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  • Sanjay K Nepal
    Hi all, The Department of Recreation, Park and Tourism Sciences at Texas A&M University announces openings for two tenure-track positions at the rank of
    Message 1 of 2 , Mar 5, 2008
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      Hi all,

      The Department of Recreation, Park and Tourism Sciences at Texas A&M
      University announces openings for two tenure-track positions at the rank
      of Assistant Professor to begin Fall semester, 2008 or Spring of 2009.
      We seek colleagues who will conduct research and teach on key components
      in community development and related policy issues. Appointments may
      range from 9 to 12 months.

      Responsibilities: Successful candidates will be expected to develop
      funded lines of research in the area of community development. The
      specific area of specialization is open. However, we are especially
      interested in applicants with expertise in natural resource-based
      development, health and recreation systems, social and infrastructure
      linkages, minority dynamics in communities, and community youth
      development. Candidates will also be expected to teach courses in
      recreation, park, tourism, and related areas in the Department; work on
      collaborative teams, supervise graduate student research (M.S. and
      Ph.D.) and provide service to the Department, College, and University.

      Qualifications: A PhD in a discipline relevant to community
      development, including sociology, rural sociology, child development,
      planning, geography, resource economics, demography, recreation, park or
      tourism, anthropology or a closely related discipline, must be completed
      by the candidate prior to appointment. Applicants must have a research
      agenda leading to publications in refereed journals and must demonstrate
      the potential to acquire extramural funding and guide graduate students.
      The Department is especially interested in applicants who will
      contribute interdisciplinary expertise to its research, teaching, and
      outreach missions. Previous experience or willingness to participate in
      the delivery of distance-education courses is also desirable.

      Application Process: Review of applications will begin April 15, 2008
      and continue until the positions are filled. Application must be
      complete, including a cover letter detailing the applicant’s
      qualifications, relevant experience, and interest in the position. In
      addition, the application must include current curriculum vitae, a
      statement of teaching philosophy, a description of the candidate’s
      research agenda, sample research/scholarly publications, official
      university transcripts, and the names, phone numbers, and email
      addresses of three professional references. References will not be
      contacted until the advanced stages of screening; candidates will
      receive prior notification.

      Applications and inquiries should be sent to:

      Dr. Scott Shafer, Associate Professor
      Department of Recreation, Park and Tourism Sciences
      Texas A&M University
      2261 TAMU
      College Station, TX 77843-2261
      Phone: 979-845-3837
      Email: sshafer@...

      Texas A&M University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity
      employer committed to diversity.



      Sanjay K. Nepal, PhD
      Department of Recreation, Park and Tourism Sciences
      Texas A&M University
      College Station, TX-77845-2261
      Tel: 979 862 4080 Fax: 979 845 0446
      http://www.rpts.tamu.edu

      Editor-in-Chief
      eReview of Tourism Research
      http://ertr.tamu.edu/

      Chair
      Recreation, Tourism and Sports Specialty Group,
      The Association of American Geographers (AAG)
      http://www.geog.nau.edu/rts
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