Wagner College — Visiting Assistant Professor, Sports Administration

The Department of Government and Politics at Wagner College invites applications for a full-time visiting faculty appointment in Sports Administration, beginning Fall 2022. Pending budgetary approval, it is anticipated there will be a search for a tenure-track position and the person in this visiting line will be encouraged to apply.

The ideal candidate will hold a doctorate in Sports Management/Administration or a doctorate or other terminal degree in related field and be passionate about teaching and research.

Wagner College prepares students for life, as well as for careers, by emphasizing scholarship, achievement, leadership, and citizenship. Wagner offers a comprehensive educational program that is anchored in the liberal arts, experiential and co-curricular learning, inter-culturalism, interdisciplinary studies, and service to society and that is cultivated by a faculty dedicated to promoting individual expression, reflective practice, and integrative learning.

The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to teach a wide variety of sport management/administration and related courses (e.g., sports marketing, sports law, e-sports, etc.), design curriculum, assist with the establishment of internship opportunities for undergraduate students, provide strong academic advisement, and supervise internships. In addition to a successful teaching record at the undergraduate levels, we seek candidates with an original research agenda that complements and enhances their teaching.

Essential Functions:

  • Teach 3 courses per semester (Fall and Spring)
  • Collaborate in developing curriculum and establishing new course offerings
  • Advise and mentor students pursuing the undergraduate degree in sports administration
  • Participate in departmental functions and college-wide services
  • Pursue scholarly activities
  • Teach in the College’s First Year Program when possible


  • Earned doctorate in Sports Management/Administration or doctorate or terminal degree in a related field. ABD considered.
  • Potential for excellence in teaching at the college level
  • Evidence of research activity and scholarship
  • Commitment and sensitivity to issues of diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility

Wagner College is committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, or disability.

Located in an increasingly diverse metropolitan area, Wagner College is committed to scholarship and community outreach relevant to the needs of New York City. Wagner values campus diversity (domestic and international) and, in keeping with this initiative, it welcomes applications from diverse candidates and candidates who support diversity and internationalization efforts.

Qualified candidates from traditionally underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, transcripts, statement of current and future research plans, statement of teaching philosophy and experience, evidence of teaching experience (if available), and a diversity statement. Applicants should also submit contact information for at least three individuals who can supply a recommendation letter. The position will be open until filled. Materials should be submitted via email to Dr. Cyril Ghosh at cyril.ghosh@wagner.edu. Applications submitted by March 15, 2022, will be given full consideration.