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Assistant Professor Exercise Psychology/Physical Activity Promotion - Georgia State University

State: Atlanta, GA
Position: Assistant Professor Exercise Psychology/Physical Activity Promotion (Log #20-007)
Deadline: November 1, 2018
Posted: August 10, 2018

Job Description / Duties

The Department of Kinesiology and Health at Georgia State University invites applications for a full-time, ten-month, tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Exercise Psychology beginning August 2019.

The successful candidate will conduct a scholarly research program focused on the promotion of physical activity that includes seeking external funding, publishing in peer-reviewed journals, and presenting at professional conferences. Duties will also include teaching courses within the Exercise Science undergraduate and master’s programs, and/or the Exercise Psychology doctoral concentration, and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students. Additional expectations include service to the department, university, and profession.

Qualifications / Required Skills

The successful candidate must have a doctorate by the time of appointment in Kinesiology, Exercise Science, or a closely related field with a specialization in Physical Activity Promotion (e.g., Exercise and Sport Psychology, Health Psychology, Behavioral Medicine, Health Promotion). Candidates should have a demonstrated record of excellence in scholarship, experience with interdisciplinary research, a clearly articulated research program, and strong teaching experience. Additionally, candidates must have a commitment to working successfully with diverse student populations. This position offers an excellent opportunity to develop an independent research program within a supportive interdisciplinary environment. Collaboration with colleagues in the department, college, university, and related research community is strongly encouraged.

Additional Information

Qualified candidates should send email with a single PDF file with the following documents to with “Exercise Psychology Position Application” in the subject line.

A complete application packet should include:
• Letter of application addressing the specified qualifications
• Curriculum Vita
• Copy of transcripts of last degree
• Statement of research interests and goals
• Statement of teaching philosophy and evidence of teaching effectiveness, if available
• Copies of at least two recent scholarly peer reviewed publications

In addition, three (3) current letters of recommendations are required to complete the application; however, letters should be sent directly to the search committee (not included in the above packet).

Preference will be given to applications and supporting documents received by November 1, 2018, but the position will remain open until a suitable candidate is selected. The expected start date is August 2019.

Please be advised that should you be recommended for the position; the University System of Georgia Board of Regents policy requires the completion of a background check as a prior condition of employment.

Contact Information

Inquiries should be directed to Dr. Rebecca Ellis, Chair of the search committee, at or 404-413-8370. More information about the Department of Kinesiology & Health can be found on the department website (

Employer Profile

The Department of Kinesiology and Health is located in the College of Education and Human Development and is home to one of the most popular majors at Georgia State University. The Kinesiology and Health department serves over 1000 graduate and undergraduate students annually, with a reputation for excellent teaching with a diverse student body. Twenty-two tenured, tenure-track faculty and clinical faculty members in the department contribute to Georgia State University’s top 10 rankings in both the most innovative university and best undergraduate teaching in the U.S by the U.S. News and World Reports in 2017. Faculty have a history of external funding from the National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of State, and various private agencies and organizations, and collaborate with the Neuroscience Institute, Physical Therapy, Public Health, Nutrition, Communication, and Robinson College of Business departments, as well as the Urban Studies Institute at Georgia State University. The department supports state-of-the-art research and teaching laboratories in biomechanics, applied physiology, muscle biology, cardiovascular physiology, sport business, and physical education pedagogy, as well as Centers in Movement & Rehabilitation Research, and Sport and Urban Policy.

Georgia State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate again applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, veteran status, or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.