The Department of Recreation Management and Therapeutic Recreation at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse invites applications for a full-time, nine-month, tenure track position for an Assistant Professor in Recreation Management.
Position will be responsible for: (a) teaching introductory and upper division recreation management core courses (undergraduate and graduate), preferably teaching Budgeting/Revenue Management; Recreation Administration (e.g., risk management, leadership); Tourism; Commercial Recreation; Research Methods; or additional area of interest; (b) conducting scholarly activity such as research and grant writing and advising undergraduate research and graduate projects and theses; and, (c) providing relevant professional and university service.
Our department values diversity, collegiality, and collaboration. We fully support UWL’s effort to be a leader in Wisconsin’s movement toward increased diversity and inclusiveness. We also seek to enhance and support the growth of individuals who serve our profession, university, and community.
Position is open until filled with a first review date of September 29th, 2019
Starting Date: August 31, 2020
Candidates for the appointment should have or be near to completing a doctorate degree in recreation, leisure, or a related field by the start date. Degree must be earned by the first personnel review, no later than May 15, 2021. Applicants must have at least one degree in recreation, leisure, or a closely related field.
Relevant professional experience in recreation management or related professions is preferred. Demonstrated post-secondary teaching experience including evidence of commitment to creating diverse and inclusive learning experiences is also preferred. Additionally, preferred candidates will demonstrate evidence of scholarship with a focused research plan and active membership in related professional associations.
The UWL Department of Recreation Management and Therapeutic Recreation is part of the College of Science and Health, is accredited through the National Recreation and Park Association by the Council on Accreditation for Park, Recreation, Tourism and Associated Professions (COAPRT) and hosts nearly 300 undergraduate students.
Our faculty members provide a student-centered, dynamic, and professional curriculum and mentor an active, service-minded Recreation Management student club. ?The department also hosts a graduate program that averages 30-40 students. Beginning in fall 2019 a new fully-online master’s program is being launched to complement the on-campus programs.
Note: Electronic submission of application materials is required and will include a letter of application, vitae, teaching philosophy including a statement of diversity and inclusion, and a statement of research. Each applicant
must also provide contact information for three professional references who can speak to the applicant’s ability to carry out essential job tasks. Please include complete references with the following:
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Applications received by September 29th, 2019 will receive full consideration. For additional information about this position and to apply, please visit https://employment.uwlax.edu/.
The Department of Recreation Management and Therapeutic Recreation at UW-La Crosse supports and values diversity in its faculty, staff, and students. We seek a colleague who shares the department's commitment to diversity and who will be a dedicated teacher, active scholar, and effective mentor for students with diverse backgrounds, preparation, and career goals.
Note: Electronic submission of application materials is required. For additional information about this position and to apply, please visit https://employment.uwlax.edu
Please contact the Search and Screen Chair if you have a special need/accommodation to aid your participation in our hiring process.
The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (UW–La Crosse) provides a challenging, dynamic, and diverse learning environment in which the entire university community is fully engaged in supporting student success. Grounded in the liberal arts, UW-La Crosse fosters curiosity and life-long learning through collaboration, innovation, and the discovery and dissemination of new knowledge. Acknowledging and respecting the contributions of all, UW-La Crosse is a regional academic and cultural center that prepares students to take their place in a constantly changing world community.
UW-La Crosse's diversity and inclusion efforts are guided by our adherence to Inclusive Excellence. We define Inclusive Excellence as “... our active, intentional and ongoing commitment to bridge differences with understanding and respect so all can thrive." The goals of Inclusive Excellence are to increase the retention of diverse faculty, staff and students while encouraging a campus climate that is inviting and welcoming to all. UW-La Crosse strives to promote acceptance of all facets of diversity from racial/ethnic diversity to diversity of thought and experience. UW-La Crosse ranks 6th nationally among the Top LGBTQ-Friendly Colleges for 2018-19 by AffordableCollegesOnline.org (ACO).
For more than a decade UW-La Crosse has been named one of Kiplinger’s 100 Best Values in Public Universities and has appeared prominently on the U.S. News & World Report list of “America’s Best Colleges” for more than 15 years, and is ranked #4 on its list of the Best Regional Public Universities in the Midwest.
With a student population of roughly 10,500, the university offers 91 undergraduate programs, 21 graduate programs, and 2 doctoral programs in the following colleges: Liberal Studies, Science and Health, and Business Administration, including the School of Arts & Communication and the School of Education, Professional and Continuing Education. There are over 600 full-time faculty and instructional academic staff, 75 percent of whom hold terminal degrees. UW-La Crosse boasts a retention rate (freshmen returning as sophomores) of 83 percent, graduation rate (degree within six years) of 70 percent, and is among only 12 institutions cited nationally by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities for its success in linking campus culture and university leadership to outstanding graduation rates.
UW-La Crosse’s strategic plan Sustaining Excellence continues to move our community forward through its four pillars: increasing community engagement, achieving excellence through equity and diversity, investing in our people, and advancing transformational education. More information about the ongoing work of Sustaining Excellence is available at www.uwlax.edu/info/strategic-plan.
The UW-La Crosse campus is nestled in a residential area of the City of La Crosse (pop. 52,000) located in western Wisconsin. The area, known as the 7 Rivers Region, is famous for its exceptional natural beauty which includes the Mississippi River on one side, majestic bluffs on the other, and views of rolling farmland and forested valleys in between. Abundant water, woodlands and varying terrain provide ample opportunities for year-round outdoor recreation. Only a couple of hours from Minneapolis or Madison, La Crosse enjoys the affordability and charm of small town living with larger city benefits. Three colleges, two world-class medical institutions, the La Crosse Symphony Orchestra, a restored nineteenth century downtown business district, and a number of galleries and art centers have made La Crosse a regional center for culture, entertainment, medical care, shopping, sports and recreation.
UW-La Crosse is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We strive to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool, and we encourage applications from persons with varied backgrounds and perspectives. In support of the Wisconsin Veteran Employment Initiative we encourage veterans and veterans with disabilities to explore employment opportunities at UW-La Crosse.
Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment. A pending criminal charge or conviction will not necessarily disqualify an applicant. In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, UW-La Crosse does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction record.
The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (UWL) provides a challenging, dynamic, and diverse learning environment in which the entire university community is fully engaged in supporting student success. Grounded in the liberal arts, UWL fosters curiosity and life-long learning through collaboration, innovation, and the discovery and dissemination of new knowledge. Acknowledging and respecting the contributions of all, UWL is a regional academic and cultural center that prepares students to take their place in a constantly changing world community.