Assistant Professor in Sport Management Program
Health Sport &Exercise Science
University of Kansas Lawrence Campus
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
20% Service: Contribute to the service mission of the Department of
HSES, School of Education and Human Sciences and the University of
Req ID(Ex: 10567BR)
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Contact Information to Applicants
Brian Gordon, Search Chair
- Ph.D. in sport management or a related field at the time of
- Evidence of, or potential for, scholarly ability through
- Evidence of ability to teach courses at the undergraduate and
- Experience working with diverse populations.
Advertised Salary Range
Commensurate with experience
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
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.