University of Rhode Island — Assistant / Associate Professor, Sports Media and Communication

The Harrington School of Communication and Media at the University of Rhode Island invites applicants for a tenure-line faculty position at the rank of Assistant/Associate Professor of Sports Media and Communication program, to begin fall 2023. Position is full-time academic year, permanent. We strongly encourage applications from female and minority candidates.


We seek candidates whose teaching and research interests focus on one or more of the following: sports communication/media, sociology of sport, physical cultural studies, and/or critical sport studies. Responsibilities include conducting research, teaching existing core courses, and developing new courses in the candidate’s area(s) of expertise. They should be able to demonstrate the ability to develop a sustained research agenda, provide evidence of successful teaching and advising, and demonstrate the ability to work effectively with students, faculty, staff and administrators.

The candidate will enhance research and scholarship in the topical areas relevant to the study of contemporary sports media and communication and sports media culture, especially in the areas of justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (JEDI) – specifically in regards to race, gender, and sexuality.

The candidate will ideally forge connections with departments like Gender and Women’s Studies, Africana Studies, and other areas of their specialization, in promotion of a center of excellence at URI in the critical study of sports media and communication. Opportunities also exist for collaborations across campus, including with URI Athletics and campus media outlets.

The Harrington School of Communication and Media is a leader in communication and media research and education. Administratively housed within the College of Arts and Sciences, the largest college in the University of Rhode Island, the Harrington School is home to programs in Communication Studies, Film/Media, Journalism, Library and Information Studies, Public Relations, Sports Media and Communication, Business of Media, and Writing and Rhetoric.

The ideal candidate for this position will be joining an engaging community of 65 full-time faculty, 100 part-time instructors, and 1350 undergraduate and graduate students in the Harrington School. They will teach and work with over 200 students in our fast-growing Sport Media and Communication program and in and around a new $6.8 million communication and media hub, a newly renovated broadcast center, and an upgraded Ranger Hall.

The University of Rhode Island is conveniently located near the state’s famous beaches, one mile from an Amtrak station connecting to Boston and New York City, 20 miles from T.F. Green International Airport, and 30 miles from Providence, Rhode Island.

For complete details, including required and preferred qualifications, and the application process itself, please visit the URI jobs website at to apply for faculty job posting (F00314).

The search will remain open until the position is filled. First consideration will be given to applications received by October 15, 2022.

The University of Rhode Island is an AA/EEOD employer.
Women, persons of color, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other protected groups are encouraged to apply.