Faculty Positions

Position Title / Rank: Associate or Full Professor and Lang Chair in Sport Management

College: Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics

Department: School of Hospitality, Food and Tourism Management

Date Posted: November 8, 2019
Deadline: January 7, 2020
Please reference AD #19-63

Position Description:

The School of Hospitality, Food and Tourism Management in the Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics at the University of Guelph is seeking a leading scholar to join its expanding sport management offerings as the Lang Chair in Sport Management.

The successful candidate will assist in the growth of sport management at Guelph. It is an exciting time with our newly launched International Institute for Sport Business and Leadership, attracting graduate students (PhD and MSc) working on advanced research in sport business, and our soon-to-be-launched Bachelor of Commerce Major and Minor in Sport and Event Management (Fall 2020).

The Chair will be a global leader in sport management education who holds a PhD in sport management or a related area. The ideal candidate will have an active research agenda with a high-quality record of publications, research funding (particularly tri-agency or equivalent), teaching excellence, and evidence of involvement with the sport industry. Knowledge of Canadian and international sport systems is an asset. Expertise in sport management is sought, with interest in candidates with expertise in sport finance, sport analytics, sport marketing, and/or event management. The distribution of effort for this position is expected to be: 20% teaching, 60% research, 20% service. It is anticipated that the candidate will commence their appointment in summer of 2020. The successful candidate must be qualified and experienced to join our faculty at either the associate or full professor rank.

Application Process

Assessment of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants should submit the following materials (preferably as a single PDF file): (1) a cover letter with a statement of interest articulating a long-term vision for the research, teaching and industry/community engagement related to the Chair; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) the names of three references (who will not be contacted without the consent of the candidate). Applications should be sent to the attention of:
Dr. Chris Choi
Acting Director
School of Hospitality, Food and Tourism Management
Lang School of Business and Economics
University of Guelph
Guelph, ON N1G 2W1

Email: hwchoi@uoguelph.ca

Closing date for the submission of applications: January 7, 2020.

The School of Hospitality, Food and Tourism Management is an integral part of the Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics (Guelph’s Business School). Formed in 2006, the Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics delivers one of the largest undergraduate business programs in Ontario with over 4,000 students currently enrolled. The Lang School provides a learning environment that encourages critical reflection, personal growth, and promotes traditional and emerging themes of management and economics. We offer a wide range of specialized programs in business and economics across undergraduate, graduate, and professional education.

The University of Guelph is the second-largest employer in Guelph, a city of approximately 130,000 people, located about an hour drive west of Toronto, Ontario. University of Guelph is a top-ranked comprehensive university in Canada with an enrolment of about 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students across over 40 academic units. The University is known for its commitment to student learning, innovative research, and collaboration with world-class partners. It is a unique place, with transformative research and teaching and a distinctive campus culture. People who learn and work here are shaped and inspired by a shared purpose: To Improve Life. Reflecting that shared purpose in every experience connected to our university positions us to create positive change, here and around the world. Our University community shares a profound sense of social responsibility, a drive for international development, and an obligation to address global issues.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

The University recognizes that applicants may have had obligations outside of work that have negatively impacted their record of achievements (e.g., parental, elder care, and/or medical). You are not required to disclose these obligations in the hiring process. If you choose to do so, the University will ensure that these obligations do not negatively impact the assessment of your qualifications for the position.

The University of Guelph resides on the ancestral lands of the Attawandaron people and the treaty lands and territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit and we offer our respect to our Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee and Métis neighbours as we strive to strengthen our relationships with them.

At the University of Guelph, fostering a culture of inclusion is an institutional imperative. The University invites and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in employment, who may contribute to further diversification of our Institution.

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