Recreation Management Faculty (tenure-line, open rank)

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience.
Nov 03, 2021
Mar 05, 2022
Full Time
Recreation Management Faculty (tenure-line, open rank) The George Mason University School of Sport, Recreation, and Tourism Management within the College of Education and Human Development invites applications for an open rank, tenure-track or tenured position in Recreation Management. The program seeks a versatile scholar who can contribute individually and collaboratively to the School's teaching, research, and service obligations. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to excellence and diversity, and encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment. About the School: The School of Sport, Recreation, and Tourism Management (SRTM) is located on the George Mason University (Mason) Fairfax, Virginia campus. As an integral unit of an R1 institution, the School offers high-quality and impactful academic programs. The Recreation Management (RMGT) program is committed to an ongoing relationship with recreation providers within and beyond the university. Our BS RMGT degree provides concentrations in Parks and Outdoor Recreation, Therapeutic Recreation, as well as the opportunity to formulate an individualized concentration. It is accredited through the Council on Accreditation of Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Related Professions (COAPRT) and the therapeutic recreation concentration meets National Council on Therapeutic Recreation Certification (NCTRC) requirements. The MS degree in Sport and Recreation Studies, concentration in Recreation Administration (RADM) integrates theory and practice to enable strong professional education and preparation for advanced study. An interdisciplinary PhD is available in the College for appropriately focused and interested students. The School of SRTM recognizes sport, recreation, and tourism to be synergistic facets of a broad industry, which is reflected in the curriculum and school initiatives. Responsibilities: Specific responsibilities include teaching core and concentration courses in the undergraduate and graduate programs, as well as mentoring capstone opportunities; continuing or developing a consequential research agenda, including publishing in top-tier outlets and soliciting extramural funding; providing collaborative leadership within RMGT, RADM and the School; and influencing the industry/profession. Required Qualifications: Applicants must have received a PhD in Recreation or a related field by the time they begin the position. Applicants should have a portfolio of accomplishments that demonstrates their strong commitment to and excellence in teaching, research, and service. Preferred Qualifications: Applicants in all areas of recreation will be given serious consideration, including but not limited to: community, parks and outdoor, commercial, inclusive/therapeutic, and socio-cultural dimensions of recreation. Administrative and practitioner experience is highly valued and desired. Preference will be given to candidates with a clear commitment to equity, inclusion, and diversity in recreation. About George Mason University: Mason is the largest public research university in Virginia. Classified at the R1 highest research activity level, Mason has an enrollment of over 38,000 students studying in over 200-degree programs. It is an entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in a range of academic fields. Mason is located in the city of Fairfax in Northern Virginia at the doorstep of the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, with unmatched geographical access to federal agencies, national laboratories, and global opportunities. Northern Virginia, Washington, DC, and Maryland are home to many cutting-edge public, private, clinical, and commercial recreation agencies/organizations, as well as industry associations. Mason is currently the most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries. Rooted in Mason's diversity is a campus culture that is collaborative and innovative, with ubiquitous opportunities to engage in meaningful and impactful work. Special Instructions to Applicants: For full consideration, applicants must apply at; complete and submit the online application; and upload a statement of professional goals including your perspective on teaching and research (to attach as 'Other Doc'), a complete CV with publications, a statement on what diversity and inclusion mean to you (to attach as 'Other Doc'), and the names (with titles) of three professional references. The review of applications will begin on November 17, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

For full consideration, applicants must apply at; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information.

"Great Careers Begin at Mason! George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report "Up and Coming" spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education. Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason's diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create. If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at! George Mason University, Where Innovation is Tradition."

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