Tenure-track Assistant Professor Position in Human Development, Culture and Learning Sciences

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 Human Development, Culture and Learning Sciences 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. We are especially interested in applicants with research expertise in one or more of the following areas: motivation and affective processes and the application of learning principles to educative environments.

Successful candidates will have a strong scholarly record in their research area, potential or evidence of success at obtaining external funding, and experience teaching at the college level. Candidates are preferred who examine applications of motivation and learning theory to understanding student success, especially for students from diverse backgrounds.

With core values reflecting an appreciation for cultural perspectives and rigorous research, our faculty work in a wide range of areas including motivation, learning, psycholinguistics, cognition, instruction, multicultural psychology, parenting and family relationships, international studies in development, and child, student, and professional development. For more information on areas currently represented by the faculty, please visit our website (https://education.utexas.edu/departments/educational-psychology)

The nationally ranked Department of Educational Psychology contains four doctoral degree programs: Quantitative Methods; Human Development, Culture & Learning Sciences; Counseling Psychology; and School Psychology (both APA accredited). The broad focus of the department is scholarship related to health and learning throughout the life span. The department is committed to an inclusive and diverse working and learning environment. The Department of Educational Psychology is committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community and advancing scholars from underrepresented groups.

The department is situated within the College of Education, which has consistently been ranked in the top 10 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 recently opened at UT-Austin in June 2016. Austin is ranked one of the most livable cities in the nation with extensive and diverse entertainment and recreational opportunities.


Qualifications
We are especially interested in applicants with research expertise in one or more of the following areas: motivation and affective processes and the application of learning principles to educative environments.

Successful candidates will have a strong scholarly record in their research area, potential or evidence of success at obtaining external funding, and experience teaching at the college level. Candidates are preferred who examine applications of motivation and learning theory to understanding student success, especially for students from diverse backgrounds.


Application Instructions
Review of applicants will begin by October 1, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. 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:


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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