Requisition: F1700307 Open Date: 10/20/2017 Review Date: 11/19/2017 Job Category: Faculty Department: Kinesiology and Health Science College/Unit: E Eccles Jones Coll of Ed & Hum Svs Location: Logan Campus Posting Duration: Open Until Filled
Position Summary: The Department of Kinesiology and Health Sciences (KHS) invites applicants for a full-time tenure-track assistant/associate professor position in parks and recreation, beginning in August 2018. This is a nine-month position with a primary focus on teaching in the Parks and Recreation Program. Candidates should demonstrate an ability for excellence in teaching and a focus on student success.
The Parks and Recreation Program curriculum specializes in the management and programming of recreation experiences with a focus on non-profit and municipal recreation agencies. The program is currently an undergraduate program with the long-term vision of reintroducing its graduate degree program. The Parks and Recreation Program coordinates closely with the newly developed campus recreation program and recently built Aggie Recreation Center (2016). The program has been accredited by the Council on Accreditation sponsored by NRPA from 1995 – 2015. Visit http://www.usu.edu/degrees/index.cfm?id=106 for additional program and curriculum details.
Demonstrate excellence and expertise in teaching a variety of courses in the Parks and Recreation Program
Coordinate practicum experiences for students
Provide vision, curriculum insights, and direction to the Parks and Recreation program
Maintain awareness of current research trends and topics in Recreation
Commit to department, university, and professional service
Collaborate with community partners that are beneficial to program success
Dept/College Highlights: The Parks and Recreation Program is part of the KHS Department in the Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services (http://cehs.usu.edu/). The Department of KHS envisions promoting active, healthy lifestyles through its programs, students, and alumni. For the past decade, US News and World Report have ranked the College 10th in the nation among colleges of education for external research dollars.
USU is a land-grant and space-grant institution, Carnegie-classified as a research extensive university. Being an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, USU is dedicated to recruiting stellar candidates from a diverse pool including women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities. USU is sensitive to the needs of dual-career applicants and offers competitive salaries with outstanding medical, retirement, and professional benefits (http://www.usu.edu/hr).
Surrounded by the Bear River Range and the Wellsville Mountains, Logan, Utah is located in the beautiful Cache Valley and is within a day's drive of six national parks. The surrounding mountains, ski resorts, trails, lakes, and rivers situate Utah State University in one of the finest recreational environments in the nation. Logan is an attractive, safe, family friendly, and affordable college town with a pleasant art and entertainment scene that provides a unique living-learning lifestyle. To learn more about Cache Valley, visit http://www.tourcachevalley.com/
Qualifications: Minimum Qualifications:
Must have an earned doctorate in a recreation related discipline
Have university teaching experience with clear capability for teaching courses relevant to the Parks and Recreation Program
Effective oral, written and interpersonal skills
A commitment to staying current in the field
Demonstrated experience working with and collaborating with various organizations and agencies to facilitate program and student success
Additional Qualifications for Rank of Associate Professor:
Established record demonstrating strength and excellence in teaching
Demonstrated record of quality service to the profession
Opportunity Type: Full-Time w/benefits package Percent of Time or Hours per Week: 100% Advertised Salary: Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits