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Assistant Teaching Professor & Undergrad Prog Director in Sport Mgmt

Job Title

Assistant Teaching Professor & Undergrad Prog Director in Sport Mgmt


Health Sport &Exercise Science

Primary Campus

University of Kansas Lawrence Campus

Job Description

60% - Teaching
Nine credit hours per semester (Fall and Spring) in the Sport Management program at the University of Kansas. Anticipated course load is three face-to-face or hybrid (part online, part face-to-face) courses in the undergraduate program each semester. The specific courses will be determined based on program need.

20% - Program Director
Candidate will serve as undergraduate program director, contribute to sustaining program standards, and coordinating all aspects of both the undergraduate major and minor. The candidate will work with the department chair to develop a strategic vision for the program, coordinate teaching schedules for each semester, and completing yearly formal and informal evaluations of the major and minor.

10% - Service
Candidate will also contribute to the service mission of the HSES Department, School of Education and Human Sciences, and the University of Kansas.

10% Scholarly Engagement
Active in scholarly engagement activities including but not limited to carrying out course transformation, assessment of learning outcomes, development of pedagogical teaching practices that expand and delivers new methods of teaching to precipitate dynamic learning engagements or other activities to implement innovations in teaching and learning. Scholarly engagement is broadly defined, but typically, not exclusively, includes participation in or presenting professional development and workshops, scholarly presentations at meetings, publications, documenting and disseminating the results of inquiry into improving teaching and learning.

Req ID(Ex: 10567BR)


Conditions of Employment

Limited Term

Contact Information to Applicants

Dr. Brian Gordan
Associate Professor, Sport Management

Limited Term End Date


Position Number


Required Qualifications

  1. Ph.D., Ed.D., or other terminal degree (or ABD, must be completed with degree by end of the first year of employment) in Sport Management or related field.
  2. Served as the lead or co-instructor for at least one course in a university setting.
  3. Experience working with diverse populations as evidenced by application materials and interview.

Employee Class


Advertised Salary Range

Commensurate with experience



Preferred Qualifications

  1. Experience as a sport management professional.
  2. Intermediate to advanced technological skills, including experience with online/remote education.

Position Overview

The Department of Health, Sport, and Exercise Sciences (HSES) in the University of Kansas, School of Education and Human Sciences is seeking a candidate for Assistant Teaching Professor and Undergraduate Program Director in Sport Management. The candidate will be responsible for teaching in the undergraduate degree program while also serving as the program director of the Sport Management undergraduate major and minor. This is an academic year (9-month) appointment, full-time, non-tenure track position starting August 18, 2023. The initial appointment is through 5/16/2026 and is subject to a comprehensive review for future renewal.

At the KU School of Education and Human Sciences, assistant/associate/full teaching professors incorporate teaching excellence through engagement with students and continued scholarly activity to further and transform learning outcomes by developing new practices or learning engagements to innovate the areas of teaching and learning. Faculty across the school are available as active collaborators throughout the course of the appointment. KU is searching for applicants that are committed to excellence who can contribute to the University’s innovative, collaborative, and multidisciplinary initiatives to educate leaders, build healthy communities, and make discoveries that will change the world ( ).

The University of Kansas is a major educational and research institution with a student body of over 27,000 students representing every state and more than 100 foreign countries on five campuses, 2,600 faculty members, and service centers throughout the state. The main campus is in Lawrence, a vibrant, thriving community of more than 94,000 that is just 40 miles west of Greater Kansas City and 20 miles from the state capital. The community is known for its support of the arts and education and regularly appears in various “best town” listings. KU, a member of the Association of American Universities, consistently earns excellent ratings for its academic programs from U.S. News & World Report. It has also committed itself to expanding its innovative research and commercialization programs. The special education program consistently ranks number one among public institutions.

In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide equal education and employment opportunities, the university actively encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups in higher education. The University of Kansas is especially interested in hiring faculty members who can contribute to the Jayhawks Rising Strategic Plan (see ). The successful candidate must be eligible to work in the U.S, by the time of appointment.



Application Review Begins


Anticipated Start Date


Additional Candidate Instruction

For a complete announcement and to apply online, go to: . Application deadline is Monday, March 6, 2023. For consideration, apply no later than Sunday, March 5, 2023. A complete application includes an online application and the following items:
  • Curriculum vita
  • Letter of application that identifies professional interests generally and specific interests and background relevant to this position.
  • Teaching philosophy/statement
  • Vision Statement for the Undergraduate Major and Minor at KU, specifically detailing areas of emphasis for training sport management graduates in the next five years.
  • A list of three professional/academic references with contact information.
In addition to the materials above, learning about each applicant's contribution and engagement in areas of diversity is an important part of KU's mission. As a result, applicants will be presented the following question at the time of application. The response must be within 4,000 characters or less.
  • Describe your experiences working with people from diverse backgrounds and explain how those experiences reflect your commitments to diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging.
Only complete application will be considered. Other documentation may be requested from candidate finalists. Finalists will be required to submit to a background investigation. The preferred position starting date is August 18, 2023.

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