The Indiana University School of Education seeks a colleague for an assistant professor, tenure track position in the Learning Sciences Program. We are interested in applications from a diverse pool of scholars whose research explores issues of diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice within learning sciences.

As program faculty, we believe that it is not possible to truly study learning without attending to issues of diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice. This includes supporting a wide range of scholars, diverse approaches to pursuing research, and deep, thoughtful engagement with learners in a variety of spaces in a respectful and supportive manner. Our goal is to find a colleague who shares this vision and is enthusiastic about helping to support students at IU in pursuing this kind of mindful research within their own careers.

As an assistant professor it is expected that they will pursue an active research agenda, teach at the graduate and undergraduate levels, mentor diverse graduate students and serve as an active member of the School of Education, the University, and Learning Sciences professional communities.

Interested candidates should possess the following qualifications:

Required Qualifications:

  • A doctorate in learning sciences or related discipline with a research focus on diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice as they relate to learning. Candidates must have an earned doctorate by the start of the appointment: current ABDs are welcome to apply.
  • A strong background in qualitative, quantitative, or mixed methodologies including design-based research for studying learning.
  • Candidates should have a demonstrated trajectory of moving toward increasingly independent scholarship in the learning sciences, along with a well-defined research agenda that focuses on diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice within the learning sciences.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • We are interested in colleagues with interests in a broad range of topics and contexts ranging from informal environments to formal classrooms, including p-16, with all disciplinary and cross-disciplinary topics being of interest.
  • Experience teaching or co-teaching undergraduate and/ or graduate courses is desirable.

This 10‐month appointment begins on August 1, 2022. Applications received by November 15, 2021 will be assured consideration. The search will remain open until the position is filled.

Candidates should apply online at and submit the following:

  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Letter of Application
  3. Research statement
  4. Teaching statement
  5. Diversity statement
  6. Two sample publications

For inquiries about the position, please contact the search chair, Dr. Cindy Hmelo-Silver, at or 812-856-8335.

The faculty of Indiana University is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and nominations of women, persons of color, applicants with disabilities, and members of other under-represented groups.

Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status.