Specialization: Sport Management
Job Opening ID (JOID): 24220
Rank: Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track)


  • Doctorate by date of appointment.
  • Demonstrated ability to teach courses in sport management at the undergraduate and graduate level.
  • Evidence of scholarly promise, professional engagement, and ability to seek external funding where appropriate.
  • Must have academic training, theoretical background and research foci that includes one or more of the following sport management sub-specialties: sport finance, sport law, sport marketing, sport economics, sport ethics, sport analytics, sport facilities, sport and public relations, sustainability and sport, and sport and globalization.
  • Sport industry experience is desirable.
  • Ability and willingness to develop ongoing relationships and internship opportunities with sport organizations, facilities, and community groups at a variety of levels.
  • Ability to work collegially at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
  • Ability and desire to serve on thesis committees, supervise theses/projects, and advise in both the graduate and undergraduate programs.
  • Ability to teach core major classes, general education, and/or physical activity classes as needed.
  • Demonstrate awareness of and sensitivity to the educational goals of a multicultural population as might have been gained in cross-cultural study, training, teaching or other comparable experience.


  • Teach sport management courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, supervise theses/projects, serve on thesis committees, and advise students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. May also be expected to teach core major classes, general education, and/or physical activity classes as needed.
  • Help to facilitate the growth of the undergraduate program in sport management and culture, and propose courses/curricula as needed.
  • Help to facilitate growth of an innovative graduate sport management program, propose courses/curricula as needed, and establish internship opportunities with Bay Area sport organizations.
  • Actively engage in community outreach to increase the visibility of the sport management programs.
  • Membership and participation in appropriate professional associations. Contribute when appropriate to SJSU’s Institute for the Study of Sport, Society, and Social Change.
  • Conduct research, seek external funding where appropriate, present professional papers, and publish in professional journals.
  • Serve on department, college, and university committees as appropriate.
  • Candidate must address the needs of a student population of great diversity – in age, cultural background, ethnicity, disability, primary language, and academic preparation – through course materials, teaching strategies, and advisement.

Salary Range:
Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Starting Date: August 17, 2018

Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States.

Application Procedure:
For full consideration, send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching interests/ philosophy, research plans, and three confidential letters of recommendation with contact information by November 6, 2017 https://apply.interfolio.com/44328

Questions can be directed to:
Dr. Matthew Masucci, Chair
Department of Kinesiology
San José State University
San José, CA 95192-0054

E-mail: matthew.masucci@sjsu.edu
Phone (408) 924 3021
Fax (408) 924-3053