Full Professor, Sports Media and Communication Program

Position Description: The Sports Media and Communication program in the Harrington School of Communication and Media at the University of Rhode Island seeks an innovative scholar-teacher for a tenured position with faculty rank of Full Professor to begin in Fall 2024. Prior academic leadership and administrative experience is required,, along with a distinguished reputation in the area of Sports Media and Communication. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in communication, sports communication, sports media, sports management, sports studies, or a related field; an established scholarly research agenda; and a record of teaching and research excellence commensurate with the qualifications for appointment as Full Professor at the University of Rhode Island. Further, candidates should demonstrate potential to build programs, mentor faculty, develop curriculum, and foster connections across the institution and throughout the broader community. We will consider quantitative researchers with specializations in all areas of sports media and communication such as sports communication/media, sports analytics, sports marketing, strategic communication, sports entertainment, or related fields ; scholars with research and/or teaching specializations and/or relevant industry work in applied strategic communication and analytics are especially encouraged to apply.

Successful candidates for this position must have experience in and a proven commitment to promoting an inclusive and diverse educational environment.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: teaching and developing courses in quantitative analysis of sport and/or applied strategic sport communication; advising undergraduate students; serving on program, school, and college committees; maintaining an active research agenda; and pursuing external research funding through grants and contracts. The successful candidate will also act as program director for the Sports Media and Communication program, a service assignment whose responsibilities include: proposing and developing curricular changes; developing sources of external funding for the program; building alumni, industry and community relationships in order to identify internships and other experiential learning opportunities for students; and representing the interests of the program to the Harrington School, the College of Arts and Sciences, the University, and the Rhode Island community.