Therapeutic Recreation (Assistant/Associate Professor, Tenure-Track)

Position Information

Position Information

Position Title Therapeutic Recreation (Assistant/Associate Professor, Tenure-Track)
College/Unit College of Education & Human Services
Home Department Recreation, Parks & Leisure Services
Employee Group Tenure-Track Faculty - Academic Year
Employment Status Full-Time
Position Type 9 month (Academic Year)
Position Classification Tenure Track Faculty
Position Begin Date 08/20/2018
Position End Date
Position Summary

The Department of Recreation, Parks and Leisure Services Administration invites applications for a nine month, tenure track position at the assistant/associate faculty rank. The successful candidate must have the ability to teach undergraduate courses in the therapeutic recreation area, advise students academically and professionally, supervise interns, and provide university and professional service and engage in scholarship.

Required Qualifications

Doctorate degree, with at least one post baccalaureate degree in therapeutic recreation; ABD will be considered if it is clear the degree will be conferred by the time of appointment

CTRS certification

Ability to teach at the university level

Ability to actively engage in scholarship/research

Ability to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodations

Preferred Qualifications

Practitioner experience in therapeutic recreation

Active engagement with professional associations

Experience in academic advising

Message to Applicants

You must submit an online application to be considered an applicant for this position.

About the Department

The RPL Department has been nationally accredited since 1981. The therapeutic recreation program is the second largest program in the RPL Department which totals 900 students over 3 majors and 4 minors. Unique to the therapeutic recreation program is an extensive adapted equipment inventory. The program currently hosts 4 therapeutic recreation faculty.

To learn more about the department, visit the departmental website.

Posting Begins 08/29/2017
Posting Ends
Open Until Filled Yes
Type of Recruitment External
About CMU

Founded in 1892, Central Michigan University has evolved into a major, national university with nearly 27,000 students, approximately 50 remote locations in the U.S. and Canada, top-ranked online programs, and nearly 215,000 alumni worldwide.
CMU is a $480-million enterprise offering more than 200 academic programs at the undergraduate, master’s, specialist and doctoral levels. Academic excellence is found in programs that have been ranked among the best in the nation, such as neuroscience, sales, logistics, fashion merchandising and design, and online programs for undergraduates as well as the online MBA and online graduate education for teachers and school leaders.
Central Michigan University complements its excellent academics with experiences outside the classroom – hands-on opportunities that enable students to find their potential and develop their ability to contribute to the world around them.
The fourth-largest university in Michigan began with the mission of addressing a demand for teachers prepared and qualified to lead classrooms and educate future generations. That commitment to fulfilling unmet needs continues today in America’s 137th College of Medicine, which in 2017 will graduate its first class of doctors dedicated to medically underserved communities.
Employees have access to state-of-the-art fitness facilities and a nationally recognized wellness program as well as health care and benefits that exceed national norms for many industries.
CMU is a member of the NCAA Division I Mid-American Conference and is located in a classic, tight-knit college community in the heart of central lower Michigan. Home to 26,000 of Isabella County’s more than 70,000 residents, Mount Pleasant offers a mix of outdoor features, family attractions and small-town life complemented by university culture. Mount Pleasant is just an hour or two from most of Michigan’s destination spots, including Detroit, Grand Rapids, Lansing, Ann Arbor, sunset beaches on Lake Michigan, and the acclaimed “Up North” communities, state parks and lakes.

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  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
  4. Certification
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