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Open Rank Faculty Position in Sport Management

High Point University
High Point, North Carolina
Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Nov 14, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Business & Management, Management
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Nido R. Qubein School of Communication at High Point University is searching for a new colleague to teach in the Sport Management program. This non-tenure track position is open to candidates of all ranks and will begin August 2023.  The individual hired will be eligible for promotion and a multi-year, renewable contract. Consistent with tenure track expectations, our colleague will be expected to maintain an active research or professional development program and will be provided with funding to maintain a professional growth trajectory. 


The successful candidate will teach a variety of undergraduate courses in sport management, such as Sport Law, Sport Marketing, Organizational Behavior in Sport Organizations, and/or other related classes. Depending on candidate qualifications, there will be an opportunity to add more specialized courses to the curriculum or teach in our innovative, new graduate program in Communication and Business Leadership. The regular teaching load at HPU is three, four-credit-hour courses per semester on a 9-month contract with the opportunity for summer teaching. Instructors teach a 4-4 load; professors-of-the-practice, who must have at least 15 years of progressively responsible sport management-related experience, teach a 3-3 load and carry additional administrative responsibilities such as advising one of the extracurricular initiatives offered within the sport management program. Faculty will also have the opportunity to teach study abroad courses.


Essential Qualifications

  • Be a good communicator and collaborator who can thrive in a dynamic, fast-paced, team-oriented environment A commitment to quality teaching, professional growth, and university service University level teaching experience



  • A Ph.D. in sport management or a related field, preferred A master’s degree in sport management or a related field with extensive professional experience may be considered.


Essential Functions

  • Mentor and advise undergraduate sport management majors   Serve as a faculty advisor for student internship experiences Maintain an active research or professional development program. Act as a representative and advocate for the program, school, and the university. Actively participate in committees within the department, school, and university. Undertake other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the department chair.

Sport Management (SMG) at High Point University

The Sport Management program, housed in the Sport, Event, and Hospitality Management Department within the Nido R. Qubein School of Communication, has undergone tremendous growth and transformation in recent years and currently enrolls over 250 students. Our curriculum is designed to expose students to all facets of the sports world, with an emphasis on developing critical leaders in an ever-changing global industry. Classes offer a unique blend of management, leadership, professional development, and sport sociology education, creating the perfect environment to foster skill development, critical thinking, and innovation. Our students have gone on to work for some of the premier sport organizations in the nation, while others have taken their education to the next level at graduate programs around the country. More information about the sport management program can be found here:


Application Deadline

Screening of applications will begin January 15, 2023. Priority will be given to applicants who meet the screening deadline; however, the position will remain open until filled. It is anticipated the position will begin employment with the fall 2023 semester.


To Apply

Applicants should apply online:


Applicants should submit the following documents in one PDF file:

  • Cover letter briefly addressing your qualifications, teaching philosophy, professional history, and interest in teaching in the program
  • Current CV with complete professional and academic history
  • Unofficial transcript of your highest degree awarded
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness
  • Name, email, and phone contact information for three (3) references


Only complete packages electronically submitted will be considered and reviewed. High Point University is committed to excellence and diversity, is an EOE, and can interview only those who are qualified to work in the USA.


Search Committee Chair

For additional information regarding this position, please contact the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Arden Anderson (  


High Point University

The Nido R. Qubein School of Communication is a dynamic community of 31 teachers, scholars, and professionals serving approximately 1000+ undergraduate and graduate students. It houses ten different undergraduate majors, nine minors, and two graduate programs. More information about the school can be found here:


High Point University is a private liberal arts institution with approximately 5,200 undergraduate and graduate students from across the US and more than 50 other countries. U.S. News & World Report ranked HPU #1 among Regional Colleges in the South, #1 for Best Undergraduate Teaching in the South, and #1 among Up-and-Coming Schools in the South. High Point University currently offers 58 undergraduate majors, 57 undergraduate minors and 13 graduate degree programs, including doctoral programs in educational leadership, pharmacy, and physical therapy. To find out more about HPU, please visit our website:


At High Point University the faculty and staff are devoted to ensuring every student receives an extraordinary education in an inspiring environment with caring people. High Point University is a God, family and country school. High Point University does not sponsor H1-B Visas. High Point University prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, genetic information or veteran status and other legally protected statuses. The University considers a strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion as a core component of our mission and encourages all applicants to apply.

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