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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. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 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. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
* 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. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
* 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. APPOINTMENT TERMS 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. TO APPLY Select “Apply Now” to be redirected to Academic Jobs Online to complete your application. Please submit a curriculum vitae, a letter of application that addresses the qualifications, and all academic transcripts. Additionally, please follow the instructions in Academic Jobs Online to direct the three reference writers to submit letters of reference on your behalf.
Questions may be addressed to the search committee chair, Dr. Catherine Little, at <mailto:>. Evaluation of applicants will begin on October 28, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search #2020175) For more information regarding the Department of Educational Psychology please visit the department website at epsy.education.uconn.edu<epsy.education.uconn.edu/>. This position will be filled subject to budgetary approval. All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics, which may be found at www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp. CLOSING DATE April 3, 2020 or until the position is filled. ________________________________ The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.
FACULTY POSITION 2: University of Connecticut, 3 Open-Rank Faculty Positions in Diversity Science academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/14506 (The ad is being revised to be open rank and include Assistant Professors. Neuroimaging experts are very welcome to apply! Please contact <mailto:> if you would like to discuss without reaching out to the search committee) The Department of Psychological Sciences at the University of Connecticut (UConn) invites applications for a tenure-track position in Diversity Science at the rank of Associate or Full Professor. Diversity Science extends psychological science to understudied populations including racial/ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities, sexual minorities, and individuals from diverse socio-economic classes. Potential areas of study include, but are not limited to, health disparities, stereotyping and prejudice, workplace diversity, social and economic context and its effect on underrepresented groups, cross-cultural and cross-language differences in cognition and personality, and cognitive and brain processes in underrepresented groups. These areas will help push the boundaries of current psychological theory and create new discoveries about the unique psychological processes relevant to the experiences of diverse populations. The Department of Psychological Sciences, consistent with the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences and the entire UConn community, has an overriding commitment to diversity as a core value and basic tenet. The Department currently has 57 faculty and 125 doctoral students across six divisions: Behavioral Neuroscience, Clinical, Developmental, Industrial-Organizational, Perception-Action-Cognition, and Social, and strongly encourages collaborations between these areas. The department is ranked by the National Science Foundation in the top 15 in total federal Research & Development expenditures. Psychological Sciences faculty are core members of a vibrant research community that includes the institute for cognitive science, the brain imaging center, the institute for systems genomics, as well as a thriving institute for health and policy. The ideal candidate will have a record of an innovative, productive, and interdisciplinary research in issues relevant to Diversity Science, including a record of external funding. Candidates will contribute to the teaching needs of the department at the graduate and undergraduate level. They are expected to affiliate with one of the graduate programs of the department, including Behavioral Neuroscience, Clinical, Developmental, Industrial-Organizational, Perception-Action-Cognition, or Social. However, the ideal candidate will work across traditional boundaries and bridge to one or more other graduate programs. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Ph.D. completed in Psychology or a closely related field plus 5 years or more of experience in an academic setting. An established record of research in Diversity Science, demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching, and a commitment to promoting diversity through their academic and research programs. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS Be able to contribute to interdisciplinary teams and provide scholarship in quantitative methods, cognitive science, neuroscience, or health/occupational health science. Have a record of external grant support. APPOINTMENT TERMS This appointment is a full-time, 9-month, tenure track position with an anticipated start date of August 23, 2020. Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. TO APPLY Select “Apply Now” to be redirected to Academic Jobs Online to complete your application. Please submit a curriculum vitae, letter of application, statement of research and teaching interests, and a commitment to diversity statement. Additionally, please follow the instructions in Academic Jobs Online to direct at least three reference writers to submit letters of reference on your behalf. For questions, please contact <mailto:>, search committee chair, or <mailto:>, Department Head. For more information regarding the Department of Psychological Sciences, please visit the department website at psych.uconn.edu/. Review of applications will begin October 15, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search #2020128) This position will be filled subject to budgetary approval. All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics, which may be found at www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp. CLOSING DATE March 6, 2020 or until the position is filled. ________________________________ ________________________________ The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.