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Faculty: Sports Management (Esports)

14 days ago by Harrisburg University

  Harrisburg (Pennsylvania), USA

Level: Intermediate

Contract: Full Time (Paid)

Sector: Education

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About Harrisburg University:

Harrisburg University offers an applied science and technology education for students who want a degree and a dedicated pathway to a career. Its focus is to educate career-minded individuals in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM careers), giving them the tools to succeed, while helping to shape their communities, locally and beyond. Our goal is to help stimulate economic growth in our region by establishing a STEM educated workforce — a necessary resource in today’s economy.

Mission:

Harrisburg University of Science and Technology is an independent educational institution offering innovative academic and research programs in science and technology that respond to local and global needs. The institution fosters a diverse community of learners, provides access and support to students who want to pursue a career in science and technology, and supports business creation and economic development.

Esports at HU:

A trailblazer in collegiate esports, Harrisburg University’s Esports varsity team—the HU Storm–sets the standard. HU Storm’s Overwatch team is the 2019 ESPN Collegiate Overwatch National Champion. The Storm’s League of Legends team is consistently ranked in the Top 10 ESPN Collegiate Coaches Poll and secured first place at the Midwest Campus Clash and Gaming Expo.

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About the Esports Management Program at HU:

Harrisburg University is interested in hiring a Sports Management faculty member who will assist in building a brand new, 4-year bachelor’s degree program in Esports Management. This will not by your typical Sports Management program – it will be an innovative and creative degree program with a focus on the emerging industry of esports and the new digital athlete.

This faculty member will have the opportunity to assist in writing and designing the curriculum, hiring the first cohort of faculty, and the other opportunities that arise when putting together an entire degree program from conception to implementation.

This program will have an experiential approach and an infusion of technology and analytics into the curriculum, in line with our university-wide approach to STEM.

Qualifications:

Harrisburg University requires dedicated professionals who have the experience and desire to work in an active and collaborative environment that stresses high quality service delivery, entrepreneurial spirit and close contact with a diverse group of internal and external constituents. HU is committed to the support and encouragement of a multicultural environment and seeks candidates who can make a positive contribution in this context. The university is seeking exceptionally qualified individuals who can teach high quality courses and develop applied research initiatives.

We are looking for entrepreneurs and leaders with solid industry and academic backgrounds who can shape our rapidly growing programs.

Interested candidates should possess a/an:

  • Earned Master’s degree in Sport Management, or a related field, from an accredited university. Preference will be given to candidates with a Doctorate degree
  • At least three to five years of teaching experience
  • Prior industry experience is a plus
  • Willingness, ability, and aptitude for undergraduate level teaching;
  • Ability to initiate and supervise interdisciplinary, applied projects
  • Areas of specialization span the broad range of sports management

Interested candidates should forward a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy and a research statement, to the attention of Erin Hill.

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