Job Title: Assistant Professor, Instructional Design and Educational Technology

The University of Utah’s Department of Educational Psychology in the College of Education seeks applicants for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor rank with primary responsibilities in the Instructional Design and Educational Technology (IDET) program. IDET faculty supervise master’s degree candidates in the IDET program and Ph.D. candidates in the Learning and Cognition doctoral program, as well as contributing to the training of pre-service teachers in the Urban Institute of Teacher Education. Applicants should demonstrate a high-quality program of research with strong theoretical foundations focused on technology-based learning. Multiple areas of specialization in educational technology will be considered, but researchers in any of the following areas particularly are encouraged to apply:

  • Educational data mining
  • Adaptive and/or personalized learning systems
  • Online learning/instruction
  • Learning with virtual reality, 3D materials, or immersive systems

Position Responsibilities:

  • Develop and maintain a strong record of research, publication, grant writing, and other scholarly activities.
  • Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the Department of Educational Psychology focused on instructional technologies, learning with technology, multimedia design/web development, and area of research specialization.
  • Mentor/supervise graduate students and serve on graduate student committees.
  • Engage in service for program, department, college, community, and profession.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A doctorate in Learning Sciences, Cognitive Science, Instructional Technology, Educational Psychology, or a closely related field by the time of appointment.
  • A program of research that demonstrates strong theoretical foundations and clear potential for high-quality research, teaching, publications, and external funding.

The Department of Educational Psychology is committed to removing barriers that traditionally have been encountered by individuals from underrepresented groups, strives to recruit faculty who will further enhance our diversity, and makes every attempt to support their academic, professional, and personal success while they are here. The University of Utah recognizes that a diverse faculty enriches the educational experiences of the entire campus and greater community. The Department encourages applicants of all races, ethnicities, genders, backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives to apply.

About the University of Utah

Located in metropolitan Salt Lake City in the foothills of the Wasatch Mountains, the University of Utah is the state’s flagship research institution and emphasizes exceptional scholarship, quality, teaching, and professional service. The University serves 32,000 students from across the U.S. and the world with over 72 major subjects at the undergraduate level and more than 90 major fields of study at the graduate level, including law and medicine. Known for its proximity to seven world-class ski resorts within 40 minutes of campus, the University of Utah encourages an active, holistic lifestyle, innovation, and collaborative thinking to engage students, faculty, and business leaders. Salt Lake City is a vibrant, major metropolitan area with a diverse, multicultural population and numerous cultural and outdoor activities.

Application Review

Review of applications will begin October 3, 2022. Please consult additional information and submit your application online at,  including a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching, a diversity commitment statement, three research examples, and the names and email addresses of three references.  Questions may be directed to the search chair, Dr. Kirsten Butcher (

EEO/Diversity Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, national origin, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, status as a person with a disability, genetic information, or Protected Veteran status. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. To inquire about the University’s nondiscrimination or affirmative action policies or to request disability accommodation, please contact Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Circle, Rm 135, (801) 581-8365.

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.


The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen and immunizations.