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, April 02, 2013

Teaching Positions at East Carolina

The Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies at East Carolina University is pleased to invite applicants for two 9-month fixed-term positions. The positions are instructional in nature, with no research expectations. The initial screening date is April 8, 2013—we will screen until the positions are filled. please contact Dr. Richard Williams with any questions:

Teaching Instructor or Teaching Assistant Professor—2 positions
Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies
Effective: August 12, 2013

RESPONSIBILITIES. The successful candidates for these 9-month full-time, fixed-term temporary positions will be primarily responsible for teaching core courses in the undergraduate curricula with opportunities for instruction at the graduate level. Undergraduate degrees include Recreation and Park Management and Recreational Therapy; graduate degrees share similar focuses. In addition to instruction, institutional service is expected.

QUALIFICATIONS. Master’s or doctoral degree with at least one graduate degree in Recreation, Parks, and Leisure Services, Therapeutic Recreation/Recreational Therapy, or related field is required. Relevant college/university teaching experience, distance education teaching experience, professional practice experience, and appropriate professional credentialing are desired.

THE UNIVERSITY. Voted recently as one of the top 135 universities in the southeast by the Princeton Review, East Carolina University is the third largest institution in the University of North Carolina System. It is located in Greenville, approximately 90 miles east of the Research Triangle Park and 60 miles west of the Outer Banks and coastal resorts. A city of approximately 85,000, Greenville is within a five-hour drive of Washington, DC and it serves as the educational, cultural, and medical hub of eastern North Carolina. A faculty of over 1,867 guide approximately 27,700 students enrolled in 104 Bachelor, 72 Master, 18 Doctoral, and 2 Medical Professional degree tracks. It is a Carnegie Doctoral Research Intensive university and consists of 12 colleges/professional schools, including the recognized Brody School of Medicine.

COLLEGE OF HEALTH AND HUMAN PERFORMANCE. The College of Health and Human Performance is home to five departments: Health Education and Promotion, Exercise and Sports Science, Recreation and Leisure Studies, Military Science (US Army ROTC), and Aerospace Studies (US Air Force ROTC). The College employs a full-time instructional technology consultant.

THE DEPARTMENT. One of three departments within the College of Health and Human Performance, the Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies is comprised of 18 full-time faculty members including eight Licensed Recreational Therapists/Certified TR Specialists. The RCLS curriculum has approximately 230 undergraduate majors. The master’s programs offers degrees in Recreational Therapy Administration and Recreation and Park Administration, as well as graduate certificates in Biofeedback and Aquatic Therapy. The department ishome to the Psychophysiology and Biofeedback Lab, and the Sensory Observation Lab. Please visit for more information about the department.

SALARY. Salary is competitive and commensurate with professional background and experience.

APPLICATIONS. Screening for Applicants will begin on April 8 2013 and will continue until filled. All applications must be submitted on-line at:

Instructions for filing the application and other candidate information can be found at this site. For questions regarding the application process, please contact ECU Human Resources at For questions about thespecific position, contact Dr. Richard Williams at or 252-328-0019.


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