The Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management at North Carolina State University has posted a job position for a Teaching Assistant Professor. The review of applicants will begin on October 13th. Detailed information is below.

Please contact Dr. Jelena Vukomanovic ([email protected]) if you have any questions regarding this position.

Teaching Assistant Professor

Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management

College of Natural Resources

North Carolina State University

Posting Number:                      PG191202EP (

Anticipated Hiring Range:     Commensurate with experience

Work Schedule:                       Classes are normally scheduled between 8:00am – 9:00pm Mondays through Thursdays, and 8:00am – 5:00 pm Fridays.

Job Location:                            Raleigh, NC

Department:                              Parks, Recreation & Tourism Management

Review of Applications will begin on October 13, 2021.

About the Department:

The Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management (PRTM) is a multi-disciplinary department focused on critical research questions related to human dimensions of natural and built environments, community health and well-being, and equitable and sustainable tourism. The mission of the Department is to advance and disseminate scholarship concerning the management and use of natural and cultural resources for recreation, tourism, and sport through research, teaching, and public engagement. Inclusiveness and diversity are academic imperatives and thus are university and departmental goals. PRTM faculty enjoy a vibrant scholarly environment supportive of innovative high-impact research, teaching, and community engagement.

Essential Job Duties:

  • The Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management is accepting applications for a non-tenure track nine-month, full-time appointment with responsibilities for teaching and mentoring of undergraduate students (80%), discovery of knowledge through discipline-guided inquiry (10%), and service within professional societies and the university (10%).
  • Successful candidates will teach 3 undergraduate courses per semester in the curriculum in parks, recreation, and tourism management; advise and mentor undergraduate students; contribute service to support the department, college, or university as assigned; and conduct scholarship on the practice of teaching and learning in academia.
  • The anticipated start date for the position is August 22, 2022.

Other Responsibilities:

  • Other duties as assigned.


Minimum Education and Experience:

  • Doctorate at the time of appointment from a disciplinary background in parks, recreation and tourism management or a closely related field.
  • Record of teaching undergraduate students in the field of parks, recreation and management.

Other Required Qualifications and Experience:

  • Evidence of a strong commitment to high-quality and innovative instruction focused on active and collaborative learning.
  • Candidates must demonstrate a commitment to fostering diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice.
  • Candidates must exhibit strong oral and written communication skills and a willingness to work collaboratively with faculty and staff colleagues.
  • Candidates must demonstrate potential to advance the scholarship of teaching and learning.
  • Candidates must be committed to continuous improvement of the department’s curriculum.

Preferred Qualifications and Experience:

  • Experience engaging students with community partnerships and implementing service learning projects.
  • Experience with the use of instructional technology.
  • Candidates with demonstrated industry experience and/or teaching experience in recreation programming and/or park, recreation and event facilities management are highly desirable.
  • Candidates with demonstrated undergraduate advising experience are highly desirable.
  • Candidates with a record of scholarship in teaching and learning are highly desirable.

Required Documents

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Contact Information for three References
  4. Statement of Teaching and Advising Philosophies
  5. Statement of Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice

Optional Documents 

  1. Course Syllabus Sample
  2. Peer Evaluations of Courses Instructed
  3. Student Evaluations of Courses Instructed
  4. Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Sample

More information and to apply:


NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

If you have questions about this position, please contact Search Committee Chair, Dr. Jelena Vukomanovic ([email protected]). If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or [email protected]. Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148.

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree equivalency verified at or equivalent service. Degree(s) must be obtained prior to start date in order to meet qualifications and receive credit.

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