Assistant Professor – Kinesiology – Sports Management

first_imgAn active and well-articulated research agenda, coupled withinterest and ability to secure external grant funding.Experience working with racially diverse students in theclassroom, and an understanding of how historical patterns ofexclusion of groups within higher education, and the profession,shape patterns of participation and outcomes.Willingness to examine and re-mediate one’s instructional,relational, and classroom practices to more effectively engage andsupport historically underserved students.We encourage applicants whose research or scholarly interestsintersect with any of the following: Data Analytics, DesignThinking, Ethnic Studies Education, Health Equity, HealthInfrastructures, and/or Sustainable Futures. Doctorate by date of appointment.Demonstrated ability to teach undergraduate and graduateclasses in Sport Management, as well as core major classes and/orgeneral education classes as needed.Record of publications or strong potential forpublications.Knowledge of disciplinary trends in the field of SportManagement regarding issues that center upon race, gender, sexualorientation, immigration, and underserved communities.Must have academic training grounded in Sport Management, withtheoretical background and research foci that includes one or moreof the following sport management sub-specialties: analytics,economics, E-sports, ethics, facilities and events, finance,globalization, governance, law, marketing, socio-culturalperspectives, or sustainability.Ability and desire to serve on thesis committees, supervisetheses/projects, and advise in both the graduate and undergraduateprograms.Ability and willingness to develop ongoing relationships andinternship opportunities with sport organizations, facilities, andcommunity groups at a variety of levels.Ability to work collegially at both the undergraduate andgraduate levels.Awareness of and sensitivity to the educational goals of amulticultural population as might have been gained incross-cultural study, training, teaching or other comparableexperience. Teach sport management courses at the undergraduate andgraduate levels, supervise theses/projects, serve on thesiscommittees, and advise students at both the undergraduate andgraduate levels. May also be expected to teach core major classes,general education, or support other departmental needs.Develop and sustain an ongoing record of research, scholarship,and/or creative activities, as well as other professionalengagement.Design and teach introductory and advanced level core coursesin Sport Management and Culture, as well as special topics on race,ethnicity, gender, immigration and other inclusive topics.Help to facilitate the growth of the undergraduate program insport management and culture, and propose courses/curricula asneeded.Help to facilitate growth of an innovative graduate sportmanagement program, propose courses/curricula as needed, andestablish internship opportunities with Bay Area sportorganizations.Actively engage in community outreach to increase thevisibility of the sport management programs.Membership and participation in appropriate professionalassociations. Contribute when appropriate to SJSU’s Institute forthe Study of Sport, Society, and Social Change.Conduct research, seek external funding where appropriate,present professional papers, and publish in professionaljournals.Participate in shared governance usually in department,college, and university committee and other serviceassignments.Demonstrated awareness of and experience responding to thestrengths and needs of a student population of great diversity—inage, cultural background, ethnicity, primary language and academicpreparation—through inclusive course materials, teachingstrategies, and advisement. Summary:The Department of Kinesiology at San José State University seeksqualified candidates for a full-time, Assistant Professor positionin Sport Management beginning in the Fall of 2021. Applicants mustdemonstrate the ability to teach at the undergraduate and graduatelevels with the potential for teaching excellence both within theclassroom and through online modalities. In addition, applicantsare expected to show scholarly promise in the form of publicationsin relevant journals, presentations at scholarly conferences, andthe willingness to apply for external funding. The Department ofKinesiology strongly values diversity, equity, and inclusion and iscommitted to creating and maintaining an atmosphere of socialjustice. Candidates from diverse backgrounds and with research inthe area of gender, race, diversity, inclusion, and equity in sportbusiness and management are strongly encouraged to apply. Our goalis to prepare our students in the field of sport management tounderstand structural inequities, including structural racism andsexism, and effect positive change throughout all levels of sportand physical activity.The SJSU Strategic Plan, Transformation 2030, calls upon the campusto: “Gain a national and global reputation for academic excellencecharacterized by scholarly and professional contributions fromfaculty members who are genuine teacher-scholars. The Department ofKinesiology is located in the College of Health and Human Sciences.We have a renewed, ongoing commitment to excellence in teaching andresearch/scholarship and engagement. The campus is poised to bloomand innovate, strengthening our connection to the surrounding SanJosé and Silicon Valley communities and further fulfilling oursocial justice mission of access, equity, opportunity, and success.The research endeavor at both the graduate and undergraduate levelsplays a critical role in preparing students for future careeropportunities, developing highly adaptable skill sets, and creatingmentoring opportunities with faculty members. The university’sstudents bring an inherent creativity that can be harnessed toaddress and solve pressing problems facing society today.The applicant must be committed to teaching and