Assistant Professor - Recreation Generalist/Outdoor Recreation

Sacramento, California
Oct 20, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Department of Recreation, Parks & Tourism Administration at California State University, Sacramento, is seeking applications for a probationary, tenure-track appointment at the Assistant Professor rank in the area of Recreation Generalist with a specialty in Outdoor Recreation. This appointment is to begin fall 2018. Priority review of applications will begin November 20, 2017. Position open until filled.

Education: Ph.D. (or comparable degree). At a minimum, an applicant must have at least one degree in Recreation, or a closely related field. Individuals who are verified ABD at the time of application, will be considered. Evidence must be given that the degree will be finished within one year of appointment.

Additional Requirements: Applicants should demonstrate teaching experience related to the subject matter. 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.) A strong academic background in at least one area of outdoor recreation/education is required.

Application Procedures:              

Applications are only accepted through the Sacramento State jobs website located at  Instructions on how to apply can also be found at this link.  External applicants can apply by clicking on the Faculty, Staff, and Management Opportunities link.  Internal applicants can apply by logging on My Sac State.

Candidates must include the following attachments with the application: 

  • Cover letter (that can include a statement of teaching philosophy and scholarly interests)
  • Current curriculum vita/resume
  • Recent professional references (3 - 5): names and contact information
  • 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.)
  • A scholarly writing sample (need not have been published), relevant to areas of teaching

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, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, 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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