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Professor of Practice - Parks and Recreation
Auburn University

Date Posted Apr. 4, 2023
Title Professor of Practice - Parks and Recreation
University Auburn University
Auburn, AL, United States
Department Forestry and Wildlife Sciences
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Prof of Practice/Clinical Prof
  • Environmental Sciences/Ecology/Forestry
The College of Forestry, Wildlife and Environment (CFWE) at Auburn University invites applications for a 12 month Professor of Practice who will contribute to the Parks, Recreation and Community Sport (PARK) program with a desired start date of August 1, 2023. This will be a full-time permanent position (non-tenure track).

The PARK major provides students with broad training on how to design, manage, develop programs for, and administer federal, state, or local park and recreation areas. Courses with a community emphasis will prepare students for managing and programming at community park and recreation areas, trails, and sporting facilities. All students will learn how to maximize visitor experiences while maintaining the facilities and conserving natural resources.

PARK is a new major at Auburn University in the CFWE. The major is built from a preexisting minor and strong support from additional social science and natural science faculty in the Environmental Conservation and Management major. This position is part of a group hire to build the new major. We seek a colleague who can help build the program and contribute to our commitment to train the next generation of professionals to address high priority issues around parks, outdoor recreation, health, access, leadership, and communication.

Additional information about the College of Forestry, Wildlife and Environment and its programs can be found at our website:


The successful candidate will serve as an instructor. The candidate will teach several courses in the PARK program (6 classes) at the undergraduate level on topics such as management, leadership, planning, programming, health, or interpretation according to applicant background and expertise. The successful candidate will be expected to help develop, promote, and grow the PARK program and develop collaborative relationships with external park and recreation partners such as state and federal agencies, community agencies and planners, non-profit organizations, and private industry.

They may also serve on graduate student thesis/dissertation committees but will not have their own research program.

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