Faculty Positions

Position Title / Rank: Assistant or Associate Professor in Sport Management

College: Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics

Department: School of Hospitality, Food and Tourism Management

Date Posted: July 22, 2021
Deadline: August 20, 2021
Please reference AD #21-32

Position Description:

The School of Hospitality, Food and Tourism Management at the University of Guelph invites applications for a tenure-track or tenured position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level.

The School of Hospitality, Food and Tourism Management in the Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics at the University of Guelph is pleased to invite applications for a faculty position at the rank of Assistant (tenure-track) or Associate Professor in Sport Management.

The successful candidate will support the growth of the sport management program at Guelph. It is an exciting time with our recently launched Bachelor of Commerce Major and Minor in Sport and Event Management, the newly established International Institute for Sport Business and Leadership, the addition of the Lang Chair in Sport Management in 2020 together with an increasing group of graduate students (PhD and MSc) working on advanced research in sport. The successful candidates can join us as early as September 1, 2021, or any other negotiated date in 2022.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach in the sport and event management program, develop or continue an active research program with high quality publications, pursue external research funding (particularly tri-agency or equivalent), advise and mentor graduate students, engage in collaborative research opportunities with faculty in sport management, the Lang School and the broader scholarly community. The candidate will hold a PhD in sport management or a related area. Knowledge of Canadian and international sport systems is an asset. Expertise in sport management is sought, with interest in candidates with expertise in sport sustainability/ecology, strategy, sport finance, sport analytics, and/or event management.

The School of Hospitality, Food and Tourism Management is an academic unit consisting of 14 faculty members and offers a range of academic programs including: BComm in Sport and Event Management, and sport management streams within our MSc and PhD in Services Management. The Hospitality School is an integral part of the Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics at the University of Guelph which houses the International Institute for Sport Business and Leadership. Lang delivers one of the largest undergraduate business programs in Ontario with over 4,000 students currently enrolled and offers a wide range of specialized programs in business and economics across undergraduate, graduate, and professional education.

The University of Guelph is the third 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.

Application Process

Assessment of applications will begin on August 20, 2021 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; (2) a curriculum vitae; a statement of interest articulating their teaching philosophy, a five-year research plan and any industry/community engagement related to the position, and samples of research papers. Short listed candidates will also need to arrange for three confidential letters of reference and proof of PhD (or proof of degree completion date) to be sent directly to the Director. Applications should be sent to the attention of:

Dr. Statia Elliot
Director, School of Hospitality, Food and Tourism Management
Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics
University of Guelph
Guelph, ON N1G 2W1

Email: tyszka@uoguelph.ca

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 M├ętis 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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