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Limited–Term Instructor, Sport Mangement, Georgia Southern University

Limited–Term Instructor
Search #30020
College of Health and Human Sciences/School of Health and Kinesiology

The School of Health and Kinesiology invites nominations and applications for the position of Regular, Limited-Term Instructor.

Georgia Southern University, classified as a doctoral/research institution by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, is a member of the University System of Georgia and is the largest, most comprehensive research institution in southeast Georgia. Founded in 1906, Georgia Southern is a premier choice for more than 20,600 students representing 50 states and 88 nations.

The University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, and offers an array of programs at the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral levels through eight colleges: the Allen E. Paulson College of Engineering and Information Technology, College of Business Administration, College of Education, College of Health and Human Sciences, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, College of Science and Mathematics, Jack N. Averitt College of Graduate Studies and the Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health. Georgia Southern provides all of the benefits of a major university with the personal feel and individualized attention of a much smaller college, and takes great pride in providing an educational environment where students can engage in scholarship, research and service as they prepare for lifelong success.

Georgia Southern is located in Statesboro, Georgia, a classic community of approximately 30,000 residents just an hour from historic Savannah. It is recognized for providing enriching opportunities for people of all ages while benefitting the region and state.

Within this setting, the School of Health and Kinesiology at Georgia Southern University seeks to become an elite academic unit focusing on the interdisciplinary study of athletic training, coaching, exercise science, nutrition and food science, pedagogy, physical activity/healthful living and sport psychology. The School promotes undergraduate and graduate education, scholarship, research and grant procurement and a commitment to professional and public service. To this end this position in the School of Health and Kinesiology at Georgia Southern University will be characterized by preparing students for future excellence through interdependent leadership, innovation, and service.

Position Description. Reporting to the Chair of the School of Health and Kinesiology, the limited term instructor requires teaching, and service, and on-going professional development in the area of Sport Management. All limited-term positions are non-tenure track, academic (9/10 month) year appointments. Appointments are for one year only, although there is the possibility of reappointment should funding permit and based upon satisfactory performance. (All reappointments are made on a one year basis.) The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The Sport Management program at Georgia Southern is well-established, officially approved by the

National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) and the North American Society for

Sport Management (NASSM) in 1995. Our program explores the professional side of sports —

commercial, managerial and legal — and provides our students with both the academic preparation

and hands-on training that are required for success in this highly competitive field. The successful

candidate will be able to teach two or more of the following: Introduction to Sport Management,

Social Issues in Sport, Economics of Sport, Financial Management of Sport, Management of Sport

Organizations, Sport Promotion & Marketing, Facility & Event Management, Sport Business

Operations, Legal Aspects of Sport, Sport Policy Development and supervise interns.

Required Qualifications:

  • A master’s degree in Kinesiology, Sport Management or Sport Sociology, or a closely related

    field with at least 18 graduate semester hours in Sport/Business Management, Sport

    Sociology, Sport Administration or Organization by August 1, 2017

  • Ability to contribute to a positive work environment in the School, College, and University
  • Technological literacy and a commitment to integrate technology into teaching
  • Commitment to professional service within the University and beyond
  • Ability to work in a diverse academic and professional community
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States for the duration of employment without

    assistance from the institution.

    Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. or doctoral work in Kinesiology, Sport Management or related field with graduate

    credit in sport sociology, management, marketing, human resources, finance, and/or public


  • University teaching experience
  • Commitment to teaching and learning as evidenced by prior teaching experience
  • Ability and/or willingness to learn to teach in an online environment

    Screening of applications begins July 11, 2017, and continues until the position is filled. The preferred position starting date is August 1, 2017. A complete application consists of a letter addressing the qualifications cited above; a curriculum vitae; and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least three professional references. Other documentation may be requested. Only complete applications and applications submitted electronically will be considered. Finalists will be required to submit to a background investigation. Applications and nominations should be sent to:

    Dr. Katherine Thomas, Search Chair, Search #30020 School of Health and Kinesiology
    Georgia Southern University
    Electronic mail: Telephone: 912-478-0495

    More information about the institution is available through or Georgia Southern University seeks to recruit individuals who are committed to working in diverse academic and professional communities and who are committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and professional service within the University and beyond. The names of applicants and nominees, vitae, and other non-evaluative information may be subject to public inspection under the Georgia Open Records Act. Georgia Southern University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity institution. Individuals who need reasonable accommodations under the ADA to participate in the search process should contact the Vice Provost.