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.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Faculty Opening at York College

Assistant/Associate Professor @ York College of Pennsylvania

The Department of Behavioral Sciences at York College of Pennsylvania invites applications for a full time tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor to start in August 2012.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching core recreation courses such as an introduction to recreation and leisure and leadership and group dynamics in recreation as well as other courses in his/her specialty area. The course load may include classes from the Therapeutic Recreation and/or the Community Recreation emphasis areas. The candidate will also be responsible for the development and supervision of additional experiential learning and community service opportunities. Additional responsibilities include development of new courses, advising students, engaging in scholarly activity, and providing service to the department, the college, and the York community. An anticipated development of a new department of Hospitality, Recreation and Sport Management may create new teaching opportunities, so related expertise would also be welcome.

QUALIFICATIONS: A Ph.D. in recreation and leisure, therapeutic recreation, community recreation, commercial recreation, outdoor recreation, or other related field is preferred (ABDs may apply with evidence of degree award by August 2012). A record of excellence in teaching and advising, scholarly promise, and a strong commitment to service is expected.

The Recreation and Leisure Administration program is accredited by COAPRT and currently has over 100 majors. York College of Pennsylvania is a private-sector, independent institution of higher education offering over 50 baccalaureate majors in the arts and sciences and in professional fields as well as master’s programs in business, education, and nursing and a doctoral program in nursing. The College has an enrollment of 4700 full time and 700 part time undergraduate students and 325 graduate students from some 30 states and 15 foreign countries. The campus is located in South-Central Pennsylvania (50 miles north of Baltimore, MD, 30 miles south of Harrisburg, and 90 miles north of Washington D.C.) and offers competitive salaries and fringe benefits.

Interested candidates should electronically submit the following: a letter of application, a statement of teaching philosophy and research interests, curriculum vita, graduate transcripts, teaching evaluations, three letters of recommendation, and contact information for three references to Applications must be received no later than November 18, 2011.

York College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For a copy of York College’s Annual Security Report, you may contact the Office of Campus Safety or the Web at


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