American Kinesiology Association: New faculty positions

The American Kinesiology Association has posted new faculty positions:

Creighton University
Assistant Professor in Exercise Science & Pre-Health Professions

Georgia Southern University
Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education

Texas A&M University
Clinical Assistant Professor of Sport Pedagogy

Texas Tech University
Assistant Professor (Sport Management)

The College of Brockport
Assistant Professor of Sport Management

University of Delaware
Athletic Training Program Director

Whittier College
Assistant Professor of Biomechanics

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Office of Research and Engagement

The Office of Research and Engagement will host an Open House at Blount Hall (1534 White Ave.) on Friday, September 30, from 10 a.m. until noon. Find out more about the Open House and register at ORE

The Office of Research and Engagement is hosting multiple workshops on managing research data over the next few weeks. As part of the Responsible Conduct of Research Lunch-and-Learn Series, the “Data Management Plans and Best Practices” workshop is designed to provide awareness and application of professional norms and ethical principles in the performance of all activities related to scientific research, including mechanisms to promote honesty, accuracy, efficiency and objectivity in research. There are two sessions, on September 28 (Noon–1:00 p.m.) and September 29 (5:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.).

On October 4, Chris Eaker will present on “Writing the Data Management Plan,” as part 1 of a two-part series. The second part will take place on October 11.

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News from the Graduate School

The UT Libraries are offering a Training Day at the Library on September 27, with the following sessions:

Digital Humanities Sandbox (focused on Artemis Primary Sources)
11:10 am – 12:25 pm, Hodges Room 127
3:40 – 4:55 pm, Hodges Room 127
With the University Libraries’ addition of millions of pages of new archive collections, Artemis Primary Sources provides innumerable research opportunities within the digital humanities. This session will highlight the newest content, while exploring navigation and textual analysis tools like Term Cluster and Term Frequency. Come with your questions and ideas to share with others involved in the digital humanities at the university, and you’ll walk away with strategies for uncovering new paths of research.

Gale Researcher for Students
12:55 – 1:55 pm, Hodges Room 127
2:10 – 3.25 pm, Hodges Room 127
Is your instructor asking you to use scholarly sources? Do you have a research assignment looming over you this semester? Are you overloaded with information, or pushing off a project because you’re just not sure where to start? Save time, get started, and uncover something cool with Gale Researcher. Gale Researcher is a new resource, available to all UT Knoxville students, that provides a simple path to peer-reviewed content within American Literature, Criminal Justice, Economics, Political Science, Psychology, and U.S. History. Information is not only searchable but also aligned to subjects taught within courses so that finding relevant, authoritative sources is as quick and easy as possible. Join this session for steps to access Gale Researcher 24/7, time-saving tips for citing and managing the sources, and further tricks to using Gale Researcher to simplify your semester.

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The Council for Diversity and Inclusion advises the campus administration on creating and sustaining a welcoming, supportive, and inclusive campus climate to all groups. They would like to welcome faculty, staff, and students to attend the CDI Kickoff Program from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 20, in the Natalie L. Haslam Music Center Room 110. The event gives the campus community an opportunity to learn about CDI’s mission and goals, meet council members, and discuss the impact of diversity legislation.


Scripps Networks Interactive human resources executive Alaka Williams will deliver the keynote address for the College of Communication and Information’s seventh annual Diversity and Inclusion Week, September 26-29, at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Williams’ talk begins at 5:45 p.m. on Wednesday, September 28, in McClung Museum Auditorium in Circle Park. The event is free and open to the public. Find out more about Alaka Williams here:

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Sport Management: Full-time tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level

Assistant Professor

Sport Management Department

SUNY Cortland

POSITION: Full-time tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level beginning in Fall 2017


