IU School of Public Health-Bloomington, Department of Recreation, Park, and Tourism Studies
March 28, 2018
Full Time - Entry Level
Academic / Research
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The Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington announces a tenure-track, 10-month Assistant/Associate Professor position in the Department of Recreation, Park, and Tourism Studies beginning as early as Fall 2018.
Engage in a focused line of scholarly inquiry related to the linkages of recreation, parks, tourism or leisure behavior to human health and well-being. Seek and secure extramural funding for research. Provide high quality instruction in graduate program, departmental core classes, and major courses as assigned. Recruitment and mentoring of graduate students. Provide service to the department, institution and profession. This focus on leisure and health may include, but is not limited to: The relationship of leisure behavior to health, active living, policy and systems analysis, human/environment interactions, local economic development and/or impact, targeted populations, etc. Advancement of interdisciplinary research across the IU campus, and in a global context. Candidates should focus on recreation therapy as it relates to the broader conception of recreation, parks, or tourism with a relationship to public health and health well-being. This may include, but is not limited to: The relationship of treatment for healthy lifestyles, leisure coping, trauma, mental health, stigma, chronic disease prevention, health disparities and disability, social determinants of health, and the study of addictions.
Doctoral degree required with at least one degree in recreation, park, or tourism studies, leisure behavior or closely related discipline. Professional level certification (CTRS®) by the National Council on Therapeutic Recreation Certification is required. Candidates must also demonstrate a record of scholarly achievement appropriate for career level, including extramurally funded research, current funding or strong potential to secure external funding, the ability to collaborate across disciplines, and a positive team spirit.
Internal Number: OAA# 21803-08
About IU School of Public Health-Bloomington, Department of Recreation, Park, and Tourism Studies
The Department of Recreation, Park, and Tourism Studies was founded on July 1, 1946 and has been a distinct department since its inception. The Department offers specializations in Public, Nonprofit, and Community Recreation; Recreational Sport Management; Recreational Therapy; Tourism, Hospitality, and Event Management; and Outdoor Recreation, Parks, and Human Ecology. There are more than 400 undergraduate students and more than 50 graduate students, including 27 doctoral students. The Department works closely with local, state and national agencies in cooperative research, education, and internship opportunities. The Department has a variety of external activities and initiatives, including Bradford Woods, the Eppley Institute for Parks and Public Lands, and the Leisure Research Institute.
The mission of the Department of Recreation, Park, and Tourism Studies is to serve as a state, national and international leader in the creation, dissemination and application of knowledge of human behavior in leisure, recreation, tourism and natural environment contexts to promote, progress, and enhance human health and quality of life.
From its inception, the organized parks and recrea...tion movement in the United States has held as core values the protection of open space and healthy recreational activity as a means to promote the health and well-being of the public and enhance social justice. Our vision is to be the pre-eminent department of Recreation, Park, and Tourism Studies through the integration of excellence in research, relevance in education, and responsiveness in service.