Overview

Wilkes University invites applicants for a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor position in Sports Management in the Department of Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Sports Management and Hospitality Leadership (MELSH) of the Jay S. Sidhu School of Business & Leadership. The Sidhu School’s mission is to transform students through an empowering education in a mentoring environment that develops personal, professional, and leadership skills through scholarship, experiential learning, and community engagement.

The successful candidate for this position will teach courses in the area of sport management and other business courses as needed; engage in scholarly activity; and offer service to the school, university, regional and national communities. In addition, the faculty member will be responsible for mentoring traditional undergraduate students with an interest in Sports Management, and supervising/conducting related field research. The candidate should demonstrate a strong understanding of learning and motivation; skills in the assessment, advising and mentoring of learners; and the ability to deal effectively with individual differences in ability, personality, and interests.

A Doctorate Degree in Sport Management or closely related field is required. ABD will be considered. Faculty members at Wilkes University carry a four-course load per semester, with research and service expectations. The ideal candidate will have prior teaching experience at the college level, a demonstrated commitment to scholarly activity, and ability to develop sport industry relations. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Wilkes University is an independent, comprehensive university dedicated to academic excellence in the liberal arts, sciences, and selected professional programs. The University has approximately 2500 students at the undergraduate level and over 2,900 students at the graduate and first professional levels. The Sidhu School is accredited by ACBSP and a candidate for AACSB accreditation. Its institutional focus is on developing strong mentoring relationships with each of its students and contributing vitally to economic development of Northeastern Pennsylvania. The University is located in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, a revitalized city that is located on the lovely Susquehanna River and is within two and one-half hours driving distance of New York City and Philadelphia.

To apply, visit¬†www.Wilkes.edu¬†and click “Jobs at Wilkes”. Please be sure to include a cover letter, resume or curriculum vitae and contact information for three references. Review of applications will continue until positions is filled.

Wilkes University is constantly seeking to become a more diverse community and to enhance its capacity to value and capitalize on the cultural richness that diversity brings. The University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that strongly encourages applications from persons with diverse backgrounds.