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Assistant Professor - Tenure-Track Faculty Position - Developmental Psychology - 18816

ATTENTION:

 

The Department of Psychology in the College of Letters & Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the area of developmental psychology beginning August 2023. This is a full-time position with responsibilities for teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in developmental psychology, research, and service to the university and community. Research expertise should include specialization in developmental psychology or developmental science with a focus on early or middle childhood.

 

JOB DETAILS:

 

The successful candidate will be able to develop and teach undergraduate courses in developmental psychology, including child development and lifespan development; a graduate course in advanced child development as part of the School Psychology Program; and an introductory course in psychology or general education. The candidate may also teach a graduate course in diversity and equity in schools. The Department is especially interested in candidates who have a strong commitment to both emphasizing diversity, equity, and inclusivity in course content, and using pedagogical approaches that are effective for engaging underrepresented and first-generation students. In addition, the candidate will be expected to pursue an active research agenda that engages undergraduate students, results in publications and contributes to advancing the department, the university, the profession, and society. The candidate will be expected to participate in service activities and embrace the principles of diversity and inclusion as a member of the university community. We have a number of graduate assistants available to support instruction and research efforts, an excellent university Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, and start-up funding is negotiable.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Ph.D. or ABD in developmental psychology or developmental science with a focus on early or middle childhood. Candidates who are ABD must have their degree completed by the contract start date in August 2023; if not, they will be hired on a one-year contract with the understanding that their degree will be completed before January 2024 in advance of their first scheduled review. 
  • Evident potential for effective teaching.
  • Evident potential for maintaining a strong program of research that involves students in meaningful ways.  
  • Strong commitment to both emphasizing diversity, equity, and inclusivity in course content and using pedagogical approaches that are effective for engaging underrepresented and first-generation students. 

Desired Qualifications: 

  • Demonstrated record of effective teaching.
  • Demonstrated record of a strong program of research involving students in meaningful ways.
  • Experience emphasizing diversity, equity, and inclusivity in course content and using pedagogical approaches that are effective for engaging underrepresented and first-generation students. 

 

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Willingness and ability to be an active participant in following applicable safety rule and regulations including necessary training and drills.
  • Ability to interact respectfully with people from diverse socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds. 

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

 Full-time teaching responsibilities (4 courses per semester) may include undergraduate courses in developmental psychology, including child development and lifespan development; a graduate course in advanced child development and possibly diversity and equity in schools as part of the School Psychology Program; and an introductory course in psychology or general education. Research expectations include maintaining an active program of research in child development with opportunities for undergraduate involvement. In addition, faculty members serve as advisors/mentors to students and are encouraged to engage students in undergraduate research or other scholarly and creative activities. Service responsibilities include committee service at the departmental, college, and university levels as well as participation in community and professional organizations as relevant to the candidate’s expertise and interest. Faculty at UW-W may be required to teach online and/or in a hybrid format, or courses in the evenings. Faculty may participate in other programs geared toward improving student success, such as New Student Seminar, University Learning Communities, or the Pathway for Success program.

 

DEPARTMENT INFORMATION:

 

The Psychology Department at UW-Whitewater (https://www.uww.edu/cls/departments/psychology) offers a Bachelor's degree in psychology as well as M.S.E and Ed.S. degrees in School Psychology through a NASP-accredited program. Faculty members in the Psychology Department have a broad range of expertise, and share a common goal of supporting an inclusive and diverse working and learning environment.

 

CAMPUS INFORMATION:

 

 Founded in 1868, UW–Whitewater is one of eleven comprehensive universities in a public higher education system that also includes two doctoral institutions and a statewide Extension. UW-Whitewater’s main campus is located in Whitewater, with a branch campus in Rock County, in the city of Janesville. Together, these campuses form a preeminent academic institution driven by the pursuit of knowledge, powered by a spirit of innovation, and focused on transforming lives. UW-Whitewater’s campuses are located conveniently near Milwaukee, Madison, and Chicago, and thus offer the advantage of beautiful small-town environments with easy access to the cultural and commercial opportunities of major metropolitan areas.

The Warhawk family — led by caring faculty and staff — is devoted to student success within a broad range of academic programs offered at the associate, bachelor, master, and doctoral levels. These include both on-campus and online programs, and span the disciplines, from the theoretical to the applied, and encompass study in the arts, business, education, humanities, natural sciences, social sciences, technology, and professional and interdisciplinary programs.

UW-Whitewater has a special mission within the UW System to serve students with disabilities and, as such, embraces the principles of universal design and is one of the most accessible campuses in the nation. The campuses have more than 200 student organizations and UW-Whitewater’s intercollegiate athletic teams compete at the NCAA Division-III level. UW-Whitewater is committed to seeking and sustaining a culturally and ethnically diverse campus environment, building a diverse faculty and staff with expertise and interest in serving students with diverse needs, backgrounds, ethnicities, abilities and other distinct characteristics in respectful, sensitive and understanding ways. The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, and actively seeks and encourages applications from women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and veterans.

 

ORGANIZATION INFORMATION:

 

 The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is part of the 13-campus University of Wisconsin System (https://www.wisconsin.edu).

Wisconsin Statute 19.36(7)(b) provides that applicants may indicate in writing that their identity should be kept confidential. In response to a public records request, the University will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful final candidate will be released. See Wisconsin Statute 19.36(7)(a).

Per Regent Policy Document 20-19, University of Wisconsin System Criminal Background Check Policy and UW System Administrative Policy 1275 Recruitment Policies, UW-Whitewater requires criminal background checks as a contingency to employment. A criminal background check will be conducted prior to an offer of employment. All final candidates must be asked, prior to hire, whether they have been found to have engaged in, are currently under investigation for, or left employment during an active investigation in which they were accused of sexual violence or sexual harassment. When obtaining employment reference checks, these same sexual violence or sexual harassment questions must also be asked.

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater requires that all employees be active participants in following applicable safety rules and regulations including necessary training and drills.

For UW-Whitewater Campus safety information and crime statistics/annual Security Report, see http://www.uww.edu/asfr. If you would like a paper copy of the report please contact the UW-Whitewater Police at 262-472-4660.

 

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS:

 

Well-qualified candidates can expect a salary commensurate with the candidate’s education, related experience, and qualifications.

UW System employees receive an excellent benefit package. To learn more about the UW System’s comprehensive benefit package, review the UW System Employee Benefits Brochure.

 

TO ENSURE CONSIDERATION:

 

Applications received by Tuesday, November 1, 2022 are ensured full consideration. Applications received after that date may be given consideration at the discretion of the search committee. The most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process.

If you have questions regarding this recruitment or if you are unable to complete the application online due to a disability or system problem, please contact us at (262) 472-1072 or hrstudent@uww.edu.

For questions regarding this position, please contact:

Anna Lindell

262-472-1804

lindella@uww.edu

 

TO  APPLY:

 

Only complete application packages will be considered. This includes online submission of the following documents:

·     Letter of application and curriculum vita

·     Brief statement of teaching philosophy that explains how you incorporate your commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusivity into course content and pedagogy.

·     Brief statement of research interests that explains how you will involve students in meaningful ways.

·     Representative reprints

·     Names and contact information for three professional references

·     Copies of unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts (Official transcripts will be required if offered the position)

·     Three (3) letters of recommendation (with candidate name in the subject line) must be sent separately to devpsychsearch@uww.edu by the recommenders directly.

This Job ID is 18816.

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