Assistant Professor of Exercise, Health, and Sport Psychology
UNT System Overview:
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Assistant Professor of Exercise, Health, and Sport PsychologyDepartment:
UNT-Kinesiolgy, Hlth Promo, & Rec-132320College/School:
College of EducationJob Location:
DentonFull Time/Part Time:
The Department of Kinesiology, Health Promotion, and Recreation (KHPR) supports and encourage an in-depth understanding of the nature and functioning of human beings in their physical, health, and leisure behaviors and the programs which facilitate the enhanced quality of life. The Department intends to accomplish this mission through the academic preparation of professionals, contributions to the professional body of knowledge, and provision of service to the university and community at large.Position Summary:
The Department of Kinesiology, Health Promotion, and Recreation (KHPR) invites applications for a full-time, nine-month tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor starting in Fall 2021. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the continued development and success of the department through research, teaching, service, outreach, and mentoring of students. Candidates from underrepresented populations are encouraged to apply.
The faculty member hired for this position is expected to demonstrate a record of scholarly research in the field of
Exercise, Health, or Sport Psychology as indexed by publications in quality journal outlets, professional presentations, and external funding. Applicants for the position of Assistant Professor should demonstrate potential for significant grant funding. It is expected that the successful applicant will be able to collaborate, complement, and expand ongoing research efforts within the department and contribute toward a focus of addressing health disparities in underserved populations.
The faculty member will also be expected to engage in quality instruction and contribute to the program’s service and outreach with a focus on expanding the psychosocial aspects of exercise, health, and sport curriculum. Instructional roles will include teaching two courses per long semester to undergraduate and/or graduate students in the areas of exercise, health and sport psychology, measurement in exercise and sport psychology, or related area. Service to KHPR, College of Education, University of North Texas, and profession is expected. This may include serving an advisory role in mentored, practical or research experiences, being involved in theses, dissertations, and culminating projects, and serving in committee, curriculum, and coordinator roles.Minimum Qualifications:
•PhD (or equivalent) in exercise, health, or sport psychology or related field (e.g., psychosocial aspects of sport and exercise, kinesiology, psychology, etc.) at time of appointment. ABD candidates will be considered.
•Focused and active research agenda as evidenced by publications in high quality journal outlets and potential for extramural funding.
•Evidence of teaching at university/college level in exercise, health, or sport psychology.
•Demonstrated commitment to working with and mentoring diverse student populations.
•Research focusing on exercise, health or sport psychology or related areas in underrepresented and/or diverse populations.
•Ability to contribute to research on addressing health disparities in underserved populations.
•Professional experience working within the field of exercise, health, or sport psychology.
•Experience in higher education developing and delivering in-person, online, and hybrid courses to diverse student populations.
•For candidates with a specialization in sport psychology: Currently or on-track to become a Certified Mental Performance Consultant (CMPC) is desirable.
Ability to communicateArea of Specialty:
Exercise, Health, and Sport PsychologySecurity Sensitive:
This is a security sensitive position.EEO Statement:
The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.Driving University Vehicle:
F333PSpecial Instructions to Applicants:
To be considered for the position, please provide:
•Letter of Application/Cover Letter
•Statement of Research
•Sample publications (3 maximum)
•Contact information of three professional references