Job description


Job no: 99640-FA
Work type: Faculty-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Instructional, Research, Scientific

Position Summary:

The Quantitative Methods program is situated in the Department of Educational Psychology (, along with programs in Human Development, Learning Sciences, and School Psychology. The Department of Educational Psychology has consistently been ranked among the top programs in Educational Psychology, and the School of Education is ranked as the #1 public school of education in the nation according to U.S. News & World Report. Madison, Wisconsin is frequently rated as one of the most livable cities in the United States. The Department and University provide a stimulating and supportive environment for research, teaching, and programmatic funding with strong values on diversity, collaborative and interdisciplinary research, innovative and impactful work, and rigorous scholarship.

The Quantitative Methods Program has close ties with several research centers and departments both within the School of Education and across campus. Faculty in the Program teach methodological service courses to graduate/undergraduate students from various departments, as well as courses designed for students within the Quantitative Methods Program. Emphasis in the Program is placed on the scientific study of methodology used in education and the social sciences as opposed to strict applications. Consistent with the Department mission, the Program also seeks to extend scholarship to underrepresented groups through mentorship of graduate students, consultation, and classroom teaching. A current initiative within the Program is the development of a methodology center to provide consultation to researchers in education and the social sciences.

The position is a 9-month tenured or tenure-track faculty position beginning August 2020. We are primarily seeking applicants with a research focus on methodological issues related to experimental or quasi-experimental design, causal inference, or meta-analysis. Applicants pursuing other emerging areas of quantitative methodology relevant to education and the social sciences are also encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will actively participate in the research, teaching, service, and training programs of the Department of Educational Psychology.

Principal Duties:

1. Maintaining a coherent and productive program of research published in high-quality journals.
2. Seeking and securing external funding to support research and/or training grants.
3. Supervising graduate student research and providing high quality academic advising and mentoring.
4. Teaching graduate and/or undergraduate courses (2:2 load), and contributing to program development.
5. Engaging in appropriate levels of service to the department and university as well as to the profession.

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Degree and Area of Specialization:

PhD or equivalent in education, psychology, statistics or a related field required

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

All candidates must demonstrate proven success in conducting research, teaching, and mentoring appropriate to their stage of career. Candidates at the Associate level must provide evidence of success in teaching, student mentoring, and research productivity appropriate for appointment with tenure at UW-Madison. Evidence of prior external funding or the potential for securing external funding is desirable for all candidates.

Additional Information:

The Department of Educational Psychology and the University of Wisconsin-Madison are committed to fostering faculty diversity. We encourage applications from potential candidates of all race, class gender, sexuality, ability and nationality, religious and other group identities; and we encourage applications from candidates who can demonstrate ability to foster an inclusive work environment and work with students from diverse backgrounds.



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Full Time: 100%

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Anticipated Begin Date:

AUGUST 17, 2020


Minimum $85,000 ACADEMIC (9 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

Applications must be received through UW-Madison's online application system. Candidates should submit a curriculum vita, a letter of application summarizing research and teaching interests, 2-3 representative publications, and contact information for 3 individuals willing to provide letters of reference via the "Apply Now" link. Referees will be contacted at the time of application with instructions for uploading letters of reference.

The deadline for assuring full consideration is October 15, 2019, however the position will remain open and applications may be considered until the position is filled


Daniel Bolt
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Applications Open: Jul 23 2019 Central Daylight Time
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Posted: 8/21/2019
Application Due: 4/28/2020
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