Assistant Director Sport Management

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Announcement of Position Vacancy

College of Education and Human Development

Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio 43403-0240

Visit our web site at http://www.bgsu.edu/edhd/

Position Title : Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Sport Management; School of Human Movement, Sport, and Leisure Studies

Primary Functions :
  • Teach undergraduate courses in the Sport Management program and graduate courses in the Sport Administration specialization
  • Conduct a focused line of research related to Sport Management and the mission of the School of HMSLS
  • Work toward and establish a record of external funding related to research area
  • Contribute to the School, College, University and Profession through service and engagement activities


  • Specific Responsibilities :
  • Teach effectively in at least two of the following content areas related to sport management: introduction, economics, ethics, finance, governance, leadership, management, and/or marketing
  • Conduct a focused line of research and disseminate findings in peer-reviewed, scholarly journals
  • Write and submit proposals for external funding
  • Participate in the functioning of the Sport Management program, the School of Human Movement, Sport, and Leisure Studies, College of Education and Human Development, and Bowling Green State University
  • Advise undergraduate and graduate students
  • Supervise graduate student research projects and theses
  • Supervise field experience (practicum and internship) students in the Sport Management program
  • Establish academic and professional reputations at regional, national, or international levels


  • Required Qualifications :
  • Earned doctorate in Sport Management, or related field; candidates who are ABD at time of application may be considered; degree must be conferred prior to appointment in August 2023
  • Demonstrated potential to conduct and publish research in peer-reviewed scholarly journals


  • Preferred Qualifications:
  • Evidence of effective teaching experience at the university level
  • Prior experience teaching or assisting in the development of on-line courses
  • Experience in writing grant proposals
  • Sport industry experience


  • Rank and Salary : Tenure track Assistant Professor. Salary is commensurate with experience.

    Effective Date of Employment : August 2023

    Review of Applications : The search committee will review applications until the position is filled; however, for best

    consideration, applications should be provided by December 1, 2022.

    Application Process :

    Only complete applications will be considered. Application materials include:
  • A cover letter that addresses the required and preferred qualifications listed in the position description. In addition, at the center of EDHD's conceptual framework (http://edhd.bgsu.edu/mvcf) is “A Community of Inclusion, Collaboration, and Respect.” Please describe what equitable and inclusive practices you have used or could use to promote learning across differences.
  • Current curriculum vitae.
  • Statement of teaching philosophy and experience.
  • Statement of research interests and accomplishments.
  • Names and contact information of three individuals who will be asked to provide current letters of reference (dated within the past year).
  • Transcript indicating the highest degree earned (if ABD, include doctoral transcript). Finalists will be required to submit official transcripts.


  • Finalist must authorize and pass a background check prior to an offer of employment being made. Applications must be submitted through https://bgsu.hiretouch.com

    Please send inquiries to: Leslie Peek, cookson@bgsu.edu , 419.372.6905

    Bowling Green State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer. We are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment and strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities regardless of age, gender identity, genetic information, religion, or sexual orientation.

    In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability need accommodation in order to apply for a position with Bowling Green State University, please call 419‐372‐8421 or email ohr@bgsu.edu .

    Sport Management

    Bowling Green State University's sport management program is one of the largest and most diversified sport management programs in North America, with successful alumni in areas such as sport licensing, sport marketing, and sport business.

    Points of Pride
    • Excellent national and international reputation for producing successful professionals in the sport industry
    • One of only a few universities in Ohio that holds accreditation from the Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA) for both undergraduate and graduate programs
    • Active sport management alumni network throughout Northwest Ohio, the state, and the country
    • Undergraduate students complete not one, but two field experiences
    • Smaller class sizes leading to enhanced student learning experiences
    • Students advised by faculty inside the program
    • Students have completed field experiences with minor and major league sports teams and other professional athletic associations, including the Cleveland Cavaliers, Cleveland Guardians, Detroit Tigers, Toledo Mud Hens, Special Olympics, and the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Training Center, and taken part in major events such as the Super Bowl, MLS All-Star Game, and many NCAA tournament and championship events. BGSU Sport Management Program


    College of Education and Human Development

    The College of Education and Human Development focuses on educating professionals who will have a positive impact on the development of individuals, families, communities, schools, and other institutions in society. The College vision is to promote a dynamic community of lifelong learners and leaders that provides educational opportunities across the life span. In teacher education, the College supports the Ohio Department of Education's goal to ensure a caring, competent, and qualified teacher in every classroom. The College has an enrollment of 3,800 undergraduate students and 800 graduate students in a wide variety of degree programs. The College is made up of five schools: Teaching and Learning; Counseling and Special Education; Family and Consumer Sciences; Human Movement, Sport, and Leisure Studies; and Educational Foundations, Leadership, and Policy; and the Department of Higher Education and Student Affairs. EDHD

    Bowling Green State University

    For more than 111 years, Bowling Green State University has been a public university for the public good. Founded by the state as a teacher-training institution, the University's history is defined by an educational pursuit for more. Today, BGSU is a high-research, nationally ranked, comprehensive university, always proud to be public. BGSU is committed to redefining student success and elevating our commitment to research, creative activities, partnerships, and external engagement. BGSU creates public good by continuously innovating and fostering a culture of belonging and care to serve our students and our communities, today and tomorrow. Our bedrock commitment to diversity and belonging requires mutual respect, understanding and valuing individuals to facilitate a more diverse and inclusive environment so all can belong.

    BGSU enrolls approximately 19,000 students. The main campus is located in Bowling Green, Ohio (population 30,000), on I‐75, 27 miles south of Toledo and 15 miles south of the Ohio Turnpike. The University comprises nine colleges: The Graduate College; College of Arts and Sciences; Schmidthorst College of Business; College of Education and Human Development; College of Health and Human Services; Honors College; College of Musical Arts; College of Technology, Architecture, and Applied Engineering; and BGSU Firelands, located in Huron, Ohio. BGSU