Madison, WI
Jul 11, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

JOB NO.: 91166-FA

Work Type: Faculty-Full Time


Location: Madison

Categories: Instructional, Research, Scientific

Employment Class: Faculty

Position Vacancy ID: 91166-FA

Working Title: Professor



FTE: 100%

Anticipated Begin Date: AUGUST 20, 2018

Term: N/A

Advertised Salary:

Minimum $64,000 ACADEMIC (9 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Degree and Area of Specialization:

A PhD in Educational Psychology, Psychology or any related discipline is required.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

The candidate must show evidence of appropriate teaching and research experience, including successful receipt of extramural funding. Members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

The ideal candidate is a researcher who studies the impact of secular contemplative interventions (e.g., mindfulness and/or compassion-based interventions) in educational settings and who is interested in strategies to cultivate healthy qualities of mind (awareness, kindness, compassion, equanimity) in developing youth (preK-12) and their teachers and caregivers. Particular emphasis will be given to candidates who approach these questions using rigorous, innovative methodological approaches. Candidates with interests in the development of positive character, growth mindset, and moral and ethical reasoning, are also welcome. Candidates with neuroscientific interests and expertise, and/or who are committed to the development of new measures, are especially encouraged to apply.

Position Summary:

The Department of Educational Psychology's mission is to advance education-related theory and methodology; to improve knowledge about the biological, psychological, technological, and social processes of learning, development, and mental health in diverse populations; and to enhance learning and mental health in educational and community contexts through innovative educational interventions and effective prevention/intervention programs.

The Center for Healthy minds has investigated the science of emotions, contemplative practices and qualities of mind we suspect affect well-being, including attention, resilience, equanimity, savoring positive emotions, kindness, compassion, gratitude and empathy. The Center takes pride in being a global hub for innovations in affective and contemplative neuroscience in addition to well-being across the lifespan.

The successful candidate will actively participate in the research, teaching, and training programs of the Department of Educational Psychology, as well as in the research and outreach missions of the Center for Heathy Minds. The endowed chair would be provided a reduced teaching load and discretionary research funding for work aligned with the mission of the CHM.

Additional Information:

Questions regarding the department or position may be directed to Prof. Amy Bellmore at Please reference PVL #91166 in the subject line.


Amy Bellmore
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Instructions to applicants:

Applicants should submit ONE document containing: a curriculum vitae, a letter of application summarizing research and teaching interests aligned with contemplative education, 2-3 representative publications, and the names of three individuals who can provide letters of reference. Please click on the Apply Now button to begin the application process. For full consideration, all application materials must be received no later than September 15, 2017.

Additional Link: Full Position Details

The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

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Advertised: Jul 10 2017 Central Daylight Time

Application Close: Sep 15 2017 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time


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