Assistant Professor of Kinesiology, Sport and Exercise Psychology

Assistant Professor of Kinesiology, Sport and Exercise Psychology – Search # 67516
Waters College of Health Professions / Department of Health Sciences and Kinesiology

The Department of Health Sciences and Kinesiology in the Waters College of Health Professions invites applications and nominations for the position of Assistant Professor of Kinesiology, specializing in Sport and Exercise Psychology. This position is located on the Statesboro campus.

In January 2017, the University System of Georgia Board of Regents voted to consolidate Armstrong State University and Georgia Southern University. The new, 27,000-student university will be named Georgia Southern University with campuses in Savannah, Statesboro, and Hinesville. The expected timeline for the first entering class will be fall 2018. Complete details are available at

Within this setting, the Department of Health Sciences and Kinesiology is a dynamic and growing unit of over 60 faculty and staff serving over 1,500 majors enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs in areas that include health education and promotion, exercise science, athletic training/sports medicine, sport psychology, nutrition and food science, health administration, health and physical education, sport management, and coaching education. The department strives to become an elite academic unit and this position would contribute to that goal through the development of its sport psychology programs.

Position Description. Reporting to the Chair of the Department, the Assistant Professor requires teaching, service, and research responsibilities as well as a doctorate degree. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and/or graduate courses in sport and exercise psychology, including but not limited to psychological aspects of sport and exercise performance, health and exercise psychology, team dynamics, practicum and internship in sport and exercise psychology, and current issues in sport psychology, mentor students in graduate research and theses; conduct research in the area of Sport and Exercise Psychology; promote and sustain interdisciplinary dialogue and service; hold membership in professional associations; and serve on committees and participate in official activities at the departmental, college, and university levels. The position is a 10-month, tenure-track appointment, and the salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Required Qualifications:
•	Earned doctorate in sport and exercise psychology or a closely related field by August 1, 2018
•	Currently holds or is eligible for certification as a Certified Mental Performance Consultant
•	Commitment to excellence in teaching and learning as evidenced by a presentation with students present during the campus visit
•	Promise of productive scholarship/creative activities consistent with the teacher-scholar model
•	Commitment to teaching, scholarship, and service that is consistent with the College's priorities for the Department and the mission of the University
•	Ability to contribute to a positive work environment in the Department, College, and University
•	Technological literacy and a commitment to integrate technology in teaching and scholarship
•	Commitment to professional service within the University and beyond
•	Ability to work in a diverse academic and professional community
•	Must be authorized to work in the United States for the duration of employment without assistance from the institution

Preferred Qualifications:
•	Involvement and/or membership in relevant professional organizations such as the Association for Applied Sport Psychology, Division 47 of the American Psychological Association, and/or the North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity
•	Previous record of university teaching at the undergraduate and/or graduate level
Research agenda or experience in exercise and/or performance psychology
An interest or experience in developing online courses
Experience providing supervision to trainees in sport and exercise psychology settings

Screening of applications begins January 31, 2018, and continues until the position is filled. The preferred position starting date is August 1, 2018. A complete application consists of a letter addressing the qualifications cited above; a curriculum vitae; and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least three professional references. Other documentation may be requested. Only complete applications will be considered. Finalists will be required to submit to a background investigation. Applications and nominations should be sent to:
Dr. Stephen Rossi, Search Chair, Search 67516
Department of Health Sciences and Kinesiology
Georgia Southern University
P. O. Box 8076
Statesboro GA 30460-8076
Electronic mail:
Telephone: (912) 478-0200

More information about the institution is available through or Georgia Southern University seeks to recruit individuals who are committed to working in diverse academic and professional communities and who are committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and professional service within the University and beyond. The names of applicants and nominees, vitae, and other non-evaluative information may be subject to public inspection under the Georgia Open Records Act. Georgia Southern University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity institution. Individuals who need reasonable accommodations under the ADA to participate in the search process should contact the Vice Provost.


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