Assistant Professor, Outdoor Recreation and Tourism Management
University of Wyoming
July 9, 2018
Full-time - Experienced
The University of Wyoming (UW) invites applications for Assistant Professor in Outdoor Recreation and Tourism Management. We seek an accomplished and creative individual to provide research, 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 by the Helga Otto Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources.
This position is a 9-month tenure-track Assistant Professor appointment. The Assistant Professor will teach a variety of undergraduate courses, perform research and scholarship in related fields, and serve the University, state and industry. 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 experience in the outdoor recreation and/or tourism industry, teaching, interdisciplinary programs, and working with diverse populations. Preferred candidates will also have experience managing or developing programs that provide real-world experience to students.
The successful candidate will (1) develop and teach undergraduate Outdoor Recreation and Tourism Management courses. These courses will include an innovative professional semester of applied experience and capstone projects in collaboration with agencies, organizations, and businesses, (2) perform research and scholarship in related fields, and (3) provide service and outreach to UW, Wyoming, and beyond.
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.
Recreation or tourism industry experience;
A terminal degree in a related field and either an undergraduate or master’s degree in a field related to parks, recreation, or tourism;
Demonstrated research agenda and scholarship;
College-level teaching experience;
A demonstrated commitment to interdisciplinary teaching and approaches in related fields.
Research related to outdoor recreation or tourism in the western US;
Experience in a Council on Accreditation of Parks, Recreation, Tourism related professions (COAPRT) accredited academic program;
Experience designing college-level courses;
Experience teaching, managing or developing applied experience courses, capstone projects, or professional semesters;
Experience working in interdisciplinary teams.
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.
Internal Number: 9898
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/