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.
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.
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
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with experience
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 und...ergraduate 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 recreation 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.