Advanced Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor (Tenure-Eligible) of Learning Sciences at the University of Arizona

Advanced Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor (Tenure-Eligible) of Learning Sciences at the University of Arizona

The Department of Educational Psychology (EDP) located in the College of Education (COE) at the University of Arizona invites applications in the area of Learning Sciences. This is for an Advanced Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor position that is designed to accommodate a broad range of specializations within the department’s core focus on learning, motivation, and development in social historical contexts. The position begins August 2020.

The successful candidate will have experience investigating innovative learning environments and a generative approach to advancing theory and knowing in the learning sciences.

Specifically, we are looking for someone who utilizes a broad array of methods in researching authentic learning environments emphasizing culture and context. The University of Arizona provides many opportunities for interdisciplinary research and collaboration with faculty in STEM education, digital literacies, social sciences, cognitive science, and other disciplines.

Current faculty are seeking a future direction for the department in which Learning Sciences and Educational Psychology are integrated. Thus, the successful candidate will demonstrate enthusiastic involvement in planning and implementing programmatic changes to achieve this desired future.

The College of Education supports inclusive excellence, the UA’s diversity and inclusiveness strategic initiative designed to create an inclusive and supportive environment for all faculty, staff, and students. The appointee is expected to support diversity and inclusiveness efforts in the department, college, and university. The College of Education values its inclusive climate as we know that diversity in experiences, backgrounds, and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community.

The University of Arizona is built on the lands of the Tohono O’odham and Pascua Yaqui peoples and is a designated Hispanic-Serving and American Indian and Alaska Native-Serving Institution. This acknowledgement and understanding will continue to strengthen our dedication to creating educational equity and opportunities.

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Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maintain an active research agenda
  • Pursue grant opportunities to support individual and/or collaborative research
  • Teach graduate and undergraduate Learning Sciences courses including Design-based Research Methods
  • Mentor graduate students through their academic program and research experiences
  • Participate in the redesign of the department and degree programs
    Support and contribute to the diversity initiatives in the department, college, and university
    Participate in service and community engagement efforts in the department, college, and university



  • Ph.D. in Learning Sciences, Educational Psychology, or related areas
  • Evidence of nationally-recognized scholarship and publication record
  • Experience with applying for and participating in grant-funded research


  • Established record of securing grant-funded research
  • Evidence of leadership skills to assist in the redesign of the department
  • Experience mentoring diverse graduate students
  • Experience teaching graduate-level courses in Learning Sciences
  • Experience developing strong partnerships or creating programs with key stakeholders

To apply, submit the following materials to:

  • A current CV
  • A letter discussing your fit for the position within the context of your (1) program of research, (2) teaching and mentoring philosophy, and (3) commitment to diversity and inclusion.
  • PDFs of three recent peer-reviewed or scholarly publications (please list citations)
  • Names and contact information of three references

The Search Committee will begin reviewing applications on November 12, 2019

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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For information or questions, please contact Search Committee Co-Chairs, Dr. Jonathan Tullis at [email protected] or Dr. Sonja Lanehart at [email protected]