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West Virginia University: Teaching Assistant Professor of Sport and Exercise Psychology

The College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences (CPASS) at West Virginia University is seeking applicants for a Teaching Assistant Professor of Sport and Exercise Psychology within the Department of Sport Sciences. CPASS offers undergraduate, master’s and doctoral degrees in Sport and Exercise Psychology. The successful candidate will teach in both the undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

Position is a Teaching Assistant Professor of Sport and Exercise Psychology in a department that includes the following academic disciplines (undergraduate and graduate degrees):

 Athletic Training (B.S., M.S.)

 Sport Management (B.S., M.S.)

 Sport and Exercise Psychology (B.S., M.S., Ph.D.)


Appointment: August 15, 2016 – nine-month appointment. Additional summer teaching opportunities available. Faculty appointments at the rank of Teaching Assistant Professor are promotable, but not tenurable.


The specific responsibilities for the position include:

  1. Teach a total of 12 credits of undergraduate and graduate sport and exercise psychology courses each semester.
  2. Advise undergraduate sport and exercise psychology students as needed.
  3. Mentor undergraduate and graduate sport and exercise psychology students.
  4. Supervise graduate students providing applied sport and exercise psychology services.
  5. Facilitate professional development within the undergraduate sport and exercise psychology program.
  6. Advise the sport and exercise psychology undergraduate club.
  7. Serve on appropriate University and College-wide committees.

Professional Qualifications: An earned doctoral degree in sport and exercise psychology or a closely related area. College teaching experiences that warrants appointment at the rank of teaching assistant professor at West Virginia University. Ability to teach Professional Issues in Sport and Exercise Psychology (introduction, grad schools, and jobs), Introduction to Sport and Exercise Psychology, Exercise Psychology, Social Psychology of Sport, Supervision in Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology, Teaching Seminar, and Research Methods. Applicants must be or are eligible to become a Certified Consultant, Association for Applied Sport Psychology by October 2016. Preference will be given to applicants with strong college teaching experience.

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications.

Review of Applications:  Begins March 11, 2016, and will continue until the position is filled.

Letter of Application/Nomination and Credentials: Electronic application with supporting credentials (letter of application, curriculum vitae, and the names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of a minimum of four professional references) should be uploaded to WVUHire at Letter of application should address: (1) Previous college teaching experience related to the courses listed in this job description; (2) Applied practice and supervision experiences; (3) Experience with mentoring, leadership and advising college students; and (4) Evidence of CC-AASP status or eligibility.

Direct specific application questions to: Dr. Jack Watson, Chair, Department of Sport Sciences, College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences, PO BOX 6116, Morgantown, WV 26506-6116,

Location: West Virginia University is a comprehensive, land-grant university with approximately 32,000 undergraduate and 5,500 graduate students. The city of Morgantown has 55,000 residents with affordable housing, excellent schools, family orientated community, a picturesque countryside and many outdoor activities. Morgantown has been ranked as the #1 Small City in America,” the “Best Small City in the East,” and the “3rd Best Small Town” in the nation. This area has a strong economy and an unemployment rate well below the national average. West Virginia University has created a dual career program to help faculty partners or spouses find employment in and around the university (

West Virginia University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply. This announcement is available in alternative format (e.g., large print, Braille, audio tape, disk).