Assistant or Associate Professor

Normal, Illinois, United States
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Job Summary/Responsibilities: The School of Kinesiology and Recreation invites applications for the position of a tenure-track, Assistant or Associate Professor in Recreation and Park Administration (RPA): Recreation Management, beginning August 16, 2018.

APPOINTMENT: Tenure-track, nine-month position. Salary is competitive and is commensurate with qualifications and experience with a comprehensive benefits package.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
1) TEACHING: Provide quality instruction in undergraduate RPA professional core courses, undergraduate recreation management sequence classes, and graduate courses in recreation administration. Direct independent studies, graduate research projects and theses.
2) SCHOLARSHIP: Develop a focused area of scholarship that culminates in nationally refereed publications and professional presentations, be involved in scholarly projects with faculty and students at the undergraduate and graduate level, and submit grant proposals.
3) SERVICE: Participate in faculty meetings and School activities. Serve on School, College, and/or University Committees and contribute to professional organizations. Advise majors regarding general career options and professional matters.

QUALIFICATIONS: A terminal academic degree (PhD, ReD, or EdD) in Recreation and Park Administration/Leisure Studies or a related field is required. Applicants with expected completion of doctoral degree before March 2019 will be considered. Practical experience in the field of recreation, parks, and/or tourism is preferred. Experience in college teaching, research, and professional service is desired. Candidates must have focused scholarship in the area of recreation/leisure studies. For consideration at the associate professor level, applicants should have an appropriate record of teaching excellence and scholarly productivity. State law mandates demonstrable oral proficiency in the English language as a requirement for this position.

Required Qualifications:

1. A terminal academic degree (PhD, ReD, or EdD) in Recreation and Park Administration/Leisure Studies or a related field is required. Applicants with expected completion of doctoral degree before March 2019 will be considered.
2. Candidates must have focused scholarship in the area of recreation/leisure studies.
3. State law mandates demonstrable oral proficiency in the English language as a requirement for this position.

  • For consideration at the associate professor level, applicants should have an appropriate record of teaching excellence and scholarly productivity.

Preferred Qualifications:
1. Practical experience in the field of recreation, parks, and/or tourism is preferred.
2. Experience in college teaching, research, and professional service is desired.

If you have any questions, please direct them to the committee chair:
Dr. Brent Beggs
Professor and Program Director – Recreation and Park Administration Program
309-438-5753
babeggs@ilstu.edu

How to apply

For full consideration, please complete an online application. In the application, please include a letter of application, curriculum vita, and three current letters of reference (please combine into one PDF and attach as “Reference List”) by October 8, 2017.

Illinois State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran.

If you are having difficulty accessing the system, please call Human Resources at (309) 438-8311.

If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or other state or federal law, you may request an accommodation by contacting the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access at (309) 438-3383.

Proposed Start Date: 08/16/2018

Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

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