Eastern Nazarene College (ENC,) a Christian liberal arts college in the Wesleyan tradition, invites applications for a full-time Program Chair position in Sport Management starting in the fall of 2023. We seek applicants with a demonstrated track record of academic leadership and expertise in any area of Sport Management or a closely related field. The successful candidate must be committed to integrating faith in the classroom and demonstrate academic leadership abilities that will support and enhance the program’s mission of preparing students in a distinctly Christian environment to become leaders in the sport industry.
The ideal candidate will have a strong background in the interdisciplinary field of Sport Management, combining business, sports, and management principles. Responsibilities include administrative oversight of the academic program, advising undergraduate students, and teaching courses in areas such as sports marketing, finance, event management, and legal issues. The program emphasizes practical application, with students completing multiple experiential and internship opportunities facilitated by our partnerships and relationships with professional sports teams and college programs in the greater Boston area. A PhD or equivalent in Sport Management or a related field is required, along with a commitment to advancing the field through creative partnerships across academic disciplines. Sport Management is one of the most in-demand majors at ENC, and this is an exciting opportunity to shape the next generation of sports industry leaders in a dynamic sports industry market.
Significant teaching experience and a proven ability to mentor diverse undergraduate students are essential. Eastern Nazarene College is committed to cultivating the diversity of our community; thus, female and underrepresented minority applicants are highly encouraged to apply. The duration of assignment, rank, and tenure status are negotiable based on the successful applicant’s qualifications and experience. The candidate search will begin immediately and remain open until the position is filled.
Preferred consideration will be given for applications that are received by April 21, 2023.
- The standard teaching load for full-time faculty is 24 credits per academic year. In the first year, administrative responsibilities as program chair would replace 25% of teaching.
- Oversee the construction of course teaching schedules for instructors and serve as an advisor to undergraduate students in their program. Work closely with students to promote their academic success.
- Conduct program review on 5-year cycle and maintain currency of the curriculum.
- Develop a plan and work with the college to pursue the establishment of COSMA-Accreditation.
- Teach undergraduate level Sport Management courses.
- Demonstrate an active relationship with Christ as expressed in faith and service which is in accord with the mission of Eastern Nazarene College and display a philosophy of Christian higher education consistent with the college’s Wesleyan tradition.
- A Ph.D. in Sport Management or related field. Applicants with another advanced degree and substantial professional experience may also be considered.
To ensure full consideration, please submit the items below by April 21, 2023 for initial review by the search committee. Well-qualified candidates will be invited to submit additional documentation ahead of initial interviews. To start your application, please submit the following documentation to firstname.lastname@example.org:
- Cover letter – outlining how you meet the position qualifications
- Curriculum vitae – including contact information for 3 references
- A narrative of your Christian journey – describing your Christian experience, including your church involvement and how your Christian commitment models the mission and values of Eastern Nazarene College
Who We Are
Eastern Nazarene College is a fully accredited Christian liberal arts college and member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) with approximately 1,000 students distributed across residential undergraduate, graduate, and adult studies programs. Nestled in a residential neighborhood minutes from downtown Boston, the college’s picturesque New England campus is a window into the world. While our faculty are leaders in their fields, actively involved in publishing and research, they are devoted to teaching and mentoring students in a nurturing, spiritually informed, and academically supportive environment. Students are encouraged to travel, engage in service projects, and participate in internship experiences as a part of their education. Through their classes, work experiences in Boston, and mission trips around the world, students are challenged to open their minds and hearts, preparing them for a lifetime of meaningful work and service to our nation and the world.
Applicants should be committed Christians and active in a local church. Preference in hiring is given to those with Wesleyan convictions and background, though qualified applicants from other Christian traditions will be considered as well.
Eastern Nazarene College provides a transformational education that equips diverse students to lead and serve our world as agents of Christ’s love and truth.
Eastern Nazarene College will be widely-recognized as a leader in innovative Christian education, renowned for excellence in student achievement, vibrant intercultural community, and global impact
- Holistic education: We provide a holistic educational experience in the liberal arts and professional studies that integrates spiritual, academic, emotional, and social development.
- Christian community: We facilitate the building of loving relationships so that we reflect the Spirit of Christ in our life together.
