Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Sport Psychology

Position title

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Sport Psychology


Position within the School of Kinesiology

Employer name

School of Kinesiology

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Job description

The School of Kinesiology, in the Faculty of Education at The University of British Columbia (UBC), invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the area of Sport Psychology. The appointment is expected to begin on January 1, 2023 or as negotiated with the successful candidate.
The successful candidate must hold a PhD at the time of application in psychology, neuroscience, kinesiology, or a closely related discipline, with expertise in sport psychology, and demonstrate excellence or the potential for excellence in teaching, research, and
scholarship. Post-doctoral training would be an asset. The ideal candidate would be well positioned to develop a strong program of research and outreach activities that are broadly concerned with the psychology of high-performance sport and/or the application of
psychological principles to sport behaviour involving a range of populations. This may suit someone with a background in the psychology of performance enhancement, developmental psychology, neuroscience, and/or clinical sport psychology.

How to apply

Interested applicants are asked to send:
(i) a cover letter (please indicate if you are currently legally entitled to work in Canada),
(ii) curriculum vitae,
(iii) a five-year research plan,
(iv) a summary of teaching interests and philosophy,
(v) evidence of teaching excellence (such as course outlines and student evaluations if available),
(vi) three papers that are the most significant and relevant to your research interests,
(vii) a Diversity Statement that describes and documents how values of equity, diversity, inclusion, anti-racism, and anti-oppression figure into your past, present, and future experience of teaching, research, community engagement, and your lived experience
(maximum 1 page), and
(viii) names and contact details of three academic references. Letters of reference will only be requested from short-listed candidates.

The complete application file must be submitted in the format of one bookmarked PDF file, addressed to Dr. Robert Boushel, Director, School of Kinesiology, and sent electronically to kin.hr@ubc.ca by the application review start date (below). Please include this subject heading: Sport Psychology Position. Following the submission of the application, the applicant will receive an Equity Survey link via email. Completion of the anonymous Equity Survey is required as part of the application process. While the search remains open until the position is filled, in order to be considered in this round of adjudication, interested individuals are asked to submit their applications by March 31, 2022, to ensure optimal consideration. Questions regarding the position and the application deadline should be directed to Dr. Robert Boushel, Director, School of Kinesiology at kin.hr@ubc.ca.

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