Position: The Department of Psychological and Quantitative Foundations and Iowa Testing Programs (ITP) at the University of Iowa invite applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of assistant professor in the Educational Measurement and Statistics program beginning by August 2014.

Description: We seek an individual with broad interests in the field and evidence of significant professional promise in research and test development that will impact the practice of educational measurement. The successful candidate will teach graduate-level courses and pursue research with Iowa Testing Programs in statistics and educational measurement with applications to large-scale assessment. An individual who is interested in innovation that expands ITP’s external funding sources and outreach is desired. Examples of possible areas of interest include assessment innovations and technology, modeling of student growth and program improvement, or test design and development.

Education Requirement: Prospective candidates must have an earned doctorate with specialization in educational measurement, statistics or evaluation by August 2014.

Required Qualifications: (1) evidence of scholarly productivity and/or promise of such; (2) evidence of teaching skills; (3) potential for securing external funds for research, training, and program development; (4) interest in large-scale assessment; (5) ability to work collaboratively and with diverse populations; (6) interest in teaching and/or designing instruction and professional development in online distance education.

Desirable Qualifications: (1) experience in design, development, and research to support large-scale assessment programs; (2) experience working with practitioners on the interpretation and use of assessment information; (3) experience in securing external funds for research, training, and program development; (4) experience with teaching and/or designing instruction and professional development in online distance education.

Responsibilities: The successful applicant will maintain an ongoing program of research and development with Iowa Testing Programs related to large-scale assessment; design and teach graduate courses in measurement and statistics with a commitment to online offerings; and advise MA and PhD students. In addition, the successful candidate will be expected to pursue and secure external funding, participate in the activities of professional organizations, and be involved with state and national activities that support the practice of educational measurement.

Salary: Highly competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Excellent start-up package, benefits, and research support.

Appointment: Twelve-month, tenure-track appointment beginning by August 2014.

Applications: Candidates should submit an application letter addressing all qualifications noted above, curriculum vitae, two or three examples of scholarly writing, teaching evaluations, three letters of reference, and graduate college transcripts. To apply for this position, go to our website at http://jobs.uiowa.edu/faculty and choose requisition number 63313. Address inquiries or nominations to robert-ankenmann@uiowa.edu or call 319-335-5420.

Screening: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

The University of Iowa is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with full domestic partner benefits and a Dual-Career Partner Network. Applications from women and minorities are strongly encouraged.
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