Job Posting: University of South Dakota Tenure Track Assistant or Associate Professor Position

The Human Development and Educational Psychology Program in the Division of Counseling and Psychology in the School of Education is pleased to announce a tenure track assistant or associate professor position for our M.A., Ed.S. and Ph.D. programs. Primary responsibilities include teaching graduate courses, providing advising and dissertation direction, supervising student research, chairing thesis and dissertation committees, and developing an active research program including grant writing and publication in national/international journals. Teaching assignments will include graduate statistics, cognition and motivation. Additional teaching assignments may be made based on professional and academic background and the needs of the Division. Faculty members are expected to make contributions in teaching, research, and service.

An earned doctorate (completed by August 22, 2018) in Educational Psychology or equivalent is required. Applicant must show evidence of accomplishments or strong potential for success in research, publications, grant writing, and professional service with preferred experience in psychometrics. Candidates with a diverse background are encouraged to apply.

Salary is commensurate with qualifications. This is a nine-month, tenure-track appointment with possibilities of summer employment.

The University of South Dakota is a comprehensive; liberal arts based state institution with an enrollment over 10,000 students. Basic and professional programs are available in the School of Education, School of Business, School of Law, School of Medicine, School of Health Sciences, College of Fine Arts, and the College of Arts and Sciences.

The School of Education is organized into four basic Divisions: Curriculum and Instruction; Educational Leadership; Counseling and Psychology in Education; and Kinesiology and Sport Management. Graduate work is available through the doctorate in several program areas.

The University of South Dakota is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Diversity and inclusiveness are values that are embraced and practiced at the University of South Dakota. Candidates who support these values are encouraged to apply.

Contact Dr. Kathleen Brown-Rice at for more information.

Application:  Review of applications will begin on 10/23/17.  The position is open until filled.  For more information, regarding this position and to apply, visit: Click on University of South Dakota in the Quick Search section.  The system will guide you through the electronic application process.

Assistant Professor of Educational Psychology with a Specialization in Quantitative Methodology

Assistant Professor of Educational Psychology with a Specialization in Quantitative Methodology
Educational Psychology Program
Department of Individual, Family, and Community Education
College of Education

The Educational Psychology program at the University of New Mexico (UNM) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position beginning in the fall of the 2017-2018 academic year: Assistant Professor of Educational Psychology with a specialization in Quantitative Methodology. This position is open to quantitative methodologists from a broad range of areas that have research interests pertaining to education. The successful applicant should have experience teaching and publishing quantitative methods. This applicant will also have opportunities to work with the growing Methodology Group @ UNM.

UNM is the state’s flagship research university as well as a Hispanic-Serving Institution classified a Carnegie Research University with Highest Research Activity. UNM also has strong connections with 23 tribal nations located within New Mexico. As such, successful candidates must be committed to working with broadly diverse student and community populations.

Minimum Qualifications: 1) An earned doctorate in educational psychology or related field (e.g., quantitative methods, statistics, psychology). (2) Research focus pertaining to quantitative methods relevant to education.

Preferred Qualifications: 1) Evidence of potential to establish a scholarly agenda on quantitative methods related to educational psychology. (2) Evidence or potential for excellence in teaching at the collegiate level. (3) A demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, as well as working with broadly diverse communities. (4) Ability to teach a variety of graduate level statistics and methodology courses.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate with be expected to teach quantitative methods courses, develop and maintain an active research agenda, advise Master’s and doctoral students, and conduct appropriate service.

A complete application packet will include:
1. Letter of intent summarizing qualifications
2. Current curriculum vita
3. Representative publication(s)
4. Official or unofficial transcripts
5. Contact information for three professional references

Applications will be accepted through UNMJobs ( For best consideration, complete application packets must be received by 5:00pm (MST) on 10/31/2017. Position will remain open until filled. Consideration and review will not take place until all required documents are received.

UNM is located in Albuquerque – a metropolitan area of more than 500,000 people – between the beautiful Rio Grande River and the picturesque Sandia Mountains. Albuquerque is a unique city with a blend of traditions, people, and cultures. The city has fantastic local cuisine, a variety of art galleries, sporting events, and easy access to a myriad of outdoor recreational opportunities.

Any questions about this position should be directed to Martin H. Jones, PhD,<>.
Applicants who are appointed to a UNM continuing faculty position are required to provide an official certification of successful completion of all degree requirements prior to their initial employment with UNM. UNM is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Educator.

Seeking Nominations for 2018-2020 Motivation SIG Chair, Program Chair, and Treasurer

The time has come for us to pass the baton to the next group of Motivation SIG leaders. Please consider nominating yourself or someone you know for our three SIG leadership positions, described below. Nominees will (with their consent) be placed on the ballot for a SIG vote in early 2018. Elected SIG leaders will begin their official positions after the annual meeting in New York. The next leadership term is 2018-2020 (and include AERA’s annual meetings held April 5-9, 2019, in Toronto, Ontario, and April 17-21, 2020 in San Francisco, CA). It’s a lot of fun! Click here to nominate yourself or someone else. A description of these duties is below and in our by laws.

