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, June 10, 2014

Recreational Therapy Instructor at FIU

The Department of Leadership and Professional Studies, College of Education at FIU invites applications for a nine-month, full-time, non-tenure track position in Recreational Therapy beginning August 2014. Qualifications: A doctoral degree is preferred. Requirements include: (a) a master’s degree with educational preparation and teaching experience in the field of Recreational Therapy/Therapeutic Recreation, (b) experience teaching completely online courses in an institute of higher education, (c) professional experience and (d) the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification’s (NCTRC) credential as a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS). Preference will be given to individuals with a demonstrated history of online instruction and course development experience. This individual must fulfill the needs of a student-centered learning environment and have the ability to motivate students from a distance via engaging and original content. Individuals must be proficient with the technology they intend to use in their courses and be willing to stay on the cusp of new online learning technologies as they emerge. Responsibilities: Primary emphasis concerns undergraduate online course development and instruction within the recreational therapy track of the recreation and sport management degree program. Besides teaching online courses, additional responsibilities include providing: (a) instruction and assistance to other faculty with regard to digital instruction techniques, pedagogical construction of online courses, and digital research methodologies and (b) service to the program, College, University, and the profession. The Recreational Therapy program lies within the Recreation and Sport Management degree program. The Recreational Therapy program is offered on campus at both the BS and MS degree levels and online at the BS degree level. The program is located in the Department of Leadership and Professional Studies. The Recreational Therapy program is now being offered as a fully online degree program through FIU Online. This position will serve to provide instruction to this rapidly growing population of students. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply for an anticipated start date of Fall 2014. This position is contingent on availability of funding. For information, requirements of the position, and instructions as to how to apply on-line, visit our website at and reference Job Opening ID 507710. Please submit all required documents in one PDF file at the time of application. Review of completed applications will commence July 1, 2014. Position will remain open until filled. Dr. Alexis McKenney, CTRS Recreational Therapy Program Associate Professor Florida International University MMC, ZEB 335A, Miami, FL 33199 Phone: 305-348-3905 Fax: 305-348-1515


Blogger Sam Gibson said...

I didn't know much about recreational therapy. At first, I thought it was going out and doing something fun to cope with depression. My little sister has some physical disabilities. She should look into this.

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