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University of Maryland, College Park
Assistant/Associate Professor
Social Science of Sport and Exercise

The Department of Kinesiology at the University of Maryland, College Park is seeking a faculty member with expertise in the social science of sport and exercise to become part of a strong innovative research program. We seek a candidate who will be a productive scholar in either the sociological, psychological and/or managerial aspects of sport and exercise, as well as being a strong teacher and mentor for undergraduate, Masters and Doctoral students.
QUALIFICATIONS: Doctorate in related social science domain, evidence of a focused research program, demonstrated scholarly record, strong quantitative skills, and the potential for external funding.
RESPONSIBILITIES: Research collaboration with current faculty in the social science area within the department, along with sustaining an original program of research. Develop graduate and undergraduate courses in the candidate's area of expertise that complement the existing curriculum. Demonstrate a willingness to seek external funding.
SALARY: Competitive and commensurate with qualifications.
LOCATION: College Park is located between the metropolitan Washington D.C. and Baltimore areas. The University is near major international and national libraries, funding agencies, and sport organizations as well as burgeoning community sport and leisure programs.
APPOINTMENT: 9 1/2 month, tenure track appointment beginning August 17, 2000.
CLOSING DATE: For full consideration all materials should be received by January 15, 2000. The search will continue until a suitable candidate is identified.
APPLICATION: Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. Candidates should submit a curriculum vita, a statement of research focus, current and planned research activities, copies of selected research/scholarly articles, graduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation to:
Chair, Social Science of Sport/Exercise Search Committee
Department of Kinesiology
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742-2611
Phone: (301) 405-2450
Fax: (301) 314-9167
Email: [email protected] or [email protected]
Department Website:

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U.S. Olympic Complex
Sport Science and Technology Division
Colorado Springs
Clinical Research Assistant - Sport Psychology Program

The USOC Sport Science and Technology Division is now accepting applications for the two-year position of clinical research assistant (CRA) in the area of sport psychology.
RESPONSIBILITIES: CRAs orchestrate mental training programs services with resident and non-resident teams under the supervision of USOC Sport Psychology staff. Team involvement ranges from periodic contact to a more formal and long-term relationship. In addition, there are regular opportunities for CRAs to give educational presentations on a variety of topics generally focusing on mental training techniques or other team issues. Taking on these roles requires CRAs to possess excellent group interaction and intervention skills. CRAs are also called upon to work on an individual basis with team members and coaches. This work can range in time from a single session to a long-term relationship. During such individual sessions, performance enhancement as well as clinical issues can arise, so CRAs are expected to have experience and comfort working in both areas. Additional service requests include setting up goal-setting programs, using psychometric assessments when appropriate, or making relaxation or imagery audio tapes. CRAs may also be called upon to refer athletes who need off-site service to appropriate professionals for psychiatric evaluation, or to sport psychology professionals who are members of the USOC Sport Psychology Registry. USOC Sport Psychology staff provide weekly individual and group supervision sessions. Emphasis is placed on doing quality, ethical work and maintaining high professional standards. Successful CRAs are comfortable with autonomy while also being receptive to this structured supervision process. In addition, sport psychology staff conduct periodic case conferences on professional and applied issues.
REQUIREMENTS FOR POSITION: Master's degree in sport psychology or psychology (many candidates are finishing or have finished their Ph.D.). Clinical skills (preferably gained via supervised practicum experiences). Knowledge of mental training skills. Communication/public speaking skills. Writing skills. Ability to work with different people across a variety of disciplines and settings.
SALARY: $24,000 plus employee benefits including health coverage.
For more information or an application, contact USOC Sport Science &Technology at (719) 578-4793 or

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Bridgewater State College
Counseling Internship with a specialty working with athletes
Fall 2000 - Spring 2001

The Counseling Center, Athletic Department, and Counseling Program of Bridgewater State College are accepting applications for a unique internship experience.

