Assistant Lecturers/Assistant Professors of Practice (Recreation Professions)(Variable Time)



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Job description

Carbondale, IL

We are seeking one or more term, variable time, non-tenure track faculty to join the Public Health & Recreation Professions (PHRP), housed in the College of Education and Human Services at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

The Department of Public Health and Recreation Professions is nationally recognized for its programs in both public health and recreation. The Recreation Professions program offers B.S. and M.S. degrees with three specializations (Therapeutic Recreation, Leisure Services Management, and Outdoor Recreation Leadership Management). All of our faculty members take great pride in their commitment to working with undergraduate and graduate students. Learn more about us at

Qualifications: The rank of Assistant Lecturer requires a master’s degree in recreation or related field. The rank of Assistant Professor of Practice requires a doctorate in recreation or related field. Preference will be given to applicants with previous university/college teaching experience and a completed doctorate.


  • Teaching assigned undergraduate and graduate courses. Areas needing coverage include: Leadership in Recreation, Program Design and Group Dynamics, Inclusive Recreation, and Community Recreation.
  • Maintain office hours.
  • Provide assessment information as needed for relevant courses.

Application Deadline: Applications will be reviewed beginning July 8, 2019

How to apply

Submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts and names and contact information of three references to:

[email protected]


Dr. Robert J. McDermott, Interim Chair
Department of Public Health & Recreation Professions
Pulliam Hall 307 – Mail Code 4632
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
475 Clocktower Drive
Carbondale, IL 62901

Phone: (618) 453-2777

From its humble beginnings as the state’s second teachers college - founded in 1869 with a dozen academic departments and an inaugural class of 143 - Southern Illinois University Carbondale now ranks among Illinois’ most comprehensive public universities.