Faculty Department: Kinesiology Locations: Macomb, IL Posted: Jul 17, 2022 Closes: Open Until Filled Type: FT - Continuous
About Western Illinois University:
Western Illinois University, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, serves nearly 7,500 students at its traditional, residential four-year campus in Macomb, IL and its metropolitan branch campus in Moline, IL.
APPOINTMENT: Nine-month tenure-track position beginning, January 2023 (preferred) or August 2023.
The Assistant Professor of Sport Management will join a diverse and growing program with a student-centered approach to prepare undergraduate and graduate students to become successful in their chosen profession. Candidates will primarily teach graduate sport management courses, provide academic advising to sport management graduate students, and other teaching responsibilities as assigned. The Sport Management Program is offered on both the Macomb and Quad Cities campuses.
Engage in scholarly activity Participate in curriculum development and assessment Serve on Department, College and University committees Participate in state, national, and/or international organizations that serve the field of Sport Management and other organizations of interest. Provide service to the community and the profession
RANK & SALARY: Assistant Professor. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Western Illinois University offers a competitive benefits package including domestic partner benefits. For full benefit information visit: http://www.wiu.edu/vpas/human_resources/benefits/
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Doctoral degree in Sport Management or a related field from a regionally accredited institution of Higher Education by the time of appointment. Record of success or evidence of potential for success in graduate teaching, scholarship and service.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Relevant practical experience in the sport industry, experience mentoring graduate students, and expertise in technology and/or demonstrated commitment to online courses. Demonstrated competence in teaching graduate courses in at least four areas (sport governance, financial issues, facility and event management, sport marketing, organizational theory in sport, public and media relations, and social & ethical issues in sport). Ability to work cooperatively with faculty and staff in diverse academic programs. Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills which promote collegiality and collaboration.
For a degree to be considered, it must be conferred from a regionally accredited degree-granting institution of higher education (or equivalent from an international accrediting body). Unless otherwise stated, the degree must be conferred at the time of appointment.
THE DEPARTMENT: The Kinesiology Department's 15 full time faculty members serve a growing department of about 300 undergraduate students majoring in four B.S. degree programs in Nutrition and Dietetics, Exercise Science, Nutrition and Foodservice Management, and Physical Education Teacher Education, and approximately 70 graduate students majoring in the M.S. degree programs in Kinesiology and Sport Management. The Department has an array of facilities that support teaching and research related to sport management, athletic training, biomechanics, human performance, and pedagogy. For more information go to www.wiu.edu/kinesiology.
Since 1899, Western Illinois University has provided outstanding educational opportunities to individuals in west central Illinois and well beyond our region and state. WIU's traditional residential campus in Macomb, Illinois, is the educational, cultural and athletic center of the region, while the WIU-Quad Cities non-residential branch campus in Moline, Illinois, is the only public university in the immediate Quad Cities region.
WIU-Macomb, IL (Student Population: 6,539): A traditional, residential four-year campus offering a comprehensive slate of undergraduate and graduate programs, including a doctorate in education, WIU-Macomb is located in the heart of west central Illinois in Macomb. Amtrak provides twice-daily service from Macomb to Chicago (and point in-between). Macomb is located approximately 75 miles from the Quad Cities International Airport (Moline, IL) and 70 miles from the Greater Peoria Regional Airport (Peoria, IL).
WIU-Quad Cities (Student Population: 916): The only public university in the Quad Cities area, WIU-QC offers select undergraduate and graduate programs, including a doctorate in education and a doctorate in environmental studies, at its metropolitan, non-residential campus in Moline, IL.
WIU Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Anti-Racism
Western Illinois University fosters respect, equity, and inclusion for all students, faculty, and staff. WIU is committed to anti-racism, anti-oppression, equity, social justice, and diversity. We value inclusion as a core value and as an essential element of Western's public service mission. WIU embraces individual uniqueness and a culture of inclusion that supports broad and specific diversity initiatives. Western believes in the educational and institutional benefits of diversity in society as integral to the success of all individuals.
At WIU, we will:
Maintain a safe and secure environment for all members of our University communities. Educate and empower students, staff, and faculty to be social justice advocates. Provide curricula, programs, training, resources, and environments that reflect and strengthen the diversity of our communities, and to elevate cultural awareness and understanding. Ensure fair, equitable, and inclusive access to University facilities, programs, resources, and services. Create inclusive and equitable policies and practices. Diversify the University's workforce by assessing hiring practices to attract, retain, and develop talented staff and faculty from diverse backgrounds. Address intergroup disparities through areas as representation, retention, learning outcomes, and graduation rates. Create a University wide diversity plan to ensure a continued commitment to anti-racism, anti-oppression, equity, social justice, and diversity.
More than 61 undergraduate degree programs, 40 graduate programs, two doctoral programs and 13 post-baccalaureate certificate programs prepare students for a successful career after graduation.
There are more than 200 student organizations at Western that provide social, academic, recreation, sports, service, and many other opportunities for students to grow and learn, develop leadership skills, and much more. Numerous concerts, lectures, films, dance performances, cultural events and more are presented and performed each year, along with numerous major theatrical and dance productions and studio shows, and a variety of service-oriented projects and activities, all in a diverse and inclusive campus environment. The Multicultural Center is home to four cultural and resource centers: The Gwendolyn Brooks, Casa Latina, the Women's Center, and the LGBT*QA Resource Center. These cultural and resource centers promote WIU's goal of enhancing justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion through educational programming and advocacy.
WIU Intercollegiate Athletics
The University's athletics program, based on the Macomb campus, sponsors 17 NCAA Division I intercollegiate men's and women's varsity sports. Football competes in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision through the Missouri Valley Football Conference; all other varsity sports compete at the Division I level through The Summit League.
Complete applications include:
1) A letter of application 2) Current curriculum vitae or resume 3) Unofficial copies of transcripts for highest degree
4) a separate statement regarding your demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (candidates should describe their awareness and understanding of diversity and experience promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion through their teaching, research, and service in the past and currently as well as how they propose to continue in the new position.) 5) The names, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three current references.
Please upload the requested documents by clicking "APPLY NOW" or navigating to the WIU Employment page at the following URL located http://www.wiu.edu/employment/
**Note** In order to upload Individual documents must be under 2 MB in size.
Screening of applicants will begin Monday, August 29, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.
Questions regarding the search may be directed to: Dr. Jenn Plos, Chair of Search Committee, Department of Kinesiology at (309)-298-1506 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For assistance with the online application system contact the Office of Human Resources at (309)298-1971 or via email at email@example.com.
Western Illinois University is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity employer with a strong commitment to diversity. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including, but not limited to, minorities, veterans, women and individuals with disabilities. WIU has a non-discrimination policy that includes discrimination based on an individual's membership in the following classes: sex, race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and any other classes protected by state or federal law
Western Illinois University endeavors to provide a safe environment for its employees and students and requires candidates to submit to a background investigation upon offer of employment. Employment is contingent upon compliance with University policies and procedures relating to the receipt and evaluation of information contained in the background investigation.