DESCRIPTION: Nine-month counseling and psychoeducational internship for a Masterís level counseling student. The intern will work with the Assistant Athletic Director to provide psychoeducational, outreach, and liaison services to student-athletes, athletic trainers, and staff; the intern will work with the Counseling Center staff to provide counseling services to the general student population; the intern will work with the Counseling Program faculty to provide performance enhancement skills to athletes and teams. The Intern experience will include:
1. 20 - 25 hours per week for full academic year (9 months).
2. Provide counseling to individuals and couples using short-term and long-term modalities to address studentís mental health and adjustment issues.
3. Develop and co-lead therapy, support, or psychoeducational group.
4. Conduct psychoeducational workshops for student-athletes, coaches, and teams.
5. Work with outreach counselor to provide psychoeducational programs to the college community.
6. Attend weekly training seminar at the Counseling Center.
7. Attend weekly staff and intake meetings at the Counseling Center.
8. Receive 1-2 hours per week of individual supervision for counseling work.
9. Attend coaches and professional staff meetings in the Athletic Department.
10. Receive training, supervision, and experience, 1-2 hours per week, working with athletic teams on performance enhancement.
11. Co-instruct academic seminar and workshops for athletic trainers.
12. Some evening availability is necessary.
1. Is enrolled in a Masterís Degree in Mental Health Counseling Program (60 credit).
2. Has completed Practicum experience. Demonstrated counseling experience preferred.
3. Required experience and/or involvement in athletics.
Bridgewater State College is located 30 miles south of Boston off Route 24. The college offers undergraduate programs in liberal arts, education, and management science, as well as a variety of graduate programs. The student body consists of over 5000 full-time undergraduate students, 1500 part-time undergraduates and 1400 graduate students.
Due to the clinical load and diversity of client needs, preference will be given to students with demonstrated clinical experience. To apply, please send a resume with cover letter, graduate transcript, athletic history and three letters of recommendation.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open Until Position is Filled/Review of Candidates Begins March 1, 2000. Stipend Possible
For more information, contact:
Dr. Victoria L. Bacon
Counseling Program
Bridgewater State College
Bridgewater, MA 02325
[email protected]
(508) 531-2561 voice
(508) 531-6167 fax

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Virginia Tech
Postdoctoral Fellowship In University
Mental Health And Sport Psychology

The Thomas E. Cook Counseling Center at Virginia Tech in conjunction with the Virginia Tech Athletic Department is recruiting for one clinical/counseling psychology postdoctoral fellowship position beginning August 1, 2000 and continuing for one year. The fellowship is designed for an individual interested in combining clinical work and applied research in a comprehensive university counseling center with sport psychology programming in a university department of athletics. The Cook Counseling Center maintains an APA Accredited Predoctoral Internship in Professional Psychology and is IACS Accredited. The fellowship is a full-time, one-year, non-renewable position. Benefits include $20,000 annual stipend, $2,000 health benefit stipend, stipend for travel and training, and annual and sick leave. The position will be open until filled, with an application deadline of April 1, 2000. Earlier application is encouraged and applications will be reviewed as they are received. To apply send letter of interest describing your career goals and statement regarding when you will have completed all doctoral degree requirements, current curriculum vitae, official graduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation (one from academic department, one from predoctoral internship) to:
Dr. Robert Miller, Associate Director, Thomas E. Cook Counseling Center, McComas Hall, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg VA. 24061-0108.
For further information visit the Cook Counseling Center web site at, e-mail [email protected], or telephone 540-231-6557. Virginia Tech is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.


University Of Nebraska at Omaha
HPER Graduate Assistantships,
Motor Behavior/Pedagogy Position

This individual will prepare, coordinate, and supervise the lab activities associated with motor behavior, dance methods, and elementary physical education methods. The individual will provide the set-up, calibration, maintenance, and repair of equipment necessary to maintain the functioning of the Motor Behavior Lab. The individual will also assist faculty in library research, data collection and analysis. It is desirable that the person would have background and interest in all three areas (motor behavior, dance methods, elementary PE methods), however, individuals who possess a background/interest in at least one of these areas are encouraged to apply. Additionally, students who have a specific interest in sport/exercise psychology, or dance performance will be afforded the opportunity to work in these areas. For additional information regarding this particular Graduate Assistantship position, contact Dr. John Noble at: [email protected], or phone: (402) 554-3250.

