University of Connecticut, Educational Psychology (Neag School of Education)

Position ID:UConn-Educational Psychology (Neag School of Education)-2018177 [#10027, 2018177]
Position Title: Assistant Professor (Tenure Track), Cognition, Instruction and Learning Technology
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Storrs, Connecticut 06269, United States [map]
Subject Area: Educational Psychology
Appl Deadline: finished (2017/10/03, finished 2018/02/14)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

The Educational Psychology Department in the Neag School of Education at the University of Connecticut (UConn) is searching for an individual to fill a tenure-track, nine-month, faculty position in the Cognition, Instruction and Learning Technology program at the Storrs campus, with a specific interest in faculty with a focus on educational psychology or learning sciences.  The ideal candidate will share the Neag School’s commitment to excellent teaching, exceptional service to students and the profession, as well as continuous quality improvement in an environment of civility and respect. We are pursuing a faculty member at the Assistant Professor level consistent with our strategic priorities to increase research and educational capacity within the Cognition, Instruction and Learning Technology program.

The University of Connecticut (UConn) is a comprehensive, land-grant university located two hours from New York City and 90 minutes from Boston.  It has a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity classification, and is consistently ranked in the top 20 public universities in the country.

The University of Connecticut is in the midst of a transformational period of growth supported by the $1.7B Next Generation Connecticut ( and the $1B Bioscience Connecticut ( investments and a bold new Academic Plan: Path to Excellence ( We are pleased to continue these investments by inviting applications for a faculty position in the Department of Educational Psychology at the rank of tenure-track Assistant Professor.

The Neag School of Education ( is ranked No. 27 among all graduate schools of education and No. 17 among public graduate schools of education in the nation according to U.S. News and World Report. The Neag School offers programs and courses on the main campus in Storrs and at the Hartford, Avery Point, and Waterbury campuses. 

The Department of Educational Psychology is among the top 20 Educational Psychology departments in the nation. The Department has 34 full time faculty members and offers Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Arts degrees in Educational Psychology with concentrations in cognition, instruction, and learning technology; counseling; giftedness, creativity, and talent development; measurement, evaluation and assessment; school psychology; and special education. It also offers a Master of Arts in Educational Psychology with concentrations in educational technology and school counseling.


The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to research and scholarship through high quality publications and extramural funding where appropriate. In the area of teaching, the successful candidate will share a deep commitment to effective instruction in educational psychology and/or learning science courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, development of innovative courses and mentoring of students in research, outreach, and professional development. Successful candidates will also be expected to broaden participation among members of under-represented groups; demonstrate through their research, teaching, and/or public engagement the richness of diversity in the learning experience; integrate multicultural experiences into instructional methods and research tools; provide leadership in developing pedagogical techniques designed to meet the needs of diverse learners and intellectual interests; and provide service to the program, department, school, university, and professional communities.


  • Earned terminal degree (e.g., Ph.D. Ed.D.) in Educational Psychology or related field by time of appointment; (equivalent foreign degrees are acceptable) and
  • College teaching experience.


  • An established research program in an area of educational psychology such as learning science and cognition.
  • Familiarity with contemporary perspectives in learning science.
  • Expertise/Experience in one or more of the following:
    • Instructional Design, Motivation, Individual Differences; Learning Science; Cognitive development; Problem-based Learning; Simulations, Technology use in Learning Contexts.
  • Experience with teacher preparation and teacher professional development.
  • The ability to contribute through research, teaching, and/or public engagement to the diversity and excellence of the learning experience.


This is a full-time, 9-month, tenure track position with an anticipated start date of August 23, 2018. The successful candidate’s academic appointment will be at the Storrs campus. Faculty may also be asked to teach at one of UConn’s regional campuses as part of their ordinary workload. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.


Select "Apply Now" to be redirected to Academic Jobs Online to submit your application containing the following:

  • Personal statement describing: (a) how you meet minimum and preferred qualifications, (b) your teaching philosophy in the context of related experienced, and your (c) research and scholarship; 
  • Curriculum vitae; and
  • Samples of scholarly work.

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Evaluation of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled; however, to ensure full consideration please apply by November 1, 2017. For more information regarding the Department of Educational Psychology please visit the department website at Questions may be addressed to the search committee chair, Dr. Michael Young, at .  Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.  (Search # 2018177)

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at .

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

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Further Info:
University of Connecticut
Neag School of Education
Department of Educational Psychology
249 Glenbrook Road, Unit 3064
Storrs, CT 06269-3064

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