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Assistant Professor, Recreation
About the Position: Assistant Professor in Recreation in the area of Tourism. Full-time tenure-track position beginning September 2013.
About the College/Department: The Recreation Program is accredited by the Council on Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Accreditation and has received commendation for its unique cohort curriculum that stresses active learning and strong student-faculty relations. For more information about the Recreation Program please visit http://www.wwu.edu/pehr/Recreation/index.shtml.  

The PEHR Department, located within the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, has a full-time faculty of 15, and offers five degree programs including a B.S. in Community Health, B.S. in Exercise and Sport Science, B.A. in Education in Physical Education and Health, B.A. in Recreation, and a M.S. degree in Human Movement and Performance. The Department is one of the oldest and largest professional programs at Western Washington University. The Department is committed to the University’s belief that diversity is a fundamental core value of our campus community and strives to achieve this mission through recruiting and retaining a diverse work force. 
Position Responsibilities: Teach courses in tourism, ecotourism (methods, principles and practices, and domestic/global issues) recreation programming, and senior capstone. Develop and conduct innovative program of research in tourism. Seek internal and external funding. Provide service to the program, department, university, community, and the profession. Supervise interns. Advise undergraduate majors and participate in regular student retreats and fieldtrips. Provide program leadership and contribute to planning program activities.
Required Qualifications:
  • Earned doctorate in Travel and Tourism, Recreation and Leisure Studies with an emphasis in Tourism or a closely related field
  • Ability to teach courses in tourism, recreation programming, and senior capstone
  • Evidence of successful undergraduate teaching, scholarly activity, and professional experience
  • Evidence of advising and mentoring of students
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Evidence of administrative experience and the capacity to provide overall program leadership
  • Evidence of involvement with diverse populations
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with diverse colleagues and students
  • Ability to teach courses that include alternative tourism models including, but not limited to ecotourism, community-based tourism, and/or cultural tourism
  • Ability to teach in a generalist curriculum
  • Experience in curriculum development
  • Demonstrated experience in seeking internal and external funding
  • Experience in service learning and internship supervision
Academic Emphasis: Recreation - Tourism
Job Location: Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA
Salary: Commensurate with experience and qualifications
Bargaining Union: United Faculty of Western Washington
Application Instructions and Requested Documents: Please submit your application via WWU's Electronic Application System for Employment (EASE). Note: You will need to be using Internet Explorer to fully utilize our online application system.  

A cover letter addressing the qualifications, vita or resume, transcript copies and three letters of reference are required.
Other Information: Inquiries about the positions may be made to: Rebecca Schindler PEHR Department Western Washington University, Carver 102 - MS 9067 516 High Street Bellingham, WA 98225-9067 Rebecca.Schindler@wwu.edu
Job Posted: 10/10/2012
Closing Date Notes: Application review begins December 1, 2012; position is open until filled
Recruitment #: 120772
Western Washington University (WWU) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, WWU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or genetic information in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. See WWU's Policy on Providing Equal Opportunity and Nondiscrimination. EO/AA inquiries may be directed to the Vice Provost for Equal Opportunity and Employment Diversity, Title IX Coordinator, Equal Opportunity Office, Western Washington University, Old Main 345 (MS 9021), 516 High Street, Bellingham, WA 98225; 360.650.3307 (voice) or 711 (Washington Relay); EOO.

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