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Assistant Professor in Sport Leadership
University of Kentucky

Date Posted Nov. 4, 2019
Title Assistant Professor in Sport Leadership
University University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY, United States
Department 8G040:Kinesiology - Health Promotion
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date August 2020
  • Assistant Professor
  • Sport & Exercise Science
    Physical Education & Kinesiology
    Health Education & Promotion

The Department of Kinesiology and Health Promotion in the College of Education at the University of Kentucky is seeking candidates for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position with doctoral preparation in Sport Leadership (Ph.D., Ed.D. or equivalent), effective August 16, 2020. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

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 College of Education, is comprised of 25 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 1,100 undergraduate and graduate students who are seeking degree programs in the department. One of the primary areas of focus at the master’s level is Sport Leadership. We anticipate the addition of an undergraduate degree program in Sport Management in the near future.

This position requires the faculty member to teach 21 credits per year in Sport Leadership and other areas of need based on expertise. The Assistant Professor will have the opportunity to serve on graduate student thesis committees.

Required Qualifications: The successful candidate will possess an earned doctorate (Ph.D., Ed.D. or equivalent) in Sport Leadership/Management/Administration or a very closely related field. The search committee will only review applicants who have completed their doctoral studies upon submission of their materials. Applicants who have demonstrated successful teaching experience at the university graduate level will be more highly ranked than those without such experience.

Preferred (but not required) Qualifications: The successful candidate will submit evidence documenting development of undergraduate and graduate programs and have experience and training with designing online programs.

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 vita (upload under Curriculum Vita); copies of student evaluations of the candidate’s teaching (upload under Specific Request 1); 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 2). Transcripts will be required of all finalists for the position. The review of applications begins November 13th, 2019 and continues until the position is filled. Questions regarding the position may be directed to the search committee chair Dr. Steve Parker at

For relevant information about the KHP Department, visit the following websites: University of Kentucky (; College of Education (; Department of Kinesiology and Health Promotion (

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