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Southeastern Louisiana University
Department of Kinesiology and Health Studies
Assistant/Associate Professor
Sport/Exercise Psychology

The Department of Kinesiology and Health Studies at Southeastern Louisiana University seeks applicants for an Assistant/Associate Professor position available August 2000. Qualifications include earned doctorate Kinesiology with specialization in Sport and Exercise Psychology. Preference given to those with university teaching experience, evidence of scholarly activity, successful grant writing, and expertise in one or more of the following areas: psychophysiology, fitness/exercise testing and prescription, and measurement and evaluation. Duties include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, conducting research in areas of expertise, advising undergraduate students and serving on master theses committees, providing service to the academic, professional, and local communities, and procuring external funding. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Southeastern Louisiana University is a comprehensive regional university, enrolling 15,000 students, located in the city of Hammond (halfway between and within an hour drive of Baton Rouge and New Orleans). The Department of Kinesiology & Health Studies serves approximately 500 undergraduates pursuing undergraduate degrees in Teacher Education, Health Promotion & Exercise Science, Exercise Science, Sport Management, Athletic Training, and Dance; and 40 graduate students pursuing M.A. degrees in Exercise Science, Health Promotion & Exercise Science, Health, and Kinesiology. SLU is an Equal Opportunity Employer, has filed an Affirmative Action Plan with the U.S. Office of Civil Rights, and recruits, selects, employs, and promotes without regard to race, creed, disability, or national origin.
Applicants should send applications materials consisting of: (a) letter of application, (b) resume, (c) three current letters of recommendation, (d) reprints of publications, and (e) a copy of all transcripts, to Dr. Bill Neal, Department Head, Attn: Sport/Exercise Psychology Search Committee, Department of Kinesiology and Health Studies, SLU Box 10845, Hammond LA 70402.

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University of Northern Iowa
School of Health, Physical Education and Leisure Services
Assistant Professor, Motor Learning and Control
Physical Education Division

Physical Education Division: Assistant Professor. Responsibilities include scholarship and research, teaching, professional service, advising, program and curriculum development and review. Qualifications required: Doctoral degree in Physical Education or related field; ability to teach graduate level motor learning and control; and preparation to teach in some of the following areas: motor development, pedagogy, research methodology, statistics and major activity courses. Preferred qualifications: K-12 teaching experience; university teaching and advising experience, including supervision of theses; and record of scholarship and professional and public service. Applications are encouraged from minority persons, women, Vietnam era veterans and disabled persons. Applications received by March 30, 2000 will be given full consideration. The position is available starting in late August, 2000. Send cover letter, resume, three letters of recommendation and official transcripts to: Dr. Nancy Hamilton, Chairperson, Search Committee, Physical Education Division, School of Health, Physical Education and Leisure Services, 203 Wellness Recreation Center, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0241, 9319)273-6478 or (319)273-6475, FAX: (319)273-5958, e-mail: nancy.hamilton@uni.edu. The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a comprehensive plan for affirmative action.

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Northern Illinois University
The Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
SPORT AND EXERCISE PSYCHOLOGY

