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Assistant Professor in Sport Management Program

University of Kansas
Kansas, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Sep 22, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Business & Management, Management, Other Business & Management, Education, Other Education, Health & Medicine, Kinesiology, Exercise Physiology & Physical Education, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Recreation & Leisure Studies
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Not specified
Employment Type
Full Time
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Job Title

Assistant Professor in Sport Management Program


Health Sport &Exercise Science

Primary Campus

University of Kansas Lawrence Campus

Job Description

40% Research: Pursue a focused line of research inquiry in sport management – including but not limited to areas in organizational behavior, marketing, finance, sociology, or related area. Seek external funding to support research activities and interests. Develop collaborative relationships with faculty members within and across the University, including various research centers at KU, as well as globally. Direct student research including projects, theses and dissertations.

40% Teaching: Teach and evaluate students in the degree programs of Sport Management at the undergraduate, masters (online), and doctoral level. Courses assigned may be in-person, online or hybrid. Advise and mentor undergraduate, masters, and doctoral degree students.

20% Service: Contribute to the service mission of the Department of HSES, School of Education and Human Sciences and the University of Kansas.

Req ID(Ex: 10567BR)



The University of Kansas prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, disability status as a veteran, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, gender identity, gender expression, and genetic information in the university's programs and activities. Retaliation is also prohibited by university policy. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies and are the Title IX coordinators for their respective campuses: Executive Director of the Office of Institutional Opportunity & Access,, 1246 West Campus Road, Room 153A, Lawrence, KS 66045, 785-864-6414, 711 TTY 9for the Lawrence, Edwards, Parsons, Yoder, and Topeka campuses); Director, Equal Opportunity Office, Mail Stop 7004, 4330 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Fairway, KS 66205, 913-588-8011, 711 TTY (for the Wichita, Salina, and Kansas City, Kansas medical center campuses).

Contact Information to Applicants

Brian Gordon, Search Chair

Position Number


Required Qualifications

  1. Ph.D. in sport management or a related field at the time of appointment.
  2. Evidence of, or potential for, scholarly ability through publications.
  3. Evidence of ability to teach courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
  4. Experience working with diverse populations.

Employee Class


Advertised Salary Range

Commensurate with experience



Position Overview

The Department of Health, Sport, & Exercise Sciences (HSES) at the University of Kansas (KU) is searching for an Assistant Professor in the Sport Management program. The position requires an earned doctorate with a specialty in sport management or a related field. The position is a full-time, tenure track (academic year - 9 month) appointment with a start date of August 18, 2022.

The School of Education and Human Sciences at the University of Kansas, home to the Department of Health, Sport, and Exercise Sciences, is one of the premier institutions in the preparation of practitioners and leaders in education and related human service fields. The School is committed to leading the way in providing academic excellence in teaching and learning, research and scholarly pursuits, and service. The School is ranked 9th among public institutions for its graduate programs by U.S News and World Report.

The Department of Health, Sport, and Exercise Sciences offers a broad range of programs in exercise science, community health, physical education, and sport management. These programs, at the undergraduate, master’s and doctoral levels, prepare practitioners, administrators, researchers, faculty members, and leaders for all levels of education.

The University aspires to become a leader among its peer institutions in making meaningful and lasting progress in responding to the needs and concerns of minoritized and marginalized demographic groups. In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide equal and employment opportunities, the University actively encourages applications from members of the underrepresented groups in higher education.

Founded in 1865, KU is a designated Carnegie comprehensive doctoral research university and one of only 34 public members of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU). The university enrolls more than 28,000 students and offers students and faculty opportunities to collaborate in its graduate programs which include education, public health, medicine, law, and a number of allied social science disciplines. Situated in the historic, diverse, and culturally vibrant city of Lawrence, Kansas, 40 minutes from the Kansas City metropolitan area.

The University of Kansas’ Jayhawks Rising strategic plan guides our faculty, staff and students in achieving our vision is to create an exceptional learning community that lifts each other and advances society. Our mission is to educate leaders, build healthy communities, and make discoveries that change the world.

The successful candidate must have appropriate work authorization by the time of appointment.



Application Review Begins


Anticipated Start Date


Additional Candidate Instruction

Applicants must apply online with the following items: 1) a letter of application documenting qualifications for the position; 2) current curriculum vita (CV); 3) a detailed three-year research agenda (2022-2025); 4) a teaching statement/philosophy; and 5) contact information for three references able to speak to your research, teaching and academic credentials.

In addition to the materials above, learning about each applicant's contribution and engagement in areas of diversity is important part of KU's mission. As as result, applicants will be present 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 these experiences reflect your commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Application review will begin October 25, 2021 and will continue until a pool of qualified applicants is identified.

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