Overview

The Adventure Education department at Prescott College is seeking a talented, compassionate, and experienced educator with a variety of outdoor skills sets to contribute to an innovative, dynamic, and nationally recognized program. We define adventure education as an experiential process that takes place in challenging outdoor settings where the primary purpose is to build and strengthen inclusive inter-and intra-personal relationships, personal health, leadership skills, and environmental understanding. In addition, we are seeking individuals who are Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialists (CTRS) and can develop a recreational therapy certification program for our graduate and undergraduate students with a focus on theoretical constructs and applied methodology for a wide range of conditions and illnesses. We seek individuals who have significant experience teaching and/or guiding in remote field settings involving several of the following activities: rock climbing, mountaineering, ski mountaineering, avalanche education, whitewater river travel, sea kayaking, physical
geography, interpersonal communications, group facilitation, emergency medical care, outdoor leadership. Experience working in and out of the field with diverse communities as well as a commitment to providing wilderness opportunities to minoritized populations is highly desirable. We seek candidates inspired by our mission to protect the environment and actively promote social justice. The successful candidate is expected to contribute to a multicultural perspective, use inclusive pedagogies, and connect subject matter to areas outside of their primary field of expertise using excellent communication and teaching skills. Applicants must be able to teach in both field and classroom settings. Our field courses can last from three to eight weeks at a time. While teaching undergraduates in the resident program will be the primary responsibility, qualified candidates may also be assigned teaching or advising responsibilities in our online graduate program in Outdoor Education Leadership. The position will carry the rank of full faculty with an approximate appointment of 70% teaching, 20% service and 10% scholarship.

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Qualifications:

Demonstrated high-quality teaching, have an ability to mentor students, and preferably with a record of publication. The ability to work collaboratively with other faculty members and stakeholders is required. Ph.D. preferred in or closely related to recreation or leisure science, psychology or human development, or human dimensions of natural resources. All-but-dissertation candidates will also be considered as well as those with exceptional and equivalent tested field experience.

Preferred Skills:

Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialists (CTRS); Significant experience teaching and/or guiding in remote field settings involving several of the following activities: rock climbing, mountaineering, ski mountaineering, avalanche education, whitewater river travel, sea kayaking, physical
geography, interpersonal communications, group facilitation, emergency medical care, outdoor leadership. Experience working in and out of the field with diverse communities.

About Prescott College

Prescott College is a small liberal arts college in Prescott, Arizona offering on-campus and online experiential and field-based undergraduate and graduate degrees.

Application Instructions

Prescott College requires that all applicants submit the following documents: a letter of interest, a current resume or CV, a completed Prescott College Employment Application with specific position title submitted online at https://jobs.prescott.edu/adventure-education Application packages should be received by March 4th, 2022 for full consideration.