Assistant Professor - School Psychology

Wisconsin, United States
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Feb 08, 2021
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Assistant Professor - School Psychology

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College of Arts, Social Sciences & Humanities

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The Department of Psychology in the College of Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities ( CASSH ) at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse ( UWL ), is recruiting a new colleague in the graduate School Psychology Program for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor position to start August 30, 2021. The School Psychology Program is housed within the Psychology Department and has a strong record of educating future school psychologists who positively impact children’s learning outcomes. Known for its culture of collaboration among faculty, staff and students, the program is committed to preparing culturally competent and humble practitioners who are ready to meet the needs of diverse learners and families through equitable practices. School districts in which program students and graduates have served consistently voice respect for the program’s ability to produce practitioner/scholars well-trained in the comprehensive role of the practicing school psychologist. The program grants an Education Specialist degree, is approved by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction ( DPI ) and is conditionally accredited by the National Association of School Psychologists ( NASP ).

UWL is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We strive to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool, and we encourage applications from persons with varied backgrounds and perspectives. In support of the Wisconsin Veteran Employment Initiative we encourage veterans and veterans with disabilities to explore employment opportunities at UWL . Employment will require a criminal background check. A pending criminal background charge or conviction will not necessarily disqualify an applicant. In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, UWL does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction record.

This position is affiliated with the School of Education, Professional, and Continuing Education ( EPC ) and the Dean of the EPC will provide feedback regarding hiring and personnel reviews to the department. School of Education affiliated faculty are expected to be engaged in service and scholarly activities that inform and enhance the work they do with prospective teachers. Some additional work hours outside the academic school year may be required in order to align duties with the PK-12 school year. EPC is committed to principles of equity, inclusion, and social justice. We seek to advance UWL’s strategic planning goal, “Achieving Excellence through Diversity and Equity” by increasing the retention of diverse students, faculty, and staff; teaching with identity inclusive and responsive pedagogies; and ensuring that everyone—regardless of race, ethnicity, class, gender, sexual identity, citizenship, first language, religion, ability and other identities—is included and welcomed on campus. Faculty members in this position collaborate with the Department of Educational Studies on advising and curriculum related issues.

Our new colleague will share this commitment to diversity and will be a dedicated teacher, active scholar, and mentor for students with diverse backgrounds. We especially encourage applications from members of historically under-represented groups, those whose work furthers our diversity and inclusion efforts, and those who bring to campus varied life experiences, perspectives and backgrounds.

Position Summary

The full-time faculty in the program operate as a team and rely on individual and collective strengths. As such, we prefer an applicant who can contribute in one or more of the following ways: by engaging in high impact teaching practices on the diagnosis and positive change of behavior concerns in children and adolescents; by increasing community engagement and collaboration with schools and other community institutions serving children and adolescents; through their experience and/or interest in grant writing; and through their experience and/or interest in online programming. Graduate teaching expectations are a 3-3 course load and may include courses such as Behavior Assessment and Management, Psychological Consultation and Collaboration, and other courses within the applicant’s interest area. Other graduate duties include supervision of Ed.S. capstone research projects and supervision of student practica and internships. Occasional undergraduate course offerings appropriate to the candidate’s training and expertise are a possibility. Consistent with our practitioner/scholar training philosophy, we offer a two-credit reassignment to work in local schools on a rotating basis. Additional responsibilities include maintaining an active scholarship agenda and providing service to the department, university, community, and profession. Academic year salary is competitive and commensurate with experience, with excellent fringe benefits and insurance programs.

Required Qualifications

• Earned (or nearly completed) doctorate in School Psychology, or a closely related field, by August 30, 2021. If nearly completed upon hire, the degree must be earned by the first personnel review, no later than May 15, 2022.
• At least one year of experience with PK-12 aged children or adolescents relevant to work as a school psychologist by August 30, 2021. This experience may include a full-time, year-long school psychologist internship.

Preferred Qualifications

• A strong commitment to training in and identity with School Psychology
• Evidence of potential for effective teaching and research involving students in higher education settings
• Expertise in behavior assessment and intervention
• Interest/expertise in collaborating with community agencies to develop high impact learning opportunities for students
• Interest in/evidence of federal and external grant writing
• Interest/expertise in the design and delivery of online learning opportunities.
• At least three years of experience with PK-12 aged children or adolescents relevant to work as a school psychologist by August 30, 2021. This experience may include a full-time, year-long school psychologist internship.

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Review of applications will begin on March 22, 2021 and continue until filled. Electronic submission of application materials is required and will consist of a cover letter of application, CV, and a contact information document that includes the names, email addresses and phone numbers for three current references who can speak to teaching/supervision skills, clinical/applied skills, and/or research skills. The cover letter of application should include specific elaboration on the candidate’s experiences with PK-12 aged children or adolescents relevant to work as a school psychologist, and how those experiences inform their teaching, scholarship, and service.

If you have any questions about this position, please contact search committee chair Dr. Dan Hyson at To apply, please visit


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  1. The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identities of finalists must be revealed upon request. See Wis. Stat. §. 19.36(7).
    • I wish for my name to remain confidential until the university is no longer able to do so.
    • I waive my right to keep my name confidential through the application process.
  2. Will you now or in the future require visa sponsorship for employment at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse? (UW-L and UW System institutions pay for some or all of the sponsorship costs. Some candidates may require an H1B or another form of employment sponsorship to work in the US. This question is asked so that if you are the successful candidate, Human Resources can work with your work unit to begin the process of obtaining this visa).
    • Yes, I will require sponsorship prior to employment.
    • Yes, I will require sponsorship for continued employment if hired.
    • No, I do not require sponsorship and am eligible to work in the US.
  3. Please provide your most recent employer, supervisor name and contact information, including phone number and email address. (Pursuant to UW System Administrative Policy 1275, UW System requires reference checks related to sexual harassment and sexual violence to be conducted at a minimum with a final candidate’s most recent employer and with all previous UW System institution and State of Wisconsin agency employers from the past seven years. UW-L will notify you prior to contacting your supervisor).

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  4. Are you currently employed by or have you been employed by a UW System institution or a State of Wisconsin agency during the last seven (7) years? Please answer yes or no. If yes, provide the institution or agency name, your supervisor and contact information, including phone number and email address.
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  5. After you retire from a Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS) employer, you may return to work with a WRS employer as a rehired annuitant, provided certain requirements are met. There are no restrictions on what type of position a rehired annuitant can hold. Under the WRS, there is no limit to how much you may earn as a rehired annuitant. (Learn more: Are you currently collecting an annuity from the Wisconsin Retirement System, (WRS)?
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  6. How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
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  8. Were you ever found to have engaged in any sexual violence or sexual harassment in a previous work assignment? (Required under UW System Administrative Policy 1275)
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  9. Are you currently under investigation or have ever left employment during an active investigation in which you were accused of sexual violence or sexual harassment? (Required under UW System Administrative Policy 1275)
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