Eastern Washington University and the College of Arts, Letters, & Education invite applications for a full-time Assistant Professor of Recreation Management in our Department of Physical Education, Health & Recreation (“PEHR”). This tenure track position will begin fall quarter, mid-September 2013.
Eastern’s PEHR faculty bring to their undergraduate and graduate programs depth of knowledge and experience in teaching, research, and service. The department’s undergraduate programs prepare students to complete degrees in Athletic Training, Community Health, Exercise Science, Health and Fitness, Outdoor Recreation, Recreation Management, and Therapeutic Recreation. We have a Master of Science degree in Physical Education with two tracks – Sports and Recreation Administration and Exercise Science.
Eastern is a regional, comprehensive university that expects all faculty to demonstrate teaching excellence, professional growth, and service to the university, profession, and the community. The candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in core areas in Recreation and Leisure Services, elective courses, and specialized courses in one or more of the following areas: recreation management, travel and tourism, outdoor and adventure recreation, aquatic center management, recreational sport management, non-profit management, community recreation, entrepreneurial ventures, or leadership.
The successful candidate will serve as an advisor and mentor for declared majors in the Recreation Management program, recruit majors, and meet accreditation and certification standards. We are especially interested in a colleague who complements our existing faculty, who can develop and maintain strong community and clinical relationships, who can serve on department, college and university committees, as well as maintain an active role in a professional organization, develop a focused line of research and seek extramural funding for research or programs.
Eastern is located in Cheney, Washington, with a second campus located in Spokane (30 minutes from Cheney), as well as additional teaching/learning centers located in other cities throughout Washington State. Enrollment has reached over 12,000 students. The Cheney-Spokane area is the heart of the Inland Northwest, with excellent restaurants, theater, shopping, a choice of living in a medium-sized city or a small town, and high quality schools and housing. Outdoor recreational opportunities abound in the nearby lakes, rivers, forests, and mountains. Department faculty have access to all Eastern’s fitness facilities and our well-outfitted human performance lab.
Position is open until further notice; screening will begin November 26, 2013. To be assured full consideration, your application must be complete and submitted through the online portal by January 4, 2013. All materials will be held in strictest confidence; references will not be contacted until candidates have been notified.
Eastern Washington University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff, students, and academic program offerings and to strengthening sensitivity to diversity throughout the institution. Eastern Washington University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.
o Earned Doctorate in Recreation or closely related field by the start date (9/16/2013); ABD candidates may be considered with the expectation that the doctorate must be conferred by 1/1/2014.
o Relevant recreation management professional experience in the field;
o College level teaching and advising experience; preference may be given to candidates who offer two or more years of this experience.
o Additionally, candidates should have demonstrated interest, experience or ability to promote cultural competency and/or diversity.
Preference will be given to candidates who meet one or more of the following:
o Evidence of scholarly activities in basic research, and ability to contribute to the teaching and research agenda of a multidisciplinary department.
o Interest in and potential for collaboration with university-wide multidisciplinary programs.
o The candidate should have a wellness lifestyle that reflects the philosophy of the PEHR Department.
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