Assistant/Associate Professor - Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management

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Clemson, SC
United States

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The successful candidate must have the ability to teach courses in the Park and Conservation Area Management emphasis area as well as teach graduate courses applicable to the full department. In addition, the successful candidate will have or be developing a clear research program, including publications in peer-reviewed journals and external funding to support their agenda. Supervision of graduate student committees (both M.S. and Ph.D.) and participation in service to the university and the profession is expected.

In the letter of application, candidates should comment on how they see themselves contributing to, diversifying, and/or complementing the current teaching, research, and areas of faculty expertise within the Department. We are especially interested in hiring a colleague who can work collaboratively with existing faculty, and help further the partnerships the University has established with state, national, and international park and conservation organizations, including (but not limited to) state park agencies, the U.S. National Park Service, the USDA Forest Service, and park agencies and conservation groups in East Africa, India, Caribbean, and Latin America.

The Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism Management at Clemson University is one of the largest of its type in North America, currently with 35 full-time faculty, 70 graduate (M.S. and Ph.D.) and 500 undergraduate students. Clemson University is a land-grant institution located along the shores of Lake Hartwell in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The area is valued by many for its wonderful outdoor recreation opportunities, great weather, low cost of living, and friendly people.


Professional qualifications include:

  • Earned doctorate at the time of start in parks, recreation, natural resources or a related field such as forestry, sociology, geography, planning, etc.
  • Evidence of ability to develop and teach innovative graduate level classes for M.S. and Ph.D. students in PRTM as well as other programs in the College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences and the University
  • Evidence of ability to teach graduate and undergraduate courses in the parks and conservation area emphasis area
  • Evidence of establishing an innovative area of research related to parks and protected areas
  • Evidence of ability to obtain external research funding
  • Evidence of ability to publish in peer-reviewed journals
  • Expertise or experience with interdisciplinary research using innovative approaches to address issues and challenges that cut across multiple areas of PRTM and larger society are of particular interest.
  • Evidence of related professional experience preferred but not required
  • Associate Professor candidates must meet the departmental requirements for rank and tenure (available upon request)

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Review of applications will begin October 15, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. To apply, upload the following to Interfolio: a letter of application addressing the specified qualification criteria and position responsibilities, the names and contact information of three references, unofficial transcripts, one page teaching philosophy, and curriculum vitae.

Send email inquiries to: Dr. Bob Powell, Search Committee Chair, (864) 656-0787,

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Dr. Bob Powell

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