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Assistant Professor of Sport Management

Clemson University
South Carolina, United States
Salary Not specified
Start date
Nov 17, 2023

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Clemson University: College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences: Parks, Recreation & Tourism Management
Assistant Professor of Sport Management

Location: Sirrine 170 PRTM


Clemson University's Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management (PRTM) ( in the College of BSHS ( seeks applicants for a nine-month tenure-track Assistant Professor with a focus on sport management. This position starts in August 2024 and is located on the campus of Clemson University in Clemson, South Carolina. Currently, the Sport and Recreation Management emphasis area within the PRTM program at Clemson University serves over 200 students and growing.

We seek a faculty member who will continue the program's excellence in teaching, demonstrate an emerging line of fundable research related to sport, have expertise in contemporary quantitative analyses, translation, and application, and exhibit proficiency in open-source statistical tools (e.g., R, Python). The successful candidate will collaborate with faculty across the PRTM department, College of Behavioral, Social, and Health Sciences, and broader university; conduct relevant research, teach undergraduate and graduate level courses, advise and mentor graduate students through theses and dissertations, engage in departmental, college, and university service, and carry out other departmental duties as required.

Clemson offers a competitive salary and start-up package (including annual travel, graduate student support, research start-up funding, and a one-course release and partial summer funding in the first two years).

Clemson University is a selective, public, land-grant university in a college-town setting along a dynamic Southeastern corridor. It is located on the shore of Lake Hartwell, in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, directly adjacent to Downtown Clemson, and just a 45 minute drive from the city of Greenville, South Carolina. The University is committed to world-class teaching, research and public service in the context of general education, student development and continuing education, and is classified as a Carnegie R1 University. Founded in 1889, Clemson is the land grant institution of South Carolina with more than 22,000 students in over 200-degree programs.

The Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management is one of the largest of its type in North America, with 44 full-time faculty and 21 professional staff. We serve 435 undergraduate majors and 157 graduate students, with all of our M.S. and Ph.D. options being delivered both on campus and online.


Minimum Qualifications/Requirements:
  • Doctoral degree in parks, recreation, tourism, sport management or a related field. (Candidates who are ABD and have an anticipated completion date of August 10, 2024 will be considered.)
  • Experience or demonstrated potential to develop a successful, funded line of inquiry related to sport management with a focus on quantitative research methods.
  • Experience or demonstrated ability to teach courses in the PRTM undergraduate and graduate core curriculum including programming, administration, finance/budgeting, marketing/promotions, risk management, etc.
  • Experience or demonstrated ability to teach and develop courses in sport management to include; sport governance and policy; sport analytics; sport law; sport finance; sport facility management; sport marketing; inclusion and diversity in sport; sports information; and other courses that meet industry needs and student interests.
  • Knowledge of professional career pathways in the sport industry, including amateur and youth sport, sport for development, sport governing bodies, non-profit and philanthropic sport, international sport, campus recreational and collegiate athletics, professional sport, adaptive sport, etc.
  • Experience or demonstrated ability to teach in multiple environments (face-to-face, hybrid, and both synchronous and asynchronous online).
  • Experience working with, supervising, and/or developing field-based learning, practica, developing international study abroad or domestic study away programs, and/or internships in the sport industry.

Application Instructions

Review of applications will begin December 8, 2023 and continue until the position is filled. To apply, please follow this link upload the following items:
  1. cover letter addressing the specified position expectations and qualifications outlined above;
  2. teaching statement,
  3. research statement,
  4. the names and contact information of three references; and
  5. curriculum vitae.

If you have questions, please contact: Dr. Skye Arthur-Banning, Search Committee Chair, 864-650-4299 or

This institution is using Interfolio's By Committee to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can upload all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Clemson University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information. Clemson University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and encourages applications from minorities and women.


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