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Assistant Professor - HHPR

E-appoint Tracking Number: HHPR006034S

Job Type: Unclassified

Job Category: Faculty

Is position tenure earning: Yes

Position Department/Office: Health, Human Performance, and Recreation

Appointment Duration: 9 Month

Position Responsibilities: Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Recreation, primarily Therapeutic Recreation. Perform departmental, college and university service. Maintain a record of scholarship.

Minimum Requirements: 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.

The Following Background Checks Are Required:

  • A criminal background check

Position Closes: Open Until Filled

Application Review: For first consideration, apply by 02/21/14

Application Instructions:


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:



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: http://www.pittstate.edu. 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 (lcovert@pittstate.edu)

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, date of first consideration:  February 21, 2014.

Ms. Laura Covert, Search Committee Chair                                                                            

Department of Health, Human Performance and Recreation

Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, Kansas  66762-7557

(620) 235-4670



Pittsburg State University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer.


Pursuant to the requirements of the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (20 U.S.C. 1092 {f}) a copy of Pittsburg State University's Annual Security Report may be viewed on the internet at: http://www.pittstate.edu/office/police/docs/ASR2012.pdf

This report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on-campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Pittsburg State University; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies concerning sexual assault, and other matters. You can also obtain a printed copy of this report by contacting University Police and Parking Services at 620-235-4624.