Assistant Professor of Sport Management

University of Georgia
Georgia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Aug 25, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Business & Management, Management, Other Business & Management, Health & Medicine, Kinesiology, Exercise Physiology & Physical Education, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Recreation & Leisure Studies
Employment Type
Full Time

Position Summary

The Department of Kinesiology at the University of Georgia invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the assistant professor rank in the area of sport management to begin August 1, 2023. The Department seeks to hire a faculty member with strong quantitative skills with research and teaching interests in the business, management, or marketing of sport.

The assistant professor of Sport Management (emphasis in Sport Marketing) will:
  • Teach undergraduate and graduate level courses in the candidate’s
    area of expertise.
  • Establish a high-quality, focused line of research that includes
    collaboration with undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Seek external funding for research projects and/or educational
  • Advise graduate students and direct thesis and dissertation research.
  • Participate in the development of the sport management program.
  • Serve the institution and profession.
Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants should submit all of the following :
  • A letter of application specifically responsive to the responsibilities and required qualifications of the position as described above.
  • Curriculum vitae.
  • Research statement (2-page maximum).
  • Teaching statement (2-page maximum).
  • Statement of diversity, equity, and inclusion (2-page maximum).
  • Three recent research articles published or in review. (Must be combined into one PDF file.)
  • Names and contact information of three professional references.
*Transcripts and letters of reference will be required only from finalists.

Applications will begin to be reviewed upon receipt. All applications received by September 30, 2022 ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­are assured of full consideration.

Questions may be addressed to the search committee chair, Dr. Steve Salaga at

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Working Title

Assistant Professor of Sport Management



About the University of Georgia

The University of Georgia ( UGA ), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities, is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( ). UGA is currently ranked among the top 15 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 39,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 9,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 18 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

About the College/Unit/Department

As the 4th largest public college of education in the country and the 3rd largest college at UGA, the Mary Frances Early College of Education ( MFECOE ) improves the lives of residents of Georgia and beyond through our instruction, research, and service. The MFE COE is a comprehensive college with disciplines focused on teacher preparation, counseling and human development, communication sciences, human movement sciences, career development, student affairs, and educational administration and policy. We place significant emphasis on graduate education with approximately 40% of our students at the graduate level, making us the second largest college at UGA with respect to graduate education.

Named for Mary Frances Early, UGA’s first African American graduate, in February 2020, the MFE COE has a long and distinguished history as a leader in diversity, equity, and inclusion. Our other strengths include a) partnerships with multiple units on campus, in the local community, and across the state of Georgia, b) faculty expertise manifested in well- regarded scholarship and applied practice, and c) recognition of our academic programs by external stakeholders.

The Department of Kinesiology has 25 full‐time faculty members and offers B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. programs in the academic areas of sport management, exercise science, and health and physical education. Department faculty members are nationally and internationally recognized for their scholarly accomplishments and teaching excellence. The Department has exceptional
facilities in the Ramsey Center located on the main campus.

The University of Georgia ( ) is a land grant/sea grant institution, with several campuses in Georgia and overseas. The main campus is in Athens, Georgia, a city highly-ranked as a top place to live, with a population of 120,000 and located 65 miles northeast of Atlanta (see and ). Besides the University of Georgia Athletic Association, the greater metropolitan area of Atlanta provides abundant opportunities for research, teaching, and professional engagement.

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Retirement Plan

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Benefits Eligible


Advertised Salary

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Effective End Date (for Limited-Term postings)

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Job Closing Date

Open until filled


Location of Vacancy

Athens Area

EEO Statement

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR (

Position Details

Position Information

Classification Title

Assistant Professor


Faculty Rank

Assistant Professor

Contract Type

Academic (9 mo.)

Tenure Status

Tenure Track

Minimum Qualifications

An earned doctorate (Ph.D. or equivalent) in sport management or a related field by the start date.

Additional Requirements

Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, and/or Certification

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies
  • Evidence of high-quality research and teaching.
  • Demonstrated ability to secure external funding or evidence of potential to do so.
Physical Demands

Is this a Position of Trust?


Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources?


Does this position require a P-Card?


Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position?


Is driving a responsibility of this position?


Does this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care?


Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications)


Credit and P-Card policy

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.



•Teach undergraduate and graduate level courses in sport marketing and other courses in the candidate’s area of expertise.
•Establish a high-quality, focused line of research that includes collaboration with undergraduate and graduate students.
•Seek external funding for research projects and educational programs.
•Advise graduate students and direct thesis and dissertation research.
•Participate in the development of the sport management program.

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Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Sample Publications
  4. Other Documents #1
  5. List of References with Contact Information
  6. Teaching Portfolio/Philosophy
  7. Research Portfolio/Philosophy
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