Assistant Professor of Sports Management and Marketing

first_imgThe Department of Management and Marketing at Carthage Collegeseeks applications for an Assistant Professor of Management &Marketing contract faculty appointment to begin August 2021.Candidates must be committed to excellent teaching, workingcollegially with fellow faculty, to community engagement, andfurther, cultivate Sports Industry partnerships. Candidate must beable to create Sports Industry experiential learning opportunitiesfor students in and out of the classroom. Involving students insports scholarship experiences is desired. A Ph.D. or DBA or nearcompletion with an emphasis in sports management from anAACSB-accredited program is required. Non-academic, Sports Industryexperience is strongly desired but not required. Rank and salarywill be determined based on qualifications and experience.The successful candidate will: (a) teach graduate business coursesin sports management; (b) lead or support teaching and/orsupporting the following graduate courses: (i) Sports Sales; (ii)Sports Industry, Economics & Financial Analysis; (iii)Management & Leadership in Sports; (iv) Sports Marketing,Public Relations & Promotion; (v) Sports Media (Digital &Traditional); (vi) Sports Business & Player Analytics; and(vii) Esports. Additionally, the candidate will be expected to: (c)serve as an adviser for undergraduate and graduate majors; and (d)participate in service activities for the department, the division,the college, industry, and/or the community.Review of applications will begin immediately and continue untilthe position is filled. Send a cover letter outlining primary andsecondary teaching areas, scholarly interests; curriculum vitae; astatement of teaching philosophy; approach for creating aninclusive learning environment; and provide three names ofreference as well as any other supporting documents. Theapplication packet should be in a single PDF file and should besent electronically to:Greg BarronDirector, Master of Science ProgramsAssistant Professor of Management and Marketing DepartmentCarthage CollegeKenosha, WI [email protected] For best consideration, applications should be received by December 1, 2020Institutional InformationFounded in 1847, Carthage College combines an environment ofreflection and self-discovery with a culture of high expectation,so that our students uncover and ignite their true potential. As afour-year private liberal arts college with roots in the Lutherantradition, we place a strong emphasis on both moral andintellectual values. Our prime location in Kenosha, Wisconsin,midway between Chicago and Milwaukee, allows students theopportunity to learn in a professional context. Our beautifulcampus, an 80-acre arboretum on the shore of Lake Michigan is hometo 150 scholars, 2,600 full-time students, and 400 part-timestudents. Our rich academic experience equips students withfoundational knowledge and skills, preparing graduates to belifelong learners and to lead meaningful, productive lives.Carthage College is an equal opportunity employer (EOE)dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse community.We welcome applications from a broad spectrum of people, includingmembers of ethnic minorities, women, veterans, and individuals withdisabilities. All qualified applicants will receive considerationfor employment without regard to race, color, religion,sex,gender expression, gender identity, sexualorientation,national origin, protected veteran status orstatus as an individual with a disability.last_img read more

“Flipped classroom” teaching model gains an online community

first_imgResearchers at Harvard University have launched the Peer Instruction (PI) Network, a new global social network for users of interactive teaching methods.PI, developed by Eric Mazur, area dean for applied physics and Balkanski Professor of Physics and Applied Physics at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), is an innovative evidence-based pedagogy designed to improve student engagement and success.Mazur, famous for his talk titled “Confessions of a Converted Lecturer,” developed the method after realizing in the 1990s that his physics lectures at Harvard, while popular, were not helping students to master the basic concepts.The PI technique relies on the power of the “flipped classroom.” Information transfer (i.e., a teacher transferring knowledge to students) takes place in advance, typically through online lectures. In short, students study before rather than after class.As a result, the classroom becomes a place for active learning, questions, and discussion. Instructors spend their time addressing students’ difficulties rather than lecturing.While originally developed for Mazur’s introductory physics courses, PI is now used across multiple disciplines, from the sciences to the humanities.The Peer Instruction Network will serve as a hub for educators around the world to connect and share their PI experiences, submit questions, and engage with other PI users.last_img read more

Idina Menzel Will Reprise If/Then Performance on Tour

first_img View Comments A Broadway supernova is soaring over the United States! Tony and Broadway.com Audience Choice Award winner Idina Menzel will headline select stops on the If/Then national tour. The Frozen star will reprise her Tony-nominated performance as Elizabeth (Liz/Beth) for the Denver, Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, Tempe and Costa Mesa stops. Additional casting for the tour will be announced at a later date. The tour will kick off on October 13 at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts.“If/Then is especially meaningful for me because I had the opportunity to develop it for several years with the creative team, whom I have come to consider family,” said Menzel, in a statement. “I’m so thrilled to launch the show’s national tour and to send it off across the country and around the world. I am very much looking forward to sharing this original musical with Broadway fans who weren’t able to travel to New York and see it there.”Menzel made her Broadway debut in Rent and has since appeared in Aida and Wicked, for which she won a Tony Award. Her screen credits include Rent, Enchanted, Glee and, of course, Frozen. Her latest album Holiday Wishes debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Holiday Albums chart last year, and she is set to embark on a world tour this summer.Directed by Michael Greif, If/Then features music by Tom Kitt, with book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey. The writers earned the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize for penning Next to Normal. If/Then earned Tony Award nominations for Best Original Score and Best Actress (Menzel). The musical tells the story of Elizabeth, a woman on the verge of turning 40 who returns to New York City to make a fresh start. If/Then premiered at the National Theatre in Washington, D.C. in November 2013.“I am thrilled that Idina will be playing these select cities, in the time-honored touring tradition established by Broadway’s leading stars like Angela Lansbury, Yul Brynner and Ethel Merman,” said producer David Stone, in a statement. “I look forward to having audiences discover and embrace if/Then and to give Broadway fans across the country the unique opportunity to see a genuine superstar at the height of her powers, in a role that was literally tailored for her.”Can’t wait to see If/Then in your city? Watch the video below to go behind the music and get into the gorgeous score of the musical! Star Filescenter_img Idina Menzellast_img read more

