Assistant/Associate Professor – Recreation, Tourism and Sport Management

Department: Recreation, Tourism & Sport Management
Rank: Assistant/Associate
Specialization(s): Sport Management
Search # 20-031


Located in historic New Haven, a city rich in art and culture, Southern Connecticut State University is a diverse and student-centered university dedicated to academic excellence, access, and service for the public good.  Southern provides a supportive and welcoming environment for all members of its community through a campus wide commitment to social justice.  SCSU is a flourishing community of approximately 10,000 students, located less than three miles from downtown New Haven, with easy access to New York and Boston. 


The Department of Recreation, Tourism, & Sport Management has experienced increasing enrollments and offers undergraduate degrees in Sport Management and Recreation & Leisure Studies. Additionally, the Department offers graduate degrees in Sport & Entertainment Management, Recreation Administration, and Recreation Therapy.

Brief Description of Duties/Responsibilities:

Southern invites applications from individuals who believe in the mission of public higher education and are committed to outstanding teaching and scholarship. Successful candidates will be disciplinary scholars devoted to a student-centric approach.


The Department of Recreation, Tourism, & Sport Management seeks a qualified faculty member to fill a full time, tenure-track opening to begin August 2020.  Successful candidates will be expected to teach at the undergraduate and/or graduate levels as well as advising undergraduate student interns. Scholarly activities, productive service, and student advisement are required.  Engagement with the sport business/practitioner community is expected.

Required Qualifications

  • Earned doctorate in Sport Management or related field; ABD candidates considered.  If ABD, candidate must provide evidence of earned doctorate by the time of appointment.
  • Teaching experience that aligns with the department’s current Sport Management curriculum.
  • Evidence of the ability to teach effectively at the university level and to engage in meaningful scholarship, including peer-reviewed publications and grant funded activities.
  • Evidence of excellent oral and written communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications

Preference will be given to candidates who possess: 1) at least two years of college-level teaching experience; 2) the ability to teach in a variety of formats (on-ground, hybrid, online); 3) experience engaging with and mentoring a diverse group of undergraduate students; 4) experience in the sport industry and/or in higher education environments; 5) experience in academic program development/coordination, and/or 6) experience with and/or understanding of COSMA accreditation standards.

Application Process:

Please submit a letter of interest, current curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and a list of three professional references electronically to: RTSM-SMT Search Committee Chair at  Best consideration will be given to complete applications received by Friday, October 18, 2019.  The position will remain open until filled.


SCSU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer. The University seeks to enhance the diversity of its faculty and staff. People of color, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.