Assistant/Associate Professor of Sports Management

Utica College, a small comprehensive college in Upstate New York, is seeking a non-tenure-track professor in the field of Sports Management beginning August 1, 2020. The successful candidate will teach a variety of sport management courses, including but not limited to: introduction to sport management, strategy in sport management, sport marketing, sport venue and facilities management, and event planning and management. This faculty member will also advise and mentor students in the sport management program. In addition this faculty member will oversee an experiential learning program embedded at a regional multi-sport facility and will also manage and develop sport industry contacts and relationships for the program. The successful candidate must be committed to fostering a culturally diverse atmosphere for faculty, staff and students.

In deciding whether to apply for a position at Utica College, candidates are strongly encouraged to consider the UC mission and culture to help determine their potential success at http://www.utica.edu/instadvance/marketingcomm/about/. Our Mission and Values Statement includes a commitment to fostering diversity in background, perspective, and experience within an environment that is dedicated to the freedom of expression and the open sharing of ideas. At UC, diversity means that we are a community that represents a range of human experience and makes conscious choices to appreciate, respect, and learn from each other. Utica College actively seeks and welcomes applications from candidates with exceptional qualifications, particularly those with demonstrable commitments to a more inclusive society.


Minimum qualifications:

  • Applicants must have earned a M.S. degree in sport management or sport administration, or business administration/business management/management with at least 3-5 years of relevant sport industry experience;
  • Previous experience of at least one semester teaching sport management courses is required;

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. or Ed.D. in Sport Administration or other specific supportive sport degree by August 2020.
  • Evidence of experience in the successful delivery and development of experiential learning.
  • Evidence of professional connections within the sport industry.

Utica College:

Founded in 1946, Utica College is a private comprehensive institution distinguished for its integration of liberal and professional study. Our dedicated faculty and staff have built a tradition of excellence in teaching and learning with particular emphasis on providing individual attention to students. The College enrolls approximately 3,700 students – approximately 2,700 undergraduates and 1,000 graduate students.

A city of approximately 60,000, Utica is located at the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains in the Mohawk Valley region of upstate New York. The area offers easy access to a broad variety of cultural attractions, including the historic Stanley Performing Arts Center and renowned Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute, as well as four-season recreation.

Application Information:

To apply, submit a letter of application, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, and three references. Candidates are asked to submit an additional reflective statement about teaching in the required applicant document titled “diversity statement”. Since Utica College strives to be a diverse and inclusive community, it is essential that you include in this statement a reflection on the kinds of experiences you have had, and the kinds of approaches you would take, teaching and working with a diverse student body. (For the definition of diversity that we use at Utica College, please see the following web page: http://www.utica.edu/instadvance/marketingcomm/about/diversity/aboutus.cfm.)

Applications that do not address diversity will be considered incomplete.

In line with the College’s Affirmative Action Policy, there is no requirement or expectation that a candidate disclose their identity or membership in any protected class or group, either in the diversity statement or in other application documents submitted to the search committee. For additional information on what to provide in your diversity statement please reference the diversity statement guide at the following link: https://www.utica.edu/hr/media/Diversity_Statement_Guide.pdf

All application materials must be submitted online at the following link: http://uc.peopleadmin.com/postings/2857