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Open Rank - Recreation, Sports Leadership, and Tourism Management

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Position Title Open Rank - Recreation, Sports Leadership, and Tourism Management
Department Sch Health & Applied Human Sciences - 31530
Vacancy Number 16F-156
Position Number 6166
Location of Workplace Main UNCW Campus
Brief Summary of Work for this Position:

The School of Health and Applied Human Sciences (SHAHS) within the College of Health and Human Services (CHHS) at the University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW) seeks an outstanding, dedicated, dynamic, innovative and exemplary teacher, scholar and leader for an open rank, nine month tenure track position in the Recreation, Sport Leadership and Tourism Management program to begin August 2018. The successful candidate will be asked to teach a variety of undergraduate courses in the Recreation, Sport Leadership and Tourism Management Program such as but not limited to Leadership and Management of Recreation Services; Advanced Human Resource Management; Practicum in Recreation Services; Research and Evaluation in Recreation, Sport Leadership and Tourism; Conflict and Organizational Politics in Recreation, Sport and Tourism; Coastal Recreation Resource Management; and, Special Topics in Recreation Services. Further, the successful candidate will conduct research, publish, write internal and external grants, advise students, and provide community engagement and professional service. Appointment at the Associate or Professor rank is dependent on qualifications. Upon initial appointment, this position may also serve as the Recreation, Sport Leadership and Tourism Management Program Coordinator.

Minimum Requirements

• Doctoral degree in Recreation Administration, Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management, Recreation, Parks and Tourism Studies or a closely-related field at the time of employment
• Evidence of or demonstrated potential to develop a successful research program and grant activity in one or more core Recreation, Sport Leadership and Tourism Management disciplines
• Evidence of successful college teaching experience in a Recreation, Sport Leadership or Tourism Management or closely-related curriculum
• Evidence of successful and significant employment in Recreation Administration, Parks and Recreation Management, Tourism Management or a closely-related field
• Evidence of successful community involvement including the ability to develop and sustain formal partnerships with relevant recreation, sport leadership and tourism agencies
• Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with constituents across the College and University
• Strong communication and leadership skills

Preferred Qualifications

• Previous successful employment experience in coastal tourism management and/or coastal resource management
• Previous successful research experience in coastal tourism and/or coastal resource management
• Previous successful experience in academic leadership positions
• Previous successful research program and grant activity
• Evidence of previous successful experience with technology integration in course delivery
• Demonstrated ability to teach multiple and varying courses across the Recreation, Sport Leadership and Tourism Management major particularly in the Public and Non-Profit Option and the Tourism, Hospitality and Events Option
• Demonstrated association and familiarity with a variety of agency and organizational components representing the public and non-profit sectors of the leisure service delivery system
• Demonstrated involvement in and contributions to professional organizations
• Qualified to be hired at the Associate Professor or Professor rank

Primary Function of Organizational Unit

The Recreation, Sport Leadership and Tourism Management Program at UNCW is more than 35 years old and currently offers concentrations/options in Public and Non-Profit Recreation, Recreational Sport Leadership and Tourism, Hospitality and Events.

College/School Information

The College of Health and Human Services was created in July 2010 to provide UNCW with a new mechanism to link and focus its health-related research, professional continuing education, and health knowledge dissemination and application. In the formative stage of development, the CHHS is currently home to three professional schools: School of Health and Applied Human Science, School of Nursing, and School of Social Work. This is an outstanding opportunity to join an energetic College that seeks to be nationally recognized for its interprofessional collaboration, community engagement and impact, and implementation science. The faculty, staff, and students of the CHHS are committed to the pursuit of excellence and enhancing health and quality of life across the lifespan for individuals, families, and communities in the southeastern North Carolina and beyond.

University Information

The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to learning through the integration of teaching and mentoring with research and service. A public institution with nearly 16,000 students, the university is known for its superb faculty and staff and powerful academic experience. With an array of high-quality programs at the baccalaureate and master’s levels, and doctoral programs in marine biology, educational leadership, psychology and nursing practice. UNCW is consistently recognized at a national level for academic excellence and affordability by publications like U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance and The Business Journals. UNCW also recently earned the 2015 Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, bestowed to higher education institutions dedicated to community involvement.

EEO Statement

UNC Wilmington actively fosters a diverse and inclusive working and learning environment and is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified persons from all racial, ethnic or other minority groups, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applicant Instructions
Position Type Permanent
Anticipated Ending Date if Time-Limited Positions
Job Posting Date 11/16/2017
Priority Consideration Date 01/08/2018
Priority Consideration Information

Priority consideration will be given to applications received by the Priority Date; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vita
  3. List of 3 Professional References
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