The Department of Psychological and Quantitative Foundations at the University of Iowa invites applications for an academic year open-rank tenure-track faculty position in the Learning Sciences & Educational Psychology program. The position will begin August 17, 2022. Scholars at any point in their career are encouraged to apply.
The Department of Psychological and Quantitative Foundations seeks applicants for a tenure-track professor position in the learning sciences and educational psychology. The successful candidate will have a generative approach to advancing theory and general knowledge in the learning sciences and investigating innovative learning environments. Research interests that would complement those of our current faculty include, but are not limited to, design-based research, museum studies, maker spaces, or investigations in other informal learning contexts. Research programs that investigate learning in computer science, engineering, the arts, or STEM, are desirable but not a requirement. Our college, university, and surrounding area provide venues for study of informal learning environments including the Iowa Children’s Museum; School of the Wild/Wildlife Camps/Raptor Center; high school-based maker spaces; and a number of university museums including the UI Stanley Museum of Art. The University of Iowa provides opportunities for interdisciplinary research and collaboration with faculty in health, social sciences, and other disciplines. The successful candidate will join the faculty of the Educational Psychology and Learning Sciences program, which currently has a Ph.D. and M.A. program as well as a strong service teaching component in our College of Education.