Embedded Sport Psychologist Position

University of North Carolina at Charlotte,

Counseling & Psychological Services/Athletics Department
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Last Posted:

Tue, Oct 24th, '23


Review of applications will begin immediately and will be accepted through 11/8/23.

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Proposed Hire Date: 01/02/2024

Last Updated:

Tue, Oct 24th, '23


The Price Center for Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte is seeking qualified applicants for a full-time 12-month embedded position in Athletics as a Sport Psychologist, to begin on or before January 2, 2024. The position is housed within Athletics and jointly reports to CAPS and Athletics. The Sport Psychologist will deliver clinical services to student-athletes, including members of Charlotte’s cheerleading squad; provide consultation to teams, coaches, and other staff; and deliver educational programming. Additionally, the position will oversee the continued development of a growing program to provide psychological services to student-athletes and teams, including assisting with supervision of a post-doctoral position in sport psychology.

Required qualifications include a doctoral degree in Clinical or Counseling Psychology from an accredited institution of higher learning, eligibility for licensure as a psychologist in North Carolina, completion of an APA-accredited doctoral internship, strong counseling skills within a brief therapy model, and clinical experience with young adults. Candidates must have familiarity and understanding of intercollegiate athletics and athletics department culture.

Preferred qualifications include experience working with high-level athletes, preferably in the collegiate setting; expertise in strengths-based psychological skills training; credentials as a Certified Consultant from the Association for Applied Sports Psychology (AASP); strong presentation skills; and demonstrated ability to collaborate within Athletics, CAPS, and throughout the university community. Strong preference will be given to candidates with clinical experience and demonstrated collaboration, advocacy, and liaison relationships with diverse student populations. Salary and benefits are competitive.

The Charlotte 49ers are UNC Charlotte’s NCAA Division I athletic program. Members of the American Athletic Conference, the Charlotte 49ers currently sponsor teams in 19 NCAA sports. For men, sports include baseball, basketball, cross-country, football, golf, soccer, tennis, indoor track and field, and outdoor track and field. For women, sports include basketball, cross-country, soccer, softball, tennis, indoor track and field, outdoor track and field, golf, lacrosse and volleyball.

The Price Center for Counseling & Psychological Services is a vibrant workplace, providing individual, group, workshop and outreach services to a highly diverse student body and significant consultation services to the community. UNC Charlotte Counseling & Psychological Services is IACS-accredited and is an APA-accredited doctoral internship site. The Center offers training to beginning and advanced practicum students in psychology, counseling, and social work, to students in our APA-accredited doctoral program, and to postdoctoral residents.

UNC Charlotte is North Carolina's urban research institution. Our campus is located in the Piedmont of North Carolina, just two hours from the Blue Ridge Mountains and three hours from the Atlantic Ocean. With over 30,000 enrolled students, including over 5,000 master’s and doctoral candidates, UNC Charlotte is among the largest institutions in the UNC System. It leverages its location in the state’s largest city to offer internationally competitive programs of research and creative activity and exemplary undergraduate, graduate and professional programs coupled with a focused set of community engagement initiatives that enrich the region’s quality of life.

Apply electronically by submitting a letter of interest outlining experience with the required qualifications and the applicable preferred qualifications, current resume, and full contact information for three references at https://jobs.charlotte.edu/postings/52544.  Only electronic submissions will be accepted. Review of applications will begin immediately and will be accepted through 11/8/23.