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Assistant Professor Position: Health, Human Performance & Recreation (Pittsburg State University)

 The Department of Health, Human Performance and Recreation (HHPR) at Pittsburg State University is accepting applications for an Assistant Professor of HHPR.

Position Duties and Responsibilities:  

Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Recreation, primarily Therapeutic Recreation.

Perform departmental, college and university service.

Maintain a record of scholarship.

Minimum Qualifications: 

Must possess or be pursuing a terminal degree in Recreation or related discipline.

Hold at least one degree in Recreation

Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) or eligible for acquisition of CTRS credentials within 6 months of hire.

Potential for success in teaching, scholarship and service.

Preferred Qualifications: 

Terminal degree in Recreation or related discipline.   

Hold at least one degree in Recreation.

Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS)

Professional experience working with individuals with special needs.

A record of successful college teaching, scholarly activities and service endeavors.

Position Start Date:  August 11, 2014

Salary:   Competitive

The Following Background Checks Are Required:  Criminal

Department Description:  

The Department of Health, Human Performance and Recreation (HHPR) provides both undergraduate and graduate programs for students from the four-state region of southeast Kansas, and portions of Missouri, Oklahoma and Arkansas. The department has over 400 majors, offers undergraduate degrees in Recreation, Physical Education and Exercise Science, a graduate degree in HHPR, and has eleven full-time faculty members.  


For more information see the Health, Human Performance & Recreation Department web page at:

Additional Information:  Pittsburg State University is an accredited, comprehensive, state-supported institution in southeastern Kansas, enrolling approximately 7,400 students annually.  The institution has Colleges in the fields of Arts and Sciences, Business, Education, and Technology.  For more information see: Pittsburg has a population of approximately 19,000 residents is located in southeast Kansas, about thirty miles from Joplin, Missouri, which has a metropolitan area population of about 60,000 residents.  Kansas City is located 120 miles north; Tulsa, Oklahoma is 125 miles southwest; Wichita is 160 miles west; and Springfield, Missouri is 95 miles east.  Air Travel is through Joplin Regional Airport, NW Arkansas Regional Airport, or Springfield Airport.  For more information see:

Application Process: 

Send electronic applications to Laura Covert (


Please attach 1) a letter of application describing relevant experiences and interest in the position; 2) vita and copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts; 3) three letters of recommendation, and three additional references with names, addresses, phone numbers and e-mail addresses.  This position is contingent upon funding. Only completed on-line faculty profiles with attached documents will be considered for this position.


Application Deadline: 

Open until filled. 

Ms. Laura Covert, Search Committee Chair                                                                            

Department of Health, Human Performance and Recreation

Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, Kansas  66762-7557

(620) 235-4670