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Teach professional undergraduate courses in sport and exercise psychology, principles and problems of coaching, stress management, motor learning, and possibly a general education course in sport sociology. Also teach graduate courses in psychology of coaching and sport and exercise psychology. Willingness to participate on innovative college curriculum programmatic development.
PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Earned doctorate with expertise in sport and exercise psychology.
2. Course work or cognate in motor learning or a second teaching area
3. Successful teaching experience, preferably at the college level
4. Evidence of capability to engage in research, direct theses, and make presentations at professional meetings; research productivity should be consistent with requirements for senior membership on graduate faculty
5. Familiarity with instructional and computer technology
6. Coaching experience desirable
7. Experience in or potential for grant writing and procurement of external funding
SALARY:
Competitive and dependent upon qualifications and experience.
EFFECTIVE DATE OF EMPLOYMENT:
August 16, 2000. Nine-month appointment on a tenure track. Summer school employment available dependent upon program needs and other personnel considerations.
DEPARTMENT, UNIVERSITY, AND COMMUNITY DESCRIPTION:
The Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education functions as a coeducational unit of approximately 40 faculty, with programs which satisfy a wide variety of career goals to approximately 450 undergraduate major and minor students and include curricula for the Bachelor of Science in Education (B.S. Ed) and Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degrees. The B.S. Ed degree provide opportunities for teacher certification in physical education. The B.S. degree features career options in fitness leadership, athletic training, and preventive and rehabilitative exercise science. Sixteen faculty members comprise the graduate faculty, which graduates 30-40 students per year. In addition, the department supports 37 graduate assistants. Programs offered which lead to the Master of Science in Education degree include specializations in adapted physical education and exercise physiology/fitness leadership, and interest areas in administration/coaching, curriculum/instruction/strategies, psychology/sociology, sociocultural studies (including sociology, psychology, history, and philosophy of sport), motor learning/motor development, sport biomechanics and dance.
Northern Illinois University is a comprehensive research university offering programs from the baccalaureate through the doctorate. Colleges include business, education, engineering and engineering technology, law, liberal arts and sciences, health and human sciences, visual and performing arts. On-campus enrollment is approximately 21,500 students, which includes 17,000 under-graduates and 4,500 graduates. The university also offers more than 200 extension courses each semester to students in communities throughout northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin.
The main campus is located in DeKalb, 65 miles west of Chicago's "Loop"and 40 miles southeast of Rockford; a field campus for outdoor education is located 35 miles northwest of DeKalb in Oregon, IL; and two education centers, one in Hoffman Estates and one in Rockford, IL. DeKalb, with a population of about 35,000, is a modern paradox, a rural/urban community. It is simultaneously recognized for its manufacturing operations and rich farmlands. The site of the first manufacture of barbed wire and the development of hybrid seed corn are evidence of its diversified history. The blend of industry and agriculture, coupled with the cultural and recreational facilities of the university and supplemented by easy access to Chicago and Rockford, provide an enjoyable environment in which to live.
APPLICATION INFORMATION:
Submit letter of application, curriculum vita, evidence of teaching effectiveness, three letters of reference, and transcripts to Chair, Search Committee, Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education, AN 223, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL 60115. Complete applications must be received by April 17, 2000. AA/EEO Institution.

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SAN DIEGO UNIVERSITY FOR INTEGRATIVE STUDIES
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

New online graduate level courses in Sport Psychology, Transpersonal Psychology, and General Psychology Starting April 3, 2000
The San Diego University for Integrative Studies is proud to announce the new Distance Learning Program offering online courses in Sport Psychology, Sport Counseling, Transpersonal Psychology and General Psychology. This program brings our university up to the cutting edge of technology and helps to achieve our educational mission to make available to people with the desire to help others quality psychological counseling programs. Online students can also earn Masters and Doctorate Degrees in Sport Psychology, Sport Counseling, and Transpersonal Psychology.
Each class represents essential information for counselors and professional therapists. They also offer students the opportunity to learn from the best professionals in the fields of Sport Psychology and Transpersonal Psychology. The courses chosen reflect our commitment to offer our students access to the very best in current information and the unique opportunity to experience education through modern technology.
Here are some examples of SDUIS innovative online courses:
SPO 600 Sport Psychology Business Principles
SPO 651 Introduction to Sport Counseling
SPO 652 Assessment and Evaluation in Sport Counseling
SPO 653 Adult Fitness and Performance Enhancement
SPO 668 Career Transition and Athletic Retirement
SPO 766 Psychology of Coaching
SPO 754 Nutrition and Lifestyle Management
CTR 670 Introduction to Tibetan Buddhist Psychology
CTR 672 East/West Psychology
CTR 673 Meditation and Mandalas
CTR 770 Birth Death and Intermediate States
TBP 791 East/ West Medical Dialogue
CPS 402 Abnormal Psychology
CPS 403 Theories of Personality
CPS 614 Theories, Therapies, and Issues in Chemical Dependency
CPS 621 Selected Topics: Introduction to the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator
CPS 704 Psychopharmacology
Additional course descriptions are available at www.sduis.edu
For more information and to register contact SDUIS at admissions@sduis.edu
San Diego University for Integrative Studies
5703 Oberlin Drive, Suite 208
San Diego, CA 92121
Phone: (619) 638-1999
Fax: (619) 638-1990
web page: www.sduis.edu
e.mail: admissions@sduis.edu

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Winthrop University
Assistant Professor/Director of NCAA CHAMPS/Life Skills Program
Sport Psychology/Motor Learning

