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Tenure Track Faculty Position, School Psychology

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Work type: Faculty
Location: Newark
Categories: School of Education, Full Time

University of Delaware

College of Education and Human Development

School of Education

Professor (Open Rank) in School Psychology


The School of Education (SOE) at the University of Delaware invites applications for an outstanding scholar and teacher in School Psychology. This 9-month tenure track faculty position is open rank (Assistant, Associate, or Professor level). The start date of the position is September 1, 2022.

Qualifications and Responsibilities:

We are seeking applicants with a record or potential of excellence in teaching and research and a commitment to service commensurate with their rank. Applicants should have an established program of research and potential for obtaining external funding. Specific areas of research are open; however, preference will be given to candidates whose interests enhance the mission of the School of Education: The typical teaching load is two courses per semester. Teaching needs in the program are in the areas of assessment (cognitive assessment, social and emotional functioning) and mental health/behavioral consultation and intervention (including school climate, classroom management, and the prevention and treatment of behavior disorders). There are also opportunities for teaching courses in the candidate’s areas of interest in school psychology.

Required Qualifications: A doctoral degree from a school psychology program approved by APA and/or NASP; a record of or potential for excellence in teaching, scholarship and leadership in school psychology; eligibility for certification as a school psychologist in Delaware; and the ability to create and support diversity, equity, and inclusiveness in all aspects of their work.

Preferred Qualifications: Two or more years of experience as a school psychologist working in the schools; teaching experience at the graduate level that includes coursework in school psychology; an established record of research, with strong potential for obtaining external funding; a record of service, specifically one that demonstrates collaboration; and eligibility for licensing as a psychologist in Delaware.

Responsibilities: Teaching didactic and field-based graduate courses in the school program; conducting an active program of research; mentoring graduate students; serving on dissertation committees; seeking extramural grant funding; assuming a collaborative leadership role in the development, evaluation, and growth of the school psychology program; providing service to the department, college, university, state and to the field of school psychology.

About the School Psychology Program: The School Psychology Program has a long tradition of excellence and leadership in scholarship, training, and service to Delaware and the nation: Faculty have published in the leading journals in school psychology and related areas and have served in multiple leadership positions in the profession, including president of the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) and of the Delaware Association of School Psychologists. The program is approved by NASP at both the Specialist and Doctoral levels. Student enrollment is 30-36 students, consistent with NASP guidelines for faculty to student ratios.

About SOE: The School of Education, housed within the College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) has over 60 full-time and jointly appointed faculty, nearly 600 undergraduate majors and minors, and 360 graduate students. The SOE supports several robust graduate programs at both the master’s and doctoral level including an EdS in school psychology, a PhD program in education, and an EdD in educational leadership. The department also supports an undergraduate major in elementary teacher education and undergraduate minors in educational studies, educational technology, and race, culture, and equity in education.

Faculty in the SOE are highly active researchers in areas spanning school psychology, special education, literacy and language, mathematics education, the science of learning, sociocultural approaches, and educational policy. Faculty research is externally supported from numerous foundations and from federal agencies such as the Institute for Education Sciences, the National Science Foundation, and the National Institutes of Health. In the last several years, faculty have garnered external funding exceeding $21 million, and the college ranks among the top nationally in obtaining federal support for education research. SOE faculty are recognized for their contributions to national conversations about critical educational issues, lead organizations working to address those issues, and provide a range of supports to the agencies at the front lines of improving educational opportunities and outcomes. The faculty are a methodologically diverse and collegial group of nationally and internationally known scholars.

About CEHD: The College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) comprises two academic departments, the SOE and Human Development and Family Sciences, as well as several centers for research, education, and service. Of particular relevance to the field of school psychology, CEHD houses the Center for Disability Studies (CDS), the Center for Research in Social Policy (CRESP), the Center for Research Use in Education (CRUE), as well as four learning centers for children from birth through grade 8.  

About UD: Founded in 1743, the University of Delaware (UD) combines tradition and innovation, offering students a rich heritage along with the latest in instructional and research technology. Located in Newark, Delaware, within two hours of New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C., the University is a Land Grant, Sea Grant, Space Grant, and Carnegie Research University (a research designation accorded to fewer than three percent of the degree-granting institutions in the U.S.), and with external funding exceeding $200 million annually. A state-assisted, privately governed institution, the University enrolls approximately 17,000 undergraduates and 4,000 graduate students. The University of Delaware has been recognized for the past five years by the Chronicle of Higher Education as one of America’s best university employers.

The University of Delaware strongly believes that our future success is firmly predicated on our steadfast commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence. Diversity is a core value and guiding principle for our School and College’s educational mission to prepare future scholars, educators, and leaders to educate and lead in increasingly diverse schools and communities.


How to Apply:

Using the online system at the University of Delaware, applicants should submit: 1) a CV; 2) a letter that explicitly describes their ability to meet the qualifications and responsibilities described above. This letter should include a teaching statement (including evidence of teaching effectiveness), a research statement and a statement regarding the candidate’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusiveness in their work; 3) and contact information for at least three references. Candidates will be notified before references are contacted. Candidates advancing in the application process will be asked to submit three letters of reference at a later date.

The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer that encourages applications from all groups, especially minority group members and women. UD is known for having family friendly policies. For more information see:

Questions should be directed to Dr. Marika Ginsburg-Block, Search Committee Chair, at

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