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Assistant Professor of Learning Sciences in Educational Psychology

University of Utah Dept. of Educational Psychology
Salt Lake City, Utah
up to $85,000

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The Department of Educational Psychology in the College of Education at the University of Utah invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Learning and Cognition, with primary responsibilities in the Learning Sciences program.

The Learning Sciences program offers MS and PhD degrees in Learning and Cognition, as well as master’s degrees in Secondary Science Education, Statistics, Instructional Design and Educational Technology. Learning Sciences faculty provide support to the graduate programs across the department, and also contribute to undergraduate teacher education in elementary and secondary methods in science, mathematics, and technology education, as well as general survey courses in learning and research. Learning Sciences program faculty conduct basic or applied research in their areas of expertise include STEM education, educational technology, and cognitive processes. Research in this program contributes not only to foundational theory in the learning sciences, but it also informs the design and development of effective educational materials and interventions.

Applicant Required Qualifications:

This position requires an earned doctorate in Educational Psychology, Learning Sciences, Psychology, or a related field. Candidates should have a theory-driven program of research that addresses key questions in learning sciences and that utilizes or advances high-quality quantitative

Position Responsibilities:

Responsibilities of the position will include:

  • Develop and maintain a strong record of research, publication, grant writing, and other scholarly activities.
  • Design, teach, and coordinate core courses at the undergraduate or graduate level in critical areas (e.g., cognition, quantitative methodology, measurement, advanced topics in quantitative methods and measurement) and individual area of scholarship.
  • Mentor/supervise graduate students and serve on graduate student committees.
  • Engage in service for program, department, college, community, and profession.

The Department of Educational Psychology (EDPS) stands in support of compassion, dignity, value-of-life, equity, inclusion and justice for all individuals regardless of color, race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, language, socioeconomic status, ability, gender, gender identity or expression, immigration status, or any type of marginalization. We stand in support of making our society more inclusive, just, and equitable for all individuals. We stand against individual and systemic racism in all its various forms. EDPS faculty believe we must all share in the responsibility to support equity, diversity, and inclusivity in our department, college, and university with the goal to eradicate racism in all forms.


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