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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People, Places and Things Eyeing Broadway Transfer

first_img View Comments In recent years Curious Incident and War Horse bowed at the U.K.’s National Theatre before landing in the West End followed by Broadway, and now it looks like People, Places and Things will tread the same path. Duncan Macmillan’s new play, which started out at the NT’s Dorfman Theatre and is currently running at the Wyndham’s Theatre through June 18, is eyeing a Main Stem bow. Denise Gough, who recently won an Olivier for her performance in the show, told the Daily Mail: “I think New Yorkers would really go for it.”Emma was having the time of her life. Now she’s in rehab. Her first step is to admit that she has a problem. But the problem isn’t with Emma, it’s with everything else. She needs to tell the truth. But she’s smart enough to know that there’s no such thing. When intoxication feels like the only way to survive the modern world, how can she ever sober up?Directed by Jeremy Herrin, the cast also includes Jacob James Beswick, Nari Blair-Mangat, Alistair Cope, Jacqui Dubois, Charlotte Gascoyne, Sally George, Kevin McMonagle, Nathaniel Martello-White, Barbara Marten, David Rubin and Laura Woodward.The production features sets by Bunny Christie, with costumes by Christina Cunningham, lighting by James Farncombe, sound by Tom Gibbons, video by Andrzej Goulding and music by Matthew Herbert.   Denise Gough in ‘People, Places and Things'(Photo: Johan Persson)last_img read more

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USC sweeps rival Bruins to remain perfect

first_imgIt was a sweet victory for the No. 3-ranked USC women’s volleyball team on Wednesday night as they opened up their Pac-12 conference schedule with a sweep on the road against crosstown rival and No. 13-ranked UCLA in straight sets (25-22, 25-12, 25-19).The 105th all-time meeting between the two schools would prove to be one-sided as the Women of Troy drew first blood and never allowed the Bruins into the match.With the sweep in Westwood, USC improved to 13-0 and 1-0 in conference, while UCLA’s eight-match winning streak was snapped and the Bruins fell to 9-2, 0-1 overall.Perhaps the star of the match was freshman outside hitter Alyse Ford. While playing in her first ever rivalry match, Ford came out of the gates swinging.“I was just looking forward to experiencing my first rivalry game,” Ford said.In the first set, the Laguna Beach, California, native tallied five kills on a .667 hitting clip to lead USC. The Bruins could not figure out how to stop Ford, as the freshman continued to pound away in the front court to finish the night with 11 kills to lead USC.“Personally, I’ve just been trying to be more poistive and limit my errors as much as possible,” Ford said. “Once I limit my errors, everything opens up more and I’m able to get into more of a rhythm.”Senior outside hitter Samantha Bricio had an uncharacteristically off-night, tallying just 10 kills on 33 swings. Bricio, the nation’s leader in aces per set (0.87) and points per set (6.26), did, however, record a service ace and four blocks.Junior middle blocker Elise Ruddins had a big night for the Women of Troy as well, hitting .500 and adding eight kills and four blocks of her own.Freshman setter Baylee Johnson, who ranks ninth in the Pac-12 with 6.84 assists per set, dished out 18  helpers and added eight digs, while junior setter Alice Pizzasegola added 16 assists of her own.Inside a packed Pauley Pavilion, the Women of Troy took it to the Bruins from the opening whistle and never let UCLA or the Bruin faithful get going. In the first set, USC ran out to a 13-5 lead thanks to solid defense and blocking at the net.“Playing here … it was amazing seeing all the people coming in from UCLA and giving us a hard time, but we ended up pulling through,” Ford said.UCLA would pull within two at 21-19, but Ford’s five kills in the set would make the difference as the Women of Troy gutted out the 25-22 set victory.The second set would be more of the same for USC, as the Women of Troy led by as many as 12 points to silence the Bruin crowd.Timely kills by Bricio and solid setting by Johnson allowed USC to pull out the 25-12 clobbering in the second set.It was déjà vu in the third set for USC as the Women of Troy pulled out to a 14-5 lead early. Ford and Bricio teamed up at the pins once again and an ace by freshman libero Victoria Garrick ended the third set and the match in favor of USC, 25-19.“I just try to contribute as much as I can,” Ford said. “That was the main idea when I came in … I was like how can I save Sam [Brico’s] shoulder for her next career.”On the defensive end, USC put up a wall with 11 blocks on the night, while forcing UCLA into a mere .056 hitting percentage. Senior middle blocker Alicia Ogoms, who leads the Pac-12 with 1.71 blocks per set, added five blocks to her tally.The Women of Troy were also able to contain UCLA’s top pin hitters, including leading scorer Jordan Anderson.Anderson, who ranks second in the Pac-12 in kills per set behind Bricio, came in averaging 4.70 kills per set, while sophomore Reilly Buechler ranked 10th with 3.58 kills per set.USC neutralized the two and held them to only seven and six kills, respectively. The Women of Troy also outhit UCLA as a team, .267 to .056 on the night.With the victory, USC now leads the all-time series record against UCLA, 56-49, and have won seven of the last 10 meetings against the Bruins.Furthermore, under head coach Mick Haley, USC is now 11-4 in conference openers.The challenging conference slate continues into the weekend for USC as the Women of Troy head up north to face a familiar foe in No. 8-ranked Stanford in Palo Alto on Sunday at 4 p.m.  in a match that will be broadcasted on the Pac-12 Network.USC and Stanford have both split their matches in the last two years, with the Women of Troy sweeping both matches in 2013 and the Cardinal winning each meeting in 2014.last_img read more

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