Assistant/Associate Professor

Indiana University in Indiana

Deadline Open until filled
Date Posted July 23, 2014
Type Tenured, tenure track
Salary Commensurate with experience
Employment Type Full-time

Indiana University

Department of Recreation, Park, and Tourism Studies

Assistant/Associate Professor (Tenure Track)


Position:  Assistant/Associate Professor (Tenure Track, 10 month appointment beginning no later than Fall 2015)


Primary Responsibilities:  Engage in a focused line of scholarly inquiry on the contribution of recreational therapy to enhancing functional health and/or prevention of health conditions.  Seek and secure extramural funding for research focused on the use of recreational therapy in secondary and tertiary health promotion supporting independent functioning and reduction of health conditions secondary to disability and disease.  Provide high quality instruction in graduate program, departmental core classes, and majors courses as assigned.  Lead development of Bachelor of Science in Public Health (BSPH) major in the department. Recruitment and mentoring of graduate students.  Provide service to the department, institution and profession. Engage in collaborative research with School of Public Health faculty as well as participate in interdisciplinary research across the IU campuses, and in a global context. 


Qualifications:  Doctoral degree required with at least one degree in recreation, park, or tourism studies, leisure behavior or related discipline. Evidence of an emerging (Assistant) or established (Associate) line of extramurally supported research including evidence of state and/or federal grant development. Evidence of quality teaching, especially in courses related to the core classes related to accreditation, mentoring master and doctoral level students to successful completion.  Ability to contribute positively to a multicultural campus.  Demonstrated competence in scholarship and grant proposal writing.  Evidence of professional engagement and field based experience in communities. Professional level certification (CTRS®) by the National Council on Therapeutic Recreation Certification is required.


Salary:  Commensurate with experience.


Application Deadline:  Open until filled; review of applications beginning October 15, 2014.


Applications should include: Letter of application, curriculum vitae, and a list of three (3) references with names, addresses, email addresses, and telephone numbers (six references required for Associate level positions).   References will only be contacted with permission of the candidate. Statements of research and teaching interests are also encouraged. 

Application:  Interested candidates should review the application requirements and submit their application at:  Questions regarding the position or application process can be directed to: Dr. Bryan McCormick at or via postal mail at Department of Recreation, Park, and Tourism Studies, c/o Bryan McCormick, Professor and Chair, School Public Health-Bloomington, Indiana University, 1025 East 7th Street, SPH 133, Bloomington, IN 47405-4801.

After the Search Committee completes its initial screening, applicants will be notified of the status of their application.  If appropriate, the committee will request permission to proceed to the next stage.  With applicants permission, references will be contacted after the screening.


Indiana University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.  Indiana University is strongly committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity.  The University actively encourages applications and nominations of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.

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