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Associate Professor: Sport Management

Howard University
Washington D.C.

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Howard University

Department of Health, Human Performance, & Leisure Studies

Associate Professor: Sport Management


The Department of Health, Human Performance, & Leisure Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences invites applications for a tenured or tenure-track position at the rank of Associate Professor with research interests in the area of sport management. We seek outstanding applicants with a demonstrated track record of excellence in research and teaching sport management courses. Professional/Clinical sport organizational experience is highly desired. Successful candidates are expected to develop vigorous, extramurally funded research programs in their areas of expertise. Candidates should actively participate in the Department's teaching and curriculum development at the undergraduate and future graduate levels, and mentor undergraduate and future graduate students. Evidence of interest and success in mentoring underrepresented students is highly desired. 

Howard University, a culturally diverse, comprehensive, research intensive and historically Black private university, provides an educational experience of exceptional quality at the undergraduate, graduate, and professional levels to students of high academic standing and potential, with particular emphasis on educational opportunities for Black students. Howard University is currently classified as an R2 research university with aspirations and actions underway to achieve R1 status. Howard is a residential campus of approximately 13,000 students located in the heart of the nation’s capital, Washington, DC.

The Department of Health, Human Performance, & Leisure Studies currently consists of eight full-time faculty members, conducting pure and applied research with specializations in Health Education, Exercise Science, & Sport Management. It offers BS degrees in each of those areas.

Required Qualifications:

  • Earned doctorate in Sport Management (HPER or with specialization in Sport Management/Administration) from an accredited institution;
  • Record of scholarship, teaching, and professional service commensurate with the rank of associate professor;
  • Effective communication and organizational skills; and
  • Evidence of the potential for successful grant writing.
  • Demonstrated leadership & regarded standing in sport management (fields, societies, academic associations, organizations, and/or higher education) is desirable.

Complete applications consist of a single PDF file containing:

1) Cover letter addressing qualifications listed above;

2) Current curriculum vitae;

3) Two-page statement of research accomplishments, interests and future plans;

4) Two-page statement of teaching experiences and philosophy; and

5) Names and contact information for at least three academic references who will provide letters upon request from the search committee.

Completed applications should be addressed to the Chair of the Department: Dr. E. Newton Jackson and submitted electronically to Screening will begin on March 1, 2024 and continue until the position is filled. The desired starting date is August 14, 2024. Additional details and information can be found at


The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender or gender identity, marital status, religion,  disability or protected veterans status. Veterans and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Inquiries regarding provisions for persons with disabilities or veterans status, Equal Employment Opportunity and Title IX should be directed to the Office of Employee Relations and Equal Employment Opportunity at 202-806-1280.




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