Vacancy: Professor position at the University of Waikato, New Zealand (critical, qualitative socio-cultural research)

university-of-waikatoThe Department of Sport and Leisure Studies consists of sixteen full-time academic staff who teach both undergraduate and post-graduate programmes in sport, recreation, leisure studies, health and physical education.

The Department is seeking an established researcher to add to the Department’s expertise in critical, qualitative socio-cultural research and teaching in the areas of performance and participation in community and/or high performance sport, recreation and leisure. Potential specialist areas of interest may include sport development, support services for sport, and talent identification and development.

Suitable applicants will have the ability to provide leadership as part of a faculty-wide focus on building capacity for undertaking high quality research and attracting external research funding, as well as mentoring a team of dynamic emerging scholars in the Department. Central to this will be leadership of the and teaching interests in sport as part of organisations.

Applicants are expected to have demonstrated their expertise through their scholarship and publications and should be committed to giving impetus to the development of research, postgraduate programmes, consultancy and the establishment of research teams as well as contributing to teaching at all levels. The appointee will be expected to develop links and strengthen working relationships with related departments across the university, as well as community and national organisations. A PhD in a relevant discipline is essential.

The current salary range for a Professor is NZ$128,461 minimum per annum.

Enquiries of an academic nature can be made to Dr Kirsten Petrie, telephone +64 7 8384466 ext 6544 or email

Closing date: 31 October 2013 (NZ time) Vacancy number: 330223 For more information and to apply, visit 

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