Assistant Professor of Sport Management
Deadline for Applications is 11/15/2020

Code: 16690 Posted: 10/02/2020

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Sport Management.

Primary responsibilities include: teaching, advising graduate students majoring in sport management, supervising fieldwork (internship) placements and independent studies, scholarly research activity, assisting with development and staging of the UW-Parkside Sport Management Conference and other seminars, and participating in departmental/college/campus/community/professional service.

This position will teach 24 credits annually (4/4 standard fall/spring course teaching load) in the sport management program. This position will teach classes in both the undergraduate and graduate programs and complete other duties as assigned by the HKSM Department Chair.

Opportunities to teach additional courses in the summer and winterim semesters may be available in both programs for additional compensation depending upon the needs of the HKSM Department.

Essential Job Functions

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

60% A. Teaching

  1. Sport Management courses at undergraduate and graduate levels
  2. Graduate advising
  3. Performs other duties as assigned.

30% B. Research

  1. Publish in scholarly and industry journals and publications
  2. Attend industry conferences and seminars

10% C. Service

  1. University service (Department, College, University) including committee work
  2. Industry and Community service

Standards of Performance

  • Overall thoroughness, organization, accuracy, and availability of appropriate
  • Adequacy, timeliness, and accuracy
  • Timeliness of meeting goals.
  • Willingness to make suggestions and soundness of those suggestions.
  • Soundness of judgment and operational decisions.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work while being responsive to University personnel.
  • Timely and effective communication of problems and opportunities. This includes the responsibility for identifying and communicating information of importance as soon as possible.
  • Integrity in dealing with customers, students, vendors, employees, and management.
  • Punctuality, attendance, effective use of time, and willingness to work overtime when necessary.
  • Maintaining confidentiality of sensitive information.
  • Willingness to assist with special projects and other duties as assigned.

Essential Knowledge And Abilities

  • Extensive knowledge of sports industry and sports business
  • Knowledge of sport management profession with regard to academic settings
  • Ability to conduct professional academic research
  • Ergonomic Requirements:
    • Sufficient mobility and dexterity to move around office, Sports and Activity Center, campus and community. 
    • Ability to work with keyboard, mouse and monitor. 
    • Ability to attend meetings, workshops, seminars and conferences.
    • Ability to teach in-person and online courses

Education, Experience, Training and/or Certifications


  • Earned terminal degree (Ph.D, Ed.D, J.D.) with focus in the sport management field, required by the time of appointment. All But Dissertation (A.B.D.) status candidates will be considered for a one-year appointment to a Lecturer position with potential conversion to a tenure-track Assistant Professor position possible if the terminal degree is completed by June 1, 2022
  • Evidence of ability to teach courses in at least three of the following areas of the sport management field:
    • Revenue generation (sport sales (ticket and/or corporate), fundraising, etc.),
    • Sports communications and social media,
    • Sports organization governance and regulation,
    • Ethical and leadership issues in sports, and
    • Facility development and management (operations, sustainability, etc.).
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain an active research agenda
  • Recent (past five years) experience in the sports industry, especially in sport sales or communications
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain an active service agenda in the department, college, campus, community and profession 
Salary and Benefits

Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The University of Wisconsin System provides a liberal benefits package, including participation in a state pension plan. 

Benefit Details:

Total Compensation Estimator:

Application Process

Applications must be submitted electronically through our employment portal. If you need additional assistance you may contact Human Resources at (262) 595-2204. Hours 8:00am-4:30pm Monday-Friday.

STEP 1: Please select the applicable link below:

External Applicants: (NOT currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)

Internal Applicants: (Currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)

STEP 2: Submit application materials

Please be sure to complete all required fields and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials. Files must be complete to be considered. All materials must be added at one time, once submitted you may not edit/add to profile. Please include the following documents:

Review of Applications

Applications received by 11:59 p.m. Sunday November 15, 2020 are ensured full consideration.

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Transcripts
  • Names and emails of three professional references
  • Teaching Philosophy

You must select "SUBMIT". Selecting "Save" will not forward your application materials to the search committee. 

Please be sure to complete all required fields and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials.

In instances where the Review Committee is unable to ascertain from a candidates application materials whether she/he meets all of the required qualifications, or if all of the application materials are not submitted, they will be evaluated as not meeting such qualifications and may be excluded from further consideration.


Laura Menarek
Available Until: 11/16/2020

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