University of Connecticut Storrs, Connecticut 06269, United States
Nov 06, 2019Full time
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. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 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.