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Assistant Professor of Exercise, Health, and Sport PsychologyDepartment:
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DentonFull Time/Part Time:
ORP EligibleAdditional Retirement Information:
For more information on retirement plan options, please visit https://hr.untsystem.edu/benefits/retirement-plans/index.php.Department Summary:
The Department of Kinesiology, Health Promotion and Recreation has over 1,300 students and offers a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in Kinesiology and a PhD in Human Performance and Movement Science. Graduate students can specialize their training across several areas including sport and exercise psychology, sport pedagogy, motor behavior, and exercise physiology. Current research laboratories include the Sport and Exercise Psychophysiology Laboratory, Sport Physical Activity and Health Laboratory, Physical Activity and Psychomotor Learning Laboratory, Pediatric Movement and Physical Activity Laboratory, and Applied Physiology Laboratory. The linked KHPR video highlights the capabilities of our laboratories for current and future research. Position Summary:
The University of North Texas is a student-focused, public, research university located in Denton, Texas. Denton is a town of 136,000 people located in the DFW Metroplex and offers a peaceful haven for study and research with close access to both outdoor and city amenities. UNT is located 36 miles north of the center of Dallas and only 26 miles north of DFW International Airport. The DFW Metroplex offers a wealth of job opportunities, entertainment, shopping, arts, and professional sport teams.
With a total enrollment of over 47,000 students on the Denton Campus, UNT is one of the largest universities in the state of Texas. UNT’s official Carnegie Classification is Doctoral University: Highest Research Activity (formerly R1). The university is highly diverse, being ranked in the top 8% of USA universities based on racial, geographic, gender, and age diversity. UNT was also rated among the nation’s top 100 universities for social mobility and ethnic diversity by U.S. News & World Report (2020 College Rankings). UNT continues to meet or exceed the criteria to be designated as a Minority and a Hispanic Serving Institution, with 52.6% of the undergraduate student body representing minority populations.
UNT has a highly diverse campus with a wide range of languages spoken in addition to English. We welcome candidates who have experience with HSI/MSIs and/or who speak Spanish, Vietnamese, American Sign Language, Chinese (Cantonese, Mandarin and other variations), Arabic, Tagalog, Farsi, French, or/and Yoruba.
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 2024. 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.Minimum Qualifications:
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 and professional presentations. Applicants for the position should demonstrate potential for future extramural funding. It is expected that the successful applicant will be able to collaborate, complement, and expand ongoing research efforts within the department.
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 exercise, health and sport psychology or related areas. Service roles within the department, college, university, and profession are 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.
- 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)
- Ability to develop an extramurally funded research profile
- Evidence of teaching at university/college level in exercise, health, or sport psychology
- Demonstrated commitment to working with and mentoring diverse student populations
- Research focus on addressing health disparities and improving quality of life
- Post-doc or prior experience in a faculty position
- Experience in higher education developing and delivering in-person, online, and hybrid courses to diverse student populations
- Ability to provide mentorship for students pursuing professional certifications such as CMPC, CSCS, or CPT
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This is a security sensitive position.EEO Statement:
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