University of Minnesota - Department of Educational Psychology
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Type: Full Time
Preferred Education: Doctorate
College and University
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Internal Number: 351432
The Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education and Human Development, University of Minnesota seeks an individual to contribute to research, teaching, and service with a primary affiliation within the Special Education Program. This is a 9-month, full-time appointment with a target start of August 2023 and is expected to be filled at the rank of either tenure-track Assistant Professor or tenured Associate Professor.
We seek an individual with expertise that encompasses the science of academic intervention for individuals with disabilities and/or the science of implementation of interventions within education systems. Specific areas of emphasis are open, though we particularly welcome individuals whose research examines academic intervention and implementation outcomes in preschool to age 21 (P21) educational settings. Individuals interested in this position should demonstrate existing and future potential for interdisciplinary and community engaged work. Further, we look forward to learning how interested individuals will prioritize building an equitable, inclusive, and diverse scholarly environment and research agenda.
The Special Education Program is consistently ranked among the top 10 nationally with a long history of leading research and teacher preparation known to meaningfully impact policies and practices within the communities we serve. As an established program area within a department and college that are making substantial investments towards future growth and impact, this position offers a unique opportunity for an individual looking to grow their professional network and advance their research within a university located in a dynamic urban community.
This position will be responsible for:
Develop and sustain a strong and coherent record of scholarship pertinent to academic intervention and implementation for individuals with disabilities.
Contribute to interdisciplinary research through engaging centers and departments of the College and University.
Applicants should be committed to securing external funds in support of their scholarly inquiry.
Research in school settings is preferred.
Advising and Teaching (40%)
Mentor masters and doctoral-level student research, with opportunities to mentor undergraduate research.
Teach graduate-level courses in special education and/or education research. Course assignment(s) will build on the individual’s areas of expertise and research.
Serve on graduate committees for students in special education as well as other areas of the Department and College as appropriate.
Participate in Program, Department, College, University, and other service and public engagement activities.
Service on internal committees or task forces, activities supporting relevant professional organizations, and engaging with community stakeholders.
Applicants should be committed to making strong contributions to the activities of the Department, Special Education Program, the College, and the University.
An earned doctorate, Ph.D. preferred, in special education or related field. (ABD candidates will be considered provided they can document that they are on track to complete their doctorate by August 2023.
Emerging (Assistant) or evidence (Associate) of a
programmatic line of research that advances the science of academic intervention and/or the science of implementation
record of publication and research productivity in the form of peer-reviewed publications and conference presentations
commitment to working effectively with colleagues, students, and community members
commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in research, teaching, and service
Evidence of potential for attracting external research funding
Evidence of prior higher education teaching and advising/mentoring experience
Evidence of prior leadership in teaching, research, or service
Experience teaching in a P21 school setting
Evidence of a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in one’s work and ways of working
Evidence of interdisciplinary scholarship
Application Deadline: The initial screening of applications will begin in October. For best consideration, please submit application materials by October 12, 2022.
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About University of Minnesota - Department of Educational Psychology
About the Department of Educational Psychology:
Educational Psychology involves the study of cognitive, behavioral, and social learning processes that underlie education and human development across the lifespan. Our research advances scientific knowledge of learning processes and their application in diverse educational and community settings. Educational Psychology prepares the next generation of scholars and practitioners in the psychological foundations of education, research methods, and the science and practice of counseling psychology, school psychology, and special education. Educational Psychology’s scholarship and teaching enhance professional practice in schools and universities, community mental health agencies, business and industrial organizations, early childhood programs, and government agencies. Our faculty, staff, and students provide leadership and consultation to the state, the nation, and the international community in each area of educational psychology. For further information visit our website: https://www.cehd.umn.edu/edpsych/.
About the College of Education and Human Development:
The College of Education and Human Development (CEHD), the third larg...est college and the University, contributes to a just and sustainable future through engagement with the local and global communities to enhance human learning and development at all stages of the life span. We know diversity is necessary to do our best work and foster our humanity. That’s why the CEHD community is collectively dedicated to cultivating an inclusive and equitable environment, embracing and celebrating all identities of our students, staff, and faculty. These values are also a moral imperative requiring continuous proactive measures and a firm stance against prejudice, discrimination, and systemic injustice. For further information visit the CEHD website:https://www.cehd.umn.edu.