Virginia Commonwealth University, School of Education (SOE) invites applications for a tenure-track position focused on quantitative research methods. 

Position:  Associate or experienced Assistant Professor, nine-month tenure track position in the Department of Foundations of Education.

Responsibilities: Maintain an on-going program of methodological research; pursue and obtain external funding; teach intermediate and advanced courses in statistics, educational research, quantitative methods and/or mixed-methods; advise doctoral students in the Research and Evaluation PhD track; mentor doctoral student research; collaborate and consult with colleagues on methodological issues related to empirical research activities.


Required: Earned doctorate in statistics, educational research, educational psychology or closely related field; an established research agenda and a record of refereed publications; a record of external funding with evidence of multi-disciplinary applications at the Associate level and clear potential for external funding to support research at the Assistant level; demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment, or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU; evidence of strong multi-level and/or latent variable analysis skills; experience teaching  statistics and/or quantitative research methods or related courses at the college level; demonstrated success in working with others on research projects.

Preferred:  Record of obtaining external funding; faculty experience with doctoral education; K-12 teaching experience.

Starting date:  August 16, 2012

Application:  Submit a letter of interest addressing each of the above qualifications, curriculum vita, and names of three references who can address the qualifications sought in this position.  Candidates must agree to current and prior employers being contacted if a finalist for the position. Review of applications will begin in mid January, 2012, and will continue until the position is filled.  Submit materials electronically to:

Dr. Lisa Abrams, Search Committee Chair

School of Education

Virginia Commonwealth University

P. O. Box 842020

Richmond, VA  23284-2020


Phone:  (804) 828-1332

Virginia Commonwealth University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.  Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.