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

Position ID:UConn-Educational Psychology (Neag School of Education)-2020175 [#14947, 493529]
Position Title: Assistant/Associate Professor in Learning Sciences
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Storrs, Connecticut 06269, United States [map]
Subject Area: Educational Psychology
Appl Deadline: finished (2019/10/03, finished 2020/04/29, listed until 2020/04/03)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer being accepted. ***

The Department of Educational Psychology in the Neag School of Education at the University of Connecticut (UConn) invites applicants to fill two tenure-track faculty positions in Learning Sciences at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. We seek scholars whose research and teaching address one or more dimensions of Learning Sciences, including but not limited to social and cognitive aspects of learning, the design and implementation of learning environments, and learning innovations. The ideal candidate will share the Neag School’s commitment to high-quality scholarship, excellent teaching, exceptional service to students and the profession, and continuous quality improvement in an environment of civility and respect.

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. 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, including Educational Psychology: Special Education; Elementary Education; 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.  The Educational Psychology Department has programs in Cognition, Instruction and Learning Technology; Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology; Educational Technology; Giftedness, Creativity, and Talent Development; Research Methods, Measurement, and Evaluation; School Psychology; and Special Education.


Successful candidates will be expected to contribute to research and scholarship through high quality publications and extramural funding. In the area of teaching, successful candidates will share a deep commitment to effective instruction 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 contribute to efforts to promote cross-disciplinary learning experiences within the Department and the Neag School. 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; and provide service to the program, department, School, University, and professional communities.


  • Earned terminal degree (e.g., Ph.D. Ed.D.) in Learning Sciences or related field by time of appointment; (equivalent foreign degrees are acceptable) and
  • K-12 or university teaching experience.


  • Demonstrated potential to conduct research and pursue an independent research agenda related to learning sciences, in areas that might include but are not limited to the following: Learning environments/contexts for learning; educational psychology; cognitive science; learning technologies; instructional design; mechanisms or processes of learning; learning innovations in formal and informal environments; learning analytics; or intersections of any of these areas of study.
  • Familiarity with contemporary perspectives in learning sciences.
  • Demonstrated potential to secure external funding.
  • Experience teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in relevant areas.
  • Demonstrated skills and abilities for collaborating with university colleagues and community members.
  • Evidence of service to the university, field, or profession through leadership in such areas as professional organizations, editorial activities, and university service.
  • The ability to contribute through research, teaching, and/or public engagement to the diversity and excellence of the learning experience.
  • Applied experience working in educational settings.


These are full-time, 9-month, tenure track positions with an anticipated start date of August 23, 2020. 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 and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.


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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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