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San Jose State University: Sport Management Faculty Position

San José State University
San José, California

Specialization: Sport Management Job Opening ID (JOID): 24220
Rank: Assistant Professor (tenure-track)


  •  Doctorate by date of appointment.
  •  Demonstrated ability to teach courses in sport management at the undergraduate and graduate level.
  • Evidence of scholarly promise, professional engagement, and ability to seek external funding where appropriate.
  • Must have academic training, theoretical background and research foci that includes one or more of the following sport management sub-specialties: sport finance, sport law, sport marketing, sport economics, sport ethics, sport analytics, sport facilities, sport and public relations, sustainability and sport, and sport and globalization.
  • Sport industry experience is desirable. Ability and willingness to develop ongoing relationships and internship opportunities with sport organizations, facilities, and community groups at a variety of levels.
  • Ability to work collegially at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
  •  Ability and desire to serve on thesis committees, supervise theses/projects, and advise in both the graduate and undergraduate programs.
  • Ability to teach core major classes, general education, and/or physical activity classes as needed.
  • Demonstrate awareness of and sensitivity to the educational goals of a multicultural population as might have been gained in cross-cultural study, training, teaching or other comparable experience.


  • Teach sport management courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, supervise theses/projects, serve on thesis committees, and advise students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. May also be expected to teach core major classes, general education, and/or physical activity classes as needed.
  • Help to facilitate the growth of the undergraduate program in sport management and culture, and propose courses/curricula as needed.
  • Help to facilitate growth of an innovative graduate sport management program, propose courses/curricula as needed, and establish internship opportunities with Bay Area sport organizations.
  • Actively engage in community outreach to increase the visibility of the sport management programs.
  •  Membership and participation in appropriate professional associations. Contribute when appropriate to SJSU’sInstitute for the Study of Sport, Society, and Social Change.
  • Conduct research, seek external funding where appropriate, present professional papers, and publish in professional journals.
  • Serve on department, college, and university committees as appropriate.
  •  Candidate must address the needs of a student population of great diversity – in age, cultural background, ethnicity, disability, primary language, and academic preparation – through course materials, teaching strategies, and advisement.

    Salary Range:

    Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Starting Date: August 17, 2018 Eligibility:

Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States.

Application Procedure:

For full consideration, send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching interests/ philosophy, research plans, and three confidential letters of recommendation with contact information by November 6, 2017

Questions can be directed to:

Dr. Matthew Masucci, Chair Department of Kinesiology San José State University San José, CA 95192-0054

For more information on the Department see

Please include Job Opening ID (JOID) on all correspondence.

E-mail: Phone (408) 924 3021
Fax (408) 924-3053

San José State University is California’s oldest institution of public higher learning. The campus is located on the southern end of San Francisco Bay in downtown San José (Pop. 1,000,000), hub of the world-famous Silicon Valley high-technology research and development center. Many of California’s most popular national, recreational, and cultural attractions are conveniently close. A member of the 23-campus CSU system, San José State University enrolls approximately 30,000 students, a significant percentage of whom are members of minority groups. The University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty so our disciplines, students and the community can benefit from multiple ethnic and gender perspectives.

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