The School of Kinesiology, Recreation & Sport (KRS) invites applications for a nine-month, tenure-track, Assistant Professor appointment in the undergraduate Sport Management program and graduate Recreation & Sport Administration (RSA) program. The School of KRS is housed within the College of Health and Human Services and offers undergraduate programs in Physical Education, Exercise Science, Recreation Administration, and Sport Management, in addition to a number of undergraduate minors and certificates. The School of KRS also offers graduate programs in Kinesiology as well as Recreation & Sport Administration.We are seeking candidates interested in working with us to educate our students to meet the needs of an increasingly diverse, multicultural, and technology-driven society. Desired candidates will possess relevant practical experience and demonstrate subject matter expertise in the field of recreation and sport. Possible courses to be taught include, but are not limited to: administration, facility management, governance, legal issues, and compliance. The candidate must demonstrate strong interpersonal skills, evidence of effective teaching, ability to teach a variety of courses at the undergraduate and graduate level, and possess a commitment to scholarship and service. The successful candidate will be detail-oriented and self-motivated. This position will be filled with a professional desiring to engage collaboratively with other professionals at the local, national, and international levels.

The following duties are customary for this position, but are not to be construed as all-inclusive. Duties may be added, deleted, and assigned based on School Director discretion and institutional needs.

Teaching: Primary teaching responsibilities for this position include undergraduate and graduate courses. The courses may be delivered on campus, off campus, or potentially online. Undergraduate and graduate student advising is expected of the successful candidate.

Scholarship: Maintain an active role in research and scholarly production including publishing in peer-reviewed journals and seeking research funding. Maintain awareness of current research trends and topics associated with Sport Management and Recreation & Sport Administration.

Service: Actively participate in university service (school, college, and university committees) and professional service. Actively participate in recruitment and retention efforts of students.

Candidates should meet the following criteria:

  • Doctorate in Sport Management, Sport Administration or closely related field OR hold a Juris Doctorate with prior experience working in the sport industry. Terminal degree must be from an accredited institution.
  • Articulate a well-defined research agenda in the area of Sport Management or Recreation & Sport Administration, with the potential for extramural funding.
  • Experience teaching in higher education in both traditional and online formats.

Additional Information:
Kentucky state law requires all public institutions of postsecondary education to conduct pre-employment criminal background checks to determine suitability for employment.

Western Kentucky University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnic origin, national origin, creed, religion, political belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, age, uniformed services, veteran status, or physical or mental disability in admission to career and technical education programs and/or activities, or employment practices in accordance with Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Revised 1992, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

Persons with disabilities, who need reasonable accommodations to participate in the application and/or selection process, should notify the office of Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action/University ADA Services (EEO) at (270) 745- 5121, a minimum of five working days in advance.

Application Instructions:
The following items must be submitted through this electronic talent management system:

  • Letter of intent that clearly addresses position requirements and minimum qualifications.
  • Curriculum vita.
  • Unofficial transcripts.
  • Teaching evaluations (detailed report + comments).

Names and contact information of three reference providers will be collected during the application process. Reference letters will be requested by the Search Committee through an online process at a later date.

You will receive email confirmation once you have successfully completed the application process.