Sport Psychology

Olympic Sports Psych

From the article:
“‘Olympians don’t just prepare themselves physically, they prepare mentally as well. When it comes to competitions where you get one shot at succeeding, if you aren’t mentally tough your chance of success is significantly smaller,’ said Dr. Aimee Kimball, Mental Training and Peak Performance Consultant. ‘When you add fear of one’s safety to the mix, mental training takes on added importance.’Dr. Kimball works with professional, collegiate, high school, recreational, and youth athletes in a variety of sports. She has assisted the Pittsburgh Steelers in analyzing potential draft picks and has been the Pittsburgh Penguins’ Mental Training consultant for eight years.”

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Assistant Professor of Sport and Exercise Psychology

Department of Human Performance and Physical Education
Adams State University
Position # FE-8010

Starting Date: August 2014

Position Description:
The Department of Human Performance and Physical Education at Adams State University is looking for an energetic, motivated, and productive individual who is dedicated to diversity and inclusive excellence to assume the position of Assistant Professor of Sport and Exercise Psychology. This is a newly formed position within the department that addresses the growing number of students interested in sport and exercise psychology and related areas.

The responsibilities of this Assistant Professor tenure-track position include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in sport and exercise psychology, measurement and evaluation, methods of coaching, health promotion, research methods, practicum, and other courses as needed. Additional responsibilities include advising, recruiting, providing service to the department, college, and discipline, and engaging undergraduate and graduate students in scholarly activity. The candidate will also have the opportunity to design an online MA in Sport & Exercise Psychology. In this role, the individual will design curriculum, identify instructors, advise students, and conduct program evaluations for the proposed online graduate degree in Sport and Exercise Psychology.

Candidates should possess (a) a commitment to student-centered instruction, (b) a passion for mentoring and teaching a diverse student population, (c) the potential to maintain a research record that is commensurate with level of experience, and (d) a vision for initiating an online graduate program. The successful candidate must have the ability to effectively communicate and collaborate with diverse faculty, staff, and students within the HPPE department and across campus. The department offers faculty a mentoring program, professional travel opportunities, and additional teaching stipends.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. or Ed.D. in the psychosocial/behavioral sciences (Sport and Exercise Psychology) of Kinesiology or closely related area.
  • ABD considered if completion of degree is anticipated within one year.
  • Preference will be given to applicants who possess/demonstrate:
    • Ability to communicate and work effectively with a culturally and ethnically diverse campus population
    • Evidence of or potential for successful teaching in the above mentioned courses
    • Participation in relevant professional organizations
    • Experience with teaching on-line courses
    • A record of scholarly activity and commitment to continued scholarly growth

Departmental and Campus Information:
The HPPE department offers undergraduate degrees in Exercise Science, Sport Management, Sport Psychology, and K-12 Physical Education. Graduate degrees offered include the MS in Exercise Science (on campus), and MA degrees in Coaching (online) and Sport Management (online). HPPE is one of the largest units on campus and has university-wide support to grow programs and further the vision for inclusive excellence.

Located in Alamosa, CO, Adams State University is a small, state-supported Hispanic Serving institution in the San Luis Valley and is a haven for outdoor activities such as hiking, fishing, camping, rock climbing, skiing, and mountain biking. Alamosa is located approximately 3.5 hours from Denver, 1.5 hours from Taos, NM and 2.5 hours from Santa Fe, NM.

Statement on Inclusive Excellence:
Adams State University is dedicated to fostering Inclusive Excellence and the recognition that the university’s success depends on valuing, engaging, and including the rich diversity of students, staff, faculty, and administrators. Given the university’s mission as a Hispanic Serving Institution, and the diversity of its student body, we are actively seeking qualified applicants who have experiences, skills, and/or personal attributes that reflect perspectives that can broaden our students’ educational experience. We will give preference to qualified applicants with experience in ethnically diverse settings, who possess varied language skills, or who have a record of research that supports diverse communities, or a record of teaching a student population that includes historically underrepresented groups and other at-risk populations. Additional information about the university and the department may be found at Additional information about the community and surrounding area can be found at

Appointment will be made at the assistant professor level. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. An additional stipend is available for coordinating the online graduate program. Adams State University provides an attractive benefits package.

Completed applications must include the following:
1. A cover letter addressing the candidate’s interest in and relevant qualifications for the position (please refer to items described in the position description)
2. Curriculum vitae and transcripts from all degree-granting institutions (copies accepted);
3. Three current letters of recommendation.

Send all applications to:
Barbara J. Griego-Jones
Department of Human Performance and Physical Education
Adams State University
208 Edgemont Boulevard
Suite 4005
Alamosa, CO 81101

All applications will be acknowledged. Review of completed applications will begin immediately.

An Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer
Adams State University is particularly interested in applications from women and minorities.

In compliance with the Immigration Control Act of 1986, candidates for positions must provide proof of eligibility to work before an offer of employment can be made final.

Full descriptions of all positions are available from the contact person listed. Adams State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Applications are sought from all qualified persons regardless of race, color, sex, and disability and, as covered by law, veteran status. In addition, college policies prohibit discrimination on the basis of religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, marital status, and parental status.

Employee Background Checks Policy at Adams State University
Adams State University is dedicated to providing a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving this goal, we conduct background checks on persons offered positions at the college prior to employment as described in the background check policy

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

January 24, 2014

West Virginia University – Morgantown, WV 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 Visit our web site at An Equal Employment/Affirmative Action Employer The West Virginia University College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences invites applications […]

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Sept. 4, 2013 Sport Studies News from Canada, CA, & CO

September 4, 2013

Which exercise is better – running or cycling? Montreal Gazette (blog) (Canada). “Reynolds sought the advice of kinesiology professor Hirofumi Tanaka from the University of Texas at Austin whose statement, “There is no easy answer to say …” Continuing Education and Certificate of Advanced Achievement in … (CA). “The Certificate of Advanced Achievement in Kinesiology […]

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Job- Eastern Illinois Univ. Assistant Professor of Kinesiology and Sport Studies

September 1, 2013

Assistant Professor Kinesiology and Sport Studies Eastern Illinois University – Charleston, IL Responsibilities: The candidate’s primary responsibility will be to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in sport management and/or sport psychology within the department. Teaching assignments will vary based on the individual candidate’s experience, scholarly interests, and department needs. Candidates are expected to develop and […]

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August 17, 2013 Sport Studies News from Canada, CA, IL, & MO

August 18, 2013

Dr. Conrad L. Woolsey Named Director of Nutrition and Human Performance at Logan University’s College of Health Sciences “Logan University has announced the appointment of Conrad L. Woolsey, PhD, as director of its Master of Science degree program in Nutrition and Human Performance in the College of Health Sciences. He will report to Sherri A. […]

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August 7, 2013 Sport Studies News from CA, CT, MI, PA & TX

August 7, 2013

TEMECULA: Info session on kinesiology program (CA) Press-Enterprise. “A free information session for the Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology program will run from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Aug. 15 in Room 103 at California State University San …” READER SUBMITTED: Autism Researcher to Focus on Music … (CT) Hartford Courant. “Neag School of Education Assistant Professor […]

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August 3, 2013 Sport Studies News

August 3, 2013

Positive coaching session at SC (MO) Sedalia News-Journal. “Putting students ahead of the scoreboard was the message Friday morning during a professional development session for Sedalia School District 200 coaches and activity sponsors. Rick McGuire, director of Sport Psychology at the University of Missouri, delivered messages as part of the Missouri Institute for Positive Coaching, […]

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