Overview

The Sport Management Program in the Division of Kinesiology and Sport Management in the School of Education at The University of South Dakota invites applicants for an instructor/lecturer position. This is a nine-month, term position with the possibility of summer school teaching.

Duties include teaching a number of undergraduate Sport Management courses while possessing knowledge related to face-to-face, on-line, and other distance education delivery systems. Examples of courses the candidate may teach include, but are not limited to: Introduction to KSM, Sport Marketing, Managing Intercollegiate Athletics, Sport Sales and Fundraising, and Organization & Administration of KSM. Duties may also include mentoring undergraduate sport management students, program assessment, curriculum review, developing relationships with local and national sport organizations, and serving on departmental, college, and university committees. Additional assignments may be made based on the professional and academic background of the faculty in order to complement the strengths of the Division faculty to address the diverse needs of students in programs within the Division of Kinesiology and Sport Management, School of Education, and university community.

Required Qualifications: Candidates are required to have a master’s degree or higher in Sport Management or a related field. Candidates should demonstrate evidence of excellence in teaching or potential for outstanding teaching at the collegiate/university level. Additionally, evidence of management and leadership abilities should be demonstrated.

Preferred Qualifications: An earned doctorate in Sport Management or related field, experience in undergraduate program administration and experience as a practitioner in the sport industry.

The University of South Dakota is a comprehensive; liberal arts based state institution with an enrollment of over 10,000 students. Basic and professional programs are available in the School of Education, School of Business, School of Law, School of Medicine, School of Health Sciences, College of Fine Arts, and the College of Arts and Sciences.

The School of Education is a research- and practitioner-based unit with eight specialty centers and institutes and five divisions: Counseling and Psychology, Curriculum and Instruction, Educational Leadership, Kinesiology and Sport Management, and Teacher Residency and Education. The SOE programs lead to careers as educators, counselors, psychologist, administrators, researchers, educational and health-related specialists, and sport related specialists.

The Division of Kinesiology and Sport Management (KSM) (https://www.usd.edu/education/kinesiology-and-sport-management) is one of five divisions in the School of Education (https://www.usd.edu/education) and offers baccalaureate and master’s degree programs in Sport Management, Exercise Science, and Physical Education. The KSM Division currently has 7 full-time faculty; administrative staff; 3 funded graduate assistants; over 400 undergraduate majors; and approximately 45 graduate majors. 

All candidates MUST apply online at https://yourfuture.sdbor.edu. Applicants are required to provide: (1) letter of application, (2) vita, (3) college transcripts (copies accepted) showing highest degree earned, (4) writing sample, and (5) contact information for three references (please include e-mail addresses and current telephone numbers).