Assistant Professor (Sport Management or Business Administration)
Job no: 514867
Position Type: Faculty Full Time
Campus: UMass Boston
Pay Grade: 03
Date opened: 22 Jul 2022 Eastern Daylight Time
The College of Management at the University of Massachusetts Boston invites
applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in sport business, to
begin September 1, 2023.
Candidates must possess a doctoral degree in Sport Management or Business
Administration with a sport focus, or a Ph.D. in a closely related field,
awarded prior to the date of appointment. Candidates with an interdisciplinary
background in studying social equity, diversity, and justice in the sport
business are also encouraged to apply. ABDs who will complete the doctorate by
no later than August 31, 2023 will be considered.
The responsibilities of this position include academic research, teaching, and
service. Faculty members must demonstrate potential to conduct scholarly
research and publish in high-quality peer-reviewed academic journals in areas
related to sport business. They must also demonstrate potential and commitment
to effective teaching in graduate and undergraduate courses and will be
expected to engage in meaningful service to the college, university, academic
profession, and community at large.
Specifically, the candidate for this position will play a significant role in
developing the undergraduate concentration (and potentially a graduate
program) in Sport Business. They will work closely and collaboratively with
the Sport Leadership & Administration undergraduate program in our College of
Education & Human Development and contribute to its goals and objectives.
Responsibilities include developing undergraduate and graduate
courses/programs in areas such as sport analytics, sport entrepreneurship,
sport finance, sport management, sport marketing and sponsorship. Industry
experience or related qualifications are strongly preferred, as the candidate
will be expected to nurture internship programs in sport business. The
candidate will be expected to interact effectively with a culturally diverse
population of students, colleagues, and constituents (e.g., mentoring
students and collaborating with colleagues in other disciplines and serving on
committees for enrollment, recruiting, and marketing). Further, the candidate
will have a demonstrated commitment to ongoing research productivity and
contribution to the academic profession (e.g., serving as a reviewer for
journals, presenting at academic conferences and engagement in other academic
UMass Boston is a Carnegie-classified research-high university with
outstanding research programs in many fields. Located on Boston harbor in one
of the most intellectually rich and innovative cities in the United States, it
is recognized nationally as a model of excellence for urban universities.
Numerous opportunities for research and collaboration exist with faculty,
businesses, institutes, and research centers in the university system and in
the greater Boston area. The region is a global hub of innovation and
expertise across industries, and the sport sector in particular. Boston is
well-known for housing world-class professional sport organizations and
events, bringing numerous talents and opportunities to the metropolitan area.
As Boston's urban public research business school, the College of Management
provides accessible, innovative, and high-value undergraduate and graduate
programs to advance knowledge and practice at the city's unique intersection
of business, government, and nonprofit organizations. The College of
Management is AACSB - accredited, and has been growing rapidly with
undergraduate, graduate (i.e., MBA and specialized Master's programs), and
Interested applicants should send all materials electronically. Please include
a cover letter or a statement of interest, a current curriculum vitae ,
samples of research publications, three letters of reference, and teaching
evaluations if available. Applications will be accepted continuously until the
position is filled.
UMass Boston requires all employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and to
confirm proof of their vaccination status including booster. Exemptions from
the vaccine requirement will be permitted only for qualifying religious or
medical reasons. Regardless of vaccination status, you must wear a face
covering in public indoor spaces on campus.