The College of Education at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), ranked in the top 50 Colleges of Education in the nation, is seeking nominations and applications to fill a tenure-track assistant professor position in Educational Assessment and Quantitative Methods beginning in the 2016-2017 academic year.

General Criteria: We seek scholars with broad research and methodological perspectives who can prepare graduates with strong research, pedagogical and technical skills, and a strong knowledge base for their respective areas of scholarship. The hire will be expected to conduct interdisciplinary and translational scholarship, including educational research in urban contexts or research that informs these contexts; and to provide excellent teaching to a diverse undergraduate and graduate student population. The hire is also expected to secure external funding for research; advise and mentor students; supervise doctoral dissertations; and provide service to the College and Department, including committee work and service to professional organizations. Candidates for the position must have an earned doctorate prior to August 15, 2017.

Specific Criteria: Candidates for this position must have a Ph.D. in educational psychology or related field (e.g. psychology, educational measurement, educational research methods, learning sciences), with concentration on educational assessment and quantitative methods, including psychometrics or statistics. We seek to hire candidates who have exceptional research expertise with large scale and/or classroom-based assessments in K-12 settings, who can combine assessment related research with psychometric and/or statistical methods such as cognitive diagnostic models or computer adaptive testing. The successful candidate must have a strong evidence of research productivity or potential, as well as the potential to secure extramural research funding.

Teaching duties for this position include educational assessment courses, which will be offered to a diverse range of stakeholders (e.g. prospective/current teachers, educational leaders and assessment professionals), psychometrics, and/or statistics. Successful candidates must demonstrate commitment to teaching and mentorship at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and have experience with or willingness to teach in on-line formats.

Department: The department of Educational Psychology is internationally known for its rigorous degree programs and esteemed faculty. The department has two strands: Measurement, Evaluation, Statistics, and Assessment (MESA) and Human Development and Learning. The new hire will be housed in the Department of Educational Psychology, with teaching/advising responsibilities in the MESA strand. MESA has three programs: Ph.D., face-to-face M.Ed, and online M.Ed. Please visit the following websites for more information:

College: Through its four departments, fifteen master’s and doctoral programs, and two undergraduate programs, the UIC College of Education prepares educators, researchers, and advocates to work effectively in urban schools, institutions of higher education, and other educational and community agencies. The faculty actively engages the most pressing problems facing urban communities through the intersection of teaching, research, policy, and practice, and is committed to changing the landscape of education inside and outside of schools and wherever learning takes place, particularly in environments where there is a need to promote educational, social, political, and economic parity.

Please submit application materials electronically at no later than November 7, 2016. These materials should include (a) a letter of application addressing fit with expectations for the position; (b) a curriculum vitae, (c) copies of up to three scholarly publications, (d) evidence of or potential for teaching excellence, and (e) the names and contact information for at least three references.

Specific inquiries about this available faculty position may be directed to Dr. Yue Yin, Chair of Search Committee, at

The University of Illinois at Chicago is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer.  Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.

The University of Illinois may conduct background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.