Assistant/Associate Professor, Sport Management - 6117
DeKalb, IL 
Posted 5 days ago
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Posting Number FAC0122P
Classification Associate Professor
Working Title Assistant/Associate Professor, Sport Management - 6117
Job code 2010FACUL
Type of Position F
FTE 1.00
Representation Union
Department Kinesiology & Physical Educ
Position Description Summary

The Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education at Northern Illinois University has a highly regarded regional and national reputation for the quality of its graduates, and its programs have been highly commended by external accreditation agencies. Faculty are nationally and internationally recognized for their research and professional service. We seek a dedicated and innovative individual to join our well-established sport management program, as we build on existing strengths in the M.S. in Sport Management to launch a new B.S. in Sport Management in Fall 2019. We invite you to contribute to a caring, committed, and collaborative professional environment that focuses on promoting excellence and engagement in teaching and learning, research and scholarship, and outreach and service. This presents a rewarding professional opportunity for a highly qualified, enthusiastic, and motivated individual to join this highly recognized department as it continues to grow and further enhance its regional, national, and international reputation. Further, we seek faculty who embrace NIU's mission of providing opportunity to a diverse student body by providing them with access to high quality education and hands-on involvement in research and community engagement.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The department is seeking an assistant or associate professor in our sport management program. Teaching areas are flexible depending upon the strengths of the successful applicant, but will include a combination of undergraduate/graduate courses in the areas of sport marketing, sales, finance, management, e-sports, communications, and/or law. Further, the successful applicant will contribute in the areas of scholarly productivity; grant procurement; student mentorship; university, college, and departmental committee service; and the establishment of partnerships with professional organizations within both the Illinois region and nationally. Participate in student recruitment and retention initiatives, develop innovative department/college curricular and programmatic initiatives, including, but not limited to, industry outreach activities and programs.

Required Qualificaitons

Earned doctorate in sport management or relevant related field by time of appointment (ABD considered with established defense date); evidence of capability to engage in and publish research and present at professional meetings; demonstrated knowledge and awareness of professional developments related to area of specialization; past work experience in the sports industry; experience in working with students and colleagues from multi-cultural backgrounds.

Preferred Qualifications

Evidence of teaching effectiveness at the college level; record of scholarly collaboration; capability to write grants to obtain external funding; skill in use of instructional and computer technology in course delivery; experience and interest in student mentorship.

Hiring Rate/Range Based on experience
Working Hours 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Posting Date 09/11/2019
Closing Date
Priority Review Date 10/06/2019
Open Until Filled? Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

For additional information, see or contact search chair Steve Howell (; 815-753-1157). Review of complete applications will begin after October 6, 2019

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Background Check Required Yes
EEO Statement

In accordance with applicable statutes and regulations, NIU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, religion, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, political affiliation, or any other factor unrelated to professional qualifications, and will comply with all applicable federal and state statutes, regulations and orders pertaining to nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action.

The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

Ethics and Compliance Officer, Title IX Coordinator
Health Services 230

Visa Policy

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

ADA Accommodation

NIU remains committed to ensuring that its recruitment and application procedures include full opportunities for applicants with disabilities. Employment opportunities will not be denied to anyone because of the need to make accommodations for a person's disability during either the application or interview process. An applicant who believes they require an accommodation to participate in the employment process due to a disability may request that accommodation through the Accommodation Request Form. This form can be obtained by contacting the Office of Academic Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (ADEI) at 815-753-8399.

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Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
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