The Ohio State University-College of Education & Human Ecology

The College of Education and Human Ecology is seeking an innovative senior colleague to serve as the Director of the Walter E. Dennis Learning Center (WEDLC) and as a Full Professor in our nationally ranked graduate program in Educational Psychology, to begin in the 2013-2014 academic year. The WEDLC ( provides academic learning services and support to students of all backgrounds at OSU and in collaboration with local secondary schools. The Center applies expertise in education, psychology, instruction and technology to enhance students’ learning, selfregulation and motivation. The director is responsible for the on-going development and administration of the Center’s program of courses, services and outreach, as well as providing leadership in research related to the Center and seeking extramural funding to support the research and programmatic initiatives. The Director is expected to become a national leader in this area.

In addition to directing the work of the WEDLC, the successful applicant will have an active program of research in educational psychology. Strong preference will be given to those with expertise in college students’ learning, self-regulation and/or motivation, although candidates with other areas of expertise will also be considered. The candidate is expected to teach a reduced number of current and/or new graduate courses; advise MA and Ph.D. students; and participate in School, College, and professional service activities.

Requirements include a doctorate in educational psychology or a closely related field. Successful applicants will have a record of research-based publications and a record of extramural funding commensurate with the rank of Full Professor at a leading research institution and a commitment to quality teaching and mentorship. Extra consideration will be given to applicants with leadership, supervisory and/or budgetary experience, and with a background in e-learning. Review of applications will begin October 1st, 2012 and will continue until the position is filled. Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy and research statements, names and contact information of three references, and up to three representative publications to:

Jennifer Lindsay
Human Resource Administrator
School of Educational Policy & Leadership
The Ohio State University
160D Ramseyer Hall
29 West Woodruff Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210.

Submission of electronic applications is desired but not required; please send electronic application materials to:, or fax materials to (614) 292-2645. Search committee chair: Dr. Lynley Anderman, Position requires successful completion of a background check.

The Ohio State University is located in Columbus, Ohio, the culturally vibrant capital of the state. The university is a center of innovation surrounded by diverse and livable urban, suburban, and rural communities. To build a diverse workforce Ohio State encourages applications from individuals with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women. EEO/AA employer.