Instructor of Sports Business

University of Oregon
Eugene, OR
Human Resources: Academic Advisor
Department: Lundquist College of Business, Department of Marketing
Rank: Instructor
Annual Basis: 9 Month

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Submit your application online by uploading a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching interests, evidence of teaching performance, and names and current contact information for at least three professional references.

Department Summary:
The Lundquist College of Business (LCB) is one of seven schools housing academic programs on the University of Oregon campus.  The college works cooperatively with other UO Colleges and Schools to prepare students for a broad range of career paths.  There are approximately 50 full-time faculty members, 45 instructors and adjuncts, 40 administrative positions, 30 staff members, 1200 undergraduate majors, 2,250 pre-business majors, 1200 undergraduate minors, 170 master’s students and 30 doctoral students.

The University of Oregon and the Lundquist College of Business is committed to creating a more inclusive and diverse institution and seeks candidates with demonstrated potential to contribute positively to its diverse community.  Additionally, Lundquist is committed to providing high quality teaching that incorporates critical thinking and experiential learning. 

Position Summary:
The Department of Marketing, Lundquist College of Business, University of Oregon is seeking an innovative instructor at the Instructor or Senior Instructor I level to teach in a growing sports business curriculum.  Employment begins September 16, 2018. This is a 9-month instructional contract, full time, renewable.  Summer teaching opportunities may be available. 

Responsibilities for this position(s) include:
  1. This position will teach up to eight (8) courses at either the graduate or undergraduate level. Courses may be related to Sports Business (Sports Marketing, Branding, Sports Product Management, Sponsorship, Sports, Sports & Society, Finance, or Operations) and/or subjects such as Marketing, Management, Brand Management, and Product Development. Course load to be adjusted based on additional scholarship and/or instructional duties assigned by Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs.
  2. Service expectations: .20 FTE - activities could include departmental, college, or university committees; responsibilities in recognized professional organizations; service major service as a club adviser.
  3. Although NTTF faculty have no obligation for research or scholarship, a commitment to field- based research in the interface of sports-business related fields is highly desirable.
  4. Professional development related to teaching and service: professional development conference attendance and staying current in field critical. May include service as thesis for undergraduate honors program (university).
  5. Undergraduate and graduate advising: minor undergraduate advising
  6. Student contact and communication: office hours and advising students on group projects. 

Based on the qualifications of the successful candidate, a named appointment may be possible recognizing leadership and experience to bridge the gap between academics and industry practice.  The expectation would be that the successful candidate would provide the guidance and education necessary for undergraduate and graduate students to prepare for a career in sports business, working from a firsthand knowledge of how the industry operates.

Minimum Requirements:
  • Master’s degree in closely related field.
  • Two years prior teaching experience. For appointment at rank of senior instructor, six years of proven teaching experience is necessary.
  • Significant (3+ years) documented experience in the sports business industry at the time of appointment (work experience, publications, licensure, presentations or equivalent in the last three years).

Professional Competencies:
  • Strong analytical skills and excellent communication skills are required.
  • Ability to work effectively with students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds. • Candidates must demonstrate interest, experience and/or ability to promote cultural competency and/or diversity. 

Preferred Qualifications:
  • PhD in related field.
  • Experience teaching at both undergraduate and graduate level in business and/or sports business courses.
  • Experience teaching in large lecture settings.
  • Industry experience in sports business including a network of industry contacts who will be valuable in helping create high quality relationships with companies, organizations, and individuals in the sports marketing industry.

The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off.  For more information about benefits, visit 

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status.

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 the statement of non-discrimination. 

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