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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.

Monday, August 31, 2015

Faculty Opening a La Crosse

From Nancy Richeson: The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse invites applications for a full-time, nine-month, tenure track Therapeutic Recreation position as Assistant Professor (or Associate Professor). Nancy E. Richeson, PhD, CTRS, FDRT Associate Professor, University of WI at La Crosse Director of the Therapeutic Recreation program Editor-in-Chief, American Journal of Recreation Therapy Professor Emeritus, University of Southern Maine Best Friends(TM) Approach to Care for People with Dementia - Master Trainer Registered Therapy Dog Tester/Observer (Therapy Dogs Inc.) Energy Medicine Practitioner Reiki Master/Teacher Fellow, Distinguished in Recreational Therapy sistant Professor (Associate Professor level considered) in the Department of Recreation Management and Therapeutic Recreation

Friday, August 28, 2015

Opening for RT Assistant/Associate Prof at FIU

From Lexi McKenney: The Department of Leadership and Professional Studies, College of Education at Florida International University invites applications for a nine-month, Assistant/Associate Professor full time, tenure track position in Recreation Therapy beginning August, 2016. Qualifications: Doctoral degree in recreational therapy/therapeutic recreation or related discipline. Applicants are also required to be a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) and evidence of an emerging (Assistant) or established (Associate) line of externally funded research. Demonstrated competence in scholarship that results in refereed publications, professional presentations, and external grant awards. Alexis McKenney mckenney@FIU.EDU

Teaching Position at Old Dominion

From Betsy Kennedy via the ATRAnet Listserv: Old Dominion University has a non-tenure track (instructor/lecturer) faculty line in therapeutic recreation open. This is a teaching faculty line, research/publications are not required. Minimal requirements include; CTRS, master’s degree in TR/Recreation or related field with 18 graduate credit hours in TR. ODU is located in Norfolk Virginia. The main campus is 30 minutes from Virginia Beach and the Chesapeake Bay. The closing date is November 1st. Please email me if you have questions. I will also be at the ATRA conference in Albuquerque NM to answer questions. Betsy Kennedy,EdM, CTRS Therapeutic Recreation Specialist Human Movement Sciences Department Student Recreation Center, Suite 2006 Old Dominion University Norfolk, VA 23529 757-683-4703 (phone) 757-683-4270 (fax) bkennedy@odu.edu

Kansas City here I come?

From Diane Skalko, M.S., CTRS: There is a job opening in Kansas City area for a CTRS. The hospital is called Cottonwood Springs and they will be opening in September. They are mental health and substance abuse. I believe they will have adults and eventually adolescents. They will be hiring one full time and one part time. Please go to http://www.cottonwoodsprings.com/ for more information about the position.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

RT Position in NE Florida

from Gab Elizabeth‎ via Facebook: · Just letting you all know there is a job position available at Northeast Florida State Hospital for a CTRS or Eligible CTRS! APPLY! It is a Mental Hospital and the position is in a Geriatric Unit. Hours: Wednesday-Sunday!

RT Job in NC

Full time Rec Therapist position available at Davis Regional Medical Center, Statesville, NC.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

RT Job in Texas

from Evan Kessler, M.S., CTRS: My employer Scoggins Therapies is looking to hire a CTRS in Fort Worth, TX. Scoggins Therapies provides in home and community based therapies to a variety of populations and disabilities. They offer very competitive pay and flexible scheduling. Please message me on Facebook or send me an email if you are interested in learning more about this great opportunity. Evan Kessler MS,CTRS Ekessler116@gmail.com

Monday, August 24, 2015

Another Faculty Opening. This at San Jose State.

San Jose State University has announced an opening for an RT faculty member. Following is contact information for Professor Susan Ross: Susan Ross, Ph.D., CTRS, RTC Director of Recreation Therapy and Complementary and Alternative Medicine San Jose State University Health Sciences and Recreation Department One Washington Square San Jose, CA 95192-0021 http://www.sjsu.edu/hsr/academicprograms/Recreation/recreationtherapy/index.html

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Position at the University of Utah

From Steve Bell: The newly combined Department of Occupational and Recreational Therapies at the University of Utah invites applications for a tenure-track Recreational Therapy faculty position at the assistant or associate professor level. We are seeking a faculty member with an earned doctoral degree and a professional background in Recreational Therapy. This faculty member will contribute to the advancement of the Recreational Therapy degree program with expertise that will complement and expand our philosophy and mission of teaching, scholarship and service to the university, community, and profession. Steven A. Bell Ph.D., TRS, CTRS Coordinator, Cooperative Education I & II Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism College of Health University of Utah 1901 E. South Campus Dr. Salt Lake City, UT 84112 W-801-581-6062 O-801-581-8542 F-801-581-4930

Friday, August 21, 2015

Faculty Position Opening

From Prof. Ellen Broach: THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND LEISURE STUDIES AT THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH ALABAMA invites applications for an Assistant Professor, tenure-track faculty position starting as soon as January 1, 2016. Applicants must have an earned doctorate in Therapeutic Recreation or a related Leisure Studies discipline. ABDs near completion of the degree will be considered. Preference will be given to applicants with professional practitioner experience and NCTRC certification required. Details are attached. Review of applicants’ materials will begin October 16, 2015 and continue until the position is filled. The University of South Alabama is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access Employer. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions - ebroach@southalabama.edu .