Position: The Department of Educational Psychology invites applications for an appointment at the Assistant Professor rank to begin Fall, 2019. The position is for an applicant with expertise in qualitative research with possible extensions in program evaluation methodology. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the continued development and success of the department and growing the graduate programs in Research Methodology, Measurement, and Statistics (doctoral) and Research and Evaluation Methodology (master’s) through research, teaching, and mentoring of students. Instructional roles include teaching undergraduate and graduate level courses in research methodology, including qualitative research and (if applicable) program evaluation. Traditional, online, and teaching at satellite sites may be required.  The successful candidate will be expected to develop or continue an ongoing scholarship in qualitative research methodology as well as research in their area of specialization.  Expected scholarship includes regular publications in quality methodology outlets, professional presentations, and submission of external grant proposals. Service on dissertation committees is expected both in the department and across the college, as well as representation of the discipline and department via committee participation and other relevant service activities.

Qualifications:  Minimum qualifications include an earned doctorate in Educational Psychology, Research Methodology, or a closely related field with strong focus on qualitative research and evaluation methodology. ABD candidates will be considered as long as the doctorate is successfully defended prior to the start date. Preference will be given to candidates with teaching and research experience, as well as external funding or the potential for external funding, commensurate with rank.

Preferred qualifications include a scholarship agenda related to methodological innovations to study equity and diversity issues in education.

The University: The University of North Texas is a Tier One Research University in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex – the fourth-largest metropolitan area in the United States. This dynamic region is seeing explosive growth, demographically and economically, with several of the fastest-growing municipalities in the nation, and is host to countless excellent restaurants, parks and outdoor opportunities, cultural institutions of all types, and globally diverse populations. At almost 40,000 students, UNT is one of the nation’s largest universities, and our teacher preparation programs are among the largest in the state of Texas. Moreover, the College of Education, as the founding college of the university, enjoys respectful and collegial relationships with our colleagues across the campus.

The Department of Educational Psychology offers doctoral, master’s, and undergraduate programs.  The department focuses on generating research, disseminating knowledge, and preparing a diverse body of scholars and practitioners for leadership in their fields while enhancing the development and effective functioning of individuals, schools, and families.

Application: All applicants must apply online at: http://facultyjobs.unt.edu.  Official transcripts will be required prior to employment along with a criminal background check.  Questions regarding the position can be directed to the search committee chair: Dr. Abbas Tashakkori, abbas.tashakkori@unt.edu, (940) 565-2162.

Review: Review of applicants will begin November 12, 2018 and continue until the search is closed.  Applicants are encouraged to continue to apply even after this initial date. A criminal history check and official transcripts are required before employment.

The University of North Texas is an AA/ADA/EOE committed to diversity in its educational programs.