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Nov 28 / Laura Bonnici

Assistant Professor (Sport Management)

Assistant Professor in Sport Management at Eastern Michigan University 

The School of Health Promotion and Human Performance invites applications for an Assistant Professor position in Sport Management.

Responsibilities of Faculty Appointees:

  • Teach graduate-level and undergraduate-level courses for students pursuing careers in sport management in two or more of the following areas: sport finance/economics, sport analytics, sport leadership, sport facilities, and introduction to research in sport management
  • Advise undergraduate and graduate students
  • Oversee field-based research projects as well as chair and serve on graduate project and thesis committees
  • Serve on academic and professional committees
  • Actively participate in professional community service
  • Seek external grants

A competitive salary will be based on qualifications and prior experience. Starting date will be no later than August 28, 2017.

 Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
Teach contractual load of undergraduate and graduate courses as assigned by the department or school.

Assign and submit grades in accordance with established University schedules.

Keep posted office hours during the week which are scheduled at times most beneficial to students.

Provide academic advising to students, if applicable.

Serve on search committees for hiring of new faculty members, departmental committees and other service committees across the university.

Participate in activities such as student registration, orientation, convocations and commencements.

Attend and participate in scheduled departmental meetings and functions.

Provide other support service to the department, college and/or university, if applicable.

Engage in pursuits that enable them to remain current in their respective disciplines.

Engage in pursuits that help to further organize and contribute to growth of the body of knowledge in their respective disciplines, and/or to explore interdisciplinary implications.

Perform related Departmental duties as required.

This position is covered under the collective bargaining agreement between EMU and the EMU Chapter of the American Association of University Professors, which contains and settles all matters with respect to wages, benefits, hours and other terms and conditions of employment.

Candidates should have the following required qualifications:

  • An earned Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree in sport management or a related discipline, ABD status will be considered
  • A demonstrated commitment to teaching excellence
  • Demonstrated expertise in the field of sport management
  • Record of conducting research and publication in peer-reviewed journals
  • Ability to teach undergraduate and graduate sport management courses
  • Ability to integrate technology as well as practical application into the pedagogy
 Supplemental Information:
Applicants should submit a letter of interest and a detailed curriculum vitae.

Three letters of reference should be sent directly to Professor Rick Karcher, Eastern Michigan University, School of Health Promotion & Human Performance, 318 Porter Building, Ypsilanti, MI 48197.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a finalist is identified.

For more information contact Professor Rick Karcher, Search Committee Chair at

If contacted, you will be asked to present official transcripts of your highest degree earned at the time of interview.


Eastern Michigan University, a public, comprehensive university, enrolls nearly 24,000 students who are served by over 2,000 faculty and staff, both on-campus, off-campus and electronically. Located in culturally and environmentally diverse southeastern Michigan, characterized by metropolitan growth and economic transformation, the University is an environment rich in academic, research, technological and recreational resources. The School of Health Promotion and Human Performance offers undergraduate programs in Health Education, Physical Education, Sport Management, and Exercise Science. At the graduate level, the School offers degrees in Athletic Training, Health Education, Physical Education, Exercise Physiology, Sport Management, and Orthotics and Prosthetics.


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