The Department of Educational Psychology seeks applications from individuals with research interests in child development in educational contexts for one full time nine-month 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 colleges in 2013 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 cognition and student learning, child development, quantitative/qualitative methodology & measurement, and counseling psychology. Collaborations among faculty members are common across other departments in the College of Education, other colleges and 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 cognitive, social, and/or cultural dimensions of child development in educational contexts.  The specific substantive area of interest is open but may include topics such as achievement motivation; gender, race, ethnicity, and diversity in school settings; children’s peer relations; bullying and aggressive behavior; risk and resilience factors; and prevention science. The successful applicant will be expected to advise doctoral and master’s students, to teach both graduate and undergraduate courses in child development and/or lifespan development, and to assume an active role as responsible members of the College’s scholarly community.  

Qualifications:  Candidate must hold an earned doctoral degree in educational psychology, child development, psychology, or a related field, and candidates with expertise in longitudinal data analysis and experimental and prevention-oriented field methods will be highly considered. The successful applicant will have a track record of sustained productivity in a significant program of research, and demonstrated success in securing external funding. 

Salary and Starting Date: Rank and salary will be commensurate with experience. The proposed starting date is August 16, 2014.

Application: To ensure full consideration, all required application materials must be submitted by
October 31, 2013. 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. Interviews will begin as soon as possible after the closing date and continue until the position is filled.  

For more information about this search please contact: Professor Dorothy Espelage, Search Committee Chair at or 217-333-9139.

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