Beginning Date of Appointment 8/1/2019 Position # 016651
Type of Position Full Time
Tenure Status Tenured/Tenure Track
Number of Months per Year 9 months
Minimum Qualifications Minimum qualifications include an earned doctorate from an accredited university in Parks, Recreation or Tourism Management (PRTM), Leisure Studies or a closely related field. ABD candidates will be considered, pending successful completion of degree requirements by position start date.
Additional Areas of Interest (No Minimum Level Required) Desirable candidates could provide evidence of experience and/or expertise in, but not limited to, each of the following areas: • Teaching in PRTM/Leisure Administration/Management • Professional field experience in PRTM Field (Tourism, Recreational Sport & etc.) • Scholarly productivity and professional service
Essential Duties and Responsibilities Responsibilities include teaching and mentoring students, participating in university and professional service, conducting quality research and collaborating with university and community stakeholders to support interprofessional student engagement activities.
Special Instructions to Applicants A complete application consists of the following in pdf format: (1) a cover letter addressing the position description, qualifications, and experience; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) unofficial copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts; and (4) a list of 3-5 professional references including name, current position, email, address, and phone number. Note that finalists invited for campus interviews must submit official transcripts prior to the campus interview Initial Review Date Screening of complete applications will begin immediately
Description of the Department or Unit The Department of RMPE is comprised of Recreation Management; Health, Physical Education, & Coaching; and Physical Education Activity programs. The Bachelor of Science degree in Recreation Management (RM) program has been continuously accredited by the Council on Accreditation for Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Related Professions (COAPRT) since 1996, and includes concentrations in Commercial Recreation and Tourism Management, Recreation and Park Management, and Outdoor Experiential Education. For more information about the RMPE department and RM program visit: https://rmpe.appstate.edu/academics/recreation-management.
The Department of RMPE is housed within the Beaver College of Health Sciences (BCHS). The BCHS is the newest and second largest college at Appalachian State University, with over 3,400 undergraduate and graduate students served by 150 faculty and staff. Committed to interprofessional innovation and collaboration in teaching, scholarship, service and clinical outreach, the BCHS is transforming the health and quality of life for the communities we serve. In 2018 the College occupied a new state-of-the-art 203,000 square foot facility that will be the cornerstone of the ASU Health Sciences Campus. The RMPE department will keep their offices on main campus to continue their close proximity to the gymnasium and other recreational teaching areas. Appalachian State has approximately 18,000 students, primarily in bachelors and masters programs in both liberal arts and applied fields. Nestled high in the Blue Ridge Mountains of northwestern North Carolina, the region is renowned for its scenic beauty and outdoor recreation such as hiking, skiing, biking, fishing, and canoeing. Boone is conveniently located approximately two hours from Asheville, Charlotte, and Greensboro, NC.
Seated Disability Statement Individuals with disabilities may request accommodations in the application process by contacting Maranda Maxey, Director & ADA/504 Coordinator, at 828-262-3056 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Description of the University Appalachian State University, in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. As one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina system, Appalachian enrolls about 19,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.
AA/EEO Statement Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The University does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or sexual orientation.
Diversity Statement Appalachian State University is committed to developing and allocating resources to the fundamental task of creating a diverse campus culture. We value diversity as the expression of human similarities and differences, as well as the importance of a living and learning environment conducive to knowledge, respect, acceptance, understanding and global awareness. Learn more at http://diversity.appstate.edu.
Background Check Statement Any offer of employment to a successful candidate will be conditioned upon the University’s receipt of a satisfactory criminal background report.
Eligibility of Employment Proper documentation of identity and eligibility for employment will be required before the hiring process can be completed.
Appalachian State University, located in Boone, North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as engaged global citizens who understand their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. Appalachian enrolls about 18,000 students, has a low faculty-to-student ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors. It is one of 16 universities in the University of North Carolina system.