research activitiesof the highest academic and professional caliber, and maintain astudent-centric approach, thus contributing to the development ofstudents as productive, responsible, and caring citizens of theworld. In particular, applicants must have a strong commitment to:(a) teaching and working with a diverse population of students atthe undergraduate and graduate levels, (b) curricular innovation tocomplement and further advance the program, and (c)scholarship/research relevant to their field of practice. (d) Theapplicant should also demonstrate awareness of and sensitivity tothe educational goals of a multicultural population. The idealcandidate will be a highly motivated self-starter, have excellentwritten and oral communications skills, be a team player, and havean interest in developing university-community collaborations. Thecandidate must demonstrate potential for teaching and scholarlyexcellence.Required Qualifications: Preferred Qualifications: Responsibilities: Compensation: Commensurate with qualifications andexperience. See Benefits Summary for details.Starting Date: August 2021Eligibility: Employment is contingent upon proof ofeligibility to work in the United States.Application Procedure:Click Apply Now to complete the SJSU Online Employment Applicationand attach the following documents: Letter of interestCurriculum VitaeStatement of teaching interests/philosophy (1 page) thatdescribes what role faculty play in student success.Statement of research plans (1 page).Diversity Statement (1 page) that discusses best strategies forsupporting students historically marginalized in theprofession.Three references with contact information. Inquiries may be directed to the Department Chair:Dr. Tamar Z. SemerjianE-mail: [email protected]: 408-924-3069About SJSU/Department of Kinesiology:The Department of Kinesiology began as the first public system ofphysical activity in higher education in the West and one of theearliest in the entire US. In common with most programs, it beganas a physical education teacher education program, but in the last50 years has diversified into preparing students for many careersincluding personal training, sport management, athletic training,adapted physical activity, cardiac rehabilitation, physicaltherapy, exercise physiology, coaching, and sport psychology.Our students hail from a variety of backgrounds, which helps tocreate a diverse and active academic environment. The students(approximately 1200 undergraduate and 80 graduate) in ourdepartment are passionate about human movement and research. Theyexplore a variety of topics in our inter-connected programs thatinclude inclusive physical activity in communities, exercisephysiology, rehabilitation sciences, sport management and culture,and preparation for teacher education. We also offer a variety ofcourses in physical activity, physical fitness, exercise, sports,and wellness to the wider campus community.This position is an excellent opportunity for scholars interestedin launching a career at a comprehensive University that is anational leader in graduating historically underserved students.SJSU has achieved both HSI (Hispanic Serving Institution) andAANAPISI (Asian American and Native American PacificIslander-Serving Institution) status. Moreover, 40% of our studentpopulation are first-generation and 38% are Pell-qualified. As aresult, we rank third nationally in increasing student upwardmobility. In fact, SJSU has recently been recognized as the#1 Most Transformative College in the country by Money Magazine.We seek candidates whose research/scholarship, teaching and/orservice has prepared them to contribute to our commitment toengagement and inclusion of culturally diverse audiences in highereducation, and particularly in the area of Sport Management.The UniversitySan José State University enrolls over 35,700 students, asignificant percentage of whom are members of minority groups. Assuch, this position is for scholars interested in a career at anational leader in graduating URM students. The University iscommitted to increasing the diversity of its faculty so ourdisciplines, students, and the community can benefit from multipleethnic and gender perspectives.San José State University is California’s oldest institution ofpublic higher learning. Located in downtown San José (Pop.1,000,000) in the heart of Silicon Valley, SJSU is part of one ofthe most innovative regions in the world. As Silicon Valley’spublic university, SJSU combines dynamic teaching, research, anduniversity-industry experiences to prepare students to address thebiggest problems facing society. SJSU is a member of the 23-campusCalifornia State University (CSU) system.Equal Employment Statement:San José State University is an Affirmative Action/EqualOpportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants foremployment without regard to race, color, religion, nationalorigin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexualorientation, genetic information, medical condition, maritalstatus, veteran status, or disability. This policy applies to allSan José State University students, faculty, and staff as well asUniversity programs and activities. Reasonable accommodations aremade for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose. Note thatall San José State University employees are considered mandatedreporters under the California Child Abuse and Neglect ReportingAct and are required to comply with the requirements set forth inCSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.Additional Information:A background check (including a criminal records check) must becompleted satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered aposition with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete thebackground check may affect the application status of applicants orcontinued employment of current CSU employees who apply for theposition.Advertised: October 31, 2020 (9:00 AM) Pacific DaylightTimeApplications close:last_img read more

