Department of Educational Psychology

Baylor University is a private Christian university and a nationally ranked research institution,consistently listed with highest honors among The Chronicle of Higher Education’s "Great Colleges to Work For." Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continuously operating university in Texas. The university provides a vibrant campus community for over 15,000 students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Baylor is actively recruiting new faculty with a strong commitment to the classroom and an equally strong commitment to discovering new knowledge as we pursue our bold vision, Pro Futuris.


We invite you to come discover the vision and excitement at Baylor as we seek to fill the following faculty positions in the School of Education - Department of Educational Psychology.


TRACKING ID#: F010781

POSITION: Tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor faculty position in Educational Psychology with a specialization in School Psychology or related field.

BACKGROUND: Currently, the Department of Educational Psychology (EDP) has twelve full-time faculty members that teach graduate and undergraduate courses. The department directs graduate programs in Educational Psychology (MA, MSEd, and PhD) and School Psychology (EdS), clinical teacher certification programs in Gifted/Talented and Special Education, and offers service courses for other undergraduate and graduate programs (e.g., an undergraduate minor in educational psychology and an MA specialization in quantitative methods). In partnership with McLane Children’s Scott & White Healthcare, a new off-campus Baylor Center for Developmental Disabilities began Fall 2014, providing opportunities for faculty scholarship as well as mentoring EDP students who work with children with developmental disabilities and their families.

The EDP department is seeking a faculty member who has a track record of or potential for excellence in scholarship and teaching and can contribute to the School Psychology program as well as another EDP program/s. An electronic copy of this announcement and link to other information about the Department of Educational Psychology can be found at: www.baylor.edu/soe/edp/.

QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates should have: an earned doctorate in school psychology or related field; a strong record or potential for publishing empirical research; a past history or potential for obtaining extramural funding; ability to teach courses in their specialty area; a strong commitment to mentoring graduate students; and a philosophy and personal values compatible with the stated mission of the University to be a Carnegie research university with Very High Research Activity that resolutely embraces its Christian identity. Preference will be given to candidates with expertise in the areas of quantitative methods or applied behavior analysis and substantive research interests that extend or complement the existing strengths of the department; strong record of scholarship and teaching experience; and evidence of successful grant writing to support research efforts.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Develop or maintain a strong program of scholarship; teach courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels; mentor graduate students; and provide service to the university and the profession.

SALARY and BEGINNING DATE: The salary will be commensurate with professional experience and qualifications. The anticipated date of appointment is August 2015.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin October 15, 2014; application received after this date will continue to received consideration until the position is filled. All application materials should be sent electronically (preferably in pdf format) to the search committee at EDPSearch@baylor.edu. Candidates should include the following in their application materials: a formal letter addressing position interest, qualifications, research/scholarship areas, and teaching philosophy; curriculum vitae; selected reprints; and a copy of terminal degree transcript. Candidates should arrange to have three letters of reference emailed to the aforementioned email address (these references should be named in the candidate’s cover letter). Original reference letters and transcripts showing terminal degree may be requested later. For further information about the Department of Educational Psychology or the position, see www.baylor.edu/soe/edp/


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