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Teaching Assistant/Associate & Professor of Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology - CAHS - School of Sport Sciences

West Virginia University
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Kinesiology, Exercise Science, and Phys Ed

Teaching Assistant/Associate Professor of Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology

The College of Applied Humans Sciences at West Virginia University is seeking applicants for a faculty position in the School of Sport Sciences. This position is a Teaching Assistant or Associate Professor for the Morgantown campus to begin August 2024.

The School of Sport Sciences (SoSS) serves approximately 1,000 students across 13-degree programs at the bachelor's, master's, and doctoral levels in sport, exercise, and performance psychology, sport management, sport leadership, coaching and performance science, and physical education and kinesiology. The PhD program in sport, exercise, and performance psychology offers a dual degree option paired with the master's program in clinical mental health counseling.

The SoSS mission focuses on conducting and disseminating high quality research, preparing students to be leaders and innovators in their fields, and enhancing the quality of life for the residents of the state and beyond through outreach efforts. We are looking for highly qualified individuals who can contribute to this mission.


August 16, 2024. Faculty hired at the Teaching Assistant/Associate Professor level will be in a position that is promotable and will have an annual nine-month appointment. Summer teaching opportunities are available.


Candidate will be expected to:

  • Lead on campus and online graduate programming in sport, exercise, and performance psychology.
  • Effectively teach online and in-person courses in the sport, exercise, and performance psychology bachelor's, master's, and/or doctoral programs.
  • Supervise graduate-level applied sport and performance psychology internships toward the CMPC© credential.
  • Provide service to the sport, exercise, and performance psychology program that supports student recruitment, retention, and success.

Required qualifications include an earned doctoral degree in sport, exercise, and performance psychology or a closely related area such as kinesiology or clinical/counseling psychology. Applicants must have certification as a mental performance consultant (CMPC©) and be in good standing as an approved mentor with the Association for Applied Sport Psychology. Applicants must additionally demonstrate the ability to teach at the college level (including in-person and online modalities); this evidence can include training or certificates in higher education teaching and/or experience teaching in higher education. Applicants must be able to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in several of the following areas: sport and performance psychology (introductory and advanced), social and psychological foundations of performance, psychological sport performance enhancement, counseling college student-athletes, ethics, psychology of injury, mindfulness for health and well-being, and related areas. Candidate must have excellent written and oral communication (written and oral), interpersonal, and organizational skills with a demonstrated ability to coordinate, manage, and lead. The above qualifications must be met by the time of appointment.

Preferred qualifications include at least 3 years of experience in applied mental performance consulting and successful provision of supervision.

Consideration of an appointment at the rank of Teaching Associate Professor, at minimum, requires five years of higher education and/or industry experience.

Review of Applications

Begins April 3, 2024 and will continue until the position is filled.

Letter of Application/Nomination and Credentials

To apply, candidates must upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and contact information for four professional references (names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses) to WVUHire at Only complete applications will be considered further.

Direct specific application questions to: Dana K. Voelker, Search Committee Chair, School of Sport Sciences, College of Applied Human Sciences, PO BOX 6116, Morgantown, WV 26506-6116, EMAIL:

At West Virginia University, we leverage our talents and resources to create a better future for our state and the world. As West Virginia's land-grant university, WVU has three campuses that touch each corner of the state. The WVU System includes 518 buildings on 15,880 acres, Extension Service offices in all 55 counties, ten experimental farms and four forests. 

From the groundbreaking R1 research of our flagship campus in Morgantown to the career-oriented programs of WVU Potomac State in Keyser to the technology-intensive programs at WVU Tech in Beckley - the contributions of WVU employees directly impact the 1.8 million people of West Virginia every day, no matter their role or position. 

Service, curiosity, respect, accountability, and appreciation are the core values that unite Mountaineers, inspiring one another to work tirelessly and support others as they seek to reach new heights. After all, when you're a Mountaineer, impossible is just another mountain to climb.

Creating an inclusive, engaged, and dynamic learning environment is core to WVU's academic mission. We welcome candidates who can contribute a range of ideas, approaches and experiences.

West Virginia University is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer and is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff, and students, and invites applications from all qualified applicants regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, nationality, genetics, disability, or Veteran status.

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