Assistant Professor in Educational Psychology: Learning & Cognition

Florida State University
Tallahassee, Florida
Commensurate with Experience
Posted Date
Aug 12, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Psychology
Employment Type
Full Time


The Department of Educational Psychology and Learning Systems in the College of Education at Florida State University (FSU) is seeking qualified applicants for the tenure-track position of Assistant Professor in Educational Psychology: Learning & Cognition (L&C).

The L&C program at FSU is one of the top 25 Educational Psychology programs according to U.S. News & World Report. The program currently offers online-MS, face-to-face MS-thesis and PhD degrees, as well as a graduate certificate in College Teaching. L&C has a strong focus on evaluating effective learning contexts and research evidence behind education-related interventions, and (in the case of thesis and doctoral students) on conducting research. We prepare professionals across many disciplines to apply theories of cognition, learning, and development to their fields of practice. Our students come from many backgrounds to apply Learning and Cognition in research, classroom, government, or organizational settings. We also prepare scholars to identify and pursue important research questions and conduct rigorous studies on issues related to supporting learning across the lifespan, especially for those who have been underserved.


The successful candidate will be required to:

  • Develop and teach graduate-level courses in online, face-to-face, and blended learning environments
  • Mentor graduate students and advise doctoral dissertations
  • Pursue external funding opportunities
  • Play an integral role in collaborating with colleagues, students, and alumni to maintain a strong program community and identity
  • Provide service to the program, department, college, and profession

Candidates for this position are required to have an earned doctorate in Educational Psychology, Learning Sciences, or a closely related field from an accredited university. ABD candidates may be considered only if they will have their degree conferred no later than August 2023. The successful candidate should have a clearly articulated research focus with a record of publications, presentations, and funding, as appropriate to time in the field.

Preferences will be given to candidates with experience:

  • Teaching in online, face-to-face, and/or blended learning settings
  • Conducting research focused on learning, motivation, or instruction
  • Working with a diverse and international student body

Preferred candidates should also have:

  • Knowledge and skills to teach courses in two or more of the following areas: psychology of learning, research methods, self-regulation, epistemological beliefs, social psychology, lifespan development, classroom assessment
  • A demonstrated commitment to equity, ethics, and social justice

Other Information:

Classified by the Carnegie Commission as a “Doctoral University: Highest Research Activity,” FSU offers 341 degree programs for approximately 45,000 students and has over 2,400 faculty, including 6 Nobel Laureates. U.S. News & World Report ranked FSU as 19th among 209 public universities nationally, and FSU is designated as a “preeminent state university” in the State of Florida. Tallahassee as a community is a vibrant mid-size city with abundant opportunities, from government internships and legislative initiatives to cultural events, shopping, dining, and outdoor activities. Tallahassee is located near the Gulf Beaches of Florida and enjoys abundant sunshine and a mild winter climate.

Contact Information:

Beth Phillips, Ph.D. Professor & MS Program Coordinator,

How to Apply:

Review of candidates will begin 9/30/22 and will continue until filled. We urge interested candidates to submit materials as soon as possible.

Interested candidates should submit an online application at

Applicants are required to complete FSU’s online application, providing all educational details and a curriculum vitae. Applicants should also include a cover letter detailing how they meet the required and preferred qualifications, a sample publication, names of three references with contact information, a statement of research experience and interests, and a statement of teaching experience and interests.

Transcripts, work samples, and three letters of recommendation will be required of candidates selected as finalists.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

An Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer.

FSU's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at:

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