Faculty Position - Quantitative Methods in Education
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Salary: 46116.00 - 90000.00
Internal Number: 343491
The Department of Educational Psychology in the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Minnesota seeks individuals to contribute to the research, teaching, and service with a primary affiliation within the Quantitative Methods in Education Program. The two positions will begin in Fall Semester 2022, and are expected to be filled at either the tenure-track Assistant or tenured Associate level. We seek scholars who are well-versed in the development and application of statistical methods, measurement, and/or psychometric models in educational research. We are particularly interested in scholars with evidence of, or the potential to develop, a nationally recognized research program that contributes to the interdisciplinary research environment of the Department, College, and University. Further, we seek individuals who have demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, particularly as it relates to ensuring equitable opportunities for those who have been historically marginalized to learn, grow, and thrive across their lifespans.
The individual hired will be appointed into a full-time, 9-month position at the rank of tenure-track Assistant or tenured Associate Professor. This position will remained open until filled, but the search committee will begin its review of application on October 22, 2021. The anticipated starting date for this appointment is August 29, 2022 and the salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.
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Develop and sustain a strong and coherent record of scholarship, pertinent to the development and application of statistical methods, measurement, and/or psychometric models in educational settings.
Applicants should be committed to securing external funds in support of their scholarly inquiry.
Graduate Advising and Teaching (40%)
Mentor and advise graduate students.
Teach graduate-level courses on topics such as Bayesian methods, casual modeling, latent variable models, advanced statistical models, statistical computing, item response models, survey design, cognitive diagnostic models, test development, generalizability theory, equating, performance assessment, and/or score reporting for educational research. Course assignment(s) will build on the individual’s areas of expertise and research.
Participate in department, college, university, and other outreach and public engagement activities, including service on internal committees or task forces, and making presentations to external constituencies.
Participation in the activities of relevant professional organizations in quantitative methods in education is expected.
An earned doctorate in educational psychology, psychology, statistics or a related field with emphasis in quantitative methods.
Preparation, training, and experience focused on the development and application of statistical methods, measurement, and/or psychometric models in educational research, or other settings (e.g., nonprofit organizations, think tanks, industry).
For applicants at the Associate level:
Evidence of a strong and well-established programmatic line of research and resultant research productivity in the form of peer-reviewed publications, conference presentations and other relevant research products (e.g., book chapters).
Research in educational settings is preferred.
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and collegially in department, college, university, and community service and governance.
Demonstrated ability to engage in interdisciplinary research.
For applicants at the Associate level:
Higher education teaching and student advising experience at the graduate level.
Experience teaching courses on test/survey development, measurement theory, and the application of statistical methods and/or psychometric models in educational research.
Experience working with diverse student populations or doing work in diverse communities.
Established record of securing external sponsored funds.
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.