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Colorado State University Assistant/Associate Professor of Sport Management in Fort Collins, Colorado

Working Title Assistant/Associate Professor of Sport Management

Position Location Fort Collins, CO

Posting Number 202100027F

Proposed Annual Salary Range $77-85K Commensurate based on experience and qualifications.

Employee Benefits

Colorado State University (CSU) is committed to providing employees with a strong and competitive benefits package that supports you, your health, and your family. Visit CSU’s Human Resources website for detailed benefit plan information for permanent full-time and part-time faculty and administrative professional employees in the following University benefit areas.

Position Type Faculty

Work Hours/Week 40

Description of Work Unit

Colorado State University is located in Fort Collins, a city of 151,000. Located 65 miles north of Denver, the city is nestled against the foothills of the Rocky Mountains and alongside the banks of the Cache La Poudre River. Fort Collins offers the convenience of a small town with the amenities of a larger city including a strong public school system, various recreational opportunities, cultural offerings, and dining venues. Residents experience a moderate 4-season climate with an average of 300 days of sunshine a year.

The College of Liberal Arts (CLA) is a community of arts, humanities, and social science scholars who study the cultural, social, environmental, and historical context in which we live, and examine what it means to be human. CLA students and faculty share a commitment to the well-being of the human community, the natural environment in which we live, and to the inspiration of the human spirit. Through our research and scholarship, we add to the world’s body of knowledge and artistry. This provides a comprehensive liberal arts education so that students can navigate their individual and communal paths through the human experience. The CLA serves over 6,400 undergraduate students and more than 500 graduate students with over 300 faculty members. There are now more than 50,000 Colorado State Unviersity CLA alumni all across the globe.

The Masters of Sport Management (MSM) is will be housed in a future part of the School of Public Policy and Innovative Leadership within the College of Liberal Arts. The MSM program aims to prepare dynamic leaders for tomorrow’s sport industry through scholarship, leadership, diversity, and quality academic and practical experience through a mixture of academic and applied education in areas such as sport governance, policy, marketing, communications and leadership. Drawing from interdisciplinary frameworks, all curriculum of the MSM program is geared towards providing students with the necessary skills and knowledge to become successful sport industry leaders. Graduates of the sport management master’s program will gain practical and theoretical knowledge to pursue a range of mid-high level positions in sport. Students are prepared to pursue leadership roles within sport equipped with critical understandings and tools for effective responsiveness to the shifts in industries of sport. Course instruction is delivered in both online and in-residence formats.

Tenure/Tenure Track? Yes

% Research 35

% Teaching 50

% Service 15

% Administration 0

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 03/08/2021

Number of Vacancies 1

Desired Start Date 08/16/2021

Position End Date

Position Summary

The Masters of Sport Management (MSM) program seeks a full time, tenure track faculty member at the rank of Assistant/Associate Professor. This will be a 9-month appointment with eligibility for future promotion to the rank of Professor. The successful candidate may be appointed at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor untenured or at the rank of Associate Professor and tenured, depending on the candidate’s experience and qualifications. The start date is August 16, 2021. The tenure home will be in the department appropriate to the successful candidate’s research area of focus. Competitive salaries will be commensurate with rank and qualifications.

Conditions of Employment Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires)

Required Job Qualifications

1) Terminal Degree in Sport Management, Sport Science, Sport Administration and/or related field or specialization in sport by position start date; 2) Evidence of professional creative/scholarly accomplishments in the candidate’s area of expertise commensurate with an appointment at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor; 3) Evidence of excellent communication skills; 4) Evidence of successful teaching in sport management and/or related field at the undergraduate and/or graduate level.

Preferred Job Qualifications

1) Evidence of at least 2 years successful teaching in sport management and/or a related field at the undergraduate or graduate level.; 2) Evidence demonstrating at least 2 years of sustained significant professional creative/scholarly accomplishments in the candidate’s area of expertise; 3) Ability to advance MSM and university commitment to diversity and inclusion through relevant programs, goals and activities; 4) Ability to engage in service and summer activities as is typical of all faculty 5) Ability to teach a various topics that may include Foundations of Sport Management, Business of Sport and Recreation, Governance and Policy in Sport and Leisure, Sport Economics and Finance, and specialty courses. 6) Preference will be given to applicants demonstrating ability to design and deliver sport management courses with intellectual, contemporary, and creative content supporting future professional employment. 7) Experience developing internship opportunities and providing students counsel on professional employment throughout the year.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants must submit: 1) A cover letter indicating experience as it relates to the required and preferred job qualifications; 2) Curriculum Vitae; 3) Statement of Teaching Philosophy; 4) A statement addressing your commitment to diversity and inclusion; 5) The names and contact information for 3 professional references that will be contacted at the semi-finalist stage;*

References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.

Background Check Policy Statement

Colorado State University strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will also be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the University, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

EEO Statement

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity ( is located in 101 Student Services.

The Acting Title IX Coordinator is the Vice President for Equity, Equal Opportunity and Title IX, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO. 80523-0160, (970) 491-1715,

The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Vice President for Equity, Equal Opportunity and Title IX, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836.

Diversity Statement

Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Search Contact Albert Bimper Jr;

Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Teaching/advising


Teach courses in the area of expertise. Advise and mentor students.

Percentage Of Time 50

Job Duty Category Research/creative activity


Engage in ongoing professional activity, engaged scholarship, and creative activity appropriate to the discipline of sport management, as per the candidate’s area of expertise.

Percentage Of Time 35

Job Duty Category Service and outreach


Appropriate university service is expected as is service to the sport management profession and outreach on a regional/national scale.

Percentage Of Time 15

References Requested

Minimum Requested 3

Maximum Requested 3

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  • Cover Letter

  • Curriculum Vitae

  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy

  • Statement of Commitment to Diversity

    Optional Documents