The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for the position of Educational Psychology (Statistics), Assistant Professor .
PROFILE of the UNIVERSITY
UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution of approximately 29,000 students and more than 3,000 faculty and staff that is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a research university with high research activity. UNLV offers a broad range of respected academic programs and is on a path to join the top tier of national public research universities. The university is committed to recruiting and retaining top students and faculty, educating the region’s diversifying population and workforce, driving economic activity through increased research and community partnerships, and creating an academic health center for Southern Nevada that includes the launch of a new UNLV School of Medicine. UNLV is located on a 332-acre main campus and two satellite campuses in Southern Nevada. For more information, visit us on-line at: http://www.unlv.edu.
ROLE of the POSITION
The Department of Educational Psychology and Higher Education at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor to join its program in Educational Psychology.
The individual hired for the position will possess strong quantitative skills and training, and a research program that applies those skills in an area that complements the strengths of the Department. The individual hired for the position will teach existing graduate courses on advanced statistical methods, as well as others in the area of his/her specialization. The individual is also expected to conduct research, publish in scholarly journals, and pursue external funding, as well as supervise and advise graduate students, serve on departmental and university committees, and perform university and community service as appropriate.
This position requires a PhD in Educational Psychology, Learning Sciences, Quantitative Psychology, or a closely related field from an accredited college or university. Preference will be given to candidates who have demonstrated expertise in advanced quantitative techniques, including (but not limited to) one or more of the following: multivariate analyses, structural equation modeling, multi-level modeling, latent growth curve modeling, or educational data mining/analytics. Desirable qualifications include the application of quantitative skills to working with large databases or data exhaust produced by learning technologies, and a desire to collaborate with other university faculty doing STEM-related research.
Salary competitive with those at similarly situated institutions. Position is contingent upon funding.
Submit a letter of interest, a detailed resume listing qualifications and experience, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references who may be contacted. Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience, with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications because this is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based.
Although this position will remain open until filled, review of candidates’ materials will begin January 12, 2016 and best consideration will be gained for materials submitted prior to that date. Materials should be addressed to Dr. Lisa Bendixen, Search Committee Chair, and are to be submitted via on-line application at https://hrsearch.unlv.edu/. For assistance with UNLV’s on-line applicant portal, contact UNLV Employment Services at (702) 895-3504 or firstname.lastname@example.org.