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Assistant Professor in Sport and Exercise Psychology
University of Kentucky

Date Posted Feb. 4, 2020
Title Assistant Professor in Sport and Exercise Psychology
University University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY, United States
Department 8G040:Kinesiology - Health Promotion
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date August 2020
  • Assistant Professor
  • Sport & Exercise Science
    Physical Education & Kinesiology

The Department of Kinesiology and Health Promotion in the College of Education at the University of Kentucky invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position, with a focus in Sport and Exercise Psychology (SEP). The appointment will be a nine-month appointment and effective August 16, 2020.

Candidates for this position should demonstrate the ability to maintain a focused and productive research agenda, with potential for funding support. The faculty member will also be responsible for teaching 12 credits per academic year, with a primary focus in the area of sport and exercise psychology, group dynamics in sport, research methods, and sport leadership. In addition to providing service to the department, college, and profession, this faculty member will be an active participant in the SEP graduate program and its implementation, evaluation, and promotion (e.g., advising graduate students, supervising internships, and serving on exam and thesis committees).

The following qualifications must be met by time of appointment:

  • An earned doctoral degree in Sport and Exercise Psychology or a closely related area (i.e., Kinesiology, Health Sciences, Exercise Science)
  • Demonstrated ability in publishing and presenting high quality research
  • Demonstrated ability to teach college-aged populations
  • Demonstrated commitment to the field of Sport and Exercise Psychology (e.g., engagement in AASP, APA, and other organizations/conferences)
  • Hold Certified Mental Performance Consultant (CMPC) designation at time of appointment or by the end of the first semester
  • Excellent communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills
  • Previous success (or potential) for securing funds for research and/or program development grants.

Applications should include a letter of application (upload under Cover Letter), curriculum vitae (upload under Curriculum Vita), and the names and contact information of three people from whom the system may solicit references. The cover letter should address the specific quantitative and/or qualitative areas the candidate is qualified to teach, including (but not limited to) courses in sport/performance psychology, exercise psychology, group dynamics, research methods, and sport leadership.

The review of applications will begin March 15th, 2020, and continue until the position is filled. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Questions regarding the position should be directed to Dr. Marc Cormier, Search Committee Chair, Department of Kinesiology and Health Promotion, 110 Seaton Building, 859-257-2952,

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