Last Updated: 04/06/2018
Tenure/Tenure Track Position Fall 2018
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 2018.
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 April 20, 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 email@example.com 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.