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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McNeese St., Lamar meet in Southland tourney

first_imgSQUAD LEADERS: Lamar’s T.J. Atwood has averaged 16.7 points and 6.9 rebounds while Avery Sullivan has put up 12.1 points and 8.1 rebounds. For the Cowboys, Sha’markus Kennedy has averaged 18.6 points, 10.8 rebounds and 2.7 blocks while A.J. Lawson has put up 14.7 points and 4.3 assists.ACCURATE ATWOOD: Atwood has connected on 35.4 percent of the 48 3-pointers he’s attempted and has gone 2 for 5 over his last three games. He’s also made 75.4 percent of his foul shots this season.YET TO WIN: The Cowboys are 0-5 when they score 63 points or fewer and 15-11 when they exceed 63 points. The Cardinals are 0-12 when they fail to score more than 66 points and 16-3 on the season, otherwise.PERFECT WHEN: McNeese State is a perfect 6-0 when it holds an opponent to 61 points or fewer. The Cowboys are 9-16 when opponents score more than 61.DID YOU KNOW: The Lamar defense has forced opponents into turnovers on an impressive 24 percent of all possessions, which is the 14th-highest rate in the country. McNeese State has turned the ball over on 22.4 percent of its possessions (ranked 338th among Division I teams).___ March 10, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNo. 7 seed McNeese State (15-16, 10-10) vs. No. 6 seed Lamar (16-15, 10-10)Southland Conference Tourney First Round, Leonard E. Merrell Center, Katy, Texas; Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. EDTBOTTOM LINE: McNeese State is set to face off against Lamar in the first round of the Southland tournament. The teams split the regular season series at one win apiece. The teams last played each other on March 7, when the Cowboys shot 40.3 percent from the field while limiting Lamar’s shooters to just 31.8 percent on the way to a four-point victory. McNeese St., Lamar meet in Southland tourneycenter_img Associated Press For more AP college basketball coverage: and was generated by Automated Insights,, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.comlast_img read more

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Keck School of Medicine receives $10 million gift

first_imgThe Keck School of Medicine received a $10 million donation from the Stephenson family — Emmet Stephenson, Toni Stephenson and Tessa Stephenson Brand — on Wednesday to create the Stephenson Family Personalized Medicine Center at the Center for Applied Molecular Medicine. The gift specifically aids Dr. David B. Agus, professor at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, by allowing him to advance his work in discovering new practices with experimental medicine for cancer research.According to USC News, the multi-million dollar donation has already paved the way for the appointment of executive positions within the Stephenson Family Personalized Medicine Center. Recently, Shannon Mumenthaler was appointed laboratory director and Dan Ruderman was appointed the director of analytics.Half of the donation was contributed Brand, a USC alumna, who has dedicated much of her time to philanthropy, specifically by guiding Agus to further advancements in the future of science and technology.“Dr. Agus is forward-thinking,” she said in a statement to USC News. “He is thinking 100 years into the future. He plans to change the face of health care rather than solve a single problem. He thinks bigger than most people, and he is the type of person we want to support.”Agus conducts research at the Keck School of Medicine where he has developed methods to treat cancer by conducting tests in various aspects in experimental medicine. He is noted by the medical community for his personalized medicine company called Navigenics, which he co-founded alongside partner, Dietrich Stephan. His career follows a long list of field and lab work to advance new methods to cure cancer.“Personalized medicine is really about bringing new technologies … to [provide] a whole new classification system for cancers,” Agus said in a statement to USC News.Agus currently serves as the director of the USC Center for Applied Molecular Medicine and the USC Westside Norris Cancer Center and is the co-director of the USC National Cancer Institute.Prior to his work at USC, Agus was the director of the Spielberg Family Center for Applied Proteomics at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles where he worked to create proteomic technologies to guide doctors to decide on important health care policies.Agus was also a physician in oncology at Cedars-Sinai of Los Angeles, director of the Louis Warschaw Prostate Cancer center and an associate professor of medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles. He also holds the American Cancer Society Physician Research award.Emmet, founder of StarTek Inc. and pioneer in the establishment of, along with wife, Toni, have both committed their careers to discovering cancer research centers where they could sponsor researchers to establish strategies for the advancement of personalized medicine.According to USC News, when Toni Stephenson was undergoing cancer treatment, Emmet Stephenson met Agus. Their meeting led to Agus’s guidance through Toni’s treatment, where he acted as the principal doctor who helped her reach an 18-month cancer remission.“When my mom was diagnosed with late-stage lymphoma, my dad put together a team of four doctors, including Dr. Agus, to act as an advisory board for my mom’s treatments,” Tessa said in a statement to USC News. “He felt four minds were better than one, and these four people are all geniuses. We are happy to say that this team cured her.”The grant specifically created two positions within CAMM.Mumenthaler, holds a Ph.D from UCLA and is expected to pilot a group of researchers to study the enigmatic nature of the tumor microenvironment.Ruderman is currently conducting his postdoctoral research at USC. His new role will allow him, along with other researchers, to conduct data to better understand the function of the genome and mutations.“And our team is made up of physicists, mathematicians, engineers, biologists — all different disciplines who each look at data in a different fashion,” Agus said in a statement to USC News. “Our goal is to create models for what’s happening to the cancer and what will happen. And those mathematical models can hopefully tell us which treatments to do — or not to do.”last_img read more

