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.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

University of Utah Faculty Position Open

Assistant or Associate Professor of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism,
Therapeutic Recreation Emphasis, Tenure-Track


The University of Utah invites applications and nominations for an Assistant or Associate Professor of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism. Responsibilities include advancing the mission of the Department, College, and University through excellence in the scholarship of teaching, discovery, integration, application, and service. The individual appointed will be expected to collaborate with faculty members in the Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism, the College of Health, and the larger Health Sciences complex.


A completed doctorate with an emphasis in therapeutic recreation is required, and Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) standing is preferred. The successful candidate will have an active research agenda that focuses on therapeutic recreation, a strong teaching ethic devoted to excellence in education at the graduate and undergraduate levels, and a commitment to professional service. The successful candidate will primarily mentor graduate students in therapeutic recreation. It is expected that the successful candidate will also have practical experience in the field of therapeutic recreation to complement her or his academic expertise.

Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism

The Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism is one of seven academic units located in the College of Health and is part of the University of Utah Health Sciences Center. The University of Utah is located in Salt Lake City in the foothills of the majestic Wasatch Range of the Rocky Mountains. Salt Lake City and its surrounding metropolitan area have a wide range of health and well-being organizations/facilities that utilize recreational therapy. Among these are the University of Utah Hospitals and Clinics (e.g. Huntsman Cancer Institute, Neuropsychiatric Institute, and Rehabilitation Center), Kostopuols Dream Foundation (Camp K), The National Ability Center (NAC), Veterans Administration (VA), and numerous public and private recreation centers for people of all ages.

Application Deadline and Start Date

Applications should be received by November 15, 2008 for earliest consideration. We will continue to receive applications until the position is filled. This position will begin Fall Semester 2009. Contact Person: Submit a letter of application, curriculum vita, and names of five references with contact information to Dr. Steven A. Bell, Search Committee Chair; Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism; 250 S. 1850 East, RM 200; University of Utah; Salt Lake City, UT 84112-0920:


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