Assistant/Associate Professor, Department of Recreation, Park, and Tourism Studies

Tenure/Tenure Track Position Fall 2019

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 ( 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 fosters a welcoming and inclusive environment and the city of Bloomington offers the feel of a college town with the amenities of a large city. 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. While faculty are expected and incentivized to secure extramural funding, faculty salaries are not dependent upon grant dollars.

The Indiana University 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 2019.

Primary Responsibilities:  Engage in a focused line of scholarly inquiry related to the linkages of tourism, hospitality and events to human health and well-being.  Seek and secure extramural funding for research.  Provide high quality instruction in undergraduate and graduate courses.  Recruitment and mentoring of graduate students.  Provide service to the department, institution, and professions.  Advancement of interdisciplinary research across the IU campus, and in a global context.  The focus on tourism, hospitality, events and their intersections with public health that may include, but is not limited to such specific areas of the relationship of travel behavior to health, the role of travel and tourism in quality of life, the role of tourism in poverty alleviations, dinning behavior and obesity prevention, event safety and crisis management, health disparity and disability in tourism, hospitality and events, travel and hospitality services for the aging population, as well as broader tourism areas of research as related to health including, international tourism, sustainable tourism, eco-tourism, and medical tourism.

Qualifications:  Doctoral degree required. The combination of disciplines in which degrees have been earned and scholarly achievements should demonstrate the ability to work at the interface of tourism, hospitality and events to human health and well-being. Evidence of quality teaching and mentoring master and doctoral students to successful completion.  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.

Salary:  Commensurate with experience.

Application Deadline:  Open until filled with review of applications beginning October 1, 2018.

Applications should include: Letter of application, curriculum vitae, and a list of three (3) references with names, addresses, email addresses, and telephone numbers (six references required for Associate level positions). Please include a statement of research and teaching background.

Application: Interested candidates should submit applications at:

Questions pertaining to the PeopleAdmin application procedure may be directed to or via postal mail at Department of Recreation, Park, and Tourism Studies, Deanna Suter c/o Search Committee, 1025 E. Seventh Street, Room 133, Bloomington, Indiana USA 47405-4801

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.

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