Associate Professor (STEM Education) Posting Details Position
Information Proposed Faculty Rank Associate Professor Department
00163 - Educational Psychology City Salt Lake City, UT Track Tenure
Track New Position to Begin July 1, 2022 Details The Department of
Educational Psychology in the College of Education at the
University of Utah invites applications for a tenured position at
the Associate Professor level with a focus in Science, Technology,
Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education, with primary
responsibilities in the Learning Sciences program.
The Learning Sciences program offers MS and PhD degrees in Learning
and Cognition, as well as master’s degrees in Secondary Science
Education, Statistics, Instructional Design and Educational
Technology. Learning Sciences faculty also contribute to
undergraduate teacher education in elementary and secondary methods
in science, mathematics, and technology education, as well as
general survey courses in learning and research. Faculty conduct
basic or applied research in their area of expertise and provide
support to the graduate programs across the department, as well as
to the undergraduate teacher education degree programs in the
College of Education.
This is a nine-month,
full-time tenured position. The appointment is at the rank of
Applicant Required Qualifications:
position requires an earned doctorate in Educational Psychology,
Science Education, Mathematics Education, Engineering Education,
Learning Sciences, Psychology, or a related field. Candidates
should have an established program of theory-driven research that
studies the intersection of STEM Education with learning
and cognition. We invite candidates whose research programs focus
on either formal (K-16 learning environments) or
informal STEM learning environments, and we are open to
types of research design and areas of methodological expertise
(e.g., quantitative, qualitative, mixed-methods).
- Strong evidence of and potential for collaboration to sustain
and expand existing partnerships.
- Evidence of leadership in obtaining external funding and
publishing works related to individual research agenda.
- Experience in interdisciplinary and collaborative research
in STEM Education.
- Demonstrated excellence in teaching.
- Commitment to the promotion of equity, diversity, and inclusion
across professional responsibilities (i.e., research, teaching, and
- Commitment to research that is grounded in educational and/or
psychological theories of learning and cognition.
of the position will include:
- Develop and sustain a program of scholarly research related
to STEM Education and closely related fields.
- Design, teach, and coordinate core courses at the undergraduate
or graduate level in critical areas of STEM education
(i.e., science education methods, math education methods,
engineering education, and/or technology education).
- Participate and provide leadership in
interdisciplinary STEM education initiatives across the
College of Education and at the University level.
- Advise and supervise graduate student master’s theses and
- Serve as an organizer, collaborator and/or principal
investigator for research and service proposals to appropriate
national agencies and foundations.
- Provide appropriate levels of service at the program, college,
and university levels, as well as to the community and
The Department of Educational Psychology (EDPS) stands in support
of compassion, dignity, value-of-life, equity, inclusion, and
justice for all individuals regardless of color, race/ethnicity,
sexual orientation, religion, language, socioeconomic status,
ability, gender, gender identity or expression, immigration status,
or any type of marginalization. We stand in support of making our
society more inclusive, just, and equitable for all individuals. We
stand against individual and systemic racism in all its various
forms. EDPS faculty believe we must all share in the
responsibility to support equity, diversity, and inclusivity in our
department, college, and university with the goal to eradicate
racism in all forms.
Learning Sciences program faculty areas of expertise
include STEM education, educational technology, cognitive
processes, and emotion regulation. Research in this program
contributes not only to foundational theory in the learning
sciences, but it also informs the design and development of
effective educational materials and interventions.
Appointment: July 1, 2022
Salary is commensurate with rank.
Submission of Materials for
Screening of applications will begin
December 15, 2021 and will continue until the position is
submit the following application materials electronically through
the University of Utah Human Resource Department portal: (1)
a cover letter that describes qualifications as they relate to the
position (2) curriculum vitae (3) samples of three
scholarly publications (4) the names/contact information for
three individuals from whom letters of recommendation can be
(5) a commitment statement explaining how you will further
the goal of building a culturally diverse and inclusive educational
Inquiries and requests for further information should be directed
to the Chair of the STEM Education Search Committee: Anne
Additional Information Available:
Educational Psychology https://ed-psych.utah.edu/
College of Education https://education.utah.edu/
University of Utah https://www.utah.edu/
The University of Utah values candidates who have experience
working in settings with students, staff, faculty and patients from
diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving
access to higher education, employment opportunities, and quality
healthcare for historically underrepresented groups.
Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such
as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and
protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is
extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with
University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable
accommodations in the application process will be provided to
individuals with disabilities.
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Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race,
ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex,
sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression,
pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or
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the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it
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and Affirmative Action:
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Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with
prior URS service, may elect to enroll
in URS if they make the election before they become
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This position may require the successful completion of a
criminal background check and/or drug screen and immunizations.
Special Instructions for Candidates Open Date 09/01/2021
Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Requisition Number
PRN00726CF Type Faculty
- Cover Letter
- Curriculum Vitae
- Example of Research 1
- Example of Research 2
- Example of Research 3
- List of References
- Commitment Statement - Explain how you will further the goal of
building a culturally diverse and inclusive educational
- Appropriate discharge document (such as a DD-214 – Member Copy
4) – Veteran Only – Call 801.581.2169
- Addendum to the University of Utah - Veteran Only - Call
801.581.2169 after submission