Utah State University

Professional Practice Assistant Professor - Sport Management

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 4 weeks ago(3/29/2024 10:40 AM)
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Benefited Full-Time
Job Classification
Percent of Time or Hours per Week
100% Time
E Eccles Jones Coll of Ed & Hum Svs
Kinesiology & Health Science
Advertised Salary
Commensurate with education and experience, plus excellent benefits.
Telework Eligible


The Department of Kinesiology and Health Science at Utah State University (USU) seeks to hire a Professional Practice Assistant Professor in Sport Management.  The highly qualified candidate will have had experiences within professional and educational settings.  The position will primarily support the master's degree in Sport Management and the undergraduate program emphasis in Sport Management at USU. 


The successful candidate for the position will demonstrate a passion for the field of sport management, have professional experiences within the field, the ability to collaborate with industry professionals and have the desire to advance student learning and development through excellent teaching and mentorship. Teaching responsibilities will be dispersed across the academic year and will occur both in online and face-to-face environments.  The ideal candidate will also demonstrate the ability to work harmoniously and collaboratively with university colleagues and professional organizations.


This position will be physically located at the USU main campus in Logan with a 90% role assignment in teaching and a 10% role assignment in service. This is a 1.0 FTE, term appointment, nine-month academic year position that is fully benefited. With strong performance by the candidate and healthy program enrollments, the position will be renewable annually.


Review of applications will begin April 11, 2024, and continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is August 2024.


Additional information or questions concerning the position can be sent to Dr. James Morton, Search Committee Chair, (435-797-1061, james.morton@usu.edu).


  • Demonstrate excellence and expertise in teaching a variety of courses in Sport Management at the graduate and undergraduate levels.
  • Provide mentorship to students and assist in the coordination of professional experiences and opportunities for students.
  • Form connections and collaborate with community and industry partners in ways that enrich the Sport Management program and contribute to its success.
  • Provide meaningful department, university, and professional service.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s in sport management or a related field at the time of appointment.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Earned doctorate in sport management or an affiliated field at the time of appointment.
  • Experience teaching in the online environment.
  • Industry-related experience in sport management or a related field.
  • A commitment to collaboration and collegiality among peers and constituents.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to demonstrate excellence in teaching courses in sport management and related disciplines both online and face-to-face.
  • Ability to bring professional experiences into the learning environment to enhance the professional preparation of students.
  • Ability to be an effective student mentor.
  • Ability to contribute to the university and the sport management field through academic, professional, and public outreach and engagement.
  • Ability to work with partners to create innovative co-curricular professional learning experiences for students.

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

  1. Current curriculum vitae to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV”
  2. Evidence of effective teaching and, if available, copies of course evaluations from the two most recently taught courses to be uploaded in the Candidate Profile under Documents 1-10
  3. Contact information for five professional references to be entered in the Candidate Profile
  4. Cover letter that highlights your interest in the position and addresses the position responsibilities to be typed/pasted at the end of your application
  5. Teaching philosophy statement to be typed/pasted at the end of your application

**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary

Commensurate with education and experience, plus excellent benefits.


Employees typically work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes.  

College/Department Highlights

The KHS Department provides a dynamic, high-quality, program of education and training in Kinesiology and Health Science. Our campus-based and off-campus programs provide, BS, MS, MEd, MPH, and PhD degrees to students who teach, provide community leadership, work in industry, or conduct research. In addition to academic degrees, numerous research laboratories provide resources for conducting exceptional research (https://khs.usu.edu). More than 1000 undergraduate and 180 graduate students are currently matriculated in our programs.  The master's degree in Sport Management is the first full degree sport management program in the state and one of the few programs in the intermountain and western regions of the country.


The Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services is committed to inclusive excellence in research, teaching, and service activities across a wide array of education and human service fields.  The college is home to eight academic departments with approximately 200 faculty who are engaged in innovative research and high-quality graduate and undergraduate education. The college’s programs and outreach missions are strengthened by an on-campus elementary laboratory school and five stand-alone centers, including the Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Research Center, Center for the School of the Future, Institute for Disability Research, Policy, & Practice, National Center for Hearing Assessment & Management, and the Sorenson Legacy Foundation Center for Clinical Excellence. Faculty, students, and staff within the college also engage with a broad range of community partners to both provide opportunities for community-engaged research and learning and enhance the quality of education and human service programs throughout the state of Utah.

University Highlights

Founded in 1888, Utah State University is Utah’s premier land-grant, public service university, with a strong commitment to excellence, access, and inclusion, empowering people to lead successful lives of involvement, innovation, and impact. Utah State provides high-quality education to 27,500-plus students locations throughout the state, including at three residential campuses, eight statewide campuses, and 23 education centers. USU Online educates students from all 50 states and 55 countries. For over 25 years, USU Extension has served and engaged Utahns in all of Utah’s counties. As an R1 research institution, Utah State is dedicated to advancing knowledge through research and scholarly activities, providing a high-quality undergraduate and graduate education at an affordable price.


Utah State is committed to cultivating a community of inclusive excellence where all perspectives, values, cultures, and identities are acknowledged, welcomed, and valued. We seek to recruit, hire, and retain people from all walks of life who will champion excellence in education, research, discovery, outreach, and service. We believe that promoting a strong sense of community and belonging empowers and engages all members of USU to thrive and be successful. Forbes recognized our commitment to employees when they named Utah State the best employer in Utah in 2023. Learn more about USU. 


The university provides a Dual Career Assistance Program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment. Additionally, USU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, contact the university’s ADA Coordinator in the Office of Human Resources at (435) 797-0122 or hr@usu.edu. 


About the Region

U.S. News and World Report ranked Utah first for its strong economy, fiscal stability, education, and health care. Outstanding outdoor recreational opportunities abound throughout the state, including five national parks, 43 state parks and recreation areas, and 15 alpine ski resorts. The home of USU’s main campus, Logan, is a city of 54,000-plus people in a picturesque mountain valley 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. The Logan metro area claimed the top spot in the Milken Institute’s 2022 ranking for best-performing small cities in the nation. 


*updated 04/2024

Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:


Executive Director of the Office of Equity Matthew Pinner, discrimination@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 401, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Cody Carmichael, titleix@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 404, 435-797-1266

Mailing address: 5100 Old Main Hill, Logan, UT 84322

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov

*updated 09/2023


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