Employment

Assistant Professor Recreation Administration/Management & Assistant Professor Recreation Programming

Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Coaching

Assistant Professor – Recreation Administration/Management
 Assistant Professor – Recreation Programming

The Department of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Coaching at the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater invites applications for two nine (9) month full-time tenure-track faculty positions at the rank of Assistant Professor in the areas of Recreation Administration/Management and Recreation Programming beginning August 20, 2014.  Teaching responsibilities for both positions will involve classes for integrated programs in Health, Human Performance and Recreation at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and Recreation and Leisure Studies minors at the undergraduate level.

Primary teaching responsibilities for the Assistant Professor in the area of Recreation Management/Administration may include Introduction to Recreation and Leisure; Special Events Management; Research and Evaluation in Recreation and Leisure Services; Commercial and Entrepreneurial Recreation; Planning, Design and Management of Recreation Facilities; Legal Aspects of Sport and Recreation Activities; and/or Managing Recreational Sports and Programs.

Primary teaching responsibilities for the Assistant Professor in the area of Recreation Programming will include Leadership and Facilitation of Recreational Games; and Recreation Programming.  Other courses may include Introduction to Recreation and Leisure; Aging and Leisure; Recreation and Leisure for Special Populations; Adventure and Sport Tourism; Special Events Management; Outdoor Recreation Leadership;  Research and Evaluation in Recreation and Leisure Services; and/or Cooperative Games, Challenge and Adventure Activities.

There will also be opportunities in both positions to develop and teach new classes at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and to participate in the graduate programs.  Additional responsibilities in both positions include supervising internships/practicums, advising undergraduate and graduate students, research and creative activities, professional and public service, and contributions to the university.

All faculty at the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater may be required to teach online and/or hybrid classes, evening and/or weekend classes, and provide service to the university and local community in a variety of modalities, including leading Learning Communities, mentoring students, and providing professional development opportunities for colleagues, schools and community groups.  Interdisciplinary perspectives, experience working with diverse populations, and a commitment to work with non-traditional students are essential to this position.

Qualifications: An earned doctoral degree (ABD considered) in recreation or a related field with at least one degree closely related to recreation administration or sport management for the Assistant Professor in the area of Recreation Administration/Management and one degree closely related to recreation programming for the Assistant Professor in the area of Recreation Programming are required.  Applicants who are ABD will be considered with the expectation that the doctorate will be completed within the first year of employment.  A criminal background check is required for employment.

Department: The Department of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Coaching offers undergraduate and graduate programs to prepare teachers and coaches in Health, Physical Education and Coaching; and undergraduate and graduate programs to prepare professionals in Health, Human Performance and Recreation.  The Department enrolls more than 500 undergraduate majors between these two programs.  The Department also enrolls more than 470 undergraduate minors in three programs and approximately 30 graduate students in two programs.  The faculty and academic staff in Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Coaching are dedicated to providing high quality education for students committed to professional careers in health promotion, health education, exercise science, physical education, recreation, leisure services, coaching education and sport.  The Department is a member of the American Kinesiology Association.

College: The College of Education and Professional Studies has over 100 faculty members, 2,200 undergraduate students and 340 graduate students in eight departments, and is one of four colleges at the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater.  The College is committed to the development of professionals who are lifelong learners, creators of knowledge, and leaders of character and integrity.  Responding to evolving technologies and the changing needs of a global society, programs in the College prepare professionals to actively engage in an open democratic society inclusive of diverse populations and to be leaders dedicated to change in their communities.  The teacher preparation programs in the College are among a small number of programs in the state of Wisconsin which have received accreditation from The National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

University and Community: Founded in 1868, the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater is a premier public regional comprehensive university serving more than 12,000 undergraduate and graduate students in 50 undergraduate majors and 11 graduate degree programs.  The University is one of 26 campuses in the University of Wisconsin System.  The University of Wisconsin – Whitewater has been named one of the Top 100 Workplaces in southeastern Wisconsin.  Whitewater is a city of over 14,000 people near the scenic Kettle Moraine State Forest in southeastern Wisconsin.  The immediate area offers a wide variety of recreation and leisure activities throughout the year.  The campus and community are within convenient driving distance to the metropolitan areas of Madison, Milwaukee and Chicago.

Application: A completed application includes a letter of interest addressing qualifications for the position, curriculum vita, copies of academic transcripts for all degrees (may be unofficial), and names and full contact information (including e-mail) for five professional references.  Please send all materials electronically to COEPS@uww.edu.  Indicate in the subject line of your e-mail either “Recreation Administration/Management” or “Recreation Programming.”  Names of applicants may be disclosed unless requested otherwise.  Names of finalists will be disclosed.  Official transcripts for all degrees and a criminal background check will be required for employment.  Questions concerning this position may be addressed to Steven J. Albrechtsen, Ph.D.; Professor and Chair; Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Coaching; University of Wisconsin; Whitewater, WI 53190; (262) 472-1140; albrechs@uww.edu.

Deadline: Review of applicants will begin November 4, 2013, and will continue until the position is filled.

The University of Wisconsin – Whitewater is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer, and activity seeks and encourages applications from women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and all veterans.