Assistant Professor of Recreation and Park Administration


Position: Assistant Professor of Recreation and Park Administration
Department: Parks, Recreation, and Hospitality
Location: Arkansas Tech University, Russellville, AR
Deadline: 3/1/2013
Hire Date: 8/2013

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 Engineering & 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.

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