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National Football Foundation
Outreach Coordinators Positions

The National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame (NFF) seeks two full-time professionals to serve as coordinators for two of the Foundationís national outreach programs (Play It Smart and NFL/NFF Youth Football Coach Certification Program). Both of these programs are in the pilot testing phase and target youth in a number of settings (primarily urban) across the United States. The coordinators, working under the direction of NFF administration, as well as our selected academic partners (Dr. Al Petitpas, Springfield College and Dr. Steve Danish, Virginia Commonwealth University), will: (1) manage the logistics of setting up and implementing the pilot programs; (2) facilitate communications between the national office, academic partners, and local NFF chapter personnel; (3) assist in marketing existing programs and recruiting new programs in local communities; and (4) develop a record keeping and data management system. The successful applicant will be a self-starter with strong organization, entrepreneurial, and troubleshooting skills, the ability to communicate effectively with a broad range of people, and knowledge of basic computer applications. Individuals with coaching, event planning, community development, and grant writing experience will have a distinct advantage. A bachelorís degree is required; a masterís degree is preferred.
Candidates should send a letter of application and references to Michael Palisi, Director of Corporate Development, National Football Foundation, 22 Maple Avenue, Morristown, NJ 07960. Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.

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Washington State University
Sport Psychologist

Washington State University invites applications for a permanent, 12-month sport psychologist position.
RESPONSIBILITIES: Provide counseling, including crisis intervention, to men and women student-athletes for a range of psychological issues and consultation to athletic staff; coordinate substance abuse education, life skills, and peer mentoring programs; supervise masters and doctoral interns and practicum students
QUALIFICATIONS: Required: Doctorate in counseling or clinical psychology (APA-approved program preferred); licensed psychologist or license eligible in Washington within 2 years; training and experience in sport psychology and experience with competitive athletes. Preferred: Experience with college athletes; sensitivity to issues of diversity; familiarity with the processes of supervision, program development, consultation and outreach.
SALARY: Commensurate with that of counseling/clinical psychologists at WSU. Send letter of application, vita (with names and phone numbers of references), graduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation to:
Shelly Kerr, Ph.D.
Search Committee
Washington State University
P.O. Box 641065
Pullman, WA 99164-1065
Screening will begin February 1, 2000.
Appointment begins July 1, 2000.
WSU is an AA/EO educator and employer. Protected group members are encouraged to apply. For more information about Washington State University, visit our website at

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Ohio State University
Postdoctoral Fellowship
Counseling and Sport Psychology

The Ohio State University Sports Medicine Center and Athletic Department is pleased to offer this unique one-year postdoctoral position beginning August 1, 2000. Emphasis will be placed on experiences with applied sport psychology, counseling of student-athlete issues, medical staff consultation, coaching consultation, and various university consultations. The fellow will work under the supervision of the Psychologist for Athletics at a large NCAA Division I athletic department with 35 athletic teams and over 900 student-athletes. Applicants must have a Ph.D./Psy.D. in Counseling or Clinical Psychology from an APA-accredited program and have completed an accredited APA-predoctoral internship to be considered. They must also demonstrate academic preparation in sport psychology/sport science at the graduate level. Deadline for application is April 1, 2000. Send curriculum vita, three letters of recommendation, graduate transcripts, and a personal statement of interest to: Chris Carr, Ph.D., Psychologist for Athletics, The Ohio State University Sports Medicine Center, 2050 Kenny Rd., Columbus, Ohio, 43221. Salary is competitive and includes health benefits. The Ohio State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Chris Carr, Ph.D.
The Ohio State University Sports Medicine Center
2050 Kenny Rd.
Columbus, OH 43221
(614) 293-3600
(614) 293-4399 fax
Chris Carr, Ph.D.
The Ohio State University Sports Medicine Center
2050 Kenny Rd.
Columbus, OH 43221
(614) 293-3600
(614) 293-4399 fax

