Associate/Full Professor - QME - Applied Measurement
University of Minnesota Twin Cities
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Salary: 49,687.00 - 90,000.00
Internal Number: 357308
The Department of Educational Psychology in the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Minnesota seeks an individual to contribute to the research, teaching, and service with a primary affiliation within the Quantitative Methods in Education Program. This position will begin in Fall Semester 2024 and is expected to be filled at the tenured Associate or Full Professor level. We seek a scholar who is well-versed in the development and application of measurement and/or psychometric models/methods in educational research. We are particularly interested in a scholar with evidence of a nationally recognized research program that contributes to the interdisciplinary research environment of the Department, College, and University. Further, we seek an individual who has a 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.
This is a 9-month, full-time appointment located on the University of Minnesota East Bank Campus with a target start date of August 2024. The University of Minnesota encourages a healthy work life balance for employees. CEHD is committed to an excellent employee experience, offering a flexible work environment that meets the needs of students, staff, faculty, and the communities we serve. Flexible work arrangements may include flexibility in schedule and/or work location. Please note this position does require some in person teaching on the Twin Cities campus.
Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
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.
Maintain a commitment 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 item response models, survey design, cognitive diagnostic models, process data analytical 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.
Develop and deliver courses in ways that effectively account for a variety of diverse backgrounds, communities, identities, and abilities.
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.
Participate in the activities of relevant professional organizations in quantitative methods in education.
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 methods in educational research, or other settings (e.g., nonprofit organizations, think tanks, industry).
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).
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and collegially in department, college, university, and community service and governance.
Established record of securing external sponsored funds.
Experience teaching graduate courses in statistics and measurement, such as test/survey development, measurement theory, the application of statistical and/or psychometric methods in educational research.
Experience and/or interest in working with diverse student populations or doing work in diverse communities.
Student advising experience at the graduate level.
Evidence of leadership in the field (for example, serving on editorial boards of methodological journals, national/international professional committees, sponsored grant review panels
Demonstrated ability to engage in interdisciplinary research.
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.