The Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Georgia invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor with expertise in conducting research with school-aged children to begin August 2017.

The mission of the School Psychology Program is to train clinically-skilled PhD- level scientists who are prepared for careers in research and practice. The program is accredited by the American Psychological Association and approved by the National Association of School Psychologists. To complement our four existing program faculty, we seek a scholar with research expertise in evidence- based intervention and whose research agenda would help supplement the skills that students learn through our highly-regarded School Psychology Clinic. Information about the department can be found at

The successful applicant will be expected to maintain a high-quality research program, seek external funding, serve as a research mentor for students, direct theses and dissertations, participate in faculty governance, and contribute to the collegial community of the School Psychology Program and larger Department of Educational Psychology. This position requires teaching the equivalent of two courses per semester in the program or department.

Qualifications include an earned doctorate at the time of employment with a specialization in school psychology, child-clinical psychology, or a closely related field; a strong record of scholarly research, and evidence suggesting strong promise for securing external funding to support that research. Eligibility for licensure as a psychologist in the state of Georgia within two years of hire is preferred.

Appointment effective August 2017.

Applicants should submit a letter of interest addressing qualifications in the areas detailed above, a current curriculum vita, a statement of research goals, reprints of three published research articles, and three letters of recommendation. Unofficial copies of transcripts can be submitted with the application package. Formal transcripts will be required only from finalists.

All materials should be submitted electronically to:
Questions may be addressed to the search committee chair Dr. Amy Retschly (
Applications received by 15 October 2016 are assured of full consideration.

The University of Georgia ( is a land grant/sea grant institution. Its main campus is located in Athens, Georgia, 75 miles northeast of Atlanta. Athens is known for its music, art, and food as well as its accessibility to the Atlanta area (see and

The University of Georgia is an EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Institution. The Department encourages applications from all qualified persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability, veteran status, or sexual orientation. Protected veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Persons who need assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact the search committee chair. Hiring is contingent on proof of eligibility to work in the United States and completion of a background check, among other requirements. This position is contingent on the continued availability of funding.