boston and in apartment communities just steps from the campus, and enjoy the rich amenities, cultural attractions, and educational opportunities that make the city the biggest and best college town in the nation.

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