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Assistant/Associate Professor of Recreation - Tenure Track School of Education (CUSOE) (45399)

Claflin University
Orangeburg, SC

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Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Job Details

Position Type: Full Time

Education Level: Graduate Degree

Travel Percentage: Up to 25%

Job Shift: Any

Job Category: Education


Overview & Responsibilities

The School of Education incites applications for a nine-month tenure-track faculty position as an Assistant/Associate Professor of Recreation. The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to design curriculum, teach a wide variety of human performance and recreation related courses (in person and online), assist with the establishment of internship opportunities for undergraduate students, and supervise internships. The successful candidate will provide strong academic advisement, conduct socially significant research, and pursue external funding to support initiatives. The successful candidate will provide services to the internal and external University community, including the profession of Human Performance, Recreation and Sports Management. The successful candidate will serve on University and School of Education committees; maximize opportunities to initiate growth and secure internal and external grant funding; and perform other duties within the scope of the position as assigned by the supervisor and / or Dean.



An earned doctorate in Recreation, Sport Management or a closely related discipline is preferred. Demonstrated teaching ability in undergraduate and graduate courses within Human Performance, Recreation and Sport Management disciplines such as Organization and Administration of Recreation, Supervised Field Experience in Human Performance and Recreation, Camping and Outdoor Recreation, Community Recreation, Internship in Recreation, Introduction in Recreation, Leadership Recreation, and Introduction to Therapeutic Recreation is required. Possess a minimum of three years of teaching experience (college level teaching preferred). College experience with advising, recruiting, and retaining students is also preferred.


Salary and rank are commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Closing Date

Review of application will begin immediately.

Application Procedure

Applicants should send a current curriculum vita, copies of transcripts of all graduate work, three current letters of recommendation and the address, telephone numbers and emails of at least references via email to:

Ms. Denise A. Chung, M.Ed.

Program Coordinator Associate Administrative Assistant

School of Education

Claflin University

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Claflin University is a nationally ranked comprehensive institution of higher education affiliated with The United Methodist Church. A historically black university founded in 1869, Claflin is committed to providing students with access to exemplary educational opportunities in its undergraduate, graduate and continuing education programs. Claflin seeks to foster a rich community comprised of students, faculty, staff, and administrators who work to nurture and develop the skills and character needed for engaged citizenship and visionary and effective leadership.

In its undergraduate programs, Claflin provides students with the essential foundation of a liberal arts education. Emphasizing critical and analytic thinking, independent research, oral and written communication skills, the University invites students to use disciplined study to explore and confront the substantive challenges facing the global society. Claflin’s graduate programs provide opportunities for advanced students to increase their specialization in particular fields of study oriented toward professional enhancement and academic growth. Its continuing education programs provide students with expanded avenues for professional development and personal fulfillment.

Clafin Guiding Principles

At the center of everything we do is a system of values informing and guiding all policies and programs. These values, expressed through our decisions and actions, are defined by five overarching guiding principles:

Commitment to Excellence

Through doing things better and differently.

Commitment to Valuing People

By providing a safe, wholesome and healthy environment for our people to live, learn and work. 

Commitment to Being Customer Focused

Ensuring that everyone knows who the customer is, and takes steps to show it.

Commitment to Exemplary Educational Programs

By educating our students in a way to help them have a full, quality life and function as productive citizens.

Commitment to Financial Accountability

By putting in place sound and effective fiscal policies which are consistent with the mission and goals of the university.

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