Recreation, Park, & Tourism Studies-Multiple Tenure/Tenure-Track Positions
August 2, 2018
Department: IU Bloomington Recreation,Park&Tourism Studie
Multiple Tenure/Tenure-Track Positions Fall 2019—Recreation, Park, and Tourism Studies Join a dynamic campus community buzzing with excitement as it prepares for its Bicentennial celebrations in 2020. Located on the Flagship Campus of the Indiana University System, IU School of Public Health‐Bloomington has over 170 faculty in five departments (http://www.publichealth.indiana.edu/). Indiana University is classified as an R1-Highest Research Activity university, is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), and boasts numerous resources. IU School of Public Health‐Bloomington combines aspects of a traditional university campus with a strong teaching focus and the research infrastructure of a research-intensive institution.
The Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington (SPH-B) invites applications for multiple tenure/tenure-track Assistant/Associate/Full Professor positions by individuals who would contribute multidisciplinary perspectives, conceptual and methodological diversity, and research leadership and mentoring to the school's efforts. This is part of a school wide expansion to add an additional 9-20 faculty members across all 5 departments. School priority areas include, but are not limited to: addictions around opioids, nutrition and obesity, infectious disease epidemiology, vector-borne disease, sexual and reproductive health, network science around personalized medicine, rural health, and health disparities. For exceptional pre-tenured faculty candidates with a research focus area on children, preferably physical activity in children, there exists the potential of awarding the endowed Gallahue Family Professorship. The endowed Gallahue Family Professorship is awarded for a five-year term and includes funds to support the awardee's research endeavors. Senior level applicants with a research team are highly encouraged to apply, as cluster hires are possible. Women scholars, scholars with disabilities, and scholars from traditionally underrepresented minority groups are encouraged to apply. Each of the faculty hired will have tenure homes in a department within SPH-B; links to specific departmental websites are noted below. The anticipated hire date for these appointments is August 1, 2019 although this is negotiable with the ability to start earlier. Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2018 and continue until the positions are filled.
The Department of Recreation, Park, and Tourism Studies was founded on July 1, 1946 and has been a stalwart contributor to the development of research, teaching, and service in recreation and leisure behavior toward the promotion of health. Through its areas of specialization in Public, Nonprofit, and Community Recreation; Recreational Therapy; Tourism, Hospitality, and Event Management; and Outdoor Recreation, Parks, and Human Ecology, the Department works closely with community-based organizations and local, state and national agencies in cooperative research, education, and internship opportunities. Another multidisciplinary area of opportunity exists within vector-borne disease. The Department offers a variety of course offerings at the undergraduate level, both online and campus Master degree programs, and a long-standing PhD program. The Department has a variety of external research and service activities and initiatives, including the Eppley Institute for Parks and Public Lands, the National Center on Accessibility, and the IU Campus Farm. 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.
Responsibilities: Conduct research and engage with other faculty in collaborative teaching and community engagement efforts related to the school's priority areas. Qualifications: Candidates must hold a doctoral degree from an accredited educational institution. 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.
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Application Procedure: Please provide a curriculum vitae, and cover letter specifying preferred department home, including a summary of research and teaching interests. Additionally, please provide a list of six (6) references for senior level positions requesting tenure; three (3) references for tenure-track positions. Interested candidates should submit applications at: https://indiana.peopleadmin.com. Questions pertaining to the PeopleAdmin application procedure may be directed to email@example.com or via postal mail at SPH-B Search & Screen Committee, School Public Health-Bloomington, Indiana University, 1025 East 7th Street, Room 115A, Bloomington, IN 47405-4801. Questions regarding the positions may be directed to Shawn Gibbs, Executive Associate Dean, firstname.lastname@example.org or David B. Allison, Dean, email@example.com.
School of Public Health-Bloomington: http://www.publichealth.indiana.edu/ Recreation, Park, and Tourism Studies: http://www.publichealth.indiana.edu/departments/recreation-park-tourism-studies/index.shtml
OAA #: 21807-23
Appointment Status: Tenure Track
Internal Number: 6365
About Indiana University
Founded in 1820, Indiana University is the state’s public university system, comprised of two core campuses—IU-Bloomington and IUPUI—and six regional campuses located throughout the state. Combined, the total student population is more than 114,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional school students. IU is one of the largest employers in the state, with over 20,000 faculty and staff. Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. Diversity and inclusion remains a core commitment to IU’s mission to cultivate an educational environment that supports equal access, participation and representation on all of its campuses and that provides educational and career opportunities for all.