|Position:||Assistant Professor of Recreation and Park Administration|
|Department:||Parks, Recreation, and Hospitality|
|Location:||Arkansas Tech University, Russellville, AR|
Arkansas Tech University in Russellville, Arkansas invites applications for a tenure-track
position at the rank of Assistant Professor of Recreation and Park Administration
within the Department of Parks, Recreation, and Hospitality Administration. This is
a nine-month position with the possible opportunity for summer instruction with an
anticipated start date of August 2013. The successful candidate will be responsible
for instruction of undergraduate courses, advising students, supervising interns,
and establishing partnerships with organizations. Scholarly activity and service to
the university is required. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate core
courses in recreation and park administration. Courses may include: recreation programming,
leadership, and sport management. Earned doctorate in parks, recreation, tourism,
or closely related field required, candidates who will complete their doctorate within
a year of the start date will be considered. A record of productive teaching, research,
industry experience and service is preferred. Experience with developing on-line courses
as well as obtaining external funding will be an advantage.
The Recreation and Park Administration program is housed in the Department of Parks, Recreation, and Hospitality Administration, which is one of six departments in the College of Applied Sciences. The Recreation and Park Administration program offers five designated emphasis areas: Natural Resource, Recreation Administration, Interpretation, Therapeutic Recreation, and Turf Management. The program is accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Parks, Recreation, Tourism, and Related Professions (COAPRT) and currently is the only accredited program in the state. For more information about the department, visit our website at http://www.atu.edu/prha/programs_recpark.php .
Arkansas Tech University, founded in 1909, is rich in history and is now one of the
fastest growing universities in the state, with an enrollment of ~10,000 students.
Tech’s focus on student achievement results in one of the highest graduation rates
in the state.
Applications must include a letter of application, vita, all official transcripts and a least three letters of professional reference. Complete applications must be received by March 1, 2013. Send application materials to:
Dr. Cathi McMahan, Head
Department of Parks, Recreation & Hospitality Administration
Arkansas Tech University
102 Williamson Hall
1205 North El Paso Avenue, Russellville, AR 72801.