Adjunct - Sport Management (Pool)



Adjunct - Sport Management (Pool)


Benedictine University is an inclusive academic community, inspired by the Catholic intellectual tradition and Benedictine values. We seek employees who will contribute to the advancement of our mission by helping students shape lives of meaning and purpose as engaged citizens who care for the Earth, welcome people of diverse faiths and cultures, and promote the common good.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

The Sport and Exercise Science Program in the College of Education and Health Services, in partnership with the Goodwin College of Business, invites applications for adjunct, part-time lecturer positions in Sport Management. The Sport and Exercise Science Program seeks candidates with expertise and experience in the following areas:

  • Organization & Administration in Sport Programs
  • Fiscal Management in Sport Administration
  • Sports Marketing
  • Leadership Skills in Sport
  • Sport Sponsorship
  • Ethical Decision-Making in Sport
  • Legal Aspects of Sports
  • Globalization in Sports
  • Sport Information Management
  • Contemporary Issues in Sport


Responsibilities

Teach one or more of the following courses:

  • SES 3303 Introduction to Sport Management: This course addresses skills related to strong leadership and management in the world of sport. This course focuses on the four central management functions: planning, organizing, leading, and controlling. This course goes beyond explaining important concepts in order to apply management principles and skills. Students will put concepts into action as sport managers, developing the skills of creative problem solving and strategic planning, and developing the ability to lead, organize, and delegate. Common Professional Component topics outlined by the Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA) are addressed in this course including the topics of sport management foundations, functions, environment, experiential learning, and career development. Prerequisite: 60 completed credit hours. 3 semester credit hours. Typically offered: Fall Term.
  • SES 3326 Sport Leadership: This course provides a foundational and contextualized understanding of thought and practice in leadership. Students apply theoretical foundations of leadership in sport to sport-related organizations of all types and sizes. This course focused on four main areas: 1) understanding the elements of business and educational environments in which sport organizations operate, 2) applying leadership thought and action by addressing critical challenges of the present and future including decision making, organizational change, emotional intelligence, vision, strategic planning, and crisis management and, 3) creating a professional growth and development plan with the goals of continued self-understanding, personal development, and leadership monitoring. Prerequisite: 60 completed credit hours. 3 semester credit hours. Typically offered: Spring Term.
  • MNGT 3305 Strategic Management in Sport: This course is organized into four parts: 1) an overview of the field and the important leadership concepts associated with it, 2) identification of various sport management settings, 3) understanding functional areas of sport management, including sport marketing, sport consumer behavior, sport communication, sport facility and event management, and 4) analysis of current sport management issues, including how sport management interfaces with law, sociology, globalization, analytics, and research. Special attention is given to students' abilities to make principled, ethical decisions and on the ability to think critically in a wide range of situations. Common Professional Component topics outlined by the Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA) are addressed in this course including the topics of sport management foundations, functions, environment, experiential learning, and career development. Prerequisite: 60 completed credit hours. 3 semester credit hours. Typically offered: Spring Term.
  • MKGT 3305 Sport Marketing: This course provides a foundational and contextualized understanding of thought and practice in sport marketing. This course is organized around four main areas: 1) understanding the field of sport marketing as an area of study and profession, 2) applying methods used for researching and studying the behaviors of sport consumers, including an overview of marketing segmentation, and 3) creating a sport marketing plan through branding, sales and service, engagement and activation, community relations, and social media, and 4) understanding basic sport law topics and integration of a sport marketing plan with an organization. Prerequisite: 60 completed credit hours. 3 semester credit hours. Typically offered: Spring Term.
  • SES 5610 Managerial Responsibilities of Sports Coaching : This online course addresses the responsible management of program resources in sport coaching. Students learn strategies for professional sport leadership with stakeholders, and collaboration with program directors to fulfill all legal responsibilities and risk management procedures associated with coaching. Components of effective contest management are also addressed. Pre-Requisite: Graduate student status or department consent. 3 semester credit hours. Typically offered: Online Course during Online Session 04.


Successful adjunct lecturers will teach in-person courses in in the Sport Management minor hosted jointly by the Sport and Exercise Science program in the College of Education and Health Services, and the Goodwin College of Business. There is also an opportunity to teach an online course in Sport Management as part of our newly offered M.S. in Sport Coaching Development Programme. Successful adjunct lecturers will exercise instructional freedom while teaching established learning objectives aligned with national learning standards. Course texts and some course assessments may be pre-determined. Support of program, college, and university policies is assumed. Courses are hosted in-person on the Lisle campus unless otherwise stated. Coordination of course time is available, and in-person courses may be hosted during the typical school day or in evenings.

Location: Lisle, IL; Mesa, AZ
Category: Adjunct Faculty - Health - Sport Management
Application Due: 10/31/2020
Type: Adjunct/Part-Time
College/School: College of Education and Health Services

Required Qualifications:



A Master's degree is required for all undergraduate course assignments. Candidates without an earned master’s degree will not be considered. Doctoral degrees are typically required for all graduate course assignments. However, an appropriate amount of education and work experience may qualify master’s-prepared candidates to teach at the graduate level.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Doctoral Degree (ABD applicants are encouraged to apply)
  • Experience as a full-time sport administrator (e.g. Front Office personnel, athletic directors, etc.) Candidates with current full-time appointments are invited to apply.


Application Materials:

  • Statement of interest, no more than 1000 words. The statement should explicitly address 1) interest and experience in teaching and 2) how your experience in related content areas will be used to increase student learning.
  • Resume/CV. Highlighted sections should include 1) experience teaching and 2) experience in sport with tangible outcomes from your work service.
  • Two references that can speak to your teaching abilities
  • Two references that can speak to your experience in sport
  • References between teaching and experience may overlap


Salary: $900 per credit with completed master’s degree; $1000 per credit with completed doctoral degree

Specific questions on the position can be directed to Dr. Marshall Milbrath at mmilbrath@ben.edu. Please limit inquiries to email correspondence.

Benedictine University does not discriminate in its admissions or educational policies, programs or activities; scholarship and loan programs; athletic and other University administered programs or employment practices on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, military or veteran status, marital status, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. The laws applicable to Benedictine University include constitutional and statutory protections of the University's rights as a religiously sponsored institution. This policy of equal employment opportunity applies to all employment and personnel practices including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, promotion, training and compensation.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

Benedictine University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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