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Assistant or Associate Contract Professor of Management & Sport Management

Department of Management
Washington D.C.
Commensurate with experience
Date posted
Jan 17, 2024

The George Washington University School of Business (GWSB) invites applications for an Industry Professor of Management & Sport Management, a full-time, specialized contract faculty position beginning as early as Fall 2024.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

The selected candidate will be required to teach 18 credits (six-course teaching load) each academic year using their domain expertise in the fields of facility management, social, digital, and traditional media and communication, event management, and collegiate athletics including Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL). The selected candidate will also need to support advising undergrad, master’s and graduate certificate students in their academic field.

Minimum Qualifications:

Applicants must have a Ph.D. or terminal degree in a relevant field (e.g., JD) or a masters degree and a minimum of ten years of sport industry experience. Applicants must have a minimum of 10 years of teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels with both on-campus and online delivery formats. Applicants must have a teaching record that demonstrates excellence and a commitment to student advising and service. Applicants must demonstrate active engagement in Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL) activities. Prior experience with an agency, as a publicist, or working with various forms of media, including social media, print, and broadcast is required. Rank is commensurate with the qualifications.

Other Information:

The GWSB Department of Management supports research and teaching related to the business of sport at the undergraduate and graduate level including the Master of Science in Sport Management, BBA and MBA sport management concentrations, and a non-degree certificate in Sport Philanthropy.  GWSB has offered sport management since 1991 and, in addition to accreditation by AACSB, the masters program is ranked in the top five in the world by Sport Business International.  As one of the oldest and most prestigious sport management programs globally, it is recognized for the integrated theoretical and practical approach to sport management education and its signature experiential learning programs including Olympic and World Cup experiences.  The university also has a strong Sport Business Student Association that hosts the annual Sport, Industry Networking and Career (SINC) conference and many other events.

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About George Washington School of Business:

Founded in 1928, the School , is a dynamic and interdisciplinary program located in the heart of Washington, D.C., where policy, business, and society intersect. It is recognized for scholarly research, teaching excellence, and innovative curricula focusing on the responsible and ethical management of organizations in the global environment. In addition to the BBA program, its cutting-edge and innovative programs include 13 specialized master’s degrees, five MBA formats, and 22 graduate and professional certificates taught by faculty in eight academic departments. The school ranks high among its collegiate competitors. 

The exceptional location affords the GW community unique cultural, intellectual and professional opportunities, with close access to eight professional sport teams,  the NFL and MLS Players Association, numerous sport marketing agencies and collegiate athletic programs, NCAA and USOPC Legislative Offices, Under Armour, Sport Fitness Industry Association, Special Olympics International, Military Bowl, 2026 FIFA World Cup, and many other sport events providing faculty and students opportunities to engage with a dynamic community of professionals.

Application Procedure:

To be considered, please complete an online faculty application at and upload a cover letter that identifies the field(s) and rank of interest for the position, curriculum vitae, a statement demonstrating your teaching, research, and industry experience, a summary of course evaluations, and complete contact information for three references. Only complete applications are considered. Review of applications will begin February 16, 2024 and will continue until the position is filled. Only complete applications will be considered. Please contact Professor Lisa Delpy Neirotti, Search Committee Chair, Faculty Director of Master of Sport Management
at if you have questions about the process.

Background Screening Successful Completion of a Background Screening will be required as a condition of hire.

EEO Statement: The University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.



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