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Assistant Professor - Sport & Recreation Management, Hart School

James Madison University
Harrisonburg, Virginia
Posted Date
Sep 13, 2022
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Assistant Professor - Sport & Recreation Management, Hart School

The Hart School of Hospitality, Sport, & Recreation Management at James Madison University is seeking applicants for a tenure-track position in Sport & Recreation Management at the rank of Assistant Professor, set to begin in Fall 2023. The Hart School is an affiliate academic unit in the College of Business. The Hart School serves approximately 1,000 students in both Sport & Recreation Management and Hospitality Management along with a Sport & Recreation Leadership program with more than 40 students at the Master’s level. Our mission is to engage in transformational education through innovative teaching, scholarship, and commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Duties and Responsibilities:

We are seeking an innovative and collaborative faculty member for teaching undergraduate courses in Sport & Recreation Management and possibly graduate courses in Sport & Recreation Leadership (3/3 teaching load). The applicant must be able to show evidence of a clear research agenda, work independently on research, and be willing to engage in collaborative scholarship with faculty and students across disciplines. The applicant should also be prepared to engage in service to the university, community, department, and profession.



The applicant must have a Ph.D. or terminal degree in sport or recreation management or a closely related field. The applicant must demonstrate strong commitment to teaching as well as evidence of successful publications or a 3-5-year plan for an active scholarship agenda. It is preferred that the applicant have previous experience working within the sport and/or recreation industry. ABDs are invited to apply.

To learn more and to apply, go to and reference posting F1970 or go to Review of applications begins 10/10/2022. Salary is commensurate with experience. Please do not send “paper” application packets or supplemental materials; all application materials must be submitted online. Questions may be directed to Dr. Emeka Anaza, search chair (

James Madison University is committed to creating and supporting a diverse and inclusive work and educational community that is free of all forms of discrimination. This institution does not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, parental status, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status We promote access, inclusion and diversity for all students, faculty, staff, constituents and programs, believing that these qualities are foundational components of an outstanding education in keeping with our mission. The university is interested in candidates whose experience and qualifications support an ongoing commitment to this core quality Anyone having questions concerning discrimination should contact the Office for Equal Opportunity: (540) 568-6991.

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