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Last Updated: 06/28/2018

Chair, Department of Applied Health Science

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Key Responsibilities

The Chair of the Department of Applied Health Science provides research and intellectual leadership, strategic vision and administrative oversight to all aspects of the Department, and advances and promotes the Department’s mission of scholarly research, academic excellence in education and in civic engagement and service.

Reporting directly to the Dean of the School of Public Health, the Chair of AHS will oversee the Department faculty that include 25 who are tenured or in tenure-track, a similar number in Scientist or Research Associate positions, and ~15 additional faculty that are in Clinical, Teaching, or Visiting positions. The Department has nine research centers and offers Bachelor of Science degrees in Dietetics, Health Education-Secondary Teacher Preparation, Human Development and Family Studies, Nutrition Science, Safety, and Youth Development, a BSPH in Community Health, 9 undergraduate minors, Master of Science degrees in Nutrition Science, Safety Management, School and College Health Education, a Master of Public Health in Behavioral, Social, and Community Health, and Public Health Administration, and a PhD in Health Behavior. The Chair is also a member of the Dean’s leadership team...

Professional Experience / Qualifications

The successful candidate will be a nationally recognized public health scholar with a record of independent externally-funded research published in high-quality peer-reviewed journals; the successful candidate will have demonstrated collaborative leadership and administrative skills with a clear commitment to both undergraduate and graduate education.

Competitive candidates will possess:

  • The ability, with the faculty, Dean, and other leaders, to voice a strategic vision for the Department of Applied Health Science and to develop and implement a plan to achieve it;
  • Experience in building research relationships in federal, industrial, and institutional environments;
  • Experience with curriculum innovation and...


Tenure/Tenure Track Position Fall 2019

Join a dynamic campus community buzzing with excitement as it prepares for its Bicentennial celebrations in 2020. Located on the Flagship Campus of the Indiana University System, IU School of Public Health‐Bloomington has over 170 faculty in five departments ( http://www.publichealth.indiana.edu/). Indiana University is classified as an R1-Highest Research Activity university, is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), and boasts numerous resources. IU School of Public Health-Bloomington fosters a welcoming and inclusive environment and the city of Bloomington offers the feel of a college town with the amenities of a large city. IU School of Public Health‐Bloomington combines aspects of a traditional university campus with a strong teaching focus and the research infrastructure of a research intensive institution. While faculty are expected and incentivized to secure extramural funding, faculty salaries are not dependent upon grant dollars.

The Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington announces a tenure-track, 10-month Assistant/Associate Professor position in the Department of Recreation, Park, and Tourism Studies beginning as early as Fall 2019.

Primary Responsibilities: Engage in a focused line of scholarly inquiry related to the linkages of recreation, parks, tourism or leisure behavior to human health and well-being. Seek and secure extramural funding for research. Provide high quality instruction in graduate program, departmental core classes, and major courses as assigned. Recruitment and mentoring of graduate students. Provide service to the department, institution and profession. This focus on leisure and health may include, but is not limited to: The relationship of leisure behavior to health, active living, policy and systems analysis, human/environment interactions, local economic development and/or impact, targeted populations, etc. Advancement of interdisciplinary research across the IU campus, and in a global context. Candidates should focus on recreation therapy as it relates to the broader conception of recreation, parks, or tourism with a relationship to public health and health well-being. This may include, but is not limited to: The relationship of treatment for healthy lifestyles, leisure coping, trauma, mental health, stigma, chronic disease prevention, health disparities and disability, social determinants of health, and the study of addictions.

Qualifications: Doctoral degree required with at least one degree in recreation, park, or tourism studies, leisure behavior or closely related discipline. Professional level certification (CTRS®) by the National Council on Therapeutic Recreation Certification is required. Candidates must also demonstrate a record of scholarly achievement appropriate for career level, including extramurally funded research, current funding or strong potential to secure external funding, the ability to collaborate across disciplines, and a positive team spirit.

Salary: Commensurate with experience.

Application Deadline: Open until filled with review applications beginning September 28, 2018.

Applications should include: Letter of application, curriculum vitae, and a list of three (3) references with names, addresses, email addresses, and telephone numbers (six references required for Associate level positions). Please include a statement of research and teaching background.

Application: Interested candidates should submit applications at: https://indiana.peopleadmin.com Questions pertaining to the PeopleAdmin application procedure may be directed to dlsuter@indiana.edu or via postal mail at Department of Recreation, Park, and Tourism Studies, Deanna Suter c/o Search Committee, 1025 E. Seventh Street, Room 133, Bloomington, IN 47405-4801

Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status.



Non Tenure Track Position Fall 2019

Join a dynamic campus community buzzing with excitement as it prepares for its Bicentennial celebrations in 2020. Located on the Flagship Campus of the Indiana University System, IU School of Public Health‐Bloomington has over 170 faculty in five departments ( http://www.publichealth.indiana.edu/). Indiana University is classified as an R1-Highest Research Activity university, is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), and boasts numerous resources. IU School of Public Health-Bloomington fosters a welcoming and inclusive environment and the city of Bloomington offers the feel of a college town with the amenities of a large city. IU School of Public Health‐Bloomington combines aspects of a traditional university campus with a strong teaching focus and the research infrastructure of a research intensive institution. While faculty are expected and incentivized to secure extramural funding, faculty salaries are not dependent upon grant dollars.

The Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington announces a non tenure-track, 10-month Assistant/Associate Professor position in the Department of Recreation, Park, and Tourism Studies beginning Fall 2019.

Primary Responsibilities: Engage in a focused line of scholarly inquiry related to the linkages of tourism, hospitality and events to human health and well-being. Seek and secure extramural funding for research. Provide high quality instruction in undergraduate and graduate courses. Recruitment and mentoring of graduate students. Provide service to the department, institution, and professions. Advancement of interdisciplinary research across the IU campus, and in a global context. The focus on tourism, hospitality, events and their intersections with public health that may include, but is not limited to such specific areas of the relationship of travel behavior to health, the role of travel and tourism in quality of life, the role of tourism in poverty alleviations, dining behavior and obesity prevention, event safety and crisis management, health disparity and disability in tourism, hospitality and events, travel and hospitality services for the aging population, as well as broader tourism areas of research as related to health including, international tourism, sustainable tourism, eco-tourism, and medical tourism.

Qualifications: Doctoral degree required. The combination of disciplines in which degrees have been earned and scholarly achievements should demonstrate the ability to work at the interface of tourism, hospitality and events to human health and well-being. Evidence of quality teaching and mentoring master and doctoral students to successful completion. Candidates must also demonstrate a record of scholarly achievement appropriate for career level, including extramurally funded research, current funding, or strong potential to secure external funding, the ability to collaborate across disciplines, and a positive team spirit.

Salary: Commensurate with experience.

Application Deadline: Open until filled with review applications beginning October 1, 2018.

Applications should include: Letter of application, curriculum vitae, and a list of three (3) references with names, addresses, email addresses, and telephone numbers (six references required for Associate level positions). Please include a statement of research and teaching background.

Application: Interested candidates should submit applications at: https://indiana.peopleadmin.com Questions pertaining to the PeopleAdmin application procedure may be directed to dlsuter@indiana.edu or via postal mail at Department of Recreation, Park, and Tourism Studies, Deanna Suter c/o Search Committee, 1025 E. Seventh Street, Room 133, Bloomington, IN 47405-4801

Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status.



Non Tenure Track Position Fall 2019

Join a dynamic campus community buzzing with excitement as it prepares for its Bicentennial celebrations in 2020. Located on the Flagship Campus of the Indiana University System, IU School of Public Health‐Bloomington has over 170 faculty in five departments ( http://www.publichealth.indiana.edu/). Indiana University is classified as an R1-Highest Research Activity university, is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), and boasts numerous resources. IU School of Public Health-Bloomington fosters a welcoming and inclusive environment and the city of Bloomington offers the feel of a college town with the amenities of a large city. IU School of Public Health‐Bloomington combines aspects of a traditional university campus with a strong teaching focus and the research infrastructure of a research intensive institution. While faculty are expected and incentivized to secure extramural funding, faculty salaries are not dependent upon grant dollars.

The Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington announces a non tenure-track, 10-month Clinical Assistant/Associate Professor position in the Department of Recreation, Park, and Tourism Studies beginning Fall 2019.

Primary Responsibilities: Engage in a focused line of scholarly inquiry related to the linkages of recreation, parks, tourism or leisure behavior to human health and well-being alongside the engagement with a range of community partners (clinical and programmatic settings). The position will be responsible for the field experiences and internships associated with guidelines set by the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification at the undergraduate and graduate level. This certification is infused within throughout the curriculum, program and instructional materials development, course and program assessment, administration of clinical education components, and the advising of students. This includes supervision of clinical lab experiences associated with undergraduate and graduate courses. Service responsibilities include advising current and prospective students; participating in student recruitment efforts; assisting in the processing of student applications for admission to the programs; serving on department, division, campus, and university committees; providing input into program mission, goals, program development, and participating in professional organizations and formal/informal learning activities. Additionally, the position is responsible for high quality instruction in graduate program (online and on campus), departmental core classes, and majors courses as assigned. Recruitment and mentoring of graduate students. There is an expectation for additional service to the department, institution and profession. This focus on leisure and health may include, but is not limited to: The relationship of leisure behavior to health, active living, policy and systems analysis, human/environment interactions, local economic development and/or impact, targeted populations, etc. Advancement of interdisciplinary research and engagement across the IU campus, and in a global context.

Qualifications: Doctoral degree required with at least one degree in recreation, park, or tourism studies, leisure behavior or closely related discipline. Professional level certification (CTRS®) by the National Council on Therapeutic Recreation Certification is required. Candidates must also demonstrate a record of scholarly achievement appropriate for career level, including extramurally funded research, current funding or strong potential to secure external funding, the ability to collaborate across disciplines, and a positive team spirit.

Salary: Commensurate with experience.

Application Deadline: Open until filled with review applications beginning September 1, 2018.

Applications should include: Letter of application, curriculum vitae, and a list of three (3) references with names, addresses, email addresses, and telephone numbers (six references required for Associate level positions). Please include a statement of research and teaching background.

Application: Interested candidates should submit applications at: https://indiana.peopleadmin.com Questions pertaining to the PeopleAdmin application procedure may be directed to dlsuter@indiana.edu or via postal mail at Department of Recreation, Park, and Tourism Studies, Deanna Suter c/o Search Committee, 1025 E. Seventh Street, Room 133, Bloomington, IN 47405-4801

Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status.