Assistant Professor Sport Management – University College Dublin (Ireland)

Assistant Professor Sport Management – University College Dublin (Ireland)

 College/Management Unit  College of Health and Agricultural Sciences 
School/Unit  UCD School of Public Health, Physiotherapy and Sports Science 
Post Title & Subject Area (if relevant)  Lecturer/Assistant Professor (Below the Bar) in Sport Management (Marketing) 
Post Duration  5 years full time 
Grade  Lecturer/Assistant Professor (Below the Bar) 
Reports to  Head of School or nominee 
HR Reference No.  013603 
HR Administrator  Anupama Mukherjee 










Position Summary


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Applications are invited for a full-time academic post in Sport Management (Marketing) in the UCD School of Public Health, Physiotherapy and Sports Science.

University College Dublin (UCD) is a market leader for the study of sport, with sport related subjects at the University having attained a QS world (top 50) ranking in 2021 while the UCD MSc in sport management is ranked in the top 40 postgraduate programmes globally. The School of Public Health, Physiotherapy and Sports Science is a research-intensive school with diverse teaching and research interests across the fields of public health, dietetics, food safety, physiotherapy, sport science and management, and occupational safety and health. The School is committed to the highest standards in undergraduate and graduate teaching and research supervision.

The post will be for five years, and the post holder will primarily contribute to teaching and research in the subject area of Sport Management, preferably with a focus on the subdiscipline of Sports Marketing. The successful candidate will deliver teaching and conduct research supervision on both BSc Sport & Exercise Management and MSc Sport Management.


95 Lecturer/Asst Professor Below The Bar Salary Scale: €34,746 – €60,984 per annum

Appointment will be made on scale and in accordance with the Department of Finance guidelines.


Principal Duties and Responsibilities




  • Contribute strongly to teaching and learning on the BSc Sport & Exercise Management and MSc Sport Management programmes, incorporating design, preparation and delivery of lectures, tutorials and other teaching and learning methods.
  • Coordinate and develop new modules/module content in the area of Sport Management and/or Sports Marketing, where required.
  • Actively engage in the supervision of undergraduate and postgraduate research students.
  • Support the continuing development and expansion of taught undergraduate and graduate course in the subject area of Sport Management and conduct up-to-date, research-led, teaching and learning in line with best international practice.
  • Engage in the assessment and examination of students in line with current best pedagogical practices to enable learning in the subject area of Sport Management and related fields (e.g., Sports Marketing).
  • Provide students with timely feedback in relation to assessment performance, and evaluate student performance in relation to the professional and practical elements of undergraduate and postgraduate courses.
  • Ensure that programmes delivered by the School are of the highest internationally recognised academic standard and are delivered efficiently.
  • Participate in, and contribute to, appropriate School level academic committees and processes.
  • Participate in marketing student recruitment and internationalisation activities, supporting the development of UCD’s programmes of research and education overseas.
  • Build upon existing programmes and policies and develop policy to support the strategic goals of UCD and of the School.



  • Engage actively in research and scholarly activity appropriate to the School.
  • Establish and engage in collaborative research networks, promoting interdisciplinary, inter-institutional and international research partnerships.
  • Enhance the School’s research profile through the publication of research in high-impact academic journals.
  • Disseminate research findings through diverse pathways that enhance the reach and significance of research impact.
  • Supervise and manage research projects as appropriate.
  • Engage actively and lead initiatives to seek research funding.
  • Participate in research supervisory committees, postgraduate assessment panels and other support activities, as required, to contribute to the education and career development of graduate research students and postdoctoral researchers within the School.




  • Participate in, and contribute to, the academic administration of appropriate School-level academic committees and processes and appropriate University bodies.
  • Carry out specific roles and functions in the School and other university bodies that may be reasonably requested.
  • Participate in Quality Assurance initiatives, regulatory approval and accreditation processes.
  • Engage in appropriate training programmes in the University.
  • Promote the development of the School, College and the University.
  • Maintain the highest professional standards to enhance School and University performance and reputation.
  • Undertake such other duties as may be reasonably requested, commensurate with the nature and grade of the post.


Selection Criteria


Selection criteria outline the qualifications, skills, knowledge and/or experience that the successful candidate would need to demonstrate for successful discharge of the responsibilities of the post. Applications will be assessed on the basis of how well candidates satisfy these criteria.




  • PhD or equivalent qualification in the field of Sport Management and/or Sports Marketing. This may also be demonstrated through robust evidence of appropriate research, innovation, or creative activity appropriate for the discipline. Evidence of professional practice or of specialist qualifications associated with the profession would not meet this equivalence requirement.
  • A commitment to high quality research led teaching, and demonstrated module coordination and teaching competency in the subject area of Sport Management at University level.
  • Proven ability to work independently and effectively within a team setting to achieve the overall aims of the subject area and the School.
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively and productively with staff, students, and external stakeholders from multi-disciplinary domains.
  • Competence in IT and handling confidential information.
  • Possess communication and interpersonal skills commensurate with the need to interact with students and colleagues over a wide range of disciplines and interests.
  • Proficiency in the English language.
  • Experience of general and academic administration.
  • Candidates must demonstrate how they can positively contribute to fostering an inclusive environment and a level of awareness of equality, diversity and inclusion.




  • Demonstrated module coordination and teaching excellence in the subject area of Sports Marketing, including sports marketing fundamentals, digital sports marketing, sports sponsorship and promotion, and communications and media studies.
  • Third-level qualification in university teaching & learning.
  • A track record of research and publication in Sport Management and/or Sports Marketing.
  • A track record of applying for research grant funding.
  • International Sport Management and/or Marketing teaching and research network and academic experience commensurate with level of experience.
  • Evidence of engagement and/or collaboration with sports industry partners and stakeholders.