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ASSOCIATE/FULL PROFESSOR
Sport and Exercise Psychology
Florida State University

The Florida State University is a comprehensive, graduate-research university with a liberal arts base located in Florida's capitol city of Tallahassee. The College of Education has a long and honored history as the second founded College in the University and offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in 27 fields of study.

The College seeks accomplished, motivated, enthusiastic, and energetic candidates for the following position.

The Department of Educational Psychology and Learning Systems seeks an advanced faculty member to teach graduate level courses and conduct research in the M.S./PhD. program in Sport and Exercise Psychology. The candidate should show evidence of scientific and academic excellence, with a well-established program of research, a history of obtaining external funding, and experience in providing thesis and dissertation supervision. The candidate should show evidence of being an effective teacher, and it is preferred that he or she have experience in organizing and supervising practicum students engaged in consultation with athletes and coaches.

Qualifications include a doctorate in sport psychology, psychology, counseling psychology, sport sciences, motor behavior, kinesiology, or a related field; as well as considerable applied experience working with sport and exercise participants. Prior university teaching and doctoral student mentoring is also required.

Please send application package to Dr. David Pargman, Chair, Search Committee, Department of Educational Psychology and Learning Systems, 307 Stone Building, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, 32306-4453. For further information contact Dr. Pargman at (850) 644-8793 or dpargman@edres.fsu.edu. Deadline for receipt of applications will be January 8, 2004.

Application package should include letter of application documenting interest and qualifications; current vita; and list of names, addresses and telephone numbers of five references who may be contacted (three letters of reference will be required prior to interview), and writing samples.

The Florida State University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and women, minorities and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

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Two Faculty Positions for August 2004
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Department of Exercise and Sport Science

Associate/Full Professor in Physical Activity and Health

Position: Associate/Full Professor, 9-month tenure-track appointment

Responsibilities: Teaching, graduate advising and research supervision in area of physical activity and health; maintaining an active line of research in physical activity and health including collaborative and interdisciplinary projects; establish external funding to support research and programs; and engaging in departmental, university and professional service activities.

Qualifications: Earned doctorate in area related to physical activity and health; established record of scholarly publications and research in area of physical activity and health; interest and experience in graduate and/or undergraduate teaching related to physical activity and health; interest and experience in collaborative research; and success in obtaining external funding.

Application: Review of applications will begin December 12, 2003 and continue until the position is filled. Applicants should send a cover letter of application, current resume, and contact information for three references to Keith Howell, PhD, Chair of ESS Search Committee, School of Health and Human Performance, 229 HHP Building, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, NC 27402. UNCG is an EEO/AA employer.

Assistant/Associate Professor in Sport and Exercise Psychology

Position: Assistant/Associate Professor, 9-month tenure-track appointment

Responsibilities: Teaching, advising and research supervision in sport and exercise psychology at undergraduate and graduate levels; maintaining active line of research; and engaging in departmental, university and professional service activities.

Qualifications: Earned doctorate in sport and exercise psychology or related area; demonstrated potential for nationally recognized scholarly research; interest and experience in teaching sport and exercise psychology; interest and experience in collaborative research; and potential for obtaining external funding.

Application: Review of applications will begin December 15, 2003 and continue until position is filled. Send letter of application, current vita and 3 letters of reference to: Diane L. Gill, Search Committee Chair, Dept of Exercise & Sport Science, P.O. Box 26170, UNCG, Greensboro, NC 27402-6170. UNCG is an EEO/AA employer.

General Information: UNC Greensboro, one of 16 campuses in the University of North Carolina system, is a doctoral research-intensive university with nearly 15,000 students, including 3,000 graduate students. The Department of Exercise and Sport Science, with 20 full-time faculty members, is one of 5 departments in the School of Health and Human Performance. The department is located in a modern facility with extensive classroom, laboratory and gymnasia space, and offers B.S., M.S., M.Ed., Ph.D. and EdD degrees. (see http http://www.uncg.edu/ess for more information). Check the UNCG job postings at: http://provost.uncg.edu/epa/JobLists/index.asp for details and current information. You may address questions to Dr. Diane Gill via e-mail: dlgill@uncg.edu

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Assistant or Associate Professor in the Professional Counseling Program
Argosy University/Phoenix