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Kent State University
Kent, Ohio
School Of Exercise, Leisure And Sport
Assistant Professor

POSITION: Assistant Professor: Applications are invited for a nine month non-tenure-track position in Sport Studies (appointment from August, 2000 through May, 2001). The successful applicant's responsibilities will be primarily undergraduate course instruction and will entail one or more of the following: Introduction to Physical Education, Fitness and Sport; Lifespan Motor Development; Sport in Society; Measurement and Evaluation in Fitness and Sport; Psychological Dimensions of Motor Behavior and Coaching; History and Philosophy of Sport and Physical Activity; and/or Sport Pedagogy. Serving as Coordinator of the Physical Education Basic Program is an additional possible responsibility. A doctorate in Physical Education or related field is preferred. Evidence of prior effective teaching at the collegiate level is preferred.
UNIVERSITY: Kent State is a large residential University consisting of over one hundred buildings, and approximately 30,000 students on the parent and regional campuses, and a variety of other education opportunities. The University functions on the academic semester system and provides for over 170 fields of study of undergraduate and graduate programs as well as continuing education. The University provides a variety of cultural and social activities ranging from theater and concert to sporting events. Fine dining, entertainment, and cultural facilities are also available in Cleveland, Canton, and Akron, which are in close proximity to the campus. The city of Kent, with a population of 30,000, offers attractive housing, an excellent school system, recreational facilities and fine local parks. The School of Exercise, Leisure and Sport occupies an excellent instructional and recreational facility.
APPLICATION: Send letter of application, vitae, official transcripts, and three (3) letters of reference to:
Dr. Robert Stadulis
School of Exercise, Leisure and Sport
Kent State University
P.O. Box 5190
Kent, OH 44242
(Email: [email protected]
Review of applications will begin February 28, 2000, and will continue until the position is filled.

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University of Florida
Department of Exercise and Sport Sciences
Pre-Doctoral Fellowships

The University of Florida Department of Exercise and Sport Sciences has developed two new fellowships for incoming doctoral students. Each is in the amount of $7500, which will be awarded in addition to any other support (assistantships, tuition waivers, etc.), the student may obtain on acceptance to doctoral study in the Department. Applicants to the doctoral program in Sport and Exercise Psychology would certainly be considered for this award.
In addition to these newly approved fellowships, the Department of ESS has several supplementary fellowships available in the amount of $3000 for incoming highly qualified doctoral students. Again, these fellowships are awarded in addition to any other financial assistance that might be awarded.
Please see the University of Florida Department of Exercise and Sport Sciences website (address below) for more information or contact me and I will be happy to provide answers to any questions you may have concerning these awards and/or the program.
Christopher M. Janelle, Ph.D.
University of Florida
Department of Exercise and Sport Sciences
P.O. Box 118205
110 Florida Gym
Gainesville, FL 32611
Phone: (352) 392-0584, ext. 270
Fax: (352) 392-5262
Email: [email protected]

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Colby-Sawyer College
Sport Management Generalist

