Sport Management – Assistant Professor | Bishop's University

Company:  Bishop’s University
Location: Sherbrooke
Hours: Full Time
Type: Permanent
Job Requirements / Description

Sport Management – Assistant Professor – Tenure-stream appointment

We at Bishop’s University, located on the traditional and unceded territory of the Abenaki people, and the Department of Sports Studies, invite applications for a tenure-stream faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor with a specialization in one of the following fields related to sport management: event management or legacy; digital media or technology; leadership or governance; communications; strategic management; sustainability; or other related fields. The appointment will begin on July 1, 2024.

The Position and our Department

The successful candidate will contribute to the Department’s Business and Society Concentration, including preparing Sports Studies students to enter a dynamic professional field by contributing to our growing focus on experiential learning and partnerships on and off- campus. In addition to maintaining a productive research program, the successful candidate will be expected to teach and introduce new courses, such as: sport event management, sports centre management and recreation planning, sport and social media, and/or other courses in the candidate’s area of interest and expertise. The individual must demonstrate a commitment to Bishop’s liberal education model and to applying principles and practices of equity, diversity, and inclusion in their teaching practices and curriculum choices. The successful candidate will also possess a research profile including publications or other relevant output, the capacity to attract external funding, and a completed Ph.D. (at the time of appointment) in a relevant discipline. Lived or professional experience working with marginalized, equity-seeking groups, cultures, and communities, and the ability to bring an anti-racist and/or decolonizing lens to teaching, learning, and assessment would be considered an asset. Candidates are also encouraged to provide any relevant information about their career experience and/or career interruptions. Since the primary language of instruction at Bishop’s University is English, applicants must be proficient in this language. Bishop’s University is a public and secular institution offering undergraduate and graduate courses. Founded in 2009, the Department of Sports Studies is one of the fastest-growing departments at Bishop's, with an undergraduate student body of 250 Majors and 30 Minors spread across three concentrations: Athletic Development, Business and Society, and Health and Exercise. In addition, the Department recently instituted an Honours program to offer interested students a comprehensive introduction to the research process by involving them in all the steps of a research project under the supervision of faculty members. The Department has four tenure-stream faculty members and several contract faculty members, and it operates a Sports Studies Collaboratory research space in the Bishop’s University Sports Centre (i.e., Sports Laboratory). Our class size ranges from 10 to 130 students, thus making our academic spaces ideal to train the next generation of leaders in sport in Canada.

Our Setting

Bishop’s itself and Estrie, or the Eastern Townships region of Québec, are remarkable places to study and teach about sport. With world-class Nordic skiing trails and a golf course on campus, a robust Varsity and Club Athletics Department, and a deep cultural appreciation for outdoor recreation and lifestyle sports, Sports Studies is embedded in and representative of the institution and the region. Located on a historic, tree-lined campus, Bishop’s has 2800 full-time students and prides itself on teaching excellence while maintaining a strong research profile. The city of Sherbrooke has a rich mix of languages and cultures and a vibrant community life. In particular, the borough of Lennoxville, where Bishop’s is located, has a thriving anglophone community. The members of our Department acknowledge the complexities of the University being located on unceded Indigenous land and recognize the efforts we must all make in pursuit of reconciliation and decolonization.

Commitment to EDI

Given the dynamic and multi-disciplinary nature of the Department, we encourage inquiries and invite applications from candidates from systemically excluded, underserved, and/or marginalized backgrounds. Bishop’s University values diversity, inclusion, and the pursuit of equity because it allows our community to better understand and respond to the needs of our members and the individuals we serve. It helps us foster greater creativity, breadth of experience, and personal growth among our faculty and staff, creates a learning environment for our students to find belonging, and is essential to our success as an organization. Candidates who anticipate needing accommodation for any part of the process may contact Human Resources at HR@ubishops.ca. We seek to create an environment where candidates from diverse backgrounds can thrive and belong. We encourage members from equity-seeking groups to self-identify in their application and to identify any lived or professional experiences that contributes to their ability to serve our diverse student community and advance the University’s EDI priorities. Our University is an advocate for equity and is committed to ensuring equitable access for persons in marginalized groups.

Application Process

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, although, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. Applications should include a letter of intent, a curriculum vitae, and a teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy and evidence of teaching experience and effectiveness). Applications must be sent electronically in a single .pdf file to Monetta Gallichon (she/her) at socialsciencesdean@ubishops.ca. Three letters of reference, sent directly by the referees to Ms. Gallichon, are also required. Review of applications will begin March 7 2024 and will continue until the position is filled.
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