The School of Education (SOE) in the College of Human Sciences at Iowa State University invites applications for a tenure-line faculty position in Learning Sciences/Educational Psychology at the rank of Assistant Professor with a start date of August 16, 2019.

We seek a dynamic, innovative, and enthusiastic colleague who will collaboroate with current faculty in the design, instruction, and leadership of learning sciences/educational psychology in pre- service elementary and secondary teacher preparation. In addition to engaging in teacher preparation, we seek a colleague who will engage in scholarly research, serve on master’s and doctoral committees, and teach courses in one’s area of specialization in SOE graduate programs that serve students studying education in P-20 and informal learning environments.

Though we are open to the area of research specialization and methodological approach, we are particularly interested in equity-centered scholars who have a line of inquiry focused on one or more of the following: (a) learning sciences/educational psychology as applied to individuals from birth through early adolescence; (b) assessment of learning in formal and informal settings; (c) student learning, growth, and/or development; (d) learning across formal and informal contexts; (e) cultural and linguistic diversity; (f) identity; (g) educator preparation; and (h) motivation.

Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. More than 36,000 students are enrolled and are served by over 6,200 faculty and staff.

The School of Education at Iowa State University is committed to engaging in rigorous and socially meaningful research, preparing leaders and practitioners across the P-20 continuum that support rich and equitable learning opportunities for all students, and supporting public education as a cornerstone of a healthy, vibrant, and just society. We strive to be a national leader in educational theory, policy, and practice, and to honor the land-grant tradition and the broader mission of the University to serve the people of Iowa.

Required Qualifications:

(a) An earned doctoral degree in Learning Sciences, Educational Psychology, or a closely related field by the start date (August 16, 2019).
(b) Evidence of potential to develop an active research agenda, establish a strong publication record, and secure external funding commensurate with rank of Assistant Professor (tenure-track) at Iowa State University.
(c) Evidence of a commitment in research and professional practice to equity in education.

Preferred Qualifications:
(a) Experience working in/with the preparation of pre-service teachers.
(b) Experience teaching at the post-secondary level.
(c) Evidence of the potential for a sustained scholarly focus on equity in education.

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications.

All offers of employment, oral and written, are contingent upon the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by federal and state law, ISU policies/procedures, and may include the completion of a background check.

To Apply: All application materials must be submitted electronically at Once on the website, search by Posting #800159 and apply by clicking on “Apply for this job.” Please be prepared to enter or attach the following:

(a) Letter of application addressing your interests and qualifications for this position.
(b) Complete curriculum vitae which includes current email contact information.
(c) Scholarly manuscript that reflects work you have done that is relevant to the position (please attach as “Other Documents”).
(d) Contact information for three academic references. Reference letters will be requested for candidates who advance through the search process.

Application Deadline: To ensure consideration, submit application by October 15, 2018
Inquiries: If you have questions regarding this vacancy, please email Dr. Isaac Gottesman, Division Head, Teaching, Learning, Leadership & Policy:

If you have questions regarding this application process, please email or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.

EO Statement: Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against. Inquiries can be directed to the Office of Equal Opportunity, 3410 Beardshear Hall, 515 Morrill Road, 515-294-7612, email