The School of Human Sciences at SIU Carbondale seeks applicants for an Assistant Professor position in Sport Administration. This is a 9-month, continuing, tenure-track faculty appointment beginning August 16, 2024. Contingent on demand for teaching assignments, an additional summer session appointment is possible.

Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Teach Sport Administration courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Areas might include Sport Analytics, Economic Aspects of Sport Business, Contemporary Issues in Sport Administration, and Athletic Administration. The teaching assignment will be based on the area of expertise of the chosen candidate.
  • Advise graduate students and serve on thesis/research project committees.
  • Initiate and implement a focused research agenda leading to peer-reviewed publications & presentations.
  • Secure external funding for research and training projects.
  • Participate in professional associations and activities and university service appropriate to academic rank


Required Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Sport Administration (or related field). Applicants who have completed all but the dissertation and who expect to complete all requirements for the doctorate prior to August 15, 2024, will be considered. If all degree requirements are not completed by that date, a term, non-tenure track appointment may be offered in accordance with University policy (https://policies.siu.edu/personnel-policies/chapter2/ch2-faps/conting.php).

Preferred Qualifications

  • Teaching capability in Sport Analytics and Economics. Ability to work and code in R, Python, and other statistical programs.
  • Experience in serving on graduate thesis/research project committees.
  • Professional experience in the sport industry.
  • Ability to work effectively with a diverse student and faculty population.

Supplemental Information

The Sport Administration program is housed within the School of Human Sciences, which is one of the six member schools in the College of Health and Human Sciences. As the largest college on the SIU campus, the College of Health and Human Sciences offers a wide range of academic programs. Since its establishment as an independent major in 2010, the SIUC Sport Administration program has experienced remarkable growth and has become one of the most popular majors on campus. Promising new faculty in the College of Health and Human Sciences are offered competitive startup packages, including graduate/undergraduate assistant support, course releases, and summer salary designed to jump-start research scholarships Currently, the Sport Administration program comprises four full-time tenured faculty members, along with two non-tenure track faculty members. This research-active program provides an environment conducive to collaboration and innovation. Interested applicants may follow links for information about the Sport Administration program (https://academics.siu.edu/human-behavioral/sport-administration/bachelors.php), School of Human Sciences (https://schoolofhumansciences.siu.edu/), and College of Health and Human Sciences (http://chhs.siu.edu). Carbondale, IL, the home of Southern Illinois University, rests in a region renowned for its stunning natural beauty, thanks to attractions like the Shawnee National Forest, Giant City State Park, and various outdoor recreational opportunities. Serving as a central hub for the surrounding area, the city retains a welcoming small-town ambiance while providing the amenities expected in a vibrant college town. Additionally, Carbondale offers convenient accessibility to a range of captivating cities in the Midwest, such as St. Louis and Indianapolis, as well as destinations in the South like Nashville and Memphis, all conveniently reachable within a 2-4 hour drive.

Required Documents

  • Cover Letter,
  • CV,
  • Transcripts

Southern Illinois University Carbondale is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans that strives to enhance its ability to develop a diverse faculty and staff and to increase its potential to serve a diverse student population. All applications are welcomed and encouraged and will receive consideration.