Eastern Washington University and the College of Arts, Letters, & Education invite applications for a full-time Assistant Professor of Recreation and Tourism Management in our Department of Physical Education, Health & Recreation (“PEHR”). This tenure track position will begin fall quarter, mid-September 2018.
Eastern's PEHR faculty bring a depth of knowledge and experience in teaching, research, and service to their undergraduate and graduate programs. The department's undergraduate programs prepare students to complete degrees in Athletic Training, Public Health, Exercise Science, Health and Fitness, Outdoor Recreation, Recreation and Tourism Management, and Therapeutic Recreation. We have a Master of Science degree in Physical Education with two tracks - Sports and Recreation Administration and Exercise Science.
Eastern is a regional, comprehensive university that expects all faculty to demonstrate teaching excellence, professional growth, and service to the university, profession, and the community.
The faculty member hired for this position will be welcomed into an academic community dedicated to cultural diversity, community engagement, and social justice.
Faculty are expected to engage in effective teaching, assessment of student learning, research, and service.
The candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in core areas in Recreation and Leisure Services, elective courses, and specialized courses in one or more of the following areas: recreation management, travel and tourism, aquatic center management, recreational sport management, non-profit management, community recreation, entrepreneurial ventures, leadership, or outdoor and adventure recreation. Additionally, this position includes teaching RCLS 495: Professional Internship in the summers under a separate contract.
The candidate selected for this position is expected to teach face to face classes, and may teach hybrid or blended classes and/or online classes according to the needs of the department. We have been fully accredited since 1986 by the Council on Accreditation of Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Related Professions (COAPRT).
The successful candidate will serve as an advisor and mentor for declared majors in the Recreation and Tourism Management program, recruit majors, and meet accreditation and certification standards.
We are especially interested in a colleague who complements our existing faculty, who can develop and maintain strong community relationships, who can serve on department, college and university committees, as well as maintain an active role in a professional organization, develop a focused line of research and seek extramural funding for research or programs.
About Eastern Washington University
Eastern is a regional, comprehensive university located in Cheney, 20 minutes from downtown Spokane. In addition to Eastern's Cheney campus, we also offer our Riverpoint campus in Spokane, plus additional teaching/learning centers located in other cities throughout Washington State. Enrollment has reached over 12,000 students. The Cheney-Spokane area is the heart of the Inland Northwest, with excellent restaurants, theater, shopping, skiing, hiking, lakes, a choice of living in a medium-sized city or a small town, and high quality schools and housing.
Eastern Washington University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff, students, and academic program offerings and to strengthening sensitivity to diversity throughout the institution. Eastern Washington University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.
Conditions of Employment
The required start date for this position is 09/14/2018. To be considered eligible for appointment into the position, applicants must be available and able to start in the position no later than 09/14/2018.
•Earned Doctorate in Recreation or closely related field by the start date (9/14/2018).
•Relevant recreation and/or tourism management professional experience in the field.
•College level teaching experience; preference may be given to candidates who offer two or more years of this experience.
•Demonstrated ability to apply a culturally responsive and flexible approach that is supportive to the diverse needs, including universal accessibility, of our students, faculty, staff and the public.
Preference will be given to candidates who meet one or more of the following:
•Evidence of scholarly activities in basic research, and ability to contribute to the teaching and research agenda of a multidisciplinary department.
•Interest in and potential for collaboration with university-wide multidisciplinary programs.
•College level advising experience.
•The candidate should have a wellness lifestyle that reflects the philosophy of the PEHR Department.
Other Skills and Abilities:
- Flexibility - Collaboration - Collegiality - Communication - Teamwork - Time Management
Eastern Washington University is a regional, comprehensive public university located in Cheney, Washington. Home to over 12,000 students, Eastern offers more than 100 fields of studies, nine master’s degrees, one applied doctorate, one educational specialist degree, and 11 graduate certificates. The university offers an exceptional learning environment that offers hands-on, real-world learning op...portunities. Eastern offers a comprehensive liberal arts curriculum, which prepares students to succeed in the competitive job market. Students at Eastern receive a traditional, yet unique college experience.