Sport Management Academic Job Listings

Here you will find the current academic postings for Sport Management and sport-management-related positions (this list is updated weekly. All positions listed are full-time, unless noted):

Role: Associate/Full Professor, Endowed Chair of Mobility & Activity; Start Date: Fall 2021; Institution: University of Western Ontario; Deadline: Jan 11th; Application & Posting

Role: Assistant Professor, Business (incl. sports administration); Start Date: Fall 2021; Institution: Friends University; Deadline: Open Until Filled; Application & Posting

Role: Program Director, MS Sports Administration; Start Date: Fall 2021; Institution: Boston College; Deadline: Open Until Filled; Application & Posting

Role: Assistant Professor, Sports Hospitality; Start Date: Fall 2021; Institution: University of Alabama; Deadline: Open Until Filled; Application & Posting

Role: Assistant Professor of Sport Administration; Start Date: Fall 2021; Institution: Belmont University; Deadline: Open Until Filled; Application & Posting

Role: Dean, Faculty of Human Kinetics; Start Date: Fall 2021; Institution: University of Windsor; Deadline: Open Until Filled; Application & Posting

Role: Assistant Professor, Sports Management; Start Date: Fall 2021; Institution: San Jose State University; Deadline: Open Until Filled; Application & Posting

Role: Assistant Professor of Sport Management; Start Date: Fall 2021; Institution: West Virginia University; Deadline: Jan 4th; Application & Posting

Role: Teaching Assistant Professor of Sport Management (non-TT); Start Date: Fall 2021; Institution: West Virginia University; Deadline: Jan 4th; Application & Posting

Role: Open Rank faculty member, Sport Management; Start Date: Immediately; Institution: Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU); Deadline: Open Until Filled; Application & Deadline

Role: Assistant Professor, Sport Management; Start Date: Fall 2021; Institution: Western Kentucky University; Deadline: Feb 1st; Application & Posting

Role: Professor of Sport & Kinesiology; Start Date: Fall 2021; Institution: Greenville University; Deadline: Open Until Filled; Application & Posting

Role: Open Rank Professor, Sport Management; Start Date: Fall 2021; Institution: University of Louisville; Deadline: Jan 3rd; Application & Posting

Role: Assistant or Associate Professor, Sport Management; Start Date: Fall 2021; Institution: North Dakota State University; Deadline: Jan 18th; Application & Posting

Role: Assistant/Associate Professor, Sports Management; Start Date: Fall 2021; Institution: University of Toronto Scarborough; Deadline: Dec 1st; Application & Posting

Role: Open Rank Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Sport Management; Start Date: Fall 2021; Institution: Florida International University; Deadline: Nov 15th; Application & Posting

Role: Assistant Professor of Sports Management and Marketing; Start Date: Fall 2021; Institution: Carthage College; Deadline: Dec 1st; Application & Posting

Role: Assistant Professor, Sports Management; Start Date: Fall 2021; Institution: Lewis University; Deadline: Open Until Filled; Application & Posting

Role: Teaching Assistant Professor (non-TT); Start Date: Fall 2021; Institution: UNC-Chapel Hill; Deadline: Dec 1st; Application & Posting

Role: Assistant Professor in Recreation, Parks, and Sport Management; Start Date: Fall 2021; Institution: Frostburg State University; Deadline: Dec 15th; Application & Posting

Role: Sport Marketing & Management Lecturer (non TT); Start Date: Spring 2021; Institution: Indiana University Bloomington; Deadline: Dec 1st; Application & Posting

Role: Clinical Assistant/Associate Professor;  Start Date: Fall 2021; Institution: University of North Texas; Deadline: Nov 16th; Application & Posting

Role: Assistant/Associate Professor – Kinesiology (with emphasis on sport management; Start Date: Fall 2021; Institution: Southeastern Oklahoma State University; Deadline: Dec 1st; Application & Posting

Role: Assistant Professor or Clinical Instructor in Sport Management; Start Date: Fall 2021; Institution: Keene State College; Deadline: Nov 20th; Application & Posting

Role: Assistant Professor of Professional Practice; Start Date: Fall 2021; Institution: Louisiana State University; Deadline: Nov 6th; Application & Posting

Role: Assistant Professor of Sport Management; Start Date: Spring 2021; Institution: Wilmington College; Deadline: Open Until Filled; Application & Posting

Role: Clinical Assistant Professor, Human Performance & Sport Studies (non-TT); Start Date: Fall 2021; Institution: Idaho State University; Deadline: Open Until Filled; Application & Posting

