At the Department of Sports Sciences, Malmö University, a full-time, tenured position as senior lecturer in Sport Management, specifically marketing, branding, and sponsoring, to be filled as soon as possible. This is the first position at the department that is exclusively dedicated to the study of sports economics. We are looking for a highly qualified researcher and educational professional to fill this position and develop this particular field of study within the multi-disciplinary environment of our department.
The Department of Sport Sciences
The position is at the Department of Sport Sciences (IDV), which educates students at the undergraduate as well as advanced levels, including PhD studies. Education and research at the Department is largely based on the social sciences and humanities. We are currently c. 40 scholars, educators and researchers including three full professors, with a background in history, political science, cultural geography, cultural studies, law, sociology of law, sociology, ethnology, psychology, economy, economic history, physiology, and physical education. We also work on collaborative projects and commissioned work, regionally, nationally and internationally. The department cooperates with some 450 partners outside the university.
Specialist tasks and areas of responsibility
The position is focused on the management and marketing of sports, including branding, sponsoring and related issues, and the successful applicant is expected to have knowledge of strategic management of sports-related activities and be able to analyze of the role of sport in the commercial entertainment industry, labor, tourism and regional development, and as a field of social innovation. The focus is sport, economics, law and organization, and societal trends such as the commercialization of sport, city marketing, sponsorship, sports business and sports as consumer culture. The tasks include teaching, research and development, and the successful applicant is expected to contribute to the scholarly environment, to attend and actively participate in seminars etc., as well as to contribute to the research community through with own scientific production and publishing, through participation at conferences and applying for research grants. Collaboration with actors beyond the research community is an integral part of the work at the department. The position demands the skills to lead the development work that is of concern to the department, particularly issues relating to sport management.
To qualify for appointment as lecturer, applicants must have:
- A PhD or equivalent qualification, or other skills that are important with regard to the subject matter and duties that is involved.
- Pedagogical training equivalent to 15 credits or equivalent experience.
- Pedagogical experience.
For appointment as lecturer, Malmö University also requires:
-Ability to work with the community and to provide information about activities within the remit.
- Ability to develop, implement and manage activities.
- Good interpersonal skills.
For the current employment, documented ability to teach in English is required.
Evaluation of qualifications of applicants is the degree of expertise and capability that is required to qualify as above. Particular attention is paid to the scientific and pedagogical skills. These two areas of expertise are given equal importance in the assessment.
Further, the following gives additional advantage:
- Documented experience of teaching in sport management/sport marketing.
- Documented experience of teaching and research in multi-disciplinary environments, international experience in teaching and/or research, as well as experience in teaching and supervision at graduate and postgraduate level.
Head of Department, Kristian Sjövik,
The position is permanent and full-time with access as soon as possible or by appointment. Malmö University applies a system of individual salary negotiations and can apply a probationary period.
Malmö University is a workplace and an institution that is characterized by an open and inclusive approach, in which diversity and equality add value to our activities.
Applications should be sent to Malmö University, Learning and Society, Registrar, SE-205 06 Malmö, Sweden. Your application must be received no later
than 2012-06-15. Mark your application with the reference number, LS41-2012/526. We want you to send your application via postal mail (not e-mail).
The application must be accompanied by:
1. Signed CV
2. Attested copies of certificates
3. A selection of relevant publications, related to pedagogical (5) and/or scientific (5) productions.
4. A minor research plan, related to the management and marketing of sports.
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