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

University Department Head Position


Western Kentucky University, Department of Kinesiology, Recreation, and Sport (KRS), is seeking applicants for the position of Department Head. The Department Head of the KRS is a twelve-month, tenured administrative/teaching position. The department head provides leadership for a diverse department of 20 full-time faculty. The Department offers undergraduate and graduate programs in exercise science, physical education, recreation administration, and sport management. KRS is one of seven academic units in the College of Health and Human Services. CHHS is the largest college at Western Kentucky University with atotal enrollment of 4,646 students.

Required qualifications: To be considered the candidate must hold an earned doctorate in a discipline in Kinesiology, Recreation, and Sport Administration, or a related area, and meet requirements for the rank of Associate or Full Professor. Undergraduate and graduate teaching experience is also required in a KRS discipline.

Strong leadership/management skills and previous administrative experience will enhance the candidate’s application, as well as the ability to work with a diverse population.

Responsibilities include: providing leadership for achieving departmental, college, and university goals, managing budget and human resources, developing departmental staffing plans, evaluating faculty and staff performance, interacting with internal and external constituents, teaching, conducting research and scholarly activities, providing university/community service, serving on the CHHS administrative team, recruitment activities, and development activities as appropriate. The ideal candidate should also be open to promoting alternative modes of instructional delivery that may include web-based courses, ITV, and offering courses at off-campus sites.

Salary is competitive andcommensurable with experience. Nominations and expressions of interest, which will include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and names of five professional references with e- mail and telephone numbers included, should be sent electronically to the attention of KRS search at the following email address:

Applications and letters of application will be reviewed starting January 15, 2012 and will remain open until filled.

WKU and Bowling Green, KY: Western Kentucky University (WKU) is a well-respected, comprehensive university committed to the promotion of stewardship and student engagement. Current enrollment is approximately 20,100 undergraduate and graduate students. WKU is located in Bowling Green, KY with a population of68,000 and is conveniently located 50 miles north of Nashville, TN, and approximately 100 miles South of Louisville, KY.

Offers ofemployment are contingent upon educational credential verification and satisfactory criminal background check.

Western Kentucky University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, religion, or marital status in admission to career and technical education programs and/or activities, or employment practices in accordance with Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Revised 1992, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

Persons with disabilities, who need reasonable accommodations to participate in the application and/or selection process, should notify The Office of Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/University ADA Services at (270) 745- 5121, a minimum of five working days in advance.


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