OPEN RANK PROFESSOR - LEARNING SCIENCES & ED PSYCH
University of Iowa
Location: Iowa City, Iowa
Internal Number: 74295
The University of Iowa
College of Education
Department of Psychological and Quantitative Foundations
Open-Rank Professor in Learning Sciences & Educational Psychology
The Department of Psychological and Quantitative Foundations at the University of Iowa invites applications for an academic year open-rank tenure-track faculty position in the Learning Sciences & Educational Psychology program. The position will begin August 17, 2022. Scholars at any point in their career are encouraged to apply.
The Department of Psychological and Quantitative Foundations seeks applicants for a tenure-track professor position in the learning sciences and educational psychology. The successful candidate will have a generative approach to advancing theory and general knowledge in the learning sciences and investigating innovative learning environments. Research interests that would complement those of our current faculty include, but are not limited to, design-based research, museum studies, maker spaces, or investigations in other informal learning contexts. Research programs that investigate learning in computer science, engineering, the arts, or STEM, are desirable but not a requirement. Our college, university, and surrounding area provide venues for study of informal learning environments including the Iowa Children's Museum; School of the Wild/Wildlife Camps/Raptor Center; high school-based maker spaces; and a number of university museums including the UI Stanley Museum of Art. The University of Iowa provides opportunities for interdisciplinary research and collaboration with faculty in health, social sciences, and other disciplines. The successful candidate will join the faculty of the Educational Psychology and Learning Sciences program, which currently has a Ph.D. and M.A. program as well as a strong service teaching component in our College of Education.
Responsibilities: As a member of the learning sciences and educational psychology program faculty, duties include sustaining a significant program of scholarly activity, generating grant-supported projects, developing and teaching undergraduate and graduate-level courses (including online), advising graduate students, and supervising graduate student research.
Salary: Highly competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Excellent start-up package, benefits, and research support.
Appointment: Nine-month, tenure-track appointment beginning August 17, 2022.
About the Program: The Educational Psychology and Learning Sciences program at the University of Iowa draws from multiple disciplines to study how, when, and why people learn both in and out of school. Our core and affiliated faculty reflect the multi-disciplinary nature of the field, applying various lenses and approaches to the study of learning in diverse contexts. Our students come from diverse fields and professional backgrounds, with shared interest in cognition, design, and learning environments . Our masters' degree prepares professionals to design, implement, or evaluate learning materials and environments as they apply the findings of learning sciences research to the solution of problems in a broad range of educational contexts. The doctoral program draws further on the theories and practices that are grounded in educational psychology and the learning sciences. The doctoral program encourages and helps students acquire the depth of knowledge and sophistication of methodology necessary for original research contributions in those fields, preparing them as scholars for careers in academia, industry, museums, and beyond.
About the College: The College of Education offers more than 80 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, including licensure, endorsement, and certificate programs, many of which are regularly ranked among the best in the nation. Students study with our world-renowned faculty who are the leaders, scholars, and innovators in their fields. Our college is comprised of four departments: Educational Policy and Leadership Studies, Psychological and Quantitative Foundations, Counselor Education, and Teaching and Learning.
About the University and Surrounding Community: The University of Iowa (UI) is world-renowned for its commitment to the arts, sciences, and humanities. UI has been a member of the Big Ten conference since 1899 and the Association of American Universities since 1909. UI ranks #33 among the nation's 629 public universities ( U. S. News & World Report ). More than 32,500 students earn bachelor's, graduate, and professional degrees from UI's 11 colleges.
UI is located in Iowa City , a UNESCO City of Literature that is widely recognized as one of the country's most livable communities. With more than 70,000 residents, Iowa City is an attractive haven for scholars, scientists, artists, writers, and professionals of all kinds. Highlights of living in Iowa City include outstanding affordable health care, excellent libraries and schools, historic neighborhoods, and a lively downtown. Chicago, St. Louis, and Minneapolis/St. Paul are a short car or bus trip away, and nearby Eastern Iowa Airport (CID) connects travelers to the world. The relationship between Iowa City and the UI is very cooperative and supportive.
With over 31,000 students, the University of Iowa is one of the nation's top public research universities, a member of the Big Ten conference and the Association of American Universities. The University of Iowa is composed of eleven colleges and is known around the world for its balanced commitment to the arts, sciences, and humanities. It is home to one of the nation's largest academic medical centers and the pioneering Iowa Writers' Workshop. The University of Iowa promotes work/life integration and is located in the casual yet cosmopolitan environment of Iowa City, widely recognized as one of the country's most livable communities.