Oct 01, 2018

Assistant Professor in Psychological Foundations

  • University of Minnesota
  • Minneapolis, MN, USA
Full time Cognitive Other

Job Description

The Department of Educational Psychology seeks an individual to contribute to the teaching, research, and service in the Learning and Cognition/Educational Technology Track of the Psychological Foundations of Education Program. This is a full-time, tenure-track position in a highly regarded college of a major urban research university beginning Fall Semester 2019. Located in the culturally diverse cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, the University offers unique opportunities for research and participation in varied cultural communities.

Appointment Details:

The individual hired will be appointed into a full-time, 9-month position as a tenure-track Assistant Professor. The likely starting date for this appointment is August 28, 2019, and the salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.

 Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Teaching (40%): Provide instruction in learning and cognition at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Advise graduate students.

Research (40%): Develop a strong research program in learning and cognition, with a possible focus on the development and/or use of educational technologies to promote student learning, and maintain a commitment to securing external funds to support their scholarly inquiry. Contribute to interdisciplinary research through the centers and departments of the College and University.

Service (20%): Participate in Program, Department, College, University, activities, including service on internal committees and relevant professional organizations.

Desired Background and Experience:

Minimum qualifications (required to be considered for the position):

  • An earned doctorate in cognitive psychology, cognitive science, educational psychology, or a related field. (ABD candidates will be considered provided they can document that they are on track to complete their doctorate by August 2019.)
  • A research program in the area of learning and cognition, with a possible focus on educational technology.
  • Evidence of research excellence and productivity in the form of peer-reviewed publications and conference presentations, and evidence of potential for attracting external research funding.
  • Demonstrated commitment to training doctoral students.

Preferred qualifications:

  • A research program that includes an educational technology component
  • Prior teaching experience
  • Evidence of interdisciplinary collaboration in training and research
  • Desire to join a diverse group of colleagues working and living in an urban environment.


Application Process:

An on-line application is required for this position. Please access the University of Minnesota Employment System at https://employment.umn.edu and search for Requisition Number: 326838. To apply, click on the Apply button and follow the instructions. You will have the opportunity to attach a cover letter and resume. Please note that all other additional documents required will have to be attached after the application by accessing your “My Activities” page.

To be fully considered for the position, please include the following items in your application:

  • A letter addressing qualifications, including a description of the focus of the individual's research program and a statement indicating how the candidate meets the stated expectations of the position;
  • Curriculum vitae;
  • Academic transcript showing conferral of the candidate's doctorate;
  • Name, address, e-mail address, and phone number of three references.

Priority will be given to completed applications submitted by Friday, November 15, 2018. This position will remain open until filled and the search committee will begin its review of applications immediately.


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