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Chair, Associate/Full Professor, Sports Administration

Ohio University
Athens, Ohio
Commensurate with experience and based on AACSB guidelines for a public accredited institution.
Posted Date
Sep 2, 2022

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Faculty Positions
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
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Full Time
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The Department of Sports Administration (DSA) in the College of Business at Ohio University is home to top world-ranked programs and the oldest sport management program in the world. We are recruiting for a Chairperson of the Department of Sports Administration (DSA) at the tenure-track rank of Associate or Full Professor to lead the Ohio sport family where traditions meets innovation. Preference will be given to individuals with a record of teaching and research with sport business or brand marketing experience, and a record of innovation. This position is in-person on campus in beautiful Athens, Ohio and is set to begin July 1, 2023, although the start date is somewhat flexible. Please apply by October 2, 2022 at for full consideration.

The position includes expertise in sport business content areas and teaches in graduate and undergraduate programs. It also appreciates innovative teaching pedagogies and will assist in the continued development of both residential and online curricula. The teaching load for department chairs is two courses (three releases).

The chairperson communicates and collaborates with students, faculty, sport business leaders, alumni, and other diverse internal and external constituencies. Additionally the chairperson provides leadership and personnel development within a complex organization while developing and executing an academic vision. A role within the College’s Executive Team as well as with DSA Alumni Advisory Board’s is also expected.

About Department of Sports Administration
The DSA is one of six academic departments in the College of Business and currently includes 10 full-time faculty members. The DSA is accredited by the Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA). The DSA offers one undergraduate and three graduate programs, as well as executive education. Currently, the DSA has approximately 400 undergraduate majors in Sport Management and 175 graduate students in its four graduate programs, the Master of Sports Administration, the Professional Master of Sports Administration, the Master in Athletic Administration, and the Master of Business Administration/Master of Sports Administration.

With a 50 year history, DSA is a global leader in sport business education. Ohio University’s Sports Administration program maintains close connections with many of our 4,000 loyal alumni working and leading in every sector of sports business. We house students from every corner of the world and all walks of life with industry leading job placement and average salary after graduation.

DSA graduates provide a crucial base of support for our programs, including hosting interns, serving as mentors, providing consulting and research projects, serving as guest lecturers, and providing financial support.

About The AECOM Center for Sports Administration
The AECOM Center for Sports Administration, housed in the DSA, brings together students, alumni, and sport industry executives, and serves as a resource to address the issues facing the sport industry. The AECOM Center plays a vital role in supporting students with experiential learning experiences.

About Ohio University College of Business
Ohio University’s College of Business is a top-ranked, AACSB-accredited business school that offers a hands-on, personalized experience for over 3,500 students at the undergraduate and gradual levels. We’re agile professionals who are disciplined risk takers, life-long learners, and curious global citizens. Our culture in the College of Business is one that is never complacent. We believe if there’s a better way, we should do it. We’re motivated to serve our students first and we will always find ways to do, and be, better. This includes finding additional incredible faculty and staff like you. We hope you’ll join us. Learn more at

Our Mission at the College of Business
We inspire innovators who strategically create value and motivate leaders who serve with grit and determination. We also nurture self-aware citizens who better the world of business.

About Ohio University
Ohio University strives to be the best student-centered, transformative learning community in America, where approximately 40,000 students realize their promise, faculty advance knowledge, staff achieve excellence, and alumni become global leaders. OHIO is committed to fostering, embracing, and celebrating diversity in all its forms. Our Athens Campus offers students a vibrant residential learning experience in one of the nation’s most picturesque academic settings. Additional campuses and centers serve students across the state, and online programs further advance the University’s commitment to providing educational access and opportunity.

About COB Diversity
Diversity is a core value of the College of Business at Ohio University. We believe that the educational environment is enhanced when diverse groups of people with diverse ideas come together to learn. The richness of the University community reflects diversity of culture, race, gender, region, age, religion, ideas, socioeconomic levels, sexual orientation, ability and a myriad of multi-cultures. You will find Ohio University is a microcosm of a global society. All persons are encouraged to apply.

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