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: https://cfwe.auburn.edu/
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.
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