Assistant Professor in Educational and/or Developmental Psychology (65 views)

Eau Claire, WI United States
September 8, 2022

POSITION: A probationary tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor is available in the Department of Psychology in the College of Arts and Sciences. The department seeks a candidate with expertise in Educational and/or Developmental Psychology who is committed to teaching excellence and to maintaining an active program involving undergraduates. This appointment carries an initial two-year probationary appointment beginning with the 2023/2024 academic year, August 21, 2023. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: The department seeks a candidate with a doctorate or who is ABD in Educational and/or Developmental Psychology from a regionally accredited higher education institution. ABD applicants must provide evidence that the doctoral degree will be completed by the first performance review (March 2024).  Candidates must provide evidence of effective undergraduate teaching and have experience or the ability to teach Educational Psychology in addition to at least two of the following courses:  Psychology of Adolescence, Research Methods, and Lifespan Developmental Psychology. Candidates must also have the ability to integrate equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) into classroom pedagogy and/or content to enhance our curriculum in addition to a commitment to serving as a mentor for historically underrepresented students.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: The department considers as assets the ability to bring diverse perspectives to the department and to campus as well as evidence of experience involving undergraduates in research.

DUTIES: Teach courses as assigned in the Psychology Department. Must be able to teach Educational Psychology in addition to at least two of the following: Psychology of Adolescence, Research Methods, and Lifespan Developmental Psychology. Other opportunities will be available to develop courses in the applicant’s area of specialty. Participate in research and scholarly activities; provide academic advising to students as assigned; engage in service to the university, the community, and/or the field; and contribute to department/program, college, and university committees.

DEPARTMENT: Eighteen full-time faculty members and one academic instructor in the Psychology Department represent a broad range of specialty areas including Liberal Arts, Neuroscience, Behavior Analysis, and an accredited School Psychology graduate program. We serve more than 750 undergraduate psychology students, 225 declared minors and over 30 graduate students. University startup funds, student-faculty collaborative research funds, laboratory space, and departmental faculty travel funds are available. For more details, visit our department website at or our Facebook page at


UNIVERSITY and EAU CLAIRE COMMUNITY: UW-Eau Claire, an institution of approximately 11,500 students and 1,200 faculty and staff, is consistently recognized as a top comprehensive university in the Midwest and is widely known as a leader in faculty-undergraduate research and study abroad. We strive for excellence in liberal education and select graduate and professional programs through commitment to teaching and learning and dedication to our core values of diversity, sustainability, leadership, and innovation. To learn more about UWEC, visit .

The City of Eau Claire, situated at the confluence of the Chippewa and Eau Claire rivers, is at the center of a metropolitan area of approximately 100,000 people located 90 miles east of Minneapolis/St. Paul. The area features beautiful parks and trails, strong public schools, a vibrant arts scene and local food culture, and abundant recreational opportunities.

To ensure full consideration, completed applications must be received by October 7th, 2022. However, screening will continue until the position is filled. The university reserves the right to contact additional references with notice given to the candidates at an appropriate time in the process. Employment will require a background check. Employment will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding past conduct related to sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. §. 19.36(7).

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