Assistant/Associate Adjunct Faculty in Kinesiology (KINES 374) Planning & Staging Sport Events

Saint Mary’s College of California

Moraga, CA

ID: 7075739 (Ref.No. 2175022)
Posted: March 5, 2021
Application Deadline: March 18, 2021

Job Description

Assistant/Associate Adjunct Faculty in Kinesiology (KINES 374) Planning & Staging Sport Events

Location: Moraga, CA

Open Date: Mar 4, 2021

Deadline: Mar 18, 2021 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time

Founded in 1863, Saint Mary's is a residential campus nestled 20 miles east of San Francisco in the picturesque Moraga Valley. Based in the Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts traditions, Saint Mary's currently enrolls more than 4,000 students from diverse backgrounds in undergraduate and graduate programs. The De La Salle Christian Brothers, the largest teaching order of the Roman Catholic Church, guide the spiritual and academic character of the College.

As a comprehensive and independent institution, Saint Mary's offers undergraduate and graduate programs integrating liberal and professional education. Saint Mary's reputation for excellence, innovation and responsiveness in education stems from its vibrant heritage as a Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts institution. An outstanding, committed faculty and staff that value shared inquiry, integrative learning and student interaction bring these traditions to life in the 21st century. The College is committed to the educational benefits of diversity.


Saint Mary's College seeks to hire a per-course adjunct faculty member to teach the elective course KINES 374: Planning and Staging Sport Events (3 credit course) in the Graduate Kinesiology Program in Summer 2021. Dates: June 7 - July 22, 2021 (Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6:00-8:45pm).

The Master of Arts in Kinesiology program at Saint Mary's College focuses on the study of human beings engaged in physical activity. It is designed to ensure that graduate students are exposed to the breadth and depth of classical and contemporary knowledge in the component areas of the field while taking advantage of the finest things about Saint Mary's College (e.g., an interest in the student as a person and an emphasis on shared inquiry and critical thinking). Students select a concentration that fits best with their personal and professional goals: Sport Studies, Sport Management, or Fitness Management, and typically complete the program in 14 to 26 months.

Consistent with Saint Mary's College's commitment to inclusive excellence, the Kinesiology Department strives to be an inclusive community that fosters respect and belonging for faculty and students of diverse backgrounds and identities. We seek an applicant who can engage, advocate for, and support students of color, women, and underrepresented groups.


KINES 374: Planning and Staging Sport Events will focus on the political and organizational dynamics required to plan and stage sporting events. Topics include: political processes required to gain event approval; security and risk management; financial analysis and budget planning; event marketing; human resource needs; media and public relations; spectator and VIP needs; transportation and parking; medical and safety requirements; and design requirements for temporary and long term facilities to host events.

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to: Understand the relationship between design and utilization of sport facilities; Learn decision making and problem solving techniques relating to the management of sport events and facilities; Learn to develop, implement and evaluate an event plan; Plan/manage/evaluate an event via the course project; Critically analyze facility spaces and events for their best and worst practices; Communicate ideas effectively in both oral and written forms; Develop communication skills and group management skills; Learn by doing via the required event audits and volunteer experiences.


The successful candidate will hold a terminal degree in Kinesiology or a closely related field and have a recent publication record in the field, or a Master’s degree in Kinesiology or a closely related field and have at least five years of current, relevant professional experience. Demonstrated teaching effectiveness at the graduate level as evidenced by recent course evaluations is strongly preferred as is familiarity with course delivery through Zoom. Candidates should be comfortable supporting and working in a multicultural environment.

Course Modality: 100% Online or Flex where the faculty member teaches on-campus and students attend either in-person or online. In the flex model, faculty manage their own technology during class and support is provided through campus resources. The flex option is subject to Covid-related restrictions. Regardless of modality, classes meet synchronistically on Tuesdays and Thursdays, with at least 75% of overall class time being delivered synchronistically. Applicants must reside in California.

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