Tenure-Track Position - Recreation Generalist (Outdoor Recreation/Education)

Posting Details

Position Information

Job Title Tenure-Track Position - Recreation Generalist (Outdoor Recreation/Education)
Job Code 2360-Tenure Track faculty
Full/Part Time Full Time
Regular/Temporary Regular
Tenure Information Tenure Track
Rank Assistant 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 and MS in Recreation Administration, with multiple program areas of focus for students. 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 as a Recreation Generalist with a specialty in the area of Outdoor Recreation and Education.

Essential Duties

- Teaching undergraduate courses in the area of natural resource and outdoor recreation
- 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 in natural resource management and outdoor recreation
-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 a closely related field. ABD candidates will be considered. If ABD, candidates will be required to complete the doctoral degree within one year of appointment.

Teaching Experience
- Demonstrate teaching experience related to the subject matter (outdoor recreation/education).

Professional Experience
- Applicants should show evidence of having the equivalent of at least one year full-time experience (or the equivalent in part-time employment) working in outdoor recreation and education or a closely related field within the last ten years. (A candidate with less industry experience may be considered if the applicant can show evidence of extensive teaching, student advising, and course development in the area of recreation management.)

Special Knowledge and Abilities:
- A strong academic background in at least one area of outdoor recreation/education is required.

Preferred Qualifications

Teaching Experience:
- Demonstrate the ability to teach in the undergraduate common core (ex: management, research and evaluation, marketing, etc.)
- Demonstrate experience teaching in at least one area of outdoor recreation/education (experiential education, adventure education and programming, environmental education, or outdoor recreation programming and expeditioning)
- Experience teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels
- Demonstrate ability to teach courses in General Education
- Experience advising students, supervising student research, and supervising students during internships

Professional Experience:
- Show significant professional experience beyond the minimum stated earlier, such that formal textbook knowledge can be supplemented by personal examples and case studies drawn from past experiences.
- Have held supervisory or managerial positions in the industry
- Have recent/current professional experience in the field

Special Knowledge and Abilities:
- Have field-based instructional expedition experience with outdoor recreation/education/adventure organizations such as Outward Bound, the National Outdoor Leadership School, the Wilderness Education Association or other organizational leader in outdoor recreation and experiential education.
- Have field specialties related to the unique natural field settings of the Sacramento region, e.g. whitewater boating, mountaineering, backpacking, sea kayaking, or canyoneering
- Show a willingness, over time, to take on the role of program development and coordination of area course coursework (i.e. develop program and training connections with the primary adventure programming entity on campus, Peak Adventures a student-focused outdoor on-campus organization)
- Demonstrate ability to work with relevant professional organizations and/or businesses
- Evidence of work with diverse groups

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number F0047P
Anticipated Start Date Fall 2018
Initial Application Review 11/20/2017
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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The University is committed to creating an education and working environment free from discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. For more information on mandatory training for new employees, visit http://www.csus.edu/hr/departments/equal-opportunity/Information%20for%20Job%20Applicants.html.

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Background Check Disclaimer

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. Letter of Recommendation
  5. Writing Sample
Optional Documents