Assistant Professor

Denton, TX
Apr 13, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

System Identification Number:

Posting Origination:

Kinesiology, Health Promotion, & Rec (132320)

College of Education

Assistant Professor

Job Summary/Basic Function:
The Department of Kinesiology, Health Promotion and Recreation is pleased to announce a 9-month tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor rank in the area of Recreation, Event and Sport Management to commence Fall of 2017.
The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the continued development and success of the department and program through research, teaching, service, outreach, and mentoring of students. This tenure-track faculty member will be expected to demonstrate a record of scholarly research that involves publications in quality outlets, professional presentations, and securing external funding in recreation, event, and sport management necessary to obtain tenure. Service to graduate students, including serving on and chairing of theses and culminating projects, is expected.
In addition, this faculty member will be expected to engage in quality instruction and contribute to the Department of Kinesiology, Health Promotion and Recreation with primary assignment in the Recreation, Event and Sport Management (RESM) program. The position requires a focus in recreation, event and sport management as well as supervision of graduate student work and conduct of research in a recognized area of recreation, events and sport. Instructional roles include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in recreation, events and sport as well as courses including: introduction to RESM; leadership; events; global sport; social issues in RESM; or qualitative research methods. Supervision of internships may also be required. Teaching assignments may be at UNT's New College, Frisco as well as at UNT in Denton. Service to the Department, College Education, University of North Texas, and to the profession is also expected.
The Department of Kinesiology, Health Promotion and Recreation focuses on being recognized for teaching, research, creativity and professional activities, and service as they relate to mental and physical health and overall quality of life in a diverse society. The mission of the Department of Kinesiology, Health Promotion, and Recreation is to support and encourage an in depth understanding of the nature and functioning of human beings in their physical, health, and leisure behaviors and the programs which facilitate the enhanced quality of life. The Department intends to accomplish this mission through the academic preparation of professionals, contributions to the professional body of knowledge, and provision of service to the university and community at large.
The Recreation, Event and Sport Management Program has successfully placed alumni and interns with organizations and agencies such as the Dallas Cowboys, Dallas Stars, FC Dallas, Oklahoma City Thunder, Sacramento Kings, Texas Motor Speedway, American Airlines Center, Frisco Roughriders, Texas Legends, Westin Stonebriar golf course, and the Dallas/Fort Worth regional park and recreation departments and YMCAs.
The University of North Texas System is firmly committed to equal opportunity and does not permit - and takes actions to prevent - discrimination, harassment (including sexual violence), and retaliation on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, family status, genetic information, citizenship or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, and employment practices. The University of North Texas System immediately investigates and takes remedial action when appropriate.
The University of North Texas System also takes actions to prevent retaliation against individuals who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge, or testify, assist or participate in an investigative proceeding or hearing.

Minimum Qualifications:
Minimum qualifications include an earned doctorate in recreation, sport or a closely related field. Demonstrated experience and research in an area of sports and recreation studies and management is required for this position as is an active pursuit of external funding and grant writing. Also required is a commitment to advising and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students and willingness to conduct outreach with external sports business enterprises and the wider recreation, event and sport management communities.

Preferred Qualifications:
Preference will be given to candidates with teaching experience in higher education and teaching experience with diverse student populations. Preference will also be given to candidates with an understanding of the interdisciplinary nature of the recreation, event and sport management industry. Experience in the recreation, event and sport management industries is desirable.

Position Type:

Tenure Status:
Tenure Track

Appointment Basis:
9 Months

Pay Frequency:

Non-Tenured Appointment Term:
No Response

Closing Date:
Open Until Search Closed

Review of Applications Begins:

Required Applicant Documents:
Curriculum Vita
Cover Letter
Unofficial Academic Transcripts (official transcripts due upon hire)
Statement of Research Interests


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