Assistant Professor of Educational Measurement & Statistics
Jul 24, 2019
THE UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON SEATTLE, College of Education, seeks to fill a nine-month, full-time position for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the area of Educational Statistics. The UW COE Measurement & Statistics (M&S) graduate program, which began in the late 1960s, prepares students to be leaders in the research and practice of state‐of‐the‐art test development, psychometrics, and applied statistics. Both faculty and students in the program are dedicated to improving educational equity and social justice through the practice of rigorous quantitative research methodology. Strong candidates will have an active research program in an area such as: longitudinal or multilevel structural equation modeling (SEM), mixture models, latent space models, and/or SEM Bayesian analysis methods. Additionally, we anticipate that candidates will be familiar with ideas embodied in critical quantitative methodology, as well as possess applied analytic experience in one or more education content areas (e.g., early childhood, learning sciences, school climate, special education, teacher preparation).
The successful candidate should be prepared to: (1) maintain an active research program in one or more of the areas listed above (or other synergistic areas); (2) teach undergraduate and graduate level courses in educational statistics, as well as advise and mentor graduate students; (3) engage in grant development activities focused on quantitative methodology as well as collaborations with other faculty; and (4) engage in service with local, state, and national community partners when such opportunities arise. Across these activities, successful candidates must also demonstrate a commitment to contributing to educational equity and working with a highly diverse student body.
The UW College of Education, the nation’s No. 5-ranked public school of education, dedicates its resources to making excellent education a daily reality for all students and is committed to solving real-world educational challenges and closing opportunity gaps. Members of the College maintain a set of active partnerships with more than 300 educational institutions in the region, state, and nation—schools, school districts, community-based organizations, informal educational institutions, and professional organizations. Our College’s mission leads us to invest in recruiting colleagues who demonstrate experience with, knowledge of, and a commitment to working with culturally diverse and minoritized communities to address pressing educational challenges and foster a more just and caring society. University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research and service. The University of Washington is committed to building a vibrant environment for American Indian and Indigenous Studies. Our growing infrastructure includes the Department of American Indian Studies; the Indigenous Wellness Research Institute; the Intellectual House, a longhouse-style facility opened in 2015; the Burke Museum’s Bill Holm Center for the Study of Northwest Indian Art; and the newly developing Center for American Indian and Indigenous Studies. The University of Washington acknowledges the Coast Salish peoples of this land, the land which touches the shared waters of all tribes and bands within the Salish Sea (Puget Sound) region as well as tribes whose traditional homelands are on the Pacific Coast, east of the Cascade Mountains, along the Columbia River, and throughout the Pacific Northwest.
All candidates must have an earned doctorate or foreign equivalent by the date of appointment in a relevant field or discipline such as educational measurement & statistics, or a closely related field (e.g., quantitative psychology), with a preferred scholarly focus on structural equation modeling (SEM) methods.
Applications should include: (1) a detailed letter describing the candidate’s qualifications for the position, including: (a) academic preparation and experience and (b) future goals in research, teaching, and service; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) two samples of scholarly writing; (4) an educational equity and social justice statement detailing how the candidate’s teaching, service, and scholarship has supported the success of students from a variety of marginalized identities, including but not limited to race/ethnicity, class, gender, sexuality, and ability (candidates who have not yet had the opportunity for such experiences should describe how their future teaching, research, and/or service work will contribute to educational equity and social justice; this may include but is not limited to critical quantitative methodology); (5) names and contact information for three references (please do not send recommendation letters at this time as the College of Education will request letters for all semi-finalists; and (6) an email address for further communications.
Please submit applications electronically to Interfolio at (https://apply.interfolio.com/65932). The committee will begin reviewing applications on October 1, 2019 and the position will remain open until filled. Appointment is to commence September 16, 2020. Please send queries about the position to Search Chair Dr. Elizabeth Sanders at [email protected]. Other search committee members include: Dr. Holly Schindler ([email protected]), Dr. Chun Wang ([email protected]), and Dr. Mark Windschitl ([email protected]).