The Department of Educational Psychology (EDP) located in the College of Education (COE) at the University of Arizona invites applications in the areas of traditional and contemporary theories and methods with a focus on PK-12 classrooms. An established research agenda related to teacher identity development, motivation, asset based and culturally sustaining pedagogies, or educational policy and reform as it pertains to Latinx and other underrepresented/underserved populations in PK-12 schools is preferred. Incoming faculty’s teaching, research, and service should center on diversity and inclusion to support the mission of our Hispanic-Serving Institution. This is an Associate or Full Professor position that is designed to accommodate a broad range of specializations within the department’s core focus on learning, motivation, and development in social historical contexts. The department is particularly interested in mixed methods and design-based research programs. This academic position begins August 2022.
We seek a scholar whose work encompasses traditional and contemporary Educational Psychology theories and methods emphasizing culture and context in researching classroom environments. The successful candidate will have experience investigating traditional and contemporary theories and methods in classroom settings within the PK-12 spectrum with a goal to advance theory, practice, and policy related to motivation and learning in classrooms and will participate in the Center for Research on Classrooms, one of the research foci of the department. The University of Arizona provides many opportunities for interdisciplinary research and collaboration within the department and with faculty involved in teacher preparation, STEM education, digital literacies, social sciences, cognitive science, and other disciplines.
Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; sick leave and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!
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Duties & Responsibilities:
- Maintain an active research agenda
- Pursue grant opportunities to support individual and/or collaborative research
- Advise and mentor master and doctoral graduate students
- Teach graduate and undergraduate courses, typically two courses per semester. The department strongly values high quality teaching and mentorship of students
- Support and contribute to the diversity and inclusion initiatives in the department, college, and university
- Participate in service and community engagement efforts in the department, college, and university
- Work with existing faculty to build scholarship, projects, and ideas to advance the field of Educational Psychology
- Ph.D. in Educational Psychology or related areas (e.g., development, measurement, learning sciences)
- Experience as a tenured or tenure-eligible faculty member
- Evidence of nationally recognized scholarship and publication record
- Experience with applying for and securing grant-funded research preferred
- Experience mentoring graduate students of diverse backgrounds
- Experience teaching undergraduate and graduate level courses
- Experience developing strong K-12 partnerships or creating programs with key stakeholders preferred
At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution and a Native American/Alaska Native-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.