Assistant or Associate Professor
Request/Posting Number 0712392
Classification Title Assistant or Associate Professor
Working Title Assistant or Associate Professor in Recreation and Park Administration (RPA): Recreation Management
Job Class # 620000
Type of Position Faculty
Percent Appointment: 1-100 (For Student Employment and Graduate Assistant Only; state hours per week) 100
Department School of Kinesiology and Recreation - 05120000
Job Category Faculty - Tenure Track
General Summary The School of Kinesiology and Recreation invites applications for the position of a tenure-track, Assistant or Associate Professor in Recreation and Park Administration (RPA): Recreation Management, to begin August 16, 2020.
QUALIFICATIONS: A terminal academic degree (PhD, ReD, or EdD) in Recreation and Park Administration/Leisure Studies or a related field is required. Applicants with expected completion of their doctoral degree by May 2021 will be considered. Candidates must have focused scholarship in the area of recreation/leisure studies and provide a description of their college teaching and experience in the field of recreation, parks, and/or tourism. For consideration at the associate professor level, applicants should have an appropriate record of teaching excellence and scholarly productivity. State law mandates demonstrable oral proficiency in the English language as a requirement for this position.
ISU recognizes that a diverse faculty, staff, and student body enriches the educational experiences of the entire campus and greater community. Candidates who have experience working with a diverse range of faculty, staff, and students, and who can contribute to the climate of inclusivity are especially welcomed. Women, veterans, persons with disabilities, and people of color are encouraged to apply.
1) TEACHING: Provide quality instruction in undergraduate RPA core courses, undergraduate recreation management sequence classes, and graduate courses in recreation administration. Direct independent studies, graduate research projects, and theses.
2) SCHOLARSHIP: Develop a focused area of scholarship that culminates in nationally refereed publications and professional presentations, be involved in scholarly projects with faculty and students at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and submit grant proposals.
3) SERVICE: Participate in faculty meetings and School activities. Serve on School, College, and/or University Committees and contribute to professional organizations. Advise majors regarding general career options and professional matters.
APPOINTMENT: Tenure-track, nine-month position. Salary is competitive and is commensurate with qualifications and experience with a comprehensive benefits package.
RECREATION AND PARK ADMINISTRATION (RPA) PROGRAM: The Recreation and Park Administration Program is a part of the School of Kinesiology and Recreation (www.KinRec.IllinoisState.edu), located in the College of Applied Science and Technology (www.CAST.IllinoisState.edu). The School of Kinesiology and Recreation is housed within the state-of-the-art Student Fitness Center and McCormick Hall building, which opened in January 2011. With over 900 total undergraduate majors and 35 full-time faculty members in the School of Kinesiology and Recreation, undergraduate programs also prepare majors in exercise science and physical education teacher education. The RPA undergraduate program includes sequences in recreation management and therapeutic recreation. The 10 full-time Recreation and Park Administration faculty teach approximately 250 undergraduate RPA majors. The RPA program has been accredited for more than 30 years by the Council on Accreditation for Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Related Professions. The Master's degree program in the School of Kinesiology and Recreation includes eight specialized sequences including Recreation Administration. There are over 100 Master's degree students in the School's graduate program, making it the third largest on campus.
Additional Information: RELATED INFORMATION: A small-college experience with large-university opportunities. Illinois State University (www.illinoisstate.edu) distinguishes itself from other institutions in the state and the region by providing a unique educational climate that adds a beneficial dimension to the state's system of higher education. The first public university in Illinois, Illinois State University was founded in 1857. Today, we are a dynamic, fiscally sound university of close to 21,000 students offering more than 160 major/minor options in six colleges. In our most recent strategic plan Educate ∙ Connect ∙ Elevate, we have committed our resources to realizing seven core values: Learning and Scholarship, Diversity and Inclusion, Respect, Collaboration, Individualized Attention, Civic Engagement, and Integrity. By acting on these values, we believe we create a learning environment that results in our University being the first-choice public university in Illinois for high-achieving, motivated students who seek an individualized educational experience combined with the resources of a large university. For the fourth year in a row, Illinois State University was named one of the "Great Colleges to Work For" according to a survey released by The Chronicle of Higher Education. ISU, the only four-year public university in Illinois to be included on this list, earned the honor in the following categories: collaborative governance; compensation and benefits; confidence in senior leadership; facilities, workspace and security; job satisfaction; professional/career development programs; respect and appreciation; supervisor/department chair relationship; teaching environment, tenure clarity and process; and work/life balance. Illinois State University is located in the growing twin cities of Bloomington and Normal, with a population of approximately 167,000 in the greater metro area and conveniently located about three hours from Indianapolis, two hours from both Chicago and St. Louis and an hour from Peoria, Champaign-Urbana, Decatur, and Springfield, many of which are accessible by Amtrak Train. The community is home to Illinois Wesleyan University, Lincoln College, Heartland Community College, St. Joseph Medical Center, Advocate BroMenn Medical Center, Country Financial, and State Farm Insurance International Headquarters. The community has distinguished itself for its outstanding school systems and educational attainment, parks and recreation, health care, job growth, economic opportunity, and low crime. Business Insider ranked Normal tenth in Top College Towns in 2017. USA Today named it #3 of the Top 25 Small College Towns in America in 2016. For more information on our community, please visit (http://visitbn.org/).
Required Qualifications 1. A terminal academic degree (PhD, ReD, or EdD) in Recreation and Park Administration/Leisure Studies or a related field. Applicants with expected completion of their doctoral degree by May 2021 will be considered.
2. Candidates must have focused scholarship in the area of recreation/leisure studies and provide a description of their college teaching and experience in the field of recreation, parks, and/or tourism.
3. State law mandates demonstrable oral proficiency in the English language as a requirement for this position.
For consideration at the associate professor level, applicants should have an appropriate record of teaching excellence and scholarly productivity.
Necessary Licenses/Certifications/Degrees 1. A terminal academic degree (PhD, ReD, or EdD) in Recreation and Park Administration/Leisure Studies or a related field. Applicants with expected completion of their doctoral degree by May 2021 will be considered.
Hiring Rate/Range Salary is competitive and is commensurate with qualifications and experience with a comprehensive benefits package.
Work Hours Varies
Proposed Starting Date: 08/16/2020
Posting date 08-15-2019
Closing date Open Until Filled
Special Instructions to Applicants Initial review of applications will begin October 4, 2019, and continue until the position is filled.
For full consideration, please complete an online faculty employment application. Along with the application, please include a letter of application describing college teaching experience and experience in the field of recreation, parks, and/or tourism; curriculum vita; and the names and contact information for three references (name, address, telephone, and email).
If you have any questions, please contact:
Dr. Michael Mulvaney (Search Committee Chair)
Illinois State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or other state or federal law, you may request an accommodation by contacting the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access at (309) 438-3383.
If you are having difficulty accessing the system, please call Human Resources at (309) 438-8311.
Contact Information School of Kinesiology and Recreation:
Dr. Michael Mulvaney (Search Committee Chair)
Departmental Homepage http://www.kinrec.illinoisstate.edu/
Required Applicant Documents PLEASE NOTE: These documents are required to be submitted online in order to complete the application process. Please have these documents ready prior to clicking on "Apply For This Posting". Reference List
Curriculum Vitae (C.V.)
Letter of Application
Optional Applicant Documents
Civil Service Test Not Applicable
Physical Requirements: Must be able to complete the following with or without a reasonable accommodation:
1. Ability to effectively communicate on a daily basis.
2. Ability to conduct or attend meetings in various locations across campus.