Teachers College, Columbia University - Department of Human Development
June 13, 2018
New York, New York
Temp to Full Time - Experienced
Lecturer with expertise in applied statistics to teach core introductory courses to students across Teachers College. Teaching experience at the college, graduate, or K-12 levels is preferred. Experience with a wide range of statistical software is also preferred, including SPSS and R. Initial appointment will be for one year, but renewal is a possibility.
The Measurement, Evaluation, and Statistics program is part of the Human Development Department at Teachers College. The program group includes six full-time faculty (including Lecturers/Visiting Professors) plus adjunct faculty. Faculty in the program teach graduate students across Teachers College via several introductory and intermediate service courses, and provide informal statistical consulting. These methods courses are taken primarily by Masters and doctoral students in psychology-related disciplines, as well as in health and education policy. Course enrollments usually range between 15-75 students, depending upon the course. The graduate student population in the program group includes candidates in our Ph.D. and Ed.D. programs in Measurement and Evaluation, as well as those enrolled in the M.S. in Applied Statistics.
Teach 5 graduate courses per year as requested by the department. Possible courses include HUDM 4122 (Probability and Statistics for non-majors), HUDM 5122 (Applied Regression Analysis for non-majors), HUDM5123 (Linear Models and Experimental Design) as well as other intermediate courses. Advise and mentor Masters students in our M.S. in Applied Statistics program. Participate actively and collegially in departmental activities.
Teachers College as an institution is committed to a policy of equal opportunity in employment. In offering education, psychology, and health studies, the College is committed to providing expanding employment opportunities to minorities, women, and persons with disabilities in its own activities and in society.
Earned doctorate in statistics or quantitative methods;
Experience with teaching and advising students (undergraduate or graduate).
Additional Preferred Qualifications:
Coursework in a social sciences discipline (e.g., psychology, sociology, education)
Experience in applications of statistical methods in social science or education
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Submit the following: (1) Letter of application addressing your qualifications and fit for this position, past research and teaching expertise, and experience in student advising; (2) Curriculum vitae; (3) Two recent publications or other examples of professional writing; and (4) Names of three references.
Review of applications will begin throughout the summer and continue until the position is filled. Appointment begins fall semester 2018.
About Teachers College, Columbia University - Department of Human Development
The Teachers College Mission: Teachers College, Columbia University is the first and largest graduate school of education in the United States and is also perennially ranked among the nation’s best. Its name notwithstanding, the College is committed to a vision of education writ large, encompassing our four core areas of expertise: health, education, leadership, and psychology.
Teachers College sees its leadership role in two complementary arenas. One is as a major player in policy-making to ensure that schools are reformed and restructured to welcome all students regardless of their socio-economic circumstances. The other is in preparing educators who not only serve students directly but also coordinate the educational, psychological, behavioral, technological, and health initiatives to remove barriers to learning at all ages.