Assistant Professor of Sport Management

Rice University – Houston, TX

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Position Title Assistant Professor of Sport Management
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Department Sport Management
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Position Description

The Department of Sport Management is now accepting applications for a tenure-track position to assist in further developing a premier undergraduate Sport Management department at one of the nations most respected universities. The appointment will be made at the rank of Assistant Professor and will begin on July 1, 2019. The primary focus of this faculty member will be the field of sport analytics both the performance side and the business side.

Assistant professors are expected to teach undergraduate courses and perform research in their specialized area. Therefore, successful candidates will have a promising research agenda and strong analytical and empirical skills as well as aspire to the highest standards of scholarship, professional activity, and commitment to undergraduate education. Candidates must currently have a Ph.D. or complete the Ph.D. by July 1, 2019.

The search committee will begin reviewing applications on Feb. 15 and will continue until the position is filled.

Students who major in Sport Management at Rice University have the option of earning a concentration in Sport Analytics. Daryl Morey and Jeff Luhnow, the General Managers for the Houston Rockets and Houston Astros respectively, are both adjunct professors in the Department of Sport Management at Rice University. For information about the Department of Sport Management, go to

Rice University, a private university with an undergraduate enrollment of 4,000 students, is located in Houston, Texas, the 4th largest city in the United States. In the U.S. News & World Report rankings, Rice University is tied at #16 with Cornell and just ahead of Notre Dame. This ranking places Rice University as one of the top 1% of universities in the United States.

Houston offers abundant opportunities to interact with our numerous sport organizations including six teams at the professional level (NBA, MLB, NFL, NWSL, MLS, XFL). Houston is also home to the PGAs Houston Open, the Insperity Invitational, the U.S. Clay Court Championships, the Texas Bowl, and the Houston Marathon. Since 2004, Houston has twice hosted the Super Bowl as well as the NCAA Final Four, Copa Amrica Centenario, the Gold Cup, the MLB All-Star Game, the NBA All-Star Game, and the World Series. The College Football Playoff Championship Game will be played in Houston in 2024. The 2026 World Cup will have several matches played in Houston.

Rice is a premier university with an outstanding work environment. It offers an academic atmosphere and a beautiful wooded campus within one block of Houstons museum district. Rice has excellent employee benefits, competitive salaries and educational opportunities, as well as a truly congenial atmosphere.

Rice University is an Equal Opportunity Employer with commitment to diversity at all levels, and considers for employment qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status.

Education Required PhD or other Doctoral Degree
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PhD, or PhD requirements must be fulfilled by July 1 of the year employment commences to be hired as an assistant professor.

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