The Educational Psychology and Educational Technology (EPET) program at Michigan State University (MSU) invites applications for a tenure-track position at the level of Assistant Professor to begin Fall 2015. EPET is a nationally ranked graduate program that produces scholars and leaders in the study of learning, development, and technology in relation to education and broader cultural practices.

We are seeking candidates with interests in the application of psychology to education. We welcome applicants who study teaching and learning in a range of environments – e.g., formal or informal, face-to-face or technologically mediated. The specific focus of candidates’ interest is open, though preference will be given to candidates whose research complements and extends the interests of current EPET faculty. Broad areas of interest may include socio-emotional development, learning processes and cognitive development, contextual and cultural influences on learning and development, and motivation and engagement. Ideal candidates will have earned a doctorate in educational psychology or a closely related field, as we are looking for candidates to teach graduate classes in educational psychology, cognitive development, social-emotional development, and/or cultural influences on teaching and learning. Successful candidates will show the potential to develop a nationally recognized, externally funded program of research. This individual will be expected to teach graduate courses, advise Ph.D. students, and participate in professional, college, and departmental service activities.

The EPET program is a unique and award-winning program that integrates the fields of educational psychology and educational technology both in terms of research and in innovative program offerings. EPET is one of five programs in the Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology, and Special Education (CEPSE) within the College of Education. For more information, please visit our website at

Interested persons should apply to position #0091 via the link at Applications should include: (1) a cover letter detailing qualifications for the position and a statement of research and teaching interests, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) up to three representative publications, and (4) names and contact information for three references.

Please contact the chair of the search committee, Dr. Lisa Linnenbrink-Garcia,, (517) 432-1817, if you have questions about the position. Review of applications will begin October 31, 2014 and continue until the position is filled.

MSU is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and person with disabilities.