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Employment Opportunity

Recreation/Tourism Professor

Recreation/Tourism
Faculty of Management
 
Competition Number: 17-4115
 
Appointment Type: Regular Full-time
 
 
Start: August 01, 2018
 
Workload: One (1) regular full-time position
 
Employment Group: VIUFA
 
Position: 00207
Location: Nanaimo Campus
 
  The Department of Recreation and Tourism Management at Vancouver Island University (VIU) is hiring to fill one regular full-time position beginning August 1, 2018. The Department currently offers a Masters in Sustainable Leisure Management, a Bachelor in Tourism Management, a major in Recreation Management, two diplomas in Tourism Studies and Recreation and Sport Management, and is developing a minor in Events Management. Housed within the Department of Recreation and Tourism Management is the World Leisure Centre of Excellence (WLCE). With a focus on sustainable leisure management, the WLCE brings together established and emerging scholars from around the globe to share innovative ideas, engage in dialogue, and collaborate in research and teaching. We are looking for an individual who is interested in growing with our department and assuming a shared program leadership role in the future. VIU is a progressive regional teaching university, primarily focused on undergraduate teaching. VIU has an institution-wide, non-tiered professorial designation and has a professor/student ratio that fosters high engagement with students (maximum class size is 34 students). We use creative teaching and research styles and approaches, and we encourage innovation and individuality from our faculty members. VIU maintains a strong commitment to supporting and encouraging Indigenous student success and recognizes the obligation to address the recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. The Recreation and Tourism Management Department has a highly creative and collegial program environment that emphasizes collaboration and where faculty members 'live' the tenets of leisure education that we teach and research. VIU is located in the scenic and highly livable city of Nanaimo on beautiful Vancouver Island in 'Super-Natural' British Columbia, where we enjoy the mildest climate in Canada. Come join us!
 
Duties: With a teaching philosophy that involves theoretical, applied, and experiential learning, the successful candidate will develop and prepare lessons and instruct, assess, and grade student achievements in the Recreation and Tourism programs. Assisting students through scheduled office hours and supervising graduate students is also required.

Contribute to department growth and potentially assume a shared leadership role in the future. Research programs are an optional but encouraged aspect of professional development and contributions to VIU; all members of our department are engaged in a wide variety of research activities.

Teach across the curriculum in courses such as statistical analysis, research methods, tourism product development, arts and culture, market research, and/or experiential tourism.
 
  More information for courses offered can be found at https://www2.viu.ca/calendar/courses/TRMT.ASPX for tourism, https://www2.viu.ca/calendar/courses/RMGT.ASPX for recreation, and https://management.viu.ca/sustainable-leisure-management/master-arts-sustainable-leisure-management-program-structure for sustainable leisure management.
 
  Candidates must demonstrate commitment to teaching, learning and student success through scholarship and institutional service. Successful candidates will participate in a wide range of activities outside the classroom, including student support; institutional, faculty and departmental committee meetings and other initiatives; and professional activities in keeping with their disciplines in and outside the institution.
 
Required Qualifications: A Doctoral degree related to Tourism Management from an appropriately accredited institution and recent and relevant teaching and research experience is required. Doctoral candidates (ABD) will be considered if the candidate can demonstrate completion within 6 months of appointment start date. This position requires expertise in research methods and quantitative data analysis in the broad area of tourism management such as ecotourism, experiential tourism, event management, and/or tourist motivations and behaviours.

A strong focus on teaching and student learning, demonstrated competency working effectively in a team-oriented environment and responsiveness to diverse learning styles, cultural and academic backgrounds.

Excellent communication skills, with a strong interest and proven abilities in working in a cross cultural and learning-centred environment.
 
Preferred Qualifications: Experience in undergraduate and graduate level teaching and supervision through the thesis research process. Ability to engage learners in experiential education, enable community engagement, and demonstrate a commitment to the scholarship of teaching, learning and applied research. A track record of involving students in research or scholarly activity.
 
Please Submit: CV/Resume
Cover Letter
Copies of transcripts/credentials/qualifications identified on resume
Recent teaching evaluations
Name and contact information for three people willing to provide a reference


Short-listed candidates must provide original transcripts, or applicable original certifications at time of interview.
 
Posting Period: November 30, 2017 - January 31, 2018
Note: Vancouver Island University regrets that only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Vancouver Island University embraces the principle of employment equity and encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, and people of Aboriginal descent.