Assistant/Associate Professor–Recreation Administration
Lindenwood University - Saint Charles, MO

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Category: Faculty – Health – Sports Mgmt, Recreation and Leisure Studies

Type: Full-time

Summary

Lindenwood University invites applicants for a full-time, nine-month, faculty position as an assistant/associate professor of recreation in the School of Sport, Recreation, and Exercise Sciences starting August 2014. This nine-month faculty position will include teaching undergraduate courses in the recreation administration core curriculum, such as Introduction to Recreation and Leisure Services, Leisure in Contemporary Society, Research and Evaluation in Recreation, Foundation of Therapeutic Recreation, Recreation Organization and Administration, Recreation Facility Design and Management, Event Management, and Financial Management. Also required is the ability to teach in at least one specialization area such as therapeutic recreation, tourism and commercial recreation, or community recreation. Courses are offered during the day and evening, on weekends, and online.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Teach four courses per semester and one course during the January term each year; advise students; provide service to the university, profession, and community; and be active in professional development and scholarship. Course release time is available for active research resulting in publications. Involvement in curriculum development and assessment, student recruitment, student research, and department service is expected.

Minimum Requirements
  • Doctorate with at least one graduate degree in recreation, therapeutic recreation, or leisure studies
  • Certification as (or ability to become certified within six months of employment) a Certified Park and Recreation Professional (CPRP), Certified Park and Recreation Executive (CPRE), Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS), or Child Life Specialist
  • Active membership and involvement in recreation-related professional organizations
  • Demonstrated effective teaching experience
  • Ability to teach in recreation core curriculum and at least one specialization area
Preferred Requirements
  • Knowledge or experience of the Council on Accreditation for Park, Recreation, Tourism and Related Professions accreditation process
  • Three years or more of professional experience in community recreation, tourism and commercial recreation, or therapeutic recreation. Experience should include managing one or more facilities, administering a significant budget, and hiring and supervising staff.
  • An established record of effective teaching at the college level, service, professional experience
  • An active research agenda with peer-reviewed publications supporting the recreation curriculum
  • Ability to teach in cross-disciplined areas in the School of Sport, Recreation, and Exercise Sciences, such as in exercise science, physical education and health, human performance, or athletic training
Additional University Information

Founded in 1827, Lindenwood is a four-year liberal arts university located in the St. Louis region. Lindenwood offers more than 120 undergraduate and graduate degree programs to approximately 17,000 students annually through values-centered programs that lead to the development of the whole person. The School of Sport, Recreation, and Exercise Sciences is the newest school at Lindenwood and is among the largest schools serving approximately 500 students in athletic training, exercise science, human performance, physical education and health, and recreation administration. The recreation administration program was created in 2010 and as an enrollment of 30-40 students per year and is expected to continue to grow in the coming years.

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