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Core Faculty/Fieldwork Coordinator - MA Sport Psychology


Department/Program: College of Psychology and Holistic Studies

Type: Full-time

Location: Pleasant Hill Campus

The College of Psychology and Holistic Studies at John F. Kennedy University is pleased to announce that we are hiring for a full-time faculty member in the MA in Sport Psychology Program at the Pleasant Hill campus. Exempt positions come with benefits that include 403(b) retirement eligibility and some tuition waiver benefits.

Key responsibilities include teaching classes of 18 quarter-units per year (both on-site and  online) within the curriculum; other responsibilities will include administrative duties associated with the position, for example, placing interns, working with fieldwork sites in our global network, tracking student progress, mentoring students, and providing meta-supervision. It is also expected that the role will include participating actively in program, college, and university-wide committees and functions; maintaining a program of scholarship or professional or community service; and other faculty activities as assigned by the Program Chair. 

Applicants should be certified by the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) or close to being awarded full certified status.  Applicants should also have a doctorate in sport psychology or a related field. Candidates who are ABD may apply, though they will need to provide evidence of being close to completion. Preferred qualifications include applied experience in the field, expertise teaching online, as well as evidence of successful supervision of students in applied sport psychology. The program seeks faculty with a personal and professional commitment to and experience in applied sport psychology.

A history of higher education teaching and experience in supervision of students in applied sport psychology and teaching performance enhancement/mental training skills to trainees is desired. Experience of working in the field with a diverse range of performers in terms of demographics and skill levels, comfort with the use of technology for online teaching, strong organizational skills, and a record of clear dissemination of their work to the field and the public are all strongly desired.

Candidates must be eligible to work in the U.S. as JFK University is unable to sponsor work visas at this time.

Review of applications will begin January 4, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled.

To obtain more information, please send your cover letter, CV (including reference information) to Human Resources via email at with SPORT PSYCHOLOGY in the subject line, fax to 926.969.3451 or mail to:

John F. Kennedy University
100 Ellinwood Way
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523