Seton Hall’s College of Education and Human Services invites applicants for the position of visiting assistant professor of Quantitative Methods in the Department of Education Leadership, Management and Policy. This full-time, nine-month appointment is for the 2021-22 academic year, beginning August 15, 2021.
Seton Hall University is located in South Orange, New Jersey, just 14 miles from New York City. It is the oldest Catholic diocesan institution of higher education in the United States, and its Carnegie classification is doctoral/high research activity. It is home to approximately 6,300 undergraduate and 4,700 graduate students from all 50 states and more than 60 foreign countries. An exciting and culturally diverse community, Seton Hall pursues academic excellence and ethical development in a collaborative environment, and prepares its students to be servant leaders in their professional and community lives.
The Department of Education Leadership, Management and Policy offers M.A., Ed.S., Ed.D., and Ph.D. programs for students who seek educational leadership, policy, and research positions in K-12 and higher education settings, government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and law enforcement agencies. For more information about the department and its offerings, please visit our website at http://www.shu.edu/education-leadership-management-policy/.
Duties and Responsibilities:
This visiting assistant professor position will be primarily responsible for teaching quantitative methods courses in the K-12, higher education, and police graduate studies programs. Students are primarily working adults already established in their careers in education and law enforcement leaders, and courses are offered on evenings and weekends across both online and in-person formats.
The courses that the candidate would be expected to teach cover applied statistical methods and concepts, including data management, descriptive statistics, frequentist statistical inference, and regression-based methods. The candidate may also teach courses in areas such as survey research or a general introduction to research methods. Finally, the visiting assistant professor would mentor student dissertations that use quantitative research methods.
We are seeking engaging and motivated candidates who exhibit a passion for both quantitative methods and teaching quantitative methods in an accessible way to students who enter the program with a wide range of experience and comfort with statistical methods.
An earned doctorate in educational leadership, educational policy, public policy, or a related field by September 1, 2021
Demonstrated expertise in statistical methodology
Skill using Stata/SPSS and Microsoft Excel to perform statistical methods
Knowledge of applications of quantitative methodology in education research and administration
Demonstrated ability to communicate complex statistical concepts to a lay audience
Skill in oral and written communications
Demonstrated ability to work with students with varying baseline ability in quantitative methods
There is a possibility that some courses will be held in an off-campus location, which will require the candidates to travel to that location to teach
Knowledge of current issues and trends in statistical methodology
Experience in the use of educational technology and alternative delivery methods to deliver coursework (e.g., Blackboard, online courses)
Demonstrated ability to work with students with varying baseline computer literacy
Skills in providing constructive feedback on quantitative methods research designs
Experience conducting research in education
General office environment
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Applicants should include a cover letter, resume or curriculum vitae, and an example of original written work demonstrating skill in statistical analysis and explanation of statistical results.
Although applications will be accepted until the position is filled, for full consideration, applications should be submitted by June 1, 2021.
Applications and expressions of interest, which are treated in confidence, must be submitted electronically.
Questions about the position may be directed to Dr. Robert Kelchen, chair of the Department of Education Leadership, Management and Policy, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Seton Hall University is committed to programs of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and the principles of affirmative action.
Seton Hall University is a major Catholic university. In a diverse and collaborative environment it focuses on academic and ethical development. Seton Hall students are prepared to be leaders in their professional and community lives in a global society and are challenged by outstanding faculty, an evolving technologically advanced setting and values-centered curricula.