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Full Time Instructor Position in Therapeutic Recreation

University of Lethbridge

The University of Lethbridge, a comprehensive university with approximately 8500 students from 37 countries, aims to foster the spirit of free inquiry and the critical interpretation of ideas. The University is a vital part of Lethbridge, a community of 100,000 located in picturesque Southern Alberta, close to the Rocky Mountains. An excellent place to raise a family and enjoy the many recreational and cultural amenities of the area, you will discover a wonderful quality of life
If you are open to innovation and committed to the creation of an environment that excites and ignites learning, we welcome your application. The Faculty of Health Sciences is dedicated to excellence in teaching, research and community service together with novel approaches to health, addictions and human services.

The Faculty of Health Sciences has an opening for one full-time, 2 year term position as Instructor in our undergraduate Therapeutic Recreation program. The Bachelor of Therapeutic Recreation is a post-diploma and after-degree program that started in the Fall of 2015. The Faculty has a dynamic and collaborative teaching and research culture. The degree will provide course work, practicum experience, and faculty advising that meets requirements for eligibility for CTRS certification by the National Council on Therapeutic Recreation. The Therapeutic Recreation program has been developed to meet the Committee on Accreditation of Recreation Therapy Education (CARTE) standards. The successful candidate will have a proven track record in teaching courses in Therapeutic Recreation and experience with internship coordination. The position will commence August 1, 2019.

A Master’s Degree in Leisure/Recreation Studies or Therapeutic Recreation or related discipline. Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) by date of appointment. Be appropriately credentialed for one (1) or more year(s) and have a minimum of one (1) year of direct service delivery in Recreation Therapy.

Academic Setting

The Faculty of Health Sciences currently offers undergraduate and graduate education. Undergraduate programs include Aboriginal Health, Addictions Counselling, Nursing, Public Health and Therapeutic Recreation. The University of Lethbridge has a reputation for providing a high-quality education and has been ranked highly for research activities among institutions of our size in Canada. The university website,, contains more information about our institution. For more information about the Faculty please visit our website at

You will receive an excellent salary commensurate with your experience, as well as benefits package and relocation assistance. Please visit the University of Lethbridge website to view the economic benefits package outlined in the University of Lethbridge Faculty Association Handbook.

Employment Equity
At the University of Lethbridge, fostering a culture of inclusion is an institutional imperative. The University invites and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in employment, who may contribute to further diversification of our Institution. In accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given preference.

How to Apply
To apply for the position, please send a cover letter, CV, three letters of recommendation, and evidence of teaching effectiveness to Dr. Chris Hosgood, Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Lethbridge, 4401 University Drive, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada, T1K 3M4. Electronic applications are welcomed at: Please submit an application by June 14, 2019.