Northern Arizona University’s Geography, Planning and Recreation department is conducting a search for an Assistant Professor of Practice in our Parks and Recreation Management program. This is a teaching focused, non-tenure eligible position with opportunity for advancement. The position is expected to be on-going; renewal is contingent on performance and program need. The position will start in August 2018.
The Department of Geography, Planning, and Recreation, is a unit within the college of Social and Behavioral Sciences. The Parks and Recreation Management (PRM) program has been accredited by the Council on the Accreditation of Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Related Professions (COAPRT) since 1999. PRM has seven faculty and approximately 300 campus and distance undergraduate students. A new Master of Science degree will be offered in Fall 2018.
This position is primarily responsible for teaching courses focused on professional preparation and engagement, including seminars and independent studies, to students in the BS and MS in Parks and Recreation Management programs. The position is expected to model the intersection of theory and practice in parks and recreation management.
Additional duties may include graduate program coordination, graduate student advising, research, and university service. Success in the position is dependent upon a demonstrated and continuing connectedness to the disciplines of recreation, leisure studies, and/or closely related fields.
This vacancy will be open until filled or closed. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2017.
The application must include the following: 1) A letter of interest indicating the position for which you are applying; 2) A current curriculum vitae; 3) Recent teaching evaluations (if available) or other evidence of experience in instruction/training; 4) Unofficial copies of all academic transcripts; and 5) Contact information of at least four professional references, including physical and e-mail addresses, and phone numbers. Save all items, in the order stated, as a single PDF or Word document.
If you have problems submitting application attachments in the form of a Word or PDF document please contact the department for assistance.
If you need assistance completing your application there are instructions available on line at http://hr.nau.edu or in person in the Human Resources Department located in Building 91 on the NAU Campus - on the corner of Beaver and DuPont Streets.
If you are an individual with a disability and need reasonable accommodation to participate in the hiring process please contact the Office of Equity and Access at: 928-523-3312/TDD - 928-523-1006 or PO Box 4083, Flagstaff AZ 86011.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Northern Arizona University is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.
A master’s degree with at least one academic degree in recreation, leisure studies, or a closely related field.
Demonstrated effectiveness in teaching and student-related responsibilities or evidence of potential teaching effectiveness.
Three-years of experience in parks and recreation management, leisure studies, or a closely related field.
An earned doctorate in recreation, leisure studies, or a closely related field.
Record of extensive professional accomplishment and experience.
Evidence of excellence in teaching graduate recreation and leisure studies courses.
Evidence of outstanding professional achievements.
Education and work experience that supports an ability to instruct several courses in the curriculum in areas such as marketing, diversity, organizational management, financial management, legal issues, and research.
Experience with curriculum development and on-line instruction.
Evidence of success working in a diverse community, faculty, staff, and student environment.
Additional Salary Information: NAU offers an attractive benefits and retirement package
About Northern Arizona University - Department of Geography, Planning & Recreation
Northern Arizona University has a student population of approximately 29,000, including more than 21,000 on its main campus in Flagstaff and the remainder at more than 20 locations statewide and online. Committed to a diverse and civil working and learning environment, NAU has earned a solid reputation as a university with all the features of a large institution but with a personal touch. NAU care...fully balances teaching, scholarship and service with a faculty and staff dedicated to each student’s success. All faculty members are expected to promote student learning and help students achieve academic outcomes.While our emphasis is undergraduate education, we offer a wide range of graduate programs and research that extend to such national concerns as forest health and bioterrorism. Our institution has carefully integrated on-campus education with distance learning, forming seamless avenues for students to earn degrees.Flagstaff has a population of about 70,000, rich in cultural diversity. Located at the base of the majestic San Francisco Peaks, Flagstaff is 140 miles north of Phoenix at the intersection of Interstate 17 and Interstate 40. With its elevation of 7,000 feet and four-season climate, Flagstaff is ideal for year-round outdoor activities. Nearby attractions include the Grand Canyon, Lowell Observatory, Oak Creek Canyon, Sedona, Monument Valley, Sunset Crater, Meteor Crater, and Arizona Snowbowl.The university is committed to a diverse and civil working and learning environment.For information about diversity, access, and equity at NAU, see http://nau.edu/Center-for-University-Access-and-Inclusion/.