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  • 804 East Fremont Street, Laramie, WY
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Assistant/Associate Lecturer and Degree Coordinator in Outdoor Recreation and Tourism Management


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The University of Wyoming invites diverse applicants to consider our employment opportunities.  We are also especially interested in candidates who have experience working with diverse populations and/or diverse initiatives.


Assistant/Associate Lecturer and Degree Coordinator in Outdoor Recreation and Tourism Management


The University of Wyoming (UW) invites applications for an Assistant/Associate Lecturer and Degree Coordinator in Outdoor Recreation and Tourism Management (ORTM).


We seek an accomplished and creative individual to manage and oversee the ORTM program, teach courses in ORTM, coordinate student internships, and provide service consistent with the educational missions of the University of Wyoming and the Helga Otto Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources. The ORTM degree emphasizes stewardship and conservation of natural resources, tourism and outdoor recreation theories and best practices, entrepreneurial and business management strategies, creating outstanding visitor experiences, and broad understanding of cultural and natural resources. The successful candidate will be familiar with the theory and practice of outdoor recreation and tourism fields and have demonstrated leadership, organization, and communication skills. This is a non-tenure track 12-month appointment.


This position provides vital support to campus customers and requires the successful candidate be available to work on campus.


  • Significant experience with the recreation and/or tourism industry at an academic and practitioner level;
  • A master’s degree or a master’s degree and/or an undergraduate degree in a field related to parks, recreation, or tourism prior to the start date;
  • Record of experience and training related to recreation and/or tourism curriculum and skills development;
  • College-level teaching experience;
  • Demonstrated communication and relationship-building skills to continue fostering relationships with Wyoming’s outdoor recreation and tourism industry;
  • Experience in program administration;


  • A terminal degree in a relevant field of study;
  • Commitment to addressing gaps in access and inclusion, and engaging diverse and underrepresented communities;
  • Experience in a Council on Accreditation of Parks, Recreation, Tourism related professions (COAPRT) accredited academic program;
  • Demonstrated logistical coordination of an interdisciplinary educational program;
  • Experience and training in environmental/natural resource challenges related to outdoor recreation and tourism;
  • Experience in design and teaching of online courses;
  • Experience teaching, managing, or developing applied experience courses to include student internships, capstone projects, or professional semesters;
  • Understanding of environmental, natural resource, outdoor recreation and tourism issues facing the American West, nationally, and internationally;


Complete the online application and upload the following for a complete application: a letter of interest that includes a brief statement of teaching philosophy, a detailed CV, a statement of how diversity/equity/inclusion are valued and will be incorporated into the position, and contact information for four references (to be contacted only for finalists) uploaded as one document. Address applications to the search chair, Sara Ghezzi, Assistant Professor of Practice. Nominations and expressions of interest will be held in confidence until on-campus interviews are conducted. Application process questions can be addressed to Kim Messersmith at [email protected].


This position will remain open until filled. Complete applications received by 02/16/2023 will receive full consideration.

UW is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer. We are committed to a multicultural environment and strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities.

In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation to apply for a position, please call 307-766-2377 or email [email protected]


The University of Wyoming is located in Laramie, a town of 30,000 in the heart of the Rocky Mountain West. The state of Wyoming continues to invest in its university, helping to make it a leader in academics, research and outreach. The university has state-of-the-art facilities in many areas and the community provides the advantages of a major university.

Located in a high mountain valley near the Colorado border, Laramie offers both outstanding recreational opportunities and close proximity to Colorado’s Front Range, a bustling group of metropolitan cities including Denver, Boulder, and Fort Collins. This beautiful mountain landscape offers outdoor enjoyment in all seasons, with over 300 days of sunshine annually. For more information about the region, please visit http://visitlaramie.org/.

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