Assistant/Associate Professor - Sport Management and Communication

Assistant/Associate Professor - Sport Management and Communication


Angola, Indiana


Trine University invites applications for a full-time assistant/associate professor capable of teaching sport management and communication classes.

We are seeking a sport management professional with experience in organizational/corporate communication. The 4/4 teaching load will be split between the BSBA in Sport Management and the Communication program in the Jannen School of Arts and Sciences.

Essential Duties and  Responsibilities 

High quality teaching is Trine University’s first priority; however, faculty members are also expected to engage in professional development activities, develop/maintain appropriate industrial contacts, and serve as an academic advisor for students. Service, in the form of committee work, advising student organizations, etc. is highly valued. In general, faculty are expected to spend 80% of their time on teaching and 10%, respectively on scholarship/professional development and service.

Education and/or Experience

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Professional work experience in college or professional sports
  • Extensive experience in business, organizational, or corporate communication
  • A demonstrated education or experience that would support the teaching of specified Sport Management areas.
  • A commitment to serve as a student advisor, student organization advisor, and active member of an undergraduate teaching team.

A terminal degree in Communication, Sport Management, or closely related discipline is preferred; Minimum qualification for the position is a Master’s degree in Communication, Sport Management, or closely related discipline. Candidates with at least a master’s degree and extensive experience in communication or sport management will be strongly considered.

Outstanding Benefits

Trine University offers a comprehensive benefit package designed to provide a variety of choices to best fit your needs and the needs of your family. Some benefits offered include:

  • Health – medical, dental, vision, flex spending, HSA accounts
  • Life Insurance – a variety of voluntary life options are available along with an employer paid employee life policy valued at 1½ times annual salary
  • Financial Insurance – employer paid Long Term Disability and voluntary Short-Term Disability, Accident, Hospital Indemnity, and Critical Illness options are available
  • Paid vacation and sick time
  • Retirement – after one year of full-time service you are eligible for an employer contribution of 5% and up to an additional 5% employer match
  • Education – after 6 months of full-time service, undergraduate education benefits are available for employee, spouse, and dependent children


Rank and salary will be based on qualifications.

 Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.


Trine University is an equal opportunity employer.  Applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, genetic information, citizenship status, military status, or any other basis prohibited by law, unless such basis constitutes a bona fide occupational qualification. Trine will comply with its legal obligation to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and for religious beliefs.