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Assistant Professor of Educational Psychology in Developmental Sciences Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The Department of Educational Psychology seeks applications from individuals with research interests in Developmental Sciences, especially those with interests at the intersection of Developmental Sciences and Counseling Psychology, focusing on adolescence and/or adult development, for one full-time, nine-month tenure-track faculty position at the level of assistant professor. The Department of Educational Psychology is a top-10 ranked department. Faculty members have diverse research interests in broad areas such as developmental science, counseling psychology, cognition and student learning, quantitative/qualitative methodology & measurement. We are known for our groundbreaking research, innovative approaches to teaching, and service to the global community. The Department sits within the College of Education, which provides strong support for research and opportunities for collaboration with leaders across campus and in the field and is ranked in the top 25 Education colleges in 2021 by US News and World Report. Collaborations among faculty members are common across other departments within and beyond the College of Education, as well as with faculty at other universities. More information about the Department of Educational Psychology is available at http://education.illinois.edu/edpsy.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or veteran status. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO.

Position responsibilities: Successful applicants will have research interests in the social, cultural, and/or cognitive dimensions of development, in adolescence and/or adulthood, in the context of education. The specific substantive area of interest is open but may include topics such as social-emotional development; mental health or wellness; adaptation and adjustment, resilience; gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation and diversity in school and community settings; family systems; achievement motivation and learning; and cross-cultural research. The successful applicant will be expected to advise doctoral students in both the Divisions of Developmental Science and Counseling Psychology, to teach both graduate and undergraduate courses in child, adolescent and/or lifespan development, psychological health, and/or counseling psychology, and to assume an active role as a member of the College’s scholarly community. 

Qualifications: Candidates must hold an earned doctoral degree in educational psychology, developmental psychology, counseling psychology, or a related field. Candidates with expertise in adolescent development, experimental and survey-based methods, and longitudinal data analysis will be highly considered. The successful applicant will demonstrate strong potential for developing an independent research program and strong accomplishments in teaching.

Salary and Starting Date: Salary will be commensurate with experience. The proposed starting date is August 16, 2022.

Application: To ensure full consideration, all required application materials must be submitted by October 15, 2021. Please create your candidate profile through http://jobs.illinois.edu and upload your application materials into one combined pdf file: letter of application, CV, statement of teaching and research interests, and teaching evaluations if available, and the names and contact information for three professional references. Finalists will be asked to provide up to 3 examples of publications. All requested information must be submitted for the application to be considered. Applicants may be interviewed before the closing date; however, no hiring decision will be made until after that date.

For more information about this search please contact: Dr. Michelle Perry (mperry@illinois.edu), Search Committee Chair.

University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Convictions are not a bar to employment. The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment.  For more information, visit “Policy on Consideration of Sexual Misconduct in Prior Employment.”  As a qualifying federal contractor, the University of Illinois System uses E-Verify to verify employment eligibility.

Assistant Professor of Special Education in
Significant Disabilities

Department of Special Education, College of Education
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The Department of Special Education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position in special education with expertise in K-12th grade youth with significant disabilities. This dynamic faculty member will contribute to a rich tradition of conducting influential research; securing external grant funding; teaching both undergraduate and graduate courses; mentoring and advising graduate students; and providing university, state, and professional service. Successful candidates must have a strong interest in and commitment to both research and teacher education.

The Department, ranked 9th among special education departments in the nation by U.S. News and World Report (2020), is committed to the production and dissemination of new knowledge in the field. Faculty and graduate students in the Department work in diverse educational and community settings and prepare educational professionals at the undergraduate, masters, doctoral, and post-doctoral levels. Departmental faculty engage in interdisciplinary collaboration and conduct research on a range of timely and critical topics; see www.education.illinois.edu/sped. The College of Education is known for its groundbreaking research, innovative approaches to teaching, commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, and service to the global community.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or veteran status. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Demonstrated expertise in K-12th grade youth with significant disabilities.
  • A doctorate in special education or a related field earned by the date of hire.
  • A line of research that has the potential to lead to an outstanding and sustained record of scholarship and external funding.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and evidence of effective collaboration skills.
  • Minimum of two years successful experience as a special education professional with individuals with K-12th grade youth with significant disabilities.
  • Evidence of successful University teaching. 
  • Experience addressing and advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in research, teaching, service, and/or public engagement.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) certification
  • Experience with online teaching and learning
  • Experience as a teacher of K-12th grade students with significant disabilities in school settings

Salary and Starting Date: Salary will be commensurate with rank and experience. The starting date is August 16, 2022.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES: To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by October 29th, 2021 at 5pm CST. All requested information must be submitted to be considered. Please create a candidate profile at https://jobs.illinois.edu. You must upload one combined pdf file that contains the following documents: a cover letter that summarizes research, teaching, and service experiences, including how you address and advance diversity, equity, and inclusion in your work; curriculum vitae; two sample publications; and the contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Invitations to interview may be extended before the closing date of October 29; however, no hiring decision will be made before that date.

For further information regarding application procedures, you may contact the chair of the search committee, Dr. Meghan Burke, at meghanbm@illinois.edu or 217-333-0260.

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Convictions are not a bar to employment. The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit Policy on Consideration of Sexual Misconduct in Prior Employment. As a qualifying federal contractor, the University of Illinois System uses E-Verify to verify employment eligibility

 

 

 


 

 


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