RESPONSIBILITIES: The Sport Management program emphasizes experiential learning and is committed to the practice-to-theory-to-practice model of teaching. Responsibility will be to teach undergraduate and/or graduate courses in the Department. Depending on experience and Department needs, the candidate must be able to teach in preferably two (2) or more of the following areas of the sport academy: sales and entrepreneurship; intercollegiate athletics management; finance; ethics; organizational behavior; strategic management; research methods. Additional responsibilities include academic advisement, service, and scholarly work. Additionally, the assistant professor will produce research and other scholarly and creative activities; provide service to the department and college; and provide academic advisement and mentoring to students.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. or Ed.D. in Sport Management or related discipline. ABD with a designated date of completion within twelve (12) months of start date may be considered.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Teaching experience in Sport Management, preferably in two (2) or more areas previously indicated, and demonstrated record of: scholarly work (publications and presentations) in Sport Management or strong evidence of such scholarly work in the future; professional experience in the sport industry; involvement as a member of national/international professional associations related to sport management and/or the sport industry; and academic and/or community service.

THE DEPARTMENT: The Sport Management Department has approximately 450 undergraduate and approximately 100 graduate students currently enrolled in three master’s level programs. Candidates are encouraged to review the Departmental Web site at

THE COLLEGE AND COMMUNITY: SUNY Cortland is a comprehensive college within the State University of New York system and is known for its superb programs in speech-language pathology, teacher education, recreation, parks and leisure studies, health, physical education, and a number of leading liberal arts programs in the natural and social sciences as well as the arts and humanities. Our many programs are designed to support our commitment to civic responsibility, environmental responsibility, international education, professional education and social justice. More than 90 percent of SUNY Cortland’s 7,200 undergraduate and graduate students gain hands-on experience through internships, volunteerism, civic engagement and study abroad. Its three schools – education, arts and sciences and professional studies – are committed to excellence in teaching, research, scholarship, service and international education. The campus is located in the geographic center of New York State and is a half-hour drive from Syracuse and Ithaca and four hours from New York City and Philadelphia. Situated in the beautiful Finger Lakes region, Cortland offers an array of regional cultural and recreational opportunities, as well as affordable housing and excellent school systems.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES: For more detailed information and to apply online go to: or directly to posting at Candidates will be required to attach a letter of application; a curriculum vita; the contact information for at least five professional references (include how you know them). Preference will be given to applications received by Oct. 6, 2016.

The State University of New York College at Cortland is an AA/EEO/ADA employer. The College actively seeks applications from women, veterans, individuals with a disability, members of underrepresented groups or anyone that would enrich the diversity of the College. We have a strong commitment to the affirmation of diversity and have interdisciplinary degree programs in the areas of Multicultural Studies.


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Assistant Professor in Health and Human Sciences (Specialty in Health and Exercise Science)

Bridgewater College Bridgewater, Virginia 22812

Assistant Professor in Health and Human Sciences (Specialty in Health and Exercise Science)

Title: Assistant Professor in Health and Human Sciences
Date: September 12, 2016
Department: Health and Human Sciences

The Department of Health and Human Sciences seeks a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor in Health and Human Sciences with a specialty in Health and Exercise Science (HES) beginning August 2017.

Successful candidates will possess a Ph.D. or Ed.D. in Exercise Science or a related field. ABD candidates will be considered if their degrees are expected to be conferred prior to August 1, 2017. We seek candidates with specialization in Exercise Physiology, though a strong background in any health and exercise science-related field will be considered. Candidates with backgrounds in a health care setting are preferred. The successful candidate will teach a variety of major classes in the department of Health & Human Sciences including kinesiology, exercise physiology, management concepts in health care, research methods, principles of health and physical fitness assessment, etc.


Bridgewater College is a residential liberal arts college of 1800 students with a newly redesigned core curriculum and a growing focus on undergraduate research. The College emphasizes creativity and innovation in pedagogy, research, and curriculum, and teaching experience at the undergraduate level is desirable. Successful faculty members are dedicated to recruiting, advising and mentoring students, contributing to campus-wide faculty initiatives and maintaining an active research agenda. Bridgewater seeks faculty members eager to engage and support our commitment to liberal learning, so application materials should address how you might contribute to the College’s liberal arts mission or ways that this mission informs your vocation as teacher and scholar.

