Assistant Professor in Kinesiology-Sport Management

Location
Illinois, United States
Salary
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted
Dec 02, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

About Western Illinois University:

Western Illinois University, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, serves over 7,500 students at its traditional, residential four-year campus in Macomb, IL and its metropolitan branch campus in Moline, IL. Compliance to state and federal hiring standards is coordinated through WIU's Office of Equal Opportunity & Access.

Western Illinois University is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity employer with a strong commitment to diversity. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from    a broad spectrum of people, including, but not limited to, minorities, veterans, women and individuals with disabilities. WIU has a non-discrimination policy that includes discrimination based on an individual's membership in the following classes: sex, race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and any other classes protected by state or federal law.

 

Job Description:

APPOINTMENT: Nine-month tenure track position beginning, August 19, 2021.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Assistant Professor of Sport Management will join a productive and motivated faculty who practice a student-centered approach to support preparing undergraduate and graduate students to become successful in their chosen profession. Candidates will primarily teach graduate sport management courses, provide academic advising to sport management graduate students, and other teaching responsibilities as assigned.

Expectations:

  • Engage in scholarly activity
  • Participate in curriculum development and assessment
  • Serve on Department, College and University committees
  • Participate in state, national, and or international organizations that serve the field of Sport Management and other organizations of interest.
  • Provide service to the community and the profession

RANK & SALARY: Assistant Professor.  Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Western Illinois University offers a competitive benefits package including domestic partner benefits. For full benefit information visit: http://www.wiu.edu/vpas/human_resources/benefits/

 


Requirements:

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:  Doctoral degree in Sport Management or a related field from a regionally accredited institution of Higher Education by the time of appointment.  Record of success or evidence of potential for success in graduate teaching, scholarship and service. 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:   Relevant practical experience in the sport industry, experience mentoring graduate students, and expertise in technology and/or demonstrated commitment to online courses.  Demonstrated competence in teaching graduate courses in at least four areas (sport governance, financial issues, facility and event management, sport marketing, organizational theory in sport, public and media relations, leadership in sport, and social & ethical issues in sport). Ability to work cooperatively with faculty and staff in diverse academic programs.  Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills which promote collegiality and collaboration.  

For a degree to be considered, it must be conferred from a regionally accredited degree-granting institution of higher education (or equivalent from an international accrediting body). Unless otherwise stated, the degree must be "in hand" at the time of application.

 


Additional Information:

THE DEPARTMENT: The Kinesiology Department's 14 full time faculty members serve a growing department of about 250 undergraduate students majoring in four B.S. degree programs in Dietetics, Exercise Science, Nutrition and Food Service Management, and Physical Education Teacher Education, and approximately 75 graduate students majoring in the M.S. degree programs in Kinesiology and Sport Management. The Department has an array of facilities that support teaching and research related to sport management, athletic training, bio-mechanics, human performance, and pedagogy. For more information go to www.wiu.edu/kinesiology.

THE UNIVERSITY: Since 1902, Western Illinois University has provided outstanding educational opportunities to individuals in west central Illinois and well beyond our region and state. WIU's traditional residential campus in Macomb, Illinois, is the educational, cultural and athletic center of the region, while the WIU-Quad Cities non-residential branch campus in Moline, Illinois, is the only public university in the immediate Quad Cities region.

More than 66 undergraduate degree programs, nearly 40 graduate programs and two doctoral programs prepare students for a successful career after graduation. Outside the classroom at Western, concerts, lectures, presentations, films, dance performances and more are performed each year, along with numerous major theatrical and dance productions and studio shows, as well as a variety of service-oriented projects and activities, all in a diverse and inclusive campus environment. The Multicultural Center is home to four cultural and resource centers: The Gwendolyn Brooks, Casa Latina, the Women's Center, and the LGBT*QA Resource Center.

These cultural and resource centers promote WIU's goal of enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion through educational programming and advocacy.

The University's athletics program, based on the Macomb campus, sponsors 19 NCAA Division I intercollegiate men's and women's varsity sports. Football competes in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision through the Missouri Valley Football Conference; all other varsity sports compete at the Division I level through The Summit League.

WIU-Macomb, IL (Student Population: 6,432): A traditional, residential four-year campus with offering a comprehensive slate of undergraduate and graduate programs, including a doctorate in education, WIU-Macomb is located in the heart of west central Illinois in Macomb (population 20,000). Amtrak provides twice-daily service from Macomb to Chicago (and point in-between).

Macomb is located approximately 75 miles from the Quad Cities International Airport (Moline, IL) and 70 miles from the Greater Peoria Regional Airport (Peoria, IL).

WIU-Quad Cities (Student Population: 1,192): The only public university in the Quad Cities area, WIU-QC offers select undergraduate and graduate programs, including a doctorate in education and a doctorate in environmental studies, at its metropolitan, non-residential campus in Moline, IL.

 


Application Instructions:

Complete applications include:

1. A letter of application

2. Current curriculum vita or resume

3. Names, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three current professional references

4. A separate statement regarding your commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion

Please upload the requested documents by clicking "APPLY NOW" or navigating to the WIU Employment page at the following URL located http://www.wiu.edu/employment/

Screening of applicants will begin January 14, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.

Western Illinois University endeavors to provide a safe environment for its employees and students and requires candidates to submit to a background investigation upon offer of employment. Employment is contingent upon compliance with University policies and procedures relating to the receipt and evaluation of information contained in the background investigation.

Questions regarding the search may be directed to: Dr. Renee Polubinsky, Chair, Department of Kinesiology at (309)-298-1981 or RL-Polubinsky@wiu.edu.

For assistance with the online application system, contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access at (309)-298-1977 or at eoa-office@wiu.edu.

Western Illinois University is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity employer with a strong commitment to diversity. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from   a broad spectrum of people, including, but not limited to, minorities, women and individuals with disabilities. WIU has a non-discrimination policy that includes discrimination based on an individual's membership in the following classes: sex, race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and any other classes protected by state or federal law.