Physical Education & Recreation - One-Yr Term Position-Lecturer/Grinnell Outdoor Leadership Director

Iowa, United States
Competitive Salary
Mar 17, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time


GRINNELL COLLEGE. The Department of Physical Education and Recreation invites applications for a 10-month term appointment in PE and recreation beginning Fall 2021. Lecturer in PE, master’s degree preferred or bachelors and experience in appropriate field. Research and teaching interests might include, but are not limited to: various areas of outdoor recreation. Appointees will be responsible for all areas of the Outdoor Recreation Programs at Grinnell College including organizing and leading activities, training and supervising student staff, program risk management, and teaching in the PE program.  This position will include some evening and weekend responsibilities.  

Grinnell College is a highly selective undergraduate liberal arts college with a strong tradition of social responsibility. In letters of application, candidates should discuss their potential to contribute to a college community that maintains a diversity of people and perspectives as one of its core values. To be assured of full consideration, all application materials should be received by May 1. Please visit our application website at to find more details about the job and submit applications online. Candidates will need to upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, transcripts (copies are acceptable), a philosophy of individual and group recreation leadership, and provide email addresses for three references. Questions about this search should be directed to the search chair, Professor David Zeiss, at or 641-821-0307.

Requirements: Master’s or bachelor’s degree in related field, or degree with work experience in outdoor recreation field.  Proven climbing wall management experience including:  training, hiring and supervising student leaders, creating and enforcing climbing wall policy, climbing wall risk management, hands on teaching of climbing, wilderness first aid, and experience in leading and supervising outdoor activities such as biking, hiking, canoeing, etc. Must be capable of driving a passenger van with trailer. 


Preferred: MA in recreation or related field; paddle sports proficiency; experience supervising equipment rental/loan operations; experience teaching, climbing, kayaking and outdoor theory; and experience leading wilderness multi-day canoe or backpacking trips.


Grinnell College is committed to establishing and maintaining a safe and nondiscriminatory educational environment for all College community members. It is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination in matters of admission, employment, and housing, and in access to and participation in its education programs, services, and activities. The college does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth, religion, disability, creed, or any other protected class.

An offer for this position will be contingent on successful completion of a background check.

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