Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor (#39934) University of Florida
,College of Health & Human Performance Department of Tourism, Recreation and Sport Management Gainesville, Florida
The Department of Tourism, Recreation and Sport Management (TRSM) at the University of Florida (UF) invites applications for a new faculty member at the rank of Assistant/Associate/Full Professor (tenure track or tenure upon hire). We are seeking a candidate who can complement and extend our current department research strengths in sport management with a preferred emphasis on sport events or entertainment management or related field. The committee strongly encourages applications and nominations of women and persons of underrepresented groups. UF has a competitive salary and benefits package. Department faculty may also be eligible for summer salary. For additional information regarding faculty employment at UF please visit: https://faculty500.hr.ufl.edu/
With 23 full-time faculty and staff, the department is one of the premier sport management programs with nationally and internationally recognized research. The Department currently enrolls approximately 865 students (615 undergraduate, 250 graduate). The state of Florida is a major center for sport events and entertainment industry opportunities. Opportunities for collaborative research exist, not only in the Department, but also across the University campus and throughout the state.
The University of Florida is the state’s oldest, largest, and most comprehensive land grant university. UF is a member of the Association of American Universities, an organization comprising the top public and private institutions in North America, and UF is in the Top 10 of Public Universities in the United States. With an enrollment of over 50,000 students annually, UF is home to 16 colleges and more than 200 research, service and education centers, bureaus and institutes. Thousands of projects were funded with a record $836 million in research awards to the University of Florida for the last fiscal year. UF is located in Gainesville, a city of approximately 135,000 residents in North-Central Florida, 85 miles from the Georgia border, 50 miles from the Gulf of Mexico, and 67 miles from the Atlantic Ocean. It has abundant wildlife, mature forests, prairies, lakes, and opportunities for many outdoor activities, with moderate temperatures almost all year round. Gainesville has an excellent school system, with a number of public schools ranked highly in the state and nation.
This is a nine-month, full-time (1.0 FTE) position with possible summer and on-line teaching opportunities. Candidates will be expected to initiate and maintain an active research agenda with a focused research line that results in high impact scholarship in such areas as sport and entertainment management, sport events, or social media and digital communication/marketing; prepare and mentor Ph.D. students in addition to advising master’s students majoring in sport management; and engage in professional service activities. Candidates must also be able to teach one or more of the following undergraduate and graduate courses: sport events, sport and entertainment management, and social media/digital communication in sport.
Candidates must possess an earned doctorate in sport management, sport and entertainment management, or another appropriate field. Candidates being considered for tenured Associate or Full rank must have an established record of extramural funding, impactful scholarship, and an excellent record of teaching. Candidates at the Assistant Professor level must have a promising or distinguished record of scholarly accomplishments, success or promise in obtaining extramural funding for research, and excellent promise for teaching and service. Candidates should also have strong communication skills along with a commitment to integrity, academic excellence, and professional service.
We will begin evaluation of candidates November 30, 2018, but will accept applications until January 7, 2019. All applications must be submitted on-line (https://facultyjobs.hr.ufl.edu/) and should include a copy of the following: (1) a letter of application summarizing the applicant’s qualifications, (2) complete curriculum vitae, (3) a description of research interests and goals, (4) evidence of teaching experiences (e.g., teaching evaluation), and (5) names, addresses, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three references. The start date is August 16, 2019, or as negotiated at time of contract. Please send all inquiries and nominations to the Chair of the Search Committee, Dr. Yong Jae Ko at email@example.com or phone at (352) 294-1665.
Selected candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an educational institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluations Services (NACES) which can be found at http://www.ncas.org.
The University of Florida is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty. We welcome nominations of and applications from anyone who would bring additional dimensions to the university’s research, teaching, and clinical mission, including women, members of minority groups, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.
If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352-392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800-955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida’s Sunshine Law.