Assistant Professor (Recreation) - Southern Illinois University-Carbondale in Carbondale Illinois

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Southern Illinois University-Carbondale

Carbondale, Illinois

United States


Detailed Job Description

We are seeking a dynamic professional to join the faculty of Health Education and Recreation (HER), housed in the College of Education and Human Services at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. The recreation program offers B.S. and M.S. degrees with three specializations (Therapeutic Recreation, Leisure Services Management, and Outdoor Recreation). The successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate university teaching effectiveness and excellence in scholarly activity, and to engage in departmental, college, and university service appropriate to academic rank.

Position: Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track, Therapeutic Recreation or Generalist Position). Appointment is on a nine-month academic year basis. Contingent on demand for teaching assignments, an additional summer session appointment may be offered. This position is contingent on available funding.

Effective Date of Appointment: August 16, 2016.


  • Teaching therapeutic recreation courses (e.g., management, assessment & evaluation) and recreation graduate core courses (e.g., foundation, personnel management, research method)
  • Advising graduate students and serving on thesis/research project committees.
  • Initiating and implementing a focused research agenda leading to peer-reviewed publications & presentations.
  • Securing external funding for research and training projects.
  • Participating in appropriate professional associations and other service activities.

Minimum Qualifications: Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Recreation (or related field) by date of appointment and must have a minimum of one degree (B.S. MS., or Ph.D.) in leisure/recreation. Applicants who have completed all but the dissertation and who expect to complete all requirements for the doctorate prior to August 15, 2016, will be considered. If official evidence of the appointee's completion of the earned doctorate is not received by August 15, 2016, the position offered will be a nine-month, term appointment at the rank of Instructor and at a lower salary.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Teaching capability in therapeutic recreation
  • Current Certification as a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS)
  • Professional preparation, experience, and research interests in leisure, recreation, and therapeutic recreation.
  • Experience in serving on graduate thesis/research project committees.

Application Instructions:
Use Institution Website button to the right of this job description, then follow instructions on the jobpage at SIU-Carbondale's website.

SIU Carbondale is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans that strives to enhance its ability to develop a diverse faculty and staff and to increase its potential to serve a diverse student population. All applications are welcomed and encouraged and will receive consideration.

Keyword Phrases

  • Assistant Professor (Recreation)
  • Where brains and heart intersect
  • Inclusive excellence
  • Access, opportunity, innovation and teaching
  • Health Education & Promotion
  • Sports Mgmt, Recreation & Leisure Studies
Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: See Job Description
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Assistant Professor
Type of Faculty:Non-Tenure Track
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:Research University
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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