Tenure Track Faculty - Recreation Therapy

Posting Details

Position Information

Job Title Tenure Track Faculty - Recreation Therapy
Job Code 2360-Tenure Track faculty
Full/Part Time Full Time
Regular/Temporary Regular
Tenure Information Tenure Track
Rank Assistant/Associate Professor
Salary Salary is dependent upon qualifications and professional experience
Department Recreation, Parks & Tourism
Hiring Department Summary

The Department of Recreation, Parks & Tourism Administration in the College of Health and Human Services offers a BS (with concentrations in both Recreation and Park Management, and Recreation Therapy) and MS in Recreation Administration. Approximately 430 majors are enrolled in our undergraduate program which is accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Related Professions (COAPRT). We are a growing faculty and are committed to innovative teaching, quality research, and providing valuable service to the community.
We are seeking an enthusiastic individual to join us next year in a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor rank. While it is unlikely, it may be possible to negotiate the rank of Associate Professor (also tenure-track but without pre-approved tenure) for an exceptional candidate who has significant academic experience and who has already been promoted and received tenure at another institution.

Essential Duties

-Teaching undergraduate courses in recreation therapy
-Teaching in the undergraduate common core, graduate common core, or the General Education program
-Scholarly and Creative Activities (conducting research, publishing in academic journals or technical publications, or presenting at regional, national, or international meetings)
-Service/Contributions to the Institution (serving on departmental, college and university committees)
-Service/Contributions to the Community (regional, non-academic community and/or the academic community beyond the university)
-Student Advising (undergraduate and graduate students)
-Curriculum revision and development
-Internship supervision
-Supervision of undergraduate and graduate student research, including master’s projects and theses

Required Qualifications

- Ph.D. (or comparable terminal degree). At a minimum, an applicant must have at least one degree in Recreation (or equivalent) with an emphasis/concentration in Recreation Therapy. ABD candidates will be considered. If ABD, candidates will be required to complete the doctoral degree within two years of appointment.

-Current CTRS is required.

Special Knowledge and Abilities:
- A strong academic background in recreation therapy is required.

Teaching Experience:
-Demonstrate teaching experience related to the subject matter (recreational therapy);

-Demonstrate an ability to teach in the recreation core (programming, management, administration, leadership, research methods, etc.).

-Demonstrate a strong willingness to work with diverse groups.
-Demonstrate a strong willingness to work with professional organizations in recreation therapy.

Preferred Qualifications

-Evidence of having the equivalent of at least two years full-time experience (or the equivalent in part-time employment) working in the recreation therapy field within the last ten years (in the context of this item, greater weight will be given to candidates with more and/or senior level experience).
-Teaching experience at both the undergraduate and graduate levels
-Ability to teach courses in the General Education program
-Experience advising students, supervising student research, and supervising students during internships
-Experience working with diverse groups
-Experience working with professional organizations in recreation therapy

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number F0023P
Anticipated Start Date Fall 2018
Initial Application Review 10/20/2017
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

- Cover letter can include a statement of teaching philosophy and scholarly interests.
- Unofficial transcripts attesting to highest degree earned AND all degrees relevant to the subject matter of the position being applied for (Note: Official transcripts can be submitted later but certainly before a candidate is invited to campus for interview.)
- Writing sample should be a scholarly writing sample (need not have been published), relevant to areas of teaching

Eligibility Verification

Candidate will be required to provide official transcripts of their highest degree earned and must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.. California State University, Sacramento is a sponsoring agency ( ie. H-1-B Visa).

Campus Diversity Statement

Sacramento is one of the most diverse and integrated major cities in the country, and Sacramento State is committed to providing a quality education for all of our region’s students. Our campus community represents the broad diversity of our state, and we believe that all are enriched and unified by this diversity. Sacramento State is especially interested in candidates who can contribute, through their teaching, research, and service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.

Equal Employment Opportunity

California State University, Sacramento is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Sacramento State hires only those individuals who are lawfully authorized to accept employment in the United States.

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A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with California State University, Sacramento. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current California State University, Sacramento employees who apply for the position.

California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act

The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in the California State University Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Will you have a Ph.D. in hand by the date of appointment or an advanced ABD by the date of the appointment?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • CSU Careers Website
    • CalJobs Website
    • Agency Referral
    • Advertisement/Publication
    • Current eReferral
    • Website
    • HERC Website
    • Newspaper ad
  3. * Are you currently a LECTURER at this or any other California State University?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Unofficial Transcripts
  4. Writing Sample
Optional Documents