Job announcement: University of Utah

The Department of Educational Psychology ( in the College of Education at the University of Utah invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level with primary responsibilities in Statistics and/or Measurement in the Learning Sciences program.  The Learning Sciences program offers undergraduate and graduate instruction in the areas of learning, cognition, and educational psychology.  Faculty members conduct basic or applied research in their area of expertise, and also provide support to the department’s professional programs (i.e., Counseling Psychology and School Psychology).


Responsibilities: In addition to service at the program, college, and university levels, responsibilities will include: (1) development and maintenance of an ongoing program of scholarly research related to learning, cognition, individual differences, or other Learning Sciences related specialties; (2) design, teaching, and coordination of core courses at the graduate level in either statistics (e.g., hypothesis testing, analysis of variance, multiple regression, hierarchical linear modeling, multiple analysis of variance, discriminant analysis, and other relevant graduate statistics topics) or measurement (e.g., reliability, validity, classical test theory, item response theory, generalizability theory, and other relevant graduate measurement topics); (3) advisement and supervision of graduate student masters theses and doctoral dissertations; and (4) development of research funding proposals to appropriate national agencies and foundations.


Qualifications: This position requires an earned doctorate in Educational Psychology, Learning Sciences, Cognitive Psychology, Cognitive Science, Psychology, or a related field.  Candidates should have a strong program of theory-driven research that studies learning, cognition, individual differences, or other Learning Sciences related specialties.  Candidates should be able to teach graduate level courses in statistics, measurement, cognition, learning science, and related areas.  Preference will be given to candidates with a strong commitment to research that is grounded in psychological theories of learning and cognition.


Application Process: All applications must be submitted on-line ( )  via the University of Utah web site.  Do not send application materials directly to the department.  As part of the application process, you are required to upload (1) a letter of application that outlines interests and qualifications, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) selected research manuscripts or journal articles, and (4) contact information for three individuals from whom letters of recommendation can be requested.  File review will begin September 15, 2017, and continue until the position is filled.  Inquiries and requests for further information should be directed to

the Statistics/Measurement Search Committee Chair: Michael Gardner (


Setting: The Learning Sciences program offers Ph.D., M.S., Masters of Statistics, and M.Ed. (in Instructional Design and Educational Technology) degrees through the department of Educational Psychology, University of Utah.  The department also includes APA approved doctoral programs in Counseling Psychology and School Psychology, as well as masters programs in Counseling, and doctoral and masters programs in Reading and Literacy.


Located in metropolitan Salt Lake City in the foothills of the Wasatch Mountains, the University of Utah is the state’s flagship research institution and emphasizes exceptional scholarship, quality teaching, and professional service.  The university serves over 32,000 students from across the U.S. and the world with over 72 major subjects at the undergraduate level and more than 90 major fields of study at the graduate level, including law and medicine.  Known for its proximity to seven world-class ski resorts within 40 minutes of campus, the University of Utah encourages an active, holistic lifestyle, innovation and collaborative thinking to engage students, faculty and business leaders. Salt Lake City is a vibrant major metropolitan area with a diverse, multicultural population and numerous cultural and outdoor activities.


EEO/Diversity Information The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, national origin, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, status as a person with a disability, genetic information, or Protected Veteran status. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. To inquire about the University’s nondiscrimination or affirmative action policies or to request disability accommodation, please contact: Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Circle, Rm 135, (801) 581-8365.


The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

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