The Department of Educational Psychology seeks applications from individuals with research interests in social-emotional health and development across the lifespan for one full-time, nine-month tenure-track faculty position. The College of Education provides strong support for research and opportunities for collaboration with leaders across campus and in the field, and is ranked in the top 25 Education colleges in 2016 by US News and World Report. We are known for our groundbreaking research, innovative approaches to teaching, and service to the global community. The Department of Educational Psychology is a top-10 ranked department. Faculty members have diverse research interests in broad areas such as counseling psychology, cognition and student learning, developmental science, quantitative/qualitative methodology & measurement. Collaborations among faculty members are common across other departments within and beyond the College of Education, as well as with faculty at other universities. More information about the Department of Educational Psychology is available at

Position responsibilities: Successful applicants will have research interests in the social, cultural, and/or cognitive dimensions of development across the lifespan. The specific substantive area of interest in social emotional development is open but may include topics such as risk and resilience factors; gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation and diversity in school and community settings; peer relations; achievement motivation and learning; and prevention science. The successful applicant will be expected to advise doctoral students in both the Divisions of Counseling Psychology and Developmental Science, to teach both graduate and undergraduate courses in child, adolescent and/or lifespan development, psychological health, and/or counseling psychology, and to assume an active role as a member of the College’s scholarly community.

Qualifications: Candidates must hold an earned doctoral degree in educational psychology, developmental psychology, counseling psychology, or a related field. Candidates with expertise in adolescent development, experimental and prevention-oriented field methods, and longitudinal data analysis will be highly considered. The successful applicant at the assistant professor level will demonstrate strong potential for developing an independent research program and strong accomplishments in teaching. The successful applicant at the associate level will have a track record of sustained productivity in a significant program of research, including a consistent record of peer-reviewed publications, success in securing external funding, and a strong and successful graduate and undergraduate teaching and mentoring record.

Salary and Starting Date: Rank and salary will be commensurate with experience. The proposed starting date is August 16, 2017.

Application: To ensure full consideration, all required application materials must be submitted by
December 1, 2016. Please create your candidate profile through and upload your application materials into one combined pdf file: letter of application, CV, statement of teaching and research interests, and teaching evaluations if available, and the names and contact information for three professional references. Finalists will be asked to provide up to 3 examples of publications. All requested information must be submitted for the application to be considered. Applicants may be interviewed before the closing date; however, no hiring decision will be made until after that date.

For more information about this search please contact: Dr. Kristen L. Bub (; 217-300-1091) or Dr. Helen Neville (; 217-244-6291), Search Committee Co-Chairs.

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