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Visiting or Assistant Professor of Sports Management

Dominican University
River Forest, Illinois

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Visiting or Assistant Professor of Sports Management

Position Description


DOMINICAN UNIVERSITY’s Brennan School of Business is seeking applicants for a Visiting Assistant Professor (or Assistant Professor) position in Sports Management for the 2024-2025 academic year, beginning August 2024. This opening comes with a newly approved major in sports management to be part of the department of management, marketing, and international business. Selected candidate will have the opportunity to grow this program through our student body that has a large proportion of student athletes as well as through our network of alums and connections to the sports franchises based in Chicago and the US-Midwest. The standard teaching load for this position is 21 credit hours, which corresponds to seven courses during the academic year at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Candidates with expertise and specializations in all business-related fields within sports management will be considered. A strong candidate has the opportunity to be hired for a tenure-track line.


As a Sinsinawa Dominican-sponsored institution, in the Catholic intellectual tradition, Dominican University’s mission is to prepare students to pursue truth, to give compassionate service, and to participate in the creation of a more just and humane world. Designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), Dominican is a distinctively relationship-centered educational community known for its rigorous and engaging academic programs; for the care and respect with which it mentors students; for its enduring commitment to social justice; and for the enriching diversity of its students, faculty and staff.


Fully accredited by AACSB-International, the Brennan School of Business enrolls 431 undergraduate business majors, and approximately 106 graduate business students within the Master of Business Administration (MBA), the Master of Science in Accounting (MSA), and the Master of Science in Health Care Management (MSHCM) Programs. The Brennan School of Business prepares a diverse student body, through experiential education, to become ethically-minded business leaders who are committed to creating an equitable and sustainable global society.



Required Qualifications

  • Candidates must have a PhD in Sports Management or a related field from an AACSB accredited institution. ABD candidates will also be considered, if evidence is provided that a doctoral degree will be conferred before August 2024.
  • In addition, the candidate should demonstrate the ability or potential for teaching in the area of International Sports Management or related field.
  • The candidate should also have established a research and scholarly agenda, demonstrating the ability or potential to produce quality peer reviewed journal articles (e.g., ABDC list) and other intellectual contributions.
  • Required qualifications also include the ability to advise undergraduate students.


Preferred Qualifications

  • A background in university-level teaching of sports management courses is preferred.
  • The ability to advise and mentor undergraduate and graduate students is preferred.
  • A background in creating and implementing experiential learning projects in sports management is preferred, but candidates with all backgrounds will be considered.
  • Experience teaching students from diverse populations and demonstrated experience creating or leading undergraduate sports management programs is preferred.


About Dominican University:

Founded in 1901, Dominican University is a comprehensive, coeducational Catholic institution.  Dominican University is a relationship-centered community rooted in a vibrant liberal arts and sciences education, offering rigorous, integrative and innovative undergraduate, graduate and professional programs. It is known for its excellent academic programs, the care and respect with which it mentors its students, its enduring commitment to social justice, and the enriching diversity of its students, faculty and staff. U.S. News & World Report ranks Dominican No. 10 among master's-level universities in the Midwest. Dominican is also ranked #1 in the Chicago area and #3 in the Midwest in the “Top Performers in Social Mobility” category – making the university one of only two schools in the country within the Regional University category to be ranked among the top 10 overall and designated as an exemplar in social mobility.


Dominican is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI). Approximately 51% of the 3,000 currently enrolled students are Latino. Among undergraduates, 48% are Pell-eligible and 43% are the first in their families to attend college. Located on a 37-acre wooded campus in suburban River Forest, Illinois, and just 10 miles west of downtown Chicago, the university provides students and alumnae/i an accessible and welcoming location and superb access to a wealth of career, intellectual and cultural opportunities.


To Apply:

Applicants will submit a (1) cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) statement of teaching philosophy and a sample of intellectual contributions, and (4) the names and contact information of 3 references. The cover letter should address work and other experiences that highlight ability to interact effectively with a culturally diverse population of students, colleagues, and constituents. Any notable mentions of mentoring students and collaborating with colleagues in other disciplines and serving on committees for enrollment, recruiting, and marketing is welcome. Finalists in the search process will be asked to provide official transcripts. A background screening is required upon hire. The applications must be submitted online at and addressed to: Professor Anjali Chaudhry, Chair, Search Committee, Brennan School of Business.


A background screening is required.


Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled.


EEO Statement

Dominican University is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and is dedicated to the goal of building an equity-centered faculty and staff committed to teaching, working, and learning in a multicultural environment. Dominican University believes that justice, equity, and inclusion are critical to our growth and development and seek to recruit, develop, and retain from a diverse pool of applicants who bring varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds. If you need accommodations due to a disability, you may contact us at for assistance.

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