  1. SIG Chair: The Chair is responsible for the general administration of the SIG and acts as liaison between the SIG and AERA. The Chair presides at the annual business meeting and appoints ad hoc committees as needed. The Chair works closely with the Treasurer to oversee the SIG financial records and with the Program Chair to develop a strong and engaging annual meeting program, including the selection of an invited speaker to give an address at AERA. The Chair leads an ad hoc awards committee for the Pintrich Award. The Chair is also responsible for conducting elections and announcing election results. The real perk of the Chair’s job is sending out monthly updates to SIG members.
  2. SIG Program Chair: The Program Chair is responsible for assembling the program of events in conjunction with AERA’s annual meeting. The Program Chair administers the solicitation of peer reviews, oversees the peer review of submissions, and plans the SIG-related program sessions that are allotted to the SIG. The Program Chair also fields questions from SIG members about the annual program. The Program Chair works closely with Program Chairs from other AERA units to decide on co-hosted sessions that can reach a broader audience.
  3. SIG Treasurer: The Secretary/Treasurer is primarily responsible for the SIG’s finances and plays a vital role in decision-making for the SIG’s various events, awards, activities, and initiatives. The SIG’s major expenses include the annual Business Meeting, annual SIG dinner event, graduate activities, and awards. Opportunities to propose funding for new activities and initiatives (e.g., expanding awards for practitioners and postdocs, reconceptualizing dinner/lunch/social events).

Motivation Monday Video Series-Dr. Reinhard Pekrun

Today we present the ninth installment of “Motivation Mondays,” our monthly video series in which we interview accomplished motivation researchers and consider their unique perspectives about the field. This month, our Monday Motivation Interview Series features Jessica Gladstone’s and Dr. Reinhard Pekrun (who will receive the prestigious Scribner Award from AERA’s Div. C in 2018).

AERA 2018 Program News

Hadley Solomon, our SIG Program Chair, has been hard at work assigning and collecting reviews of this year’s record-breaking number of proposals for AERA’s 2018 meeting in New York City. Thank you to all members who volunteered to review for us. Decisions should be announced in early November.

More news on the 2018 program is posted on our web site here:

AERA 2018 Registration and Hotel Reservations Open Early

In anticipation of the largest ever AERA crowd, AERA has already opened conference and hotel registration for the annual meeting in New York City. Go to, and login to register. Once again this year we’ll be adding our Motivation SIG dinner registration to this same portal. More details will be forthcoming once we know our official conference schedule. Suggestions from any of our members with knowledge of New York as to where a great venue will be for our annual SIG dinner and social are appreciated. Please send suggestions to

Job Posting for the Position of Scientific Research Associate

“Achievement goals of university scholars, professional learning and teaching quality (ZIDO): Antecedents, Consequences and Moderators”

The Department of Psychology (Prof. Dr. Dresel) in the Faculty for Philosophy and Social Sciences at the University of Augsburg in Germany is announcing an open position, as of January 1, 2018, for a Scientific Research Associate (wage rates commensurate with Salary Group 13 of the Germany Collective Payment Accord TV-L) with a 65% full-time position in the above mentioned project. The position is initially to be filled for a period of two years. Subject to the availability of continued funding, there is a possibility of continued engagement. The project is conducted in cooperation with the University of Mannheim (Prof. Dr. Oliver Dickhäuser). The Department of Psychology, in both teaching and research, pursues a educational psychological profile, which is closely intertwined with central psychological perspectives, for the analysis and encouragement of scholastic and extra-curricular educational processes (see
A prerequisite for the position is a university degree, in very good standing, in Psychology or the field of the Educational Sciences. Furthermore, the successful candidate should be proficient, and in possession of experience, in empirical research methods, and should also demonstrate excellent English skills. Also, the candidate is expected to be strongly interested in pursuing a PhD in Psychology.

Tasks in the position encompass the development of theoretical models and measurement instruments, the planning, conducting and analyzing of multiple empirical studies (including quasi-experimental and longitudinal studies) as well as the international publication and presentation of research results. The position offers extensive possibilities for the development of independent research skills, the opportunity for integration into the research community as well as access to the international research activities conducted by the Department of Psychology.

The University of Augsburg is committed to increasing the proportion of female employees and, therefore, expressly encourages the submission of applications by women. In cases of essentially equivalent qualifications, preference will be accorded to candidates with severe handicaps.

Conclusive applications, along with the standard documentation (CV, employment history, educational certifications) should be posted no later than October 15, 2017 to Prof. Dr. Markus Dresel, Department of Psychology, University of Augsburg, Universitätsstr. 10, 86135 Augsburg, Germany. For further information, Prof. Dresel can be contacted per email, or by phone 0821/598-2606 (Dept Office: 0821/598-5605).

(funded by the German Research Foundation, DFG)