The Department of Human Performance at Minnesota State University, Mankato is accepting applications for a probationary tenure-track position in Sport Management.

The selected candidate will:

  • Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the Sport Management program with the potential of coordinating the coaching minor.
  • The candidate may be assigned to teach other courses within the Human Performance Department, commensurate with one’s educational background and the department’s needs.
  • Contribute to student success and completion, enhance equity and an inclusive environment, leverage partnerships and expand global impact through advising students, developing and maintain an active research agenda, incorporate experiential learning into coursework, and collaborating with sport organizations.
  • The standard teaching load is 24 credits per year.


  • PhD or other terminal degree (JD, DBA, etc.) in Kinesiology, Human Performance, Business, Education or Educational Leadership with specialization in Sport Management or Sport Administration. (ABD Degree should be conferred on an official transcript by the end of first semester of employment).
  • Experienced in teaching college or university-level classes or sports management industry within Sport Management.


  • Ability to teach in the following Sport Management areas: Foundations of Sport Management, Legal Aspects of Sport, -Event Management, Sport Administration, Sport Ethics and Professional Development, Sport Marketing, and/or Coaching -Education in an effort to contribute to student success and completion.
  • Ability to advise and mentor graduate and undergraduate Sport Management students.
  • Demonstrated commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive working and learning environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and teach face-to-face, hybrid, and online sport management courses using appropriate teaching technologies.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop partnerships and collaborate with sport organizations to facilitate experiential learning and research opportunities, internships, and potential fulltime employment for graduate and undergraduate students.
  • Demonstrated ability to initiate and sustain an active research agenda.
  • Demonstrated participation in department activities and university service and ability to work with faculty and staff in a collegiate and cooperative manner.
  • Interest in expanding regional and global impact through leading study abroad/away opportunities and incorporating global issues into coursework.
  • Previous coaching experience and interest in serving as coaching coordinator with the ability to teach coaching theory courses.

The Department of Human Performance offers undergraduate and graduate programs in sport management, sport psychology, physical education teaching, athletic training, and exercise physiology. (The program has a current enrollment of 40 graduate and 264 undergraduate students).Mankato is a city of approximately 50,000 located one hour southwest of Minneapolis-St. Paul. This position is a full-time, nine-month appointment with potential for summer and extended campus appointments.

Additional information on Minnesota State University, Mankato can be found at: http://www.mnsu.edu.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES: To apply for this position, please continue the process via this website or directly at: http://www.mnsu.edu/hr/vacancy/jobopp.html. A complete online application will include the following attachments. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed by the search committee.

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Teaching Philosophy Statement
  • Contact information for three (3) references
  • Teaching Philosophy Statement
  • Unofficial Transcript(s) of your highest completed degree

Dr. Suzannah Armentrout, Professor in Sport Management
Department of Human Performance
Minnesota State University, Mankato
1400 Highland Center
Mankato, MN 56001
Phone: 507-389-5688
TTY: 800-627-3529 or 711
Email: suzannah.armentrout@mnsu.edu

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