East Carolina University seeks an individual for a nine-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor or Associate Professor for the Recreational Therapy program in the Department of Recreation Sciences (RCSC) within the College of Health and Human Performance for an August 2021 start date. Teach in the graduate and undergraduate Recreational Therapy (RT) degree programs and the professional core. Contribute to the advancement and promotion of Recreational Therapy degree programs, supervise Recreational Therapy student field experiences, mentor students on academic procedures and career goals, and engage in outreach with the health care community. Expectations include instruction, externally funded scholarly research; participation in research/creative activity and scholarly publication; and service to the University, community, and profession. The candidate will complement or build upon at least one program area, including gerontology, behavioral/mental health, adaptive sports, physical rehabilitation, youth development, aquatic therapy, and biofeedback/applied psychophysiology.
Contingent upon availability of funds.
Special Instructions To Application:
In addition to a candidate profile, candidates must also submit the following documents online:
(1) Cover letter addressing position description (2) Curriculum vitae, (3) a statement of the candidate's teaching philosophy (4) a list of three references with contact information.
At the time of employment two to three original letters of reference, official transcripts, a criminal background check, and proper documentation of identity and employability are required. Applicants must complete a candidate profile or staff application(see "Application Types Accepted " below) online via the PeopleAdmin system (https://ecu.peopleadmin.com/applicants/jsp/shared/Welcome_css.jsp) For questions regarding the application process, the program or specific position, contact the search committee chair, David Loy firstname.lastname@example.org
Two to three original letters of reference are required for employment. Please be aware that if selected as a candidate of choice, an automatic e-mail will be sent to the individuals entered by the applicant in the References section of the PeopleAdmin applicant tracking system. Letters of reference submitted via the PeopleAdmin applicant tracking system will be verified and considered towards meeting this requirement. For letters of reference not submitted via the PeopleAdmin applicant tracking system, please have the original signed letters mailed to Lee Gaylord (RCSC 937322) East Carolina University College of Health and Human Performance 1000 East 5th Street, Rivers West 238 Mailstop 505, Greenville, NC 27858.
Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.
Candidates must possess a terminal degree (PhD or Doctorate). Candidates must possess a master's degree in, or master's degree with an emphasis/concentration in, Recreational Therapy/Therapeutic Recreation from an accredited university, in addition to the terminal degree if the terminal degree is not in RT/TR. Candidates with a doctoral degree conferred at the time of initial appointment will hold the probationary rank of Assistant Professor. ABD candidates will be initially appointed at the probationary rank of Assistant Professor and must have the terminal degree conferred prior to the first reappointment.
Full time or Part time: Full Time
Position Location (city): Greenville
Position Number: 937322
Organizational Unit Overview:
We aim to enhance the quality of life for all through recreation services in a wide range of settings. We are one of six departments in the College of Health and Human Performance. We offer undergraduate degrees in recreational therapy and recreation and park management and a graduate degree in Recreation Sciences with concentrations in Recreational Therapy Administration and Recreation and Park Administration. We also offer a graduate certificate in Biofeedback. We are affiliated with the Center for Applied Psychophysiology, the Institute for Coastal Science and Policy, Brody School of Medicine, and other campus units. Our department is well established and includes 14 faculty members and approximately 280 undergraduate and 20 graduate students. The ECU Recreational Therapy Program is one of only 11 programs accredited by the Council for the Advancement of Recreational Therapy Education (CARTE). It is highlighted by research and clinical practice space in the Biofeedback and Applied Psychophysiology Lab, the Sensory & Observation Lab, and the Sailing Simulation Lab. The selected candidate should have the strategic vision, experience, and motivation to provide dynamic leadership to our rich and vibrant community. Our vision is to be a national leader in Recreational Therapy, Recreation Program Leadership, Community Recreation Planning, and Coastal and Rural Recreation and Tourism.
East Carolina University seeks to create an environment that fosters the recruitment and retention of a diverse student body, faculty, staff, and administration. To promote the University's diversity goal, the Department of Recreation Sciences strongly encourages applicants from historically underrepresented groups. Please visit https://hhp.ecu.edu/rcsc/ for more information about the department.
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