From Dr. Jasmine Townsend, CTRS
We would like to announce an open position for an Assistant/Associate Professor of Park and Recreation Management at the University of Mississippi
. Please pass along the following information to colleagues and doctoral candidates that will complete all requirements prior to the start date. This is a new position that has a possible start date of January 2013; review of candidates will begin fall 2012. Applications may be submitted on-line at: https://jobs.olemiss.edu/postings/search
Teach undergraduate core courses and graduate courses in area of expertise on the main University of Mississippi campus, publish research in area of specialization, pursue external funding, develop external resources to provide on-going support for research activities, contribute to interdisciplinary research collaboration, advise undergraduate and graduate majors, and serve on departmental and university committees.
Teach within the NRPA/COAPRT accredited undergraduate program in area of expertise on the University of Mississippi main campus. Teach graduate courses in area of expertise, publish research in area of specialization, pursue external funding, develop external resources to provide on-going support for research activities, contribute to interdisciplinary research collaborations, advise undergraduate and graduate majors, and serve on departmental and university committees. Areas of expertise include but are not limited to the following: experience teaching on-line and/or distance learning courses, recreation administration, and therapeutic recreation/recreational therapy.
Qualified applicants should possess (1) an earned doctorate with at least one graduate degree in recreation/leisure studies or related field by the time of employment, (2) teaching ability in higher education, (3) a strong commitment to scholarship and research, (4) success at obtaining external funding to support scholarly activities, (5) a commitment to teaching distance learning and on-line education courses, and (6) the ability to build relationships with colleagues, practitioners and students.
Additional information about the department, faculty, laboratory resources and programs is available at the following website: http://www.olemiss.edu/depts/hesrm/.
The position is available beginning January 2013.
I will be available to discuss this position more at the ATRA conference in Phoenix. Please feel free to email me with questions, or to schedule a time to meet in Phoenix. We look forward to meeting all interested parties!
Dr. Jasmine Townsend, CTRS
Dept. of Health, Exercise Science, and Recreation Management
University of Mississippi