Assistant/Associate Professor - QME- Educational Statistics
University of Minnesota - Department of Educational Psychology
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Type: Full Time
Preferred Education: Doctorate
Methodological techniques (general)
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Internal Number: 351193
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. The position will begin in Fall 2023 and is 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 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 as a tenure-track Assistant Professor (9403) or tenured Associate Professor (9402). This position will remain open until filled, but the search committee will begin its review of applications in October. The anticipated starting date for this appointment is August 28, 2023 and the salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.
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. All UMN employees are expected to follow applicable public health and safety procedures. For more information on flexible work options visit Office of Human Resources Work. With Flexibility.
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 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, quasi-experimental research designs, latent variable models, advanced statistical models, statistical computing. 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 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 the application of statistical methods in educational research.
Experience working with diverse student populations or doing work in diverse communities.
Established record of securing external sponsored funds.
Application Deadline: The initial screening of applications will begin in October. For best consideration, please submit application materials by October 12, 2022.
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About University of Minnesota - Department of Educational Psychology
About the Department:
The Department of Educational Psychology provides training in the cognitive, emotional, and social learning processes that underlie education and human development across the lifespan, including: the psychological foundations of education, quantitative methods in education, the practice and science of counseling psychology, school psychology, and special education. Faculty and students provide leadership and consultation to the state, nation, and international community. The department's scholarship and teaching enhance professional practice in schools and universities, community mental health agencies, business and industrial organizations, early childhood programs, and government agencies. For additional information about the department visit: www.cehd.umn.edu/edpsych.
About the College:
The College of Education and Human Development (CEHD), the third largest college and the University, contributes to a just and sustainable future through engagement with the local and global communities to enhance human learning and development at all stages of the life span. We know diversity is necessary to do our best work and foster our humanity. That’s why the ...CEHD community is collectively dedicated to cultivating an inclusive and equitable environment, embracing and celebrating all identities of our students, staff, and faculty. These values are also a moral imperative requiring continuous proactive measures and a firm stance against prejudice, discrimination, and systemic injustice. For further information: http://www.cehd.umn.edu/about/default.html.