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  • Alan A. Lew
    ... From: Neil Moisey Date: Fri, Jan 29, 2010 at 9:04 AM Subject: Parks, tourism, and recreation management faculty position,
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      From: Neil Moisey <moisey@...>
      Date: Fri, Jan 29, 2010 at 9:04 AM
      Subject: Parks, tourism, and recreation management faculty position, University of Montana

       Please see the following annoucement.   Please send all applications and questions to norma.nickerson@....  Also, please note the quick turn-around time for application materials.  Thank you! 



      Nontenure-track Assistant Professor of Parks, Tourism and Recreation Management

      Department of Society and Conservation (SOCON)

      College of Forestry and Conservation

      The University of Montana



      POSITION DESCRIPTION: The College of Forestry and Conservation, The University of Montana – Missoula, seeks an Assistant Professor of Parks, Tourism and Recreation Management to teach undergraduate courses in recreation management, and to conduct research with natural resource management agencies, rural communities, and the tourism industry. The Department is especially interested in candidates who contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community through their teaching, research, and service. The position is a two year 12 month appointment with the possibility of a third year depending on funding and performance.  Responsibilities are 85% teaching and 15% research.  Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.  Benefits include University retirement, medical, and life insurance plans.  Pending funding and departmental support, it is the program’s desire to eventually convert this position to a tenure track line.  Applicant must be available to begin fall semester 2010.  More information is available at http://www.cfc.umt.edu/departments/socn/ .



      • Teach approximately 3 classes per semester plus oversee student internships in the recreation management degree programs.  Courses to include an introductory course in parks, tourism and recreation management; recreation programming, natural and cultural resource interpretation; and recreation administration and leadership.
      • Provide academic advising to undergraduate students in Parks, Tourism and Recreation Management
      • Maintain a program of research and scholarship in the area of recreation management.
      • Participate in collaborative, interdisciplinary teaching and research projects with faculty in the College of Forestry and Conservation and related programs.
      • Engage in service roles within the Department.
      • Interact and work with external industry, academic and other professional groups and associations.



      The successful candidate will possess the following qualifications prior to employment:

      • Ph.D. in resource based recreation or related field (completed by the end of 2010).
      • Demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching.
      • Evidence of ability to develop an active research program, to include a record of publication preparation and professional presentation.


      Preferred qualifications include:

      • Teaching experience at the university level on related subjects.
      • Demonstrated excellence in teaching and assessment of undergraduate and graduate students in recreation management.
      • Willingness to develop beneficial relationships with external constituencies such as public land management agencies and/or the tourism industry.
      • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with students, resource managers, and the general public.
      • Demonstrated knowledge of NRPA accreditation requirements.
      • Demonstrated success in securing research funding.
      • Publications in peer-reviewed journals.
      • Willingness to mentor members of underrepresented groups.
      • Active participation in professional organizations. 
      • Preference may be given to applicants whose research complements existing programs in the College of Forestry and Conservation, and The University of Montana.






      Initial screening of applications will begin February 22nd, 2010 and continue until a suitable candidate is found.  Complete applications will include a letter of application stating teaching and research interests, a curriculum vitae, names and contact information of three professional references, and a copy of transcripts for all degrees. All application materials should be sent to:  Dr. Norma Nickerson, Chair, Recreation Management Search Committee, College of Forestry and Conservation, The University of Montana, Missoula, MT  59812.  Fax: 406-243-6656; email: norma.nickerson@....   Email applications are preferred. 


      The University of Montana is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and encourages applications from minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.  The University of Montana is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award focused on the status of women in science. Qualified applicants can request veterans’ preference in accordance with State law.  This position announcement can be made available in alternative formats upon request.


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