Role: Clinical Assistant Professor of Sport Management (non-TT); Start Date: Fall 2021; Institution: Georgia State University; Deadline: Nov 1st; Application & Posting

Role: Assistant Professor in Residence in Sport Management (non-TT); Start Date: Fall 2021; Institution: University of Connecticut (UConn); Deadline: Nov 20th; Application & Posting

Role: Assistant Professor in Sport Management; Start Date: Fall 2021; Institution: University of Connecticut (UConn); Deadline: Nov 21st, Application & Posting

Role: Assistant Professor of Leadership in Education (incls. sport leadership); Start Date: Fall 2021; Institution: University of Massachusetts-Boston; Deadline: Oct 31st; Application & Posting

Role: Management/Sport Business Faculty; Start Date: Fall 2021; Institution: University of Mount Union; Deadline: Jan 17th; Application & Posting

Role: Faculty Position in Sport Business; Start Date: Fall 2021; Institution: Buena Vista University; Deadline: Open Until Filled; Application & Posting

Role: Assistant Professor, Sports Business; Start Date: Fall 2021; Institution: University of Massachusetts-Boston; Deadline: Open Until Filled; Application & Posting

Role: Assistant Professor, Sport Management; Start Date: Fall 2021; Institution: Texas Tech University; Deadline: Open Until Filled; Application & Posting

Role: Assistant Professor, Sports Management (non-TT); Start Date: Fall 2021; Institution: Lewis University; Deadline: Open Until Filled; Application & Posting

Role: Post Doctoral Research Associate – Sport Management (non-TT); Start Date: Fall 2021; Institution: University of Massachusetts-Amherst; Deadline: Dec 15th; Application & Posting

Role: Assistant Professor of Sport Management; Start Date: Fall 2021; Institution: University of Wisconsin-Parkside; Deadline: Nov 15th; Application & Posting

Role: Teaching Faculty Position in Sport Management (non-TT); Start Date: Fall 2021; Institution: Florida State University; Deadline: Nov 1st; Application & Posting

Role: Sport Management Faculty; Start Date: Fall 2021; Institution: Toccoa Falls College; Deadline: Open Until Filled; Application & Posting

Role: Open Rank Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Sport Management; Start Date: Fall 2021; Institution: New Jersey City University; Deadline: Nov 1st; Application & Posting

Role: Faculty, Sports Management; Start Date: Spring 2021; Institution: Vorhees College; Deadline: Oct 28th; Application & Posting

Role: Open Rank Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Recreation and Sport Management; Start Date: Fall 2021; Institution: Florida International University; Deadline: Nov 15th; Application & Posting

Role: Assistant Professor of Sport Management; Start Date: Fall 2021; Institution: Midway University; Deadline: Oct 5th; Application & Posting

Role: Lead Faculty, Sport Management (TT); Start Date: Fall 2021; Institution: Lincoln College; Deadline: Oct 23rd; Application & Posting

Role: Assistant/Associate Professor of Sport Management/Administration; Start Date: Fall 2021; Institution: University of Mary Hardin-Baylor; Deadline: Open Until Filled; Application & Posting

Role: Assistant/Associate Professor of Sport Management (2 POSITIONS); Start Date: Fall 2021; Institution: Kennesaw State University; Deadline: Nov 20th; Application & Posting

Role: Assistant/Associate Professor of Sport Management; Start Date: Fall 2021; Institution: Stonehill College; Deadline: Open Until Filled; Application & Posting

Role: Associate Professor/Faculty in Sport Management; Start Date: Fall 2021; Institution: Columbia International University; Deadline: Open Until Filled; Application & Posting

Role: Assistant Professor of Sport Management; Start Date: Fall 2021; Institution: Texas A&M University; Deadline: Oct 15th, 2020 Application & Posting

Role: Assistant/Associate Professor of Sport Management; Start Date: Jan 4th, 2021; Institution: Lipscomb University; Deadline: Open Until Filled; Application & Posting

Role: Visiting Instructor of Sport Management; Start Date: Spring 2021; Institution: Coker University; Deadline: Open Until Filled; Application & Posting

Role: Assistant/Associate Professor of Sports Management; Start Date: Fall 2020; Institution: Concordia University Irvine; Deadline: Open Until Filled; Application & Posting

Role: Sport Management Instructor; Start Date: Fall 2020 (potentially Spring 2021); Institution: Colorado State University; Deadline: Open Until Filled or 12/31/2020; Application & Posting

If you have additional postings you would like to be added, please email communications@nassm.org

Diversifying the Face of the U.S. Sport Industry – A Call to Educators

by Dr. Jörg Vianden (University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse) and Dr. Liz A. Gregg (University of North Florida)

Sport is a white, male-dominated, multibillion-dollar industry characterized by a severe lack of racial and gender diversity among its leaders. In all levels of collegiate and professional sports, white men represent the upper echelon in leadership, front office, and coaching positions.

