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Assistant Professor
Post Date: 11/04/2020
Close Date: 01/18/2021
North Dakota State University

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$50,000 - $69,999

Fargo, ND

Job Description:
Position Description & Details:

The Department of Health, Nutrition, and Exercise Sciences (HNES) at North Dakota State University (NDSU) invites applications for a 9-month Assistant or Associate Professor, tenure-track position in the area of Sport Management to begin in the Fall of 2021. This position’s workload is 40 percent teaching (12 credits/year), 40 percent research, 10 percent advising, and 10 percent service. Responsibilities will include supporting NDSU’s land-grant mission of teaching, research, and service.

The successful candidate will teach undergraduate level courses in the Sport Management program and graduate level courses in department graduate programs; participate in academic advising of both undergraduate and graduate students; serve on graduate student committees; establish an independent line of research and publish in scholarly journals; seek external funding to support scholarly activity; be active in professional organizations; and provide service to the department, college, university, and community; work effectively with colleagues across disciplines and/or community organizations; contribute to department governance and foster a collaborative community across the HNES department.

The Sport Management program is an active program of 120 students with a strong and stable student organization. The program prioritizes experiential learning through national trips and active learning in the classroom. The Sport Management program has established industry partnerships connecting students with working professionals. Learn more about the Sport Management program here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4QjhSq0EM-k. The HNES department is housed within the College of Human Sciences and Education and includes five undergraduate programs, six graduate programs, and 30 faculty and staff members. There are approximately 420 undergraduates and 100 graduate students within the department (https://www.ndsu.edu/hnes/).

NDSU is distinctive as a student-focused, land grant, research university, with approximately 13,000 students enrolled. NDSU is committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse community and operationalizing this component of its strategic plan.

The Carnegie Commission on Higher Education has ranked NDSU among the top 100 public universities in the country. NDSU is in the elite category of "Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity," with total research expenditures topping $153 million in the most recent National Science Foundation survey.

Fargo is the largest city in North Dakota and part of the Fargo-Moorhead metropolitan area (population - 200,000). Fargo was recently ranked #8 among the best 100 Places to Live (by Livability) and #5 among the 10 Best Places to Raise Kids (by smartassetTM). Fargo has a vibrant downtown, thriving school districts, numerous parks and recreation opportunities, and is known for its low-cost of living and safe neighborhoods. Check out these websites to learn more about Fargo: https://www.fargomoorhead.org/ and https://www.fmwfchamber.com/why-fmwf.

Applicant Materials Required:

A complete application packet will include: 1) a letter of application addressing the position qualifications, 2) a current curriculum vitae, 3) the names and contact information for at least three professional references, 4) unofficial copies of all degree granting transcripts, 5) teaching philosophy (2-3 pages), and 6) short and long-term research agenda (2 page maximum).

Screening of applicants will begin on January 18, 2021 and proceed until the position is filled. Women and traditionally under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.

For more information regarding this position, please contact Dr. Jenny Linker, search committee chair, at jenny.linker@ndsu.edu or 701-231-8676 (office phone).


NDSU offers a comprehensive benefits package with includes single or family health insurance coverage with premiums paid for by the university – with an effective date for new employees the first of the month following date of hire. Other benefits include, wellness benefits, basic life insurance, retirement plan, tuition waiver, annual leave, EAP, sick leave and holiday pay. Optional benefits include supplemental life, dental, vision, long-term care insurance, flexible spending account, and supplemental retirement plans.
North Dakota State University is distinctive as a student focused, land-grant, research university. Our main campus is located in Fargo, ND with Extension Service and Research Experiment Station locations across the entire state. NDSU has been listed in the Top 100 public research universities in the United States for research and development in agricultural sciences, psychology and social sciences, based on reported research expenditures.

NDSU is an exciting place to work offering a stimulating and diverse environment richly populated with people pursuing life-long learning and personal growth. Employees often attend on-campus cultural events, lectures, athletic events and enjoy walks through our beautiful campus.

NDSU employs over 6000 full-time and part-time employees across the state, making it the second largest employer in the community. NDSU is the best college in ND, according to Money Magazine (September 2018). NDSU was named a 2019 Best Value College by Forbes. Fargo made Livability.com’s top 10 list of cities to find a job and ranked at #11 for best places to live overall.

NDSU offers a wide array of professional opportunities including faculty, executive, managerial, professional, technical, paraprofessional, office support, servers and crafts/trades. Like a small city, NDSU operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Full time employees are offered a superb benefit package to include 100% company paid health insurance premiums and tuition assistance for employees and immediate family members. All of us at NDSU play an important role in serving our students and public constituencies. We encourage motivated and talented team members that thrive in a higher-ed environment to join our university!


With energy and momentum, North Dakota State University addresses the needs and aspirations of people in a changing world by building on our land-grant foundation.
No Smoking Notice:

As an employer, the State of North Dakota prohibits smoking in all places of state employment in accordance with N.D.C.C. § 23-12-10.

EO/AA Statement:

North Dakota State University is an Equal Opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, gender expression/identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, participation in lawful off-campus activity, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, public assistance status, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, spousal relationship to current employee, or veteran status, as applicable.

Veteran’s Preference Notice:

This position is subject to North Dakota Veteran’s Preference requirements.

Minimum Qualifications:

1. PhD in sport management or closely related field from an accredited institution (PhD degree completion required by August 15, 2021)

2. Teaching experience within Sport Management or related field

3. Evidence of potential to engage in scholarly activities

4. Effective oral and written communication skills

5. Commitment to diversity and inclusion

Preferred Qualifications:

1. Evidence of high-quality instruction, advising, and mentoring of students

2. Peer-reviewed publications

3. History of seeking external funding to support scholarly research

4. Membership and involvement in professional organizations

5. Evidence of industry-related experience in Sport Management

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