Jeff Bezos is a branding bozo

first_imgI love Jeff Bezos. I really do love him, but not for any reason you’re likely to guess. I love Jeff Bezos because I speak and write quite a bit about branding, and I’m always looking for examples to use as fodder for my witty commentary. One of my favorite topics is brand extension, and as if they were manna from heaven, Jeff Bezos and Amazon provide the perfect example of what not to do.For anyone unfamiliar with the term, brand extension is leveraging the strength of your brand in one product or product group to extend your business into other products. For example, Orville Redenbacher’s has been a very well-established and admired brand of traditional popcorn for as long as I can remember. So it makes sense that over the years, ConAgra has extended that brand to include microwave popcorn and popcorn oil. It all fits because it’s all popcorn, right?Then you have Amazon. Amazon started in 1994 as an online bookseller and eventually made the leap to general retailer in 1999. At the time, the thought of buying power tools from a bookstore struck me as a little odd, but Amazon pulled it off. That particular brand extension worked.In the ensuing years, however, Amazon has extended its brand in some truly ridiculous directions. The company got into tablets, smartphones, cloud computing, diapers, video on demand, groceries, and most recently, student loans. Keep in mind, that’s only a partial list. It’s brand extension run amok.Is Amazon an electronics company? A cloud company? A diaper company? A video company? A grocery company? A student loan company? No, Amazon still has an extremely strong brand, but only as an online retailer. (And if you’re a community financial institution that’s in the student loan business, I promise Amazon’s foray into student loans is no threat to you.) The rest of this stuff does nothing to help the Amazon brand. In fact, I’d argue that it actually weakens the brand.If Amazon becomes addicted to being the me-too brand for every imaginable product and service under the sun, it risks losing sight of its core business. Then someone with a little more focus will come along and clean Amazon’s clock.Jeff Bezos himself said it best: “There’s nothing about our model that can’t be copied over time. But you know, McDonald’s got copied. And it still built a huge, multibillion-dollar company. A lot of it comes down to the brand name. Brand names are more important online than they are in the physical world.”The thing that Bezos has failed to grasp is that McDonald’s stuck to burgers and fries, and would surely never dream of selling you diapers.The lesson here is that just because you can extend your brand into something new, that doesn’t necessarily mean you should extend your brand into something new. When it comes to brand extension, don’t be a Jeff; be an Orville. 22SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,John San Filippo John is the co-founder of OmniChannel Communications, Inc., a company that specializes in B2B marketing to community financial institutions. He started out in the savings and loan industry, but wisely … Web: www.omnichannelcommunications.com Detailslast_img read more

Sharif shines as Scotland struggle

first_img Sorensen took four wickets for 32 runs as Scotland’s second innings started as badly as their first at Clontarf. Scotland were on 41 for six and struggling to see out the third day’s play before Majid Haq and Sharif stopped the rot. Press Association Safyaan Sharif again added a semblance of respectability to Scotland’s batting against Ireland but the home side remain well on their way to an innings victory in their Intercontinental Cup clash in Dublin after Max Sorensen destroyed the Scots’ top order.center_img The Scots ended the day on 143 for eight – still 69 runs behind Ireland’s first-innings total of 350 – and heading for defeat early on Saturday. Ireland started in the morning on 99 for one after a rain-affected second day and both John Anderson (56) and Paul Stirling (65) knocked up half-centuries as the home side produced a consistent batting display. But Haq and Moneeb Iqbal both took four wickets to allow Scotland back in with the bat. That did not prove a pleasant experience for the visitors as Sorensen set about them. Hamish Gardiner followed his first-innings duck with a score of six, and his fellow opener Freddie Coleman experienced the ignominy of a no-score. All together, the four Scots batsmen who fell to Sorensen only scored 10 runs, with Preston Mommsen and Calum MacLeod also victims of the South African-born medium-fast bowler. But Sharif again top-scored for Scotland with a 60, adding to his first-innings total of 41, before being caught out by a fantastic full-length left-handed catch by Ireland captain William Porterfield. That signalled stumps with Ireland set to quickly finish the job in the morning. last_img read more