POSITION: The School of Educational Foundations, Leadership and Aviation (SEFLA) in the College of Education and Human Sciences at Oklahoma State University is seeking a 9-month Teaching Assistant Professor in Educational Psychology to begin in August 2024. Teaching Assistant Professor is a three-year, renewable, non-tenure track position eligible for reappointment and promotion. We expect the individual who fills this position to focus attention on teaching courses, developing the M.S. program, recruiting potential students, and assisting with overall advising and coordination of the M.S. degree option. This position is assigned to the Stillwater campus; however, Educational Psychology faculty also teach in an online format and occasionally on the Tulsa campus. We welcome both experienced colleagues and new graduates to apply. Mentorship in the responsibilities of program coordination will be provided.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Responsibilities of this position include:

  • Teaching undergraduate and/or graduate level courses appropriate to the candidate’s expertise and the program’s needs (typical teaching load is 3:3);
  • Advising and supervising Master’s-level students; coordinating, expanding, and developing the Master’s program; and serving the school, college, university, and profession.


  • Earned doctorate in Educational Psychology, the Learning Sciences, Developmental Psychology, or a closely related field
  • Demonstrate strong potential for excellence in teaching and administrative skills related to program coordination, including a commitment to and strategies for recruiting students from a variety of diverse backgrounds to expand the M.S. program
  • Candidates who are ABD will be


Area of scholarly interest is open. Excellence in online teaching or prior K-12 experience will be highly valued, as are diverse skillsets/competencies and creative pedagogical approaches. Additionally, we are seeking candidates with potential for increased collaboration with other programs in the college as it relates to teaching or recruitment/service efforts, who are equity-minded and will contribute to a culture of inclusive excellence. We are especially interested in candidates who demonstrate a commitment to OSU’s land-grant mission and have an interest in empirically-based solutions for reducing educational disparities of historically marginalized students within the state of Oklahoma and beyond.

SALARY AND BENEFITS: Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. Benefits include comprehensive medical and retirement plans. Information on benefits can be found at https://hr.okstate.edu/benefits/index.html.

GENERAL INFORMATION: The Educational Psychology program offers a Ph.D. and M.S. degree in Educational Psychology, along with certificates in Learning & Motivation at the undergraduate and graduate levels. We emphasize the application of psychological theories of human development, learning, cognition, and motivation to applied educational contexts and services for children, youth, and adults. Applicants who can apply these theories and educational contexts to diverse, sociocultural realities will be looked upon favorably.

Oklahoma State University is a comprehensive land-grant university with an enrollment of more than 25,000 students. The university offers 87 undergraduate majors, 84 master’s programs and 48 programs at the doctoral levels at campuses in Stillwater and Tulsa. Stillwater is approximately 65 miles from both the Tulsa and Oklahoma City metropolitan areas, providing opportunities for additional dining, cultural, and professional sporting events experiences. Providing a combination of larger city amenities with an airport and cultural life, while maintaining the charm of a smaller community with affordable housing and excellent schools, Stillwater is ranked as one of America’s safest cities. See http://VisitStillwater.org for more information.

APPLICATION INFORMATION: Review of applications will begin October 15, 2023 and continue until the position is filled. To apply, submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts, teaching statement, and contact information for three references to http://jobs.okstate.edu. Search for req16280. For more information about the Educational Psychology program, please visit our website or direct specific inquiries to Search Committee Co-chairs: Dr. Jane Vogler (jane.vogler@okstate.edu) and Dr. Chia- chen Yang (chia-chen.yang@okstate.edu

Oklahoma State University (OSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, OSU conducts pre-employment background checks on final candidates. Offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

Oklahoma State University, as an equal opportunity employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. Oklahoma State University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all individuals and does not discriminate based on race, religion, age, sex, color, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or veteran status with regard to employment, educational programs and activities, and/or admissions. For more information, visit eeo.okstate.edu.