Assistant Professor – Sports Communication

Ferris State University

The Sports Communication program offers three degree levels: Bachelor of Science, Minor and Certificate. The program is rooted and housed in the Communication discipline with one required emphasis area selected from the following: Social Media and Digital Communication, Multimedia Journalism, Integrated Marketing Techniques, Event Management, or Sports Sciences. Majors may also select the Management and Leadership concentration within the Sports Communication major. All majors complete an additional Academic Minor to enhance their versatility. These interdisciplinary career pathways include collaborations with programs in four Colleges at Ferris State University.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach a 4-4 load of classes and direct internships or practicum/research projects. Required courses include Communication in Sports Organizations, (project-based) Sports Communication and Seminar in Sports Communication; and other Communication courses, ranging from General Education service courses in Public Speaking, Interpersonal Communication, Small Group Decision Making, Intercultural Communication, Diversity and Communication. The candidate will be encouraged to develop courses within their area of expertise.

As Sports Communication “champion,” the candidate will participate in recruitment activities, advise students, coordinate programmatic-related activities, and collaborate with campus and community partners.

The start date for this position is August 2023.

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