Assistant Professor of Educational Psychology

Assistant Professor of Educational Psychology

Department of Secondary and Middle Grades Education

Kennesaw State University is now accepting applications for a nine-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Educational Psychology faculty position in the Department of Secondary and Middle Grades Education, Bagwell College of Education.

Position Responsibilities:

The Assistant Professor of Educational Psychology will be expected to teach primarily online courses at the graduate and undergraduate level (e.g., educational psychology, advanced study of learning, cognition and development, motivation, and/or other relevant courses), serve on dissertation committees, maintain an active research agenda, and provide service to the Department of Secondary and Middle Grades Education, Bagwell College of Education, and Kennesaw State University (e.g. program coordination, development, and/or evaluation). The candidate will be expected to demonstrate a strong commitment to serving on applied research projects and to improving educational practice through collaboration with schools and community organizations. The candidate may have the opportunity to teach coursework in his or her cognate or additional area of specialization. This is a nine-month tenure-track position.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • A doctorate from a university with Carnegie status of RIII or higher at time degree was conferred.
  • An additional area of specialization (e.g. gifted education, qualitative research methods, assessment, content area expertise).
  • A demonstrated professional disposition toward conducting and disseminating research informing and improving P-20 educational practice.
  • Experience working with graduate students.
  • Experience developing online and/or hybrid courses.
  • Experience working with/in public or private schools.

Required Education, qualifications, and experience:

  • A doctorate in Educational Psychology or a closely-related field or foreign equivalent. Applicants with the training, ability, and/or experience equivalent to the minimum degree may be considered. ABDs close to completion will be considered. Must have doctorate in hand by August 1, 2018.
  • Credentials appropriate to hold academic rank of a tenure-track assistant professor. See tenure and promotion guidelines at
  • Commitment to teach online courses.
  • Evidence of the ability to conduct scholarly activity.
  • Evidence of a commitment to working in an environment that fosters diversity and collaboration.

The Bagwell College of Education (BCOE) is one of the largest and strongest teacher preparation units in the University System of Georgia offering bachelor's, master's, educational specialist, and doctor of education degree programs. All educator preparation programs are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and approved by Georgia's Professional Standards Commission (PSC). KSU's conceptual framework for educator preparation is the Collaborative Development of Expertise in Teaching, Learning, and Leadership. This collaboration, including service and support units, is carried out both through the college's five academic departments (Educational Leadership, Elementary and Early Childhood Education, Inclusive Education, Instructional Technology, and Secondary and Middle Grades Education) and in conjunction with other members of KSU's Educator Preparation Provider (EPP). The EPP, the university's umbrella organization for preparing educators, includes 13 departments from five colleges all of which collaborate on the design, delivery, approval, and accreditation of all educator preparation programs. The EPP serves as a model of university-wide responsibility for teacher education; field-based collaboration with practicing professionals and partner schools; infusion of technology for enhanced teaching and learning; and best practices for the inclusion of English learners and students with exceptionalities. Kennesaw State University has a strong commitment to hiring a diverse faculty and encourages applications from underrepresented groups. The BCOE wishes to reinforce this and to provide an inclusive learning environment to prepare students for personal and professional success in an increasingly multicultural and global society. Candidates are therefore encouraged to address in their applications how they can contribute to the diversity of the community.

For more than 50 years, Kennesaw State University has been known for its entrepreneurial spirit and sense of community. Offering campuses in Marietta and Kennesaw, the university is located just north of Atlanta and combines a suburban setting with access to one of the country's most dynamic cities. As Georgia's third-largest university, Kennesaw State offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate degrees, including a growing number of doctoral programs. Designated by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia as a comprehensive university, Kennesaw State is committed to becoming a world-class academic institution positioned to broaden its academic and research missions and expand its scope on a local, regional and national level.

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Kennesaw State University, a member of the University System of Georgia, is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, and/or veteran status.

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