Northern Arizona University has announced a 1-year non-tenure track, Assistant Clinical Professor, Educational Psychology, academic year position based in Flagstaff, Arizona in the Department of Educational Psychology. The appointment will begin Fall 2021 academic semester. This is a one-year academic appointment.

The Department of Educational Psychology is part of the College of Education and offers Master’s degrees in School Counseling, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Student Affairs Counseling, Human Relations, a PhD in Combined Counseling/School Psychology, a PsyD in Clinical Psychology, and an EdS in School Psychology. Instruction is offered via in-person, blended, and on-line modalities. The Department of Educational Psychology has statewide locations that also offer accredited programs. For more information about the Department of Educational Psychology, visit: NAU will not provide any U.S. immigration support or sponsorship for this position.

The Department of Educational Psychology (EPS) is seeking to fill an Assistant Clinical Professor, Educational Psychology position at our Flagstaff Mountain campus beginning in August 2021. The EPS Department seeks candidates who possess innovative instructional methodology, experience in research and supervision, and diverse experiences and professional proficiencies. Additional expectations include excellence in teaching and mentoring diverse students.The position is a 9-month non-tenure-track faculty line.


  1. Teach undergraduate and graduate classes with an educational psychology focus for the EPS programs. Possible course assignments include, but are not limited to: Educational Psychology for Educators, Human Development, Self-Management Techniques, Educational Psychology Applied to Learning, or Tests and Measurements
  2. Teach in-person, with some blended or online courses to students in Flagstaff and to extended campus sites
  3. Assist in recruiting and advising educational psychology students
  4. Fulfill service responsibilities to the department, college, university, and the profession

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Earned Doctorate in Educational Psychology or related field by date of hire
  2. College teaching experience (can include college teaching as a graduate assistant)

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Two or more years of relevant undergraduate or graduate level teaching experience in the area of educational psychology, or related field
  2. Ability/experience or strong interest in recruiting, advising, and mentoring graduate students
  3. Ability/experience working with graduate students on research projects, presentations, and publications
  4. Ability or strong interest in working with distance technologies, such as web-based instruction
  5. Demonstrated strong interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively with department chairs, other program directors/coordinators, faculty, staff, students, and associated members of the professional community
  6. Ability to work effectively with people from a variety of culturally diverse backgrounds, including rural and southwest populations
  7. Evidence of a strong professional identity, and an active involvement or leadership roles in educational psychology related professional associations, such as AERA or APA

General Information

Northern Arizona University has a student population of 29,569, including approximately 21,000 on its main campus in Flagstaff and the remainder at more than 20 locations statewide and online.

Committed to a diverse and civil working and learning environment, NAU has earned a solid reputation as a university with all the features of a large institution but with a personal touch. NAU carefully balances teaching, scholarship and service with a faculty and staff dedicated to each student’s success.  All faculty members are expected to promote student learning and help students achieve academic outcomes. For information about diversity, access and equity at NAU, see the Center for University Access and Inclusion webpage.

While our emphasis is undergraduate education, we offer a wide range of graduate programs and research that extend to such national concerns as forest health and bioterrorism. Our institution has carefully integrated on-campus education with distance learning, forming seamless avenues for students to earn degrees.

Flagstaff has a population of about 70,000, rich in cultural diversity. Located at the base of the majestic San Francisco Peaks, Flagstaff is 140 miles north of Phoenix at the intersection of Interstate 17 and Interstate 40.

With its elevation of 7,000 feet and four-season climate, Flagstaff is ideal for year-round outdoor activities. Nearby attractions include the Grand Canyon, Lowell Observatory, Oak Creek Canyon, Sedona, Monument Valley, Sunset Crater, Meteor Crater, and Arizona Snowbowl.

Learn more at the full job announcement, here.