The Department of Kinesiology and Health, within the School of Arts and Sciences (SAS) of Rutgers University, invites applications for an academic-year, tenure-track assistant/associate/full professorship in the area of Sport Management with a focus on health and developmental issues of children and youth. Applicants in all disciplines related to child development and youth sport programming with a particular interest in girls' and women's issues will be considered.
The successful candidate will maintain a dynamic research program; seek external funding in their area of specialization; teach undergraduate and graduate students in the areas of sport psychology, sport management, and kinesiology; and mentor and train graduate students. Special consideration will be given to candidates with experience in applied settings with organized youth sports and who have an interest in overseeing an established outreach program entitled The Rutgers Youth Sports Research Council. An established track record of external funding is expected.
Candidate should have the credentials and experience to teach courses such in sports psychology, developmental aspects of coaching youth sports, and the administration of organized youth sports programs. Substantial experience with the business and administration of organized youth sports from recreational levels such as municipal parks and recreational programs through commercial sports training schools to nonprofit youth sport organizations at state, regional, national and international levels. Familiarity and understanding of the workings of national governing bodies related to organized youth sport programs is essential. Experience with management, facilities operations, budgeting and administration of youth-oriented organizations such as sport-specific associations such as Little League, Pop Warner and/or Youth Soccer or multi-sport organizations such as National Federation of State High School Associations, YMCA, YWCA, and/or Special Olympics is required. Significant experience is also expected in supervising internships and ongoing, substantial professional contacts with the leadership in the previously described organizations in both the public and private sectors related to youth sport.
Competitive salary, startup funds, and core resources will be provided.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Sport Management or a field related to the health and development of children and/or youth and/or administration of organized youth sport programs.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Applicants must have an established track record of external funding, a strong publications record in scholarly journals, the potential to make substantial contributions as an independent investigator, a record of service, including service to professional associations, and have a commitment to teaching undergraduate and graduate students. They should also be committed to working effectively with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
Posting Number: 18FA0403
Location: Douglass (RU-New Brunswick)
Internal Number: 72175
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