Argosy University/Phoenix invites applications for a full-time non-tenure track faculty position in the professional counseling program to begin January 2004. Teaching duties will include courses such as, counseling theories, abnormal psychology, career counseling, group counseling, and practicum seminar. Normal teaching load: 8 courses per year. Other duties will include advising students, coordinating practicum and establishing new sites, participating in the admissions process, and campus governance. Opportunities to teach and/or supervise in the Sport-Exercise Psychology program may be available. Doctoral degree in counseling psychology or counselor education preferred. Previous teaching experience at the undergraduate or graduate level, familiarity with coordinating counseling practicum sites, and licensed as a professional counselor or psychologist preferred. License eligible candidates will also be reviewed. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Argosy University/Phoenix is a for-profit institution of higher learning located 10 miles north of the downtown Phoenix area. Review of applications will begin in early October 2003 and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and names, addresses, and phone numbers of three references to: Dr. Bart Lerner, Chair, Professional Counseling Search Committee, Argosy University/Phoenix, 2301 W. Dunlap Ave, Suite 211, Phoenix, Arizona, 85021; e-mail blerner@argosyu.edu; fax 602-216-2601. Argosy University/Phoenix is an equal opportunity employer and encourages the nomination and application of women and members of racial and ethnic minority groups. For more information about Argosy University/Phoenix visit our Web site at http://www.argosyu.edu/.

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National Football Foundation’s
Play It Smart Program
Internship/Job Description
Play It Smart Academic Coach; Chicago, Ill.

The Academic Coach assists the head football coach of a participating Play It Smart high school in establishing policies and procedures that will enable student-athletes to achieve their individual and team academic, career, athletic and personal goals. The Academic Coaches, working directly with student athletes, school personnel, parents, and coaches, are trained to carry out multiple responsibilities within Play It Smart schools. They are central figures in managing the day-to-day operations of the program and receive supervision from the Play It Smart Academic Consultant, the Play It Smart Director and Regional Coordinator, and the Head Football Coach of the participating school.

Qualifications: The Academic Coach position requires a minimum of a bachelor’s degree (graduate degree preferred), experience working with students, and experience with or demonstrated appreciation of interscholastic athletics. Students currently enrolled in Master’s or Doctoral programs may be able to use the Play It Smart experience as fieldwork or an internship. Demonstrated ability to build working relationships with a broad range of people is essential along with the ability to listen and communicate effectively, establish trust, build rapport, and work in diverse settings. The position requires the demonstrated ability to carry out multiple responsibilities ranging from counseling in a one on one setting to presenting a workshop on a particular life skill. A working knowledge of basic computer skills, college admission procedures, NCAA eligibility rules, and career and life planning strategies are beneficial.

Duties: The performance of each Academic Coach will be evaluated based on the following duties and responsibilities:

  1. Provide guidance and career counseling to student athletes;
  2. Monitor academic progress of student athletes;
  3. Create an academic support system (i.e. study tables, tutoring, etc.) to supplement what is already offered within the school;
  4. Refer student-athletes to specialized community and professional resources if these services are not available within the school;
  5. Recruit and organize volunteer mentors, tutors, etc.;
  6. Determine the ‘team obstacles’ and provide workshops to develop the necessary life skills/transferable skills which address these issues;
  7. Assist participants in setting individual and team academic and community service goals;
  8. Determine obstacles to goal attainment and provide workshops to develop the necessary life skills/transferable skills to address these issues;
  9. Facilitate communication and collaboration among school personnel, parents, community leaders, and student athletes;
  10. Develop initiatives to foster attainment of Play It Smart goals;
  11. Mobilize parent groups to reinforce initiatives;
  12. Collect data for evaluation and outcomes assessment;
  13. Prepare a report for Regional Coordinator and Director to be submitted at the end of each marking cycle;
  14. Coordinate team’s community service activities by partnering with local groups and organizations;
  15. Meet with coaching staff and parents to discuss academic and career planning when necessary;
  16. Update all files, including the NCAA Clearinghouse worksheet, at the conclusion of each academic year;
  17. Complete other duties as assigned by the Regional Coordinator, Director, and/or Head Coach.

    Compensation: Academic Coaches receive stipends of up to $15,000 per year and work 20-25 hours/week.

    To Apply: Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume or vita highlighting their experience assisting student athletes achieve academic, athletic, and personal goals, and three letters of recommendation to:

    Kelly O’Brien
    Project Coordinator
    NFF Center
    Springfield College
    263 Alden St.
    Springfield, MA 01109

    You may also fax to 413-731-3413.

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