Job- Univ. of Southern Mississippi Assistant Professor of Recreation

by C. H. Wilson, Jr. on November 14, 2013

Job Title: Assistant Professor of Human Performance and Recreation: Recreation
Grant Funded? No
Position Type: Faculty
Campus: Hattiesburg
Department: Human Performance & Recreation
Pay Grade Level: N/A
Job Summary: The University of Southern Mississippi invites applicants for a full-time, nine-month, tenure-track faculty position as an assistant professor of recreation in the School of Human Performance and Recreation in the College of Health.This nine-month, entry-level, tenure-track faculty position requires teaching undergraduate courses in recreation, recreation administration and therapeutic recreation, as well as curriculum and program development.
Research, service and undergraduate student advisement are also expected. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Duties and Responsibilities: This tenure-track appointment at the assistant professor level involves teaching, advising, curriculum development, student mentoring, service to the university and professional community, and developing and maintaining a research agenda. Successful applicant will demonstrate evidence of teaching and research competence.
Minimum Qualifications: 1) Earned doctorate (awarded by December 2014) in recreation, recreation administration, therapeutic recreation or closely related field
2) Certification (or eligibility for certification) as a Certified Parks and Recreation Professional (CPRP) or a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS)
3) Demonstrated potential to produce scholarship, i.e., peer-reviewed publications, professional presentations and proposals for funded research
Preferred Qualifications: 1) Demonstrated ability to work effectively and collegially with students and faculty from diverse backgrounds, programs and colleges
2) Professional experience in recreation, recreation administration, community recreation leadership, outdoor recreation or therapeutic recreation
3) Experience in teaching recreation administration and/or therapeutic recreation administration classes at the undergraduate level
4) Experience with program and/or curriculum development
Posting Date: 11-07-2013
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Special Instructions to Applicants: To ensure full consideration, complete application materials should be submitted to the Southern Miss website at https://jobs.usm.edu by January 15, 2014. All questions should be directed to Dr. Rick Green, rick.green@usm.edu and Dr. Stacey Hall, stacey.a.hall@usm.edu
Additional University/Departmental Information: Founded in 1910, The University of Southern Mississippi is a comprehensive doctoral and research-extensive university fulfilling its mission of being a leading university in engaging and empowering individuals to transform lives and communities. The University of Southern Mississippi, which enrolls nearly 17,000 students each year, is the only dual-campus university in Mississippi with campuses in Hattiesburg and Long Beach. Five additional research and teaching sites are located on the Mississippi Gulf Coast and in Meridian. Learn more at www.usm.edu.As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer/Americans with Disabilities Act institution, The University of Southern Mississippi encourages minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities to apply.
Work Hours: Will vary depending upon teaching schedules and office hours
Quicklink for Posting: jobs.usm.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=54161

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