Recreation Management Assistant Professor Tenure/Tenure Track (CategoryI)

Denver, CO
Sep 30, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Summary

The Department of Health Professions at Metropolitan State University of Denver invites applicants to apply for a full time tenure track position for the 2018 – 2019 academic year. The candidate will be an integral member of the Recreation Professions faculty as well as the Department of Health Professions and will be required to follow those responsibilities outlined in the MSU Denver Handbook for Professional Personnel.

This tenure-track position has two roles: Program Coordinator of the Recreation Professions program, and Assistant Professor – Recreation Management. The Recreation Program offers three undergraduate concentrations: Therapeutic Recreation, Recreation Management, and Recreation Generalist. The candidate will advise a diverse population of students, manage affiliate faculty, and teach courses related to recreation and park services. The position is a 10-month, tenure-track appointment and the salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The University is particularly interested in applicants who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for under-represented groups.

Metropolitan State University of Denver is an equal opportunity employer.

Posting Number

Position Title
Recreation Management Assistant Professor Tenure/Tenure Track (CategoryI)

Position Number
F 524

Salary for Announcement

The salary for this position is $ 60,058.

Employee Category

HEP - Health Professions

EClass Code
FT Faculty-10 mo with benes


Duties will include, but are not limited to undergraduate teaching, advising, research, and professional and administrative service. Successful candidates must have the ability to teach a variety of core recreation courses and will be required to teach recreation management courses.

Primary responsibilities include the following:
• Candidates are expected to teach twelve credit hours per semester with summer teaching opportunities possible
• The successful candidate should have demonstrated teaching experience and expertise that will enable contributions in teaching a variety of undergraduate Recreation core curriculum courses
• Maintain and foster partnerships with professional organizations and provide service to the university and community
• Assist in recruiting, training, and supervising affiliate faculty in areas of recreation theory, leadership, management, and therapeutic practices
• Assist with the collection, analysis, and reporting of the program’s Student Learning Outcomes
• Advise students on academic progression, program and graduation requirements, and other relevant issues

Required Qualifications

ABD in Recreation Management, Recreation Programming, Recreation Administration or related field.

Preferred Qualifications

• Doctorate in Recreation Management, Recreation Programming, Recreation Administration or related field.
• Experience working in a Recreation Management context
• Ability to teach courses in Recreation Management and core curriculum related to recreation, parks, and leisure studies
• A minimum of one year of college/university teaching experience
• Experience with the delivery of academic courses through traditional and online platforms
• Experience advising students and supervising interns
• Ability to integrate technology into teaching (e.g., Blackboard, PowerPoint/Prezi, etc.)
• Demonstrated ability to conduct research resulting in scholarly publications and presentations
• Demonstrated ability to serve to the profession, university, and community
• Demonstrated strong communication and interpersonal skills
• Certifications and other professional development activities relevant to area of expertise (e.g., Certified Park and Recreation Professional (CPRP)
The successful candidate must have the ability to work with and be sensitive to the educational needs of a diverse urban population.

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