Tenure-Track Faculty Position (Open Rank) Sports Economics/Sports and Public Policy

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How to Apply

For full consideration, interested candidates should submit the following materials electronically through Interfolio: http://apply.interfolio.com/108845 by October 31, 2022. The search committee may extend this deadline as needed.

The below materials should be consolidated into 1 (one) PDF document before uploading to Interfolio.  

  • Cover letter

  • Curriculum vitae

  • Research statement (up to 2 pages)

  • Teaching statement (1 page)

  • Diversity statement (1 page), outlining how your research, teaching, service and/or outreach activities contribute to enhancing diversity, equity and inclusion.  Please refer to this site for additional resources. 

  • Up to three examples of research publications.

  • Full names and email addresses for three references. 

Review of applications will begin November 1st, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. The start date for the position is Fall 2023.  Nominations, applications, and expressions of interest will be held in confidence, and references will be contacted only with the candidate’s permission.

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For questions about the position, please contact the Search Committee Chair: Dr. Mark Rosentraub, msrosen@umich.edu, 734-647-1309. 


The Sport Management program in the School of Kinesiology at the University of Michigan is pleased to announce searches for new tenure-track faculty members as part of a strategic hiring initiative targeting emerging and multidisciplinary themes. These new faculty members will join our program’s current complement of 18 faculty members serving more than 500 students enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs. This position is ideally suited for candidates interested in leading or participating in multidisciplinary research teams, depending on rank. We seek new colleagues with skills and a research record that emphasizes quantitative analyses focused on sports economics and/or sport and public policy.  Successful candidates can be appointed at the assistant, associate, or full professor levels.


Within sport economics or sports and public policy, secondary areas of research interest for new colleagues could include, but are not limited to, spatial and fiscal impacts of sport venues and real estate development on cities, collegiate sports, women’s professional sports leagues, and/or gender and race issues in sport.

Who We Are

The School of Kinesiology  is one of 19 independent academic units and one of seven health science schools and colleges within the University of Michigan. The School is led by a Dean (Lori Ploutz-Snyder) and has 33 tenure-line faculty, 8 clinical-line faculty, 25 part and full-time lecturers, and approximately 1100 undergraduate and graduate students across four programs (Sport Management, Movement Science, Athletic Training, and Applied Exercise Science). In the fall of 2020, the School of Kinesiology relocated to a completely renovated building (School of Kinesiology Building) with state-of-the-art research and teaching facilities in the heart of the University of Michigan Central Campus. The School celebrates and is committed to the ideals of diversity, equity, and inclusion and believe that they enrich the learning environment and enhance the school’s innovation and overall productivity; review more detail about our diversity commitment here

The University of Michigan is home to approximately 275 degree programs with Kinesiology housing four of 102 graduate programs rated in the top 10 nationally, providing unparalleled opportunity for collaboration. Collaborative opportunities exist both within the School of Kinesiology and with other units across campus. In addition to the many exciting achievements within the School of Kinesiology, the School has a strong record of partnering with other academic units in the University, consistent with the culture of the University of Michigan that places significant value on innovation across disciplines. Faculty members are encouraged to collaborate with experts across campus to work on important, interdisciplinary and ground-breaking projects. Internal funding opportunities exist to support collaborative teams.

Required Qualifications*

Applicants must hold a PhD in any one of several areas including but not limited to: economics; sport management; kinesiology; management; public policy and/or administration; and/or urban planning and design. Applicants from other disciplines with a strong record of quantitative research in areas related to sports economics or sports and public policy are also encouraged to apply.

Assistant Professor candidates should demonstrate academic independence with respect to: 1) publishing high-quality, peer reviewed research, 2) mentoring undergraduate and graduate students, 3) teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in their area of expertise and 4) having independent research funding or show outstanding promise for future funding.   

At the Associate or Full Professor rank, candidates will have also demonstrated a consistent and ongoing record of securing extramural research funding, have a research publication record commensurate with the expectations at the University of Michigan, as well as experience and skill in providing intellectual leadership that will advance the scholarly excellence of the Sport Management Program at the School of Kinesiology.

Underfill Statement

This position is posted as Assistant Professor/Associate Professor /Professor. The rank of the selected candidate will depend upon candidate's qualifications.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The School of Kinesiology seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives and ways of knowing and learning. The University of Michigan is supportive of the needs of dual career couples and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.