Assistant Professor - Sport Management

Job Details

Title:

270-NN - Assistant Professor

Business Title:

Assistant Professor - Sport Management

Additional Titles:

Location:

WSU PULLMAN CAMPUS

Employee Type:

Faculty

Job Family:

Faculty - Academic - Not OT Eligible

Position Details:

Summary of Duties:

The Sport Management program at Washington State University Pullman, WA is soliciting applications for a permanent tenure-track assistant professor position in sport management. The successful candidate will be expected to conduct research in their area of expertise within sport management, be able to teach a broad range of undergraduate courses in sport management as well as graduate courses in their area of expertise, provide service to the university, and engage with campus and local communities. The typical contractual load for a tenure-track assistant professor is 40% teaching (two courses per semester), 40% research and 20% service. We are seeking candidates with a focused research agenda and the ability to secure external funding or evidence of potential to do so. Candidates who can demonstrate engagement in interdisciplinary work, foster scholarly connections among current faculty and contribute to diversity, equity and inclusion efforts are especially encouraged to apply. The College of Education seeks applicants who can demonstrate knowledge and ability to work effectively with individuals and groups with a variety of identities, cultures and backgrounds.


Required Qualifications:

  • An earned Ph.D. in sport management, sport administration or closely related field by the position start date;

  • Evidence of high-quality research;

  • Ability to effectively teach a broad range of undergraduate courses in sport management;

  • Demonstrated pursuit of (or evidence of potential to secure) external funding.

  • Ability to contribute to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion consistent with the WSU strategic plan (see https://strategicplan.wsu.edu)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to teach graduate courses in sport management;

  • Evidence of ability to mentor graduate students;

  • Evidence of ability to teach and work with diverse populations;

  • Evidence of ability to work collaboratively with other faculty;

  • Evidence of publishing first-authored publications in high-quality scholarly journals;

  • Relevant practical experience in the sport or recreation industries.

About the Program and Department

The Washington State University Sport Management program’s mission is to provide students with the essential theoretical and empirical knowledge, professional skills, learning experiences, and academic support needed to succeed in life. We are committed to transformative research and scholarship, as well as to multimodal engagement with an array of community and sport industry stakeholders. Through the development of professional and collaborative networks, we strive to create and sustain a diverse, global presence.

The program was founded in the early 1980s by athletic administrators and educators who were Title IX pioneers in the state of Washington. It is housed in the Department of Educational Leadership and Sport Management and is taught face-to-face at WSU Pullman. It employs faculty from four continents and offers bachelor of arts (https://education.wsu.edu/undergradprograms/sportmanagement/, approx. 70 graduating students per year) and master of arts (https://education.wsu.edu/graduate/sportmanagement/, approx. 15 graduating students per year) degrees in sport management. The master’s program was ranked #20 in 2020 and #33 in 2021 in the SportBusiness Postgaduate Course Rankings. The program maintains successful collaborations with the Department of Athletics (a Pac-12 Conference member) and University Recreation, as well as with many other sport organizations in the Pacific Northwest and beyond, many of which are staffed with program alumni.

Washington State University

Washington State University (WSU) is a comprehensive land-grant research institution that was founded in 1890 and currently enrolls over 31,000 students across all campuses. It is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) and is designated as a Doctoral University with Very High Research Activity in the Carnegie Classification™. WSU comprises eleven colleges and a graduate school, and offers 101 major fields of study across the Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities, Vancouver, Everett, and Global (online) campuses. Eighty-one percent of undergraduate courses enroll fewer than 50 students. At the graduate level, students from 87 countries pursue degrees in 79 master’s and 65 doctoral programs. The Pullman campus, where this position is based, is the flagship campus with over 19,900 students. Located on the Palouse in the scenic Inland Northwest, Pullman is a safe and family-friendly city that offers the diversity and cultural amenities of a rural college town. In 2021, Livability.com ranked Pullman #54 among the Top 100 Best Places to Live in America.

Application Process:

Screening of applications will begin November 28, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled. The targeted starting date is August 16, 2023. Applications must include:

  • A letter of interest that specifically addresses required and preferred qualifications in the position description

  • A curriculum vitae

  • A research statement, no longer than 500 words, that summarizes the applicant’s research agenda and explain how it aligns with the university’s strategic plan (see https://strategicplan.wsu.edu)

  • A teaching statement, no longer than 500 words, that summarizes the applicant’s teaching experience, philosophy and strategies

  • A statement of diversity, equity and inclusion, no longer than 500 words, that articulates the candidate’s awareness of and potential to work productively with underserved or underrepresented population

  • A scholarly writing sample (e.g., journal article, book chapter or conference paper, published or under review)

  • Contact information (names, addresses, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses) for three professional references who may be contacted and can speak to the qualifications for this position.

For information on the application process, contact Jason Johnson, search support manager, Jason.Johnson2@wsu.edu. For information on the position, contact Dr. Simon Licen, search committee chair, Simon.Licen@wsu.edu. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. WSU offers a competitive and negotiable research start-up package.

Washington State University is an EO/AA educator and employer.

WSU is committed to excellence through diversity, has faculty friendly policies including a partner accommodation program, and a NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation grant (advance.wsu.edu).

