Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Apr 05, 2017
Faculty Jobs
Health & Medical
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution



The Temple University College of Public Health (CPH), devoted to an innovative multidisciplinary educational and research environment that brings a transdisciplinary perspective of health, wellness, and social welfare, seeks outstanding educators and scholars to teach in our Therapeutic Recreation program beginning Fall Semester 2017.

The Department. We welcome candidates who will bring strength in teaching to our nationally-acclaimed Therapeutic Recreation (TR) program enrolling approximately 250 undergraduate and graduate students. The program is in a unique interdisciplinary Department of Rehabilitation Sciences that includes nationally recognized academic programs in Therapeutic Recreation (B.S. and M.S.) and Occupational Therapy (M.O.T and D.O.T. degrees), as well as the Temple University Collaborative on Community Inclusion of Individuals with Psychiatric Disabilities (, an internationally recognized research and training center.

Position and Qualifications. Duties will include teaching undergraduate and/or graduate courses in the Therapeutic Recreation or Health Related Professions curricula. It may also include providing academic supervision for student internships, academic and career advising, scholarly activities with students, as well as college, professional and community service. Applicants should have an advanced degree in therapeutic recreation, disability studies, psychology, or other related disciplines. A PhD is preferred, but doctoral students nearing degree completion or persons with a Master’s degree and substantial practice experience will be considered. An active and current certification as a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) is required. Experience in college teaching is highly desirable as is supervision of graduate level research.

The College. The College of Public Health, a constellation of 9 academic units of public health, health profession and social work disciplines, enrolls nearly 4,600 students in 51 academic programs. The College has seen remarkable growth and organizational expansion in configuration of programs, research profile, increase in rankings, and interdisciplinary collaboration. The College’s research programs focus on clinical interventions, social, behavioral, and environmental inquiries, and basic science, and is sponsored by NIH, NSF, and other major funders. 

The University. Temple is an urban, research-intensive university located in Philadelphia. The University is moving up quickly in

rankings. For example, Temple is ranked by the National Science Foundation as among the top 100 universities in the country for research. Temple is the 6th largest provider of professional education in the U.S. and includes Schools of Medicine, Pharmacy, Podiatry, and Dentistry. Temple is located in historic and culturally rich Philadelphia, the nation’s 5th largest city. The city was ranked 3rd by the New York Times as a world tourist destination.

Appointment may be made at the rank of Instructor, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or Professor on the non-tenure instructional track dependent on qualifications. Salary and benefits are competitive and will be commensurate with credentials and experience. Review of applications begins immediately and continues until positions are filled.

Interested applicants should send their curriculum vitae, cover letter, statement of teaching and research interests, and the names, telephone numbers and email addresses of 3-5 professional references to Gena Bell Vargas, PhD, CTRS at


Temple University is an equal opportunity, equal access, affirmative action employer

committed to achieving a diverse community.l


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