Overview

Position Description: Full-time tenure track position at the assistant or associate professor rank. Duties include teaching courses in the sport management curriculum, developing and maintaining a nationally visible research program, and providing service to the university, college, department, profession and community.

Required Qualifications: The successful applicant is expected to have a doctoral degree in sport management or related field; a strong commitment to scholarship and research; and the ability to employ effective teaching practices. The applicant must have the ability to teach a variety of sport management courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, supervise graduate (MS and PhD) student research, and serve on committees. Candidates at the Assistant level must show potential to develop and maintain a nationally visible research program, including grant submission that is consistent with the research mission of the Department of Human Movement Sciences. Candidates at the Associate level must demonstrate substantial research accomplishments of peer-reviewed publications, a consistent record of seeking grant funding, and a strong and successful graduate and undergraduate teaching and mentoring record.

Preferred Qualifications: Expertise in the area of sport finance. Ability to teach sport finance and one or more of the following courses: sport analytics, sport facility management, sport management & leadership theory, and sport media & public relations. Other preferred qualifications include experience developing and teaching online courses, experience as a practitioner in the sport industry, and the ability to work in a diverse and multicultural community.

The Department and College: The Department of Human Movement Sciences ( http://www.odu.edu/hms) at Old Dominion University is one of six departments in the Darden College of Education ( http://www.odu.edu/education) and offers baccalaureate and master’s degree programs in Exercise Science; Health and Physical Education; Park, Recreation and Tourism Studies; and Sport Management. The PhD in Education, concentration in Human Movement Science, includes emphasis areas in Sport and Recreation Management, Applied Kinesiology, and Health and Sport Pedagogy. HMS currently has 21 full-time faculty; an administrative support employee; 18 department-funded graduate assistants; over 1400 undergraduate majors; and approximately 80 graduate majors. The department is housed in the Student Recreation Center, which includes state-of-the-art instructional and research facilities.

The University: Old Dominion University, located in the City of Norfolk in the metropolitan Hampton Roads region of coastal Virginia, is a state-assisted, Carnegie doctoral/research-extensive institution that serves its students and enriches the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world through rigorous academic programs, strategic partnerships, and active civic engagement. Its 24,000 students, including over 6,000 graduate students, form a diverse and multicultural community in six academic colleges. Through a collaborative and innovative approach to education and research, the University focuses on student learning and addresses critical needs in the professions. ODU’s programs are offered on the main campus, at higher education centers in the region, and at numerous distance learning sites.

Starting Date: July 25, 2018

Application Information: Interested applicants should send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts, statement of research interests, samples of scholarly work, teaching philosophy, and the names, addresses and phone numbers of three references to: https://jobs.odu.edu/. Review of applicants will continue until the position is filled.

Contact Information: For more information about this position, you can contact Dr. Lamar Reams, Search Committee Chair at lreams@odu.edu or 757-683-3905.

It is the policy of Old Dominion University to provide equal employment, educational and social opportunities for all persons, without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, gender, age, veteran status, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation or genetic information. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.