Job Description

Assistant Professor in Sports Administration

Posting Numberreq10882
Employment TypeFaculty
Faculty TypeTenure/Tenure-Track
Hiring DepartmentHealth Exercise & Sports Science (353A)
Academic LocationCollege of Education
CampusMain - Albuquerque, NM
Benefits EligibleThe University of New Mexico provides a comprehensive package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits through the tuition remission and dependent education programs. See the Benefits home page for more information.
Position Summary

The Sport Administration program at theUniversity of New Mexico (UNM) invites applications for a for a full time,Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Sport Administration faculty position beginningin the fall of the 2020-2021 academic year.

UNM is the state’s flagship researchuniversity as well as a Hispanic-Serving Institution classified a CarnegieResearch University with Highest Research Activity. UNM also has strong connections with 23tribal sovereign nations located within New Mexico. As such, successful candidates must becommitted to working with broadly diverse student and community populations.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will be expected towork collaboratively with program faculty and maintain an active researchagenda. The successful candidate will be expected to teachgraduate and undergraduate-level courses related to youth sports and may also berequired to teach other courses in Sport Administration. The successfulcandidate will advise master’s and doctoral-level graduate studentsspecializing in Sport Administration and will be expected to help meet theneeds for service on degree committees of Sport Administration. This person may supervise graduate-levelinternships and will maintain regular office hours (3-5 hours per week).

UNM is located in Albuquerque - ametropolitan area of more than 500,000 people - between the beautiful RioGrande River and the picturesque Sandia Mountains. Albuquerque is a unique city with a blend of traditions,people, and cultures. The city hasfantastic local cuisine, a variety of art galleries, sporting events, and easyaccess to a myriad of outdoor recreational opportunities.

Applicantswho are appointed to a UNM continuing faculty position are required to providean official certification of successful completion of all degree requirementsprior to their initial employment with UNM. UNM is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Educator.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Doctorate in sport administration or aclosely-related field. Degree must be completed by UNM faculty contract start date;
  • Demonstrated ability or potential to conduct and publish original researchin the area of sport management/administration; and
  • Demonstrated ability orpotential in teaching graduate-level courses in sport management/administration.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability or potential to serve on doctoraldissertation committees and comprehensive exam committees for both M.S. andPh.D.;
  • Demonstrated ability or potential to teach graduate-level classes inYouth Sport Development and Coaching;
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity,equity, inclusion and student success, as well as working with broadly diversecommunities;
  • Demonstrated ability or potential to conduct and publishoriginal research in the area sport management/administration;
  • Experiencewith qualitative and/or quantitative research methods; and
  • Expertise in the use of technology andonline instruction related to sport management/administration; and
  • Activeinvolvement in one or more professional organizations in field.
Application InstructionsA complete application packet will include: 1.Letter of application2.Current CV-must include name and contact information of at least three references.3.Official Transcript(s)- graduate work4.A statement that addresses one’s philosophy of teaching and diversity. This statement will assist the search committee to further determine how the candidate meets the minimum and preferred qualifications.5.A statement of research/scholarly work 6.One sample publication of scholarship7.If you have not completed your dissertation by your application date, include a letter from graduate chair indicating status of dissertation work.Applications will be accepted through UNMJobs ( ) closing on November 1st, 2019. For best consideration date as indicated in posting, complete application packets must be received by best consideration date as indicated in UNMJobs posting. Position will remain open until filled. Consideration and review will not take place until all required documents are received.

Applicants who are appointed to a UNM faculty position are required to provide an official certification of successful completion of all degree requirements prior to their initial employment with UNM.

For Best ConsiderationFor best consideration, please apply by 11/1/2019. This position will remain open until filled.

The University of New Mexico is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.


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