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Instructor Outdoor & Community Recreation Education

Weber State University
Job Location:
Midvale, 84047
Recreation and Leisure Studies
Instructor Outdoor & Community Recreation Education

Requisition Number: F00396P:

Job Description:
The Department of Health, Physical Education & Recreation at Weber State University invites applications for a temporary (one-year) Instructor of Outdoor & Community Recreation Education (OCRE) position to begin July 1, 2024. The position has the possibility of converting into a tenure-track, assistant professor line at the end of the one-year appointment if the requirements for such a move are met.

Job Duties:
The OCRE program is the leading program in the College of Education when it comes to providing high impact experiences for our students, which includes offering community engaged experiences, undergraduate research, field-expeditions, international programming, and interdisciplinary opportunities. The current position requires teaching a 12-credit hour load each semester, which may include courses in: outdoor retailing, risk management, facilities management, recreation and society, inclusive recreation, leadership, and other courses in the program. We look forward to working with a colleague who shares a passion for excellence in pedagogy.

In addition to the teaching load, this position requires the successful applicant to work collegially as a member of the OCRE faculty team, other interdisciplinary programs within the Department, and other campus entities. We are seeking an individual interested in being part of a growing program and to share in the leadership to expand the program in the future.

Required Qualifications:

  • Candidates should possess a Masters degree in Recreation Management or other closely related field by the start date.
  • Two years (full or part time) of successful experience teaching recreation courses in a college/university setting and/or two years professional experience in other related settings.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Candidates should possess a Ph.D. in Recreation Management or other closely related field.
  • Evidence of teaching a variety of academic and activity courses with emphasis on administration and management of outdoor and community recreation services.
  • Experience with intern supervision.
  • Experience with best practices in teaching, innovative pedagogical methods and assessment of student learning outcomes.
  • Evidence of recent research and scholarship.
  • Demonstrated computer literacy, teaching with technology and other technology related competencies for teaching and research.
  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated service to the recreation profession.
  • Hold current certifications pertinent to specialized instruction and risk management for field experiences and activity courses (WFR, AMGA, AIARE, ACA Canoe/Kayak/SUP, LNT, etc.).

Background Check? Yes

Benefits Summary:
WSU offers a generous benefits package that includes medical, dental, long-term disability, life insurance, retirement, a wellness program with release time and paid incentives, tuition benefits, free tickets to athletic and performing arts events, and paid holidays.

Full/Part Time: Full Time
Open Date: 02/01/2024
Close Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes

Notes to Applicants:
If you are passionate about what you could offer and accomplish here at WSU, we would love to hear from you. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. The university provides excellent TIAA/CREF retirement and medical benefits.

To apply, please complete the online application and attach:

  • a letter of interest,
  • vita,
  • sample of scholarly work (other document 1),
  • statement of teaching philosophy,
  • evidence of teaching such as sample syllabi (other document 2),
  • official transcripts,
  • and 3-5 references including phone numbers and e-mail addresses

Review of applications will begin March 1, 2024. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Criminal background check required as a condition of employment.
Criminal background check required as a condition of employment.

Weber State University is a comprehensive university founded in 1889. The University provides lifelong learning opportunities for a diverse spectrum of learners on the main campus in Ogden, at a campus in neighboring Davis County, through Internet-based WSU Online, and outreach efforts throughout the Intermountain West. The university provides excellent educational experiences for its students through extensive personal contact among faculty, staff and students in and out of the classroom. To accomplish its mission, the university, in partnership with the broader community, engages in research, artistic expression, public service, economic development, and community-based learning experiences in an environment that encourages freedom of expression. The university prides itself in its excellent teaching, extraordinary commitment to meeting the needs of students at every stage of life and ongoing service to the community. Online courses, distance learning, independent study and evening classes are offered at times and places to meet the complex needs of students balancing family and work responsibilities. Over 18,000 students are enrolled in associate, baccalaureate, and masters degrees in business, education, health professions, technology, and the liberal arts and sciences. The university is located 35 miles north of Salt Lake City on the western slopes of the Wasatch Mountains. The area offers extensive cultural, educational, and year-round outdoor recreation experiences.

WSU is committed to excellence in the employment of faculty and staff. The University is an equal employment opportunity employer providing opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, or marital status.

WSUs main campus is in Ogden, Utah in the foothills of the Wasatch Mountains, on the western flank of the Rockies. WSU has an additional campus in Layton, Utah.

Campus Covering more than 500 acres, the Ogden campus houses 37 academic buildings, as well as the Ott Planetarium, the Val A. Browning Center for the Performing Arts and the Kimball Visual Arts Center. Residence halls can accommodate 668 students.

Students More than 30,000 students study full- and part-time. Nearly 600 students live on the Ogden campus. The university recognizes that a variety of cultures and perspectives enrich the learning environment. Here students find an atmosphere where they are valued and encouraged to participate fully.

Student/Faculty Ratio Personal attention is the hallmark of a WSU education. With a student/faculty ratio of 22:1, WSU ensures that four out of five courses have fewer than 30 students and offers attentive, comprehensive academic advisement for all its students.

Programs & Degrees WSU offers more than 200 undergraduate degree programs-the largest and most comprehensive undergraduate offering in the state. In addition, the university offers eight graduate degree programs, an array of professional certificate programs, online education and the Early College Program, which helps high school students get a jump on college. WSU is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges.

Student Life Students choose from more than 100 student clubs and organizations. A lot of the fun happens on campus in the Shepherd Union Building and at the Dee Events Center. The surrounding area offers skiing and rock climbing on nearby mountains and rafting on nearby rivers.

Athletics WSUs 13 intercollegiate programs compete at the NCAA Division I level. In addition, we offer more than 14 club sports and intramural programs.

Physical Activity of this position: Expressing or exchanging ideas. Those activities in which they must convey detailed or important instructions to other workers accurately or quickly. , Ability to receive detailed information with or without assistance.

Physical Requirements of this position: Light work. Exerting up to 20 lbs of force occasionally and/or up to 10 lbs of force frequently and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. Use of arm and/or leg controls exerting forces greater than that for sedentary work.

Visual Acuity Requirements including color, depth perception and field of vision: Required to perform activities such as preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; using a computer terminal; extensive reading.

The conditions the worker will be subject to in this position: None. The worker is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions (such as in typical office or administrative work).

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