Faculty Job Opportunity for Lang Chair in Sport Management

Posted on Wednesday, November 27th, 2019

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% scholarship, 20% service.

The Chair search will begin consideration of candidates immediately and will continue until the role is successfully filled. It is anticipated that the candidates will commence their appointments in summer of 2020. The successful candidate must be qualified and experienced to join our faculty at either the associate or full professor rank.

Applications should include: a statement of interest articulating a long-term vision for the research, teaching and industry/community engagement related to the Chair; curriculum vitae and; the names of three references (who will not be contacted without the consent of the candidate), and be submitted electronically, in confidence, to: Dr. Chris Choi Acting Director and Professor, School of Hospitality, Food and Tourism Management Lang School of Business and Economics University of Guelph Guelph, Ontario, N1G 2W1

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

The University of Guelph is recognized as a top comprehensive university. Encompassing a province-wide network of campuses, field stations and research facilities, the University of Guelph is a leader in education, research and service in business, economics, agriculture, food, environmental sciences and rural community development through its seven colleges.

Within the University of Guelph, the newly named Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics brings together academic expertise with practitioners and policymakers from different stakeholder groups. The University of Guelph is well-positioned to understand rural and urban economic and social impacts. Its leadership is bolstered by the University’s unique research and development partnerships with industry and government partners.

Approximately 23,000 undergraduate and graduate students attend the University of Guelph. The University has achieved prominence in Canada and around the world for its commitment to student learning and innovative research. It is dedicated to cultivating the essentials of our quality of life: community, culture, commerce, food, water, environmental wellbeing, health, and learning. The University community shares a profound sense of social responsibility, an obligation to address global issues and a concern for international development.

The University of Guelph is committed to equity in its policies, practices, and programs, supports diversity in its teaching, learning and work environments, and ensures that applications for members of underrepresented groups are seriously considered under its employment equity policy. All qualified individuals who would contribute to the further diversification of our University community are encouraged to apply. (People are also encouraged to self-identify as a member of one of these groups.)

For more information on the Chair position, please see Chair in Sport Management, School of Hospitality, Food and Tourism Management job posting.

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