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The Recreation, Park and Tourism Management Department at Penn State is pleased to announce a one-year temporary instructor position for the next academic year. Individuals who apply for this position will be eligible to apply for tenure track opportunities that will be advertised during academic year 2013-2014 and later. The responsibilities and qualifications for the position are posted below.
INSTRUCTOR OF RECREATION, PARK AND TOURISM MANAGEMENT
THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY
The Department of Recreation, Park and Tourism Management (RPTM), College of Health and Human Development (HHD), at The Pennsylvania State University invites applications for a one-year temporary instructional faculty member. This position will start as early as July 1, 2013 but no later than August 15, 2013. This position will run through June 30, 2014.
The successful candidate will be eligible to apply for tenure-track opportunities that will be advertised during academic year 2013-2014 and later. To be considered for tenure-track opportunities will require a separate application from internal and external candidates
Responsibilities: The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching sections of the introductory tourism and commercial recreation courses and/or the marketing course, each of which is delivered in traditional lecture format. The candidate will also be invited to participate in research, outreach, and service within the Department, College, and University. All qualified applicants will be considered. Current information about the department, teaching, research, and other activities can be found at http://www.hhdev.psu.edu/rptm.
Qualifications: Applicants should have a Ph.D. in recreation, leisure studies, tourism, or a related field. Some experience in teaching tourism, commercial recreation, and/or recreation/tourism marketing courses is highly desirable. Preference will be given to applicants who have experience in the field, teaching experience with tourism, commercial recreation and/or recreation/tourism marketing courses, and the ability to work collaboratively with faculty in the Department.
Salary: Competitive salary consistent with qualifications and experience. Penn State offers an excellent benefit plan and retirement contribution.
Application deadline: Review of applications and nominations will begin March 15, 2013, and continue until a suitable candidate is found. Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply. Send curriculum vitae, supporting materials and contact information for three professional references to: Dr. Deborah Kerstetter, RPTM Search Committee Chair, Department of Recreation, Park and Tourism Management, 801 Ford Building, University Park, PA 16802-1307. Please indicate “RPTM Instructor Search” in subject line of all email correspondence. Questions may be directed to Dr. Kerstetter at 814-863-8988 or debk@....
The Pennsylvania State University is a land-grant comprehensive research institution with approximately 40,000 students at the University Park campus. The surrounding community of State College is well known for its excellent schools and high quality of life. The College of HHD, comprised of nine separate degree-granting programs, is committed to the mission of improving human well-being across the life-span through innovative research, teaching, and outreach activities.
Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its workforce.
Dr. Deborah Kerstetter
Professor of Recreation, Park and Tourism Management
Professor-in-charge of graduate program
The Pennsylvania State University
801 Ford Building
University Park, PA 16802
Ph: (814) 863-8988 Fax: (814) 867-1751
Departmental web page: http://www.hhdev.psu.edu/rptm/
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