Thursday, September 13, 2012

JOB: University of Illinois

Three Open-Rank Faculty Positions
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Department of Recreation, Sport and Tourism
College of Applied Health Sciences

Positions: The Department of Recreation, Sport and Tourism invites applications for three open-rank, nine-month, tenured/tenure-track positions.

Available: August 16, 2013

Description: The Department of Recreation, Sport and Tourism seeks qualified faculty candidates with expertise in recreation, sport and tourism management. We are particularly interested in candidates who can make linkages among recreation, sport and tourism. Preference will be given to applicants with an existing line of scholarly research, teaching experience and the ability to acquire external funding to support their research.

Qualifications: Applicants must hold an earned doctoral or terminal degree in an affiliated field at the time of appointment.

Responsibilities: Responsibilities include conducting research in chosen area of expertise, advising and directing student research including theses and dissertations, instructing undergraduate and graduate courses, contributing to the Department's curriculum, seeking
external funding for research efforts, serving on Department, College, and University committees and engaging in professional and public service activities. The Department: Faculty and staff of the Department of Recreation, Sport and Tourism (RST) at the University of Illinois work to advance knowledge about the choices that people make for their discretionary time throughout the lifespan, including outcomes of
those choices at personal, family, community, and institutional levels. RST faculty and staff apply their expertise to enhance the delivery of leisure services, recognizing that recreation, sport and tourism are synergistic elements of a unique and multifaceted industry. RST appreciates the significance of play, the contribution of arts, and the value of diversity. The research and engagement of RST foster healthy lifestyles, environmental stewardship, effective management and marketing of organizations, and social and economic development of communities (see for additional information).

The Community Champaign-Urbana combines natural Midwestern beauty with cultural resources typically found in larger metropolitan areas. The community retains the charm, friendliness, safety and affordability of smaller communities. The downtown areas provide
vibrant public spaces with unique dining and entertainment options. The community also offers a thriving arts and culture atmosphere as well as varsity and community sports. Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy 80 parks within the two communities with easy access to three major forest preserves in Champaign County (see for
additional information)

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Closing Date: Screening of candidates will begin on October 25, 2012 and will continue until positions are filled. Please create your candidate profile at and upload your cover letter, CV, and names, addresses and phone numbers of three references. Please include a statement of anticipated rank in your cover letter. All requested information must be submitted for your application to be considered. For assistance with the application/upload process, contact Indria Clay at (217) 333-2723 or at For
additional information regarding the positions, contact Kim Shinew at (217) 333-5201 or at

The University of Illinois is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Employer. The
administration, faculty and staff embrace diversity and are committed to attracting qualified
candidates who also embrace and value diversity and inclusivity.

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