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Assistant Professor (Performance Psychology/Research Methods/Statistics)

Department of Health & Kinesiology
Kingsville, Texas
Nine-month, commensurate with rank, experience, and qualifications.
Posted Date
Feb 6, 2023

Tenure track appointment in the Department of Health and Kinesiology beginning Fall, 2023.  The successful candidate will teach exercise science courses at the undergraduate and Master's level. Specifically, courses in research methods and applied statistics, and in the behavioral aspects of sport, exercise, and performance will be taught on a regular basis. Quality performance will be expected in teaching, professional growth and development, university service, and in the area of scholarly productivity.  Position is open until filled with considerations beginning immediately.


-A doctorate in sport/exercise/performance psychology, or closely related discipline, from a regionally accredited institution (ABD will be considered with a short term contract at an adjusted rank and salary).

-Ability to teach undergraduate/graduate coursework in the exercise sciences including but not limited to: research methods, applied statistics,  psychology of performance, psychology of exercise/physical activity; psychology of sport;  psychology of coaching, psychology of injury, and seminar/current topics in exercise science.

-AASP, ACSM, and/or NASPSPA affiliation.

-Willingness to instruct courses in one or both summer semesters for additional compensation as department need dictates.

-Willingness to instruct courses in a virtual format as department need dictates.

-Willingness to work in a culturally diverse environment.


-AASP Certified Mental Performance Consultant (CMPC) status, or qualifications for and intention to seek the certification within first year of employment.

-College or university teaching experience.

-Post-doctoral research experience.

-Experience in online instruction.

-Experience in culturally diverse settings.

TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY-KINGSVILLE:  Chartered in 1917, Texas A&M-Kingsville, a Carnegie Doctoral High Research Activity (R2) institution, is part of the prestigious Texas A&M University System.  Texas A&M-Kingsville is dedicated to serving an ethnically and culturally diverse population and is committed to its mission of teaching, research, and service in South Texas.  The University is located in historic Kingsville, TX, a friendly, safe city of 30,000 that is also the home of Naval Air Station Kingsville, and the legendary King Ranch. Corpus Christi, TX (population 325,000) and its beautiful beaches are just 40 miles to the northeast, and the border with Mexico is 120 miles to the south and west.

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & KINESIOLOGY:  The largest department in the College of Education & Human Performance, the Department of Health & Kinesiology consists of 16 full- and part-time faculty and approximately 400 students.  The Department offers a B.S. in Kinesiology (Formal concentrations:  EC-12 Physical Education, Exercise Science, Performance Psychology, Pre-Physical Therapy, Sport Business, Sport & Leisure Studies), and a M.S. in Kinesiology (Formal concentrations:  General Kinesiology, Health/Exercise Science, Performance Psychology, Sport Management). The Department is also home to the Human Performance Laboratory which is comprised of seven laboratories (6750 sq ft) dedicated to teaching and research in the exercise sciences.

ONLINE APPLICATION INFORMATION:  To apply, go to  and search for posting R-058944, or contact Dr. C.M. Hearon at  or 361-593-3048 for more information.  NOTE: Applicants should include the following materials in their application: cover letter, CV, unofficial transcripts, and list of at least three references. 

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check. If academic transcripts are from an international institution, it is the responsibility of the prospective faculty member to have the transcripts translated and evaluated by an approved credential evaluator (AACRAO).  Texas A&M University-Kingsville is committed to diversity and the University invites applications from all qualified applicants.  Texas A&M-Kingsville is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer. 

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