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Visiting Assistant Professor of Sport Management

Academic Affairs | Salem, VA | Full Time

Job Description

About Roanoke College

Roanoke College is a place where every student who works hard has the opportunity to succeed. We champion potential, providing essential learning and leadership through innovative academic programs and transformative educational experiences, giving students the mettle, mindset, and empathy to pursue lives of purpose, build meaningful careers, and meet society’s most pressing needs. Located in scenic Salem, Virginia, Roanoke College is an intimate, welcoming community that has served the local region and beyond for nearly 200 years. Now, we’re building on momentum and offering a Roanoke experience for today’s students and a legacy that belongs to every Maroon.

The Position

The Department of Health and Human Performance at Roanoke College invites applicants to fill a nine-month, visiting assistant professor position in Sport Management. The department is housed in the state-of-the-art facility, the Cregger Center, with exceptional research and classroom space.

Primary teaching responsibilities will include both core and elective courses within the Sport Management curriculum, and may include contributions to the general education curriculum of the College (as applicable). Teaching load is 8 courses or course-equivalents per year; course re-assigned times are available to faculty as needs arise. Additional expectations include providing service to the department, and candidates are supported in their scholarly research and professional pursuits. The Department and the College value excellence in teaching at the collegiate level and an interest in teaching and mentoring at a liberal arts college.

Candidates should have earned a Ph.D. (or equivalent; ABD considered) in Sport Management or related field. Applicants with a Master’s degree and relevant industry experience will also be considered. Applicants should show evidence of, or the potential for, excellent teaching at the collegiate level.

To apply, submit to JobScore a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, copies of unofficial transcripts, and contact information for three professional references (letters of recommendation from references will be asked of candidates that advance through the first round of interviews and official transcripts will be required upon hire).

Position is open until filled, but review of applications will begin on Monday, April 15, 2024; candidates with all application materials submitted by that date will receive full consideration. For more information about this position, please contact Dr. K.C. Mayer, Search Committee Chair, Department of Health and Human Performance, at (540) 375-2565 or at mayer AT roanoke DOT edu.

To learn more about Roanoke College, please visit Roanoke College is a nationally ranked, residential liberal arts college affiliated with the Lutheran Church (ELCA), located in the beautiful Roanoke Valley of Virginia ( Located just steps away from the Appalachian trail, Blue Ridge Parkway, and the bustling urban center of Roanoke, VA, our surrounding community is rich in arts, diverse culture, and extensive outdoor amenities, offering exceptional resources to support work-life balance. A Phi Beta Kappa institution, Roanoke College is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks diversity among its faculty, staff, and students; women and members of under-represented groups are especially encouraged to apply. We seek candidates with interests in mentoring under-represented students, diversifying curricular offerings, or sponsoring diverse community engagement. Applicants are asked to address their potential contributions in support of a diverse community in their cover letters.