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Assistant Professor Specializing in Sport Management

University of Dayton
Ohio, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Dec 3, 2021

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Faculty Positions, Business & Management, Management, Other Business & Management, Health & Medicine, Kinesiology, Exercise Physiology & Physical Education, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Recreation & Leisure Studies
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Full Time
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Position Summary:

The University of Dayton Department of Health and Sport Science invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor specializing in Sport Management. The department and UD offer a highly collaborative, interdisciplinary environment, where the incumbent will be valued and supported as part of a dynamic faculty that is committed to the development of competent and skilled future professionals and growing participation of women and under-represented minorities. The sport management program enjoys robust growth on campus and currently enrolls over 130 students. The program offers courses in sport management specialization as well as other academic programs inside and outside the department such as Health & Fitness, Community Health, and Communication.

This is a 9-month, tenure-track position beginning August 16, 2022. Summer teaching opportunities may be available depending on program and department needs. The ideal candidate is expected to teach a variety of sport management courses such as Introduction to Sport Management, Sport Marketing, Sport Event and Facility Management, Organization Behavior in Sport, Sport and Bodies, Sport Ethics, Research Methods, and Sport Analytics. Additional responsibilities include mentoring and advising undergraduate/graduate students, developing an active agenda of research and scholarship leading to publication, contributing to the growth of interdisciplinary academic programs, and providing service to the program, department, school, university and profession.

At the University of Dayton, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. We translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues and constituencies. Because we seek a community with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we encourage all interested candidates to apply.

If you are looking for a faculty position where you can:
● contribute to a thriving academic program;
● be a member of a mission-driven institution;
● live affordably in a central location with easy access to both recreation and urban amenities;

Then apply today!

Minimum Qualifications:

●ABD nearing completion in Sport Management or a related field;
●Ability to teach and develop courses and programming in sport management;
●Ability to develop a clear research agenda in the area of sport management; and,
●Effective written communication.

Preferred Qualifications:

While not everyone may meet all preferred qualifications, the ideal candidate will bring many of the following:

●Doctorate degree in Sport Management or a related field:
●Successful experience in one or more of the following:
-developing innovative program growth;
-working in sport, fitness, or health industries;
-academic advising and mentoring of undergraduate and/or graduate students including research projects and career development;
-working in a collaborative and/or interdisciplinary environment; or
-teaching in an undergraduate and/or graduate program.
●Ability, interest, and commitment to one or more of the following:
-work with and/or teach socially and culturally diverse communities; or
-student-centered pedagogy (e.g., employ active learning strategies to foster and maintain student engagement).
●Record of scholarly productivity including peer-reviewed publications and professional presentations;
●Effective interpersonal communication skills.
Commitment to breadth of education, including educating the whole person in the Marianist tradition to support the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion and a commitment of service to the community, university and profession.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

A complete application for the position consists of the following:
  • A letter of application addressing your interest in the position, your accomplishments, and how you meet all minimum qualifications and any preferred qualifications;
  • A curriculum vitae;
  • A one page statement of support to UD’s commitment to educating the whole person in the Marianist tradition and support the department and UD’s commitment of inclusive excellence and to the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion. Specifically discuss how these principles would inform your teaching, research, and/or service;
  • Teaching philosophy;
  • Research agenda;
  • Names and contact information of three current professional references;
  • Unofficial transcripts of all coursework in area of expertise;
  • if ABD, a letter from the adviser attesting to anticipated date of completion;
  • Evidence of teaching experience (e.g., teaching evaluations, peer evaluations, sample syllabus, teaching proposals).
Applications must be received by January 10, 2022 11:55 PM EST. Candidates selected for campus interviews will be expected to demonstrate teaching knowledge and skills to university students (teaching demonstration) and present research agenda to the faculty and administration.

Update Regarding Executive Order 14042
Effective Nov. 30, 2021

A federal court on Nov. 30 issued a ruling that suspends the requirement that applies to federal contractors in Ohio, Kentucky, and Tennessee. With this development, the University will pause any enforcement action against employees who work in these states and who have not complied with the requirement to be fully vaccinated by Dec. 8 or to have requested an exemption to maintain their employment status.

The University will continue to monitor the state of the pandemic on campus and in the community as well as developments in federal and state requirements, and also will continue to regularly consult with public health officials and our medical panel. As has been the case throughout the pandemic, our protocols and requirements are subject to change depending on conditions on campus or in our community, and government requirements.

The following requirements remain in effect for all positions located in states other than Ohio, Kentucky, and Tennessee:

To comply with federal rules, UD will require all employees, including student employees, for all positions performed outside Ohio, Kentucky, and Tennessee to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The University will accept valid religious or medical exemptions and seek to reasonably accommodate them. Links to the most up-to-date COVID-19 health information, an easy-to-navigate index of the University's COVID-19 guidelines, and resources can be found at

The University of Dayton is a top tier, Catholic research university with offerings from the undergraduate to the doctoral levels. Founded in 1850 by the Society of Mary, the University is a diverse community committed to advancing the common good through intellectual curiosity, academic rigor, community engagement and local, national and global partnerships. Guided by the Marianist educational philosophy, we educate the whole person and link learning and scholarship with leadership and service.

Informed by its Catholic and Marianist mission, the University is committed to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Informed by this commitment, we seek to increase diversity, achieve equitable outcomes, and model inclusion across our campus community. As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, we will not discriminate against minorities, women, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, or on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity.

The University is also pleased to provide support for spouses of prospective and newly hired faculty through its dual career program. While we cannot guarantee placement, we serve as an effective resource and support system for your spouse. Information can be found at

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