Kinesiology & Health: Tenure-track Assistant Professor

Kinesiology & Health:  Tenure-track Assistant Professor to teach courses in Sport Leadership & Management, maintain an active research agenda, advise undergraduate and graduate students, and provide service to the institution.  Position begins Fall semester of the 2019-2020 academic year.

Require:  A Ph.D. in Sport Management, Sport Administration, or closely related field is required by date of appointment.

Consideration may be given to candidates with: 1) evidence of high-quality instruction; 2) experience teaching sport management courses at the college level including, but not limited to, Sport Administration, Sport Marketing, Sport Governance, and Sport Economics; and 3) evidence of scholarship in sport management or related field.

Submit letter of interest, curriculum vitae, statement of research plans, and teaching philosophy to  The department will solicit reference letters from references provided in application.  For inquiries about posting, contact Brody Ruihley at Screening of applications will begin October 15, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.

The Sport Leadership and Management (SLAM) is a growing undergraduate program of 500+ students and Sport Leadership master’s program of 50+ students. 

The mission of SLAM is to prepare students to succeed in leadership positions in the sport industry (recreational to professional, youth to adult) by providing them with knowledge and skills to critically analyze and innovatively engage in the business and culture of sport. The SLAM undergraduate major has four areas of concentration designed to prepare students for specific career opportunities in Sport Management, Coaching, Sport Journalism, and Sport Media. Students often co-major or minor in management, marketing, or entrepreneurship in the Farmer School of Business, a nationally rated top-25 undergraduate business program. 

This position has the potential to be part of a cluster hire of faculty in the College of Education, Health and Society for successful diverse candidates whose research, teaching and/or service connects to a theme of promoting Socially Just Communities (e.g., participatory community research, mutually beneficial university-community partnerships including community engagement, service learning, and collaborations with clinical/practice courses/training) consistent with our Initiative for Community Justice and Wellbeing.

The mission of the College of Education, Health and Society at Miami University is to prepare transformative leaders. Through excellence in teaching, scholarship, and community partnerships, the college provides dynamic and innovative programs that encourage international perspectives. Our integrated human experience prepares graduates to generate knowledge, educate, serve, and promote wellbeing in diverse and global setting through ethical, democratic practices. Faculty members work in an environment that promotes a holistic approach to both teaching and research. They are encouraged to align their teaching, scholarship, and service in an interdisciplinary fashion in order to promote aggressive solutions to the issues faced by our society. The College of Education, Health, and Society seeks out opportunities for cross-departmental collaboration facilitated by the five departments in our division (Educational Leadership, Educational Psychology, Family Science and Social Work, Kinesiology and Health, and Teacher Education). It is our belief that the synergy from this comprehensive approach creates the kind of integrated human experience that is essential to excellence in research and teaching.

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