Assistant Professor of Sport Management

The University of Southern Maine seeks to fill a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor of Sport Management starting in the Fall of 2018. The USM Sport Management major is housed within the Business Administration Department in the AACSB accredited USM School of Business located in Portland, Maine. Applicants for this position should desire to be part of a committed team of faculty which works closely together to deliver high quality Sport Management education and experiences to our students.

Candidates should be interested in teaching a variety of Sport Management courses across our curriculum which currently includes—Intro to Sport Management, Sport Marketing, Sport Finance, Sport Law, Sport Event Management, Sport Communication, Sport Sponsorship/Sales, Facility Management, Athletic Administration, and, Sport Management Seminar. The typical teaching load is 3 courses per semester. Primary duties will include, but are not limited to, undergraduate teaching within the Sport Management Program, research/scholarship, student advising, supervision of Sport Management student internships, and, department/university service. On occasion, applicants may be asked to teach a Sport Management graduate course or a course which supports the business core. For more information about the USM Sport Management program and the School of Business, please visit our website at

The University of Southern Maine (USM) is Maine’s Metropolitan University, dedicated to providing students with a high-quality, accessible, affordable education.  USM’s strategic focus is in alignment with the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities and we are seeking to become a Carnegie Engaged University by the year 2020.  USM offers Baccalaureate, Master's, and Doctoral programs, providing students with rich learning and community engagement opportunities in the arts, humanities, politics, health sciences, business, mass communications, science, engineering, and technology.  Further information on USM can be found at     

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  • Our Portland campus is located in "one of America’s most livable cities," according to Forbes magazine, which also ranks Portland among the top 10 for job prospects.  A creative and diverse community on Maine’s scenic coast, Portland is nationally known as a "foodie" hot spot!
  • USM’s beautiful residential Gorham campus  supports and celebrates excellence in academics, athletics, music and the arts and is home to ten Living Learning Communities and six Residential Communities.
  • Our Lewiston campus is home to USM’s innovative and richly diverse Lewiston-Auburn College. This Central Maine campus integrates classroom, community and workplace, and provides a small college experience with the resources of a large university.


  • Ph.D. in Sport Management, or closely related field, by the time of appointment (estimated 8/27/18).
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching with interest/experience in teaching across multiple Sport Management areas. Candidates who have experience with innovative learning technologies and/or program/course assessment will be viewed favorably.
  • An active research agenda which leads to peer-reviewed publications.
  • Commitment to/experience in fully engaging with students as a faculty, advisor, and mentor.
  • Commitment to departmental/university service.
  • Collegial, team player with the ability to work collaboratively with colleagues.
  • Candidates with sport industry work experience will be viewed favorably.
  • Candidates with experience or interest in program/curricular development will be viewed favorably.

Apply online at: You will create an applicant profile and complete an application.  You will need to upload a cover letter, resume/curriculum vitae and a list of the names and contact information for three references. You will also need to complete the affirmative action survey, the self-identification of disability form, and the self-identification of veteran status form.  You will also need to upload a statement of your teaching philosophy, and sample teaching evaluations.

Review of applications will begin September 15, 2017.  Materials received after that date will be considered at the discretion of the university. 

Appropriate background screening will be conducted for the successful candidate.

USM is an EEO/AA employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.