Instructor of Recreation, Park and Tourism Management

Job Number: 38827
Job Title: Instructor of Recreation, Park and Tourism Management
Department: Department of Recreation Park and Tourism Management (RPTM)
Work Unit: Health & Human Development
Campus Location: UP
Class: FACL
Number of Jobs: 1
Announce Start Date: 02/18/2013
Closing End Date: 06/30/2013

The Department of Recreation, Park and Tourism Management (RPTM), College of Health and Human Development (HHD), at The Pennsylvania State University invites applications for a one-year temporary instructional faculty member. This position will start as early as July 1, 2013 but no later than August 16, 2013. This position will run through June 30, 2014.

The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching sections of the introductory tourism and commercial recreation courses and/or the marketing course, each of which is delivered in traditional lecture format. The candidate will also be invited to participate in research, outreach, and service within the department, college, and university. All qualified applicants will be considered. Current information about the department, teaching, research, and other activities can be found at

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in recreation, leisure studies, tourism, or a related field. Some experience in teaching tourism, commercial recreation, and/or recreation/tourism marketing courses is highly desirable. Preference will be given to applicants who have experience in the field, teaching experience, and the ability to work collaboratively with faculty in the department.

Competitive salary consistent with qualifications and experience. Penn State offers an excellent benefits and retirement.

Review of applications and nominations will begin March 15, 2013, and continue until a suitable candidate is found. We encourage applications from individuals of diverse backgrounds. Send curriculum vitae, supporting materials and contact information for three professional references to:

Dr. Deborah Kerstetter
RPTM Search Committee Chair
Department of Recreation, Park and Tourism Management
801 Ford Building
University Park, PA 16802-1307

Please indicate “RPTM Instructor Search” in subject line of all email correspondence. Questions may be directed to Dr. Kerstetter at 814-863-8988 or

The Pennsylvania State University is a land-grant comprehensive research institution with approximately 40,000 students at the University Park campus. The surrounding community of State College is well known for its excellent schools and high quality of life. The College of HHD, comprised of eight separate degree-granting programs, is committed to the mission of improving human well-being across the life-span through innovative research, teaching, and outreach activities.

To be considered for tenure-track opportunities during academic year 2013-2014 and later, will require a separate application from internal and external candidates.

Employment will require the successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.

Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its workforce.