We invite applications for a tenure-line position, assistant/associate professor rank, in the Department of Curriculum, Instruction, and Counselor Education, NC State University. To apply for this position please visit our website at http://jobs.ncsu.edu, search for the posting using number 00103766, and complete an EPA Applicant Profile.  Please submit the required application materials/documents.

Job Description

  • Establish a scholarly research, grant-writing, and publication record that is aligned with the standards for appointment, promotion, and tenure of a Doctoral/Research Extensive University with a land grant mission.
  • Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in educational psychology.
  • Advise and mentor graduate students at master’s and doctoral levels in educational psychology.
  • Serve on doctoral committees within educational psychology and within the department and college.
  • Participate in educational psychology graduate program development.
  • Collaborate with teacher preparation programs in the department and college.
  • Participate in the Extension, Engagement and Service mission of the department and college.
  • Participate in department and college governance.
  • Work with diverse student, staff, and community members.
  • Collaborate with faculty within the department, college and university.

Position qualifications

Will have earned doctorate in educational psychology, the learning sciences, or related field by August 1, 2014; capacity for scholarly research and publication record consistent with the standards of a Doctoral/Research Extensive University; capacity for excellent teaching and application of innovative instructional technology in educational psychology and relevant service courses for teacher preparation programs within the college.

Preferred qualifications

Scholarly interests and achievements in some of these:  cognition, motivation, digital learning, self-regulated learning, diversity, human development, affect and emotion, and other topics related to research and teaching in educational psychology; collaboration in research and engagement initiatives with K-12; potential to seek and secure external funding; commitment to social justice. 


NC State is a land grant institution with Carnegie Foundation status of RU/VH (Research University/very high research activity) serving more than 30,000 students. The College of Education is a voice of innovation for learning across the life span. We prepare professionals who educate and lead. The Department of Curriculum, Instruction, & Counselor Education offers bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in several areas, including middle grades and secondary teaching. The Department is comprised of 25 full-time faculty, approximately 140 undergraduate; and 350 graduate students. Please see http://www.ced.ncsu.edu/ci for more information about the department.

The Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, a state of the art research and outreach facility of the College, combines a wide range of talents and resources to foster, identify and formulate solutions to the most pressing educational challenges. The institute is dedicated to transforming education both through innovation in teaching, learning and leadership and through public-private partnerships that integrate research, technology and cross-sector collaboration. The Friday Institute for Educational Innovation supports collaborative research and service efforts for education.

NC State is in Raleigh, NC, a vibrant and livable city of 423,179 located in the Research Triangle, home to three major research universities.  Raleigh and the surrounding area consistently rank as one of the most desirable places to live.  This region has a mild climate and close proximity to Research Triangle Park, SAS Institute, and other major intellectual and cultural resources.  The region boasts an active corporate community interested in education, and allows for easy access to the beaches and mountains of North Carolina. Wake County boasts a nationally recognized school system. 


AA/EOE. In addition, NC State welcomes all persons without regard to sexual orientation or genetic information. Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application and interview process please call (919) 515-3148. Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree verified at www.wes.org. Degree must be obtained prior to start date. NC State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States. 

For questions please contact Dr. John Nietfeld, Search Committee Chair, at john_nietfeld@ncsu.edu.