Assistant Professor of Sport Management - Tenure-Track

Position ID: 43033
University of West Georgia
College of Education
Sport Management, Wellness, & Physical Education
Branch Campus: 
Carrollton, GA
Position Description
New Position?: 
Job Class: 
Assistant Professor
Job Description: 



The Department of Sport Management, Wellness, and Physical Education at the University of West Georgia (UWG) seeks a qualified candidate(s) for an Assistant Professor of Sport Management position(s). The College of Education is SACS accredited and offers high level technological support, mentoring for new faculty, assistance seeking external funding, and opportunities to work with graduate students at all levels. The University of West Georgia is the seventh largest public university in the state with students from 44 states and 75 countries. UWG ranks as one of the Southeast’s best public regional comprehensive universities and prides itself in being the best place to work, learn, and succeed.

University and Program Highlights

  • Located one (1) hour west of Atlanta, Georgia
  • 645-acre campus offering state-of-the-art facilities complemented by beautiful green spaces
  • Network connections and research collaborations with Atlanta’s professional and minor sport teams
  • New online graduate program starting fall of 2019 with concentrations in Intercollegiate Athletic Administration and Sport Analytics

Position Responsibilities:

  • Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in Sport Management in both face-to-face and online environments, scholarly activity, and service to the Department, College, University, and community.

Required Qualifications

  • Earned doctorate in Sport Management or related field from a regionally accredited institution by August 1, 2019 (ABD considered)
  • Ability to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Sport Management in both face-to-face and online environments
  • Established or developing research agenda
  • Maintain and develop experiential learning opportunities for students
  • Established or developing record of service

Preferred Qualifications

Preference will be given to candidates with higher education teaching experience in sport management, practical experience in sport or a related industry, a demonstrated research agenda, and documented evidence of effective teaching (online and face-to-face) at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Application Procedure/Process

Applications will be reviewed beginning May 6, 2019 and will continue until position is filled. Electronically submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts, research writing sample, and complete contact information for three professional references to: 

Dr. Jerred Wang, Search Committee Chair

This is a ten-month appointment, and start date for the position is August 1, 2019, pending availability of funding. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. The University of West Georgia is committed to diversity.

It is the policy of the University of West Georgia to follow federal law in regards to affirmative action and equal opportunity. The University of West Georgia’s affirmative action program and related policies are developed in compliance with Executive Orders 11246 and 11375, as amended; Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Sections 503 & 504) and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (Title II) and their implementing regulations; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; and the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, as it amends 38 U.S.C. 4212.

Please be advised that should you be recommended for a position, the University System of Georgia Board of Regents policy requires the completion of a background check as a prior condition of employment.

UWG is a qualifying employer under the Department of Education Public Service Loan Forgiveness program (PSLF). This program provides student loan repayment and forgiveness for qualifying loans for eligible full-time employees. See for more information.


Institution Employment Link:
Contract Period: 
10 months
CIP Discipline Code: 
Sports and Fitness Administration/Management
Degree Levels: 
Position Type: 
Application Deadline: 
Position Starting Date: 
Thursday, August 1, 2019
Recruitment Data
Search Chair: 
Dr. Jerred Wang,
Vacancy Status: 
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University System of Georgia
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The University of Georgia
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Phone: (706) 542-7817
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Janyce Dawkins, Director

Kristopher Stevens, Associate Director

Tafara Makaya, Assistant Director

Kieran Morrow, Assistant Director

Kristopher Bolden, Assistant Director

Thomas Brazzle, System Coordinator