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, December 04, 2014

ECU Chair Position

Please note that the screening date for this position begins December 15, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. Position Announcement Department Chair, Recreation & Leisure Studies East Carolina University Direct link to apply on-line: The Department: We aim to enhance the quality of life for all through recreation services in a wide range of settings. We are one of three departments in the College of Health and Human Performance, and we offer undergraduate degrees in recreational therapy and recreation and park management and a graduate degree in recreation services and interventions with concentrations in recreational therapy administration and recreation and park administration; we also offer two graduate certificates: Aquatic Therapy and Biofeedback. We are linked with the Center for Sustainable Tourism, the Institute for Coastal Science and Policy, Brody School of Medicine, and other units. Our department is well established and includes 18 faculty members and approximately 220 undergraduate and 50 graduate students. We are a rich and vibrant community of scholars. Our vision is to be a national leader in Health Intervention, Recreation Program Leadership, Community Recreation Planning, and Coastal Recreation and Tourism. Please visit our web page: Job Description: The Chair of Recreation and Leisure Studies is the leader of the department and is responsible for promoting quality instruction and mentoring; fostering research productivity that positively impacts eastern North Carolina and beyond; and applying expertise in innovative ways that benefit collaborators from campus, the community and the discipline. As the department administrator, the Chair reports directly to the Dean of the College of Health and Human Performance. Minimum Qualifications: Earned doctorate in Recreation and Leisure Studies or related field; demonstrated administrative effectiveness; demonstrated record of scholarship and teaching effectiveness commensurate with tenure at the rank of Associate or Full Professor and appointment to the University Graduate Faculty; demonstrated ability to interact effectively with faculty members, administrators and students; and commitment to diversity in higher education. Qualifying degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions and conferred by the time of hire. Preferred Qualifications: Experience with accreditation is preferred. Special Instructions to Applicants: Salary is competitive and commensurate with professional background and experience. Application screening begins December 15, 2014 and will continue until position is filled. The preferred start date is July 2015. In addition to a candidate profile, candidates must also submit the following documents online: (1) letter of application addressing position description, (2) curriculum vitae, and (3) leadership statement. Candidates must also submit three letters of reference and copies of transcripts to: Stephanie Boyd, East Carolina University, 401 Ficklen Drive/Mailstop #559, Greenville, NC 27858. Criminal background check and proper documentation of identity and employability is required at the time of employment. ECU Statement: East Carolina University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their protected veteran status, race/ethnicity, color, creed, genetic information, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, or political affiliation. Individuals requesting accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) should contact the Department for Disability Support Services at (252) 737-1016 (Voice/TTY). Proper documentation of identity and employability is required at time of employment. Please direct questions to: Prof. Stacey Altman-Chair, RCLS Search Committee College of Health & Human Performance / East Carolina University Greenville, NC 27858-4353 / (252) 328-2973 /


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