Position: The School of Health and Human Performance at Northern Michigan University invites applications for a three-year term position at the Assistant Professor level in the Outdoor Recreation Leadership and Management Bachelor Degree Program. This position will begin in August 2018. The successful candidate will be a strong teacher who will support our program’s mission to prepare critically mindful outdoor professionals. We seek an educator who can deliver quality educational experiences grounded in experiential and service based learning; manage risks according to outdoor recreation standards; implement sustainable practices; and promote inclusion, social justice and environmental stewardship.
Duties and Responsibilities: Primary responsibilities include teaching classroom and field based courses for the Outdoor Recreation Leadership and Management degree program, providing ongoing academic advisement to students, supervising internships, and service activities.
Minimum Qualifications: Doctorate or close to earning a doctorate (ABD status) in a related field. Instructor level: must be ABD and have doctorate within one year of hire. An earned doctorate will be hired at the rank of Assistant Professor. Must have a variety of outdoor technical skills and a Wilderness First Responder certification. College teaching experience in the field of outdoor recreation/ education; a desire to teach both classroom and field based courses, evidence of research and scholarship. Must meet the requirements for Assistant Professor as described in the SHHP School bylaws.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required: Evidence of research and scholarship. Ability to teach both classroom and field based courses. Must meet the requirements for the Assistant Professor as described in the SHHP School bylaws.
Additional Desirable Qualifications: Experience working with diverse populations; relevant professional certifications, and involvement with professional organizations in the outdoor industry; willingness to aid faculty in the development of the ORLM Bachelor Degree curriculum.
The review of applications will begin June 12, 2018. All applicants must include a letter of application, an outdoor experience resume, a current vitae, unofficial transcripts, statement of teaching philosophy, and contact information (names, addresses, email addresses, and telephone numbers) for three references. To apply for this position please visit:
Northern Michigan University, with 7,900 students and 177 degree programs, is located along the shore of Lake Superior in the vibrant, historic city of Marquette, consistently named a top spot in the nation to raise a family, vacation, and enjoy an excellent quality of life. See more at www.nmu.edu/marquette.
NMU is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities, and is strongly committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty.