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Therapeutic Recreation - Teaching and Research

Primary Responsibilities:

The fellow will be engaged in supporting the Therapeutic Recreation Program director with teaching and scholarly research support.  Duties may include any of the following:

  • Secondary responsibility for classroom research and instructional material support, particularly in support of service learning opportunities with professional organizations
  • Responsibility for tutoring or assisting students requiring additional support for Therapeutic Recreation classes (ie. SMRT 272).
  • May be responsible for course assignments and grading
  • Responsibility for researching and creating instructional materials for all courses in Therapeutic Recreation
  • Assisting the faculty member with research and professional activities related to the field.

This position is primarily responsible for instructional support and development and professional activities associated with Therapeutic Recreation academic programming needs. This is not limited to researching and support for accreditation needs, research and support of TR instruction (classroom instruction as needed), and supporting all professional activity of the Therapeutic Recreation specialist, including conference and service learning presentations and support.  The fellow must have a strong knowledge of Therapeutic Recreation program projects and assignments for grading or undergraduate student advising.  Fellows are responsible for cultivating service learning, professional relationships in support of instructional and creative activities. The fellow is also responsible for TR academic assessment data collection.

Secondary Responsibilities: 

Secondary duties can include:

  • Administrative responsibilities associated with marketing and recruitment efforts of the program
  • Assisting the faculty member with doing administrative duties associated with research, such as data entry. 
  • Other office management tasks including social media and Moodle management.

Narrative: The GF94 fellow has secondary responsibilities to support recruiting and marketing the Therapeutic Recreation program, including attending graduate fairs or manning recruiting booths. The fellow may also be required to manage social media and/or technology associated with academics and advising.


Fellowship Required Qualifications

Required Qualifications:

  • Excelled interpersonal and communication skills in order to work effectively with students, field professionals, faculty, and prospective students and parents.
  • Knowledge and interest in Therapeutic Recreation
  • Possess great leadership skills
  • Comfortable with Microsoft Office, Moodle, and other similar technology

Position Requirements:

The Fellow must be a full-time graduate student at Springfield College in good standing and in a field of study related to the Fellowship. A valid driver's license and the ability to obtain driver safety certification is recommended.