The Hainan University-Arizona State University International Tourism College (HAITC) is seeking one full-time, 9 month lecturer in parks and recreation management. This position will be permanently based in Haikou, Hainan, China.
The School of Community Resources and Development is one of four schools in the Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions (https://publicservice.asu.edu), a vibrant community of active scholars committed to excellence in education and innovative responses to collective problems. SCRD is ranked #7 in the world and #2 in the U.S. for Hospitality, Leisure, Sport and Tourism according to the Center for World University Rankings. The mission of SCRD is to co-create transformative solutions that enhance the social, cultural, environmental, and economic well-being of communities. (See: http://scrd.asu.edu/).
Hainan University (HNU) is a comprehensive provincial university in Haikou, Hainan. It is one of the “211 Project” key universities. HAITC is an innovative joint college and the first domestic Sino-foreign cooperative tourism institution approve by China’s Ministry of Education. Currently offering three dual degree programs, the college began in Fall 2017 and now hosts over 500 students. Courses are taught by both HNU and ASU faculty.
The successful candidate will be expected to teach up to four courses per semester at the undergraduate level, deliver excellent in-class instruction at the undergraduate level and participate in service activities for the college, profession and community. The appointment will begin with a one week orientation at ASU’s Downtown Phoenix campus.
Earned master’s degree in parks and recreation, tourism, leisure studies, geography or a closely related field from an accredited institution at the time of appointment
Undergraduate teaching experience
Knowledge of parks and recreation management
Ability to work with culturally-diverse populations
Doctorate in a closely aligned field
Preference will also be given to applicants with: 1) experience teaching undergraduate parks and recreation related classes; 2) experience working in park or recreation management; 3) professional engagement with students in and out of the classroom; 4) and expertise in one or more specialties such as leisure, sustainability, programming, special events, management, leadership and professional development
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Internal Number: 14023/PP2149
About Arizona State University
The School of Community Resources and Development (SCRD) is one of four degree-granting units in the Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions at the Downtown Phoenix campus and one of ASU’s transdisciplinary schools encompassing faculty in several areas of study. Our foundation discipline is community development with four more specific areas of education and scholarship that rest on this foundation: community sports management, nonprofit leadership and management, parks and recreation management, and tourism development and management. The activities of the School faculty, staff and students exemplify the design imperatives of the New American University through our programs’ unifying principle of contributing to healthy, resilient and sustainable communities.