QUALIFICATIONS:  An earned doctorate in Educational Psychology or Human Development or a closely related field is required. Experience teaching adolescence and adult development applied to education courses is desired as is experience teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Applicants will be expected to demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate levels and to research, particularly as applied to urban settings.  Experience working on grant funded projects is also desired.

RESPONSIBILITIES:  Teach graduate and undergraduate courses for the department and college, mentor students, develop or continue a focused, significant program of scholarly research and publication, supervise research of advanced graduate students, chair and serve on master’s and doctoral committees, provide professional service to surrounding public and private schools, and participate in national professional organizations and university and college service. The successful candidate will teach courses in human development, specifically related to adolescence, adulthood, and aging. Candidates who also possess expertise with issues of cultural diversity are encouraged to apply. Research opportunities are available for the committed scholar related to the metropolitan school districts in the area and collaboration with our Center for Research on Educational Policy. Pursuit of external funding to support scholarly research is strongly encouraged.

SETTING: The University of Memphis, a Tennessee Board of Regents institution, is recognized by the Carnegie Foundation as one of two public research universities and the only community engaged public university in Tennessee. It has six colleges and four professional schools serving a diverse population of over 22,000 students, 4,500 of whom are enrolled in graduate programs. The University is strongly committed to its urban mission and outreach programs, and recognizes the diverse and integrated role played by faculty and administration in   fulfilling a comprehensive mission of research, education, and community outreach.  The College of Education, Health and Human Sciences, with a faculty of 110 tenure-track positions, is fully accredited by NCATE and is a leader in the enhancement of teacher education. The Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology and Research, one of four departments in the college, offers courses to support undergraduate and graduate programs in the College, and offers both master’s and doctoral degrees in Educational Psychology and Research and in Counseling and a doctorate in Counseling Psychology. The Educational Psychology and Research area, in addition  to offering MS and PhD concentrations in Educational Psychology and in Educational Research, is a support area  for other graduate degree programs in the College of Education.  For additional information please see the websites of the university (http://www.memphis.edu), the college (http://www.memphis.edu/cehhs/), and the department (http://www.memphis.edu/cepr/).

SALARY & BEGINNING DATE: Salary will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications. The position (#001679) is a nine-month tenure track appointment with the possibility of summer teaching. The anticipated date of appointment is August 2014. The University offers an excellent benefits package, including healthcare and retirement. The state of TN has no state income tax and the Memphis area has a very reasonable cost of living.

APPLICATION: Review of applications will begin January 13, 2014 and may continue until the position is filled. The department welcomes a diverse set of applicants. Applications are to be submitted electronically at  https://workforum.memphis.edu. Applicants are required to upload (1) a detailed a letter of application describing their teaching and research interests. (2) a curriculum vita, and (3) names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of four references. Applicants will receive a confirmation number when all application materials are submitted in workforum. Letters of reference and a transcript will be requested upon interview.  Address inquiries and nominations to Dr. Christian Mueller at (cemuellr@memphis.edu)or (901) 678- 2841.

The University of Memphis, a TBR institution, is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

We urge all qualified applicants to apply for this position. Appointment will be based on qualifications as they relate to position requirements without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, age, gender, handicap or veteran status. The successful candidate must meet guidelines of the Immigration and Reform Control Act of 1986.”