Full-time Faculty: Sports Management (eSports)

About Harrisburg University:

Harrisburg University offers an applied science and technology education for students who want a degree and a dedicated pathway to a career. Its focus is to educate career-minded individuals in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM careers), giving them the tools to succeed, while helping to shape their communities, locally and beyond. Our goal is to help stimulate economic growth in our region by establishing a STEM educated workforce — a necessary resource in today’s economy.

Mission:

Harrisburg University of Science and Technology is an independent educational institution offering innovative academic and research programs in science and technology that respond to local and global needs.  The institution fosters a diverse community of learners, provides access and support to students who want to pursue a career in science and technology, and supports business creation and economic development.

Esports at HU:

A trailblazer in collegiate esports, Harrisburg University’s Esports varsity team—the HU Storm–sets the standard. HU Storm’s Overwatch team is the 2019 ESPN Collegiate Overwatch National Champion. The Storm’s League of Legends team is consistently ranked in the Top 10 ESPN Collegiate Coaches Poll and secured first place at the Midwest Campus Clash and Gaming Expo.

 

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About the Esports Management Program at HU:

Harrisburg University is interested in hiring a Sports Management faculty member who will assist in building a brand new, 4-year bachelor’s degree program in Esports Management.  This will not by your typical Sports Management program – it will be an innovative and creative degree program with a focus on the emerging industry of esports and the new digital athlete.

This faculty member will have the opportunity to assist in writing and designing the curriculum, hiring the first cohort of faculty, and the other opportunities that arise when putting together an entire degree program from conception to implementation.

This program will have an experiential approach and an infusion of technology and analytics into the curriculum, in line with our university-wide approach to STEM.

Qualifications:

Harrisburg University requires dedicated professionals who have the experience and desire to work in an active and collaborative environment that stresses high quality service delivery, entrepreneurial spirit and close contact with a diverse group of internal and external constituents. HU is committed to the support and encouragement of a multicultural environment and seeks candidates who can make a positive contribution in this context. The university is seeking exceptionally qualified individuals who can teach high quality courses and develop applied research initiatives.

We are looking for entrepreneurs and leaders with solid industry and academic backgrounds who can shape our rapidly growing programs.

Interested candidates should possess a/an:

  • Earned Master’s degree in Sport Management, or a related field, from an accredited university. Preference will be given to candidates with a Doctorate degree
  • At least three to five years of teaching experience
  • Prior industry experience is a plus
  • Willingness, ability, and aptitude for undergraduate level teaching;
  • Ability to initiate and supervise interdisciplinary, applied projects
  • Areas of specialization span the broad range of sports management

 

Interested candidates should forward a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy and a research statement, to the attention of:

 

Erin Hill, Executive Recruiter

Harrisburg University

326 Market Street

Harrisburg, PA 17101

717.901.5130

EHill@harrisburgu.edu

 

Harrisburg University- At a Glance:

  • Only science and technology-focused comprehensive university between Philadelphia and Pittsburgh
  • Private, non-sectarian, nonprofit, urban, teaching university
  • Located in the city of Harrisburg
  • Incorporated in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania: December 12, 2001
  • Chartered by Pennsylvania Department of Education: January 20, 2005
  • Inaugural class arrived August 29, 2005
  • Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, June 22, 2009
  • 350 full- and part-time employees
  • Signature 16-story, $73 million, state-of-the-art Academic Center

 

Student Population:

  • The University’s total student enrollment for undergraduate and graduate degree seeking students: 6,300 as of May 1, 2019
  • Undergraduate Student Body: 51% female, 55% minority
  • 98% of our students demonstrate financial need
  • Ranked in top 20 of US News & World Report’s ethnic diversity category for Best National Liberal Arts Colleges
  • HU places 92% of its graduates in family-sustaining careers in their fields of study within six months of graduation
  • HU undergraduate student average debt upon graduating is $7,000 less than the national average student education debt

 

Academics:

  • Full-time faculty with Ph.D. or Terminal Degree: 100%
  • Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degrees awarded in Advanced Manufacturing- Analytics- Biotechnology and Biosciences- Computer and Information Sciences- Cybersecurity & Operations Management- Environmental Science- Interactive Media- Management, Entrepreneurship & Business Administration- Geospatial Technologies- Integrative Sciences- IS/IT & Nursing (RN-BSN)
  • Master of Science Degrees awarded in Analytics- Biotechnology- Human Centered Interaction Design- Information Systems Engineering & Management- Learning Technologies- Computer Information Sciences- Project Management- Pharmaceutical Sciences- Techpreneurship- Disruptive Technologies & Healthcare Informatics
  • PhD awarded in Data Analytics – first student cohort began in Fall 2017. A PhD in ISEM (Information Systems Engineering Management) started its first student cohort in Summer 2019
  • Trimester system

 

Institutional Leadership:

A 30-member, independent, self-perpetuating Board of Trustees led by an Executive Committee governs Harrisburg University. The Board of Trustees delegates authority for day-to-day operations to senior management.

