Assistant Professor in Educational Psychology - 2 Positions Available

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Job Title Assistant Professor in Educational Psychology - 2 Positions Available

Internal Title


Band Unclassified

Requisition Number 011029

Minimum Salary Salary commensurate with qualifications.

Salary Range

Pay Basis 9 months

Department Educational Studies

Campus USC Columbia

Expected Fill Date 8/16/2017

Job Posting Date 10-10-2016

Reopen Date

Minimum Posting Period Ends 10-16-2016

Job Close Date

Type of Position

Job Type Full-Time

Job Category Faculty

If Research Grant/Time Limited, indicate the benefits provided

Job Description

The Department of Educational Studies at the University of South Carolina (UofSC) is seeking applications for two (2) full-time (9-month) tenure track positions in Educational Psychology at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin August 2017. The Educational Psychology and Research program at the University of South Carolina currently offers a M.Ed. and Ph.D. UofSC's College of Education and the Educational Psychology and Research Program are committed to enhancing research productivity and fostering thriving doctoral programs. Toward that end, faculty in the Educational Psychology and Research Program have obtained grants from state and federal funding agencies such as the South Carolina Department of Education, U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Science Foundation, and Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.

The successful candidate will join a team of faculty and will be expected to: (1) establish a rigorous and ongoing agenda for research in the field of educational psychology; (2) seek external funding to support one's research agenda and graduate students; (3) teach educational psychology courses face-to-face and/or online at the undergraduate and/or graduate level in areas such as human development, motivation, cognition, learning and instruction, educational research methods, and educational technology; (4) provide advisement and research mentoring to graduate students pursuing a M.Ed. or a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology and Research; (5) participate in program recruitment, admissions, evaluations, and development; and (6) serve on departmental, college, and university committees.

The University of South Carolina has a strong commitment to the principles of diversity and is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Minorities, women, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The University embraces family-friendly policies that provide a work environment and an academic culture supportive of faculty members and their families. The University is also responsive to the needs of dual career families.

Minimum Qualifications
Applicants must have (1) an earned doctorate in Educational Psychology or closely related area by August 2017, (2) evidence of a focused research agenda, (3) successful grant experience or potential to develop extramural funding, (4) ability to teach and advise graduate students at the master's and doctoral levels, and (5) the ability to work cooperatively with colleagues.

Preferred Qualifications
Preference will be given to applicants with (1) expertise in advanced quantitative methods (e.g., structural equation modeling, hierarchical linear modeling, analysis of large-scale and/or longitudinal data) and/or mixed methods research, (2) substantive expertise and/or experience teaching core areas in educational psychology (e.g., development, motivation, cognition, learning and instruction, research methods) and/or educational technology (e.g., multimedia or online learning, instructional design), (3) face-to-face and/or online teaching experience, and (4) demonstrated experience in mentoring graduate student research.

Documents which must be associated with this posting
Cover Letter
Other Document (See Special Instructions)
Writing Sample
List of References

Special Instructions to Applicants
Application materials accepted online include: a letter of application, a current curriculum vita, and a list of at least three professional references to include e-mail addresses and phone numbers. In addition to the other required documents associated with this job posting, please note the following:

1) Please upload a copy of your unofficial academic transcript for terminal degree(s) under the "Other Documents" tab in this job posting. Please note the official copies will be required of finalists.

2) Please upload two sample publications or pieces of scholarly work under the "Writing Sample" tab in this job posting.

Review of completed applications will begin October 15, 2016 and continue until the position is filled.

Inquiries should be address to Dr. Matthew Irvin, Search Committee Chair, [email protected]

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Posted: 10/10/2016
Application Due: 12/6/2016
Work Type: Full Time