IU: Assistant/Associate Professor position in the Department of Recreation, Park, and Tourism Studies


Assistant/Associate Professor (Tenure-Track)

Position: The IU 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 Fall 2017.

Primary Responsibilities: 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 focused on recreation, parks, tourism, and public health. Provide high quality instruction in undergraduate and graduate programs, departmental core classes, and major courses as assigned. Recruitment and mentoring of graduate students. Provide service to the department, institution and profession. Engage in interdisciplinary research across the IU campuses, and in a global context. Seek and secure extramural funding for research focused on recreation, parks, or tourism, and health. This focus on recreation, parks, or tourism and health may include, but is not limited to: The relationship of leisure behavior to health, healthy lifestyles, the role of parks and recreation in quality of life, leisure behavior and chronic disease prevention, policy analysis, health disparity and disability, leisure behavior and positive life experiences.

Qualifications: Doctoral degree required with at least one degree in recreation, park, or tourism studies, leisure behavior or related discipline. Candidates with a degree in public health will be given preference. Evidence of an emerging (Assistant) or established (Associate) line of extramurally supported research, and a desire for cross-disciplinary collaboration. Evidence of quality teaching, especially in courses related to the core classes related to accreditation, and mentoring master and doctoral level students to successful completion. Ability to contribute positively to a multicultural campus. Demonstrated competence in scholarship and grant proposal writing. Evidence of professional engagement and field based experience in communities

Salary: Commensurate with experience.
Application Deadline: Open until a suitable candidate is identified, with the first round of reviews

anticipated to begin by February 15, 2017.

Applications should include: Letter of application, curriculum vitae, and a list of three (3) references with names, addresses, email addresses, and telephone numbers (six references required for Associate level positions). Please include a statement of research and teaching background.

Application: Interested candidates should review the application requirements and submit their application at: https://indiana.peopleadmin.com. Questions regarding the position or application process can be directed to: Deanna Suter (dlsuter@indiana.edu)or via postal mail at Department of

Recreation, Park, and Tourism Studies, ATTN: Deanna Suter c/o Search Committee, School of Public Health-Bloomington, Indiana University, 1025 East Seventh Street, SPH 133, Bloomington, IN 47405- 4801.

After the Search Committee completes its initial screening, applicants will be notified of the status of their application. If appropriate, the committee will request permission to proceed to the next stage. With applicant’s permission, references will be contacted after the screening.

The IU School of Public Health-Bloomington is Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) accredited, and offers a collegial environment for collaborative research both within the School and across campus. The IU School of Public Health-Bloomington continues to expand its research portfolio that emphasizes its strengths in social and behavioral health, environmental health, recreation and parks, epidemiology and community-based research and practice.

Located on the Flagship Campus of the Indiana University System, IU School of Public Health- Bloomington has over 140 faculty across its six departments (http://www.publichealth.indiana.edu/). Indiana University is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), and boasts numerous resources available to IU School of Public Health-Bloomington faculty. The city of Bloomington offers the feel of a college town with the amenities of a large city. As Indiana University prepares for its Bicentennial in 2020 there has not been a more exciting time to join the faculty.

Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status.

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