The Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Georgia invites applicants to apply for a tenure-track faculty position at the associate professor level with our Applied Cognition and Development faculty. Area of expertise is open as long as it contributes to the mission of the Applied Cognition and Development area of emphasis. This emphasis explores the effect of cognitive and developmental processes on education, determines how knowledge can be applied to teaching and learning, prepares graduates to improve education through research, and develops skills in conducting research in applied settings. Information about the department can be found at


The successful applicant will be expected to maintain a high-quality research program, garner external funding, serve as a research mentor for students, direct theses and dissertations, participate in faculty governance, and contribute to the collegial community of the Applied Cognition and Development area and the larger Department of Educational Psychology. The position requires teaching the equivalent of two courses per semester.


Qualifications include an earned doctorate in educational psychology, developmental psychology, or a closely related field; a well-established scholarly record of research; and a history of securing external funding to support research. To be considered, all candidates must meet qualifications for appointment at the rank of associate professor with tenure, as detailed in Department of Educational Psychology Promotion and Tenure Policies (


Appointment effective August 1, 2018.


Applicants should submit a letter of interest addressing qualifications in the areas detailed above, a current curriculum vita, and reprints of three published research articles. Letters of reference are not required as part of the initial application process, but will be required if a candidate is considered for an on-campus interview. Unofficial copies of transcripts can be submitted with the application package. Formal transcripts will be required only from finalists. The 3 reprints of articles should be combined into 1 PDF and submitted as a writing sample. All materials should be submitted electronically to

Questions may be addressed to the search committee chair, Dr. Scott Ardoin ( Applications received by the 15th of January 2018 are assured full consideration.

The University of Georgia ( is a land grant/sea grant institution. Its main campus is located in Athens, Georgia, 75 miles northeast of Atlanta. Athens is known for its music, art, and food as well as its accessibility to the Atlanta area (see and

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR ( Please do not contact the department or search committee with such requests.

Hiring is contingent on available funding, proof of eligibility to work in the United States, and completion of a background check.