College of Education: Open Rank Professor of Statistics and Quantitative Methods in Educational Psy

Champaign, IL
May 18, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Open-Rank Professor of Statistics and Quantitative Methods (2 Positions)
Department of Educational Psychology - College of Education

Applications are being accepted for two full-time tenure-track faculty positions in the area of statistics and quantitative methods. Successful applicants will be scholars with an active nationally recognized research program (tenured rank), or potential for this (assistant rank) in quantitative methods with an interest in educational research or educational policy. The area of expertise is open; however, we are particularly interested in individuals with expertise in one or more of the following areas: structural equation modeling, multi-level models, Bayesian methods, quasi-experimental design, statistical learning, and methods for high-dimensional data. In addition to strengths in research/scholarship, successful applicants will have a commitment to teaching, supported by an aptitude for effectively presenting complex technical content in a clear and understandable manner.

The Department of Educational Psychology at Illinois is ranked 5 th in the nation according to the 2018 US News & World Report. Faculty in the department conduct highly interdisciplinary research with collaborations with colleagues across the College and campus. Our quantitative methods program is strongly supported and highly valued, and our quantitative methods and statistics graduate courses are in high demand across campus. An affiliate faculty position at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) is possible, depending on hired faculty research interests.

Responsibilities: Candidates hired will teach primarily graduate-level courses in statistics, either on-campus or online, and advise and supervise masters' and doctoral students, as well as develop additional courses and/or seminars related to their expertise. They will be expected to develop and maintain an active program of basic and applied scholarship in quantitative methods, including maintaining a commitment to securing external funding for their research and using their expertise to collaborate on grants with colleagues with convergent interests. They will participate in department, college, and university service, and contribute to the work of relevant national or international professional organizations.

Qualifications: The successful candidates must have an earned doctorate in quantitative psychology, psychometrics, or a closely related area. Applicants at the associate or full professor level should have a strong, established track record of published scholarship and external funding. Applicants at the assistant level should have an excellent record of published scholarship and show strong promise for securing external funding. In addition, the successful candidate will be able to provide evidence of teaching abilities at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Salary will be competitive and commensurate with the individuals' rank and experience.

Interested individuals should create a profile at and upload in one combined file a brief statement of research and teaching interests, a curriculum vitae, the names and contact information of three references relevant to the position, and three representative publications. All requested information must be submitted for the application to be considered.

Review of applications will begin immediately, and continue until both positions are filled. To ensure full consideration, we ask that applications be submitted by October 8, 2017. Applicants may be interviewed before October 8, however no hiring decision will be made until after October 8. The search will remain open until filled.

For more information, please go to or For questions regarding this position, please contact the search committee chair, Professor Carolyn Anderson, at

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The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit To learn more about the University's commitment to diversity, please visit

College Name or Administrative Unit: College of Education - Educational Psychology
Category: Faculty and Other Academic
Title: College of Education: Open Rank Professor of Statistics and Quantitative Methods in Educational Psychology (2 Positions) (F1700053)
Open Date: 05/17/2017
Close Date: 10/08/2017
Organization Name: Ed Psych Adm


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