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SCRD - Pool Recruitment for Faculty Associates in Therapeutic Recreation Management 2024-2025

Arizona State University

Arizona State University

Phoenix, AZ, USA
Posted on Wednesday, June 5, 2024

Arizona State University: Office of the University Provost Downtown: Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions: School of Community Resources and Development


Phoenix, Arizona

Open Date

Apr 16, 2024


The School of Community Resources and Development (SCRD) in the Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions at Arizona State University invites applications for Faculty Associate positions for the 2024 – 2025 academic year. Faculty Associates are part-time, adjunct faculty who are hired on a one-semester, renewable contract to teach one or two courses (not to exceed 0.40 FTE) per semester, either in-person or online.

Faculty Associate positions are fixed-term appointments that are not eligible for benefits, sabbaticals, or tenure. Salary is based upon qualifications and assigned teaching load. Official transcripts are required prior to employment. Individuals employed as Faculty Associates may not hold multiple, non-benefits eligible appointments at Arizona State University.

For this position, we seek to attract an active, culturally, and academically diverse pool of qualified people who are available to teach in-person and/or online courses on ASU’s campus in Downtown Phoenix or Tempe, and who have the skills and expertise to teach one or more of the following courses: Foundations of Recreational Therapy, Recreational Therapy with Children & Youth and Families, Intervention Techniques in Recreational Therapy, Assessment & Documentation in Recreational Therapy, Leadership & Professional Development in Recreation Therapy, Program Design and Administration in Recreational Therapy, Inclusive Community Development, Recreational Therapy Lab, Inclusive Sports, Advocacy in Therapeutic Recreation, and Therapeutic Recreation and Community Health. (See http://scrd.asu.edu/).

About the School

The School of Community Resources and Development (SCRD) is one of the four schools in the Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions a vibrant community of scholars actively committed to excellence in education and innovative responses to collective problems. Watts College has a student body of over 6,700 undergraduate and graduate students, with over 57 percent students of color.

SCRD is located at ASU’s Downtown Phoenix campus, a dynamic hub of the multi-campus Arizona State University that provides a multitude of academic and professional connections for students. The mission of our school is to co-create transformative solutions that enhance the social, cultural, environmental, and economic well-being of communities. We provide internationally recognized interdisciplinary research expertise and innovative academic programs in community development, recreational therapy, nonprofit leadership and management, parks, recreation and sport management, and tourism development and management. Courses are delivered through in-person, online, and hybrid platforms.

Job Responsibilities

The role requires someone who can deliver in-person (and/or online) lectures, discussions, and content, contribute to the creation of assignments and exams, evaluate and grade student work, manage Canvas learning management platform and hold office hours to assist students. Courses are developed and have been taught multiple times with a well-defined syllabus outlining learning outcomes, content, readings, and assignments. Local applicants may apply to teach either online or in-person courses. Worldwide applicants may apply to teach online courses. For a list of courses offered in this area, please review course descriptions for our PRM and RTH undergraduate classes here. As an applicant, you are comfortable with technology; enjoy the idea of educating students in a higher education environment, and bring demonstrated evidence of a strong appetite and success for teaching, leading, learning.


Required Qualifications

  • An earned master’s degree in parks and recreation, therapeutic recreation or a related field from an accredited institution by the time of appointment.
  • Three years of related experience (Prior teaching and/or practitioner experience).
  • Consistent with ASU’s Charter, a demonstrated commitment to inclusion.

Desired Qualifications

  • Certification in Therapeutic Recreation and/or Child Life.
  • Experience teaching and/or guest lecturing in Higher Education.
  • Experience teaching in-person with small and large classrooms.
  • Experience teaching online.
  • Evidence of effective collaboration skills.
  • Skills with technology/Canvas learning management systems.
  • Excellent written and verbal English communication skills.

Application Instructions

Application Deadline:

The initial application deadline is May 17, 2024, at 3:00 p.m. Arizona Time. Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis for a reserve pool throughout the fiscal year (which closes on June 30, 2025). Applications in the reserve pool may then be reviewed in the order in which they were received until positions are filled.

Application Procedure

To apply, visit https://publicservice.asu.edu/content/jobs. Candidates will be asked to submit the following through their Interfolio dossier:

  1. A statement no more than 3-pages which includes the following:

a. Your interest in this position, clearly identifying the course/topic areas of expertise and interest for which you are seeking to teach and your fit relative to the required and desired qualifications.

b. A statement of teaching philosophy and approach.

2. A complete curriculum vitae or résumé that details the applicant’s educational and professional history, as well as the applicant’s complete contact information (mailing address, phone number, and email address).

3. Evidence of teaching effectiveness such as student or peer evaluations, syllabi, assignments, student portfolios, or training materials you have designed (a maximum of 3 pieces of evidence required).

4. The names and contact information of three references (name, title, organizations, e-mail address, phone number). At least one reference must be current and/or past supervisor.

PPlease feel free to contact Kelly Ramella (kelly.ramella@asu.edu) with questions.

All that we do at ASU is guided and inspired by the University Charter, which reads:

ASU is a comprehensive public research university measured not by whom it excludes but by whom it includes and how they succeed; advancing research and discovery of public value; and assuming fundamental responsibility for the economic, social, cultural, and overall health of the communities it serves.

Successful candidates will demonstrate throughout their materials how their teaching, research, and service will contribute to the fulfillment of this charter.

A background check is required for employment. Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. For complete statements on ASU’s non-discrimination policies, please refer to: http://www.asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401.html and https://www.asu.edu/titleIX/.

In compliance with federal law, ASU prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and resources. ASU’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at https://www.asu.edu/police/PDFs/ASU-Clery-Report.pdf. You may request a hard copy of the report by contacting the ASU Police Department at 480-965-3456.