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Assistant Professor of Practice - Geography, Planning & Recreation Vacancy #605278

KNAU - Northern Arizona University

Last Updated: 3/25/21

Job Description

This faculty member will primarily be responsible for teaching core PRM courses focused on professional preparation and engagement to students in the BS and MS in Parks and Recreation Management programs. Preference will be given to candidates with a clear commitment to equity, inclusion, and diversity in recreation. The successful candidate is expected to model the intersection of theory and practice in parks and recreation management. Desired areas of professional, teaching, and/or research expertise include inclusive recreation; therapeutic recreation; recreational sports; and/or community/commercial-based recreation.

The successful candidate is expected to teach, advise, and be able to provide leadership in both the undergraduate and graduate programs. Additional duties may include overseeing undergraduate capstone courses, graduate student advising, chairing graduate practicum and capstone projects, research, and university service. Success in the position is dependent upon a demonstrated and continuing connectedness to the disciplines of recreation, leisure studies, and/or closely related fields.

Minimum qualifications:
  • A master’s degree with at least one academic degree in recreation, leisure studies, or a closely related field.
  • Three years of experience in parks and recreation management, leisure studies, or a closely related field.

Preferred Qualifications

  • An earned doctorate with at least one academic degree in recreation, leisure studies, or a closely related field.
  • Record of extensive professional accomplishment and/or research in recreation, leisure studies, or a closely related field with demonstration of or potential for external funding.
  • Evidence of excellence in teaching undergraduate and/or graduate recreation and leisure studies courses in multimodal formats including in-person and/or remote learning.
  • Education and work experience that supports an ability to instruct in competency areas, potentially including inclusive recreation, therapeutic recreation, recreational sports, and/or community/commercial-based recreation.
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in teaching and student-related responsibilities or evidence of potential teaching effectiveness in the PRM core curriculum.
  • Evidence of professional and educational commitment to equity, inclusion, and diversity.
  • Evidence of success in working in diverse communities with faculty, staff, and students.
  • Familiarity with accreditation processes.
Application deadline:

This vacancy will be open until filled. Priority will be given to applications received by April 8, 2021.

Annual Salary:

This position awards a 9-month contract with benefits.

Salary commensurate with academic qualifications and experience.

Additional Information:

Submit application materials online through the Northern Arizona University jobs portal.

Please see nau.jobs for full job descriptions and details on how to apply online! NAU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.



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KNAU - Northern Arizona University

Flagstaff, Arizona, United States