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Assistant Professor, Sport Business

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Position Type: Faculty Full Time
Campus: UMass Boston
Department: CM - Dean's Office
Pay Grade: 03
Date opened: Eastern Daylight Time
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Job Description:

The College of Management at the University of Massachusetts Boston invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Sport Business, beginning from September 1, 2021.

Candidates must have completed, or must be in the final stages of completing, a doctoral degree in Sport Management or Business Administration with a sport focus, or a Ph.D. in a closely related field, prior to the date of appointment. Candidates with an interdisciplinary background in studying social equity, diversity, and justice in the sport business are also encouraged to apply. ABDs who will complete the doctorate by no later than August 31, 2021 will be considered.

The responsibilities of this position include academic research, teaching, and service. A candidate will have a demonstrated potential to conduct scholarly research and publish in high-quality peer-reviewed academic journals in areas related to sport business. The candidate will have a demonstrated potential and commitment to effective teaching in graduate and undergraduate courses. The candidate will also actively serve the College, the University, the academic profession, and the community at large.

Specifically, the candidate for this position will play a significant role in developing the undergraduate concentration (and potentially a graduate program) in Sport Business. Responsibilities of the position include developing undergraduate and graduate courses/programs in areas such as sport analytics, sport entrepreneurship, sport finance, sport management, sport marketing and sponsorship. Industry experience or related qualifications are strongly preferred, as the candidate will be expected to nurture internship programs in sport business. The candidate will be expected to interact effectively with a culturally diverse population of students, colleagues, and constituents (e.g., mentoring students and collaborating with colleagues in other disciplines and serving on committees for enrollment, recruiting, and marketing). Further, the candidate will have a demonstrated commitment to ongoing research productivity and contribution to the academic profession (e.g., serving as a reviewer for journals, presenting at academic conferences and engagement in other academic roles).

UMass Boston is a Carnegie-classified research-high university with outstanding research programs in many fields. Located on Boston harbor in one of the most intellectually rich and innovative cities in the United States, it is recognized nationally as a model of excellence for urban universities. Numerous opportunities for research and collaboration exist with faculty, businesses, institutes, and research centers in the university system and in the greater Boston area.  The region is a global hub of innovation and expertise across industries, and the sport sector in particular. Boston is well-known for housing world-class professional sport organizations and events, bringing numerous talents and opportunities to the metropolitan area.

As Boston’s urban public research business school, the College of Management provides accessible, innovative, and high-value undergraduate and graduate programs to advance knowledge and practice at the city's unique intersection of business, government, and nonprofit organizations. The College of Management is AACSB - accredited, and has been growing rapidly with undergraduate, graduate (i.e., MBA and specialized Master’s programs), and Ph.D. programs.

Interested applicants should send all materials electronically. Please include a cover letter or a statement of interest, a current curriculum vitae (CV), samples of research publications, three letters of reference, and teaching evaluations if available. Applications will be accepted continuously until the position is filled.

The University of Massachusetts Boston is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.

Application instructions:

Interested applicants should send all materials electronically. Please include a cover letter or a statement of interest, a current curriculum vitae (CV), samples of research publications, three letters of reference, and teaching evaluations if available. 

Applications will be accepted continuously until the position is filled.

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