Additional Information:

Area/College: College of Education
Department Name: Educational Leadership and Sport Management
City, State, Zip: Pullman, WA 99164
Department Link: education.wsu.edu/undergradprograms/sportmanagement
Annual Salary: $76,000
FTE: 100%
Tenure Track: Yes
This is a permanent position.
Screening Begin Date: This position will begin screening applicants on November 28, 2022 and will remain open until filled.
Background Check: This position has been designated by the department to require a background check.
Application Instructions: To apply, visit https://wsu.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/WSU_Jobs. For information on the application process, contact Jason Johnson, search support manager, Jason.Johnson2@wsu.edu. For information on the position, contact Dr. Simon Licen, search committee chair, Simon.Licen@wsu.edu.


Required Documents:

  • A letter of interest that specifically addresses required and preferred qualifications in the position description

  • A curriculum vitae

  • A research statement, no longer than 500 words, that summarizes the applicant’s research agenda and explain how it aligns with the university’s strategic plan (see https://strategicplan.wsu.edu)

  • A teaching statement, no longer than 500 words, that summarizes the applicant’s teaching experience, philosophy and strategies

  • A statement of diversity, equity and inclusion, no longer than 500 words, that articulates the candidate’s awareness of and potential to work productively with underserved or underrepresented population

  • A scholarly writing sample (e.g., journal article, book chapter or conference paper, published or under review)

  • Contact information (names, addresses, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses) for three professional references who may be contacted and can speak to the qualifications for this position.

Time Type:

Full time

Position Term:

9 Month

WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veteran, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.

WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

WSU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521 (v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or hrs@wsu.edu.

Organization

Working at Washington State University

Founded as the people’s university, WSU embraces its land-grant heritage, seeking to transform lives through education, research, and community engagement and service. The University has been delivering life-changing knowledge and discoveries to the state, region, nation, and the world for nearly 130 years. WSU enjoys productive partnerships with major industries in the state, including agribusiness, aerospace, health care, software, technology, and construction. The colleges at WSU Health Sciences Spokane have formed robust partnerships across the state of Washington, both with large medical centers and hospitals, as well as a variety of rural and community hospitals and clinics.

WSU is Washington’s land-grant university with campuses located statewide in Everett, Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities, Vancouver, and online through the Global Campus. WSU also has research centers located throughout the state and extension offices in every county. Learn about WSU’s statewide reach.

WSU employees promote academic excellence and innovative research with nationally recognized academic programs, renowned professors, students who make a difference, and vibrant communities.

WSU offers staff and faculty a comprehensive benefits package as well as professional development and a host of work/life quality programs. Explore WSU’s benefits.

Review the application instructions for instructions and tips on using the WSU Jobs site and applying for jobs at WSU.

WSU is Washington’s land-grant university with campuses located statewide in Everett, Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities, Vancouver, and online through the Global Campus. WSU also has research centers located throughout the state and extension offices in every county. Learn about WSU’s statewide reach.

WSU employees promote academic excellence and innovative research with nationally recognized academic programs, renowned professors, students who make a difference, and vibrant communities.

WSU offers staff and faculty a comprehensive benefits package as well as professional development and a host of work/life quality programs. Explore WSU’s benefits.

Review the application instructions for instructions and tips on using the WSU Jobs site and applying for jobs at WSU.

Diversity Profile: Washington State University

As a land-grant institution, diversity, equity, and inclusion serve as core values and beliefs of Washington State University (WSU). At the university, college, or department level, WSU is committed to fostering open, proactive dialogue to create a more inclusive culture at all its locations including the five physical campuses and its online Global Campus, as well as its 39 Extension offices, four research centers, and 25 small business development centers.

Core Belief

WSU is committed to achieving an ethical and socially just society for all. Instituting social change on a large scale begins at home with system-level policies that actively promote equity. The University is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout every aspect of its statewide system. We strive to create a climate that enables underrepresented students, faculty, and staff to thrive in communities that foster a sense of belonging in a culture of inclusion. The ultimate goal? Creation of institutional culture in which inclusion and equity are the norms, a model that helps move the world toward a place in which all people are treated with dignity and respect.

Core Value

Equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging. Promotion of an ethical and socially just society through an intentional commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.

WSU’s core ideology can be found in its System Strategic Plan. 

WSU’s Student Body

WSU's student body statewide is ethnically diverse: 31 percent of our students are underrepresented minorities, and first-generation students represent nearly 33 percent of the total enrollment. About 15 percent of WSU students hail from outside the state of Washington and about 7 percent are international students. System-wide enrollment reached a record 31,607 students in fall 2019.

Associate Vice Provost for Inclusive Excellence Recently Announced

Dr. Lisa Guerrero was recently named associate vice provost for inclusive excellence. Guerrero has been an active advocate for diversity and inclusion since joining the WSU faculty in 2004. She is currently a professor of Comparative Ethnic Studies in WSU’s School of Languages, Cultures, and Race. She will maintain her faculty position, while serving as associate vice provost in a half-time appointment.

Dr. Guerrero will provide leadership to academic affairs in implementing WSU’s commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion. She will help to identify and implement best practices and evidence-based approaches in faculty hiring, tenure and promotion, research support, faculty retention, teaching and mentoring, and curriculum planning. One of her first areas of responsibility will be to oversee the Racism and Social Inequality in the Americas faculty cluster hire program for Fall 2021.

Representative Affinity Groups

Representative affinity groups within the Washington State University system include the following:

WSU Resources and Offices

WSU Human Resource Services supports a climate of integrity and equity that actively reflects open, respectful dialog. Additional resources are available on the Human Resource Services website.

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