EAST CAROLINA UNIVERSITY
COLLEGE OF HEALTH AND HUMAN PERFORMANCE
DEPARTMENT OF RECREATION AND LEISURE STUDIES
POSITION VACANCY: OPEN RANK IN RECREATIONAL THERAPY
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.
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.
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.
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
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,
firstname.lastname@example.org. For specific questions concerning the position, contact Dr. David Loy, Search Chair, (252)328-2718;
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.