Teaching 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 is a promotable, non-tenure track teaching position with no research expectations. Additional summer teaching opportunities are available.

Responsibilities: The specific responsibilities for the position include:
  • Teach 24 credits (8 classes) in the sport management program each year. Courses taught will be part of the undergraduate and/or graduate sport management curriculum. Some courses will be taught in the online program.
  • 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 evidence of innovative and effective teaching at the college level that warrants appointment at the rank of Assistant Teaching Professor. Course instruction within this program uses both in-person and online structures and is expected to continue using these formats. 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 & Sales, Sport Governance, Sport Facility and Event Management, Sport Finance and Economics, Sport in the Global Market, and Liability and Sport. The above qualifications must be met by the time of appointment.

Review of Applications: Begins January 4th, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. To apply for this position, visit www.jobs.wvu.edu . 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) the applicant's teaching philosophy; (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: gonzalo.bravo@mail.wvu.edu .

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 “3rd 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 ( https://talentandculture.wvu.edu/new-employees ) and a range of progressive policies to support work-life integration ( https://faculty.wvu.edu/policies-and-procedures/work-life-integration ). WVU also offers a Dual Career Program (dualcareer.hr.wvu.edu) to assist partners in their career transition and job search and belongs to the OH/Western PA/WV Higher Education Recruitment Consortium ( https://www.hercjobs.org/oh-western-pa-wv ).

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.