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Assistant, Associate or Full Professor Position in Therapeutic Recreation (Tenure-Track)

Employer
University of Iowa Department of Health and Human Physiology
Location
Iowa City, Iowa
Salary
Salary and start-up support will be highly competitive with other institutions.
Start date
Aug 9, 2023

Assistant, Associate or Full Professor Position in Therapeutic Recreation (Tenure-Track)

The Department of Health and Human Physiology (HHP) (http://clas.uiowa.edu/hhp/) at the University of Iowa (http://www.uiowa.edu/) invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor with a focus on Therapeutic Recreation (TR), Child Life (CL), Disability Studies or related research. HHP programs in human physiology, health promotion, exercise science, TR and CL prepare students for careers in the allied health professions. The candidate will be expected to develop and sustain a scholarly research program. That may include, but is not limited to, expertise in disability, causes and functional limitations, effects on health and quality of life, people with developmental disabilities, people during major illness/life events and the promise to advance scholarly inquiry into diverse populations, enhancing the interdisciplinary departmental community and expanding research and academic inquiry within TR, CL, and HHP.

The successful candidate at the Assistant Professor level will possess a record of peer-reviewed publications in high quality scientific journals and strong evidence of the potential to acquire external funding for research in any area of research listed above. The candidate will be expected to develop and sustain scholarly work at the University of Iowa yielding peer-reviewed scholarly productivity, obtain extramural funding for research, teach undergraduate and/or graduate courses, advise and mentor graduate MS and PhD thesis students, serve on graduate comprehensive exam committees, and conduct professional and collegiate service activities. A relevant terminal doctoral degree is required prior to start date and salary and start-up support will be highly competitive with other institutions.

The successful candidate at the Associate or Full Professor level will possess a record of peer-reviewed publications in high quality scientific journals and have a record of securing external funding for research in any area of research listed above. The candidate will be expected to develop and sustain scholarly work at the University of Iowa yielding peer-reviewed scholarly productivity, obtain extramural funding for research, teach undergraduate and/or graduate courses, advise students and mentor graduate MS and PhD thesis students, serve on graduate comprehensive exam committees, and conduct professional and collegiate service activities. Salary and start-up support will be highly competitive with other institutions. 

There are outstanding opportunities for collaboration with faculty in the Colleges of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Public Health, Medicine, Dentistry and Nursing. There are also a large number of exceptional Institutes and Centers that facilitate collaboration and offer pilot funding opportunities, including the Hawkeye Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center, the Iowa's University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD), Iowa Neuroscience Institute, Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center, Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center, Abboud Cardiovascular Research Center, Prevention Research Center for Rural Health, Native Center for Behavior Health, Minority Health and Health Disparities International Research and Training Center, Public Policy Center, Center for Health Policy and Research, Healthier Workforce Center of Excellence, and the Nutrition Center. Outstanding research space is available in the Department and clinical research infrastructure is available in the University of Iowa Institute for Clinical and Translational Science (http://icts.uiowa.edu/).

A relevant terminal doctoral degree is required prior to start date and salary and start-up support will be highly competitive with other institutions.  Position will begin in August 2024.

 

Education Requirement:

  • Terminal doctoral degree (e.g., PhD in Therapeutic Recreation, Child Life, Disabilities Studies, Health Promotion, Behavioral Science/Medicine, Public Health, Exercise Science, Kinesiology or related field).

Required Qualifications:

  • Evidence of research scholarship through publishing in high quality peer reviewed journals.
  • Evidence of potential to develop a nationally recognized research program

​​​​​​​Desirable Qualifications:

  • Two (2) or more years of postdoctoral or faculty experience in Disabilities Studies, Therapeutic Recreation, Child Life, Health Promotion, or related field.
  • Previous teaching experience at the university level.
  • History of grant submissions.
  • Certification in Therapeutic Recreation or Child Life
  • Evidence of scholarship that aligns with current strength(s) of the department.
  • Evidence of potential to develop a nationally recognized research program.

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