University of Delaware
College of Education and Human Development
School of Education
Continuing Track Assistant Professor in School Psychology
The School of Education (SOE) at the University of Delaware (UD) invites applications for an outstanding teacher and leader in school psychology. The Continuing Track Assistant Professor in School Psychology will teach coursework in the SOE’s NASP-approved M.A./Ed.S. and Ph.D. programs in school psychology. In addition, this individual will collaborate with program and SOE colleagues to engage in scholarship and serve school and community partners.
The UD school psychology program prepares students to become systems change agents who center equity in their work. Accordingly, we seek candidates with a demonstrated commitment to social justice, exhibited through accomplishments in practice, service, teaching, and/or scholarship. Additionally, the UD school psychology program is dedicated to reducing barriers to graduate education, exemplified through the recent development of part-time and respecialization program pathways. Consistent with this mission, we seek candidates with a broad range of educational and professional experiences, as well as candidates with interest in contributing to program refinement efforts. We encourage and welcome applications from candidates belonging to underrepresented groups, such as individuals of color; with disabilities; and with minoritized ethnic, religious, sexual, and/or gender identities.
This full-time, 9-month, grant-funded position has an initial 2-year appointment, with additional appointment(s) possible pending continued funding. Postdoctoral supervision toward psychology licensure will be available. The start date for this position is August 16, 2024.
Required Qualifications. The ideal candidate will demonstrate the following qualifications:
- A doctorate (Ph.D., Ed.D, Psy.D.) in school psychology or a related field earned by August 2024
- Certification in school psychology or eligibility for certification in Delaware by August 2024
- A demonstrated commitment to advancing social justice within the field of school psychology, including creating and supporting diversity, equity, and inclusiveness in all aspects of their work
- Two or more years of experience working in PK–12 school settings
- Demonstrated excellence in undergraduate- or graduate-level teaching, including appointments as an instructor, adjunct faculty, and/or teaching assistant
- Demonstrated leadership experience, such as in schools, universities, professional associations, and/or communities
- Experience providing field- or university-based supervision to school psychology trainees
Preferred Qualifications. Preferred qualifications include:
- Four or more years of experience working as a school psychologist in PK–12 school settings
- Demonstrated excellence in graduate-level teaching within an APA-/NASP-accredited and/or -approved school psychology program
- Experience working in or partnering with school systems to provide technical assistance and/or professional learning sessions
Responsibilities. The Continuing Track Assistant Professor in School Psychology will be expected to:
- Teach didactic and field-based graduate courses in school psychology
- Advise and/or mentor school psychology graduate students
- Maintain relationships with university service and research centers as well as school and community program partners
- Collaborate with program faculty on program and course development
- Provide service to the program, department, college, university, state, and/or field of school psychology
- Support and/or conduct scholarship on teaching and/or practice within 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 have served in multiple leadership positions in the profession, including as 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. Program enrollment is presently 36 students, consistent with NASP guidelines for faculty-to-student ratios.
About the SOE and CEHD. The School of Education 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 robust graduate programs at both the master’s and doctoral level, including the M.Ed./Ed.S. in school psychology, Ph.D. in education, and Ed.D. 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 a methodologically diverse and collegial group of nationally and internationally known scholars 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 by numerous foundations and federal agencies such as the Institute for Education Sciences, the National Science Foundation, and the National Institutes of Health, with external funding across the college presently exceeding $26 million. 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 Disabilities Studies (CDS), the Center for Research in Social Policy (CRESP), the Center for Research Use in Education (CRUE), and 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, UD enrolls approximately 17,000 undergraduates and 4,000 graduate students. UD 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:
- An up-to-date curriculum vitae (CV);
- An application letter (maximum: 2 single-spaced pages) that provides evidence of each required qualification and any applicable preferred qualification(s);
- A short statement (maximum: 2 single-spaced pages) that describes previous and planned efforts to advance diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice in their work, such as through practice, service, teaching, and/or scholarship;
- A short statement (maximum: 2 single-spaced pages) that describes their approach to teaching and provides evidence of prior instructional effectiveness; and
- The name(s) and contact information for 3 professional references, who may be asked to submit letters of reference at a later date (candidates will be notified before references are contacted).
Applications submitted by December 18, 2023 will receive first consideration, and those received after this date may be reviewed on a rolling basis. Questions should be directed to Dr. Brittany Zakszeski, search committee chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The School of Education is responsive to the needs of working parents and families, welcomes applicants who may have nontraditional career paths or who may have taken time off for personal reasons (e.g., children, caring for disabled or elderly family), and is committed to supporting the work-life balance of its faculty. UD is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. UD is dedicated to building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a diverse environment, and strongly encourages applications from women, people who identify with minoritized groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.
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