The Central Michigan University (CMU) Sport Management Program is recruiting for an Assistant Professor, beginning August, 2014. This is a full-time, tenure-track position. The CMU Sport Management Program includes undergraduate and graduate degrees and is located within the Department of Physical Education and Sport, in The Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow College of Health Professions. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. CMU offers a comprehensive benefits package and research support is available.
Teaching. Teach graduate and undergraduate courses in sport management, such as sport finance, sport economics, sport law, sport ethics, and/or facility design. Potential exists to teach other graduate and undergraduate courses in other subject areas in the department and/or college.
Scholarship. Develop a focused area of scholarship culminating in refereed publications of substance and quality, and professional presentations. Be involved in scholarly projects with other faculty and students; direct undergraduate and graduate student research projects and or theses. Grant procurement is a desired scholarly activity.
Service. Provide service to department, college, and university committees; professional organizations; and community. Participate in development of innovative programs in the division, department and college, including continuing education seminars/workshops. Provide leadership for a student-led Sport Management Association.
Administration (graduate and undergraduate programs). Assist with on-going program development; participate in student recruitment and retention; provide academic advising; provide co-leadership for student professional organizations and the supervision of internships; enhance the use of technology in the program; assist with alumni development; and assist with moving the program towards COSMA accreditation.
Required: Doctoral degree in sport management/administration with an educational and employment emphasis in sport finance, sport economics, sport law/ethics and/or sport facility design; evidence of teaching excellence in sport management; a doctorate in a related field may be considered if the Master's degree is in sport management/administration; ABDs will be considered if completed by employment start date; and excellent oral and written communication skills.
Preferred: Experience or demonstrated interest in securing extramural grants and contracts; demonstrated research agenda based on published works and/or external funding; demonstrated leadership, vision and collaborative skills in order to assist in administration and organization of a quality sport management program moving towards COSMA accreditation; and evidence of involvement with professional associations and organization.
Message to Applicants
You must submit an online application to be considered an applicant for this position.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applications received by October 1, 2013 will be given priority consideration. Starting date of the position will be August 2014 or negotiable. Please attach a letter of application, curriculum vita, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research interests, copy of academic transcripts, and a list of three professional references, including telephone numbers and e-mail addresses. Inquiries may be sent to Scott.J.Smith@cmich.edu.
About the Department
The CMU Sport Management Program includes undergraduate and graduate degrees and is located within the Department of Physical Education and Sport, in The Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow College of Health Professions.
To learn more about the department, visit the departmental website.
Open Until Filled Yes
Type of Recruitment External
Established in 1892, Central Michigan University is among the nation's 80 largest public universities with more than 20,000 students on its Mount Pleasant campus and another 7,000 enrolled online and at more than 50 locations across North America. CMU is a $440 million enterprise offering more than 200 academic programs at the undergraduate, master's, specialist and doctoral levels, with a focus on key areas of strength and emerging interest such as biochemistry, business administration, communications, educational leadership, engineering, health professions and administration, neuroscience, physical therapy, and psychology. In addition, CMU has established the nation's 137th College of Medicine, with an inaugural class of 64 students that will start its studies in August 2013, to address a growing shortage of primary care physicians in Michigan.
With nationally ranked academic programs, professors who put students first, excellent undergraduate research opportunities and world-class facilities, CMU is committed to providing students with a superior learning environment and global perspective to be successful in an increasingly complex world.
CMU competes in the NCAA's Division I Mid-American Conference in seven men's and nine women's sports. Two additional women's sports are currently being added. CMU is located in a classic college community in the heart of central lower Michigan. Home to 26,000 of Isabella County's more than 70,000 people and growing, Mount Pleasant offers a blend of natural features, family attractions and small-town life complemented by university culture.
CMU, an AA/EO institution, strongly and actively strives to increase diversity and provide equal opportunity within its community. CMU does not discriminate in employment against persons based on age, color, disability, gender, gender identity/gender expression, genetic information, familial status, height, marital status, national origin, political persuasion, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or weight (see http://www.cmich.edu/aaeo.)
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