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Samford University -- Assistant/Associate Professor in Sports Business (9-month, Tenure Track)

  • 1.  Samford University -- Assistant/Associate Professor in Sports Business (9-month, Tenure Track)

    Posted 02-12-2020 23:24
    Samford University's Brock School of Business invites individuals interested in serving in a Christian university environment to apply for an Assistant / Associate faculty position within the Entrepreneurship, Management, and Marketing department. This tenure-track faculty position is a nine-month appointment that will begin in August 2020 at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. All functional areas of business will be considered, but preference will be given to applicants with Sports Business teaching interests in Management, Marketing, and Sales.

    Applicants for this position must exhibit strong teaching skills and be committed to maintaining an ongoing research effort. The normal teaching load for faculty is three (3 credit) courses per semester, and research is required, although research expectations are reasonable and commensurate with the teaching load. Summer teaching and competitive research grants are also available. A commitment to academic excellence and the ability to work effectively and collegially with faculty, students and colleagues is expected. Qualified candidates will either A) hold an earned doctorate from an AACSB and regionally accredited institution with teaching experience in a sports business curriculum / program or B) hold an earned doctorate in a sports related field and have faculty experience at an AACSB and regionally accredited business school.

    Samford University is ranked 12th nationally for student engagement by the Wall Street Journal. As such, the ideal candidate will demonstrate the ability and motivation to develop meaningful mentoring relationships with Brock School of Business students both inside and outside the classroom.

    In the fall of 2015, Brock School of Business moved into a 75,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art building that provides excellent space for faculty to interact with students, colleagues and the regional business community. Brock School of Business is accredited by AACSB International, and hosts more than 800 students in its undergraduate, M.Acc. and M.B.A. programs. For more information, please go to samford.edu/business.

    Samford University (Samford.edu) is the largest privately supported and fully accredited institution for higher learning in Alabama. Located in suburban Birmingham, the University was founded in 1841 and has 425 full time faculty and more than 5,600 students representing 44 states and 30 countries. Samford has been nationally recognized for academics, affordability and value by a number of prestigious publications and rankings. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 3rd nationally for student engagement and Kiplinger's Personal Finance ranks Samford 34th among private universities in the U.S. for value and affordability. The University is dedicated to the promotion of rigorous academic inquiry in a Christian setting. The University offers competitive salaries with a generous benefits package.

    Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue through March 15, 2020. Application materials should include a cover letter outlining teaching and professional interests and expertise, curriculum vita, application for faculty position, and faculty applicant Christian Mission Statement.

    "Application for Faculty Position" can be found at: https://www.samford.edu/departments/files/Human_Resources/application-for-faculty-employment.pdf

    and the "Faculty Applicant Christian Mission Statement" can be found at: https://www.samford.edu/departments/files/academic-affairs/Faculty-Applicant-Christian-Mission-Statement.docx

    Please submit all materials in PDF format to:
    Subject: Sports Business Faculty

    For questions about the position please contact: Dr. Darin White, Chair (Dwhite1@samford.edu)

    Except as specifically exempted by federal law requirements, Samford University does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, disability or age in the administration or application of its educational programs and policies, admissions policies, employment policies, scholarship and loan programs. Consistent with its Christian mission and organizations, Samford is exempt from the religious provisions of Title VII pursuant to 42 U.S.C. Sections 2000e-1(a) and 2000e-2(e).

    Matthew Mazzei
    Samford University
    Birmingham AL