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.