Director, Center for Sports and Media / Professor
Moody College of Communication
The University of Texas at Austin
The Moody College of Communication at The University of Texas at Austin seeks a senior scholar, visionary leader, and outstanding manager to serve as the Founding Director of the new Center for Sports and Media and be appointed at the rank of tenured full Professor (with possible endowment support), beginning Fall 2017. The Center will involve the integration of several existing programs and people into the new Center — including the Texas Program in Sports and Media (see and the Certificate Program in Sports Media (see — to help establish Moody College as one of the leading programs in research, teaching, and strategic partnerships related to sports, athletics, media, and communication.
Applicants for this position should have: (1) prior management or administrative experience in academia, (2) a firm commitment to collaborative and participatory leadership, (3) an innovative and inclusive vision for the center, and (4) experience and expertise in one or more areas of scholarship related to sports and media/communication. Applicants must hold a PhD (or equivalent). Ideal applicants should also have (1) an established record of conducting nationally-recognized scholarship, (2) a record of successful fundraising and/or managing funded research, (3) a commitment to classroom teaching, (4) a record of mentoring students, (5) experience working with sports-related organizations and/or media at the amateur, collegiate, and/or professional level. The position reports to the Dean of the Moody College of Communication. For more information about the Moody College, visit our websites at:
Qualified applicants should submit the required materials: a letter of application (explaining research and teaching interests), curriculum vitae, and the names of five references including contact information. Applications must be made via Interfolio’s ByCommittee solution at: If you do not have a Dossier account with Interfolio, you will be prompted to create one prior to applying for the position. If you have questions about using Interfolio, please email or call (877) 997-8807.
Review of applicants will begin September 15, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. Questions about the position may be directed to Dr. Jay Bernhardt, Moody College Dean, at: Questions regarding the process may be directed to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Gary Wilcox
The Moody College of Communication is committed to achieving diversity in its faculty, students, and curriculum, and it strongly encourages applicants who can help achieve these objectives.
The University of Texas at Austin is a tobacco-free campus; for more information visit A background check will be conducted on the applicant selected. The University of Texas at Austin is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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