General Information

Bridgewater offers bachelor of arts and bachelor of science degrees in more than 60 majors and minors, along with multiple areas of emphasis and concentrations, pre-professional programs such as medicine and law, dual degree programs and teacher certification. The College is a member of NCAA Division III and the Old Dominion Athletic Conference, with 22 intercollegiate athletic teams. The vibrant 300-acre residential campus includes an equestrian center and is located in the town of Bridgewater, Virginia, near the city of Harrisonburg in the center of the Shenandoah Valley. An excellent school system, healthy business environment, numerous arts and cultural events, the state’s lowest crime rate, and a variety of outdoor opportunities and historic attractions draw many to the region.

For Additional Information


Please complete our online application and attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research interests, and copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts.

Three letters of recommendation should be forwarded to Courtney Ritchie, administrative assistant to the provost and vice president for academic affairs, at


To receive full consideration, application materials should be received by November 1, 2016.

Bridgewater College is an equal opportunity provider, committed to employing a diverse faculty and staff, and actively seeks applications from women, minorities, and other persons from traditionally under-represented groups.

Questions? Contact Us!

Kim Harper, Director of Human Resources 540-828-5393

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Various announcements from the Graduate School

The Department of Energy’s Office of Science is now accepting applications for the Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program (2016 Solicitation 2). Applications are due 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Monday November 21, 2016.The SCGSR program provides doctoral dissertation/thesis research opportunities for graduate students at DOE national laboratories. Get details about the program and online application.


The Office of Research and Engagement is offering a workshop designed to help in the preparation of proposals to the National Science Foundation (NSF). This workshop will cover the different NSF funding mechanisms, proposal review criteria, and the most recent updates to the proposal guidelines. There are two available sessions: 9/19 from 10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. and 9/20 from 1:30 p.m.–2:30 p.m. Visit ORE for details on registration and location.


On Tuesday, October 4th, 2016, the Graduate School of Education and the College of Education, Health & Human Sciences will host the 2016 Billie Grace Goodrich Distinguished Lecture. The featured speaker will be Johnnetta Cole, PhD, speaking on “The Case for Diversity & Inclusion”. The lecture will be held at 6:00 p.m. in the Grand Pavilion Ballroom at the Holiday Inn World’s Fair Park, with a reception at 5:15 p.m.


The RCR Lunch & Learn Series will resume September 28th and continue throughout the fall with six topics. The Office of Research and Engagement, in collaboration with the Graduate School and the University Libraries are proud to offer this series providing comprehensive and accessible training in Responsible Conduct of Research to our campus population. Topics will consist of Introduction to Proposal Development, Data Management Plans and Best Practices, Plagiarism and Tools for Prevention, Publication Practices and Responsible Authorship, Mentor/Trainee Responsibilities, and PI/Graduate Student/Staff Responsibilities. This semester, while all are welcome, the sessions are targeted toward graduate students with an interest in pursuing research, and the Office of Research is offering its first Responsible Conduct of Research Education Participation certificate for use on CV’s and application documents. Also new this fall, every topic in the series or an alternative session on that topic will be offered twice in order to increase the capability of our audiences to attend. Details on the sessions and the certificate can be found on the Training and Workshops page. All of the RCR Lunch & Learn sessions will be held in room A004 of Blount Hall. Pizza will be served!

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Position Announcement for a new Assistant Professor in Sport Management (Miami University, Ohio)

The Sport Leadership and Management (SLAM) program at Miami University, in Oxford, Ohio will be searching for a new assistant/associate Sport Management position this academic year: (to start Fall of 2017)

Outstanding candidates are encouraged to apply to this growing undergraduate program (400+ SLAM majors/minors) and Master’s program in Sport Leadership.   The SLAM undergraduate major has four areas of concentration designed to prepare students for specific career opportunities in Sport Management, Coaching, Sport Journalism, and Sport Media.  Students often co-major or minor in management, marketing, or entrepreneurship in the Farmer School of Business, a nationally rated top 25 undergraduate Business program. Miami University is located in close proximity to several major cities (Cincinnati, Indianapolis, Cleveland, Columbus, Chicago) allowing SLAM students and faculty to work with professional, collegiate, and community sport organizations.

To apply, please feel free to click or share the link:

All questions regarding the position should be directed to Dr. Bob Weinberg at

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