Abstract

This article examines the faculty job market in the humanities broadly, and sport history specifically, to assess the past, current, and future of sport history as an academic field. We suggest one way to expand the sport history job market and popular appeal of academic sport history is for scholars to embrace research questions and topics related to sport management and business history and the activities of sport entrepreneurs and commercial organizations. The authors explore the multidisciplinary field of business history as a comparison to the field of sport history; highlight evidence of job opportunities for sport historians in sport management; and assess the current vocational outlook for sport historians in the context of the United States.

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