The Department of Psychology in the College of Letters and Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor in School Psychology to teach graduate courses in the School Psychology Program.  The School Psychology Program is housed within the Psychology Department, grants the Education Specialist degree, is approved by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI), and is accredited by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP).

Academic staff positions are fixed term appointments with potential for annual renewal. Reappointment for subsequent terms is dependent upon performance, university funding, and external forces. This is a one academic-year appointment.


The position is part-time and will include teaching 2-3 courses per semester in the graduate program depending on area of expertise. Courses may include Foundations of School Psychology (Fall 2023), Academic Assessment and Progress Monitoring (Fall 2023), Intellectual Assessment (Spring 2023), and supervision of practicum and internship each semester. Opportunities to supervise specialist project research are also available. We have a number of graduate assistants available to support instruction in courses. The successful candidate will have school-based experience as a school psychologist from which to support students’ learning.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • ABD, Ed.D., or Ph.D. in School Psychology
  • School-based experience as a school psychologist, National Certification as a School Psychologist (NCSP), and/or licensure (or license eligible) in Wisconsin

Desired Characteristics:

  • Demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching and incorporation of high impact practices within instruction.
  • Commitment to socially just practices that promote equitable, educational outcomes for children. 


Founded in 1868, UW–Whitewater is one of eleven comprehensive universities in a public higher education system that also includes two doctoral institutions and a statewide Extension. UW-Whitewater’s main campus is located in Whitewater, with a branch campus in Rock County, in the city of Janesville. Together, these campuses form a preeminent academic institution driven by the pursuit of knowledge, powered by a spirit of innovation, and focused on transforming lives. UW-Whitewater’s campuses are located conveniently near Milwaukee, Madison, and Chicago, and thus offer the advantage of beautiful small-town environments with easy access to the cultural and commercial opportunities of major metropolitan areas.

The Warhawk family — led by caring faculty and staff — is devoted to student success within a broad range of academic programs offered at the associate, bachelor, master, and doctoral levels. These include both on-campus and online programs, and span the disciplines, from the theoretical to the applied, and encompass study in the arts, business, education, humanities, natural sciences, social sciences, technology, and professional and interdisciplinary programs.

UW-Whitewater has a special mission within the UW System to serve students with disabilities and, as such, embraces the principles of universal design and is one of the most accessible campuses in the nation. The campuses have more than 200 student organizations and UW-Whitewater’s intercollegiate athletic teams compete at the NCAA Division-III level. UW-Whitewater is committed to seeking and sustaining a culturally and ethnically diverse campus environment, building a diverse faculty and staff with expertise and interest in serving students with diverse needs, backgrounds, ethnicities, abilities and other distinct characteristics in respectful, sensitive and understanding ways. The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, and actively seeks and encourages applications from women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and veterans.


Complete applications will include online submission of the following materials:

  • Letter of application stating interest and fit for the position
  • Brief statement of teaching philosophy which addresses a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in education
  • Curriculum Vita
  • Graduate transcripts
  • Contact information for three references


Review of applications will begin May 25, 2023, and continue until the position is filled.
For questions regarding this position, please contact:

Dr. Christine Neddenriep
Chair, School Psychology Search Committee
(262) 472-1850