University of Georgia — Sport Management Assistant Professor

The Department of Kinesiology at the University of Georgia invites applications for a full-time, tenure track position at the assistant professor rank in the area of sport management with expertise in sport finance/sport economics to begin in August 2017.

The Department of Kinesiology has 26 full‐time faculty members and offers B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. programs in the academic areas of sport management, exercise science, and physical education. Department faculty members are nationally and internationally recognized for their scholarly accomplishments and teaching excellence. The Department has exceptional facilities in the Ramsey Center located on the main campus, as well as on the university’s Gwinnett Campus that is adjacent to Atlanta. Information about the department can be found at


  • Teach undergraduate and graduate level courses in sport finance and other courses in the candidate’s area of expertise on the Athens and Gwinnett campuses
  • Establish a high-quality, focused line of research that includes collaboration with undergraduate and graduate students
  • Seek external funding for research projects and educational programs
  • Advise graduate students and direct master’s and doctoral students’ thesis and dissertation research -Participate in the development of the sport management program
  • Serve the institution and profession

Required Qualifications:

  • An earned doctorate (Ph.D. or equivalent) in sport management or a related field of research,
  • Evidence of successful research, teaching, and potential for securing external funding,
  • Two years of research and teaching experience in sport economics/sport finance, and
  • Knowledge and skills in sport analytics and strong statistical background

Applicants should submit all of the following:

  • A letter of application specifically responsive to the position’s responsibilities and
    required qualifications as described above,
  • Curriculum vitae,
  • Research and teaching statements,
  • Reprints of three recent research articles in print or in review, and
  • Names and contact information of four references
  • Transcripts and letters of reference will be required only from finalists.

All materials should be sent electronically to:

Questions may be addressed to the search committee chair (Dr. James J. Zhang at

Applications received by 15 October 2016 are assured of full consideration.

The University of Georgia ( is a land grant/sea grant institution, with several campuses in Georgia and overseas. The main campus is in Athens, Georgia, a city highly-ranked as a top place to live, with a population of 120,000 and located 60 miles northeast of Atlanta (see and Besides the Bulldog Athletic Department, the greater metropolitan area of Atlanta provides abundant opportunities for research, teaching, and professional engagement.

The University of Georgia is an EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Institution. The Department encourages applications from all qualified persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability, veteran status, gender identity, or sexual orientation. Protected veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Persons who need assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact the search committee chair. Hiring is contingent on proof of eligibility to work in the United States and completion of a background check, among other requirements. This position is contingent on the continued availability of funding.