Assistant Professor, Sport Management - College of Education (6455)
Position Description Summary
The Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education at Northern Illinois University has a highly regarded regional and national reputation for the quality of its graduates, and its programs have been highly commended by external accreditation agencies. Faculty are nationally and internationally recognized for their research and leadership in the area of professional service. We seek a dedicated and innovative individual to join our well-established and nationally recognized sport management program in Fall 2021. We invite you to contribute to a caring, committed, and collaborative professional environment that focuses on promoting excellence and engagement in teaching and learning, research and scholarship, and outreach and service. This presents a rewarding professional opportunity for a highly qualified, enthusiastic, and motivated individual to join our team and further enhance the program’s regional, national, and international reputation. Furthermore, we seek faculty who embrace NIU’s mission of providing opportunity to a diverse student body by providing them with access to high quality education and hands-on involvement in research and community engagement.
The department is seeking an assistant professor in our sport management program. Teaching areas are flexible depending upon the strengths of the successful applicant, but will include a combination of undergraduate/graduate courses in the areas of sport marketing, sales, finance, management, esports, college athletics administration, communications, and/or law. Moreover, the successful applicant will contribute in the areas of scholarly productivity; grant procurement; student mentorship; university, college, and departmental committee service; and the establishment of partnerships with professional organizations within both the Illinois region and nationally. Additionally, the successful candidate will participate in student recruitment and retention initiatives, develop innovative department/college curricular and programmatic initiatives, including, but not limited to, industry outreach activities and programs that serve to benefit students in the program.
Earned doctorate in sport management or relevant related field by time of appointment ( ABD considered with established defense date); evidence of capability to engage in and publish research and present at professional meetings; demonstrated knowledge and awareness of professional developments related to area of specialization; past work experience in the sports industry; experience in working with students and colleagues from multi-cultural backgrounds.
Evidence of teaching effectiveness at the college level; record of scholarly collaboration; capability to write grants to obtain external funding; skill in use of instructional and computer technology in course delivery; experience and interest in student mentorship and sport industry outreach; desire to further the College of Education’s efforts to enhance social justice through mentoring of students, curricular examination, and service work.
Competitive and dependent upon qualifications and experience
8:00am - 4:30 pm
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Special Instructions to Applicants
Submit a letter of application which includes a statement of teaching philosophy and research interests tailored to the position; curriculum vita; the names and contact information of four professional references; and transcripts (unofficial copies are acceptable for initial review of application; official copies required to confirm appointment) through the NIU Human Resource Services’ online job application system (see https://employment.niu.edu/54754). For additional information, see http://www.cedu.niu.edu/knpe or contact search chair Steve Howell (firstname.lastname@example.org; 815-753-1157). Review of complete applications will begin February 1, 2021; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Appointment is subject to a satisfactory criminal background check. AA/ EEO Institution.
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- List of References
- Statement of Teaching Philosophy