The School of Lifespan Development and Educational Sciences at Kent State University invites applications for an Assistant Professor position in the Educational Psychology program. This is a full-time, tenure-track position beginning in the Fall semester of 2023. Educational Psychology faculty ( enjoy strong collaboration with many departments on campus, most notably the Department of Psychological Sciences ( In addition, the department is closely aligned with the Science of Learning and Education (SOLE) Center ( and Kent State University’s Brain Health Research Institute (BHRI) ( Collectively, such collaborations afford the successful candidate opportunities for engaging in transdisciplinary research that can accelerate and/or maintain an active scholarly agenda.


Faculty will pursue and establish a scholarly research agenda, disseminate work in peer-reviewed journals, national and international conferences, and other outlets, and seek internal/external funding through grant applications, teach undergraduate and graduate courses, both in-person and online, mentor and advise students, serve on dissertation committees, and support student research, and engage in service to the program, university, college, and community.


This position requires an earned doctorate in one of the following areas: Cognitive Science, Human Development, Educational, Cognitive, or Developmental Psychology, or Learning Sciences. Candidates should be developing a strong program of theory-driven research relevant to improving and assessing student learning or education. Research specializations in the following areas are of particular interest: cognition and instruction, STEM learning and education, and numerical cognition. Preference will be given to candidates who have a strong record of, or potential for, publishing and receiving external funding.


Priority will be given to applications received by September 15, 2022. To apply, please complete an online application at Application materials should include: (1) a statement of research and teaching interests, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) at least three example publications, and (4) statement of diversity and inclusion. Arrange for three letters of recommendation to be submitted, if requested by the committee. Questions related to the job or the application should be directed to the search chair, Dr. Bradley Morris, 

Kent State University is an EO/AA employer and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity. Women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. All documents submitted to Kent State University for employment opportunities are public record and subject to disclosure under the Ohio Public Records law.