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Assistant Professor - Recreation and Tourism Management 24-27

California State University, Northridge
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Feb 26, 2024

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Business & Management, Management
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Assistant Professor - Recreation and Tourism Management 24-27

Tenure-Track Faculty Position Announcement

Department: Recreation & Tourism Management

Faculty Hire Number: 24-27

Rank: Assistant Professor

Effective Date of Appointment: August 21, 2024 (Subject to Budgetary Approval)

Salary Scale: $77,000 to $82,000 (Dependent upon qualifications)

CSUN's Commitment to You:

CSUN is committed to achieving excellence through teaching, scholarship, learning and inclusion. Our values include a respect for all people, building partnerships with the community and the encouragement of innovation, experimentation, and creativity. CSUN strives to cultivate a community in which a diverse population can learn and work in an atmosphere of civility and respect. CSUN is especially interested in candidates who make contributions to equity and inclusion in the pursuit of excellence for all members of the university community.

As a Hispanic-serving Institution (HSI), inclusiveness and diversity are integral to CSUN's commitment to excellence in teaching, research, and engagement. As of Fall 2022, CSUN enrolls ~38,000 students, where 57.3% are Latinx, 19.8% are White, 9.2% are Asian-American, 4.9% are Black/African American, 0.1% are Native American, and 0.2% are Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander.

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The Department of Recreation and Tourism Management (RTM) at California State University, Northridge (CSUN) is seeking a tenure-track faculty member at the rank of Assistant Professor. The successful candidate will teach with a specialization in outdoor adventure education with competence to teach additional core courses at the undergraduate program. The successful candidate will maintain an active research program leading to peer-reviewed publications, active participation in professional conferences, and service to the department and university.

In addition to teaching, the position requires weekly office hours, attending faculty meetings, participation in assessment of student learning, and service to the department, college, and university. The successful candidate will be held to the standards and requirements of the college and department in which he/she/they is/are housed for recommending tenure and promotion. Given CSUN's commitment to excellence in teaching, research, and engagement in a diverse environment, the successful candidate will help the Department achieve equitable academic outcomes for all students through teaching, student mentorship, scholarship, and service.

Required Qualifications:

Candidates will provide evidence of the following:
  • A doctorate degree in the discipline (e.g., outdoor recreation, park management, recreation management, sport management, experience design, event management, experiential education, tourism/travel, and/or hospitality management) or a closely related discipline from an accredited institution. Candidates who have ABD status will be considered but must have an earned doctorate by the first day of the Fall 2024 term.
  • Experience or clear potential for working effectively with diverse groups and populations
  • Experience or clear potential for teaching effectively in a college/university setting
  • Experience or clear potential for conducting research that results in peer-reviewed publications

Preferred Qualifications:

Candidates should provide evidence of the following:
  • Evidence of specialization in outdoor adventure, leadership through adventure, and outdoor education theory and skills. Other specializations will be considered.
  • Ability to contribute to effective teaching of departmental core course in addition to area of specialization. Consult department curriculum.
  • Industry/professional experience in area of specialization.
  • Experience effectively working as a member of a collaborative team in a professional environment, preferably in an academic setting
  • Evidence of effective engagement or potential to engage with a diverse student body
  • Experience or potential using culturally responsive pedagogy that leads to equitable outcomes for all students
  • Experience creating a student-centered learning environment
  • Research/Lab experience or potential that includes working with students from diverse backgrounds
  • Experience adopting inclusive approaches to mentoring
  • Experience or commitment to establishing and maintaining collaborations with external professional/industry organizations
  • Successful grant and/or fund development for research and/or programming
  • Experience or clear potential for effective teaching using a variety of modalities (e.g., online, hybrid, and/or in-person/on-campus)

Application Deadline:

Screening of applications will begin November 13, 2023. Priority will be given to applicants who meet the screening deadline; however, the position will remain open until filled.

How to Apply:

Candidates should apply by completing the CSUN online application. To apply and for more detailed information on the application and hiring process, please visit this link:

Applicants must submit the following within the application website:
  • a 3-5 page letter of application that addresses the required and preferred qualifications
  • current curriculum vitae
  • names and contact information of two references who can address the candidate's teaching, research, and service qualifications
  • name and contact information of one reference who can address the candidate's work in professional/industry settings and/or with community organizations

In later stages of the search process, applicants may be requested to provide additional materials (e.g., transcripts of terminal degrees, licenses, certificates, samples of teaching materials, publications, scholarly work, etc.)

At time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, must have authorization from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to work in the United States.

General Information:

In compliance with the Annual Security Report & Fire Safety Report of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, California State University, Northridge has made crime-reporting statistics available on-line here. Print copies are available by request from the Department of Police Services, the Office for Faculty Affairs, and the Office of Equity and Diversity.

The person holding this position may be considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

In accordance with the California State University (CSU) Out-of-State Employment Policy, the CSU is a state entity whose business operations reside within the State of California and prohibits hiring employees to perform CSU-related work outside of California.

CSUN is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination based on race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, and disability. Our nondiscrimination policy is set forth in CSU Nondiscrimination Policy. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting the Recreation and Tourism Department at 818-677-3202.

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