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Assistant Professor of Sport Administration

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Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati embarks upon its third century – building on the past and defining the future by leading urban, public universities into a new era of innovation and impact through its strategic direction, Next Lives Here. Underscoring the power of creativity, ingenuity, invention and inclusion, what’s Next will accelerate our unrivaled momentum, evidenced by eight straight years of record enrollment and rankings that include placement among America’s top 100 public universities by U.S. News & World Report. Home to a diverse student body of nearly 47,000 and more than 4,200 distinguished faculty, the university combines its Research 1 (Very High Research Activity) Carnegie Classification with a physical setting that The New York Times recently acclaimed as “the most ambitious campus design program in the country.


About the Sport Administration Program

The Sport Administration program began in 2008 and has experienced continued growth since its inception. The Bachelor of Science in Sport Administration has approximately 350 student majors. The Master of Science in Sport Administration is an online graduate program focusing on Interscholastic and Intercollegiate Athletic Administration. The graduate program has approximately 110 students. Future plans include adding a doctoral degree.


Based on the Carnegie Foundation Classification System, The University of Cincinnati (www.uc.edu) is a Doctoral Granting Research University with very high research activity (RU/VH).  It is part of Ohio’s higher education system with approximately 47,000 students in attendance. The Sport Administration Program is located within the School of Human Services in the College of Education, Criminal Justice and Human Services. The School also includes undergraduate and graduate programs in Health Promotion and Education (Community Health and Exercise), School Psychology, Counseling, and Substance Abuse Counseling. The School is a leader in online course and program development, and there are many active collaborative activities across programs and with community partners.

Job Overview

The University of Cincinnati is currently accepting applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Sport Administration.

Minimum Requirements

  • An earned Doctorate (or projected completion by August 15, 2022) in Sport Administration or related field;
  • A clear and active research agenda, including publications, presentations, and experience in grant writing or the potential for external funding;
  • The ability to teach a variety of undergraduate and graduate sport administration courses (both online and on campus),
  • Recruit and provide mentorship to graduate students.

Essential Functions

  •   Maintaining an active research agenda including publications, presentations, grant writing and/or pursuit of external funding consistent with the Program and University focus on research excellence;
  • Teaching a diverse set of undergraduate and graduate courses including online courses;
  • Assisting with program growth and development including curriculum and degree planning;
  • Engaging in university, professional, and community service.


Additionally, our program is looking to expand in several potential strategic directions:

  • Furthering our program’s involvement with interscholastic and intercollegiate athletic management,
  • Training/experience with advanced quantitative research methods/statistics for our doctoral program and research collaborations,
  • Research/teaching interests exploring emerging areas of the sport industry (e.g., NIL legislation, digital currencies and NFTs, eSports, gambling, sport development, etc…).

Additional Qualifications Considered

We are committed to increasing the diversity of the university community. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply and identify their strengths or experiences in this area.

Application Process

Review of applications will begin October 15. Start date for the position is August 15, 2022. Salary is commensurate with experience. Applications require a cover letter, curriculum vita, official transcripts of all college work, and the names and contact information for three professional references.


In your cover letter, please speak to the following:

  • Your long-term goals as a scholar, especially as they relate to the UC Sport Administration program,
  • Your experiences and goals as an educator,
  • How you can contribute to one or more area of potential program growth detailed above.


Candidates may be asked to submit teaching philosophy and/or research statements at a later date.


Please direct all questions and other correspondence to:

Jason M. Simmons, PhD

Associate Professor and Search Committee Chair





The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.


As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).


The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.


REQ: 71201


Assistant Professor of Sport Administration

Date:  Jan 22, 2022

Cincinnati, OH, US

Facility:  Main Campus

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

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