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.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Faculty Position at Virginia Wesleyan College

From Wayne Pollock:

VIRGINIA WESLEYAN COLLEGE (VWC), a small (1400 students, 94 full-time faculty), diverse liberal arts institution sited on 300 beautiful wooded acres in the heart of the historical, economically dynamic, and culturally rich Hampton Roads metropolitan area (Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, Suffolk), seeks applications for a tenure-track position as assistant professor of Recreation and Leisure Studies, beginning fall, 2013. A Doctorate in Recreation, Leisure Studies, Therapeutic Recreation, or related field is required at the time the position begins. The successful candidate will have both academic and applied experience in the discipline and hold the credential of Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist. The selected candidate will contribute to the Department’s core curriculum as well as the Recreational Therapy career track and courses associated with his/her area of expertise. Course assignments may include, but not be limited to, Introduction to Recreation & Leisure Services, Introduction to Recreational Therapy, Disabilities & Recreational Therapy, Recreational Therapy Analysis & Assessment, Recreational Therapy Management & Organization, and Recreational Therapy Process & Facilitation Skills. Development of courses related to the individual’s areas of interest also will be encouraged. VWC seeks committed teacher/scholars who will foster undergraduate research, be professionally active, and advance the college’s quest for Phi Beta Kappa recognition. The primary focus of the college is excellent teaching and faculty members are encouraged to exercise their academic freedom to enhance student learning through dynamic classroom and practical application experiences in the community. The teaching load is three four-credit courses per semester. The salary is competitive and an attractive benefits package is offered.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, transcripts (unofficial are acceptable at this point), and three letters of reference as PDF attachments to Ms. Jane Kiefer, Assistant to the Recreation & Leisure Studies Search Committee, at Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2012 and continue until position is filled. Questions prior to application may be directed to Dr. Wayne Pollock, Department Coordinator, via (757) 455-3369or

Department website:

VWC is an equal opportunity employer; the college offers employment, advancement opportunities, and benefits in a harassment-free environment on the basis of merit, qualifications and competency to all individuals without regard to race, color, religion, creed, age, sex, national origin, handicap, sexual orientation or covered veteran status. Please visit our website at


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