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Teaching Assistant/Associate Professor of Sport Management - West Virginia University

State: Morgantown, WV
Position: Teaching Assistant/Associate Professor of Sport Management
Deadline: February 15, 2019
Posted: January 11, 2019

Job Description / Duties

The successful candidate will teach primarily in the online M.S. in sport management program, but may also occasionally teach in the on-campus master's degree program and the undergraduate B.S. program.

August 16, 2019 - nine-month appointment. Additional summer teaching opportunities available. Faculty appointments at the rank of Teaching Assistant/Associate Professor are promotable, but not tenurable.

Responsibilities :
--Teach 21 credits (7 classes) in the sport management program each year. --Several of these courses will be taught in the online program.
--Serve as the primary academic contact with the graduate students enrolled in the online programs.
--Assist with the maintenance of sport management online program responsibilities: (a) Monitor the enrollment of students, (b) help with the identification of adjunct faculty, and (c) facilitate the monitoring of student progress and implementation of appropriate retention strategies.
--Advise graduate sport management students as needed regarding course scheduling, and the provision of career development support.
--Assist with communication and on-going monitoring of undergraduate students relative to the Accelerated Bachelors to Master's (ABM) program.
--Serve on appropriate University and College-wide committees.

Qualifications / Required Skills

Earned doctoral degree in sport management or a closely related area.
ABDs will be considered, but terminal degree must be conferred by the time of appointment.
Applicant must be able to teach several of the following courses:
Sport Management, Sport Governance, Sport Law, Sport Finance, Sport Ethics, Sport Marketing, Fund Raising and Development, or Facility Planning and Management.
Preference will be given to applicants who can demonstrate teaching excellence and previous experience teaching online courses (minimum of 1 semester) and familiar with Quality Matters®.
Preference will also Appointment: to candidates who demonstrate previous experience working in the sport industry
(preferably in collegiate or professional sports for a minimum 1 year) and a well-developed professional network.

For consideration at the rank of Teaching Associate professor, in addition to the above, candidates must meet the following criteria:

--5 years of teaching experience at the college level
--2 years of teaching experience with online education; record of innovative teaching; ability to serve as a leader within the sport management program.

In order to be hired at the rank of Teaching Associate Professor, candidates will need to be approved by the CPASS Faculty Review Committee and the Dean of CPASS.

All qualifications must be met by the time of appointment.

Additional Information

Letter of Application/Nomination and Credentials :

To apply, candidates must submit:

--Letter of application*
--Curriculum vitae
--Contact information for four professional references (names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses).

*Letter of application should address: (1) Previous college teaching experience related to the courses listed in this job description; (2) experience with teaching online courses; (3) experience with coordinating on campus and/or online sport management programs, and (3) industry experience and professional network.

First Consideration will be given to applications received by February 15, 2019.

West Virginia University is the flagship, land-grant institution of higher education in the state of West Virginia and one of the 46 institutions nationwide defined as both a land-grant institution and a Carnegie-classified R1 (Highest Research Activity) institution. The university is also a Carnegie classified Community Engagement institution. Ranked among the top 100 public universities, WVU offers 193-degree programs to approximately 31,000 students through its 15 colleges and
schools. The city of Morgantown has 55,000 residents with affordable housing, excellent schools, family orientated community, picturesque countryside, and many outdoor activities. Morgantown has been ranked as the “#1 Small City in America,” the “Best Small City in the East,” and the “3 Best Small Town” in the nation. The immediate region has a diverse
population of approximately 350,000 residents. Morgantown is also within easy traveling distance of several larger metropolitan and cultural centers, including Pittsburgh, PA, Washington DC, Baltimore, MD, and Columbus, OH. This area has a strong economy and an unemployment rate below the national average. West Virginia University has a dual career program to help faculty partners or spouses find employment in and around the university (

Salary: Salary : Commensurate with qualifications.

Contact Information

Direct specific application questions to:

Dr. Gonzalo Bravo, Search Committee Chair
Department of Sport Sciences
College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences
PO BOX 6116
Morgantown, WV 26506-6116
Email: (

Employer Profile

The College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences (CPASS) at West Virginia University is seeking applicants for a Teaching Assistant/Associate Professor of Sport Management within the Department of Sport Sciences. CPASS serves approximately 1,200 students across 14-degree programs at the bachelor's, master's, and doctoral levels. Our mission focuses on conducting and disseminating high-quality research, preparing students to be leaders and innovators in their fields, and enhancing the quality of life for the residents of our state through outreach efforts. The Department of Sport Sciences consists of degree programs in Sport and Exercise Psychology (B.S., M.S., Ph.D.), Athletic Training (B.S., M.S.) as well as Sport Management (B.S., M.S.). The M.S. in Sport Management offers degrees online and on campus. The rapidly growing online graduate program has two areas of emphasis: Comprehensive Sport Industry Management (CSIM) and Interscholastic Athletic Administration (IAA). We are looking for a highly qualified individual who can contribute to this mission by working with other faculty, learners, and community partners in a dynamic and collaborative scholarly environment.