Assistant Professor of Sport Management with a
Specialization in Strategy, Innovation, and
School of Kinesiology
College of Education and Human Development
University of Minnesota – Twin Cities
About the Position
The School of Kinesiology in the College of Education and Human
Development at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities is seeking
an outstanding candidate to fill a tenure-track Assistant Professor
position in Kinesiology with a specialization in Sport Management.
We seek nominations and applications who have the potential to be a
national and international leader in sport management and
contribute to research, teaching, and service with particular
emphasis on strategic management, innovation, and/or
This is a 9-month, full-time appointment with a target start
date of August 2022.
This position will:
- Develop and sustain an active and independent research program
in the sport management specializations of strategy management,
innovation, and/or entrepreneurship.
- Contribute to the research and engagement activities of the
sport management program as well as the opportunity to collaborate
with scholars in the Global
Institute for Responsible Sport Organizations, which is an
international research institute devoted to generating knowledge to
assist sport organizations in fulfilling their social
responsibilities within communities.
- Seek and secure internal and external funding to support
research and other scholarly work.
- Disseminate research findings through publication and
presentation in the scientific community.
- Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Sport
- Mentor and advise masters and doctoral students for thesis and
- Participate in service at the departmental, college, and
University levels, as well as in one’s professional field and
within the local community.
- An earned doctorate, Ph.D. in sport management, or a related
field (e.g., Strategy management, Entrepreneurship) with degree
conferred before the start date of the hire.
- Focused research agenda and potential for sustained research
productivity in sport strategy, innovation, and/or entrepreneurship
as demonstrated by publications in high-quality, peer-reviewed
scientific journals and refereed presentations at scientific
- Potential for receiving extramural funding to support research
and other scholarly work.
- Potential for excellence in teaching undergraduate and graduate
courses in Sport Management.
- Potential for success in the advising and mentoring of graduate
- Expertise and commitment needed to make substantial
contributions toward the research productivity of the Sport
- Experience conducting interdisciplinary and collaborative
research with colleagues in other related fields of Kinesiology and
within the broader scientific community.
- Experience teaching undergraduate and/or graduate courses in
About the School
The School of Kinesiology at the UMTC has a rich tradition of
research and scholarship, combined with excellence in teaching and
service. The mission of the School is to enrich the quality of
human life by expanding, applying, and disseminating the body of
knowledge germane to human movement, physical activity, and their
applied systems. Complete information on the School can be found on
the website, http://www.cehd.umn.edu/kin.
About the College
The College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) is a world
leader in discovering, creating, sharing, and applying principles
and practices of multiculturalism and multidisciplinary scholarship
to advance teaching and learning and to enhance the psychological,
physical, and social development of children, youth, and adults
across the lifespan in families, organizations, and communities.
CEHD is the third largest college at the University of Minnesota,
houses seven departments with ten undergraduate majors, over 30
graduate degree programs, and 25 centers and institutes. We are
committed to diversity in our students, faculty and staff; 40% of
our new first year students are students of color and more than 250
of our international students represent over 50 different
countries. For further information: http://www.cehd.umn.edu/about/default.html.
At CEHD, diversity is necessary to doing our best work and
fostering our humanity. That’s why the CEHD community is
collectively dedicated to cultivating an inclusive and equitable
environment. We strive to weave these core values into the work of
each department and all of programs. We are deeply engaged with our
surrounding community, and our students, staff, and faculty are
encouraged and empowered to enhance equity, inspire change, learn
and grow personally, and prepare professionally to encounter and
engage in systemic transformation. For more information, visit
CEHD and the University of Minnesota provides equal access to and
opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without
regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender,
age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran
status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender
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