The College of Education at Texas Tech University is recognized as an emerging national leader in high-quality and innovative educator preparation. We are growing rapidly as we recruit gifted and entrepreneurial faculty who are committed to results-based education enacted in partnership with schools, agencies, and communities across Texas and the nation. The work of the College is deeply rooted in authentic partnerships that provide guidance in producing the measurably best educators and providing services that add significant value to those we serve.

The Department of Educational Psychology and Leadership in the College of Education at Texas Tech University is seeking a 9-month, tenure-track, Assistant Professor in Educational Psychology, with a starting date of August 2019.  The candidate will be assigned to the Developmental and Learning Sciences specialization.

Position Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

Applicants should have a doctorate degree in Educational Psychology, Learning Sciences, or a closely related field.  Candidates who are ABD will also be considered. Additionally, applicants should have:

  • experience conducting quantitative or mixed methods research;
  • a track record of or strong potential for of peer-refereed publication and conference presentations; and
  • a track record of or a strong potential for effective graduate-level teaching.

Preferred Qualifications:

Preference will be given to candidates who possess the following characteristics:

  • experience in or strong interest in producing positive, impactful research;
  • experience in conducting community engaged research;
  • experience conducting research in diverse EC-12 settings;
  • a track record of leading a research team or collaborative research projects;
  • a track record of or strong potential for obtaining external funding;
  • successful experience teaching in multiple modes of distance education;
  • a strong track record of doctoral advising;
  • experience in EC-12 education;
  • experience working with diverse student populations within EC-12 and/or higher education settings.


Responsibilities include:

  • develop and teach graduate level educational psychology courses, in face-to-face, online, and blended formats;
  • teach content core (e.g., Introduction to Educational Psychology), research (e.g., Intermediate Statistics), and advanced doctoral-level courses;
  • conduct and publish peer refereed research that makes significant and impactful contributions to field of education, while also making it more accessible, useful, and relevant to practitioners, stakeholders, and policymakers;
  • involve, support, and supervise students in conducting research;
  • serve as a chair and member of dissertation and thesis committees, and direct student research;
  • apply for, obtain, and manage external funding to support research and the improvement of professional practice; and
  • offer service at department, college, and university levels, and contribute to the advancement of the specialization and program goals through various kinds of professional

Interested candidates should submit application materials online at the TTU Personnel Employment website:   Please include a letter of application, your curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts and a list of three references with complete addresses and phone numbers, email address. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  Requisition #16559BR.

For more details about TTU or the College of Education, visit and For more information contact Dr. Kamau Siwatu,

As an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, Texas Tech University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse faculty committed to teaching working in a multicultural environment. We actively encourage applications from all those who can contribute, through their research, teaching and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community at Texas Tech University. The University welcomes applications from minorities, women, veterans, persons with disability and dual/career couples.