Visiting Assistant Professor in Sports Administration

Wagner College

The Department of Government and Politics at Wagner College invites applications for a full-time visiting faculty appointment in Sports Administration, beginning Fall 2024. Pending budgetary approval, it is anticipated there will be a search for a tenure-track position and the person in this visiting role will be encouraged to apply.

The ideal candidate will hold a doctorate in Sports Management/Administration or a doctorate or other terminal degree in related field, and be passionate about teaching and research.

The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to teach SA 102: Financial Decision Marking for Non-Profits, as well as a wide variety of sport management/administration courses (e.g., sports marketing, sports finance, e-sports, etc.), design curriculum, assist with the establishment of internship opportunities for undergraduate students, provide strong academic advisement, and supervise internships. In addition to a successful teaching record at the undergraduate level, we seek candidates with an original research agenda that complements and enhances their teaching.

Essential Functions:

  • Teach 3 courses per semester (Fall and Spring)
  • Collaborate in developing curriculum and establishing new course offerings
  • Advise and mentor students pursuing the undergraduate degree in sports administration Participate in departmental functions and college-wide services
  • Pursue scholarly activities
  • Teach in the College’s First Year Program


  • Earned doctorate in Sports Management/Administration or doctorate or terminal degree in a related field. ABD considered.
  • Potential for excellence in teaching at the college level
  • Evidence of research activity and scholarship
  • Commitment and sensitivity to issues of diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility

Qualified candidates from traditionally underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Please submit, as a single pdf file: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of current and future research plans, statement of teaching philosophy and experience, evidence of teaching experience (if available), and a diversity statement. Applicants should also submit contact information for at least three individuals who can supply a recommendation letter. The position will be open until filled. Materials should be submitted via email to Patricia Mustacchio at Applications submitted by October 30, 2023, will be given full consideration.

Additional Information
In compliance with NYC’s Pay Transparency Act, the annual base salary range for this position is $60,000 – $65,000. Wagner College considers factors such as (but not limited to) scope and responsibilities of the position, candidate’s work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, as well as market and organizational considerations when extending an offer.

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