Sep 23, 2021

Assistant Professor of Educational Psychology

  • University of Memphis
  • University of Memphis, Alumni Avenue, Memphis, TN, USA
Full time Applied Psychology Child/Adolescent Development Education Lifespan

Job Description


The Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology and Research seeks a full-time, 9-month, tenure track assistant professor faculty member for the Educational Psychology and Research program, with an emphasis on Adolescent Development, beginning August 15, 2022 (Position #001679). The Educational Psychology and Research Program is predominantly a doctoral educational program using an apprenticeship model and emphasizing research productivity. This program also provides a wide range of service courses and academic support for all graduate degree programs in the College of Education. The position requires teaching of graduate courses, a significant program of scholarly research, research publications, the pursuit of external funding for research, mentoring and supervising research of graduate students, chairing and serving on master’s and doctoral committees, and participating in national professional organizations and university and college committees. The successful candidate will teach courses primarily in human development, with a special emphasis on adolescent development.




  • An earned doctorate in Educational Psychology or closely related field
  • Expertise in adolescent development with a broader perspective on how it maps onto lifespan development and educational contexts
  • Evidence of research potential and publication record
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion


  • Evidence of teaching excellence
  • Evidence of federally funded grant awards or participation in funded projects
  • Interdisciplinary and/or international experience conducting collaborative research
  • Evidence of publications in key professional journals in the field



The Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology and Research (CEPR) offers seven graduate certificates, seven master's, and three doctoral degrees in its three principal areas ( The College of Education, with a faculty of 85 tenure-track positions, is fully accredited by NCATE/CAEP and is a leader in the enhancement of teacher and principal preparation (see The College is dedicated to diversity, inclusion, and equity and seeks to prepare students for careers as administrators, counselors, educators, leaders, practitioners, researchers, scholars, and teachers. The University of Memphis is recognized by the Carnegie Foundation as one of two public research universities and the only community engaged public university in Tennessee. It has seven colleges and six professional schools serving a diverse population of over 22,200 students, including 5,300 graduate students. The University is strongly committed to its urban mission and outreach programs. It promotes the diverse and integrated role the faculty plays in fulfilling a comprehensive mission of research, education, and community outreach.


Salary will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications. The University offers an excellent benefits package including healthcare and retirement. The position (#001679) is a nine-month tenure track appointment with the possibility of summer teaching. The anticipated date of appointment is August 2022.


Review of applications will begin on Friday, October 22, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled. The department welcomes applicants with diverse and interdisciplinary backgrounds. Applications are to be submitted electronically at

Applicants are required to upload (1) a letter of application, (2) a statement of research, (3) a statement of teaching experience and philosophy, (4) a curriculum vitae, and (5) three letters of recommendations. Applicants will receive a confirmation number when all application materials are submitted. Letters of reference and official transcripts will be requested upon interview. Address inquiries and nominations to Dr. Christian Mueller, or (901) 678-2841.


University of Memphis


Counseling, Educational Psychology & Research

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