Assistant or Associate Professor/Director of PGA Golf Management(12 Month Tenure Track)

  • Ferris State University
  • Big Rapids, MI
  • Jul 18, 2022
Full time Deans & Directors

Job Description

Position Title: Assistant or Associate Professor/Director of PGA Golf Management(12 Month Tenure Track)  
Location: Big Rapids (Main Campus)  

34600 - Sport Entertainment Hospitality Mgt

Advertised Salary: Salary commensurate with education, experiences and other requirements. Comprehensive benefit package (health care, vacation, etc.)  
FLSA: Exempt  
Temporary/Continuing:  Continuing  
Part-Time/Full-Time: Full-Time  
Union Group: Ferris Faculty Association (MEA-NEA)  
Term of Position: 12 Month  
At Will/Just Cause: Just Cause  
Summary of Position: The Assistant or Associate Professor/Director of PGA Golf Management is responsible for all aspects of this premier 4.5-year program offering a B.S. degree in Business in conjunction with PGA certification. The primary responsibilities include instruction of the PGA's 3.0 curriculum, coordinating all aspects of the PGA Golf Management Program, and program administration for a 100+ student program, including fundraising, placement, and industry relations. Specific activities include administration of all PGA of America testing, and ensuring compliance with accreditation standards, student activities, internship program, alumni activities, student advising, etc.
Other duties include, but are not limited to: curricular and program administration (utilizing courses and faculty from the department, the college, and the university); recruiting; fundraising; management of scholarships; promoting job placement of graduating students; industry relations (with the PGA, and with workplace representatives).
This faculty position will receive 50% release time to perform the administrative functions as the Director of PGA Golf Management.  
Position Type: Faculty - Temporary & Continuing  
Required Education: Master's degree  
Required Work Experience: 5 years of professional senior management experience in the golf industry or an accredited PGA Golf Management program.

Demonstrated ability to provide leadership  
Required Licenses and Certifications: Active membership in the Professional Golfers' Association of America (PGA)  
Physical Demands:
  • Office Environment
  • Bending
  • Carrying
  • Moving
  • Reaching
  • Sitting
  • Twisting
  • Driving
  • Lifting
  • Pulling/Pushing
  • Repetitive movement
  • Standing
Additional Education/Experiences to be Considered: Relevant work experience in both the private sector and higher education, including teaching at the university level.
Completed Doctorate Degree
PGA Master Professional  
Essential Duties/Responsibilities: The Assistant or Associate Professor/Director of the PGA Golf Management Program has responsibility for the overall operation and management of the PGA Golf Management Program per PGA Standards and Criteria. The Assistant or Associate Professor/Director serves as the primary liaison between the Professional Golfers' Association of America (PGA) and the students, faculty, and staff of the College of Business. The Assistant or Associate Professor/Director reports directly to the Sports, Entertainment, and Hospitality Management (SEHM) Department Chair.

A. Direct and coordinate all aspects of the PGA Golf Management Program including, but not limited to:
1. Develop and update PGA GM curriculum and assessment
2. Develop course offering schedule
3. Instruction of the PGA's 3.0 curriculum
4. Coordinate PGA seminars, work experience activities, and tests
5. Develop goals and provide evidence the program supports The PGA of America
6. Develop, maintain, and administer program policies and procedures
7. Develop written material, and implement marketing and retention initiatives
8. Monitor student progress to ensure PGA graduation requirements are met
9. Meet with prospective students and parents, represent the program at DAWG Days
10. Implement new emerging technology and trends for the program to increase
11. Provide ongoing academic advising and career counseling
12. Monitor budgets and scholarships
13. Set priorities for the use of funds
14. Conduct regular meetings with PGA GM staff
15. Manage and oversee the use of the program's facilities and equipment
16. Coordinate guest speakers, events, and activities

B. Direct and coordinate specialized program functions
1. Develop and initiate external program fundraising activities and scholarships in
cooperation with the Dean of the College of Business and the SEHM Department
2. Attend all required meetings with PGA and with other PGA Golf Management
3. Attend the PGA Merchandise Show as an exhibitor
4. Maintain contact and involvement with the PGA GM alumni association and the Ferris
Alumni Office
5. Monitor PGA personnel policies, procedures, and expectations for accreditation
6. Administer and monitor requirements set forth by the PGA
7. Coordinate communications and activities with external agencies, advisory board,
institutions, and organizations
8. Gather information, organize, and prepare the four-year PGA accreditation report
conducted by the PGA
9. Gather information, organize, and prepare the Academic Program Review report for
the College of Business
10. Oversee the activities of the PGA Golf Management Student Association (RSO)

C. Any other duties assigned within the position classification area.

The Assistant or Associate Professor/Director is expected to work closely with the Department Chair and Secretary for the SEHM Department, and the Dean of the College of Business

Communicate program needs to the SEHM Department Chair and the Dean of the College of Business

Primary liaison between the program, students, college faculty, and university administration

Supervise PGM staff, maintain a positive work environment, and conduct annual performance reviews

Interact and communicate on a regular basis with other academic programs to facilitate enhancement of curricular offerings

Serve on committees and task forces at the college and university level

Actively participates in, and encourages staff to participate in, appropriate professional development activities

Implement new emerging technology and trends into the curriculum

Demonstrates an understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion, especially in working relationships with students, faculty, staff and community members.

Faculty members also have professional responsibilities which may include advising students, orientation and registration of students, participation in University committees, keeping regular posted office hours (which are scheduled at times convenient for students), and participation in traditional functions which have academic significance. Faculty members may be required to teach off-campus or in an on-line environment.  
Marginal Duties/Responsibilities:    
Skills and Abilities: Demonstrated commitment, experience and understanding for diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Highly effective written and verbal communication, and interpersonal skills

Ability to deliver PGA learning objectives in the classroom, online, and in clinical settings

Strong organization and time management skills

Ability to develop effective personal and professional relationships

Ability to plan, develop and carry out program goals

Ability to utilize computer software applications and technology (i.e. academic and golf related)

Commitment to continuous quality improvement  
Required Documents:
  • Cover Letter 
  • Resume 
  • Unofficial Transcript 
  • Certification
Optional Documents:    
Special Instructions to Applicants: Transcript 1 (REQUIRED): Applicants must attach a copy of unofficial transcript of Master's degree.

Transcript must include: Institution name, applicant name, date degree attained, degree awarded. Finalist
will be required to submit an official transcript.

Certification (REQUIRED): Applicants must attach a copy of current PGA Membership card  
Initial Application Review Date: July 25, 2022  
Open Until Position is Filled?: Yes   
Posting Close Date:
EEO Statement: Ferris State University, an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, is committed to enhancing equity, inclusion, and diversity within its community. Ferris offers employment opportunities to qualified candidates seeking careers in a student-focused environment that values opportunity, collaboration, diversity and educational excellence.  Learn more about the Ferris Mission and community at The University actively seeks applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and other underrepresented groups. For more information on the University's Policy on Non-Discrimination, visit: Ferris Non-Discrimination Statement.  

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