EAST CAROLINA UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF HEALTH AND HUMAN PERFORMANCE DEPARTMENT OF RECREATION AND LEISURE STUDIES POSITION VACANCY: OPEN RANK IN RECREATIONAL THERAPY POSITION: A nine month, tenure track position in the Recreational Therapy program of the Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies within the College of Health and Human Performance effective August 24, 2009. RESPONSIBILITIES: Teach in the graduate and undergraduate Recreational Therapy (RT) degree programs, distance education courses, and in the professional core. Contribute to the advancement and promotion of Recreational Therapy degree programs, supervise Recreational Therapy student field experiences, advise students on academic procedures and career goals, and assist in maintaining ties with therapeutic and rehabilitation agencies. Contribute a program of externally funded scholarly research to support the continued development of the masters in RT and planned interdisciplinary Ph.D. program. Participate in research/creative activity and scholarly publication. Provide service to the university, community, and profession. QUALIFICATIONS: Doctoral degree required with at least one degree in Therapeutic Recreation/Recreational Therapy. Strong professional practitioner experience and NCTRC certification as “CTRS” required. Applicant must obtain licensure as a Licensed Recreational Therapist in North Carolina prior to employment. Demonstrated record of teaching effectiveness, research, and publication required. The ideal candidate will complement or build upon at least one program area including: aquatic therapy, psychophysiology, gerontology, mental health, adapted sports, or youth development. RANK AND SALARY: Rank and salary commensurate with professional background and experience. THE DEPARTMENT: One of three departments within the College of Health and Human Performance, The Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies is comprised of eighteen full-time faculty members including eight Licensed Recreational Therapists/Certified TR Specialists. The NRPA accredited curriculum has approximately 230 undergraduate majors in the department including 140 majors and 75 pre-majors within recreational therapy. The masters program offers degrees in Recreational Therapy Administration and Recreation and Leisure Facilities and Services Administration. The Department has recently moved into the NEW Carol Belk Building which offers Smartroom Technology in all classrooms and integrated mobile cameras for on-line course offerings. The building also offers research and teaching labs that include the Psychophysiology Lab & Biofeedback Clinic, the Sensory and Observation Lab, and another lab for open classroom/motor development work. Please visit www.ecu.edu/rcls. THE UNIVERSITY: East Carolina University, the third largest institution in the University of North Carolina System, 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 faculty of over 1,300 guide approximately 27,000 students enrolled in 105 Bachelor, 74 Master, 16 Doctoral, and 1 Medical Professional degree tracks. It is a Carnegie Doctoral Research Intensive university and consists of 12 professional schools, including the recognized Brody School of Medicine. SCREENING AND APPLICATION: Application screening begins October 22, 2008 and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates are asked to apply on the ECU webpage at www.ecu.edu. The on-line application should include the following supporting information: application letter, vita, three letters of recommendation specific to the position, and copies of transcripts. For questions regarding the application process, please contact Ms. Eileen McInerney, Department Budget Administrator, (252) 737-1374, email@example.com. For specific questions concerning the position, contact Dr. David Loy, Search Chair, (252)328-2718; firstname.lastname@example.org. ECU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action University and accommodates individuals with disabilities. Individuals requesting a disability accommodation should call the ECU Office of Disability Support Services at 252-328- 6799 (Voice/TTY/Relay). Proper documentation of identity and employability are required at the time of employment. Official transcript required upon employment.
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