Academic Professional Sport and Exercise Psychology

Position Number 998945

Functional Title Academic Professional Sport and Exercise Psychology

Position Type Non-Tenure Stream

Position Summary

Applications are invited for a 10-month, academic professional (AP) track faculty position in Sport and Exercise Psychology at the Assistant/Associate Level with a 50% appointment in the Department of Kinesiology and a 50% appointment in the Intercollegiate Athletics Department. This unique position provides the opportunity to work with college athletes, to supervise graduate students working with college athletes, and to provide instruction, training, and supervision for master's students pursuing non-thesis degrees in Applied Sport Psychology.

Coordinate and provide mental health services (to include screenings, crisis management, triage, individual appointments, and emergency availability) for the Student-Athlete population.
Assist in coordination of the substance use/abuse program within Intercollegiate Athletics.
Develop and deliver outreach and educational programs (or provide supervision of the same content developed and delivered by student trainees) to Student-Athletes, coaches, staff, and teams.
Partner with medical providers, Student Health/Counseling Center, ADHD Center, and other appropriate personnel and offices to maintain and coordinate health care for Student-Athletes.
Maintain clinical records within a HIPAA medical records system and provide appropriate NCAA documentation.

Serve as advisor to graduate students enrolled in the Department of Kinesiology non-thesis master's program in Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology.
Teach courses in the Department of Kinesiology at the undergraduate and/or graduate level.
Teach, supervise, and maintain appropriate documentation of required supervised contact hours to satisfy AASP certification policies.

Participate in meetings and service obligations in both the Department of Kinesiology and the Athletics Department.
Interact effectively and professionally with sports medicine and student health staff, athletic department and faculty colleagues, administrators, and students.

THE DEPARTMENT OF INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETICS: The Department of Intercollegiate Athletics ( sponsors seventeen athletic teams competing at the NCAA Division I level and in the Southern Conference. Approximately 250 students are involved as athletes and members of the spirit squads.

THE DEPARTMENT OF KINESIOLOGY: The Kinesiology Department ( has 27 full-time faculty in the sub-disciplines of Athletic Training, Exercise Physiology, Biomechanics, Motor Behavior, Sport & Exercise Psychology, Community Youth Sport Development, and Pedagogical Kinesiology. The department is one of ten departments or programs in the School of Health and Human Sciences ( at UNCG. Faculty have a history of excellent teaching, scholarship, and professional service, and the doctoral program was highly ranked in the most recent (2010, 2015) national rankings of doctoral programs in kinesiology. The department is located in a modern facility with extensive classroom space and an athletic training education laboratory that will be renovated in 2018. The Department of Kinesiology is the 3rd largest department at UNCG serving approximately 800 undergraduates and 150 graduate students. The department offers B.S., M.S., M.S.A.T., and Ph.D. degrees, as well as an online Ed.D. The School offers support for both research ( and instructional technology (

GENERAL INFORMATION: UNCG is one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina system with a current enrollment of approximately 19,000 students. The campus is located 1 mile from the center of Greensboro, a city of ~275,000. Located in the heart of the North Carolina Piedmont, UNCG and the City of Greensboro take great pride in their family- and military-friendly environments. With its temperate weather and hiking and biking trails, lakes, parks, and greenways located in the city and surrounding counties, Greensboro is an ideal place to work and live.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Minimum of earned Master's degree in Counseling or Clinical Psychology (or related field) and Doctoral degree in Psychology, Kinesiology, or related field;
  • Licensed as a psychologist, counselor or social worker in the State of North Carolina or license-eligible within 6 months of employment;
  • Meets criteria for certification by the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) and willing to maintain certification during employment;
  • Experience providing direct mental health counseling or performance skills services;
  • Interest and experience teaching undergraduate and graduate sport and exercise psychology courses and supervising practicum experiences for Kinesiology graduate students to achieve AASP certification.

Tenure Status Not on Track

Special Instructions to Applicants

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications should include:

  • Detailed letter of interest and qualifications,
  • Current curriculum vitae,
  • Applicants are asked to provide the names, email addresses, and phone numbers of at least three (3) contacts to provide Letters of Recommendation, in the References section of the electronic application. These contacts will be solicited by the UNCGjobsearch system via email, and asked to provide a confidential Letter of Recommendation on behalf of the applicant. This will occur as soon as the applicant successfully submits the application and receives a confirmation number from the UNCGjobsearch system.

Applications should be submitted through the UNCG jobsearch system at Questions regarding the position or application process should be sent to the search committee chair, Dr. Randy Schmitz (

Recruitment Range Competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Org #-Department Kinesiology - 13003

Job Open Date 09/26/2017

For Best Consideration Date 11/01/2017

Job Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Type of Appointment 1.0 (Full-Time)

Time Limited? No

Number of Months per Year 10

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
Optional Documents

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    EOE AA/M/F/D/V


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