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East Stroudsburg University’s Department of Sport Management is looking for a Tenure Track Assistant Professor, beginning August 2024. Located in the beautiful Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania, ESU’s proximity to New York City and Philadelphia provides convenient access to professional markets, careers, and social activities. Just minutes from campus are the country’s largest water parks, scenic Delaware Water Gap Recreation Area, Appalachian Trail, and other opportunities for recreational fun. 

ESU's Sport Management Department offers undergraduate and graduate programs as well as an accelerated B.S./M.S. program. Both undergraduate and graduate degree programs were granted accreditation from the COSMA (Commission on Sport Management Accreditation). ESU has the only COSMA-accredited graduate program in Pennsylvania, New York and New Jersey. The program offers a comprehensive foundation of courses and an opportunity for students to work towards careers as athletics administrators, game day event coordinators and general managers.

In addition to teaching responsibilities, the professor is expected to supervise internships; advise undergraduate and graduate students; engage in productive scholarly activities, which lead to quality referred publications; and serve on department/university committees. The employee should also be able to work with industry professionals, alumni, and community business leaders to create internship and job opportunities for students.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Teach undergraduate and graduate courses across the sport management curriculum in all or some of the following areas: Sport Facility Management, Sales Strategies in Sport Industry, Legal aspect of Sport, Sport Data Analytics, International Sport, as well as other areas of emphasis.
  • Advise undergraduate and graduate students in sport management programs.
  • Engage in productive scholarly research which leads to quality referred publications.
  • Serve on department/university committees.
  • Work with sport industry professionals, alumni, and community business leaders to create internship and job opportunities for students.


  • An earned doctoral degree (Ph.D. or Ed.D.) in Sport Management, or a closely related field, at least by the beginning of fall 2024 is required. ABDs are welcome to apply.
  • Experience teaching sport management courses as the instructor of record in higher education.
  • Demonstrate evidence or potential for scholarly activities such as publications and presentations.
  • Experience and knowledge in COSMA accreditation and previous sports industry experience are preferred.

What We Offer---

  • Outstanding benefits package including medical from date of hire, retirement contributions, employee wellness program, and paid leave
  • Family Tuition waivers: Every full-time employee will receive a full tuition waiver for all ESU courses for themselves, spouse/domestic partner, and children.  Every full-time employee will receive 50% tuition waiver at all PASSHE universities for themselves, spouse/domestic partner, and children.
  • Optional membership to PSECU Credit Union
  • Community commitment to living by the Warrior Code:   
  • Accountable for One's Actions  
  • Positive, Honest, and Loyal  
  • Committed to Self-Growth  
  • Willing to Sacrifice for the Greater Good  
  • Respectful of the Environment and Community  
  • Dedicated to Empowering Others  

CLOSE DATE:  11/1/2023

START DATE:  8/19/2024

Special Instructions to Applicant

Applicants are to apply through the ESU Job Portal and are required to attach a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts (official transcripts required before the appointment), and contact information including e-mail addresses for three professional references. Final selection will be based on excellence in scholastic achievement, professional activity, a review of the candidate’s vita, and a successful interview. A teaching demonstration and portfolio review or research presentation will be required. For confidential reference letters submissions and transcripts through an agency, institution, and/or an individual please mail directly to or to the HR Office at East Stroudsburg 105 Reibman Administration Building 200 Prospect St. East Stroudsburg, PA 18301. All candidates must provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States and official transcripts at the time of employment.

Must be at least 18 years old and have English literacy skills. Employment with ESU is contingent on the selected candidate passing a thorough background check that includes: FBI fingerprinting, PA Child Abuse, and employment/degree verifications. We are proud that ESU is an equal-opportunity employer. For more information on President Long's 10-point plan, click here:

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