The Department of Kinesiology and Health Science at Utah State University (USU) seeks a Professional Practice Assistant Professor at the USU Logan Campus. This is a 9-month, academic-year, non-tenure track, benefited position beginning August 2019. The successful candidate for the position below will demonstrate college teaching effectiveness, and the ability to work harmoniously with colleagues, within and across departments, and will contribute to program development, assessment and growth in the department. Review of applicants will begin March 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.
This position fills the role of a faculty member within the Parks and Recreation undergraduate program (PRP), and the proposed Outdoor Adventure Leadership minor (OAL). The successful candidate will teach in the core of the PRP major, as well as outdoor recreation skill based courses in the proposed OAL minor. Other responsibilities will include the development and delivery of new outdoor adventure leadership courses which provide opportunities for nationally recognized certifications (i.e., Wilderness First Aid, Facilitator Training I-CLAS, Swift Water Rescue, etc.). Additionally the successful candidate for this position will assist in the Council on Accreditation for Parks, Recreation, Tourism, and Related Professions (COAPRT) accreditation process and explore the potential of becoming an Association for Experiential Education (AEE) accredited university program.
A Master’s degree, with at least one degree in recreation, experiential education, or a closely related field
A record of excellence in teaching
Ability to promote a positive and collaborative environment
Nationally recognized credentials in one or more outdoor recreation skills (i.e., Wilderness First Responder, Wilderness EMT, Facilitator Training I-CLAS, Swift Water Rescue, etc.)
Demonstrated ability in interpersonal and organizational skills
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Ph.D. degree, with at least one degree in recreation, experiential education, or a closely related field
Three or more years of teaching experience at the university level with positive teaching evaluations
Preference will be given to candidates with multiple credentials in outdoor recreation skills.
Along with the online application, please attach:
A cover letter
A curriculum vita
Contact information for three references
Academic transcript of your terminal degree.
**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**
Internal Number: 2019-1245
About Utah State University
The Department of Campus Recreation at Utah State University is housed in the Division of Student Affairs and is one of the most dynamic growing departments on campus. Home to 16 professional staff members and seven graduate assistants, Campus Recreation strives to serve the students with top notch programs and services. With a state-of-the-art facility opened in November 2015, included three basketball courts, three levels of cardio and weight training, a climbing and bouldering wall, two sand volleyball courts, two outdoor basketball courts. The Aggie Legacy Field is 154,000 square feet of synthetic playable surface including two flag football fields, two softball fields, soccer field, rugby pitch, lacrosse field, and ultimate frisbee. Campus Recreation also manages the HPER Building and Fieldhouse which includes six racquetball courts, four basketball courts, two pools, weight training and cardio loft. This is an exciting time to join the Utah State University Campus Recreation team as we continue to grow our programs and develop our students into future leaders.
Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is honored to be Utah’s land-grant and space-grant universit...y. USU is a Carnegie RU/H (Research University/High Research Activity) institution with approximately 28,000 students (25,000 undergraduates and 3,000 graduate students) on the Logan main campus, four regional campuses, two USU Eastern campuses, and 28 centers throughout the state. USU offers 162 undergraduate majors, 153 graduate programs, and a variety of innovative stackable associate and certificate credentials. The 2018 rankings from Washington Monthly ranked USU as one of the top 30 national Universities and the 5th best public national university in the nation. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU is proud to provide a high-quality education at an affordable price. Additional information about Utah State University can be found at: https://www.usu.edu/about/at-a-glance/.
The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah; a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region. Additional information about Logan can be found at: http://www.loganutah.org/visitors/about_logan/index.php.
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