Assistant Professor in Recreation in Therapeutic Recreation

Western Washington University in Washington

Deadline Open until filled
Date Posted July 16, 2014
Type Tenured, tenure track
Salary Not specified
Employment Type Full-time

Assistant Professor in Recreation in Therapeutic Recreation: Assistant Professor, tenure track in Dept. of Physical Education, Health and Recreation, Western Washington University, beginning September 2015. Required qualifications include earned doctorate in Therapeutic Recreation, Recreation or a closely related field by date of appointment; demonstrated success teaching courses in Therapeutic Recreation and the core curriculum; evidence of an established area of research related to Therapeutic Recreation; ability to work effectively with diverse populations, including colleagues and students; certification with the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification (NCTRC) by date of appointment. Responsibilities include teaching courses in the Therapeutic Recreation concentration (Introduction to Therapeutic Recreation; Therapeutic Recreation Program Design; Therapeutic Recreation Principles, Practices, and Techniques; and Therapeutic Recreation Trends and Issues) and core courses in the curriculum (e.g., senior capstone, foundations, evaluation). Develop and conduct program of research in Therapeutic Recreation. Seek internal and external funding. Provide service to the program, department, university, community, and profession. Supervise interns. Advise undergraduate majors and assist Therapeutic Recreation advisees with National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification (NCTRC) standards. Participate in regular student retreats and fieldtrips. Provide program leadership and contribute to planning program activities. Please submit your application via WWUs Electronic Application System for Employment (EASE). A cover letter specifically addressing the qualifications, vita or resume, and graduate transcript copies are required. Additionally, please have three letters of reference sent directly to Sue Hutchings, Search Coordinator, via email at  Direct all inquiries to Sue Hutchings, Physical Education Search Coordinator (#XXXXX), PEHR Department, Western Washington University, 516 High Street, Bellingham, WA 98225-9067. Review of applications begins November 1, 2014.  The position will remain open until filled. AA/EOE. For full position description, including all required and preferred qualifications, visit: