The Department of Educational Psychology's mission is to advance education-related theory and methodology; to improve knowledge about the biological, psychological, technological, and social processes of learning, development, and mental health in diverse populations; and to enhance learning and mental health in educational and community contexts through innovative educational interventions and effective prevention/intervention programs.
The Center for Healthy minds has investigated the science of emotions, contemplative practices and qualities of mind we suspect affect well-being, including attention, resilience, equanimity, savoring positive emotions, kindness, compassion, gratitude and empathy. The Center takes pride in being a global hub for innovations in affective and contemplative neuroscience in addition to well-being across the lifespan.
This position will actively participate in the research, teaching, and training programs of the Department of Educational Psychology, as well as in the research and outreach missions of the Center for Healthy Minds. The endowed chair would be provided a reduced teaching load and discretionary research funding for work aligned with the mission of the CHM. This is a full time, tenure-track position.
The ideal candidate is a researcher who studies the impact of secular contemplative interventions (e.g., mindfulness and/or compassion-based interventions) in educational settings and who is interested in strategies to cultivate healthy qualities of mind (awareness, kindness, compassion, equanimity) in developing youth (preK-12) and their teachers and caregivers. Particular emphasis will be given to candidates who approach these questions using rigorous, innovative methodological approaches. Candidates with interests in the development of positive character, growth mindset, and moral and ethical reasoning, are also welcome. Candidates with neuroscientific interests and expertise, and/or who are committed to the development of new measures, are especially encouraged to apply.
The candidate must show evidence of appropriate teaching and research experience, including successful receipt of extramural funding. Members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.
Applications must be submitted through http://jobs.hr.wisc.edu/cw/en-us/job/495661/professor.