University of Utah Job Announcement

Department of Educational Psychology
College of Education
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 the Instructional Design and Educational Technology (IDET) component of the Learning Sciences program. The IDET component offers undergraduate and graduate instruction in the design, development, implementation, and evaluation of technology-based instruction in educational settings. Located in metropolitan Salt Lake City, the University of Utah is the state’s flagship research institution and emphasizes exceptional scholarship, quality teaching, and professional service.

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 the design and/or use of new technologies and digital media for learning and/or teaching; (2) design, teaching, and coordination of core courses at the undergraduate level (technology for K-12 pre-service teachers) and at the graduate level in IDET; (3) advisement and supervision of graduate student masters theses and doctoral dissertations; (4) development of research funding proposals to appropriate national agencies and foundations.

An earned doctorate is required in Educational Psychology, Learning Sciences, Cognitive Science, Psychology, Educational Technology, or a related field. Candidates should have a strong program of theory-driven research that studies the use of technology or digital media to improve and assess student learning or teacher development/education. Research specializations that include one or more of the following areas are of particular interest: STEM education; educational games; simulation and immersive environments; dynamic assessment; mobile devices in learning; computer-supported collaboration; and digital learning environments for young students (K-6). Candidates able to teach graduate level courses in technology development (Web 2.0, 3D animation, etc.) are strongly encouraged to apply.

Application/Nomination Procedure:
Interested individuals are invited to apply at the University of Utah employment website Applicants will be required to upload (1) a letter of application, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) selected research manuscripts or journal articles, and (4) the names/contact information for three individuals from whom letters of recommendation can be requested. Inquiries and requests for further information should be directed to the Chair of the IDET Search Committee: Robert Zheng (

Application Deadline, Starting Date, and Salary:
The IDET Search Committee will begin reviewing applications on October 1, 2013. Applications received after this date will be considered until the position is filled. The starting date for the position is August 16, 2014. Salary is competitive, and the appointment is on a nine-month schedule. A liberal benefits package is provided.

The University of Utah is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and educator. Minorities, women, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans preference. Reasonable accommodations provided. For additional information: 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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