1+ months

George and Betty Blanda Endowed Professor in Education Sport Leadership Program

Lexington, KY 40507
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Job Title George and Betty Blanda Endowed Professor in Education Sport Leadership Program
Requisition Number FE02786
Working Title
Department Name 8G040:Kinesiology - Health Promotion
Work Location Lexington, KY
Type of Position Faculty
Position Time Status Full-Time
Tenure Track Status Tenure Track
Required Education
Earned doctorate in Sport Management, or commensurate specialization. Preference will be given to those with previous experience in the sport industry, college teaching, student advising, mentoring graduate student research, chairing student thesis committees, grant writing, professional service and experience working with diverse populations. The University of Kentucky offers several entities on campus to facilitate teaching, research, and service to support equity across the Commonwealth and beyond (e.g., UK College of Education NAACP education and civil rights institute, Martin Luther King, Jr. Center). 
Required Related Experience
none
Required License/Registration/Certification
none
Job Summary
The Department of Kinesiology and Health Promotion (KHP) within the College of Education at the University of Kentucky is seeking candidates for the George and Betty Blanda Endowed Professor in Education. George Blanda is an NFL Hall of Famer and record-holder, an alum of the University of Kentucky and a former college and NFL quarterback and placekicker. 
 
This tenured position requires a terminal degree in Sport Management/Administration/Leadership (PhD, EdD or equivalent) or closely related field with an area of specialization in Sport Management/Administration/Sport Leadership. Applicants with a JD in Sport Law are also encouraged to apply. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. The position is a nine-month appointment. The search committee will begin reviewing applications on November 29th, 2021, and continue until the position is filled. However, priority will be given to those who apply before the deadline. 
 
The flagship university of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, the University of Kentucky is home to more than 30,000 students and nearly 3,000 faculty members. Located in Lexington, the 
Horse Capital of the World, UK is a major employer in the small city of approximately 315,000. 

The Department of Kinesiology and Health Promotion (KHP), housed in the nationally ranked College of Education, is comprised of 22 full-time faculty members and offers undergraduate, masters, and doctoral programs in the academic areas of exercise science, physical education, health promotion, and sport leadership. KHP serves as the academic focus for more than 900 undergraduate and graduate students who are seeking degree programs in the department. 
One of the primary specializations at the master’s level is Sport Leadership. We anticipate the addition of an undergraduate degree program in Sport Industries in Fall 2023. 
 
This position is in the Regular Title Series faculty category and requires the faculty member to teach 12 credits per year in the Sport Leadership and anticipated Sport Industries programs. The Regular Title Series appointment requires the faculty member to also perform research/scholarly and service-related activities. The position will also be expected to collaboratively develop a new center for sport, encourage philanthropy, develop partnerships with colleges (Business, Law, Communications etc.) on campus, and develop relationships with the University of Kentucky Athletic Department. The Blanda professor will be expected to serve on graduate student committees and mentor graduate student research.
 
Applicants should include, along with the nomination form, a detailed cover letter noting academic credentials and professional experience related to the responsibilities and qualifications for this position (upload under Cover Letter); a curriculum vitae (upload under Curriculum Vitae); copies of student evaluations of the candidate’s teaching (upload under Specific Request 1 as one document); copies of at least two peer-reviewed publications (upload under Specific Request 2 as one document); and detailed contact information for three or more professional references that can speak to the candidate’s qualifications (references will be contacted for finalists only) (upload under Specific Request 3). Transcripts will be required of all finalists for the position.
 
Responsibilities: Pursue excellence in teaching, research, and service. Successful candidates will be expected to teach a two-two course load consisting of undergraduate and graduate courses serving most of our Sport Leadership and anticipated Sport Industries majors. Courses taught may include research methods, event management, sport and fitness marketing, and global sport. There may be opportunities for course development in the candidate’s area(s) of specialization.
 
The candidate would also be expected to develop and maintain an active research agenda with publications in top tier refereed sport management related journals; contributes to Sport Leadership graduate program and the proposed Sport Industries undergraduate program; collaborate internally and external partners to develop a potential center for sport (e.g., grant writing, program planning, etc.); provide support and advice students across departmental undergraduate programs; provide service to the department, College, and University of Kentucky; and support community partnerships. The college particularly welcomes candidates with knowledge, skills, and abilities that include:
 
  • Commitment to diversity and university initiatives supportive of diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Interest in participating in student-centered service activities
  • Desire to apply expertise in promoting community and civic engagement with the College’s many community partners. 
 
Faculty members within KHP are highly valued, significantly contribute to teaching, research and service within the program, and serve in important leadership and supportive roles within the department. Additional responsibilities may include participating in curriculum assessment and development, contributing to program administration, and providing service to community and professional organizations.

Applications: Application materials must include a cover letter noting academic credentials and professional experience related to the responsibilities and qualifications for this position (upload under Cover Letter); a curriculum vitae (upload under Curriculum Vitae); copies of student evaluations of the candidate’s teaching (upload under Specific Request 1); copies of at least two peer-reviewed publications (upload under Specific Request 2); statement of diversity, (upload under Specific Request 3); teaching statement with specific reflections about the candidate’s experiences teaching diverse populations, (upload under Specific Request 4); and detailed contact information for three or more professional references that can speak to the applicant’s qualifications (references will be contacted for finalists only) (upload under Specific Request 5). Transcripts will be required of all finalists for the position.
Questions regarding the position may be directed to Dr. Marta Mack-Washington (marta.mack-washington@uky.edu) or Dr. Justin K. Nichols (justin.nichols2@uky.edu), Co-Chairs of Search Committee, KHP Department, phone (859) 257-5826.
 
For relevant information about the KHP Department, visit the following websites: University of Kentucky (http://www.uky.edu/); College of Education (http://education.uky.edu/); Department of Kinesiology and Health Promotion (http://education.uky.edu/KHP/).
 
The University of Kentucky and its College of Education are strongly committed to increasing diversity in their community of students and faculty. Individuals with ethnically diverse backgrounds are actively encouraged to contact us to explore interest in this position.
The University of Kentucky is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Given the COVID-19 pandemic, and the need to protect our university community including our students, staff, faculty and visitors, the University of Kentucky is requiring COVID-19 vaccination for all new hires prior to starting employment. Therefore, as of October 18, 2021, all new hires prior to their first day of employment must submit appropriate documentation showing, i) completion of the first vaccination against COVID-19, or ii) completion of the full vaccination series against COVID-19, or iii) approved exemption (medical contraindications or a sincerely held religious belief) through the formal exemption process from the COVID-19 vaccination requirement. For those employees who have completed the first vaccination against COVID-19 prior to their first day of employment, the second vaccination (if applicable) must be completed following the vaccination recommended schedule to be considered fully vaccinated.
Skills / Knowledge / Abilities
The college particularly welcomes candidates with knowledge, skills, and abilities that include:
 
  • Commitment to diversity and university initiatives supportive of diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Interest in participating in student-centered service activities
  • Desire to apply expertise in promoting community and civic engagement with the College’s many community partners. 
Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No
Preferred Education/Experience
Preference will be given to those with previous experience teaching online and hybrid courses, using web-based course management systems; experience as undergraduate or graduate program director/coordinator; an established record of grant funded projects; and experience playing or working for a professional sports team.
Deadline to Apply
Open Until Filled Yes
University Community of Inclusion
The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus. 
 
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities. 
 
Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

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Posted: 2022-03-16 Expires: 2022-06-17

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