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Open Positions At The University Of Texas

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Rough job market, but the University of Texas is hiring.  The school’s College of Communication just posted multiple positions that it is looking to fill, with screening beginning as early as October 15.  Full descriptions of the openings may be found on the link above.  Only one of them is sports-specific, but I will post information about all three opportunities.  Here are some short descriptions:

  • Director, School of Journalism – In charge of 850 undergraduates and 120 graduate students in the master’s and doctoral programs.
  • Senior Professor Position in Journalism -Tenured full professor to start in Fall 2010.  Current associate professors and full professors are encouraged to apply.  A Ph.D. in a relevant academic field and a record of mentoring doctoral-level graduate students is preferred.
  • Director, Texas Program in Sports & Media – This looks like a really neat position. The Director will teach 1-2 courses a year in the general area of sports and media with a concurrent appointment as senior lecturer, oversee a small administrative staff, and help build a program endowment.  He/she will oversee the development of an Olympic archive, organize an annual symposium on sports and public policy, and provide long-term planning for the Program.  A bachelors degree along 10 years of experience in the general area of sports and media is required.  A masters degree is preferred.

By Darren Heitner

Darren Heitner created Sports Agent Blog as a New Year's Resolution on December 31, 2005. Originally titled, "I Want To Be A Sports Agent," the website was founded with the intention of causing Heitner to learn more about the profession that he wanted to join, meet reputable individuals in the space and force himself to stay on top of the latest news and trends.

Heitner now runs Heitner Legal, P.L.L.C., which is a law firm with many practice areas, including sports law and contract law. Heitner has represented numerous athletes and sports agents as legal counsel. He has also served as an Adjunct Professor at Indiana University Bloomington from 2011-2014, where he created and taught a course titled, Sport Agency Management, which included subjects ranging from NCAA regulations to athlete agent certification and the rules governing the profession. Heitner serves as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Florida Levin College of Law, where he teaches a Sports Law class that includes case law surrounding athlete agents and the NCAA rules.

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