The School of Applied Health & Educational Psychology in the College of Education at Oklahoma State University is seeking an outstanding scholar in the area of Educational Psychology with research and teaching interests in one or more of the following areas: learning, instruction, cognition, human development, or motivation. Sub-specialty areas of interest may include gifted education, creativity, or leadership. Though not required, previous experience in K-12 education is valued as a basis for partnering with other faculty in teacher education scholarship and instruction. 

As a land grant institution, the mission of Oklahoma State University is to improve the lives of people in Oklahoma, the nation, and the world through integrated, high-quality teaching, research, and outreach. The Educational Psychology program works closely with the Counseling Psychology and School Psychology programs and faculty are encouraged to partner in areas of instruction, research, and outreach efforts. The successful candidate will be able to articulate a research agenda that incorporates collaboration within these programs as well as across disciplines.

Rank. Assistant Professor, beginning August 2014 for a full-time, tenure track position with a nine-month academic year appointment (pending budget approval).

Qualifications. Ph.D. in Educational Psychology; expertise in learning and instruction, cognition, motivation, and/or human development; evidence of scholarship and research productivity; evidence and/or potential for obtaining extramural funding; demonstration of collaboration skills for cross-disciplinary research, teaching, and service.

Responsibilities.  Fulfill the mission of a land grant university by (1) collaborating with program area faculty, Counseling and Counseling Psychology and School Psychology program, and university entities; (2) teaching educational psychology courses at the master’s and doctoral levels; (3) supervising graduate teaching assistants’ instruction of undergraduate courses; (4) securing funding and publishing research findings; (5) directing theses and dissertations; (6) serving on School, College, and University committees. Additional duties may be assigned by the School Head.

Salary.  Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Application Process.  Screening of applications begins December 1, 2013, and will continue until the position is filled.  Please submit a letter of interest, list of at least three references (letters of recommendations will be requested later), statement of professional-career goals, vita, selected reprints/preprints, and transcripts of graduate work to:  Chair, Educational Psychology Search Committee, c/o Ms. Marta Kochenower, School of Applied Health and Educational Psychology, 434 Willard Hall, Stillwater, OK 74078-3063.  Electronic submissions are strongly encouraged. The email address for electronic submissions is   For more information about Oklahoma State University, you may wish to view OSU’s website at For additional information about the position, contact the chair of the search committee, Dr. YoonJung Cho, at 

Oklahoma State University is a multi-campus, public, land grant educational system that improves the lives of people in Oklahoma, the nation, and the world through integrated, high-quality teaching, research, and outreach. The research, scholarship, and creative activities at OSU promote human and economic development through the expansion and application of knowledge. OSU strives to develop students, faculty, and staff members as active, engaged citizens and leaders who make a positive difference in families, communities, the state, nation and world. OSU has a specific plan for leadership development implemented in an integrated and unified system that encompasses admissions, instruction, assessment and campus life. OSU is a comprehensive land-grant institution of higher education with an enrollment of more than 26,000 students. OSU’s main campus in Stillwater (pop. 42,000) is approximately 65 miles from the Tulsa and Oklahoma City metropolitan areas. The School of Applied Health and Educational Psychology, with 40 faculty members, is one of three large Schools housed in the College of Education.  SAHEP contains five areas: Educational Psychology, Counseling and Counseling Psychology; School Psychology, Health and Human Performance, and Leisure Studies. The School of Applied Health and Educational Psychology offers the Ph.D. in Educational Psychology with specializations in Educational Psychology, School Psychology (APA-accredited; NASP-approved), and Counseling Psychology (APA-accredited).

As an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, Oklahoma State University recognizes the power of a diverse community and encourages applications from individuals with varied experiences, perspectives and backgrounds. Oklahoma State University employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. Citizens. OSU participates in E-Verify to verify employment eligibility of all employees pursuant to the Oklahoma Taxpayer and Citizen Protection Act.