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  • Bristow, Robert
    Fyi rob From: owner-trinet-l@LISTS.HAWAII.EDU [mailto:owner-trinet-l@LISTS.HAWAII.EDU] On Behalf Of Chung, Jin Sent: Tuesday, September 03, 2013 6:02 PM To:
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      From: owner-trinet-l@... [mailto:owner-trinet-l@...] On Behalf Of Chung, Jin
      Sent: Tuesday, September 03, 2013 6:02 PM
      To: TRINET-L@...
      Subject: Tenure track position in Rec Management (UW-La Crosse)


      Dear Colleagues, 


      Apologies for cross-posting! 


      Please feel free to share the following announcement:

      It’s been a year of development and growth in the Department of Recreation Management and Therapeutic Recreation at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse! And, we are looking forward to the opportunity to add to our faculty. Therefore, we are pleased to announce a full-time, nine-month, tenure track position for an Assistant Professor in Recreation Management. Expertise and enthusiasm for teaching in recreation is required. Applicants should also have an interest in or willingness to teach recreation administration, risk management, and park & recreation facility maintenance. Additional coursework will be determined based on department needs and applicant’s interests. Applicants should also demonstrate engagement in scholarly activities such as publishing research, grant-writing, and providing assistance to students conducting undergraduate and/or graduate research. Our department values diversity, collegiality, and collaboration, and we fully support UW-L’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. 

      Review of applications will begin on October 7, 2013.

      Starting Date: August 25, 2014.

      Minimum Qualifications
      Applicants should hold a doctorate. However, ABD’s near completion of dissertation will be considered. Applicants should have a degree or experience in recreation management or a related field.

      Preferred Qualifications
      Relevant professional experience in recreation management or related professions is preferred. Demonstrated college teaching experience, evidence of scholarship with a focused research plan, and active membership in a related professional association are also preferred.

      Background Information
      The Department of Recreation Management and Therapeutic Recreation is part of the College of Science and Health, is accredited by the National Recreation and Park Association and hosts over 300 undergraduate students. Thirteen actively involved faculty members provide a dynamic and professional curriculum and mentor two active, service-minded student clubs:  the Recreation Management Club; and, the Therapeutic Recreation Club. The department also hosts a graduate program which averages 30-40 majors.

      UW-La Crosse has appeared prominently on the U.S. News & World Report list of "America's Best Colleges" for more than a decade and is ranked consistently as one of the top institutions in the Midwest. With a student population of roughly 10,000, the university offers 91 undergraduate programs in 29 disciplines and a variety of graduate programs in three colleges: Liberal Studies, Science and Health, and Business Administration, including the School of Arts & Communication and the School of Education. There are over 400 full-time faculty and instructional academic staff, 76 percent of whom hold terminal degrees. UW-La Crosse boasts a retention rate (freshmen returning as sophomores) of 85%, graduation rate (degree within six years) of 69%, 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. 

      The UW-La Crosse campus is nestled in a residential area of the City of La Crosse (pop. 51,818) 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. Ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top ten "Best Places to Live" in 2009, La Crosse is one of the most scenic places in mid-America. 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. 

      Application Information
      Electronic submission of application materials is required and will include a letter of application, vitae, and reference contact information, including name, email address, phone number, and position/title of three professional references.  Interested persons may apply at:  https://employment.uwlax.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1376626787871



      Jin Young Chung, Ph.D.

      Assistant Professor, Tourism

      Department of Recreation Management and Therapeutic Recreation
      University of Wisconsin - La Crosse
      La Crosse, Wisconsin 54601
      (608) 785-8212, Fax (608) 785-8206


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