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Vacancy for Department Chair, Sport Management, Azerbaijan

Vacancy for Department Chair, Sport Management, Azerbaijan


Position: Department Chair, Sport Management, Azerbaijan State Academy of Physical Education and Sport

Title: Department Chair

Department: Sport Management

Academic Institution:  Azerbaijan State Academy of Physical Education and Sport

The Department of Sport Management at Azerbaijan State Academy of Physical Education and Sport (ASAPES) invites applications for the position of Department Chair to begin on April 3, 2017 (starting date is negotiable).

The department offers courses for BA program in Sport Management and Communication and MA/MSc programs in Sport Management and Sport Journalism. The Department of Sport Management at ASAPES has recently been formed and combines diverse disciplines, including International Sport System, Olympic Governance and Olympic Policy in Transition, Sociological and Legal Aspects of Sport Management, Strategic Sport Management, Sport Marketing, Sport Communication, Sport Finance, Research Methods in Sport Management etc.

The Department Chair is expected to provide leadership and foster excellence in all departmental efforts. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: promoting the academic success of students; shared administration of undergraduate and graduate programs; recruitment, mentoring, and evaluation of faculty; management of departmental resources; planning, assessment and reporting; and education quality assurance. The salary for this position is competitive and commensurate with rank.

Applicants must have the qualifications and record to be hired at the rank of full professor or associate professor in the department, meet the departmental qualifications, and hold a Ph.Din Sport Management or one of the disciplines represented in the department. Assistant Professors with outstanding teaching and research records will also be considered. Candidates should have a strong commitment to strengthening a multi-disciplinary department and the academy’s mission of teaching, research, and service. The ideal applicant has administrative experience and/or evidence of potential for effective administration and communication; a reputation for excellence in research and teaching; an active research agenda and experience in securing grants; and strong

leadership, organizational and interpersonal skills. The applicant should be fluent in English, knowledge of Azerbaijani or Turkish would be an asset, but is not required for this position.

Found on November 8, 1930 as the Transcaucasia State Institute of Physical Education and Sport, the ASAPES was the only higher education institution in the South Caucasus preparing physical education and sport specialists. Today more than 3500 students study at the Academy. In the past 80 years the ASAPES has prepared more than 17 000 physical education teachers, coaches, referees and sport scientists.


The Academy’s mission is to prepare internationally competitive physical education instructors, coaches, sport managers, sport journalists and sport medicine and rehabilitation specialists who are dedicated to health and well-being of the nation, and support the sport industry by creating, and disseminating interdisciplinaryknowledge. Our values are integrity, teamwork, social responsibility, multi-culturalism and ethical leadership.


Applicants should provide a cover letter that addresses their academic and administrative qualifications for this position and includes a leadership philosophy and a vision for the department, a CV, and a reference page that includes contact information for three references. All materials should be submitted in English, with the subject line of “SM department head position” to recruitment@sport.edu.az. To ensure full consideration, please submit applications by March 15, 2017.  Review of applications will begin from March 15, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.

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