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Assistant/Associate Professor - Parks and Recreation
Auburn University

Date Posted Apr. 4, 2023
Title Assistant/Associate Professor - 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
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Environmental Sciences/Ecology/Forestry
The College of Forestry, Wildlife and Environment (CFWE) at Auburn University invites applications for a 9-month tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant/AssociateProfessor level who will contribute to the Parks, Recreation and Community Sport (PARK) program with a desired start date of August 1, 2023.

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, contribute to our commitment to train the next generation of professionals, and use pioneering research 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 be expected to make significant contributions to teaching (55%), research (40%), and service (5%). At the undergraduate level, the candidate will teach several courses in the PARK program (typically 2 per semester) on topics such as management, leadership, planning, programming, health, or interpretation according to applicant background and expertise.

The position involves developing an extramurally funded, innovative, high-impact research program that addresses contemporary issues related to the applicant’s area of expertise. They will also be expected to teach and supervise graduate students (M.S. and Ph.D.) and serve on graduate student thesis/dissertation committees. Service expectations include contributing to school and university committees, developing relationships with federal, state and community park and recreation agencies, and service to the profession at-large.

About Auburn: At Auburn, our work changes lives. Ranked by U.S. News and World Report as a premier public institution, Auburn University is dedicated to shaping the future of the people of Alabama, the nation, and the world through forward-thinking education, life-enhancing research, scholarship and selfless service. Auburn is nationally recognized for its commitment to academic excellence, community outreach, positive work environment, student engagement, and thriving community.

Why employees choose Auburn: Auburn University was named by Forbes Magazine as one of the state of Alabama’s best employers, with employees staying an average of ten years. Employees enjoy competitive benefits that include top-notch health insurance, generous retirement plans, tuition assistance for employees and dependents, flexible spending accounts and more! Learn more about Auburn’s impact, generous employee benefits, and thriving community by visiting

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