Tenure-track Assistant Professor Position in School Psychology

Location
Austin, TX
Posted
Oct 11, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Department of Educational Psychology - College of Education - The University of Texas at Austin
Location: Austin, TX
Open: Sep 1, 2017

Description
The School Psychology Program in the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Texas at Austin is seeking applicants for a tenure-track, assistant professor position to begin August 2018. Areas of research and teaching are open; however, we are especially interested in candidates whose research focuses on intellectual or psychoeducational assessment, academic intervention, school consultation, and/or neuropsychology. The successful applicant will teach courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels, conduct research, obtain external funding, and mentor students. We are committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community and welcome candidates who will contribute to diversity and inclusion in higher education through their teaching, research, and service.

The School Psychology Program has a long and rich tradition of excellence and leadership in scholarship and training. It was the first accredited and now the longest continuously accredited doctoral school psychology program by the American Psychological Association. The faculty are a vibrant group of scholars with interdisciplinary interests, collaborations, and external funding support. Faculty research interests include school mental health, evidence-based intervention, pediatric psychology, integrated behavioral health, and research methodology. Doctoral program students complete a school-focused program during their first two years and have the opportunity to specialize their program in subsequent years. The master's program is geared toward students who are interested in doctoral-level work in the future.

The Department of Educational Psychology, currently ranked #6 among public universities according to the US News and Report, includes four program areas: Quantitative Methods; Human Development, Culture & Learning Sciences; School Psychology; and Counseling Psychology (also APA accredited). The department is housed within the College of Education; the college and all departments are consistently ranked among the top 10 among public universities nationally. The college provides excellent faculty support including an Office of Educational Research Support, Instructional Innovation Support Center, and Instructional Technology Center.

The University of Texas at Austin is a dynamic institution with extensive opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration and partnerships within and beyond the university. Notably, the first medical school in nearly 50 years to be built from the ground up at a top tier AAU research university opened in June 2016 at UT-Austin. The Department of Educational Psychology has one of three currently approved joint MD-MA degree programs with the Dell Medical School. Faculty and students have other collaborative training and research opportunities with the Dell Medical School, Dell Children's Hospital, and with the Department-affiliated Texas Child Study Center, as well as with local public and charter schools. Austin is ranked one of the most livable cities in the nation with extensive and diverse entertainment and recreational opportunities.


Qualifications
Areas of research and teaching are open; however, we are especially interested in candidates whose research focuses on intellectual or psychoeducational assessment, academic intervention, school consultation, and/or neuropsychology. The successful applicant will teach courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels, conduct research, obtain external funding, and mentor students.


Application Instructions
Review of applicants will begin by October 2, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. Applicants should have an earned doctorate from an APA-accredited School Psychology program prior to August 2018. The application packet should include: a cover letter of interest that details how the applicant's experience and interests meet the requirements of the position; a current curriculum vitae; and three letters of recommendation. Submit application materials through Interfolio.

Questions regarding the position may be directed to the chair of the search committee (Timothy Keith, tzkeith@austin.utexas.edu ).


The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

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