The Department of Educational Psychology (EPS) is seeking to fill an Assistant Professor in Educational Psychology – Diversity in Human Development and Behavior position at our Flagstaff Mountain campus beginning in August 2022.  The position is a 9-month tenure-track faculty line, with the opportunity for summer teaching. This position is part of a cluster hire initiative in the College of Education.

We invite applications to contribute to the Department of Educational Psychology’s graduate programs through teaching and scholarship on Diversity in Human Development and Behavior. The successful candidate will have enthusiasm for teaching at the graduate level and expertise in human development, with a special focus on diversity applied to one or more of the following areas: adolescent/young adult/adult development, systems/organizational development, vocational/career development, knowledge/expertise development, development in learning contexts. The successful candidate will also have demonstrated potential for advancing an active independent and collaborative research agenda and securing external research funding. We welcome applications from candidates whose research is grounded in Latinx and/or Indigenous communities/epistemologies within the study of educational or developmental psychology.

About This Position

This is a tenure track, Assistant Professor, academic year position based in Flagstaff, Arizona, in the Department of Educational Psychology.  The appointment begins Fall 2022 academic semester.  The Department of Educational Psychology is located within the College of Education and offers a Ph.D. in Combined Counseling/School Psychology, Ed.S. in School Psychology, Master’s degrees in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Counseling-School Counseling, Counseling-Student Affairs, and Human Relations.  The Department of Educational Psychology has statewide locations that also offer accredited programs.

Aligned with NAU’s mission “to develop solutions to challenges and drive innovation in a supportive, inclusive, and diverse environment,” the College of Education seeks to build on our strength in preparing culturally responsive educators. We are hiring five new tenure-track faculty who are experienced or emergent researchers, committed to addressing diversity, equity, inclusion, justice, and access in Arizona PK-20 educational institutions. These faculty positions are part of a new initiative at NAU to foster equity and to promote the success of our diverse undergraduate and graduate student populations. Successful applicants will have a doctoral degree in areas of need as identified in the qualifications section, a record of research productivity, and a commitment to undergraduate and/or graduate teaching and mentoring. We particularly encourage applications from individuals who identify as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color), disabled, and/or LGBTQ+.

With Arizona’s changing demographics — the largest population of students in the state’s public schools are Latinx, and Indigenous students represent 22 federally recognized tribes — the College of Education is focused on preparing individuals who can contribute to academic preparedness, positive educational outcomes, school climate, and fostering college-going and completion rates in economically and racially diverse communities. We seek candidates who ground their work in issues of equity, power, and justice to contribute to the College’s goal of developing professionals who implement anti-racist, culturally responsive, inclusive, and equitable practices. Relevant background for the positions includes expertise in one or more issues of race, culture, class, gender, language, disability and sexuality. Successful candidates will have experience and a research focus centering Indigenous and/or Latinx communities, issues, histories, and/or epistemologies.

Those interested may learn more—and find application instructions—here.