Assistant Professor of Sport Studies
Manhattanville College (10577)
January 31, 2022
Starting Date: 
August 29, 2022
Post date: October 22, 2021

Assistant Professor of Sport Studies 

Manhattanville College is an independent, coeducational, liberal arts college located about 30 miles north of New York City on a picturesque campus of 100 acres.  The College enrolls a nationally and internationally diverse student body of approximately 2,500 undergraduate and graduate students with over 40% of our students coming from historically underrepresented populations. Building on its heritage of social justice and social activism, the College prepares students through rigorous academic and co-curricular programs, for ethical and socially responsible leadership in a global community.  We achieve this through integrated learning that combines classroom rigor with experiential opportunities, leadership with service, intimate attention with global reach, progressive change with enduring values, and social commitment with ethical responsibility. The College is fully committed to an inclusive and culturally diverse faculty, staff and student community. We seek to recruit qualified and diverse candidates who will help us achieve our goal of creating an inclusive community that is welcoming to all people.

The School of Arts and Sciences centers on a strong liberal arts curriculum that reflects the current needs of students, society, and the job market, and offers over 40 undergraduate programs and 7 graduate programs.


The Sport Studies Program in the Division of Social Science and Communication invites applications for a faculty member at the Assistant Professor level to begin in the Fall 2022 semester. Candidates must have an earned doctorate by August 2022 or evidence of near completion of a doctorate. The successful candidate must also have a record of demonstrated excellence in teaching and the promise for solid research in the field. While the field of study is open, with candidates from history, political science, health and wellness, psychology, sociology, literature, kinesiology, and business considered, the program is looking to enhance and broaden the diversity of the current faculty; a global/international focus is valued.  The ideal candidate will be committed to quality teaching and advising of undergraduate students, enhance research opportunities for undergraduate students, collaborate across disciplines, and value service to the institution, program, profession, and community. In addition, candidates must exhibit an eagerness helping grow the diversity of the program through prospective and current student recruitment, community engagement and experiential learning opportunities.  

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Teach undergraduate classes in areas of expertise and program curricular need, including Introduction to Sport Studies. 

  • Recruit advise and mentor undergraduate students. 

  • Develop and maintain a scholarly research program that will augment program recognition, and enhance undergraduate student research opportunities.  

  • Perform service as appropriate to the program, school, college, profession and community. 

Preferred Qualifications:

Manhattanville College seeks to attract an active, culturally and academically diverse faculty member of the highest caliber. A record of excellence in teaching is strongly desired. The successful candidate must show a record of: (a) high-quality teaching at the undergraduate level, (b) research that has potential for acquiring external funding, (c) commitment to institutional priorities that affirm the value of diversity and (d) commitment to service and faculty governance. Candidates should be willing to teach in the college's interdisciplinary programs such as the first-year program or undergraduate honors program. Preference will be given to candidates whose focus is interdisciplinary in nature and can collaborate with ongoing efforts in Sport Studies, the School of Arts and Sciences and Manhattanville College. 

Application Instructions 


Interested candidates are encouraged to submit application materials combined into one PDF document to in the following order: a cover letter; curriculum vitae; statement of teaching philosophy; statement of research interests; statement on commitment to diversity and inclusion; brief writing sample; and the contact information of three references. Only electronic applications will be accepted. The position is subject to final budgetary approval. Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2021 and continue until position is filled.

Questions regarding the position may be directed to Dr. Amy Bass, Chair of the Division of Social Science and Communication and Professor of Sport Studies, or School of Arts and Sciences Dean Rebecca Lafleur

Manhattanville College is committed to equality of educational opportunity, and is an equal opportunity employer. The College does not discriminate against current or prospective students and employees on the basis of race, color, sex, national and ethnic origin, religion, age, disability, or any other legally protected characteristic. If you are unable to complete this application process due to a disability, contact Manhattanville Human Resources at to ask for an accommodation or an alternative application process.

Promoting the health and safety of all of Manhattanville’s students, faculty and staff is of the utmost importance.  To that end, the College will be requiring that all employees be vaccinated against COVID-19.  Applications may be made for accommodations based on medical disability or sincerely held religious beliefs.

Review Begins: 
November 30, 2021

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