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.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Position Opening at Temple

Temple University's Department of Therapeutic Recreation is seeking a full-time faculty member for a one-year Non Tenure Track appointment for the 2009-2010 Academic Year. This position primarily involves teaching undergraduate and graduate (masters) students preparing to practice as recreation therapists. Additional duties include collaboration on departmental projects along with pursuing one's own scholarly activities. Qualifications include, at minimum, a master's degree (PhD preferred), previous teaching experience, and the national credential - CTRS. Experience as a practicing recreation therapist with expertise in pediatric healthcare, developmental disabilities, or physical rehabilitation, including adapted sport and recreation, is desired.

The Department is located within the College of Health Professions, which also includes communication sciences and disorders, health information management, nursing, kinesiology, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and public health. Metropolitan Philadelphia is a dynamic environment with diverse health care and human services agencies that provide exceptional learning opportunities for students and faculty, as well as a vibrant place to live and recreate. Please visit to learn about Temple, the College of Health Professions, and the TR Department. Further information on this position can be obtained by contacting Dr. Shank at (215) 204-6278, or at

Screening applications begins immediately. Send cover letter, a list of 3 references, and vitae to TR Search Committee, Box 062-55, Suite 304, 1700 North Broad St. Philadelphia, PA. 19122. Temple University is strongly committed to Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity and encourages qualified women and members of minority groups to apply.


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