JOB NO.: 91166-FA
Work Type: Faculty-Full Time
Department: EDUC/EDUC PSYCHOLOGY
Categories: Instructional, Research, Scientific
Employment Class: Faculty
Position Vacancy ID: 91166-FA
Working Title: Professor
Official Title: PROFESSOR(C20NN) or ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR(C30NN) or ASSISTANT PROFESSOR(C40NN)
Hiring Department: A173000-SCHOOL OF EDUCATION/EDUC PSYCHOLOGY
Anticipated Begin Date: AUGUST 20, 2018
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.
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.
Questions regarding the department or position may be directed to Prof. Amy Bellmore at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please reference PVL #91166 in the subject line.
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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.
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Advertised: Jul 10 2017 Central Daylight Time
Application Close: Sep 15 2017 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time