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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of HESS - Denison University

State: Granville, OH
Position: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of HESS
Deadline: October 23, 2023

Job Description / Duties

The Department of Health, Exercise, and Sport Studies (HESS) at Denison University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Sport Studies at the level of Assistant Professor beginning in August of 2024. Our successful candidate will have earned a doctorate degree in Sport Studies, Sport Psychology, Sport Sociology, Sport Economics, Kinesiology, or a related discipline that provides a social science or humanities perspective on sport. Candidates must have completed a Ph.D. no later than August 15, 2024.

We are seeking candidates who are enthusiastic about teaching at the undergraduate level and committed to continually refining and growing their pedagogy. A commitment to teaching undergraduates or evidence of successful undergraduate teaching should be clearly articulated in the teaching statement. The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate courses in the History and Organization of Sport in the United States, Sport Psychology, a Research Methods course, as well as other courses currently offered. In addition, our new colleague will have the opportunity to develop courses that complement our existing courses in Sport Studies. The teaching load is five courses per year. In keeping with Denison University's tradition as a leading national liberal arts college, the successful candidate will also run a productive research program at Denison, and contribute to activities outside of the classroom and laboratory at the level of the department, institution, and larger community.

Qualifications / Required Skills

Qualifications: A Ph.D. in Sports Studies, Sport Psychology, Sport Sociology, Sport Economics, Kinesiology, or a related field, by the start of the position (August 15, 2024). ABD will be considered at the Instructor level until Ph.D obtained.

Applicants should submit electronic application materials at . Materials to be included:

1) a cover letter addressing the candidate’s motivation and potential that will enable them to successfully contribute to the high standards of teaching, scholarship, and service that are expected of Denison faculty
2) a statement on the candidate’s teaching philosophy including the ability to contribute to our curriculum
3) a research statement addressing the candidate’s research interests and plans for future research at Denison
4) a diversity statement describing specific methods the candidate has used or envisions using to foster and support diversity and inclusion among our students, faculty and/or campus community.
5) curriculum vitae
6) copies of transcripts (graduate and undergraduate)
7) three letters of recommendation (submitted by recommenders).

Additional Information

Applications that are completed by October 23, 2023 will receive full consideration, with review continuing until the position is filled.

Contact Information

Susan Kennedy (

Employer Profile

Denison is an increasingly diverse, highly selective, residential liberal arts college enrolling approximately 2,300 students from across the nation and around the world. The college is located in the village of Granville, 30 minutes from Columbus, Ohio, the state capital, which hosts a wide range of cultural and artistic opportunities. Granville offers an excellent public school system and easy access to outdoor activities. Denison is committed to attracting and supporting an academically and culturally diverse faculty and to providing a work and learning environment free from discrimination. A supportive environment for teacher-scholars who value both classroom and research excellence, Denison offers extensive support for its faculty, including competitive professional development funding, a one-semester research leave after a successful pre-tenure review, opportunities for student-faculty research collaboration, and a range of workshops and mentoring programs to develop our strengths as teacher-scholars. Denison offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package, including tuition benefits to attend Denison or other affiliated colleges and a generous retirement contribution.