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Assistant Professor-School Psychology

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
Wisconsin, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Sep 30, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Psychology
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) invites applicants for a full-time tenure-track, Assistant Professor position in School Psychology. UWM is the primary urban campus in the University of Wisconsin system, one of the preeminent public university systems in the nation. The attractive UWM campus blends new buildings with renovated, architecturally distinguished older buildings in a pleasant residential setting near the shores of Lake Michigan only minutes from downtown Milwaukee. The intellectual and cultural resources of the greater Milwaukee area make the University an unusually attractive and effective teaching and research institution. Please visit university's website at

The UWM School of Education (SOE) offers undergraduate, masters, and doctoral degree programs, and certifications in over 46 program areas. The SOE faculty recognizes the necessity to be leaders for equity and social justice to improve our nation's public educational system The School's key mission is to provide leadership and inspiration for learning and human development in urban communities, and its central vision is to become a premier urban school of education recognized for its diversity and known for excellence in teaching, learning and research. As a community of scholars, the SOE faculty views research as a primary asset since effective educational and societal decisions are derived from that knowledge-base. This asset affirms the faculty's intent to continue to adapt, develop, and expand its efforts to serve diverse populations, train future scholars and practitioners, and promote an atmosphere of free inquiry. Please visit the school's website at

UWM and the metropolitan Milwaukee offer the perfect balance of stimulating environment for work and living. UWM is recognized for its excellence in research with the classification of R1 doctoral universities - highest research activity. There are abundant opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration with faculty across the campus and the UW system. In addition, Milwaukee is the largest city in the state, and UWM campus is the most diverse in the UW system. The campus is located five minutes from Lake Michigan, 15 minutes from downtown Milwaukee and 90 minutes from Chicago.

The UWM is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong commitment to a radically welcoming campus that respects for differences based on gender, race, ethnicity, disability, and sexual orientation. We are committed to supporting colleagues through departmental and university supports found in the UWM Division of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion and faculty support such as the Multicultural Scholars Collaborative.

The school psychology program offers both the PhD and Educational Specialist (Ed.S) degree options that are accredited by APA (PhD) and NASP. We are seeking a productive scholar with systematic programs of research and teaching excellence. The specific area of research expertise for this position is open, however, we seek applicants who align with our core values in evidence-based practice, social responsiveness in delivery of school psychology services, and community partnerships. UWM school psychology program has a unique focus on training school psychologists who support students, families, and schools in the Milwaukee metropolitan area. We have strong training and research partnerships with the schools and organizations that serve children and families in the Greater Milwaukee area. As such, we are particularly interested in candidates with experience and commitment to advancing the training and research mission of UWM and the School of Education in meeting the diverse cultural, linguistic, and educational needs of students through research, teaching, and service.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will teach graduate courses, maintain a strong record of scholarship, supervise practicum and student research, advise doctoral and specialist students, and serve as a resource to the program, university, and professional organizations.

Salary and appointment: This is a full-time (9 month) tenure track appointment at the academic rank of Assistant Professor. Salary range is competitive dependent upon qualifications. Summer teaching opportunities are generally available.

Minimum requirements include: Ph.D. in School Psychology from an APA accredited program earned by August 2023; Evidence of, or potential for excellence, in research and quality publications; Experience of, or potential for excellence, in teaching, supervising, and mentoring graduate students from diverse backgrounds.
Preferred requirements include: Licensure as a psychologist or eligible for licensure as a psychologist in Wisconsin; Although the area of scholarly and teaching focus is open, we are particularly interested in candidates with expertise in academic assessment and intervention or closing the gaps in school outcomes for children from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; Strong potential for securing external research funding.

Complete applications must be received by November 15, 2022 for full consideration. Review of applications will begin November 16, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications received after November 15, 2022 may not receive consideration. For more information or to apply:
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