The Department of Health and Physical Education is seeking a dynamic, innovative faculty member to teach sport psychology, motor learning and theory of coaching, and to serve as director of the campus CHAMPS program. We seek a candidate who will be an exemplary teacher, scholar and a productive member of a growing program in Physical Education. We are particularly interested in a person who can work cooperatively and productively at the campus, state and regional levels in order to build on present departmental strengths and potential. In addition, this person must be able to continue the development and enhancement of the campus CHAMPS/Life Skills Program and work with student athletes, coaches and campus resources.
The department is housed within the Richard W. Riley College of Education, which enjoys a strong reputation in the preparation of teachers. The physical education program includes students seeking licensure in teaching Physical Education and those seeking expertise in fitness/wellness areas and sport management. The campus CHAMPS/Life Skills Program is offered by the Athletic Department and serves approximately 250 athletes in 16 different sports.
Major Responsibilities:
Teach a variety of theory and activity courses at undergraduate and graduate levels in areas including Theory of Coaching, Sport Psychology, Motor Development and Motor Learning, Golf, and Aquatics; Advise and mentor undergraduate and graduate students majoring in Physical Education; Serve on university, college and departmental committees; Participate in community and professional organizations; Work with a diverse student population; Direct the continued development of the Winthrop CHAMPS/Life Skills Program for student athletes
Qualifications:
Earned Doctorate in Physical Education or field related to Sport Psychology/Motor Learning (ABD nearing completion may be considered at instructor level in a non-tenure track position); Emerging record of scholarship and successful teaching at the college/university level; Ability to work in collaboration with departmental members in maintaining/strengthening the total Physical Education program; Demonstrated successful experience working in a collegiate athletic setting; Recent experience in P-12 school is desirable; Demonstrated grant writing ability is desirable; Appropriate aquatic certification and/or experience in outdoor education is desirable; Experience in use of instructional technology and use of distance education is highly desirable.
Employment Conditions: A full-time, ten-month, probationary tenure-track position. Salary commensurate with qualifications.
Position Availability: August 15, 2000
Application Procedures:
1) Application review will begin on June 24, 2000. Material received after this date may be considered if a suitable candidate has not been selected.
2) Interested candidates should immediately make their interest known through the submission of the following materials:
(a) A letter of application, including the candidate¹s interest in the position and describing related qualifications;
(b) Current curriculum vita;
(c) Names, addresses, and phone numbers of five professional references;
(d) Selected portfolio materials such as examples of scholarship, course syllabi, etc.
3) Above materials should be sent to: Dr. Maeberta Bobb, Peabody Gymnasium, Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC 29733 (803) 323-3693
Winthrop University is an Equal Opportunity Institution and an Affirmative Action Employer. The University is governed by civil rights laws, including Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended.

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University of Notre Dame
Senior Research Associate
Center for Sport, Character & Culture (CSCC)

Start Date: September 1, 2000 (flexible)
Salary: $32,000 - $38,000
Job Description:
This is a three-year, nontenure track position with a possibility of renewal. The position will be funded through a research grant to the CSCC. The Senior Research Associate would be one of four researchers on the project.
In brief, the research is designed to assess the relationship between sport participation and "character development." There are four components to the investigation. The first will assess relationships among motivational, social, and moral variables, on the one hand, and sport involvement on the other. For this component, classroom surveys will be administered in both public and private schools to children in the fifth, seventh, ninth, and eleventh grades; a subset of these children will be followed longitudinally. The second component examines how the moral and motivational "culture" of sport teams is formed and how it, in turn, influences participant development and behavior. We will focus particularly on football, soccer, basketball, and baseball/softball. The third component will employ semi-structured, in-depth interviews to probe how children deal with experiences of success and failure, what lessons they perceive they have learned from sport, how their spiritual or religious perspective informs their sport experience, and how they make moral decisions, both inside and out of sport. The final component of the project involves meeting with a committed group of coaches over time to develop new strategies of "coaching for character."
The Senior Research Associate will be employed full-time to work on all four components of the research project, with particular focus on the first two. Job responsibilities include (but are not limited to): coordination with school and sport team personnel, instrument development, data collection, data analysis, record keeping, supervision of student interns, and preparation of manuscripts. Since the first two components of the investigation will entail the development of new assessment tools, familiarity with issues of psychological measurement, including means for establishing validity and reliability, is helpful.
Desired job qualifications include a collaborate work style, competence in both quantitative and qualitative research methodologies, familiarity with the culture of youth sports, thorough knowledge of two or more of the research literatures relevant to the project (achievement motivation, self-theory, coaching/leadership, the social psychology of sport teams, moral development, character education), and excellent writing skills.
Women and people of color are especially encouraged to apply.
Application Procedures:
Please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and two letters of reference by June 1, 2000 to:
Drs. David Shields & Brenda Bredemeier, Co-Directors, Center for Sport, Character & Culture, 202 Brownson Hall, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN 46556.

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