Professor of Practice, Outdoor Recreation and Tourism Management
University of Wyoming
June 29, 2018
Full-time - Experienced
The University of Wyoming (UW) invites applications for Professor of Practice in Outdoor Recreation and Tourism Management. We seek an accomplished and creative individual to provide teaching and service consistent with the educational mission of the University of Wyoming. The Bachelor of Science degree in Outdoor Recreation and Tourism Management is one of UW’s newest, offered through / housed in / delivered by the Helga Otto Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources.
This position is a 9-month, non-tenure-track Professor of Practice position with appointments in the Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources (75%) and the College of Business (25%). The Professor of Practice will demonstrate deep knowledge of tourism and hospitality theory and practice; design and deliver a variety of undergraduate courses while aiding the institution, state and tourism industry through service. We seek candidates with experience in, and understanding of, interdisciplinary and applied teaching, as well as outstanding communication and relationship-building skills that advance the Haub School’s reputation and vision. Preferred candidates will have substantial experience with tourism theory and practice, hospitality management, private industry, teaching, interdisciplinary academic programs, and working with diverse populations. Preferred candidates will also have experience with delivering or developing applied experience courses or training programs.
The successful candidate will develop and teach undergraduate Outdoor Recreation and Tourism Management courses. These may include courses in an innovative professional semester of applied experience courses and capstone projects in collaboration with agencies, organizations, and businesses. The successful candidate will also teach College of Business courses in an area of expertise. Additionally, this position will assist with the design and implementation of an innovative professional semester of applied experience and capstone projects in collaboration with agencies, organizations, and businesses. The University of Wyoming invites diverse applicants to consider our employment opportunities. We are also especially interested in candidates who have experience working with diverse populations and/or diverse initiatives.
Significant tourism, hospitality, and/or outdoor recreation industry experience Bachelor’s and master’s degree in a field related to recreation, tourism, and/or business discipline Teaching or training experience A demonstrated commitment to interdisciplinary teaching/training and approaches in related fields
Terminal degree in a related field College-level teaching and course design experience Service to recreation, tourism or hospitality industry Experience delivering or developing applied experience courses or training programs Experience working in interdisciplinary teams Experience with programs or professions accredited by Council on Accreditation of Parks, Recreation, Tourism
Candidates should submit an online application along with a letter of interest, a detailed CV, and contact information for four references (to be contacted only for finalists) uploaded as one document. Address applications to the search chair, Dr. Doug Wachob, Academic Programs Director.
Nominations and expressions of interest will be held in confidence until on-campus interviews are conducted. Application process questions can be addressed to Kim Messersmith at Kbois@uwyo.edu.
Review of applications begins on September 1, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is November 1, 2018 but is negotiable.
The University of Wyoming is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law and University policy. To review the EEO is the Law Poster and its Supplement, please see The Diversity & Fairness page.
Pursuant to Wyoming State law, W.S. 19-14-102, as amended, an honorably discharged veteran who has been a resident of the state of Wyoming for one (1) year or more at any time prior to the date when the veteran applies for employment, or any surviving spouse who was married to such veteran at the time of the veteran’s death, who is receiving federal survivor benefits based on the veteran’s military service and is applying for employment, shall receive an interview preference during the applicant screening process with the University of Wyoming. At the time of application the applicant must possess the business capacity, competency, education or other qualifications required for the position. If disabilities do not materially interfere with performance of job duties, disabled veterans will be given preference over able-bodied veterans. Appropriate documentation of veteran status must be provided at time of application as outlined in the application process. No preference will be given to a veteran currently employed by a public department.
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About University of Wyoming
The Haub School is a growing academic unit that includes six undergraduate and graduate degree programs that serve ~250 students, the Ruckelshaus Institute that conducts innovative outreach, and nineteen core faculty and staff. The Haub School partners with programs, faculty, staff, and students throughout the UW campus, as well as a broad network of statewide, regional, national, and international partners, to promote excellence in environmental and natural resources education, research, and outreach. Since 1993, the Haub School has been a nexus for interdisciplinary environmental and natural resources education and inquiry. The school’s curricula emphasize collaborative and interdisciplinary approaches that prepare students to become thoughtful future leaders and problem solvers in environmental and natural resources fields. Students learn in the classroom, in the outstanding natural outdoor laboratory that is Wyoming, and overseas via the Haub School's international field courses. The Ruckelshaus Institute, a division of the Haub School, supports stakeholder-driven solutions to environmental and natural resources challenges throughout the state and region through compelling scie...nce communication and by promoting collaborative decision-making. The Haub School’s faculty maintain active research or creative programs that address environmental and natural resources questions from both disciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives.
The University of Wyoming is located in Laramie, a town of 30,000 in the heart of the Rocky Mountain West. The state of Wyoming continues to invest in its university, helping to make it a leader in academics, research and outreach. The university has state-of-the-art facilities in many areas and the community provides the advantages of a major university.
Located in a high mountain valley near the Colorado border, Laramie offers both outstanding recreational opportunities and close proximity to Colorado’s Front Range, a bustling group of metropolitan cities including Denver, Boulder, and Fort Collins. This beautiful mountain landscape offers outdoor enjoyment in all seasons, with over 300 days of sunshine annually. For more information about the region, please visit http://visitlaramie.org/