Tuesday, September 22, 2009

And now at Texas ...

To follow up on the posting of last week about Indiana University and its Sports Journalism program, we made the comment that more and more schools are getting involved in creating these programs.

That includes the University of Texas, which now seeks a director for its Texas Program in Sports and Media. The full listing is here, but the basics are included below ...

Director, Texas Program in Sports & Media
The College seeks a leader for a newly developed Sports and Media Program, intended to foster interdisciplinary dialogue and research on sports, media and culture. The program will build on existing College strengths in entertainment studies, film, television, new media format, and journalism. One of the nation's best athletic programs at the University of Texas as well as nearby professional sports franchises provide valuable potential partnerships for the program.
The Director will teach one or two courses a year in the general area of sports and media with a concurrent appointment as senior lecturer, oversee a small administrative staff, and help build a program endowment. Oversee development of an Olympic archive, organize an annual symposium on sports and public policy, and provide long-term planning for the Program. Work with faculty members in the College and across campus, generate local and national publicity for the program, and serve as its main ambassador and fund-raiser.
Required: Bachelor's degree. Ten years of experience in the general area of sports and media. Applicants must have a broad vision of the intersection of sports and media in society, well-established relationships with media personnel, and in-depth knowledge of intercollegiate and professional sports. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate. Preferred: Master's degree. More than 10 years of experience in the general area of sports and media. Experience with start-up operations including concept-design, budgetary oversight, and employee supervision.

Screening of applicants will begin November 16, 2009, and will continue until the position is filled.


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