 

Notes of Distinction:

  • First private nonprofit science and technology-focused institution chartered in the Commonwealth since Carnegie Mellon University
  • Educational framework is competency-based, applied and experiential
  • Offers Central Pennsylvania’s only master’s degrees in IT Project Management or Learning Technologies
  • The University is a Project Management Institute® registered education provider
  • Home to the Center for Advanced Entertainment and Learning Technologies, The Government Technology Institute, and The Geospatial Technology Center
  • Co-PI on NSF-funded ADVANCE grant focused on the recruitment, retention, and development of women academics in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines

 

Institutional Affiliations & Partnerships:

  • American Council on Education (ACE)
  • Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Pennsylvania (AICUP)
  • Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities (CUMU)
  • National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • Technology Council of Central Pennsylvania (TCCP)
  • Consortium agreements with:
  • Penn State University – USA
  • Francis University – USA
  • Ramnarian Ruia College – Mumbai, India
  • Acharya Institutes – Bangalore, India
  • Universidad Rey Juan Carlos – Madrid, Spain
  • The University College of the Cayman Islands – Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
  • EFREI, Engineering School of Information and Digital Technologies and Esigetel, Digital Systems and Communicating Objects – Paris, France
  • Universitat Internacional de Catalunya- Barcelona, Spain
  • Rede das Faculdades de Tecnología e Ciencias – Bahía, Brazil
  • Aloysius College- India
  • Dayananda Sagar Institutions – Bangalore, India
  • Articulation agreements with:
  • Harrisburg Area Community College
  • Community College of Baltimore County
  • Lehigh Carbon Community College
  • Alvernia University
  • Montgomery College
  • Community College of Philadelphia

 

About Harrisburg:

HU’s location in dynamic downtown Harrisburg connects people to a diverse and exciting community that is a wonderful place to call home. In 2010 Money Magazine rated Harrisburg as one of the nation’s top “Up and Coming Cities” and the area was ranked 12th in the “Best Places to Live” category in 2009 by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance.  In 2010, Forbes Magazine ranked Harrisburg as 5th among America’s most livable cities; and the area as #2 among America’s best places to raise a family. The Capital Region is home to over 600,000 residents, making it the 52nd largest statistical metropolitan area in the nation.

 

Harrisburg is also home to the Capitol of the Commonwealth of PA, and downtown Harrisburg is the center for commerce regionally with a thriving, bustling downtown community of which Harrisburg University takes its home in the center.  Strawberry Square, a downtown shopping center connected to our campus and new building, is the student center. The Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts provides auditorium space and numerous cultural events. Restaurant Row and City Island provide countless dining, shopping, sporting and socializing events. We have worked with a local developer to renovate to buildings downtown Harrisburg that now serve as dormitory space. The scenic nature areas along the nearby Susquehanna River offer a relaxing escape from classes and are the site for local concerts, art festivals, and shows. It is also possible to tour Harrisburg’s many historic museums, workout at the local fitness clubs, visit the theatres or take in a minor league baseball game.

 

Harrisburg University: Philadelphia site:

Harrisburg University’s Philadelphia site offers Bachelor of Science degrees in Interactive Media, Computer & Information Sciences, Cyber Security and Management & eBusiness, with concentrations in digital marketing and analytics.  This 38,000 square-foot location at 1500 Spring Garden Street opened in December 2017 and is located across the street from the Community College of Philadelphia.

This new site quadrupled the size of HU’s Philadelphia presence and can accommodate up to 500 students.  This completely renovated space in Center City provides students with an opportunity in science and technology education that does not exist in Philadelphia.

Previously, HU had delivered courses to 1st-year students in a historic building on Independence Mall.  Following their freshman year, these Philly-based students were required to transfer to main campus.  Now they can complete all four years at the Philly campus.

HU also plans to offer new master’s degree programs in this space, which is shared with Hussian College.  Students in HU’s Philadelphia location have full access to Harrisburg University’s state-of-the-art educational tower in downtown Harrisburg.