Psychology: Assistant Professor in Educational Psychology

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Job ID 14637
Location UW Eau Claire;Eau Claire, WI
Full/Part Time Full-Time
Regular/Temporary Regular


The Department of Psychology is excited to search for a full-time, tenure track faculty member at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning August 26, 2019. The successful individual will have an area of concentration in Educational Psychology with a preference given for scholars who can also teach undergraduate research methods.


Doctorate or ABD in Educational or Child Psychology from a regionally accredited higher education institution is required. ABD applicants must provide evidence that the doctoral degree will be completed by the performance review (March, 2019). Evidence of effective undergraduate teaching is required; experience teaching Educational Psychology, Research Methods, advanced statistics and/or Introduction to Psychology will be considered an asset. Ability to bring diverse cultural and ethnic perspectives to the department and the campus, and/or a commitment to serving as a mentor for traditionally underrepresented students will be considered assets.


Teach 12 credits each semester of courses as assigned in the Psychology Department, including Educational Psychology and Research Methods. Participate in research and scholarly activities, provide academic advising to students as assigned, engage in service to the university and community, and participate in department/program, college, and university committee work.


Nineteen full time faculty members and one post-doctoral scholar in the Psychology Department represent a broad range of specialty areas including a highly successful graduate program in School Psychology. We serve more than 550 undergraduate psychology students, 250 declared minors and over 30 graduate students. For more details, visit our department website at or our facebook page at


The University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire campus consists of approximately 11,500 students and approximately 600 faculty members and administrative/professional staff. UW-Eau Claire is the UW System’s only Center for Excellence for faculty and undergraduate research; faculty members and students regularly work side-by-side on original research that often results in peer reviewed publications and presentations at national conferences. UW- Eau Claire has recently partnered with the community of Eau Claire and the State of Wisconsin to develop new fine arts facilities.

Often described as Wisconsin’s most beautiful campus, UW- Eau Claire’s campus spans the banks of the Chippewa River in the heart of Eau Claire, western Wisconsin’s largest city. Eau Claire and the surrounding countryside have many scenic rivers, lakes, parks, bike trails, and wooded areas where students and community members enjoy seasonal sports, camping, and a variety of other recreational activities.

A city of 65,000, Eau Claire is a vibrant community with employment opportunities for family members and outstanding schools for children. Eau Claire offers three hospital systems, affordable housing, and a vibrant music scene. Eau Claire is just 90 miles from Minneapolis and St. Paul, which offer world-class theatre, symphony and chamber orchestras, and opera and restaurants, as well as professional sports and shopping.


Application materials are to be uploaded at the following site:

Search for the Psychology: Assistant Professor in Educational Psychology Job ID # 14637. Please upload a single pdf including the following:

  • letter of application,
  • statements of teaching and research interests,
  • unofficial graduate school transcript,
  • curriculum vitae,
  • summary of student evaluations (if available), and
  • a sample of scholarly work.
  • Confidential letters of recommendation should be sent directly to Dr. Douglas Matthews, Chair of Psychology, at [email protected]

For questions related to this position, contact Douglas B Matthews at [email protected]

To ensure full consideration, completed applications must be received by October 15, 2018. However, screening will continue until the position is filled. The university reserves the right to contact additional references with notice given to the candidates at an appropriate time in the process. A criminal background check is required prior to employment.

The UW-Eau Claire Police Department is dedicated to maintaining a safe and secure environment for learning and working. Although crime at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire is limited, the University Police want students, faculty and staff to be aware of crime on campus and the area surrounding the campus. The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act is a federal law that requires colleges and universities to disclose annual information about campus crime. Visit Campus Security and Fire Report ( . Also visit our Campus Security Authority policy (

UW-Eau Claire is an AA/EEO/Veterans/Disability employer dedicated to enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion.





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Posted: 10/11/2018
Application Due: 12/10/2018
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