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Freshman safety tackles music industry

first_imgFollow Lauren on Twitter @LJonesSports Student-athletes are well-known and well-respected for their performance on the field, and occasionally commended for their academic achievement. But many have talents that even the most diehard of fans would not know about.Sparkplug · Freshman safety Leon McQuay III hasn’t played many snaps on defense this year, but he’s been a special teams standout. McQuay is on the team’s kickoff squad and forced a fumble against Washington State. – Courtesy of Dan Avila, USC Athletics During the 2013 Under Armour All-American game, freshman safety Leon McQuay III was able to put one of his many talents on display for the main stage — but not his football skills. He was acknowledged for his participation on the field, but McQuay was also highly touted for producing a song -— “I Will,” featuring Florida rapper Infinite Skillz — that debuted during the game.“I didn’t really know how to feel,” McQuay said modestly. “I was just like ‘Wow, my beat is really on TV.’”McQuay says Corey Long, an ESPN reporter who knew of his musical abilities, approached him.“He asked me if I wanted to make a beat for the Under Armour game and of course, I said yes,” McQuay said. “He hooked me up with a rapper, I went to Corey’s house because he had an in-home studio and I made the beat.”As he awaited the approval of ESPN, McQuay said he was so excited that he did not really think about compensation at the time.“ESPN didn’t pay me for having the beat aired during the game, but the song is on iTunes and I do make money off of that,” McQuay said.McQuay began making music in his sophomore year of high school back in Seffner, Fla. His cousin recommended that he buy Free Studio, a beat-making software program. From then on, McQuay began researching how to use the software and started honing his craft.He said his mother was supportive from the beginning, but his father was skeptical at first.“My mom bought me the equipment and a lot of the different programs,” McQuay said. “But my dad took some convincing. He told me, ‘If you are going to do it, then you need to take it seriously.’”Once McQuay’s father saw how much time and energy his son was dedicating to his newfound love, he encouraged him to make it official.“My dad told me to make it a business before I got to college,” McQuay said.McQuay listened to his old man and created LM3Beats (Leon McQuay III Beats), his own beat production company. LM3 Beats is a limited liability company, which is not considered a corporation. Instead, it’s a legal company that has elements of corporate structure. Because McQuay created LM3Beats during his senior year of high school, he is able to profit from any beats he produces under his company while at USC.“I’m setting myself up for post-football,” McQuay said.McQuay credits a pair of musical mentors for helping him get on track. While still in high school, McQuay visited the University of Michigan. There, he met JDK and Rey, the Michigan football music duo who gave McQuay advice on how to balance football, school and music.“They inspired me,” McQuay said. “If they can do it, I know I can; they have a pretty big fan base.”McQuay said he wanted to start by sharing his passion with the people closest to him — his teammates.“I was nervous,” McQuay said. “I was like, ‘I hope they like it.’”“Like it” was an understatement; his teammates were left in awe after the freshman revealed his musical talents at the annual rookie show during fall football camp at USC. Freshman wide receiver Steven Mitchell still vividly remembers the performance.“He had the best rookie show, hands down,” Mitchell said. “He literally showed us the process of making a beat, step by step. He put all these small beats together and it came out to probably the best beat I have ever heard.”Mitchell was not the only one who left with a lasting impression of McQuay’s talents. All-American junior wide receiver Marqise Lee said all the veteran players were impressed with how much talent the young freshman has.“We were all sitting there shocked,” Lee said. “He started off with one simple beat and I was already impressed; he kept adding to it, and by the end we were all in there going crazy, dancing. Much respect!”After sharing his talent, he was overwhelmed by his teammates’ support. Some players even surprised him with their freestyling skills.“[Freshman wide receiver] Darreus Rogers and [freshman offensive lineman] Khaliel Rodgers are mainly the guys that will come over and freestyle over my beats,” McQuay said.McQuay can easily be called a jack of all trades. Not only is he a musical genius in the making, but also one of the many athletes who takes the “student” portion of his title just as seriously.After achieving a 4.7 GPA in high school, McQuay was named one of five finalists for the 2013 Watkins Award, given out by the National Alliance of African-American Athletes. The award is presented to student-athletes who demonstrate outstanding community leadership, football performance and academic achievement. McQuay is one of two current Trojans to qualify as a finalist, following in the footsteps of redshirt freshman offensive tackle Zach Banner, who did so in 2012.But McQuay has forged his own path by being the only music industry major on the football team, and he wants to minor in technology. He was elated to hear that hip-hop artist Andre Young, better known as Dr. Dre, donated $35 million to create an Academy for Arts, Technology and the Business of Innovation, and plans to apply for the program.McQuay can boast a long list of accolades, but what’s most impressive is that he is one of the most humble, modest and poised young men at USC.“I Will” by Infinite Skillz is available on iTunes.last_img read more

