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, January 27, 2015

Recreational Therapy - Assistant/Associate Professor at FIU

From Lexi McKenney: The Department of Leadership and Professional Studies, College of Education at FIU invites applications for a nine-month, Assistant/Associate Professor full time, tenure track position in Recreation Therapy beginning August, 2015. Qualifications: Doctoral degree in recreational therapy/therapeutic recreation or related discipline. Applicants are also required to be a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) and evidence of an emerging (Assistant) or established (Associate) line of externally funded research. Demonstrated competence in scholarship that results in refereed publications, professional presentations, and external grant awards. Evidence of quality online and on campus teaching in recreational therapy/therapeutic recreation and recreation and sport management core classes and mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students to successful degree completion. Responsibilities: Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in recreational therapy; recruit, advise and mentor graduate students; assist in the development and maintenance of online initiatives; develop and maintain a focused research agenda; engage in scholarly activity in recreational therapy; secure external funding; work collaboratively with students, faculty, and practitioners; actively engage in community service at the professional, RT program, department, college, local, state, national, and international levels; and support RT program and college accreditation initiatives. 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. We are looking for a dynamic individual with the vision to help the recreational therapy program further advance its online and on-campus curricula, engage in scholarship, community engagement, and participate actively in student recruitment and retention. As a student-focused University, this individual must be committed to providing our students with research driven, quality learning experiences. All qualified candidates including women and minorities are encouraged to apply for an anticipated start date of August 2015. For information, requirements of the position, and instructions as to how to apply on-line, visit our website at and reference Job Opening ID 509010. Please submit all required documents in one PDF file at the time of application. Review of completed applications will commence February 15, 2015. Position will remain open until filled. FIU is a member of the State University System of Florida and an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. 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


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