Boston University Wheelock School of Education & Human Development — Associate Professor of Counseling Psychology

The Wheelock College of Education & Human Development at Boston University invites applications for a full-time Associate Professor (with tenure) of Counseling Psychology, with an emphasis in Sport Psychology. We are seeking a faculty member who shares BU Wheelock’s commitment to the preparation of leaders in the Sport Psychology field.

The Counseling Psychology and Applied Human Development Department believes that the cultural and social diversity of our faculty, staff, and students is vitally important to the distinction and excellence of our research and academic programs. To that end, we are especially eager to have join our ranks a colleague who supports our institutional commitment to ensuring BU is inclusive, equitable, diverse, and a place where all constituents can thrive. In addition, we seek candidates with a background in educating sport psychology graduate students, and a record of publishing within the Sport Psychology field. We seek an individual with a thorough understanding of the Certified Mental Performance Consultant certification. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to provide leadership for the master’s and doctoral Sport Psychology programs, to mentor and advise graduate students, to teach graduate-level courses, to engage in sport-psychology related research, and to provide service to the university and profession.

This Associate Professor position begins July 1, 2020. Applicants from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.

Please note that as stated above, Boston University believes that cultural and social diversity is vitally important to the distinction and excellence of our research and academic programs. In your application materials, we welcome a description of how, as a scholar, teacher, or community member, you would engage and sustain the commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion articulated in Boston University’s diversity statement (

Required Qualifications

  • Doctorate in Counseling Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Kinesiology/Sport Science, or Related-Field
  • Established record of teaching graduate-level courses in sport psychology
  • Established record of research (e.g., publications, grants) in the Sport Psychology field

Preferred Qualifications

  • CMPC (Certified Mental Performance Consultant – AASP, Association of Applied Sport Psychology) or CMPC eligible
  • Licensed clinician at the EdM or doctoral level

Inquiries may be directed to the Chair of the Search Committee: Dr. Melissa Holt

Review of applications will begin November 1, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.

Applicants should submit the following documents electronically to

Application Materials Required:

  • Cover letter explaining suitability for position
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Three letters of reference (to be submitted online by the reference writers at the above-referenced site)
  • 2-3 peer-reviewed journal articles

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.