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Assistant Professor of Recreation and Sport Management

Dixie State University
Job Location:
St. George, Utah
Sport Management
Salary: $60,000.00 - $64,000.00 Annually

Location: St. George, UT

Job Type: Full-Time Faculty

Division: College of Health Sciences

Job Number: 22FAC719-1

Position Announcement

TheDepartment ofHealth & Human Performanceat Dixie State University in St. George, Utah, invites applicationsfor a full-timetenure-track faculty positionin Recreation and Sport Managementto start Fall Semester or August 2022.This position directly supports theBachelor'sdegree in Recreation and Sport Management and associated certificates, emphases, and minors through course instruction and collaborative curriculum management. Candidates with specializations and expertise in any aspect of the recreation and sport industry will be considered. Candidates with the ability to enhance and expand curriculum offerings within revenue generation and sport sales, sport marketing, sport analytics, and/or coaching education are preferred. Other responsibilities for the position include support for student learning and success, active participation in university and professional service, and engagement in scholarly and creative activities.More information about thedepartment, faculty, and its degree offeringscan be found onlineat

  • Teach 24 creditsper academic year, usually a 4-4 course schedule, primarily in-person.
  • Develop and deliver courses in the recreation and sport management curriculum, utilizing both in-person and online modes of delivery.
  • Hold regular office hours, attend regular department meetings, vote on department issues, and advise on student assessment as needed.
  • Serve on university, college, and department committee and engage in communityand professionaldiscipline service activities.
  • Engage in scholarly and creative activities resulting in the sharing of knowledge through teaching, presentations, publications, and other appropriate outlets.
  • Perform other duties as assignedby the Program Chair, Department Chair, and/or Dean.
  • Doctoraldegreeina closely related field, with at least one graduate degree in Sport Management, required.
  • Evidence of, or potential for, excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels(finalists will be required to demonstrate competence via a teaching demonstration).
  • Strong interpersonalcommunication skillswith students,staffand colleagues, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to develop collaborative relationships across disciplines and with externalsport and leisure organizations.
  • Evidence of developed, or ability to develop, sustained contributions of scholarly and creative activities of discovery and/or teaching resulting in the sharing of knowledge through presentations, publications, and other appropriate outlets.
  • Online teaching experience and course development preferred.
  • At least five (5) years of practical industry-specific experience preferred.
  • Experience developing and working with student clubs preferred.
Supplemental Information

POSITION DETAILS, COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS: Full-time (9-month) faculty position. Faculty service begins August 2022, with pay & benefits starting July 1, 2022. Annual salary of $60,000 - $64,000, depending upon qualifications & experience; additional compensation available for summer/overload teaching.Excellent benefits package included that begins on start date; includes medical, dental, vision, employee assistance and wellness programs, life, disability, retirement, undergraduate tuition waivers for employees and eligible dependents, etc. See under "Benefits Summary" for more details.

ELECTRONIC APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Application review begins October 25, 2021;position open until filled. Candidates must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, contact information for three professional references (including email addresses), transcripts, and a Student Success Statement (approximately one page, single-spaced, about their teaching or other experience, successes, and challenges in working with a diverse student population). Please upload all of the requested documents when you submit your application. Employment is contingent upon successful completion and certification of required degrees and upon successfully passing a background check. If, because of a disability, you need special services or facilities in order to apply for this opening, please call the Human Resources Office (435) 652-7520.

ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT:The Health and Human Performance Department offers a B.S. in Exercise Science, Population Health, and Recreation and Sport Management as well as a M.A.T. in Athletic Training. The department is housed in the College of Health Sciences. The department enrolls over 700 undergraduate students in the associated degree programs and serves roughly forty percent of the campus study body, each semester, through the activity program (FAST). The department values experiential learning and student engagement supporting the University's approach of "active learning, active life." The Recreation and Sport Management degree was created in 2017 and has strong relationships with the institution's athletics department, campus recreation, and community sport and leisure organizations. The program focuses on fostering healthy lifestyles, effective management of organizations, and the social and economic development of communities.

ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY:Dixie State University (DSU) is an open, inclusive, comprehensive, polytechnic institution committed to exceptional student learning and success. DSU has adopted an instructional approach of "active learning. active life" and a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship. We seek faculty and staff committed to creating an active, applied and career-oriented learning environment that is student-centered. Established in 1911 as a community college and in 2013 as a state university, DSU is located in picturesque southwestern Utah with its red rocks, desert climate, over 300 days of sunshine annually, and featuring easy access to world-class outdoor recreational opportunities. The nearest metropolitan area is Las Vegas, NV (120 miles), with amenities such as an international airport and professional sporting teams.Click here to learn more about the University.

Dixie State University is a fast-growing Utah public institution of higher education, with more than 12,000 students. We offer over 230 programs, including masters, bachelors, associates, certificates, endorsements, minors, and/or emphases. DSU seeks to recruit and retain diverse and ambitious faculty and staff who bring new ideas, possess values and career aspirations aligned with the mission and vision, and are inspired to build a premier open, inclusive, comprehensive, polytechnic university. DSU is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer; the President and employees of DSU are fully committed to Affirmative Action and within its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Dixie State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or DSU's non-discrimination policies:
  • Director of Equity Compliance / Title IX Coordinator: Hazel Sainsbury, HCC 579, 435-652-7747.
  • Deputy Title IX Coordinator: Abby Del Giacco, 435-652-7731.
For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit or contact:
  • U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights,, 800-421-3481.
  • U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office,, 303-844-5695.
In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.


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Highlights from DSU's benefits package include:
  • 14.2% retirement contribution, paid 100% by the employer (no match required), vested on day 1 of full-time employment;
  • Regular undergraduate tuition waiver (paid at 100%) for employee, spouse, and unmarried dependent children to take courses at Dixie State;
  • Full medical, dental, and vision plans, with low employee-paid premiums, that begins on day 1 of full-time employment;
  • Flexible Spending Accounts or Health Savings Accounts available;
  • Employer-paid basic life insurance & disability insurance coverage from day 1 of full-time employment;
  • Generous staff leave accruals, plus 12 paid holidays per calendar year.
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