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

Position ID:UConn-Educational Psychology (Neag School of Education)-2020222 [#15256, 493629]
Position Title: Assistant Professor in School Psychology
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Storrs, Connecticut 06269, United States [map]
Subject Area: Educational Psychology
Appl Deadline: finished (2019/10/24, finished 2020/04/29, listed until 2020/04/24)
Position Description:    

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

The Department of Educational Psychology invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position in School Psychology at the rank of Assistant Professor. The ideal candidate will share the Neag School’s commitment to excellent teaching and scholarship, 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 in School Psychology consistent with our strategic priorities to increase research and educational capacity within the School Psychology graduate program.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach appropriate courses in School Psychology, conduct research in School Psychology, engage in scholarly activities, mentor graduate students, and participate in outreach and service activities within the University and in the field of school psychology. In addition, the candidate will be expected to obtain external funding to support research efforts in their areas of expertise.

 The University of Connecticut is a national leader among public research universities, with more than 32,000 students seeking answers to critical questions in classrooms, labs, and the community. A culture of innovation drives this pursuit of knowledge throughout the University’s network of campuses. Connecticut’s commitment to higher education helps UConn attract students who thrive in the most competitive environments, as well as globally renowned faculty members. Our school pride is fueled by a history of success that has made us a standout in Division I athletics. UConn fosters a diverse and vibrant culture that meets the needs and seizes the opportunities of a dynamic global society.

 The Neag School of Education stands out as a major contributor to instructional and research excellence at the University of Connecticut. With academic departments dedicated to educational leadership, educational psychology, and curriculum and instruction, the Neag School also offers a five-year integrated bachelor’s/master’s program in teacher education and a one-year, post-baccalaureate teacher education program. According to the 2020 U.S. News & World Report rankings of Best Graduate Schools, the Neag School ranks among the top 20 public graduate schools of education in the nation and has five specialty programs ranked in the top 25 nationally: Special Education; Elementary Education; Educational Psychology; Educational Administration; and Secondary Education.

The University of Connecticut’s Educational Psychology program is ranked among the top 20 of its kind in the nation, per U.S. News & World Report. With 33 faculty members, the department is among the most productive at the University. In addition to the program in School Psychology, the Educational Psychology department has programs in Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology; Special Education; Research Methods, Measurement, and Evaluation; Cognition, Instruction, and Learning Technology; Giftedness, Creativity, and Talent Development; and Educational Technology. We seek candidates who would like to join our APA-accredited and NASP-approved program.


Job responsibilities include teaching courses primarily within the School Psychology program; advising graduate students; engaging in research, including securing extramurally funding to support research efforts; and contributing to the program, department, School, University, and State through service and outreach.


  1. Doctorate in school psychology or a related field by the time of appointment
  2. Applied experience working in educational settings with the roles and functions of a school psychologist
  3. Licensed or license-eligible (pending state-specific requirements) as a health service psychologist


  1. Experience teaching graduate courses related to school psychology, with focus on psychoeducational assessment models, theories, and/or data-based practice across domains (e.g., intellectual, academic, behavioral, social-emotional)
  2. Doctorate in school psychology from an APA or NASP-accredited program
  3.  Demonstrated capacity to conduct research and pursue an independent research agenda relevant to the profession of school psychology
  4. Experience supervising graduate students engaged in clinical and/or research experiences
  5. Demonstrated skills and abilities for collaborating with university colleagues and community members
  6. Certified or certification-eligible as a school psychologist in Connecticut


This is a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track position with an anticipated start date of August 23, 2020.  The successful candidate’s primary academic appointment will be at the Storrs campus with the possibility of work at UConn’s regional campuses across the state.  Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.


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

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 Screening of applicants will begin November 6, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.

Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search # 2020222)

Questions about the position should be directed to Lisa M. H. Sanetti, Search Chair, at  For more information regarding the Department of Educational Psychology please visit the department website at

This position will be filled subject to budgetary approval.

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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