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Edward Hebert

Among the many concerns of university leaders, faculty morale and job satisfaction are important but often overlooked. Morale is associated with faculty perceptions of their department, university, and peers and influences their interactions with each other, staff, and students. Job satisfaction

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Terry L. Rizzo, Penny McCullagh, and Donna Pastore

kinesiology is administratively located. One of these challenges is the need for high-quality faculty members who can assimilate to the culture of kinesiology and meet the high demands of faculty responsibilities. In addition to recruiting high-quality faculty members, departments must retain the expert

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Duane Knudson, Ting Liu, Dan Schmidt, and Heather Van Mullem

Many faculty begin their first tenure-track appointment with a rough transition from a research-centric experience as a doctoral student or a postdoctoral researcher. The transition can be burdensome given the new course preparations, initiation of a research agenda or laboratory start-up, and

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Duane Knudson

The evaluation of candidates for faculty appointments, tenure and promotion, grants, and scholarship awards is based on review from peers in their discipline. This expert judgment has been the principal mechanism or gold standard of evaluating research for over 100 years ( Belter, 2015 ; Bornmann

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Philip E. Martin, Mary E. Rudisill, Bradley D. Hatfield, Jared Russell, and T. Gilmour Reeve

implementing department goals, managing academic programs, recruiting and evaluating faculty, managing budgets, promoting diversity). Gmelch and Miskin ( 2004 ) highlighted 12 of a department chair’s most common responsibilities and organized them into four broad categories: department manager (e

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Sarah Stokowski, Bo Li, Benjamin D. Goss, Shelby Hutchens, and Megan Turk

, making it one of the largest industries in the world ( Belzer, 2013 ). With the sport industry constantly surging as a lucrative global enterprise, opportunities for sport professionals have become seemingly innumerable, justifying the importance of a growing sport management faculty presence in higher

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Karen S. Meaney and Sonya L. Armstrong

configurations. Misawa ( 2015 ) and McKay et al. (2008) reported student-to-student, student-to-faculty, faculty-to-student, administrator-to-faculty, and faculty-to-administrator bullying (see also Raineri, Frear, & Edmonds, 2011 ). Keeping the theme of this special issue in mind, this paper focuses on

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Anne M. Merrem and Matthew D. Curtner-Smith

amount of research on sport pedagogy doctoral students ( Casey & Fletcher, 2012 ; Dodds, 2005 ; Lee & Curtner-Smith, 2011 ; Napper-Owen, 2012 ). Again, the objective of such research has been to explain why prospective sport pedagogy faculty possess certain perspectives and beliefs and engage in

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Kim C. Graber, Amelia Mays Woods, Chad M. Killian, K. Andrew R. Richards, and Jesse L. Rhoades

investigation revealed that the majority of PETE faculty members were female (56.00%), and 46.10 was the average age. At that time, 51.00% of PETE faculty held a doctorate degree, 67.00% had achieved tenure, and the average work week was 50.30 hr. Faculty reported publishing fewer than four refereed articles

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K. Andrew R. Richards, Kim C. Graber, Amelia Mays Woods, Shelby E. Ison, and Chad M. Killian

designing effective teacher recruitment, education, and continuous professional development programs ( Richards, Pennington, & Sinelnikov, 2019 ). In contrast, research related to the socialization of physical education teacher education (PETE) faculty members working in higher education contexts remains