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Assistant Professor in Sport Psychology
University of Kentucky

  • Feb. 3, 2017
  • Assistant Professor in Sport Psychology
  • 8G040:Kinesiology - Health Promotion
  • University of Kentucky
    Lexington, KY
    United States
  • Open until filled
  • Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
  • Psychology - General
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The Department of Kinesiology and Health Promotion in the College of Education at the University of Kentucky is seeking candidates for a tenure-track assistant professor position with doctoral preparation in sport psychology (Ph.D., Ed.D. or equivalent) beginning academic year 2017-2018. The nine-month appointment is effective August 16, 2017. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The flagship university of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, the University of Kentucky is home to more than 30,000 students and nearly 3,000 faculty members. Located in Lexington, the Horse Capital of the World, UK is a major employer in the small city of approximately 315,000.

The Department of Kinesiology and Health Promotion (KHP), housed in the College of Education, is comprised of 26 full-time faculty members and offers undergraduate, masters, and doctoral programs in the academic areas of exercise science, physical education, health promotion, and sport leadership. KHP serves as the academic focus for more than 1,100 undergraduate and graduate students who are seeking degree programs in the department. Approximately 80% of the undergraduate students are pursuing a degree in exercise science.

This position is in the Special Title Series faculty category and requires the faculty member to teach 21 credits per year in exercise science and other areas of need based on expertise. The assistant professor will have the opportunity to serve on graduate student thesis committees and advise graduate students matriculating in exercise science. In addition to teaching, the successful candidate will be expected to provide service-related activities to fulfill the balance of their load. Scholarly activity (research) is not expected for this position but the successful candidate may, with the approval of the department chair, pursue scholarly activities.

Required Qualifications: The successful candidate will possess an earned doctorate (Ph.D., Ed.D. or equivalent) in sport psychology or a very closely related field. The search committee will only review applicants who have completed their doctoral studies upon submission of their materials. Applicants who have demonstrated successful teaching experience at the university level will be more highly ranked than those without such experience.

Applicants should include, along with the nomination form, a detailed cover letter noting academic credentials and professional experience related to the responsibilities and qualifications for this position (upload under Cover Letter); a curriculum vitae (upload under Curriculum Vitae); copies of student evaluations of the candidate’s teaching (upload under Specific Request 1); and detailed contact information for three or more professional references that can speak to the applicant’s qualifications (references will be contacted for finalists only) (upload under Specific Request 2). Transcripts will be required of all finalists for the position.

The review of applications begins February 24, 2017, and continues until the position is filled. Salary and rank are commensurate with qualifications and experience. The university supports efforts to place dual career couples.

For relevant information about the KHP Department, visit the following websites: University of Kentucky (; College of Education (; Department of Kinesiology and Health Promotion (

Questions regarding the position may be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. Mindy Ickes, at

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