The Sport Management Department in the College of Business at the University of New Haven invites applications for a Tenure Track position at the Assistant Professor level in esports management. The University of New Haven recently established a comprehensive academic program in esports management that will be the first of its kind to be part of a business curriculum accredited by AACSB. The University of New Haven has applied for membership in NACE and expects to participate this Spring in competitions.
This position includes both teaching and service expectations along with a responsibility to take an active role in further developing all of our esports programs, advising esports students, and teaching esports business and/or sport management classes. The successful candidate for this position will be charged with working with faculty across the university to ensure a successful interdisciplinary esports program. The candidate will support the growing interest in esports at both at the graduate and undergraduate level. The position can be tailored and adapted to match the strengths of the right candidate with ability to cover the majority of the responsibilities listed above.
Candidates must have completed a masters or terminal degree in sport management, computer sciences, game development, law, or a related esports field. Strong applicants will have an ability to develop and teach a variety of esports business courses and have a proficiency in Super Smash Bros Ultimate, Overwatch, League of Legends, Hearthstone, Street Fighter, FIFA, NBA2K, Madden, Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege, and similar genres. Additionally, a strong candidate will have an established network of professionals from the esports and gaming community to include publishers, developers, esports institutions / leagues, esport event organizers, and professional esports athletes.
Internal Number: 19-18F
About University of New Haven
The University of New Haven is a private, top-tier comprehensive institution recognized as a national leader in experiential education.Founded in 1920 on the campus of Yale University in cooperation with Northeastern University, UNH moved to its current West Haven campus in 1960 and opened its Orange Campus in January, 2014. The University operates a satellite campus in Tuscany, Italy, and offers programs at several locations throughout Connecticut and in New Mexico. UNH provides its students with a unique combination of a solid liberal arts education and real-world, hands-on career and research opportunities.The University enrolls approximately 6,800 students, including nearly 1,800 graduate students and more than 5,000 undergraduates – the majority of whom reside in University housing. Through its College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences, Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts, and Tagliatela College of Engineering, UNH offers over 80 undergraduate and graduate degree programs. UNH students have access to more than 500 study abroad programs worldwide and its student-athletes compete in 16 varsity sports in the NCAA Division II’s highly competitive Northeast-10 Conference.