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FIFA VP calls for Garcia probe to be published

first_imgKey parts of an investigation into allegations of World Cup bid corruption should be published, according to FIFA vice president Prince Ali bin Al-Hussein of Jordan.Prince Ali added his voice Tuesday to calls that FIFA should lift the secrecy about a case which could see some of his executive committee colleagues punished for their conduct in the 2018 and 2022 bid contests won by Russia and Qatar.”The entire football family and those who follow the game worldwide have a full right to know the contents of the report in the spirit of complete openness,” the prince said in a statement.Michael Garcia, the independent prosecutor appointed by FIFA who is leading the investigation, also wants to ease confidentiality rules which keep all his work secret.He delivered initial reports this month to FIFA ethics judge Joachim Eckert, who said he expects to give verdicts early next year.However, the code states that “only the final decisions already notified to the addressees may be made public.” Challenging that strict limit, Prince Ali said the “main findings should also be fully disclosed to the general public.”He added that the 27 FIFA board members must see all the work carried out by Garcia’s team’s currently 430 pages of documents.”In the interest of full transparency and openness, I believe it is important that the much anticipated report on the ethics investigation that is crucial to ensuring good governance at FIFA is fully disclosed to the FIFA executive committee,” Prince Ali said.Garcia has sought to quiz the 12 current FIFA board members who were involved in the December 2010 votes.At a FIFA-hosted ethics conference last week, Garcia called for reviewing secrecy rules that were written into the ethics code before he was appointed in 2012. “I think that is a disservice in many ways because people are skeptical and want information,” the former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York said last Friday.Garcia compared FIFA’s reputation for transparency unfavorably with his former office in Manhattan which he said was trusted by the public.”But I doubt we would have enjoyed that confidence if we couldn’t announce who had been charged with what,” Garcia said.last_img read more

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Padres rookie Hunter Renfroe drives in seven runs vs. LA Dodgers

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error SAN DIEGO >> The Dodgers might have something to play for this week. But they definitely have something to plan for next week.Before Hunter Renfroe hit two home runs to drive in all of the runs in a 7-1 San Diego Padres’ victory Tuesday night at Petco Park, the Dodgers shuffled and set their pitching plans for their National League Division Series against the Washington Nationals.Clayton Kershaw will start the series opener on Oct. 7, followed by Rich Hill in Game 2 and Kenta Maeda in Game 3, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. There are no surprises in that, even though Hill will precede Kershaw this weekend and pitch Friday in San Francisco with Kershaw scheduled for Saturday.But Roberts also said rookie left-hander Julio Urias will start Thursday against the Padres and is an option to start a game during the postseason — something Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman indicated was unlikely last month. The 20-year-old Urias has thrown 119 innings this season (74 in the big leagues), a big jump from his 80 innings a year ago or the career-high 87 1/3 innings he pitched in Class-A two years ago. Roberts said the original plan was for Maeda to pitch tonight and then throw a simulated game next week in order to stay sharp for a Game 3 start that won’t come until Oct. 10. But Roberts said Maeda expressed a preference for two regular-season starts instead — Tuesday against the Padres and the regular-season finale in San Francisco on Sunday.Maeda had a lot of reasons to prefer that schedule. Sunday will be his 32nd start of the season, qualifying him for another $1.5 million bonus in his pay-for-play contract. Maeda has already added $8.4 million in bonuses to his $3 million base salary.The right-hander went just four innings Tuesday as the Dodgers limited him to 60 pitches. He gave up a three-run home run to Renfroe in the first inning.Postseason PuigDemoted and nearly traded away less than two months ago, Yasiel Puig didn’t seem to fit into the Dodgers’ plans anymore. Now, Roberts says Puig is very much in their postseason plans after Puig’s month-long Triple-A reboot and big-league return.“Yasiel has self-admitted he’s grown,” Roberts said Tuesday. “It’s tough to humble yourself and check your ego and go to Oklahoma City and be a minor-league player. But he did that and he learned from it and he earned the right to be a major-league player. We talk a lot about it being a privilege to be a major-league player. To his credit, I think he really understands what that means.“He’s done a lot to help us win baseball games. He’ll be on the postseason roster. He’s earned it.”Playing almost exclusively against left-handed pitching since his return, Puig has gone 10 for 41 (.244) in September with four home runs and 10 RBIs in 18 games.center_img But Roberts said Urias’ light usage in September (11 innings) makes a postseason start possible.“It’s still on the table,” Roberts said. “When you get into the postseason you have to go with your best. … We obviously do a lot of research and studying on matchups so if at the end of the day Julio is our best matchup that makes sense then, yeah, it’s worth a discussion.”The more intense discussion will likely center on whether the Dodgers dare start Kershaw on three days’ rest in a potential Game 4 after a season that saw him spend 75 days on the DL with a herniated disc in his back.Maeda moneyThe Dodgers also waited until Tuesday morning to announce that Maeda would start Tuesday’s game in San Diego, swapping spots with rookie right-hander Jose De Leon who will start tonight. .last_img read more

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