Job Opportunity

Cognition, Technology, and Learning Assistant or Associate Professor

Opportunity: The School of Lifespan Development and Educational Sciences at Kent State University invites applications for an Assistant or Associate Professor position in the Cognition, Technology, and Learning (Educational Psychology and Instructional Technology) program. This is a fulltime tenure-track position beginning in the Fall semester of 2016. Cognition, Technology, and Learning 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 (

Qualifications: This position requires an earned doctorate in one of the following areas: Cognitive Science, Educational, Cognitive, or Developmental Psychology, Instructional or Educational Technology, or Learning Sciences. Candidates should be developing a strong program of theory-driven research relevant to improving and assessing student learning or education using technology or digital media. Research specializations in the following areas are of particular interest: cognition and instruction; STEM education; motivation; educational games; simulation and immersive environments; dynamic assessment; mobile teaching and learning, computer-supported collaboration; and online and blended instruction. Preference will be given to candidates with a strong commitment to research that focuses on the intersection of psychological theories of learning, cognition, and instructional technology and who have a strong record of publishing and receiving external funding.

Application: Review of applications will begin October 15, 2015. To apply, please complete an online application at and attach a cover letter detailing research and teaching interests, a current curriculum vitae, and an academic transcript. Also arrange for three letters of recommendation and representative publications to be submitted. 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.