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  • Tom Hinch
    Dear Colleagues: The Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation at the University of Alberta is pleased to announce a competition to hire a new Assistant
    Message 1 of 1 , Nov 30, 2012

      Dear Colleagues:  

      The Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation at the University of Alberta is pleased to announce a competition to hire a new Assistant Professor of Recreation and Leisure Studies with a start date of July 1, 2012.  We will begin reviewing the applications after January 15, 2023 and would appreciate it if you would circulate this notice to potential candidates.

      Best regards,
      Tom Hinch, PhD
      Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation
      University of Alberta
      Edmonton, Alberta
      Canada T6G 2H9

      Title: Assistant Professor of Recreation & Leisure Studies

      Location: Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation, University of Alberta, Canada

      Competition No.  -   A10381913
      Closing Date  -   Jan 15, 2013
      The Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation at the University of Alberta invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in recreation and leisure studies.

      Applicants must have completed a PhD in Recreation and Leisure Studies or a related field, and be interested in building linkages among recreation, tourism, and amateur sport in terms of research, teaching, and practice. Evidence of a developing research program in recreation, tourism, and/or amateur sport is required. Teaching experience, and policy, planning, and management expertise, are also assets. A commitment to collaborative research with Faculty scholars and local practitioners is encouraged. Duties include research creation and dissemination, teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, mentorship of graduate students, and university, community, and international service.

      The Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation (PER) is where the “Art and Science of Human Movement come Alive!”. With more than 40 full time faculty members, 1,000 undergraduate students, 130 graduate students and 400 student-athletes PER is complex and richly diverse in its research and integrated in its make-up. The Faculty, formed in 1946, is one of Canada’s oldest and 2012 marked the 50th year of our undergraduate recreation degree, making it the nation’s longest continually running degree in this area. PER continues to build on this legacy with a vision “to inspire the human spirit through meaningful achievements in physical activity, sport and leisure that impact the health and quality of life in all levels of society” through service to, and visibility on, the local, national, and international scene. The Faculty is recognized as having one of the top 10 leisure studies programs in North America in terms of research productivity. PER has a tripartite agreement with Alberta’s Ministry of Tourism, Parks and Recreation (http://www.tpr.alberta.ca/ ), and the Alberta Parks and Recreation Association (http://arpaonline.ca/ ). Candidates should consider identifying and describing possible research collaborations with these two agencies.

      Selection Criteria

      • A PhD in Recreation and Leisure Studies or related field
      • Management, planning and policy expertise in the recreation, amateur sport and/or tourism
      • Evidence of scholarly work in policy and/or delivery systems in recreation, amateur sport or tourism settings
      • Research experience, as evidenced by:
        • Participation in a research team
        • Research presentations at scholarly conferences
        • Publication in high quality internationally ranked publications
        • Successful grant applications
        • Completed research projects
        • Commitment (when appropriate) to practice-research collaboration and practitioner outreach
        • Relevant Postdoctoral research activities
      • Demonstrated experience in teaching at the undergraduate and/or graduate level
      • Demonstrated capacity and willingness to work in a collegial and respectful way with members of the Faculty.

      Applicants should provide a current curriculum vitae and a letter of application that specifically addresses the selection criteria, includes a statement of research interests and needs, and the names of three references.

      Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2013 and continue until the position is filled, with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2013.

      To learn more about this opportunity, call Dr. Kerry Mummery, Professor and Dean at   780-492-3364.

      To apply follow this link: http://www.careers.ualberta.ca/PhysEd/Faculty/

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