Assistant Professor of Sport Management – College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences

The College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences (CPASS) at West Virginia University is seeking applicants for an Assistant Professor of Sport Management within the Department of Sport Sciences. CPASS serves approximately 1,500 students across 14 degree programs at the bachelor's, master's, and doctoral levels. Our mission focuses on conducting and disseminating high-quality research, preparing students to be leaders and innovators in their fields, and enhancing the quality of life for the residents of our state through outreach efforts. The Sport Management program offers B.S. and M.S. (Online and on-campus) degree options. We are looking for a highly qualified individual who can contribute to this mission by working with other faculty, learners, and community partners in a dynamic and collaborative scholarly environment.


August 13, 2021 - This position is promotable and tenurable and has an annual nine-month appointment. Additional summer teaching opportunities are available.

Responsibilities: The specific responsibilities for the position include:
  • Maintain a systematic line of scholarship that leads to publications in the sport management field.
  • Acquire funding to support research agenda.
  • Teach six credits of undergraduate and/or graduate sport management courses each semester.
  • Mentor undergraduate and graduate sport management students, and provide service to the program.
  • Serve on appropriate University and College-wide committees.

Qualifications :

An earned doctoral degree in sport management or closely related area. ABDs will be considered, but terminal degree must be conferred by the time of appointment start date. Applicants must demonstrate a clear research agenda, evidence of conducting and publishing high-quality research, and the ability to seek, write, submit, and secure external funding to support their research. Applicants must demonstrate the ability to teach at the college level that warrants appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor at West Virginia University. In addition, applicants must be able to teach a variety of courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels that may include Introduction to Sport Management, Sport Management Processes, Sport Marketing, Research Methods, Fundraising and Development, Sport Governance, Sport Sponsorships and Sales, and Current Issues in Sport Management. The above qualifications must be met by the time of appointment. The College is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.

Review of Applications: Begins January 4th, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. To apply for this position, visit . It should be noted that complete and professional quality documentation must be submitted for candidates to be considered for this position.

Letter of Application/Nomination and Credentials :

To apply, candidates must submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and contact information for four professional references (names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses). The letter of application should address: (1) research and grant writing background and plan for the future; (2) ability to teach college level courses (online and in-person) listed in this job description; and (3) ability to mentor, provide leadership, and advise college students.

Direct specific application questions to: Dr. Gonzalo Bravo, College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences, PO BOX 6116, Morgantown, WV 26506-6116 Email: .

West Virginia University is the flagship, land-grant institution of higher education in the state of West Virginia and one of the 46 institutions nationwide defined as both a land-grant institution and a Carnegie-classified R1 (Highest Research Activity) institution. The university is also a Carnegie classified Community Engagement institution. Ranked among the top 100 public universities, WVU offers over 190 degree programs to approximately 31,000 students through its 15 colleges and schools. The city of Morgantown has 55,000 residents with affordable housing, excellent schools, family orientated community, a picturesque countryside and many outdoor activities. Morgantown has been ranked as the #1 Small City in America,” the “Best Small City in the East,” and the “3 Best Small Town” in the nation. The immediate region has a diverse population of approximately 350,000 residents. Morgantown is also within easy traveling distance of several larger metropolitan and cultural centers, including Pittsburgh, PA, Washington DC, Baltimore, MD, and Columbus, OH. This area has a strong economy and an unemployment rate below the national average.

Morgantown is a safe, inclusive, and family-friendly community. WVU provides faculty members with a supportive environment for developing a visible and productive career ( ) and a range of progressive policies to support work-life integration ( ). WVU also offers a Dual Career Program ( to assist partners in their career transition and job search and belongs to the OH/Western PA/WV Higher Education Recruitment Consortium ( ).

West Virginia University is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer, and is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff, and students, and invites applications from all qualified applicants regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, nationality, genetics, disability, or Veteran status.

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