University of Iowa

United States

November 10, 2021


OPEN RANK PROFESSOR - LEARNING SCIENCES & ED PSYCH Requisition # 74295 Position Basics Type of Position TENURE-TRACK

Advertising Ends on: Extended Until Position is Filled Advertising Started on: Thursday, October 7th, 2021 College: College of Education Department: Psych & Quant Foundations

Salary Salary: Commensurate Position Details Full/Part Time Status: Full Time

Position Description:

The University of Iowa

College of Education

Department of Psychological and Quantitative Foundations

Open-Rank Professor in Learning Sciences & Educational Psychology

The Department of Psychological and Quantitative Foundations at the University of Iowa invites applications for an academic year open-rank tenure-track faculty position in the Learning Sciences & Educational Psychology program. The position will begin August 17, 2022. Scholars at any point in their career are encouraged to apply.

The Department of Psychological and Quantitative Foundations seeks applicants for a tenure-track professor position in the learning sciences and educational psychology. The successful candidate will have a generative approach to advancing theory and general knowledge in the learning sciences and investigating innovative learning environments. Research interests that would complement those of our current faculty include, but are not limited to, design-based research, museum studies, maker spaces, or investigations in other informal learning contexts. Research programs that investigate learning in computer science, engineering, the arts, or STEM, are desirable but not a requirement. Our college, university, and surrounding area provide venues for study of informal learning environments including the Iowa Children's Museum; School of the Wild/Wildlife Camps/Raptor Center; high school-based maker spaces; and a number of university museums including the UI Stanley Museum of Art. The University of Iowa provides opportunities for interdisciplinary research and collaboration with faculty in health, social sciences, and other disciplines. The successful candidate will join the faculty of the Educational Psychology and Learning Sciences program, which currently has a Ph.D. and M.A. program as well as a strong service teaching component in our College of Education.

Responsibilities: As a member of the learning sciences and educational psychology program faculty, duties include sustaining a significant program of scholarly activity, generating grant-supported projects, developing and teaching undergraduate and graduate-level courses (including online), advising graduate students, and supervising graduate student research.

Salary: Highly competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Excellent start-up package, benefits, and research support.

Appointment: Nine-month, tenure-track appointment beginning August 17, 2022.

About the Program: The Educational Psychology and Learning Sciences program at the University of Iowa draws from multiple disciplines to study how, when, and why people learn both in and out of school. Our core and affiliated faculty reflect the multi-disciplinary nature of the field, applying various lenses and approaches to the study of learning in diverse contexts. Our students come from diverse fields and professional backgrounds, with shared interest in cognition, design, and learning environments . Our masters' degree prepares professionals to design, implement, or evaluate learning materials and environments as they apply the findings of learning sciences research to the solution of problems in a broad range of educational contexts. The doctoral program draws further on the theories and practices that are grounded in educational psychology and the learning sciences. The doctoral program encourages and helps students acquire the depth of knowledge and sophistication of methodology necessary for original research contributions in those fields, preparing them as scholars for careers in academia, industry, museums, and beyond.

About the College: The College of Education offers more than 80 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, including licensure, endorsement, and certificate programs, many of which are regularly ranked among the best in the nation. Students study with our world-renowned faculty who are the leaders, scholars, and innovators in their fields. Our college is comprised of four departments: Educational Policy and Leadership Studies, Psychological and Quantitative Foundations, Counselor Education, and Teaching and Learning.

The College has a Strategic Plan (https: // assessment-and-continuous-improvement/strategic-plan), which includes actively engaging with diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism. The College is working intentionally through our Anti-Racism Collaborative (https: // racism-collaborative).

About the University and Surrounding Community: The University of Iowa (UI) is world-renowned for its commitment to the arts, sciences, and humanities. UI has been a member of the Big Ten conference since 1899 and the Association of American Universities since 1909. UI ranks #33 among the nation's 629 public universities ( U. S. News & World Report). More than 32,500 students earn bachelor's, graduate, and professional degrees from UI's 11 colleges.

UI is located in Iowa City, a UNESCO City of Literature that is widely recognized as one of the country's most livable communities. With more than 70,000 residents, Iowa City is an attractive haven for scholars, scientists, artists, writers, and professionals of all kinds. Highlights of living in Iowa City include outstanding affordable health care, excellent libraries and schools, historic neighborhoods, and a lively downtown. Chicago, St. Louis, and Minneapolis/St. Paul are a short car or bus trip away, and nearby Eastern Iowa Airport (CID) connects travelers to the world. The relationship between Iowa City and the UI is very cooperative and supportive.

The University of Iowa is a founding member of the Central Midwest Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC) and is committed to recruiting and retaining the most talented and diverse faculty and staff and assisting dual- career couples.

Education Requirement:

Prospective candidates must have earned a doctorate in the learning sciences, educational psychology, instructional technology, or a related discipline by August 2022.

Required Qualifications:

(1) Evidence of scholarly productivity or promise of scholarly productivity (rank dependent); (2) potential for securing external funds for research, training, and program development; (3) teaching experience or related activity; (4) interest in building partnerships with local agencies, schools; and across the university; and (5) ability to work collaboratively and with diverse populations.

Desirable Qualifications:

(1) Evidence or promise of excellent teaching skills at undergraduate and graduate level including graduate student advising, (2) a record or promise of securing external funds for grant-supported projects, (3) a record or promise of productivity in the development of robust theoretical and methodological approaches in the learning sciences, and (4) a focus on the research and design of innovations for learning, especially as used in informal learning environments.

Online Application Required Documents

Curriculum Vitae Letter of Interest Two or three samples of scholarly work Teaching evaluations Graduate college transcripts

Number of References: 3 Letters of Recommendation are required as part of the application process. Upon submission, references selected will be notified by e-mail with directions on how to electronically submit letters to the University of Iowa.

To start the Online Application process for this position, click the "Apply for This Position" button located below the Contact Information.

Contact Information

Contact: Kathy L Schuh - Cedu-Psych & Quant Foundations Lindquist Center 240 South Madison Street 304N LC Iowa City, IA 52240 Phone: 319-335-5667 Department URL: https: //

The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. The University also affirms its commitment to providing equal opportunities and equal access to University facilities. Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply for all employment vacancies. For additional information on nondiscrimination policies, contact the Coordinator of Title IX and Section 504, and the ADA in The Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity, 319/335-0705 (voice) or 319/335-0697 (text), The University of Iowa, 202 Jessup Hall, Iowa City, Iowa, 52242-1316.

Persons with disabilities may contact University Human Resources/Faculty and Staff Disability Services, (319) 335-2660 or, to inquire or discuss accommodation needs.

Prospective employees may review the University Campus Security Policy and the latest annual crime statistics by contacting the Department of Public Safety at 319/335-5022.

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