Assistant Professor of Sport Management

The McKendree University School of Business seeks a dynamic, engaged, and student-centered Assistant Professor of Sport Management to join our team beginning Fall 2023, at our Lebanon, Ill., campus.   

The successful candidate will foster responsible citizenship, ignite curiosity, and encourage students to develop into forward-thinking and engaged individuals. 

Position requires teaching experience at the college/university level and a Ph.D. in Sport Management or closely related field; ABD candidates with an established defense date will be considered. Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate experience advising and/or mentoring students and three or more years of practical experience in sport management.

Primary responsibilities include teaching a variety of undergraduate courses in sport management; supervising and providing guidance regarding sport management internships; serving as an academic advisor to undergraduate students; serving on School of Business and university committees; conducting research; and recruiting and retaining students. Multiple sport management classes have engaged learning built into their curriculum; the ideal candidate will be able to grow and nurture community partnerships to further develop experiential learning opportunities for students. Standard teaching load is 4/4. Candidates should be committed to excellent teaching and the ability to integrate an active scholarly agenda with their classroom practice. There is the potential to teach both online and at the graduate level, as well as to develop courses in an area of expertise.

McKendree, Illinois’ first college, is a selective comprehensive university with a liberal arts tradition located approximately 25 minutes from downtown St. Louis, Mo. The university’s athletic teams compete in the NCAA Division II Great Lakes Valley Conference. In its 10th year, McKendree’s Sport Management program has more than 70 majors, and expects to see continued growth. Current and former student internship sites include the St. Louis Blues, St. Louis Cardinals, McKendree Athletics, USA Softball, and numerous NBA teams, MLB teams, and Division I athletic departments. We are committed to growing the diversity of our community.

Interested candidates should complete and submit the McKendree Employment Application and send a letter of interest referencing job #APS94, resume/CV, a list of courses you are prepared to teach, unofficial graduate transcripts (official upon hire), a statement of teaching philosophy, a research statement, a diversity statement, and three letters of recommendation to the Director of Human Resources, hr@mckendree.edu.    

Screening will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. Priority will be given to applications received by November 5, 2022.

McKendree is an ADA/EEO/Vet/Disabled employer committed to enhancing the cultural and gender diversity of the campus. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.