Southern Illinois University — Assistant Professor, Therapeutic Recreation / Exercise Science

Position Summary:
The School of Human Sciences at SIU Carbondale seeks applicants for an Assistant Professor position in Therapeutic Recreation/Exercise Science. This is a 9-month, continuing, tenure-track faculty appointment. Contingent on demand for teaching assignments, an additional summer session appointment is possible.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Teach therapeutic recreation courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Areas might include assessment and evaluation, biomechanics, motor behavior, and basic exercise science. The teaching assignment will be based on the area of expertise of the chosen candidate. Advise graduate students and serve on thesis/research project committees. Initiate and implement a focused research agenda leading to peer-reviewed publications & presentations. Secure external funding for research and training projects.
Participate in professional associations and activities and university service appropriate to academic rank.

Minimum Qualifications:
Ph.D. in Recreation Therapy/Exercise Science (or related field). Applicants who have completed all but the dissertation and who expect to complete all requirements for the doctorate prior to August 15, 2021, will be considered. If all degree requirements are not completed by that date, a term, non-tenure track appointment may be offered in accordance with University policy (

Preferred Qualifications:

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

General Information:
Contact: Juliane Wallace

Deadline to Apply: 1/15/21

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.