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Location: Indiana, United States

I became a Professor Emeritus after serving 29 years as a recreational therapy faculty member at Indiana University. I'm a long-time Hoosier, having grown up in Hanover, Indiana. My RT practitioner work was in psych/mental health. After completing my Ph.D. at the University of Illinois, my first faculty position was at the University of North Texas. RT has been a wonderful profession for me as I have had the opportunity to serve as an author and national leader.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

RT Faculty Opening at Clemson

From: Marieke Van Puymbroeck, Ph.D., CTRS, FDRT: Clemson University’s Recreational Therapy program is growing again! We are looking to hire an outstanding assistant/associate professor to join one of the most energetic and exciting programs in the country! We have ~150 undergraduates, 20 MS students, and 13 PhD students (including our brand new online PhD cohort) in RT, and 4 FT RT faculty [3 tenure-line, 1 lecturer]. We also won the Excellence in Education award last year from ATRA. We have so much to be proud of, and it shows! Applications will begin to be reviewed 9/15/16 and will continue until the position is filled. I will be happy to answer any questions related to the position after 7/7/16 (I’m going on vacation!). Please consider joining us! You’ll be glad you did! Cheers, Marieke -- ***--***--***--***-- Marieke Van Puymbroeck, Ph.D., CTRS, FDRT Professor & Recreational Therapy Coordinator Clemson University 128 McGinty Court, 283 Lehotsky Hall Clemson, SC 29634-0735 Ph: 864-656-1189 F: 864-656-2226

Monday, June 06, 2016

Faculty Positions at Brock University

The Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies at Brock University is pleased to invite applications for two (2), 18-month limited term appointments (LTA) at the Assistant Professor level, effective July/August 1, 2016. Qualifications are a completed or near completed Ph.D. in Recreation and Leisure Studies or a related discipline. Normally, 2-4 years of professional practical experience and demonstrated expertise in areas of Therapeutic and/or Community Recreation is required and preference will be given to these candidates. Closing date for the application is June 17, 2016, or until suitable candidates are found. Please see the job posting, which can also be located via the following link for full details on the positions: https://brocku.ca/hr/careers/position_detail.php?id=1827

One-year Positon at Georgia Southern

The Recreation program at Georgia Southern is currently looking to fill a one year instructor position

Monday, May 09, 2016

Women's Health Week

Women’s Health Week, May 8-14, 2016, encourages women to feel empowered to make their health a priority.

Sunday, May 01, 2016

May is...

May is Mental Health Awareness Month.

Monday, April 25, 2016

Indiana Ranks in Top 12 in Terms of Worst States for Mental Health

Indiana was the 11th worst state in terms of mental health, according to one ranking. Here are data on the mental health of Hoosiers. > Pct. of adults with serious mental illness: 4.7% > Total adults with serious mental illness: 237,000 (13th highest) > Pct. of adults abusing alcohol or illicit drugs: 9.3% (17th highest) > Poverty rate: 15.5% (24th highest) In Indiana, 7.6% of adults reported having at least one major depressive episode last year, one of the largest shares in the country. Chronic and persistent depression that interferes with day-to-day functioning is one of several serious mental illnesses that an estimated 4.7% of adults in Indiana struggles with.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

IU Bloomington on Forbes' List

Good to see Indiana University Bloomington made Forbes' list of the 25 Best Value Colleges in the Midwest for 2016. Go IU!

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Faculty Vacancy in NYC

The Recreation Education/Therapeutic Recreation Program in the Department of Health Sciences at Lehman College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position at open rank to begin Fall, 2016. Responsibilities include teaching, research, student advising, service on departmental and college committees, coordinating the program, and other functions. Lehman is the only four-year public institution in the Bronx and serves a diverse population of traditional and non-traditional students. The Program currently enrolls approximately 150 undergraduate and 50 graduate students, draws students from throughout the region, and keenly feels its mission to provide quality education in the discipline and profession. The Program enjoys an outstanding reputation, has an extensive alumni network, and close relationships with many professionals and agencies for intern sites, job opportunities for students and graduates, and collaborative endeavors. The program is housed in the College’s state of the art APEX center with access to fitness and sport facilities to enhance teaching and research. The Department of Health Sciences has additional programs in Dietetics, Foods and Nutrition; Exercise Science; Health Education; Health Services Administration; and Public Health with a dynamic faculty and over 1500 students. Multiple opportunities exist for collaboration, faculty development, research support, and field-based projects. For more information, please visit our website www.lehman.cuny.edu/deannss/healthsci Qualifications PhD. Degree or equivalent in Recreation/Leisure Studies/Therapeutic recreation or related discipline, CTRS preferred. Highly qualified master’s candidates with CTRS will be considered. Additional requirements are demonstrated ability to teach successfully, demonstrated scholarship or scholarly achievement, ability to cooperate and work with others for the good of the institution, active involvement in professional organizations and sincere commitment to students. To apply: https://home.cunyfirst.cuny.edu/psp/cnyepprd/GUEST/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL Robin Kunstler, Re.D., CTRS Professor and Program Director Recreation Education and Therapy Department of Health Sciences Lehman College of CUNY Bronx, NY 10468 Office: APEX 269 Phone: 718-960-8589 RecreationalTherapy