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Assistant Professor of Recreation and Leisure

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Assistant Professor of Recreation and Leisure, Therapeutic Recreation/Recreation Therapy

Effective Date

August 21, 2018, Fall Semester

Salary Range

Commensurate with qualifications and experience


Minimum Qualifications

      • Ph.D. in Park, Recreation, Leisure or a related discipline; one degree (or emphasis/concentration) from within the field of Recreation Therapy/ Therapeutic Recreation.
      • Degree at time of application or official notification of completion of the doctoral degree by August 1, 2018.
      • Demonstrated potential to teach effectively at college level.
      • Demonstrated potential for successful research, scholarly and creative activities.
      • Demonstrated commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population.


Desired/Preferred Qualifications

      • National Certification in Therapeutic Recreation via NCTRC.
      • California State Certification in TR/RT.
      • Evidence of effective teaching experience at the college level.
      • Evidence of peer reviewed published research, scholarly and creative activities.
      • Evidence of successful grant proposal writing.
      • Experience in computer-assisted instruction.



      • Teach courses in Therapeutic Recreation/Recreation Therapy and/or department core curriculum including, but not limited to: Management and Administration of RT/TR Services, Assessment and Documentation in RT/TR, Program and Evaluation in RT/TR, Clinical Techniques in RT/TR, Aging and Leisure, etc.
      • Teach department general education and graduate courses, supervise interns, advise undergraduates, serve on graduate committees as appropriate.
      • Conduct an ongoing research, scholarly and creative activities that lead to publication and presentation of original work; seek grants to support scholarly activities, supervise graduate thesis.
      • Provide leadership in and establish communication with agencies and organizations appropriate to individual area of specialty.
      • Participate in service to the department, college, university, and community.

CSULB seeks to recruit faculty who enthusiastically support the University’s strong commitment to the academic success of all of our students, including students of color, students with disabilities, students who are first generation to college, veterans, students with diverse socio-economic backgrounds, and students of diverse sexual orientations and gender expressions.  CSULB seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the People of California, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students a rich variety of expertise, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning. 


Required Documentation

  • A Student Success Statement about your teaching or other experiences, successes, and challenges in working with a diverse student population (approximately one page, single-spaced)
  • Letter of application addressing the minimum and desired/preferred qualifications
  • CV (including current email address)
  • Names and contact information for three references
  • Copy of transcript from institution awarding highest degree
  • Copy of National Certification in Therapeutic Recreation via NCTRC, if applicable
  • Copy of California State Certification in TR/RT, if applicable
  • Finalists will also be required to submit a signed SC-1 form, three current letters of recommendation, and an official transcript


Applications, required documentation, and/or requests for information should be addressed to:


California State University, Long Beach

Department of Recreation and Leisure Services

Attn: Seyha Chea

1250 Bellflower Boulevard

Long Beach, CA 90840-4903

(562) 985-4071 or E-Mail


Application Deadline

Review of applications to begin October 16, 2017

Position opened until filled (or recruitment canceled)



A background check (including a criminal records check and telephone reference check with most recent employer) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.


The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 Revised July 21, 2017 as a condition of employment.



CSULB is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can learn, live, and work in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual, without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religious creed, sex, gender identification, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, medical condition, age, political affiliation, Vietnam era veteran status, or any other veteran's status.   CSULB is an Equal Opportunity Employer.