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Visiting Instructor of Recreation & Leisure Studies/Recreational Therapy Concentration

 

VIRGINIA WESLEYAN COLLEGE (VWC) invites applications for the position of visiting instructor in the Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies, beginning in fall, 2013.  A master’s in Recreation, Leisure Studies, Therapeutic Recreation, or related field is required at the time the position begins.  The selected candidate will hold the CTRS credential.  The position is for one academic year with the possibility of renewal. The department is accredited through the Council on Accreditation of Parks, Recreation, Tourism and related Professions (COAPRT).

The selected candidate will contribute to the department’s core curriculum as well as to the Recreational Therapy track.  Development of courses related to the individual’s areas of interest also will be encouraged including opportunities for Winter Session experimental and travel courses.  The teaching load is four four-credit courses per semester. The salary is extremely competitive and an attractive benefits package is offered.

Virginia Wesleyan College is a small (1400 students, 91 full-time faculty), selective, and diverse liberal arts institution sited on 300 beautiful wooded acres in the heart of the historical, economically dynamic, and culturally rich Hampton Roads metropolitan area (Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake, Portsmouth, Hampton, Newport News, Suffolk). Faculty members are encouraged to pursue excellence in teaching through dynamic classroom experiences as well as practical applications in the community. Recreation and Leisure Studies’ educational offerings are augmented by a strong collaboration with a number of local agencies for internships and experiential learning.  As well, the award-winning student recreation center allows for opportunities to develop partnerships that will serve on campus outside agencies that offer recreational therapy.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, transcripts (unofficial are acceptable at this point), and three letters of reference as PDF attachments to Ms. Jane Kiefer, Assistant to the Recreation & Leisure Studies Search Committee, at jkiefer@vwc.edu.  Review of applications will begin  immediately and continue until the position is filled.  Questions prior to application may be directed to Dr. Wayne Pollock, Department Coordinator, via (757) 455-3369 or wpollock@vwc.edu. Recreation and Leisure Studied Department website: http://facultystaff.vwc.edu/~rec/index.php.

VWC is an equal opportunity employer. The college offers employment, advancement opportunities, and benefits in a harassment-free environment on the basis of merit, qualifications and competency to all individuals without regard to race, color, religion, creed, age, sex, national origin, handicap, sexual orientation or covered veteran status. Please visit our website at www.vwc.edu.

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