The Center for Assessment and Research Studies (CARS – http://www.jmu.edu/assessment/) and the Department of Graduate Psychology (http:/www.psyc.jmu.edu/gradpsyc/) at James Madison University seek two new colleagues to contribute to campus assessment activities and to the Assessment and Measurement PhD program, which is dedicated to preparing professionals in assessment and measurement.
CARS is a nationally recognized student outcomes assessment center for assessment practice, graduate student training and research. Every CARS/Assessment & Measurement faculty member supports campus assessment practice. Faculty work with interdisciplinary teams on a variety of projects related to the assessment of learning and developmental outcomes of university students. Responsibilities include consulting with academic or student affairs programs in the development of assessment plans, tests and rating scales, and processing, analyzing and reporting student assessment results. JMU is committed to student outcomes assessment and provides a unique, supportive setting for the development of innovative assessment methods and practices.
The PhD program integrates strong training in measurement theory and quantitative methods, applied assessment skills and experiences, and the knowledge and skills necessary to impact assessment practice and policies. The doctoral program is housed with other nationally recognized graduate programs in the Department of Graduate Psychology. The CARS faculty members teach courses in assessment, measurement, or statistics, mentor graduate students and conduct scholarly research. The faculty has established an outstanding record of research productivity.
Position 1: Assistant or Associate Assessment Specialist/Assistant Professor (0404795)
An ideal candidate will have experience in the higher education assessment field. This position is a year-round (12-month) tenure-track appointment with approximately 60% of the faculty member’s time allocated to campus assessment activities. The faculty member will also teach one assessment, measurement, or statistics course per academic year, advise graduate students and maintain a program of research.
Position 2: Assistant Assessment Specialist/Assistant Professor (0404796)
An ideal candidate will be trained to teach a variety of measurement or statistics courses. The faculty member will teach two to three courses per year, advise graduate students and maintain a program of research. This position is a year-round (12-month) tenure-track appointment with approximately 30% of the faculty member’s time allocated to campus assessment activities.
James Madison University is a state-supported co-educational university located in the historic Shenandoah Valley of Virginia with a student body of over 19,000. Queries may be addressed to Sara Finney, search chair (email@example.com ) or Donna Sundre, Professor and Executive Director of CARS (firstname.lastname@example.org). Salary is competitive.
Requirements for the positions include a doctorate in a relevant field, credentials and a scholarship record commensurate with rank, and effective organizational and communication skills. Interested applicants should apply online at https://JobLink.jmu.edu and reference posting number *0404795 *for Position 1 or *0404796 *for Position 2, submitting (a) a letter of interest stating qualifications for the position, (b) curriculum vitae, (c) copies of selected research publications (Other Document #1) and (d) the names and contact information for three references.
Application review will begin October 1, 2012 and continue until both positions are filled. Both positions are available July 1, 2013. James Madison University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action/equal access employer and especially encourages applications from women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities.
Donna L. Sundre
Professor of Graduate Psychology
Executive Director, Center for Assessment & Research Studies [MSC 6806]
James Madison University
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