Position Summary

The Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Arizona invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position beginning August 2014. The search is for someone with a PhD in educational psychology, human development, or related field who is well-grounded in human development and how it applies to educational settings.

The successful candidate will have interest in youth socialization and the challenges, opportunities, and problems associated with a lengthening adolescence and young adulthood. Further, an interest in minority youth, youth from low income homes, and youth not pursuing higher education is desired.

The position offers the opportunity to be a part of a highly diverse, dynamic, synergistic department and intellectual community. The Educational Psychology program at the University of Arizona offers masters and doctoral degrees that are ranked nationally.

Duties and Responsibilities

We seek a scholar who has conducted and published research, who has interest in maintaining a dynamic program of inquiry and scholarship, and has experience with and a desire to pursue grant funding to support research.

The ideal candidate has an interest in teaching masters and doctoral courses at the introductory level and in his/her area of specialization, along with teaching undergraduate courses.

The preferred applicant enjoys advising and mentoring a diverse body of graduate students, serves on student committees, and will participate in the Center for Research on Classrooms.

Additional Minimum Qualifications 

  • PhD in Educational Psychology or in a related field. 
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct a strong research program publication of peer-reviewed articles, teaching, and a commitment to working with concerns related to diversity, equity, and socio-cultural issues and populations, particularly those related to the local and regional context.

Instructions for Application

Apply online at www.uacareertrack.com (job number 53689). Applications will require:

  • Letter of Interest
  • Statement of Research and Teaching Interests
  • Curriculum Vitae

Candidates for this position should also mail copies of three sample articles to:

Toni Sollars
Educational Psychology Department
1430 E Second Street
Tucson, AZ 85721

Standard Pre-Employment Screening 

The University of Arizona conducts pre-employment screening for all positions, which includes a criminal background check, verification of academic credentials, licenses, certifications, and work history.

As an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, the University of Arizona recognizes the power of a diverse community and encourages applications from individuals with varied experiences and backgrounds.

The University of Arizona is an EEO/AA – M/W/D/V Employer.