Job- West Virginia University Assistant Professor of Sport & Exercise Psychology

by C. H. Wilson, Jr. on January 24, 2014

West Virginia University – Morgantown, WVWest Virginia Univ.

Announcement of Position Vacancy:
Assistant Professor – Sport and Exercise Psychology
College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences
West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia 26506-6116

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An Equal Employment/Affirmative Action Employer

The West Virginia University College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences invites applications for the Assistant Professor position in the Department of Sport Sciences.

Position is an 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., Ph.D.)


August 15, 2014 – Nine-month appointment. Summer school and on-line teaching available.


Assistant Professor Responsibilities:

1. Teach graduate and undergraduate classes.
2. Engage in a consistent and focused line of research, resulting in peer- reviewed journal articles.
3. Write, submit, and receive external grants to support the College’s research mission.
4. Advise and mentor undergraduate and graduate students.
5. Serve on appropriate University and College-wide committees.

Professional Qualifications:

An earned doctorate in Sport and Exercise Psychology or related area at time of employment, with teaching experience and scholarly record that warrants appointment at the rank of assistant professor at West Virginia University. Ability to teach Sport Psychology, Research Methods/Statistics, and Exercise Psychology is required. Excellent written and oral communication skills are required. Preference will be given to applicants with evidence of the ability to obtain external funding. Preference will also be given to applicants who hold or are eligible to hold the Certified Consultant – Association for Applied Sport Psychology (CC-AASP) designation and have the ability to mentor graduate student internships.


Commensurate with qualifications.

Review of Applications:

Begins February 21, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled.

Letter of Application/Nomination and Credentials:

Send application with supporting credentials (letter of application, curriculum vitae, and the names, titles, phone numbers, and email addresses of a minimum of three professional references) to the email or physical address below. Letter of application should speak to (1) ability to teach designated courses and mentor/supervise graduate student applied work; (2) scholarly activity relevant to the position, including research background and plan, and grant writing experience.

Search Committee Chair
c/o Jennie Goodwin
WVU College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences
PO BOX 6116
West Virginia University
Morgantown, WV 26506-6116

Please mark the envelope or subject line of your email “SEP Assistant Prof”

Electronic or faxed applications are preferred: E-mail: Fax: 304-293-4641. Please indicate “SEP Asst. Prof.” in the subject line.

Direct specific application questions to: Jack Watson, West Virginia University,
College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences, PO Box 6116, Morgantown, WV 26506-6116. Or via e-mail at


West Virginia University is a comprehensive, land-grant university with approximately 28,000 undergraduate and 5,500 graduate students. The city of Morgantown has 55,000 residents with affordable housing, excellent schools, family oriented community, a picturesque countryside and many outdoor activities. Morgantown has been ranked “#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 ( ).

CPASS is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. 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) by contacting Jennifer Goodwin at 304-293-0832 or WVU College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences, PO Box 6116, Morgantown, WV 26506-6116.

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