Assistant/Associate Professor of Sport Psychology

University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Tennessee, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Oct 27, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Kinesiology, Exercise Physiology & Physical Education, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Psychology
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Salary Band
Commensurate with Experience
Employment Type
Full Time

The Department of Kinesiology, Recreation, and Sport Studies is seeking to hire a nine-month,  tenure-track assistant/associate professor of Sport Psychology. The successful candidate is expected to demonstrate excellence in research, teaching, and service.  The position begins August 1, 2022.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Conduct independent and collaborative research leading to publication in scholarly, refereed journals. Teach graduate and undergraduate courses in applied sport psychology with an emphasis in ethics and multicultural/socio-cultural considerations. Advise/mentor graduate students and supervise doctoral dissertations upon approval. Participate in professional and institutional service. Seek external funding to support research agenda as appropriate.

QUALIFICATIONS: Required - Applicants must have an earned doctorate in Kinesiology or related area, with expertise in sport psychology. Evidence of expertise and scholarly achievement in specific areas of the field of applied sport psychology. Candidates must have an interest in applications of sport psychology concepts and principles for a variety of settings (e.g., sport, industry, rehabilitation, military). The person who holds this position will be expected to have effective interpersonal and communication skills, and a substantive commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Desired – Demonstrated record of teaching excellence and an active research agenda, a record of obtaining or the potential to obtain external funding, and in progress toward or attained certification as Certified Mental Performance Consultant (CMPC). Preference will be given to candidates with expertise in multicultural/sociocultural considerations and competencies as it relates to professional delivery of service or research.

SALARY: Competitive and commensurate with experience.

ACADEMIC AND LIVING ENVIRONMENT: The Sport Psychology and Motor Behavior concentration and specialization is housed in the Department of Kinesiology, Recreation, and Sport Studies. The University of Tennessee, Knoxville is a Carnegie I Research Institution. The Department respects and values people of all races, genders, creeds, cultures, and sexual orientations, and holds a deep commitment toward developing and promoting an inclusive community.

The University’s campus is located in one of the most beautiful areas of the country, with easy access to miles of inland waterways, pristine state and national parks, diverse cultural opportunities, and a blend of convenient urban and rural living settings. Downtown Knoxville, adjacent to campus, is a thriving neighborhood filled with restaurants, shops, and indoor and outdoor entertainment venues, and is home to the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra, the Knoxville Opera Company, annual international festivals, such as the Big Ears Music Festival, and seasonal and weekly events such as Jazz on the Square, Shakespeare on the Square, and the Farmers Market.
APPLICATION INFORMATION: Review of applications begins November 29, 2021 and continues until the position is filled. Position effective August 1, 2022. Interested persons should submit a letter of application addressing their credentials as they relate to the position, a copy of their current curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information (email address and telephone number) of three references to the following Interfolio site:

For questions regarding the position contact:
Dr. Rebecca A. Zakrajsek, Chair, Sport Psychology Search
Department of Kinesiology, Recreation, and Sport Studies
University of Tennessee
1914 Andy Holt Drive, HPER 344
Knoxville, TN 37996‐2700

EEO/AA Statement/ Non-Discrimination Statement
All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and admission without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, and parental status, or any other characteristic protected by federal or state law. In accordance with the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the University of Tennessee affirmatively states that it does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, or disability in its education programs and activities, and this policy extends to employment by the university. Inquiries and charges of violation of Title VI (race, color, and national origin), Title IX (sex), Section 504 (disability), the ADA (disability), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (age), sexual orientation, or veteran status should be directed to the Office of Equity and Diversity, 1840 Melrose Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37996-3560, telephone 865-974-2498. Requests for accommodation of a disability should be directed to the ADA Coordinator at the Office of Equity and Diversity.

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