The Human Development, Culture and Learning Sciences area of the Educational Psychology Department of the University of Texas at Austin is seeking a tenure-track Assistant Professor with strong research and teaching interests in one or more of the following three areas:  

  • cognitive processes involved in learning, 
  • instructional psychology, the application of learning principles to instructional practice, and/or faculty development, 
  • the retention of under-prepared college students and/or the high school to college transition. 

Candidates with expertise in doing research on practice and policy relevant educational interventions are of particular interest.  The position will begin in the Fall 2014 semester.

The department offers doctoral degrees in Educational Psychology within the specializations of (a) Human Development, Culture, and Learning, (b) Quantitative Research Methods, (c) Counseling Psychology, and (d) School Psychology.  The Human Development, Culture and Learning Sciences area also offers master’s degrees for those seeking to enter a Ph.D. program and specialized programs for teachers and others seeking master’s level work.  

Please visit our website for information on areas represented by the faculty. 

The College of Education at the University of Texas at Austin is rated as number one in the United States among public research universities.  It provides opportunities for faculty in each of its departments to work collaboratively in research centers such as the Meadows Center, the Charles Dana Center, the University’s Center for Teaching and Learning, and several other centers on campus working both internally and externally to improve education through high quality research.  A newly created Dell Medical School within the UT Austin campus is the latest possibility for collaboration for faculty in this area.  Being a major research university and the flagship campus of the University of Texas System, we are recognized internationally for research and teaching at all levels.  The University is an equal opportunity employer

QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates must possess a Ph.D. or its equivalent in educational psychology, cognitive psychology, developmental psychology, or a related field. Successful candidates will have a strong scholarly record in their research area, potential for or evidence of success at obtaining external funding, and teaching at the college level.  We believe that individuals with a psychology or educational psychology background would best fit with our department, but other backgrounds may work well.   

APPLICATION PROCESS:  Candidates must submit electronic versions of a letter of interest, a current curriculum vita, statements of teaching philosophy and future research plans, and the names and contact information of three professional references to HDCLS Search Committee, Department of Educational Psychology, The University of Texas at Austin, One University Station D5800, Austin, Texas, 78712.  Electronic copies should be sent to HDCLS c/o Ms. Jena Crim at  The Search Committee will begin reviewing submissions on October 25th through November 25th or until the selection has been made.