Lecturer or Assistant Professor of Esport Management
Neumann University's School of Business, which is accredited by ACBSP, invites applications for a full-time faculty position in Sport Management with a focus in Esport Management at the rank of Lecturer or Assistant Professor to begin in August 2023. Salary and rank will be commensurate with experience.
Teaching responsibilities will be four courses per semester at the undergraduate or graduate level. The faculty member will be expected to be research active, provide high-quality teaching, serve on departmental, school and/or university committees as appropriate, and advise students.
This position will come with the responsibility to develop an Esports program to align with market demand, advise esports students, teach esports business and/or sport management classes as needed, and work with an advisory board for the esports program. The successful candidate will work closely with other disciplines across the university to create a vibrant Esport ecosystem.
Strong applicants will have a demonstrated ability to develop and effectively teach a variety of Esport business courses (in face-to-face, hybrid, and online environments) and understand the competitive Esport landscape. ?Additionally, strong applicants will?have an established network of professionals from the Esport and gaming community to include publishers, developers, Esport institutions / leagues, Esport event organizers, and professional Esport athletes.
Candidates should have strong communication skills, a demonstrated commitment to teaching excellence, and a student orientation. Ideal candidates should demonstrate applied teaching experience and the ability to teach effectively in face-to-face, hybrid, and online environments. All faculty members are expected to engage in student-focused activities such as advising, career mentoring, enrollment, and retention.
Minimum Requirements: An earned Master’s Degree appropriate to the subject area being taught and demonstrated professional activity.
For full consideration, applications must include the following materials: a letter of interest that addresses the candidate’s teaching and practical industry experience as well as the candidate’s appreciation for, and congruence with, the Catholic Franciscan mission of the University; a curriculum vitae; copies of graduate transcripts (official copies will be required at the time of hire); teaching philosophy, and teaching evaluations or other evidence of demonstrated excellence in undergraduate/graduate instruction. Letters of recommendation will only be required of finalists for the position.
Additionally, Neumann University is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion in higher education. The University seeks candidates whose teaching, research and/or service has prepared them to contribute to diversity and inclusion in our academic community. Applicants are asked to submit a diversity and inclusion statement explaining how their teaching, scholarship and/or service, contributes to building and supporting diverse and inclusive communities.
Complete application materials are due by December 15th. We intend to process applications promptly and schedule interviews expeditiously.