Assistant Professor or Associate Professor
Assistant Professor or Associate ProfessorPosition Number :
937322Vacancy Open to :
All CandidatesDepartment :
AAH Recreation SciencesDepartment Homepage :
https://ecu.edu/hhpAdvertising Department :
HLTH/HUMAN PERF,COLLEGE OFDivision :
Academic AffairsClassification Title :
Assistant Professor or Associate ProfessorWorking Title :
Assistant Professor or Associate ProfessorNumber of Vacancies :
1Full Time Equivalent (FTE) :
1.0Full Time or Part Time :
Full TimeRecruitment Range:
Commensurate with QualificationsPosition Location (City) :
Faculty (Teaching)Job Category :
Faculty (Teaching)Organizational Unit Overview:
We aim to enhance the quality of life for all through recreation services in a wide range of settings. We are one of six departments in the College of Health and Human Performance. We offer undergraduate degrees in recreational therapy and recreation and park management and a graduate degree in Recreation Sciences with concentrations in Recreational Therapy Administration and Recreation and Park Administration. We also offer a graduate certificate in Biofeedback. We are affiliated with the Center for Applied Psychophysiology, the Institute for Coastal Science and Policy, Brody School of Medicine, and other campus units. Our department is well established and includes 14 faculty members and approximately 280 undergraduate and 20 graduate students. The ECU Recreational Therapy Program is one of only 11 programs accredited by the Council for the Advancement of Recreational Therapy Education (CARTE). It is highlighted by research and clinical practice space in the Biofeedback and Applied Psychophysiology Lab, the Sensory & Observation Lab, and the Sailing Simulation Lab. The selected candidate should have the strategic vision, experience, and motivation to provide dynamic leadership to our rich and vibrant community. Our vision is to be a national leader in Recreational Therapy, Recreation Program Leadership, Community Recreation Planning, and Coastal and Rural Recreation and Tourism.
East Carolina University seeks to create an environment that fosters the recruitment and retention of a diverse student body, faculty, staff, and administration. To promote the University’s diversity goal, the Department of Recreation Sciences strongly encourages applicants from historically underrepresented groups. Please visit https://hhp.ecu.edu/rcsc/ for more information about the department.Job Duties :
East Carolina University seeks an individual for a nine-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor or Associate Professor for the Recreational Therapy program in the Department of Recreation Sciences (RCSC) within the College of Health and Human Performance for an August 2021 start date. Teach in the graduate and undergraduate Recreational Therapy (RT) degree programs and the professional core. Contribute to the advancement and promotion of Recreational Therapy degree programs, supervise Recreational Therapy student field experiences, mentor students on academic procedures and career goals, and engage in outreach with the health care community. Expectations include instruction, externally funded scholarly research; participation in research/creative activity and scholarly publication; and service to the University, community, and profession. The candidate will complement or build upon at least one program area, including gerontology, behavioral/mental health, adaptive sports, physical rehabilitation, youth development, aquatic therapy, and biofeedback/applied psychophysiology.
Contingent upon availability of funds.Minimum Education/Experience :
Candidates must possess a terminal degree (PhD or Doctorate). Candidates must possess a master’s degree in, or master’s degree with an emphasis/concentration in, Recreational Therapy/Therapeutic Recreation from an accredited university, in addition to the terminal degree if the terminal degree is not in RT/TR. Candidates with a doctoral degree conferred at the time of initial appointment will hold the probationary rank of Assistant Professor. ABD candidates will be initially appointed at the probationary rank of Assistant Professor and must have the terminal degree conferred prior to the first reappointment.License or Certification Required by Statute or Regulation :
Professional practitioner experience and NCTRC certification as CTRS is required. Applicant must obtain licensure as a Licensed Recreational Therapist in North Carolina before the employment start date (www.ncbrtl.org).Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education :
Preference will be given to candidates who possess a terminal degree in Recreational Therapy/Therapeutic Recreation or related areas, such as, but not limited to Parks, Recreation and Leisure; Counseling; Gerontology ;or Disability Studies. Have experience in teaching and research.Special Instructions to Applicant :
In addition to a candidate profile, candidates must also submit the following documents online:
(1) Cover letter addressing position description
(2) Curriculum vitae,
(3) a statement of the candidate’s teaching philosophy
(4) a list of three references with contact information.
At the time of employment two to three original letters of reference, official transcripts, a criminal background check, and proper documentation of identity and employability are required. Applicants must complete a candidate profile or staff application(see "Application Types Accepted " below) online via the PeopleAdmin system (https://ecu.peopleadmin.com/applicants/jsp/shared/Welcome_css.jsp) For questions regarding the application process, the program or specific position, contact the search committee chair, David Loy [email protected]
Two to three original letters of reference are required for employment. Please be aware that if selected as a candidate of choice, an automatic e-mail will be sent to the individuals entered by the applicant in the References section of the PeopleAdmin applicant tracking system. Letters of reference submitted via the PeopleAdmin applicant tracking system will be verified and considered towards meeting this requirement. For letters of reference not submitted via the PeopleAdmin applicant tracking system, please have the original signed letters mailed to Lee Gaylord (RCSC 937322) East Carolina University College of Health and Human Performance 1000 East 5th Street, Rivers West 238 Mailstop 505, Greenville, NC 27858.
Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.Additional Instructions to Applicant:
In order to be considered for this position, applicants must complete a candidate profile online via the PeopleAdmin system and submit any requested documents. Additionally, applicants that possess the preferred education and experience must also possess the minimum education/experience, if applicable.Job Open Date :
02/19/2021Open Until Filled:
YesInitial Screening Begins :
Associate Professor, Assistant ProfessorQuick Link for Direct Access to Posting :
East Carolina University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and seeks to create an environment that fosters the recruitment and retention of a more diverse student body, faculty, staff and administration. We encourage qualified applicants from women, minorities, veterans, individuals with a disability, and historically underrepresented groups. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race/ethnicity, color, genetic information, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, political affiliation, or veteran status.
Individuals requesting accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) should contact the Department of Human Resources at (252) 737-1018 (Voice/TTY) or [email protected].Eligibility for Employment :
Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. ECU participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.Office of Human Resources Contact Information :
If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (252) 328-9847 or toll free at 1-866-489-1740 or send an email to [email protected] Our office is available to provide assistance Monday-Friday from 8:00-5:00 EST.