The lack of diverse sport management undergraduates and alums perpetuates the underrepresentation of diverse sport industry leaders. Among sport management majors, women typically represent fewer than one third of all students, while African Americans represent one tenth (Hancock & Hums, 2011). Faculty in sport management are also overwhelmingly white and male (Jones, Brooks & Mak, 2008). This may negatively affect racially minoritized students who struggle to connect with the program’s exclusively white faculty.

Diverse environments in sport organizations and academic programs prepare future professionals for the workforce, reduce stereotypes, and encourage collaboration and cultural understanding (Brooks, Harrison, Norris, & Norwood, 2013). Yet, women and people of color struggle to advance in the sport industry because of dubious hiring practices, sexual and racial harassment, work-life balance constraints, a lack of role models, and the tight network of white men who limit the advancement of minoritized sport industry professionals. (Click here for full references)

The Straight White College Men Project

The Straight White College Men Project is a qualitative study sampling 180 college students with traditionally privileged and oppressed identities at 13 institutions of higher education around the country. The study explores how participants view their own campus diversity efforts, how they conceptualize privilege and oppression relative to race, gender, and sexual orientation, and how they articulate their own perceived responsibility to enact social change. For the purposes of the Sport Management Education Journal article (Vianden & Gregg, 2017), we asked 22 heterosexual white male participants at a Southeastern university about their thoughts on how they could foster diversity in the sport industry.

Emerging Themes

  1. Perceived barriers: Toxic masculinity, male dominated culture, resistant or racist team owners
  2. Roles of women in managing sport: Women should fit specific roles in the sport industry, such as marketing
  3. Hiring policies in sport: Meritocratic ideals about who should be hired, affirmative action rules, increased competition for positions if more women or people of color were recruited
  4. Responsibility for change: Advocacy easier by current sport leaders versus those professionals fresh out of college, remaining open minded to learn about diversity without concrete commitment to enacting social change

Key Takeaways: First, participants sensed a bit of resignation about fostering diversity initiatives. Comments such as “that’s just the way it is” or “not much will change” speak to this resignation, but also to privilege and acceptance of the status quo. Second, participants painted a narrow view of diversity in sport. To them, diversity meant women and African Americans and some participants held stereotypical views specifically about women. Third, participants could not articulate or commit to having individual or collective responsibility to make sport more diverse.

Tips for Sport Management Educators

  1. Name White Male Privilege in Sport

Use white male hegemony in the sport industry as points of departure for classroom discussions. Interrogating white male privilege in sport helps both students and instructors raise critical awareness and foster commitment to social justice and equity.

  1. Infuse Diversity in Sport Management Curricula

Sport management as a major program of study has a captive audience of students who need to learn about diversity, but who seldom select such coursework unless required. Sport management programs have the ability, perhaps the obligation, to offer more diversity content in its curricula. Start with one required course, or establish learning outcomes in each course that target the understanding and application of issues of power, privilege, and oppression in sport.

  1. Inspire Responsibility in White Men to Stand up for Diversity

White male sport management students will one day hold the leadership roles in which they could affect sweeping change. Given this context, sport management educators must inspire white men to express their understanding of the roles they play in a fast-changing U.S. and global social environment. White men in sport must recognize how their privileges have the potential of keeping their peers from minoritized social groups without the opportunity to advance in the field.

Additional References
Brooks, D.D., Harrison, Jr., L., Norris, M. & Norwood, D. (2013). Why we should care about diversity in kinesiology. Kinesiology Review, 2, 145–155. doi: 10.1123/krj.2.3.145
Jones, D. F., Brooks, D. D. & Mak, J. Y. (2008). Examining sport management programs in the United States. Sports Management Review, 11(1), 77–91. doi:10.1016/S1441-3523(08)70104-9
Hancock, M. G. & Hums, M.A. (2011). If you build it, will they come? Proceedings of the North American Society for Sport Management Twenty-Sixth Annual Conference, London, Ontario.