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Page for academic positions in Recreation, Parks, Tourism, and Leisure (and related fields).

Full Time / Tenure Track Jobs[]

Penn State University (Pennsylvania, USA)[]


University Park Campus
Date Announced
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College of Health and Human Development
Recreation, Park and Tourism Management


Join an engaged, productive and collegial group whose mission is to transform human health and wellbeing through research, teaching and service/outreach associated with recreation, park, tourism, and leisure activities and services. The Department of Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management (RPTM; at The Pennsylvania State University announces two tenure line openings (one as assistant professor and one as assistant or associate professor) to begin fall 2018. We seek energetic and collaborative colleagues who are passionate about their work with colleagues in the department, the College of Health and Human Development (, the University, and the profession. We will consider applicants whose research represents a wide range of thematic areas related to mission of the Department and the College and who can effectively engage students through teaching, research, and service. Applicants’ thematic areas could complement existing faculty strengths (e.g., commercial recreation and tourism, parks and protected areas, community recreation, experiential education, and health) or could represent new areas or perspectives to promote human development, health, and well-being, including innovative research and teaching methods. Successful candidates will be expected to develop or continue an externally funded and focused line of high quality research; teach undergraduate and graduate courses; supervise undergraduate and graduate (M.S./Ph.D.) student research; forge interdisciplinary collaborations with Penn State faculty and external partners; and provide service to the department, college, and university, as well as to the profession. Candidates must have an earned doctorate (or an earned doctorate by the date of appointment) in recreation, leisure studies, tourism, natural resource management, health and human development, or a related field; and evidence of an active and focused research program. Preference will be given to individuals who have experience in the recreation, park, and/or tourism field, industry or agency relationships, a strong publication record, and whose research activities show evidence of external funding and innovation. Preferred candidates will also demonstrate a commitment to engaged learning practices both inside and outside the classroom; and the ability to build networks and work collaboratively with faculty in the department, college, and university, as well as external partners within the profession. Review of applications will begin October 9th, 2017 and will continue until suitable candidates are found. Informal inquiries or questions about the positions should be directed to Dr. Andrew J. Mowen at 814-865-2102 or Please indicate “RPTM Assistant and Associate Professors search” in the subject line of the email correspondence. To be considered for the positions, candidates must complete an on-line application and upload a cover letter with a personal statement addressing interests and vision; a curriculum vitae, examples of scholarly publications (maximum of three), and the names and contact information for three professional references who may be contacted.