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Assistant Professor, Recreation, Event, and Sports Management

Allan Hancock College

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This is a full-time, 175-day (10-month annual contract) tenure-track faculty position in the Fine Arts Department. The instructor will provide instruction in Recreation and Sport Management course to include, but not limited to Introduction to Recreation, Leadership in Rec. Services, Rec Sports Programming, Program Planning for Recreation, Outdoor & Adventure Recreation. The instructor will participate in program review and curriculum development; review and revise content of course(s) as necessary; maintain five (5) required office hours per week for student consultation; participate in department and college activities; maintain class and examination schedules as well as grade and attendance records according to college regulations; and perform related tasks as required. The assignment may include teaching in the evenings and on weekends at any college site.

Allan Hancock College is a California public community college located in northern Santa Barbara County. The college is ranked as one of the five best community colleges in California and one of the top 120 community colleges in the nation. Approximately 11,500 credit students enroll each semester at one of the college's four locations in Santa Maria, Lompoc, Santa Ynez Valley, or at Vandenberg Space Force Base. Allan Hancock College is a proud Hispanic Serving Institution and serves a vibrant community of which it is a part: over 98 percent of the colleges students come from the local area and Hancock students consistently enjoy one of the best acceptance rates to University of California and California State University campuses. To learn more about Allan Hancock College visit https://www.hancockcollege.edu/.


Essential Functions and Qualifications

Demonstrated ability to:

  • work with and assist students having a broad range of skills, motivation, and academic or career goals
  • plan, organize, and present lecture and lesson materials and concepts
  • communicate effectively, in both oral and written communications
  • review and evaluate curriculum and make recommendations
  • develop and use resource materials
  • establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with others
  • advocate for and promote recreation management program in the community.
  • Engage students in local workforce opportunities
  • apply evaluation and assessment methods
  • identify and use learning outcomes and assessment that lead to course and program improvements
Knowledge of:
  • a broad range of career pathways for students to consider
  • transfer opportunities to Bachelor degree programs
Demonstrated experience in:
  • teaching strategies that address the needs of students with a variety of learning styles
  • working with diverse populations


Minimum Qualifications


Master's degree in recreation administration or physical education


Bachelor's degree in either of the above AND Masters in dance, gerontology or public administration


The equivalent as outlined in Board Policy 7211 (Download PDF reader)


Additional Information


Hiring salary range is $57,858 to $82,391 dependent upon education and experience.

To be considered for this position, the candidate must submit the following application materials by May 28, 2023 by 11:59 PST:

Cover letter;

A current and complete resume/CV of education and professional experience;

A statement that demonstrates a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students;

Transcripts (unofficial copies are acceptable for the application process). Official transcripts are required at time of hire.

Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements as defined above must also complete and attach an Equivalency Petition (Download PDF reader) to be considered.

Allan Hancock College provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

Hancock College will not sponsor any visa applications.

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