The Department of Kinesiology, Health Promotion, and Recreation (KHPR) invites applications for a full-time, nine-month tenure-track faculty position starting in Fall 2020. The position may be at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor depending on experience and qualifications. 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 sport and exercise 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 while applicants for the rank of Associate Professor should demonstrate continuing success in grant writing and grant funding. It is expected that the successful applicant will be able to collaborate, complement, and expand ongoing research efforts within the department. Collaborative research teams and applied experiences exist with other departments, colleges, and with community partnerships across the DFW Metroplex.
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 sport and exercise curriculum. Instructional roles will include teaching two courses per long semester to undergraduate and/or graduate students in the areas of sport and exercise psychology, applied sport psychology, social psychology of sport, measurement in sport and exercise psychology, or related area. Service to the KHPR Department, College of Education, and University of North Texas is expected. This may include serving an advisory role in mentored/consulting experiences, being involved in theses, dissertations, and culminating projects, and serving committee, curriculum, and coordinator roles.
The University of North Texas is a Tier One Research University in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex – the fourth-largest metropolitan area in the United States. This dynamic region is seeing explosive growth, demographically and economically, with several of the fastest-growing municipalities in the nation, and is host to countless excellent restaurants, parks and outdoor opportunities, cultural institutions of all types, and globally diverse populations. At almost 40,000 students, UNT is one of the nation’s largest universities.
The KHPR department has over 1,500 undergraduate majors and 100 graduate students. The B.S. in Kinesiology has five tracks focused on pre-physical therapy/allied health, athletic training, fitness leadership, general kinesiology, and all-level teacher certification. The M.S. in Kinesiology has three emphasis areas in sport and exercise psychology, exercise physiology, and sport pedagogy. Doctoral students may choose to work with KHPR faculty through collaborative Ph.D. programs in Biology or Educational Psychology.
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. – Ph.D. (or equivalent) in sport and exercise psychology or related field (e.g., psychosocial aspects of sport and exercise, kinesiology, psychology, etc.) at time of appointment. ABD candidates will be considered (degree must be completed by time of appointment).
-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 sport and exercise psychology.
- Demonstrated commitment to working with and mentoring diverse student populations.