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Assistant Professor of Educational Psychology (tenure-track)

The University of Texas at Tyler
Texas, United States
Commensurate with experience
Date posted
Jun 7, 2019
FLSA Status  


  Required Application Materials  

Each application should include 1) curriculum vitae, 2) must include a detailed letter of interest and qualifications for the position, 3) a sample of recent scholarly writings, 4) unofficial copy of transcripts, and 5) names and contact information, including e-mails for three references. Please combine all required documents prior to uploading.

  Purpose of Position  

The University of Texas at Tyler invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the Assistant Professor rank specializing in Educational Psychology starting Fall 2019. This faculty member is embedded within a teacher education program. We are particularly interested in candidates who have demonstrated expertise in (a) educational psychology and learning theories, and (b) teaching a mix of blended, online classes, and face-to-face courses, and (c) having a strong research agenda. This is a full-time tenure-track position with a nine-month academic year appointment in the education program in the School of Education within the College of Education and Psychology at The University of Texas at Tyler. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. The position is contingent upon funding by the university.

Responsibilities for the position include (a) teaching graduate and undergraduate educational psychology and learning theory courses, (b) advising and mentoring graduate students, (c) pursuing an active scholarly research agenda, (d) actively supporting local schools, (e) seeking grant funds for research and teaching activities, and (f) contributing to the university, the East Texas community, and the profession through service and outreach activities.

The University of Texas at Tyler is part of the prestigious University of Texas System that includes nine university and six health institutions located throughout the state. Founded in 1971, UT Tyler today enrolls over 10,000 students. Our beautiful 210-acre Tyler campus is nestled along twin lakes, surrounded by thick pine and oak forests, providing a picturesque location for study and recreation. The university also maintains regional campuses in PalestineLongview, and Houston Texas. 

  Required Qualifications  

- An earned a doctorate in Educational Psychology and coursework in learning theories by September 1, 2019

- Evidence of university teaching and research activity appropriate for an assistant professor

- Philosophical stance that values diversity and has a commitment to social justice. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated expertise in (a) teaching blended or online classes as well as face-to-face courses, (b) demonstrated ability to conduct a focused and sustained program of research and scholarship, and (c) a commitment to diversity and social justice.

  Additional Information  

This is a security sensitive position. Employment is contingent upon a successful background check.

  EO/AA Statement  

The University of Texas at Tyler is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability. Women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

The successful applicant must be able to demonstrate eligibility to work in the United States.  This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code Section 51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information. 

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