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Assistant Professor of Sport Analytics

Company Name: 
Rice University
Houston, Texas
Type of Company:
Non-Sports Company
Position Type:
Contact Name: 
Clark Haptonstall
Contact Email:
Date Posted:
October 16, 2022
Anticipated Start Date:
August 1, 2023

Position Description

The Department of Sport Management at Rice University is now accepting applications to fill multiple tenure-track positions to assist in further developing the department’s Sport Analytics major. The appointments will be made at the rank of Assistant Professor and will begin on July 1, 2023.

The Assistant Professor will teach undergraduate courses and perform research in their specialized area. Therefore, successful candidates will have a promising research agenda and strong analytical and empirical skills as well as aspire to the highest standards of scholarship, professional activity, and a commitment to undergraduate education. The search committee will begin reviewing applications October 20, 2022 and will continue until the positions are filled. Rice University is a private, comprehensive research university located in the heart of Houston’s dynamic Museum District. It offers undergraduate and graduate degrees across eight schools and has a student body of approximately 4,400 undergraduate and 3,000 graduate students. Every year since 1988, Rice has been ranked among the top 20 national universities (US News & World Report). During each of the past four years, the Department of Sport Management was ranked #1 in “Best Colleges for Sports Management in America” by Niche. Rice University and the Department of Sport Management are committed to building and sustaining an inclusive, diverse environment for our faculty, staff, and students.

For information about the Department of Sport Management and the Sport Analytics major, visit www.sport.rice.edu. Houston offers abundant opportunities to interact with our numerous sport organizations including six teams at the professional level (NBA, MLB, NFL, NWSL, MLS, MLR). Houston is also home to the PGA’s Houston Open, the Insperity Invitational, the U.S. Clay Court Championships, the Texas Bowl, Rodeo Houston, and the Houston Marathon. Since 2004, Houston has twice hosted the Super Bowl as well as the NCAA Final Four, Copa América Centenario, the Gold Cup, the MLB All-Star Game, the NBA All-Star Game, and the World Series. In the future, the 2023 NCAA Final Four, the 2024 College Football Playoff Championship Game, and several matches of the 2026 World Cup will be played in Houston.

Desired Qualifications

The primary focus of these faculty members will be the field of sport analytics – both the performance side and the business side.

Candidates should be proficient in statistics and data science including modeling, statistical learning, and statistical computing such as R, Python, Tableau, SQL, Excel, or other comparable computational and data scraping platforms.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. (or complete the Ph.D. by July 1, 2023) in either Sport Management, Economics, Statistics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Data Science, or another related field.

How to Apply

Apply online using this link: https://apply.interfolio.com/114228