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University of Minnesota: non-tenure-track Lecturer position in Sport Management

Job Description for P&A Lecturer

Sport Management


Job Title: Lecturer (Job Code 9753)

Department: School of Kinesiology, College of Education and Human Development, UMN-Twin Cities

Supervisor: Department Chair

Category: Faculty and Instructional

Appointment Term: B = 9 month

Appointment Type: Annual renewable contract (K)

Number of openings: 1

Full Time: 100%


About the Job

The School of Kinesiology, College of Education and Human Development, University of Minnesota is seeking an outstanding candidate for a non-tenure-track Lecturer (Academic Professional) position in Sport Management. Specifically, we seek a candidate with expertise in a broad area of sport management who can teach undergraduate courses in three of the following areas—sport finance, law, ethics, sales and fundraising, facility and event management,  sport in a diversity society, and organization and management—and when needed graduate level courses in their area of expertise. This professional instructional position is teaching focused; active involvement in the research agenda in the sport management area is an option and is not required. Our sport management academic programs include approximately 200 undergraduate majors in the B.S. program, 80 undergraduate minors, and 60 graduate students in M.Ed., M.A., and Ph.D. programs. Complete information on the School can be found on the website,


Major Responsibilities


Teaching (75%):

·         Teach core courses in the undergraduate program related to the area of Sport Management.

·         Teach in other undergraduate and graduate courses in candidate’s area of expertise as needed.   

·         Grade student materials, including exams, papers and final projects.

·         Respond to student inquiries and meet with students.

·         Develop course content and syllabus.

·         Prepare course materials.


Academic Support and Service (15%):

·         Mentor graduate and undergraduate students in directed study and internship experiences.

·         Advise graduate students at the master’s level.

·         Co-advise graduate students at the doctoral level.

·         Serve on graduate committees at the master’s and doctoral levels.


Service to the Unit, College, and University (10%):

·         Participate in School, College, and University service activities.

·         Serve on departmental, College and University-wide committees and work groups as requested, assigned, or initiated.

·         Support colleagues and students in nomination for institutional awards via letters of nomination and recommendation.



Minimum Qualifications:

·         Earned Ph.D. in Sport Management or closely related discipline. Applications from ABD candidates will be considered if it can be demonstrated that the degree will be completed and conferred by the position start date.

·         Demonstrated teaching experience and effectiveness in higher education.  

·         Demonstrated writing and communication skills.

·         Commitment to service at the professional, university, departmental, and community levels.


Preferred Qualifications:

·         Record of publications in peer-reviewed journals.  

·         Experience in mentoring or advising of undergraduate or graduate students.


School Description

The School of Kinesiology focuses on the biological, physiological, developmental, social and behavioral bases of physical activity and human performance through our programs in Kinesiology, Sport Management, and Recreation. The School’s academic degree programs prepare students for a variety of professional opportunities in both public and private sectors that include teaching, research, health promotion, rehabilitation, medicine, coaching, sport management, recreation administration, and services related to physical activity and fitness in settings that include schools, colleges and universities, public and private agencies, clinical environments, government, business and the sport industry.

Application Deadline

To receive the fullest consideration, applications should be received no later than Friday, March 10, 2017. Completed applications will consist of: (a) a letter addressing qualifications that relate to the position; (b) a curriculum vitae; (c) teaching philosophy; (d) academic transcripts; and (e) contact information for at least three references. An online application is required for this position and is available via the University of Minnesota’s Employment System at

Candidates should search for Requisition Number 315587 .

All questions about the position should be directed to Dr. Lisa A. Kihl, Search Chair,

Questions about the application process can be directed to Beth Bayley,