The Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education and Human Development, continually accepts resumes for teaching positions that may open up during the academic year or summer sessions. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to teaching graduate level courses for students pursuing baccalaureate and advanced degrees. Courses with an enrollment of 30 and above receive assistance from a Teaching Assistant. Applications are reviewed as openings occur, and individual applicants are invited to interview when their skills or areas of expertise match an opening. These are temporary, non-tenured, Academic Professional and Administrative (P&A) positions as Teaching Specialist and Lecturer, paid on a per course basis. Typically these appointments are made semester by semester and employment is contingent on the course meeting its enrollment target. This position actively supports and advances the University’s commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion. This posting is designed to establish a "pool" of instructors. Applications will not be acknowledged, but will be reviewed when such openings occur throughout the academic year.
The counselor edducation (CE) track prepares counselors and counseling psychologists for work in a variety of settings, including education, business, community, and agency environments.
Psychological Foundations focuses on the psychological underpinnings of high-level cognition and learning throughout the lifespan, particularly in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) domains and reading: scientific reasoning, technologies that support learning, mathematical problem solving, reading, and language comprehension.
Quantitative Methods in Education
The quantitative methods in education (QME) track offers training in measurement, evaluation, statistics, and statistics education leading to the M.A. and Ph.D. degrees. QME provides students with broad but rigorous methodological skills so graduates can conduct research on methodologies, help to train others in methodology, or conduct research in related fields. The QME track is affiliated with the psychological foundations of education track within the department of educational psychology.
The school psychology program is designed to prepare school psychologists who have a strong and broad-based knowledge of psychology, educational psychology, and child development, and are prepared to apply that knowledge to school settings. It is accredited on probation by the American Psychological Association (APA) and approved by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP).
The goal of the programs in Special Education is to advance opportunities for learning and development of infants, children and adults who require specialized instruction, educational adaptations and support for their learning efforts to succeed. The special education faculty is committed to research, leadership and practice that will have an impact on academic, social and behavioral development in diverse cultural contexts.
Attend class meetings and deliver course content
Evaluation of student performance
Grade student materials, including exams, papers and final projects
Respond to student inquiries and meet with students
Course Preparation (10%)
Complete orientation and training to subject matter
Meet with appropriate faculty and gather information as needed
Develop course content and syllabus in ways that effectively account for a variety of diverse backgrounds, communities, identities, and abilities.
Prepare course materials, including final exam
MEd/Master's degree relevant to the teaching assignment required for appointment as Teaching Specialist
A doctorate or terminal degree in a closely related field is required for an appointment as Lecturer
Evidence of attention to diverse identities in teaching or professional experience, and the commitment to support the University’s work in diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Demonstrated commitment to advocating for an inclusive environment for all backgrounds and identities.
Capacity to work cooperatively with others within the department, college and university
Strong record of teaching and service in a university setting
Strong understanding of curriculum concepts and processes
Strong understanding of teacher training in clinical settings and demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with others within a university setting
The University of Minnesota, founded in the belief that all people are enriched by understanding, is dedicated to the advancement of learning and the search for truth; to the sharing of this knowledge through education for a diverse community; and to the application of this knowledge to benefit the people of the state, the nation, and the world.