Lecturer - Recreation & Leisure Services

The College of Arts, Letters and Education invites applications for a special faculty/lecturer position in the Department of Physical Education, Health & Recreation to begin mid-September, 2017: Lecturer - Recreation & Leisure Services

The Physical Education, Health & Recreation Department is seeking a colleague with a strong commitment to students and collegiality.

The faculty member hired for this position will be welcomed into an academic community dedicated to cultural diversity, community engagement, and social justice.

Teaching: a typical workload for this position will involve 45 credits per academic year, subject to department needs.
Responsibilities will include teaching the following courses: Introduction to Leisure and Recreation, Leadership, Programming, Employment Processes, Budgeting, Publicity and Promotions, Foundations of Travel and Tourism, and Resort and Commercial Recreation.

Additionally, all faculty are expected to engage in effective teaching and assessment of student learning.

Screening of applications will begin August 7, 2017. Materials will be held in confidence, and references will not be contacted prior to candidate notification.

About Eastern Washington University

Eastern is a regional, comprehensive university located in Cheney, 20 minutes from downtown Spokane. In addition to Eastern's Cheney campus, we also offer our Riverpoint campus in Spokane, plus additional teaching/learning centers located in other cities throughout Washington State. Enrollment has reached over 12,000 students. The Cheney-Spokane area is the heart of the Inland Northwest, with excellent restaurants, theater, shopping, skiing, hiking, lakes, a choice of living in a medium-sized city or a small town, and high quality schools and housing.

Eastern Washington University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff, students, and academic program offerings and to strengthening sensitivity to diversity throughout the institution. Eastern Washington University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.

Conditions of Employment

This is a one year appointment only for AY2017-2018.

The required start date for this position is 09/15/2017. To be considered eligible for appointment into the position, applicants must be available and able to start in the position no later than 09/15/2017.

Additionally, this position could also potentially include teaching RCLS 495: Professional Internship in Summer 2018 under a separate contract.



Required Qualifications:

- Bachelor's Degree in Recreation or closely related field.

- Demonstrated ability to apply a culturally responsive and flexible approach that is supportive to the diverse needs, including universal accessibility, of our students, faculty, staff and the public.



Preferred Qualifications:

Preference may be given to candidates who offer one or more of the following preferred qualifications:

- Master's, ABD, or Doctorate in Recreation or closely related field.

- Extensive industry experience

- Candidates with the ability to teach RCLS 463 Global Citizenship



Other Skills and Abilities:

- Flexibility
- Collaboration
- Collegiality
- Communication
- Teamwork
- Time Management





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