The Department of Recreation, Parks & Tourism Administration at California State University, Sacramento, is seeking applications for a probationary faculty appointment for a generalist with a collateral teaching area. This is a full-time tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor rank beginning with the fall 2020 semester. Priority Review of applications will begin January 21, 2020; position open until filled.
This is primarily a teaching position, although scholarly and creative activity, service to the institution, and service to the community, are all necessary components of retention, tenure, and promotion. The normal teaching load is four courses per semester (current hiring practices at the time of writing allow for a course reduction of one course per semester during the first two years of a probationary appointment). The successful applicant will likely spend most of their teaching time (long term, probably six out of eight courses per year) delivering coursework in the core of our undergraduate programs, and so we are looking for strengths and teaching experience in areas such as introductory coursework, leadership, program and event planning, budget, management, and research methods. The extent of our core coursework may be reviewed in our online catalog.
Education: Ph.D. (or comparable degree). At a minimum, an applicant must have at least one degree in Recreation (or equivalent). ABD candidates will be considered. If ABD, candidates will be required to complete the doctoral degree within one year of appointment. Additional Requirements: Applicants must demonstrate teaching experience related to the subject matter. Applicants should demonstrate an ability to teach in the recreation core (which may include some but not necessarily all of the following: an introduction to the discipline, programming, management, administration, leadership, research methods, etc.). We are also interested in candidates with a collateral area of teaching expertise, which may align with research interests, for a minority portion of the instructional workload. Preferred* collateral areas include tourism, eco-tourism, events, sports management, and other areas reflected in our elective course offerings (*please note these listed collateral areas are sequenced by departmental priority and hiring preference). Applicants must show a willingness to work with diverse groups and a willingness to work with professional organizations related to the discipline.
A more detailed job announcement may be found at the address in the following section.
Applications are only accepted through the Sacramento State jobs website located at https://csus.peopleadmin.com/. Instructions on how to apply can also be found at this link. External applicants can apply by clicking on the Faculty, Staff, and Management Opportunities link. Internal applicants can apply by logging on My Sac State.
Candidates must include the following attachments with the application:
Cover letter (that can include a statement of teaching philosophy and scholarly interests)
Current curriculum vita/resume
Recent professional references (3 - 5): names and contact information
Unofficial transcripts attesting to highest degree earned and also attesting to the Recreation (or equivalent) degree(s) (if different than the highest degree earned). (Note: Official transcripts can be submitted later but certainly before a candidate is invited to campus for interview.)
A scholarly writing sample (need not have been published), relevant to areas of teaching
Equal Employment Opportunity California State University, Sacramento is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Sacramento State hires only those individuals who are lawfully authorized to accept employment in the United States.
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About CSU Sacramento / Dept. of Recreation, Parks & Tourism Administration
The Department of Recreation, Parks & Tourism Administration in the College of Health and Human Services offers a BS and MS in Recreation Administration, with multiple program areas of focus for students. Approximately 430 majors are enrolled in our undergraduate program which is accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Related Professions (COAPRT). We are a growing faculty and are committed to innovative teaching, quality research, and providing valuable service to the community. We are seeking an enthusiastic individual to join us next year in a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor rank as a Generalist with a Collateral Teaching Area.
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