Olivet College — Sport and Recreation Management Faculty Position

Olivet College, a liberal arts college in south central Michigan with a long-standing commitment to inclusion and diversity, seeks an Assistant Professor of Health and Human Performance to work with students and to instruct in our programs in the area of sport and recreation management.

Position Requirements:  Earned doctorate in Sport Management, Recreation, or related field is required; ABD will be considered. The candidate is required to have demonstrated successful teaching at the undergraduate level and have relevant field experience. A history of collaborative work with other faculty members and experience with program accreditation is preferred.

Members of historically underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities:  Full-time faculty members teach 24 credit hours (or the equivalent) over two semesters.  Successful candidates are expected to teach a broad range of undergraduate courses in Sports and Recreation Management.  Faculty responsibilities include advising and mentoring students, engaging in scholarly activities, and participating in other service activities in support of the college and its mission.  Candidates must bring the ability to create a positive classroom experience and a commitment to mentoring undergraduates in a collaborative and diverse environment.

Departmental Overview:  The departmental mission, driven by the Olivet Plan, Olivet College Compact, and vision statement, is to educate the whole of the individual—mind, body, and spirit.  Majors and minors prepare students for a wide variety of professional careers and include internships or field experiences as an integral part of the learning experience.  The department serves one of the largest and most diverse student populations at the college, many of whom are also student-athletes.

Starting Date:  August 1, 2021.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue as needed.

Application Process:  Click on this link to go to the online application site:  Career Center

Once in the Career Center, click on the job title to view the posting and click “Apply” to set up a profile and upload the requested information, listed below:

  • a letter of application;
  • a current resume or curriculum vitae with contact information for three references;
  • a one-page statement of your interest in and experience with working with a diverse population of students in a multi-ethnic environment;
  • a statement of teaching philosophy and approach to the assessment of student learning
  • a transcript from the highest degree-granting institution related to the position (official or unofficial) and/or documentation of graduate coursework or relevant certification in the area of instruction; and
  • student evaluations (if available).
  • Three letters of recommendation will be requested of applicants who continue through the first phase of the review process but may be sent with the initial application, if desired.

Offer of hire is contingent upon receipt of official transcripts, completion of a background check, and verification of information submitted.

About the College:  Olivet College was founded in 1844 as a college open to all regardless of race, gender or ability to pay.  It continues as one of the most diverse private liberal arts institutions in the state and actively seeks diversity in its students, faculty, and staff, with over 20% of fall 2020 students being African American.  The student body is composed of a mixture of urban and rural students from a range of socioeconomic backgrounds, many of whom are first-generation college attendees.  Olivet College faculty and staff are committed to creating a welcoming and inclusive educational environment for students and to providing personalized, individualized attention for students who seek academic and personal success.

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