The Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Georgia invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor with expertise in Quantitative Methodology to begin in August 2017.
The mission of the Quantitative Methodology (QM) program is to advance the theory and practice of statistics and measurement in the social and behavioral sciences. The program provides graduate training in research design and analysis as well as advanced training in psychometrics, educational assessment, and learning analytics. The area of quantitative methodology specialization for the candidate’s research and teaching assignment is open, with a preference for a scholar whose research focuses on advancing contemporary methodology for (a) experimental research design and analysis or (b) the assessment and measurement of complex traits and behaviors.
Information about the QM program can be found at https://coe.uga.edu/academics/degrees/phd/quantitative-methodology.
The successful applicant will be expected to maintain a high-quality research program, seek external funding, mentor students, direct theses and dissertations, participate in faculty governance, and contribute to the collegial community of the QM program. This position requires teaching the equivalent of two graduate-level courses in the program for the fall and the spring semesters.
Qualifications include an earned doctorate at the time of employment with a specialization in assessment and measurement, educational statistics, quantitative psychology, or a closely related field; a strong record of scholarly research in an area relevant to the QM program; and evidence that suggests strong promise for securing external funding to support that research.
The appointment will begin the 2017-18 academic year on 10 August 2017.
Applicants should submit a letter of interest that addresses qualifications in the areas detailed above, a current curriculum vita, reprints of up to three published research articles, and three letters of recommendation. Letters of interest should include a description of the applicant’s (a) program of research, (b) past successes in obtaining and/or future plans to pursue external funding for research support, and (c) experiences and interests in teaching. Transcripts will be required only from finalists.
All materials should be submitted electronically:
Questions may be addressed to the program chair and search committee chair Dr. Laine Bradshaw at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications received by 4 November 2016 are assured of full consideration.
The University of Georgia (www.uga.edu) is a land grant/sea grant institution. Its main campus is located in Athens, Georgia, 75 miles northeast of Atlanta. Athens is known for its music, art, and food as well as its accessibility to the Atlanta area (see www.visitathensga.com and www.georgia.gov).
The University of Georgia is an EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Institution. The Department encourages applications from all qualified persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status. Protected veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Persons who need assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact the search committee chair. Hiring is contingent on proof of eligibility to work in the United States and completion of a background check, among other requirements. This position is contingent on the continued availability of funding.