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Two Sport Management Positions At University of Missouri

Assistant Teaching Professor Sport Management

Columbia, MO
Faculty – Health – Sports Mgmt, Recreation, and Leisure Studies
Application Due:
Open Until Filled
Full Time
$60,000 to $64,000 USD Per Year
Sport Management
School of Natural Resources
College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
University of Missouri

The School of Natural Resources, University of Missouri, is recruiting for two Teaching Assistant Professor positions in Sport Management ( Both positions will be 12-month, benefit eligible (non-tenure) track academic appointments in Parks, Recreation and Tourism program. Salaries will be commensurate with rank and qualifications. Effective date of appointment: January 1, 2017, or earlier as negotiated. The University of Missouri campus in Columbia has 35,000 students with some 800 undergraduates in the School of Natural Resources.

Qualifications: Applicants must have a combination of education and experience in Sport Management. Supportive degrees in Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources are preferred. Prior collegiate teaching experience is desired. Applicants must have earned a PhD degree by the time of appointment.

Responsibilities: Duties and responsibilities associated with these positions are closely coupled with the creative and innovative delivery of our sport management curriculum. Successful applicants will be expected to teach a total of five core and one specialty course per year (could be a graduate offering). Course topics may include: Introduction to Sport Management, Marketing of Sport and Leisure, Governance and Policy in Sport, Global Sport Environments, Sport Economics and Finance, The Business of Sport, Legal Aspects of Sport, and specialty courses. Preference will be given to applicants demonstrating an ability to design and deliver sport management courses with clear ties to the broad disciplines represented in the School of Natural Resources, including health, recreation, outdoor sports, conservation, and youth development. Selected applicants will also facilitate internship opportunities and counsel students on internships throughout the year.

Application Procedure: Please submit in electronic format the following; a letter of application that details an ability to teach core courses with connection to sport and natural resources, curriculum vitae, names and three letters of reference, evidence of teaching evaluation if available, and transcripts from all universities attended to: Human Resources Questions regarding the position should be directed to either Dr. Sonja Wilhelm Stanis, e-mail or Dr. David Vaught, e-mail, Co-Chairs of the Search Committee. Review of applications will begin September 1, 2016.

Benefit Eligibility: This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at

Application Information

David Vaught
Department of Parks, Recreations & Tourism
University of Missouri
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Additional information:
Both positions are Assistant Teaching Faculty positions with full faculty benefits.  The pay range is $60,000 – $75,000 depending on qualifications.  As a teaching faculty, the teaching load is three courses per fall/Spring or a combination (6 courses) to include a summer course if necessary.  While these are annually renewable  positions, some of our teaching faculty have been here for nearly 20 years.  Research is encouraged, but not required and is not associated with annual renewal.  These are a 100% teaching positions and renewal and promotion are based on quality of instruction, student evaluations, innovation, creativity, and delivery.  Promotion to Associate Teaching Professor does require some research supportive of teaching.  I realize many will be leaning toward research, but this is an excellent opportunity to teach, do some independent research and grow professionally.

Parks, Recreation and Sport is a large department of nearly 400 students within the School of Natural Resources within the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources.  With these two new hires we are a faculty of seven.  Emphasis areas in Natural Resource Recreation Management, Leisure Service Management, Tourism and Sport Management.  The department employees two professional advisors, two professional internship supervisors and an administrative assistant.  We are among the oldest accredited NRPA programs in the United States with 2016 being our 50th year as a program.  2017 will mark our 39th year of accreditation.

We anticipate those hired to begin in January of 2017 if not sooner.