Assistant Professor - Morgridge College Of Education

USA, Colorado, Denver
Jan 12, 2018
University of
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The University of Denver's Morgridge College of Education (MCE) invites applications for a nine-month tenure track faculty appointment in Research Methods and Statistics (RMS) at the rank of Assistant Professor. The RMS program offers a masters and doctoral degree and is one of several academic programs in the Morgridge College of Education (MCE) that currently enrolls about 800 students in its 24 degree (MA/MLIS, EdS, and PhD), licensure, and certificate programs. More than 9,000 MCE graduates live throughout the U.S. and the world.

The MCE is located in Katherine A. Ruffatto Hall, a 65,000 square foot complex built in 2010 providing a flexible, innovative, and multidisciplinary learning environment. The facility allows for ongoing dialogue with community, national, and global partners as we enter a transformational era in education. The facility features state-of-the-art technology including interactive white boards and flat-panel displays throughout, two TelePresence videoconferencing systems, and a Voice-over Internet Protocol (VO IP) integrated communications system.

Position Summary

The successful candidate will play a strong role in teaching, research, and service. Specific responsibilities include: teaching graduate courses such as program evaluation theory, program evaluation practice, and mixed methods, as well as applied statistics and quantitative research methods courses in a learner-centered program, and supervising master's theses and doctoral dissertations in program evaluation, and mixed methods designs. The successful candidate will also serve as the academic adviser to assigned RMS students, and participate in program and college committees and professional service as appropriate. There is an expectation for pursuing grants and other external funding opportunities. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The appointment will commence on September 1, 2018.

Required Qualifications

  • An earned doctorate in research methods, program evaluation, or a related field, or will have completed such a degree by the September 1, 2018 start date.
  • An articulated teaching agenda with a focus on program evaluation and mixed methods.
  • An active research agenda and/or active program of research with a focus on program evaluation and mixed methods.
  • Relevant research/teaching expertise in one or more of the other MCE departments: Counseling Psychology, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, Higher Education, and Teaching and Learning Sciences.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated commitment to or experience working with diverse populations.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience of participation in grants and/or managing funded projects.
  • Evidence of an excellent academic record of teaching graduate level program evaluation and mixed methods courses.
  • Publication in appropriate journals.
  • Experience developing community partnerships.
  • Evidence of advising and mentoring graduate students.

Application Deadline

For best consideration please submit your application materials by 4:00 pm MST Friday, January 26, 2018.

Special Instructions

This faculty appointment will commence on September 1, 2018.

Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted. Once within the job description online, please scroll to the bottom of the page to apply. For technical difficulties, please contact Jessica Lovan at Inquiries about this position may can be made to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Bruce Uhrmacher (). Screening of applications will begin February 1, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.

Please include the following documents with your application:

  1. Cover letter outlining your fit with the position including research and teaching interests
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. 1-2 page teaching philosophy document
  4. 1-2 page research statement document
  5. 2-3 recent publications

Additionally, at least three recommenders should email letters of reference of behalf of the candidate with "RMS Search Position #4825" as the email subject; letters of reference should only be submitted for completed online applications.

The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff and encourages applications from women, minorities, members of the LGBTQ community, people with disabilities and veterans. The University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.

Similar jobs

Similar jobs