Florida International University is conducting a search for a new instructor to teach completely online. The person who fills this position does not have to reside in south Florida.
Recreational Therapy - Instructor
The Department of Leadership and Professional Studies, College of Education at FIU invites applications for a nine-month, full-time, non-tenure track position in Recreational Therapy.
Qualifications: A doctoral degree is preferred. Requirements include: (a) a master’s degree with educational preparation and teaching experience in the field of Recreational Therapy/Therapeutic Recreation, (b) experience teaching completely online courses in an institute of higher education, (c) professional experience and (d) the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification’s (NCTRC) credential as a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS).
Preference will be given to individuals with a demonstrated history of online instruction and course development experience. This individual must fulfill the needs of a student-centered learning environment and have the ability to motivate students from a distance via engaging and original content. Individuals must be proficient with the technology they intend to use in their courses and be willing to stay on the cusp of new online learning technologies as they emerge.
Responsibilities: Primary emphasis concerns undergraduate online course development and instruction within the recreational therapy track of the recreation and sport management degree program. Besides teaching online courses, additional responsibilities include providing: (a) instruction and assistance to other faculty with regard to digital instruction techniques, pedagogical construction of online courses, and digital research methodologies and (b) service to the program, College, University, and the profession.
The Recreational Therapy program lies within the Recreation and Sport Management degree program. The Recreational Therapy program is offered on campus at both the BS and MS degree levels and online at the BS degree level. The program is located in the Department of Leadership and Professional Studies. The Recreational Therapy program is now being offered as a fully online degree program through FIU Online. This position will serve to provide instruction to this rapidly growing population of students. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply for an anticipated start date of Fall 2014. This position is contingent on availability of funding.
For information, requirements of the position, and instructions as to how to apply on-line, visit our website at Careers.fiu.edu and reference Job Opening ID 507710. Please submit all required documents in one PDF file at the time of application. Review of completed applications will commence July 1, 2014. Position will remain open until filled.
FIU is a member of the State University System of Florida and is an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access Affirmative Action Employer.