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, November 02, 2012

Position Open at Temple

The Department of Rehabilitation Sciences in the College of Health Professions and Social Work at Temple University is seeking applicants for a full-time (9-month) tenure-track faculty position at the assistant or associate professor rank. This new, cutting edge Department is uniquely focused on conducting innovative research and educating students in promoting occupation, community participation, and active living of individuals with disabilities or who are at-risk for long-term disabilities. Our interdisciplinary faculty at this world-class university teach in highly esteemed programs in occupational therapy (M.O.T. and D.O.T. degrees), therapeutic recreation (B.S. and M.S. degrees), and a health ecology Ph.D. program. Also housed in the Department is a nationally-recognized research and training center focused on the community inclusion of adults with psychiatric disabilities (

The ideal candidate for this position will have a doctoral degree and a well-defined program of research in the promotion of occupation, physical activity, leisure, or community participation (e.g., work, school, dating, parenting, etc.) of individuals with disabilities or who are at-risk for long-term disabilities. In addition to establishing a fundable program of research, the faculty member will advise students at the undergraduate, masters and doctoral level, and contribute to innovative curricular advances and teaching excellence that our programs are known for. Successful candidates will be occupational therapists, recreational therapists, or individuals from other relevant disciplines, including psychology, sociology, rehabilitation, social work, public health, special education, disability studies, and nursing. Rank, salary, and tenure status will be commensurate with experience and credentials.

The search committee will review applications in strict confidence beginning immediately, and will continue to do so until the position is filled. Candidates should forward the following materials electronically to 1) A personal statement that summarizes your research background and interests and explicitly states which population they work with and the specific aspects of their work that they believe fits within the Department’s unique mission; 2) a CV; 3) teaching philosophy and interests; and 4) sample publications.


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