Professional development opportunities for graduate students and post-doctoral fellows in UT CIRTL

The Teaching and Learning Center is pleased to announce that registration is now open for our fall professional development opportunities for graduate students and post-doctoral fellows in UT CIRTL.

UT Knoxville is a part of the CIRTL Network, which is comprised of 43 universities across the nation, and uses graduate education as the leverage point to develop a national STEM faculty committed to implementing and advancing effective teaching practices for diverse student audiences as part of successful professional careers.

In this case, STEM includes a wide variety of disciplines, from the traditional science, technology, mathematics and engineering, to other areas such as agriculture to psychology. All UT graduate students and postdoctoral fellows would benefit greatly from UT CIRTL programs, as well as joining the CIRTL Network. For Fall 2017, there are three seminars available for UT CIRTL, and there are also a number of online workshops, courses, and seminars that are offered through the central CIRTL website. Further information and registration for UT CIRTL for Fall 2017 can be found at

If you could dispense this information to your faculty, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, we at the Teaching and Learning Center would greatly appreciate it. For further questions about UT CIRTL or the national CIRTL Network, please contact Dr. Ferlin McGaskey, assistant TLC director, at

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Library Open House

Graduate students are invited to an open house on Friday, August 25, 2:00-3:30 p.m., on the second floor of Hodges Library. Graduate students: Meet your department’s subject librarian and learn more about resources in your field. Learn how the library supports your research and teaching. Learn about citation management tools like Zotero and EndNote. Register for interlibrary loan and Library Express delivery. Bring your laptop and activate your wireless account. Join the library for refreshments and door prizes.


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Partners in Sports Membership Drive

Join us Thursday, August 31, to get signed up for Partners in Sports. Grab a slice or two of pizza get your awesome Partners in Sports shirt and get entered to win one of two $50 gift certificates to Dick’s Sporting Goods for everyone joining by 5 p.m. August. 31. Contact Emily Corley at if you can’t make it. You can sign-up anytime this week or next. Cost is $10. Cash or check is strongly encouraged but bank cards or credit cards are accepted. You can find out more about Partners in Sports here.
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College’s Graduate Student Advisory Board (GASB)

Our College’s Graduate Student Advisory Board (GASB) advises the Dean on matters related to graduate education and coordinates the annual Graduate Student Colloquium in the spring. If you have any concerns about your graduate experience, the KRSS graduate reprentatives will be glad to share them with the Dean.

This year, our graduate representatives and proxies are:

  1. Natalie Welch (2nd year PhD student, Sport Management)-Rep.
  • Tyler Kybartas (2nd year PhD student, Exercise Physiology)- Proxy
  1. Andrew Kaplan (2nd year MS student, Exercise Physiology)-Rep
  • Katie Boggs (1st year MS student, Sport Management)-Proxy
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Texas Tech University: Three Faculty Positions in Sport Management

Texas Tech University

Department of Kinesiology and Sport Management

Three Faculty Positions in Sport Management


The Department of Kinesiology and Sport Management at Texas Tech University is pleased to announce the availability of three tenure-track positions at the Assistant Professor level in sport management preferably with teaching and research expertise in either sport marketing, sport law, or sport events and facilities management.


Websites: The TTU’s website is and the department’s website is


Minimum Qualifications:

v An earned doctorate in Sport Management or a related area

v Demonstrated expertise and a research focus in at least one area of sport management

v Demonstrated ability to publish in high-quality, peer-reviewed journals


Preferred Qualifications:

v Demonstrated expertise and a research focus in either sport marketing, sport law, or sport events and facilities management

v Experience teaching undergraduate courses in either sport marketing, sport law, or sport events and facilities management

v Interest in seeking external funding

v Demonstrated potential for and commitment to participation in interdisciplinary collaborations

v History of promoting diversity through research, service, and/or work with students from diverse backgrounds



v Conduct research and publish in high-quality, peer-reviewed journals

v Teach undergraduate and graduate courses, preferably in either sport marketing, sport law, or sport events and facilities management

v Obtain external funding

v Advise graduate students and mentor undergraduate and graduate students

v Perform professional service to the university, community, and profession


Rank:  Searches are open to all qualified candidates


Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experiences


Effective Date of Appointment: 9-month, tenure-track appointment will be effective September 1, 2018.


Application Deadline: Evaluation of applications will begin on September 15, 2017, and continue until these positions are filled.


Application Procedures: Applications must be submitted on line at: and include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research statement, teaching statement, and names and contact information of three people who could be asked to write letters of recommendation. Refer to requisition number 11364BR when applying.


The Department: The Department of Kinesiology and Sport Management offers a B.S. in Sport Management and M.S. in Sport Management. The department offers state-of-the-art research equipment and laboratories in its own building, which also includes six classrooms, a student computer lab, and faculty offices. The department enrolls approximately 300 undergraduate students in Sport Management and 40 graduate students. The department also has approximately 1,200 undergraduate and 40 graduate students earning a B.S. in Kinesiology or M.S. in Kinesiology.


The University: Texas Tech University enrolls over 36,000 students and is located in rapidly growing Lubbock, Texas, a center of cultural, commercial, medical, and professional services. The main campus is located adjacent to the Rawls College of Business Administration and the College of Media and Communication. Guided by its 2017-2025 Strategic Plan, Texas Tech University is actively pursuing strategic initiatives that will enhance its stature as a national research university.


For additional information regarding these positions contact:

Angela Lumpkin, Professor and Department Chair

Department of Kinesiology and Sport Management

Texas Tech University

Box 43011

Lubbock, TX 79409-3011



As an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, Texas Tech University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. We actively encourage applications from all those who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community at Texas Tech University. The university welcomes applications from minorities, women, protected veterans, persons with disabilities, and dual-career couples.




Matt Huml, PhD

Assistant Professor

Department of Kinesiology & Sport Management

Texas Tech University

Lubbock, TX 79409


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Graduate Handbook 2017-18

The Graduate Handbook 2017-18 is required reading for all graduate students: KRSS Graduate Handbook 2017-2018 FINAL

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Workshop on grant proposal and budget development

The Office of Research and Engagement is offering a workshop to make proposal and budget development easier by describing the process and by providing helpful tips for developing grant proposals and budgets for multiple sponsors. This workshop, offered on Tuesday, August 29, from 1:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m., will explore many of the different budget formats required by different agencies, and discuss recent proposal preparation updates issued by those agencies. To register and get more information about this workshop, visit the Office of Research and Engagement.

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