The College of Education and Human Services at West Virginia University (WVU) seeks applications for a nine-month, tenure track Assistant Professor of Research Methods position with a start date of August 16, 2014.

Qualifications: Expertise in one or more specialized data analytic approaches such as structural equation modeling, hierarchical linear models, and robust (nonparametric) modeling; productive research agenda complementary to programs in the Department of Learning Sciences and Human Development (; excellence in teaching research design and statistical methods courses for master’s and doctoral degree students, including incorporation of appropriate analytical software (e.g., SPSS, SAS, HLM, M-plus, R) and some online delivery; an earned doctorate in a relevant field by the time of appointment; experience applying methodological expertise on externally funded projects; and expertise in measurement and instrument development, program evaluation, mixing methodologies, and research design for applied social settings.

Responsibilities: Teach graduate level introductory through advanced research design and statistical methods courses; advise graduate students while serving on doctoral and thesis committees; provide service to the department, college, university, state, and profession; collaborate with faculty colleagues on joint research projects; and, acquire external funding to support their research agenda.

Compensation: Competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Application Process: Consideration of applicants for this tenure-track, nine-month appointment will begin immediately and continue until a hiring decision is made. Applicants should submit a letter of interest outlining professional experiences and goals in relation to the position; curriculum vita; and the names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of at least three professional references. Application materials should be sent by email to or by mail to Rosemary Hriblan, College of Education and Human Services, West Virginia University, P.O. Box 6122, Morgantown, WV 26506-6122. Please direct questions about the position to Dr. M Cecil Smith, Associate Dean for Research and Research Methods Search Committee Chair, email:

West Virginia University is located in Morgantown, WV and is the State’s comprehensive Land Grant University with an enrollment of nearly 32,000 students and a Carnegie Classification – High Research. Morgantown is ranked among the most livable small cities in the country. The city is readily accessible and within driving distance from Pittsburgh, PA and Washington, DC. For more information on WVU and Morgantown, see and For additional information on the College, please visit

West Virginia University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that accommodates the needs of individuals with disabilities. Women, individuals with a disability, and individuals of minority backgrounds are encouraged to apply.