Health Science (505005)

  • CSU, Sacramento
  • Sacramento, California
  • Nov 13, 2021
Full Time Public Health Sciences and Laboratory

Job Description


COLLEGE: Health and Human Services

DEPARTMENT: Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Administration

POSITION TITLE: Assistant/Associate Professor, Community Recreation and Non-Profit Management

DEPARTMENT SUMMARY: The Department of Recreation, Parks & Tourism Administration in the College of Health and Human Services offers 4 degree programs: BS and MS in Recreation Administration, BS in Recreational Therapy, and a BS in Hospitality and Tourism Management. Approximately 300 majors are enrolled in our undergraduate program which is accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Related Professions (COAPRT). We are a growing faculty and are committed to innovative teaching, quality research, and providing valuable service to the community. Our Department is committed to supporting the University Anti-Racism and Anchor University Initiatives.

In keeping with the standards required under COAPRT, all students in Sacramento State's RPTA Department are required to have 600 hours of pre-internship experience before completing a 400-hour internship in the industry. Our students, on average, are slightly older than the traditional undergraduate student and many have significant experience in the field. For that reason, they tend to respond very positively to faculty that also have significant industry experience.


We are seeking an enthusiastic individual to join us next year in a tenure-track position at the Assistant/Associate Professor rank with a specialty in the area of Community Recreation and Non-Profit Management. Preferred collateral areas of interest include: tourism, eco-tourism, natural resources, outdoor recreation, recreational therapy, social and environmental justice and/or youth development, sport management. The department seeks candidates with the ability to work with diverse students and colleagues; success in creating inclusive classrooms; and experience with a variety of teaching methods and curricular perspectives.

  • Teaching undergraduate courses in the undergraduate common core
  • Teaching undergraduate courses in the area of Community Recreation and Non-Profit Management
  • Teaching in other areas at the undergraduate and/or graduate level, for example, classes in the graduate common core, or in the General Education program.
  • Scholarly and Creative Activities (may include conducting research, publishing in academic journals or technical publications, presenting at regional, national, or international meetings, securing grants and/or contracts, or serving as an editor or reviewer for such content)
  • Service/Contributions to the Institution (including serving on departmental, college and university committees)
  • Service/Contributions to the Community (including local, regional, national/international and/or academic communities)
  • Establishing community relationships and collaborations
  • Student Advising (may include both undergraduate and graduate students)
  • Assist in student recruitment and retention initiatives
  • Program development and oversight, curriculum revision and development, including new courses in non-profit management and community recreation
  • Internship supervision
  • Supervision of undergraduate and graduate student research, including master's projects and theses

The teaching load for full-time, tenure-track faculty is the equivalent of four, three- unit classes per semester. Applicants will be expected to teach a full load (which may be composed of courses in non-profit management and community recreation, the department common core, and/or GE). There may be some teaching load reduction in the first one or two years, some of which may be associated with curriculum development.

  1. Education: Ph.D. (or comparable degree). At least one degree in Recreation, or a closely related field. Individuals who are verified ABD at the time of application will be considered. Evidence must be given that the degree will be finished within one year of appointment and applicants will be required to complete the doctorate by August 2022.
  2. Teaching Experience: Applicants should demonstrate teaching and/or teaching-related experience in recreation as well as the area of community and/or non-profit management.
  3. Research Experience: Applicants should demonstrate research experience in recreation or related area.
  4. Service Experience: Applicants should demonstrate service experience and/or a willingness to engage in institutional service.
  5. Professional Experience: Applicants should demonstrate having professional experience (paid or unpaid) in one of the following areas: recreation, community or non-profit management.
  6. Special Knowledge and Abilities: Applicants should demonstrate a commitment to excellence by providing leadership in teaching, research, or service toward building an inclusive, equitable and diverse environment. Applicant has demonstrated experience working effectively with a diverse student population and/or a willingness to do so.

  • Teaching Experience:
  • Demonstrate the ability to teach in the undergraduate major required courses (e.g., management, leadership, budgeting, research and evaluation, marketing, recreation programming, etc.)
  • Demonstrate past experiences teaching in the following areas: recreation, community, non-profit, and/or one of the collateral areas.
  • Demonstrate ability to apply professional experience in the classroom setting.
  • Possesses teaching experience at both the undergraduate and graduate levels
  • Demonstrates an ability to teach courses in General Education
  • Past experiences advising students, supervising student research, and supervising students during internships
  • Professional Experience:
  • Applicants should demonstrate having 3 to 5 years of professional experience (paid or unpaid) in the following areas: recreation, community and/or non-profit management.
  • Past experience participating in discipline-based professional associations.
  • Special Knowledge and Abilities:
  • Demonstrate a willingness, over time, to take on the role of program development and coordination of recreation, community, or non-profit management.
  • Demonstrate a strong ability to work with community agencies, and related organizations or entities.


For full consideration, please submit the following by October 30, 2021:
    • Cover letter
    • Current curriculum vita/resume
    • Recent professional references (3 - 5): names and contact information
    • Unofficial transcripts attesting to highest degree earned and all degrees relevant to the subject matter of the position being applied for (Note: Official transcripts can be submitted later but certainly before a candidate is invited to campus for interview.)
    • Diversity statement up to two pages that indicates:
      • Experience with or stated willingness to
        • develop and incorporate effective teaching strategies for a diverse group of learners;
        • create an equitable and inclusive learning environment to support all student success;
        • and/or to apply teaching techniques that meet the needs of students from groups that are underrepresented in the field of instruction;
      • Evidence of assisting the professional advancement of individuals in underrepresented groups in your field; and/or
      • Prior experience in or stated interest in recruitment, retention, and mentoring of scholars and students for the purpose of increasing diversity and equal opportunity.

About Sacramento State

Sacramento State is located in the heart of California's capital city, five miles from State Capitol. The lush, 300-acre campus is situated along the American River, close to numerous bike trails and other recreational areas. Sacramento, also known as the "Farm-to-Fork Capital," is one of the most ethnically diverse and livable cities in the country, with a population of half of a million. Sacramento State's 31,000 students come not only from the Greater Sacramento Region, but also from across the state, country, and world. Our 1800 faculty and 1,500 staff are committed to meeting our mission: "As California's capital university, we transform lives by preparing students for leadership, service, and success. Sacramento State will be a recognized leader in education, innovation, and engagement." As the regional hub of higher education, Sacramento State is dedicated to student success, diversity, equity and inclusion, community engagement, philanthropy, and campus safety.

As evidenced by the values embedded in our Hornet Honor Code, Sacramento State is committed to creating an inclusive environment where all faculty, staff, students, and guests are welcome and valued. Our commitment is more than simply ensuring that our campus is free from bias and discrimination, but is one devoted to celebrating many diverse identities, life experiences, and perspectives that enrich our community, teaching and learning.

To learn more about why you should join the Hornet Family, please visit the Why Sac State? page.

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

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Eligibility Verification
Candidate will be required to provide official transcripts of their highest degree earned and must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.. California State University, Sacramento is a sponsoring agency ( ie. H-1-B Visa).

Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

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