Title Utah Ph.D. Assistantships 2015

Graduate Assistantships with the Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism


The University of Utah’s Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism is recruiting applicants for Graduate Assistantships (doctoral level) for Fall of 2015.


Applicants wishing to be considered for financial support for a campus visit should submit the following materials before January 15, 2015. Visitations will be scheduled during February.

  • A cover letter articulating an area of interest for doctoral studies and research.
  • A current resume/CV.
  • Names and contact information for 3 academic or professional references.
  • Transcripts from the last college/university attended.


Probable assistantship openings for Fall 2015 include:

  • Traditional departmental research and teaching assistantships.
  • A youth focused research assistantship under the direction of Drs. Jim Sibthorp & Mary Wells.
  • Our National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) research assistantship under the direction of Dr. Jim Sibthorp.
  • An outdoor recreation management focused research assistantship under the direction of Dr. Matt Brownlee.
  • A sustainable tourism focused research assistantship under the direction of Dr. Kelly Bricker.


Teaching assistants generally begin mentored teaching in an integrated block of core courses and progress to independent course instruction. Currently funded research assistants are working with the American Camp Association (ACA), the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS), the Utah Division of State Parks and Recreation, and the Global Change and Sustainability Center (GCSC). Additional opportunities are anticipated for 2015, and many positions offer a blend of teaching and research.


Each position requires 20 hours of work a week for 9 months and includes a monthly stipend, tuition/fee remission (, and subsidized health insurance (  Exceptional candidates may qualify for additional scholarship monies, additional months of appointment, and/or summer teaching or research opportunities.  Travel support to present at professional conferences is available through the Department, the Graduate School, and student associations.


Positions are generally renewable for a total of up to three years, during which time continual registration as a full-time student is necessary and progress toward Ph.D. completion is expected. Applicants must be admitted and enrolled in the doctoral program in Parks, Recreation, and Tourism at the University of Utah. 


Interested applicants should complete an application with the Department and the Graduate School (, as well as sending a letter of application and a vitae/resume to Dr. Jim Sibthorp at the address below.  All application materials must be submitted before February 15, 2015 in order to begin the doctoral program and position in Fall (August) of 2015. 


Utah is the west at its best: four distinct seasons, ready access to all outdoor activities including superb skiing at eight world-famous resorts just minutes from campus. Utah is home to five national parks and countless national, regional, state, and local recreation areas. Salt Lake City, with a metropolitan population of 650,000, is the hub of the intermountain west.


Additional questions, inquires, and applications for campus visitation support can be directed to Dr.  Jim Sibthorp, Director of Graduate Studies, University of Utah, Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism, 1901 E. South Campus Dr., Room 1085, Salt Lake City, UT 84112; or emailed to


For additional information on the Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism please visit

Files .
Post Date 2015-01-23 13:55:06
Department News
Contact Person 羅文棋 
Contact Number 5352 
View Count  
Prev Page..