Colby-Sawyer College seeks an innovative sport management generalist to join the Exercise and Sport Sciences Department which offers specializations in athletic training, exercise science, and sport management. The individual should be able to teach at all levels in this popular major, including courses such as Athletics Administration, Facilities Planning & Management, Philosophy and Ethics of Sport, and Global Sport. The individual should be able to teach in one or more other areas of the department and/or college by teaching courses such as Psychology of Sport, Sociology of Sport, Personal Health and Wellness, Introduction to Computers, Statistics, or general courses in the Business Administration major. A doctorate in an exercise and sport sciences related field is required, as are excellent teaching credentials, and experience supervising internships. Professional work experience is desirable. A tenure-eligible Assistant Professorship is available September 2000.
Colby-Sawyer, an independent, coeducational liberal arts college located in the scenic Lake Sunapee region of New Hampshire, noted for its high quality of life. Consistent academic excellence and fine extracurricular and athletic programs have earned us the reputation of being a college where individuals truly make a difference. Our faculty and staff consider it an important and welcome aspect of their jobs to get to know, encourage, inspire, and offer guidance to our students. Visit our Website at for more information about our unique teaching and learning community.
Candidate screening begins March 3, and will continue until the position is filled. Send current curriculum vitae, letter of application, statement of teaching philosophy, and names, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three references to:
Human Resources Department
Colby-Sawyer College
100 Main St.
New London, NH 03257
(603) 526-3740
e-mail: [email protected]

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University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
Department of Human Kinetics
Graduate Teaching Assistantships

The Department of Human Kinetics at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee offers a Master of Science degree program emphasizing research in the human movement sciences. The program provides instruction and research opportunities for students interested in studying the biopsychosocial aspects of human movement. The thrust of the curriculum is the integration of the body of knowledge fundamental to the science of human movement through study in at least three of the five sub-disciplines represented by faculty in the program (Biomechanics, Exercise Physiology, Motor Control, Psychological Aspects of Physical Activity and Sociological Aspects of Physical Activity). The Department has graduate teaching assistant (GTA) positions in four areas(outlined in more detail below). Only students accepted to the Human Kinetics graduate program will be considered for a GTA appointment. Criteria for admission to the graduate program include:
1. GRE scores
2. Undergraduate grade point average (minimum of 2.75 on 4.0 scale)
3. Appropriate coursework history
Program application materials may be obtained by contacting the Graduate School (414.229.4982) or the department's Graduate Coordinator, Dr. Barbara Hart (414.229.6080 or [email protected]). Our web-site ( has additional helpful information.
To apply for a GTA appointment, candidates shall also submit:
1. A formal letter of application.
2. A resume / vita that presents information and experiences relevant to GTA duties.
3. Two letters of recommendation attesting to the candidate's abilities to perform GTA duties.
Candidates may include their GTA application materials along with their documentation for admission to the program. For full consideration for a GTA appointment, materials must be received by March 1, 2000. Appointments begin in mid/late-August and are for one academic year (9 = months), renewable, and dependent on funding. GTAs are required to enroll in a minimum of 6 semester hours to maintain eligibility. GTA appointments are half-time and carry a waiver of tuition plus a stipend. Students are responsible to pay fees.
PSYCHOLOGY/SOCIOLOGY: Primary responsibilities are associated with delivery of an undergraduate statistics course (direct review sessions, consult with students during office hours, and assist with other class administration needs) with limited additional duties related to psychology of physical activity and sociology of physical activity courses. Contact: Barbara Meyer, PhD ([email protected]).
BIOMECHANICS: Primary responsibilities include delivery of undergraduate lab sections under the supervision of the course instructor, consulting with students during office hours, and assisting with other class administration needs. Contact: Philip Schot, PhD ([email protected]). Exercise Physiology: Primary responsibilities include delivery of undergraduate lab sections under the supervision of the course instructor, consulting with students during office hours, and assisting with other class administration needs. Contact: Steve McCole, PhD ([email protected]).
MOTOR CONTROL/BIOMECHANICS: Primary responsibilities include delivery of undergraduate lab sections (Biomechanics in Fall, Motor Learning in Spring) under the supervision of the course instructor, consulting with students during
office hours, and assisting with other class administration needs.
Barbara Hart, PhD ([email protected]).
Barbara B. Meyer, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Human Kinetics
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
PO Box 413, 449 Enderis Hall
Milwaukee, WI 53201
Phone: (414) 229-4591
Fax: (414) 906-3942
email: [email protected]

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