Assistant Professor of Educational Psychology-Educational Neuroscience (Tenure-Track) - The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa Alabama

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The University of Alabama

Tuscaloosa, Alabama


United States
(0809889)

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Detailed Job Description

• Establish an independent research program leading to publication
• Teach courses in educational psychology/educational neuroscience
• Seek significant external funding
• Participate in program initiatives, faculty decisions, and advising
• Provide consultation to students and faculty
• Serve on dissertation committees


The University of Alabama
College of Education
Department of Educational Studies in Psychology, Research Methodology and Counseling
Educational Psychology Program

Position: Assistant Professor of Educational Psychology – Educational Neuroscience (Tenure Track)

The Educational Psychology Program at the University of Alabama invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position to expand its Educational Neuroscience PhD Concentration program. We seek a junior scientist who has an interdisciplinary background in education, neuroscience and psychology (e.g., educational psychology, neuroscience, cognitive science, learning sciences, STEM education) and whose research focuses on understanding neural mechanisms and exploring educational implications in one or more domains relevant to education (e.g., math learning/development & numerical cognition, science education, reading & literacy, motivation & affect, learning technologies, cognitive and behavioral disorders). We seek a candidate who integrates developmental, neural, evolutionary and cognitive approaches to construct multi-level theories of learning and cognition, and who can conduct learning design studies to explore the practical validity of these theories.

The educational neuroscience initiative at the University of Alabama involves a recently founded Educational Neuroscience PhD Concentration (http://edneuro.ua.edu) under the Educational Psychology Program and the Educational Neuroscience Lab (http://edneurolab.ua.edu). The Educational Neuroscience Lab brings together researchers from a wide range of disciplines with a shared interest in the neural mechanisms of learning and implications of neuroscience research for education. The lab is equipped with state of the art traditional and mobile EEG, tDCS, and virtual reality systems. We also have access to a nearby fMRI facility. The University of Alabama has an active community of researchers conducting different forms of brain, learning and cognition research. The university supports and encourages interdisciplinary research and collaboration both within the campus and across other institutions.

Minimum Qualifications:
• Ph.D. in a relevant field (e.g., neuroscience, education, psychology, cognitive science, learning sciences)
• Evidence of expertise and research productivity with one or more neuroimaging techniques (e.g., EEG/ERP, fMRI, fNIRS, MEG)
• Interest in educational applications broadly defined
• Ability to work with students and faculty in a variety of disciplines
• Strong writing and communication skills
• Commitment to working with diverse populations

Preferred, but not required, Qualifications:
• Demonstrated general knowledge and experience in teaching Educational Neuroscience and Educational Psychology
• Evidence of participation in national professional organizations
• Familiarity with or expertise in embodied, and dynamic and complex systems approaches to cognition

Responsibilities:
• Establish an independent research program leading to publication
• Teach courses in educational psychology/educational neuroscience
• Seek significant external funding
• Participate in program initiatives, faculty decisions, and advising
• Provide consultation to students and faculty
• Serve on dissertation committees

Further information about the program and college is accessible at www.education.ua.edu and through contacting the search committee co-chairs, Dr. Firat Soylu (fsoylu@ua.edu) or Dr. Steve Thoma, (sthoma@ua.edu).

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Start Date: August 16, 2016

Benefits:
•Health and Life Insurance
•TIAA-CREF Available
•Teachers’ Retirement System of Alabama
•Summer employment available on an as needed basis

Application Deadline: The review of credentials will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Application Process: Please apply online at https://facultyjobs.ua.edu. A letter of application, vita, names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three references, unofficial transcript(s) of all graduate level coursework, and up to three samples of professional writing are required to complete the online application process.

Prior to hiring, the final candidate must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation and submit “official” transcript(s) of all graduate level coursework.

The University of Alabama is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and the College of Education actively seeks diversity among its faculty and staff. Women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Attach as three (3) separate “Other Documents”:
1. Document Number 1 – Names, addresses and phone numbers of three references
2. Document Number 2 – Unofficial transcript(s) of all graduate level coursework (combine multiple transcripts into one document)
3. Document 3 – Up to three samples of professional writings (combine multiple writing samples into one document)



Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction before a hiring decision is made. EOE/AA

The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status.

Keyword Phrases

  • ED STUDIES PSY/RES METHOD/COUNSEL
  • The Capstone of Higher Education
  • Student Centered Research University
  • Fostering a diverse student body & workforce
  • Educational Psychology
  • Other Education
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Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Doctorate
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Assistant Professor
Type of Faculty:Tenure Track
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:Research University
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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