Health and Human Performance (Leisure and Sport Management), Tenure-Track Faculty
Health and Human Performance
MTSU seeks candidates who are committed to innovative teaching, robust research/creative activity, and meaningful service. We also seek to attract a culturally and academically diverse faculty who value working with a diverse student body.
Salary and rank commensurate with education and experience
Job Summary/Basic Function
The Department of Health and Human Performance (Leisure and Sport Management) at Middle Tennessee State University invites applicants for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position (#118580) at the rank of assistant/associate professor. The start date for the position is August 1, 2022. The position is contingent upon funding.
Duties include instruction, mentorship, advising, marketing/promotion, and program-level service in the undergraduate major in Leisure and Sport Management, the master's program in Leisure, Sport, and Tourism Management, and the doctorate in Human Performance, concentration in Leisure Studies. All candidates are expected to demonstrate the following: relevant teaching and mentorship experience in undergraduate and graduate recreation, sport, parks, and/or leisure services management curricula; a commitment to excellence in teaching; an ability to develop effective rapport with students and colleagues; experience with the design and delivery of both online and face-to-face coursework and curricula; and evidence of a focused, productive, and potentially fundable research program.
A terminal degree in recreation, sport, parks, and/or leisure services management or closely related field by appointment date
Those with curricular expertise in two or more of the following: sport management, outdoor recreation management, community recreation management, youth development, and/or the study of leisure behavior will receive special consideration. Also, those with two years of managerial experience in the recreation, sport, parks, or leisure services industry; a track record of extramural funding in support of a focused research agenda; and/or service to professional organizations via committee service and/or service to scholarly publications in the field will receive special consideration.
Documents Needed to Apply
In order to successfully apply, applicants are required to include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a Statement of Teaching Philosophy, and a Research Statement at the time of online application submittal. The Research Statement should clearly outline a coherent, sustainable, and potentially fundable research program.
Special Instruction to Applicants
If you need help in applying, please contact the Faculty Recruitment Specialist at (615) 898-5128.
If you have position-specific questions, please contact Dr. Rudy Dunlap at Rudy.Dunlap@mtsu.edu.
MTSU is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that values diversity in all its forms. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.
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Application Review Date: 11/22/2021