- Student-centered: We orient our work around the success of our students, making every effort to be responsive to the unique needs, aspirations, and backgrounds of each one.
- Wesleyan: Consistent with our rich Wesleyan holiness tradition, we create and maintain an environment which awakens and fosters truth, righteousness, and justice as made possible by God’s transforming grace through Jesus Christ.
- Civility and hospitality: We intentionally welcome and embrace people from diverse cultures, viewpoints, and faith traditions.
- Servanthood: We model servant leadership to our students and community by building a culture of listening, respect, encouragement, and support.
- Authenticity and transparency: We are deliberately honest in our relationships, candid in our communication, and transparent in our governance in order to foster trust and confidence.
- Excellence: In an effort to provide “the best in education and the best in Christian faith,” we strive for excellence that honors God in all our endeavors.
- Strategic innovation: While remaining deeply rooted in our mission, we are boldly creative and innovative in the methods we employ.
- Accountability: We keep promises, honor commitments, meet and exceed expectations, and are willing to be held accountable for the faithful fulfillment of our responsibilities.
Our lifestyle guidelines reflect the mission of Eastern Nazarene College and Manual of the Church of the Nazarene, including the Agreed Statement of Belief, The Covenant of Christian Character and The Covenant of Christian Conduct. The premise of our lifestyle guidelines is to exemplify such personal, moral, and religious conduct as shall be above reproach. This lifestyle premise is for everyone working and living on campus: students, faculty, staff, and administration. This lifestyle premise is a rationale for desirable behavior and attitudes.
We, as a Christian community, commit ourselves to the admonition of the Apostle Paul that we build our community up in love for each other. We will actively endeavor to be supportive and caring for each other in spite of whatever differences may develop concerning the operation of the College. While honest differences may exist and be vigorously debated, the College will not condone personal attacks on other members of the community.
To be in accord with the purposes and spirit of the College and with the doctrines and standards of the Church of the Nazarene, our lifestyle practices exclude: engaging in sexual acts outside of Christian marriage as defined by the Church of the Nazarene, the use of pornography, any acts of abuse, bullying or harassment, the use of profanity, gambling, theft, dishonesty, using tobacco in any form, participation in the occult and any other behavior that is detrimental to authentic Christian community and the maintenance of an atmosphere conducive to abundant life.
The historic understanding of ENC and the Church of the Nazarene with respect to alcohol is that abstinence best reflects our commitments to Christ, to our community and to holy living. This position is rooted in our acknowledgement of the destructive consequences in individuals, families and communities that can stem from the use of alcohol and demonstrates our commitment to standing in solidarity with those who have suffered from these consequences. As a result, it continues to be our strong preference that all employees abstain from the use of alcoholic beverages. However, we respect the fact that our employees come from a variety of denominational backgrounds that may not share this commitment to abstinence. Our expectation, therefore, is that all employees will abide by the behavioral commitments of their local church, will avoid drunkenness, and will under no circumstances possess, use, promote or distribute alcoholic beverages on campus, at any college event, or in the presence of students.
Additionally, ENC prohibits the possession, use, distribution or manufacture of illegal drugs and recreational marijuana, and the misuse of prescription drugs.
The College expects all employees to live by this lifestyle premise. We ask for an understanding of the need for lifestyle standards, a good spirit in keeping them, and cooperative efforts in improving them. As ENC employees, we ask you to consider the larger picture that what we do and the manner in which we do it reflects on ENC and affects the life of our entire community. We encourage prayerful discernment in all decision-making, as our desire is to glorify God in all our efforts.
Eastern Nazarene College policy prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, sex, religion*, age, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, marital status, disability, genetic information, or any other protected class in all aspects of employment including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge. We actively encourage applications from underrepresented groups.*
*Christian Faith and employment at Eastern Nazarene College: Eastern Nazarene College is an expression of the Church of the Nazarene. It reserves the right to prefer employees on the basis of religion (Title VII, Section 702-703, U.S. Civil Rights Act of 1964). Preferred candidates demonstrate a strong commitment to the Christian faith, active participation in a local church, and a philosophy of Christian higher education consistent with the Wesleyan tradition.