Assistant/Associate Professor of Research, Eval, Measurement, Stats - 15153BR

Assistant/Associate Professor of Research, Eval, Measurement, Stats

Department: 
Educational Psychology
Location/Division: 
University of Kansas - Lawrence
Reg/Temp: 
Regular
Employee Class: 
F-Faculty

Position Overview

The Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Kansas seeks two faculty members for the Research, Evaluation, Measurement, and Statistics (REMS) track of the Educational Psychology and Research program: (1) a tenure-track Assistant Professor and (2) a tenure-track Assistant Professor or an Associate Professor with tenure. The positions emphasize the areas of educational measurement and statistics, with each position focusing on either or both areas. Anyone applying for the assistant professor position will also be considered for both positions. Both positions are nine-month appointments beginning August 2020. We actively encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups. This description applies to the Assistant/Associate Professor position.

The REMS track of the Educational Psychology and Research program offers doctoral (Ph.D.) and Master’s (M.S.E.) degree training. Teaching load is two courses per semester. A high research productivity, including peer-reviewed publications and successful grant applications leading to external funding, is expected. The successful applicant is expected to integrate individual and cultural diversity, equity, and inclusion into teaching, research, and service.

The University of Kansas is a major educational and research institution with 29,000 students on five campuses, 2,600 faculty members, and service centers throughout the state. The main campus is in Lawrence, a vibrant, thriving community of more than 90,000 that is just 40 miles west of Greater Kansas City and 20 miles from the state capital. KU, a member of the Association of American Universities, consistently earns excellent ratings for its academic programs from U.S. News and World Report. It has also committed itself to expanding its innovative research and commercialization programs. The School of Education was ranked 18th in the nation in the 2019 US News and World Reports and the special education program consistently ranks number one among public institutions.

The successful candidate must have appropriate work authorization by time of appointment.

Job Description

Teaching (.40 FTE)
The successful applicants will teach a mix of introductory, intermediate, and advanced courses in the areas of research, evaluation, measurement and/or statistics. A teaching load of two courses per semester is normally expected. Duties and responsibilities include:
  • Teach courses in the REMS track of the Educational Psychology and Research Program.
  • Advise and mentor graduate degree-seeking students.
  • Direct M.S.E. and Ph.D. research projects, theses and dissertations.
  • Serve on doctoral comprehensive examination committees, doctoral dissertation committees, and master’s thesis committees.
  • Serve as an advisor for research methodology on doctoral comprehensive examination committees and doctoral dissertation committees for students throughout the School of Education and the university.
Research (.40 FTE)
Direct an ongoing program of research in educational measurement or statistical methodology. Duties and responsibilities include:
  • Regularly publish research in refereed journals or other scholarly outlets in the areas of research, evaluation, measurement, or statistics.
  • Present research at scholarly national or international conferences.
  • Seek external funding to support research agenda and fund advisees as graduate research assistants.
  • Serve as a mentor to students to develop their research skills and scholarly production.
Service (.20 FTE)
Provide service to the Educational Psychology Program, Department of Educational Psychology, School of Education, University of Kansas community, and the field of Research, Evaluation, Measurement, or Statistics.
  • Serve on committees within the Educational Psychology and Research, Department of Educational Psychology, School of Education, and University of Kansas.
  • Represent the Research, Evaluation, Measurement, and Statistics track to university and national groups.

COLLEGIALITY: The Department of Educational Psychology values collegiality. All faculty members are expected to act in a manner that promotes collegial relationships and shows respect toward students, staff, and colleagues.

Required Qualifications

For appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor:
  1. A Ph.D. or Ed.D. in educational or psychological measurement, research methodology, quantitative psychology, statistics, or a closely related field OR all requirements completed for a PhD except for the dissertation defense. In the latter situation, the hired candidate must complete all requirements for the doctorate by December, 2020.
  2. Evidence of potential for engaging in high-quality research.
  3. Evidence of potential for engaging in high-quality teaching.
For appointment at the rank of Associate Professor:
  1. A Ph.D. or Ed.D. in educational or psychological measurement, research methodology, quantitative psychology, statistics, or a closely related field.
  2. Research publication record and grants record commensurate with a tenured associate professor position at a Carnegie classified R1 institution.
  3. Evidence of high-quality teaching

Additional Candidate Instructions

A complete application package includes: (1) an online application, (2) a cover letter detailing work experience and education experiences, (3) record of accomplishments and productivity addressed in CV (including publications and conference presentations in the field), (4) research statement, (5) statement of teaching philosophy and evidence of effective teaching, (6) and names with contact information for three professional references.

Only complete application packages submitted online will be considered. As part of the materials above, applicants should inform us of their contribution and engagement in areas of diversity, equity, and inclusion. As a result, applicants will be presented the following questions at the time of application. Each response must be within 4,000 characters or less.
  1. Please describe your experience, approach or methodologies to create and implement inclusive teaching and advising practices, pedagogical techniques and course materials to create an inclusive classroom environment.
  2. In your current and/or previous role, please provide an example outlining how you demonstrate your ongoing commitment in working with diverse groups/populations.
Review of applications will begin on November 7th, 2019 and continue as needed to collect a pool of qualified applicants. To ensure consideration, applying before the application review date is advised. Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.

Contact Information to Applicants

Neal Kingston
nkingsto@ku.edu

Advertised Salary Range

Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Application Review Begins

07-Nov-2019

Anticipated Start Date

18-Aug-2020

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Posting Information
Posting ID:
15153BR
Department:
Educational Psychology
Location/Division:
University of Kansas - Lawrence
Reg/Temp:
Regular
Employee Class:
F-Faculty
Application Review Begins:
07-Nov-2019