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Assistant / Associate Professor in Therapeutic Recreation

  • November 08, 2019 5:01 PM
    Message # 8098564

    The Department of Community and Therapeutic Recreation (CTR) offers undergraduate and graduate concentrations in Therapeutic Recreation; Community Recreation and Event Planning; and Community Recreation Management. The Department consists of 7 full-time faculty, 3 part-time faculty, 12 graduate assistants, and an administrative assistant. The professional core and its program concentrations have been accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Parks, Recreation, Tourism, and Related Professions (COAPRT) since 1981.

    We are looking for a dynamic individual with the vision to help the department further advance its curriculum, scholarship, community engagement, and student recruitment and retention. We are seeking a team player who complements our cohesive faculty. As a student-focused, scholarly department, one must be committed to providing students with quality learning experiences and engaging them in scholarly pursuits, as we prepare the next generation of therapeutic recreation/recreation therapy, and recreation and park professionals.

    Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in the Therapeutic Recreation concentration, as well as the professional core; advising undergraduate and graduate students; developing a focused research agenda; securing internal/external funding; working collaboratively with faculty, students, and professionals; directing student research projects and theses; serving on department, school, and university committees; being actively engaged with community partners; engaging in professional organizations at the state and national levels; and supporting the department’s initiatives related to accreditation, NCTRC and NCBRTL standards, assessment of stu

    The candidate must have a doctoral degree in therapeutic recreation/recreation therapy; recreation, park, and leisure studies; or related field; demonstrated ability and credentials to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the Therapeutic Recreation concentration and professional core; professional experience in the field of therapeutic recreation/recreation therapy; commitment to a focused research agenda, resulting in refereed publications, professional presentations, and grant and contract awards; and certification by the National Council on Therapeutic Recreation Certification (NCTRCCTRS) is required. Candidate must also have, or have applied for, North Carolina Board of Recreational Therapy Licensure (NCBRTLLRT) by time of appointment.

    To ensure full consideration, applicants must submit all application materials by November 15, 2019. Materials must be submitted through the UNCG Job Search system at The review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

    Applications should include: (a) letter of application, (b) curriculum vitae, © statement of teaching philosophy, (d) research statement, and (e) list of 3 references (including name, position/relationship to applicant, address, email address, and phone number).

    Questions regarding any facet of this notice or the application process should be sent to
    Dr. Benjamin Hickerson,, Search Committee Chair.

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