Assistant Professor - Tenure-Track - Psychology - 20075

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Sep 6, 2023


The Department of Psychology in the College of Letters & Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor in School Psychology (Assistant Professor, FA040). This position will be starting in August 2024.

This full-time position (9 months) involves teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in psychology, conducting research, and providing service to the community and university. We are an Ed.S. School Psychology Program accredited by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) and approved by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.


The selected candidate will be ready to join a dynamic, evidence-based program focused on meeting the diverse needs of students within multi-tiered systems of support. Teaching responsibilities include core courses in the School Psychology Program (e.g., assessment, professional and ethical foundations of school psychology), supervising practicum and internship placements and related research projects, and undergraduate teaching and advising. The selected candidate will have evident potential to maintain a strong program of research in school psychology and to involve students in research. Our strong, collaborative partnerships with local schools support research and service opportunities. The ability to secure extramural funding is desirable. We have a number of graduate assistants available to support instruction and research efforts, an excellent university Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, and start-up funding is negotiable.


Minimum Qualifications:
  • Doctorate in School Psychology
  • Eligibility for National Certification as a School Psychologist (NCSP) and licensure in Wisconsin
Candidates who are ABD may apply but must have their degree completed by the contract start date in August 2024; if not, they will be hired on a one-year contract with the understanding that their degree will be completed before January 2025 in advance of their first scheduled review.

Preferred Characteristics:
  • Demonstrated record of or evident potential for successful teaching of undergraduate and graduate students
  • Clear evidence of scholarly potential, including maintaining a strong program of research that involves students in meaningful ways
  • Commitment to socially just practices that promote equitable educational outcomes for children
  • Pedagogical knowledge or skill with online learning environments
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Willingness and ability to be an active participant in the following applicable safety rules and regulations including necessary training drills
  • Ability to interact respectfully with people from diverse socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds

  • Teaching core courses in the School Psychology Program (e.g., assessment, professional and ethical foundations of school psychology) for in-person and remote students
  • Supervising practicum and internship placements and related research projects
  • Undergraduate teaching and advising
  • Maintaining an active program of research in school psychology with opportunities for student involvement
  • Contributing to the Program’s curriculum development, admissions process, student progress reviews, and student advisory board
  • Providing service within the University as well as the broader community and profession

The Psychology Department at UW-Whitewater offers a Bachelor's degree in psychology as well as M.S.E. and Ed.S. degrees in School Psychology through our NASP-accredited School Psychology Program. Faculty members in the Psychology Department have a broad range of expertise and share a common goal of supporting an inclusive and diverse working and learning environment. The Department strongly encourages candidates who would enrich the diversity of the campus community to apply. With the support of a subgrant award from the WI Department of Public Instruction, the Program is expanding to extend access to individuals who are geographically restricted and unable to participate in classes in person.


Founded in 1868, UW-Whitewater is one of eleven comprehensive universities in a public higher education system that also includes two doctoral institutions and a statewide Extension. UW-Whitewater's main campus is located in Whitewater, with a branch campus in Rock County, in the city of Janesville. Together, these campuses form a preeminent academic institution driven by the pursuit of knowledge, powered by a spirit of innovation, and focused on transforming lives. UW-Whitewater's campuses are located conveniently near Milwaukee, Madison, and Chicago, and thus offer the advantage of beautiful small-town environments with easy access to the cultural and commercial opportunities of major metropolitan areas.

The Warhawk family - led by caring faculty and staff - is devoted to student success within a broad range of academic programs offered at the associate, bachelor, master, and doctoral levels. These include both on-campus and online programs, and span the disciplines, from the theoretical to the applied, and encompass study in the arts, business, education, humanities, natural sciences, social sciences, technology, and professional and interdisciplinary programs.

UW-Whitewater has a special mission within the UW System to serve students with disabilities and, as such, embraces the principles of universal design and is one of the most accessible campuses in the nation. The campuses have more than 200 student organizations and UW-Whitewater's intercollegiate athletic teams compete at the NCAA Division-III level. UW-Whitewater is committed to seeking and sustaining a culturally and ethnically diverse campus environment, building a diverse faculty and staff with expertise and interest in serving students with diverse needs, backgrounds, ethnicities, abilities and other distinct characteristics in respectful, sensitive and understanding ways. The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, and actively seeks and encourages applications from women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and veterans.


The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is part of the 13-campus University of Wisconsin System ( ).

Wisconsin Statute 19.36(7)(b) provides that applicants may indicate in writing that their identity should be kept confidential. In response to a public records request, the University will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful final candidate will be released. See Wisconsin Statute 19.36(7)(a).

Per Regent Policy Document 20-19, University of Wisconsin System Criminal Background Check Policy and UW System Administrative Policy 1275 Recruitment Policies, UW-Whitewater requires criminal background checks as a contingency to employment. A criminal background check will be conducted prior to an offer of employment. All final candidates must be asked, prior to hire, whether they have been found to have engaged in, are currently under investigation for, or left employment during an active investigation in which they were accused of sexual violence or sexual harassment. When obtaining employment reference checks, these same sexual violence or sexual harassment questions must also be asked.

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater requires that all employees be active participants in following applicable safety rules and regulations including necessary training and drills.

For UW-Whitewater Campus safety information and crime statistics/annual Security Report, see . If you would like a paper copy of the report please contact the UW-Whitewater Police at 262-472-4660.


Well-qualified candidates can expect a salary commensurate with the candidate's education, related experience, and qualifications.

UW System employees receive an excellent benefit package. To learn more about the UW System's comprehensive benefits package, review the UW System Employee Benefits Brochure .


Applications received by November 1st, 2023 are ensured full consideration. Applications received after that date may be given consideration at the discretion of the search committee as this position will remain open until filled. The most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process.

If you have questions regarding this recruitment or if you are unable to complete the application online due to a disability or system problem, please contact us at (262) 472-1072 or .

For questions regarding this position, please contact:

Dr. Christine Neddenriep School Psychology Search Chair



Only complete application packages will be considered. This includes online submission of the following documents:
  • Letter of application stating interest and qualifications for the position
  • Curriculum Vita
  • Brief statement of teaching philosophy with graduate and undergraduate students
  • Brief statement of research program goals with supportive evidence (e.g., linked publications)
  • Copies of unofficial graduate transcripts (Official transcripts will be required if offered the position)
  • Names and contact information for three professional references (letters may be requested at a later date)
This Job ID is 20075 .

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