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Assistant/Associate Professor of Sport Administration


University, MS, US, 38677

Department:  Health, Exercise Sci & Recreation Mgmt (10000912)
Employee Designation:  Regular Full-time (Benefits Eligible)

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Position Description

The Department of Health, Exercise Science and Recreation Management (HESRM) at The University of Mississippi is seeking applications for Assistant/Associate Professor and Program Director for Sport and Recreation Administration (SRA) program. This is a 9-month, tenure-track position at the rank of assistant or associate professor as determined by experience and scholarly achievement. The successful candidate may begin as early as January 2022.


The successful candidate will be expected to develop and maintain a research/scholarly agenda, teach undergraduate and/or graduate SRA courses and participate in service opportunities. Other responsibilities include performing administrative duties as Program Director for the SRA program, mentoring students, participating in curriculum revision, and creating new courses. The candidate will oversee program assessment and evaluation and work with other SRA and HESRM faculty and staff in student recruitment and retention activities. Excellence in the School of Applied Sciences and HESRM can only be fully-realized by individuals who share our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. Successful candidates will demonstrate commitment to these values.


The University of Mississippi is a member of the Southeastern Conference and included in the elite group of Doctoral Universities – R1, or Highest Research Activity by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. Over the last 12 years, University of Mississippi has been continuously recognized as one of the best colleges in the nation to work for by The Chronicle of Higher Education. The School of Applied Sciences, located on the University of Mississippi campus in Oxford, MS (, is an inclusive home to approximately 150 faculty and staff, over 2,600 students, six academic departments, three centers and an institute. The School of Applied Sciences currently serves 10 undergraduate, 10 master’s and 4 doctoral programs (


HESRM ( is home to 17 faculty, 3 staff members, and approximately 900 students from around the world. HESRM currently offers three undergraduate programs (Public Health & Health Sciences; Exercise Science, and; Sport and Recreation Administration), four master’s degree programs (MPH, M.S. in Exercise Science, M.S. in SRA, and M.S. in Sport Analytics), and a Ph.D. program in Health and Kinesiology with three emphasis areas (Health Behavior, Exercise Science, and Sport and Recreation).

Position Details

Appointment: 9 Month

Assignment Type: Tenure Track

Minimum Qualifications

Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent in sport management, sport administration, or closely related field with an emphasis and/or experience in sport or athletic administration, a strong record of research/scholarly achievement, and a record of excellence in teaching undergraduate and graduate students. Preference will be given to applicants with administrative experience, a demonstrated ability to develop industry partnerships, and a history of developing and teaching online and remote courses.

Application Procedures

Review of applications will begin immediately. The position will remain open until filled or until an adequate applicant pool is established. Applicants must apply online at and must include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three professional references. No paper copies will be accepted. Official transcripts must be received prior to hire.

About the University of MS & Oxford, MS

Founded in 1848, the University of Mississippi (UM), affectionately known to alumni, students and friends as Ole Miss, is Mississippi's flagship university. Included in the elite group of R-1: Doctoral Universities - Highest Research Activity by the Carnegie Classification, it has a long history of producing leaders in public service, academics and business. The University of Mississippi, consistently named by The Chronicle of Higher Education as a “Great College to Work For,” is located in Oxford, MS, which is ranked one of the “Top 10 Best College Towns.” With more than 24,000 students, UM is the state's largest university and is ranked among the nation's fastest-growing institutions. The University of Mississippi, which has aggressively implemented many health and wellness initiatives for its more than 2,900 employees, has consistently been named one of Mississippi’s Healthiest Workplaces.


Touted as the “Cultural Mecca of the South”, creativity abounds in Oxford as musicians, artists and writers alike find inspiration in Oxford’s rich history, small town charm and creative community. Oxford is a one-hour drive south of Memphis, TN and is known as the home of Nobel Prize winning author William Faulkner. Over the years Oxford has also been known for offering exceptional culinary experiences and as the home of the University of Mississippi and the Ole Miss Rebels, there is always something here to immerse yourself in. Oxford has also been featured as a literary and arts destination in such publications as The New York Times, Southern Living, Condé Nast Traveler, and GQ. Among other cultural activities, annual events include the Oxford Film Festival, a thriving local music scene, and the Ford Center Performing Arts Series. Oxford is a vibrant university town, filled with unique shops and galleries, eclectic restaurants and clubs, historic landmarks, and comfortable inns.

Background Check Statement

The University of Mississippi is committed to providing a safe campus community. UM conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

EEO Statement

The University of Mississippi provides equal opportunity in any employment practice, education program, or education activity to all qualified persons. The University complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based upon race, color, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, citizenship, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information.

Nearest Major Market: Oxford Mississippi