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Dinny Cahill to coach the Limerick hurlers

first_imgThe Kilruane McDonaghs clubman won an All Ireland club title with the McDonaghs in 1986 and has sinced coached the Tipp minors, the Antrim and Laois hurlers as well as many club teams including Portumna and Graigue Ballycallan.The former Kilruane McDonaghs player will take over the role from Paul Beary.Limerick manager TJ Ryan has also recruited Joe O Connor  as strength and conditioning coach.last_img

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Legislature Passes Anti-Human Trafficking Bills

first_imgSubmitted by the Washington State LegislatureSeveral important anti-human trafficking bills have passed the Legislature and are on their way to Gov. Jay Inslee for his signature.“Reducing human trafficking, both labor and sex trafficking of minors, is a generational challenge,” Sen. Jeanne Kohl-Welles, D-Seattle, said. “I have been working on trafficking policy in the Legislature since 1994 when former Rep. Velma Veloria began our work here. It’s always been a bipartisan effort with colleagues from both parties and in both chambers working together to find solutions to this scourge on our children and communities. But just this morning I read that the sex industry has grown significantly in the Seattle-Tacoma area – and with so many people still suffering, our work is not over. ”Four bills and one Senate Joint Memorial (SJM 8003) were passed during the 2014 legislative session, and cover a wide range of issues regarding human trafficking.“The joining of these two bills has resulted in better and more comprehensive legislation,” Rep. Kevin Parker, R-Spokane. “This stronger bill is a result of two sides of the aisle to make a meaningful difference for the common good.”HB 1791, which was sponsored by Parker, adds sex trafficking to the existing definition of sex crimes, and was amended with language from SB 6017 (Kohl-Welles) to allow local law enforcement to recoup costs of investigating crimes related to prostitution and sexual exploitation of minors.“I understand it is a common practice for victims to be forced into cheap labor, prostitution, and sexual exploitation by means of coercion,” Sen. Karen Fraser, D-Olympia, said. “I sponsored SB 6339 that will make coercion a felony. I hope it will serve as both a deterrent and penalty for those guilty of these life-destroying crimes.”HB 1292 is a bill that will allow survivors of the commercial sex trade to petition a judge to vacate the penalty of prostitution from their record.“Having this record is a huge hurdle to survivors when they are trying to start anew,” said HB 1292 prime sponsor Rep. Tina Orwall, D-Des Moines. “This bill will help them to find jobs or go to school and allow survivors to move on from the pain of the past.”SB 6126 will align Washington with most other states and require courts to appoint an attorney to represent the nearly 10,000 children placed in foster care in Washington.“Ensuring children are placed in safe and permanent foster homes is of utmost importance to keeping them from running away,” said Chair of the House Public Safety Committee, Rep. Roger Goodman, D-Kirkland. “Often these runaway children end up on the streets, where it is easy for pimps to coerce or force them into being abused or trafficked.”An important request to the U.S. Congress also passed this session (SJM 8003 – Kohl-Welles), asking the Communications Decency Act be amended to better meet the challenges posed by new technologies.“The internet in particular plays an increasingly central role in trafficking,” said Chair of the Senate Law and Justice Committee, Sen. Mike Padden, R-Spokane Valley. “Especially with regards to online advertising that basically sells minors for sex, our laws have not caught up with the abuse taking place through new technology.”“The passage of SJM 8003 this year will, I hope, provide not just Washington, but the whole nation, a means to address sex-trafficking we now are seeing on the internet,” Kohl-Welles concluded. Facebook0Tweet0Pin0last_img read more

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