Psychometrician Manager - 12055BR

Psychometrician Manager

Department: 
Achievement & Assessment Inst
Location/Division: 
University of Kansas - Lawrence
Reg/Temp: 
Regular
Employee Class: 
U-Unclassified Professional Staff

Position Overview

The Achievement and Assessment Institute’s Center for Educational Testing and Evaluation seeks a Psychometrician Manager to oversee operational psychometric work for a complex multi-faceted national assessment program.

Job Description

50% Lead operational psychometrics for a complex multi-faceted national assessment system:
•Work closely with program management, content development, and technology to design, prioritize, and coordinate a comprehensive psychometric agenda to support the testing program.
•Formulate and direct psychometric studies to evaluate assessment system technical quality.
•Manage one or more team members to ensure high quality and timely completion of all projects including all scoring and reporting deliverables.
20% Serve as manager of the psychometric function within CETE, including hiring, performance evaluation, budgeting, and assigning and scheduling tasks.

20% Represent the psychometric function in the design of testing programs, including writing psychometric sections of proposals and working directly with clients and their technical advisory committees.

5% Serve as senior consultant on psychometric topics to psychometricians in other centers.

5% Disseminate research findings through peer-reviewed journals and other scholarly outlets such as national conferences.

Required Qualifications

  1. Doctorate in Measurement, Statistics, or closely related field.
  2. Minimum of ten years of experience working on psychometric issues in large-scale assessment.
  3. Demonstrated operational experience in traditional psychometric activities, such as equating, scaling, validity studies, accommodations research, etc.
  4. Strong written communication skills and attention to detail as demonstrated by application materials.
  5. Minimum of two years of experience managing operational psychometrics for a large-scale testing program.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Experience supervising staff and/or Graduate Research Assistants in conducting psychometric analyses and developing technical documentation.
  2. Effective communication skills for interacting with technical and non-technical audiences.
  3. A record of presentations and publications on issues of importance to large-scale assessment programs.

Additional Candidate Instructions

Please submit a cover letter addressing how you meet the required qualifications, a CV and names of three professional references through the KU on-line job site.

Contact Information to Applicants

Ronda - rcon@ku.edu

Advertised Salary Range

minimum $125,383

Application Review Begins

04-Sep-2018

Anticipated Start Date

01-Oct-2018

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Posting Information
Posting ID:
12055BR
Department:
Achievement & Assessment Inst
Location/Division:
University of Kansas - Lawrence
Reg/Temp:
Regular
Employee Class:
U-Unclassified Professional Staff
Application Review Begins:
04-Sep-2018
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