The Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Georgia invites applications a tenure-track Assistant Professor with expertise in Quantitative Methodology to begin in August 2016.
The mission of the Quantitative Methodology program is to advance the theory and practice of measurement and statistics 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 to address critical needs in the assessment and measurement of complex traits and behaviors.
Information about the department can be found at http://coe.uga.edu/directory/departments/educational-psychology.
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 per semester in the program.
Qualifications include an earned doctorate at the time of employment with a specialization in educational assessment and measurement, quantitative psychology, educational statistics, 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 2016-17 academic year on 8 August 2016.
Applicants should submit a letter of interest that addresses qualifications in the areas detailed above, a current curriculum vita, reprints of three published research articles, and three letters of recommendation. Transcripts will be required only from finalists.
All materials should be submitted electronically:
Questions may be addressed to the search committee chair Dr. Laine Bradshaw at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications received by 16 November 2015 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, gender, national origin, disability, veteran status, or sexual orientation. 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.