Associate Faculty-Adventure Education

Job ID#: 21-0126
Department: Academics
Job Type: Faculty
Date Posted: 01/26/2021
Desired fill date: Open until filled
Reports to: Dean of On Campus Programs & Adventure Education
Supervision required: No

Job Summary

The Adventure Education department is seeking talented, compassionate and experienced teachers with a variety of outdoor skills sets. We define adventure education as an experiential process that takes place in challenging outdoor settings where the primary purpose is to build and strengthen inter-and intra-personal relationships, personal health, leadership skills, and environmental understanding. 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, and/or working with diverse populations. The field of adventure education holds tremendous promise for contributing to our society and environment in critical ways. We invite applications from passionate educators with solid academic backgrounds, research experience, interdisciplinary interests, excellent communication skills, and a sense of humor to join us as an Associate Faculty starting in August 2021. Fulltime and/or part time positions may be available. We seek candidates inspired by our mission to protect the environment and actively promote social justice. We are particularly interested in candidates who can contribute a multicultural perspective, use inclusive pedagogies, and connect subject matter to areas   outside of their primary field of expertise. 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. 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.  Full time Associate Faculty may teach up to seven courses during the school year. The opportunity to create partial contracts while living either within Prescott or continuing to live in ones’ home community may be negotiated.

Prescott College is committed to equal opportunity employment. Candidates from underrepresented groups, candidates fluent in Spanish, and those willing and able to advance the college's commitment to diversity are encouraged to apply.  Applications should include a letter of interest that outlines the applicant's approach to pedagogy, how past work has helped to improve equity and inclusion for members of diverse communities, and examples of dream courses you would teach at Prescott College, and, of course, a curriculum vita with list of three professional references.  Specific interdisciplinary skills sets will vary as student demand and curricular change indicates.  The call for Associate Faculty will be rolling. Applications will be accepted until each needed position is filled.  Application review will begin March 1st, 2021; position(s) open until filled




Associate Faculty positions serving on campus undergraduate students are located at Prescott College’s main campus in the small town of Prescott in the central highlands of Arizona at an elevation of about 5000 feet above sea level. Surrounded by national forests with amazing trail systems and blessed with wonderful weather year-round, Prescott is a beautiful place to live and learn.  Associate Faculty positions serving distance students through online courses may be located just about anywhere.  Prescott operates an outreach and support center in Tucson, Arizona, that houses nationally recognized, credit-bearing AmeriCorps and Vista programs as well as dual enrollment offerings in Hispanic serving high schools. Long-running study abroad programming includes the Kino Bay Center for Cultural and Ecological Studies in Mexico and the Maasai Community Partnership in Kenya. Among many other partnerships, Prescott College is a member of the Consortium for Innovative Environments in Learning ( ) and the Ecoleague ( ).