POSITION: A probationary tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor is available in the Department of Psychology in the College of Arts and Sciences. The department seeks a dynamic candidate with expertise in Developmental and/or Educational Psychology who is committed to teaching excellence and to maintaining an active research program involving undergraduates.  This appointment carries an initial two-year probationary appointment beginning on August 22, 2022.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Earned doctorate in the areas of Developmental or Educational Psychology by August 2022 (ABD applicants may be considered but must complete the terminal degree by March 2023). Experience or the ability to teach at least three of the following courses: Educational Psychology, Psychology of Adolescence, Research Methods, and Lifespan Developmental Psychology. The ability to integrate equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) into classroom pedagogy and/or content to enhance our curriculum. Committed to serving as a mentor for historically underrepresented students.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Ability to bring diverse perspectives to the department and the campus. Experience involving undergraduates in research.

DUTIES: Teach courses in the Department of Psychology based on program needs and in accordance with specialization(s); participate in research and scholarly activities; provide academic advising to students as assigned; engage in service to the university, the community, and/or the field; and contribute to department/program, college, and university committees.

DEPARTMENT: Eighteen full-time faculty members and one academic instructor in the Psychology Department represent a broad range of specialty areas including Liberal Arts, Neuroscience, Behavior Analysis, and an accredited School Psychology graduate program. We serve more than 750 undergraduate psychology students, 225 declared minors and over 30 graduate students. University startup funds, student-faculty collaborative research funds, laboratory space, and departmental faculty travel funds are available. For more details, visit our department website at http://www.uwec.edu/psyc or our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/UWECPSYC/.

UNIVERSITY and EAU CLAIRE COMMUNITY: UW-Eau Claire, an institution of approximately 11,500 students and 1,200 faculty and staff, is consistently recognized as a top comprehensive university in the Midwest and is widely known as a leader in faculty-undergraduate research and study abroad. We strive for excellence in liberal education and select graduate and professional programs through a commitment to teaching and learning and dedication to our core values of diversity, sustainability, leadership, and innovation. To learn more about UWEC, visit https://www.uwec.edu/human-resources/employment-opportunities/why-uwec/ .

The City of Eau Claire, situated at the confluence of the Chippewa and Eau Claire rivers, is at the center of a metropolitan area of approximately 100,000 people located 90 miles east of Minneapolis/St. Paul. The area features beautiful parks and trails, strong public schools, a vibrant arts scene and local food culture, and abundant recreational opportunities.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applications are submitted electronically. Please follow instructions found on the following UW-Eau Claire Web site: https://www.uwec.edu/jobpostings/You must create an account and login before you can apply.  If you have not yet registered, click on the “Click here to Register” link to begin the registration process. If you are already a registered user, input your “User Name” and “Password” and select “Login.”  Click the link to the Psychology: Assistant Professor in Developmental or Educational Psychology position (Job ID # 17529) and then click the “Apply Now” button to submit your application electronically.  Your application will not be considered complete until all required documents are attached and all required fields are completed.  Please be sure you have included the following in PDF format:

  • Letter of application
  • Curriculum vita
  • Unofficial graduate school transcript
  • Statement of teaching philosophy
  • Summary of teaching evaluations (if available)
  • Statement of research/scholarship
  • Sample of scholarly work
  • Statement of commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI)
  • Names and contact information for three references
  • Three confidential letters of recommendation should be sent directly to Dr. Jeffrey Goodman, Chair of Psychology, at goodmaja@uwec.edu

Please direct requests for additional information to: Dr. Jeffrey Goodman at   goodmaja@uwec.edu

To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by October 15th, 2021.  However, screening may continue until position is filled. The university reserves the right to contact additional references with notice given to the candidates at an appropriate time in the process. Employment will require a background check. Employment will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding past conduct related to sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. §. 19.36(7).

The UW-Eau Claire Police Department is dedicated to maintaining a safe and secure environment for learning and working. Although crime at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire is limited, the   University Police want students, faculty and staff to be aware of crime on campus and the area surrounding the campus. The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act is a federal law that requires colleges and universities to disclose annual information about campus crime.  Visit Campus Security and Fire Report  (https://www.uwec.edu/files/8/annual-security-report.pdf) .  Also visit our Campus Security Authority policy (https://www.uwec.edu/files/787/CleryCompliancePolicy.pdf).

UW-Eau Claire is an AA/EEO/Veterans/Disability employer dedicated to enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Priority Closing Date: October 15th, 2021

Search Committee Members (list):
Dr. Mary Beth Leibham (Search Committee Chair)
Dr. Jarrod Hines
Dr. Christine Vriesema