Assistant Professor of Finance and Marketing
The Department of Sport and Entertainment Management at the University of South Carolina (Columbia, SC) invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor rank. This is a 9-month position with primary teaching and research interests in Sport and Entertainment Finance or Sport and Entertainment Marketing; secondary teaching or research interests in one or more of the following: college athletics, esports, labor, economics, sponsorship, ticket sales, venue management, sport or entertainment law, and ethics. The Department consists of over 20 full time faculty, many of whom are NASSM/SMA Research Fellows, editors or review board members of top tier academic journals, and executive officers of leading discipline-focused associations. The Department offers a BS degree in Sport and Entertainment Management, an MS in Sport and Entertainment Management, a Ph.D. in Sport and Entertainment Management, and is consistently ranked by Sport Business International as a world leader in the delivery of Sport Management programs. Further, the department is housed in the College of Hospitality, Retail, and Sport Management, which offers a wide range of tertiary academic programs and research, affording interdisciplinary opportunities for students and faculty. There are two research centers in the department: the College Sport Research Institute (CSRI) and the Center for the Advancement of Sport and Entertainment (CASE). Annually, the department hosts the Sport, Entertainment, and Venues Tomorrow conference (SEVT) and the College Research Sport Institute Conference (CSRI). With deep ties to the sport and entertainment industry and several industry leaders in faculty positions, the department regularly features executive lectures and industry panels, hosts guest speakers and high-profile visitors, and conducts a wide range of consulting projects for key constituents. Details about the College of Hospitality, Retail, and Sport Management are available on the uofsc website: https://sc.edu/study/colleges_schools/hrsm/index.php.
Minimum Qualifications: Earned doctorate in Sport Management, Entertainment Management, or a related discipline by the start date of employment (ABDs considered); primary teaching and research interests in Sport and Entertainment Finance or Sport and Entertainment Marketing; secondary teaching or research interests in one or more of the following: college athletics, esports, labor, economics, sponsorship, ticket sales, venue management, sport or entertainment law, and ethics; an active research agenda with a demonstrated ability to generate impactful, peer-reviewed research in premier outlets; strong evidence of (or potential to attract) external funding; a demonstrated ability to deliver high quality classroom instruction.
Position Responsibilities: Develop and sustain a program of excellence in research; teach courses in Sport and Entertainment management; pursue external funding opportunities related to research agenda; provide mentoring and guidance to students in the major; collaborate with other departmental faculty in the general mission of the unit; serve on Department, College, or University committees as needed.
Initial review of applicants will commence October 4, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. The required application documents for consideration include: 1) a letter of intent describing how the candidate's professional/academic experiences and research profile match the position and 2) a current curriculum vitae/resume. Questions may be directed to the search committee chairperson, Dr. Nick Watanabe (firstname.lastname@example.org). The appointment start date will be either January 1, 2022 or August 16, 2022. Candidates selected to final round interviews will be required to submit three letters of recommendation on official letterhead with wet signatures. To view the full posting and submit application materials, direct access is provided through the following address: https://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/104459
The University of South Carolina is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information. The University of South Carolina continues to build a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and encourages applications from underrepresented populations. The University of South Carolina also provides family-friendly policies to provide an academic culture that is supportive of faculty and their families.The Chronicle of Higher Education. Keywords: Finance - Assistant Professor, Location: Columbia, SC - 29208