Assoc Director & Research Asst/Assoc/Full Professor- Psychometric Consulting

Lincoln, NE
Sep 17, 2019
Position Type
Assistant Professor
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Position Information

Position Information

Working TitleAssoc Director & Research Asst/Assoc/Full Professor- Psychometric ConsultingDepartmentBuros Center for Testing-1044Requisition NumberF_190118Posting Open Date08/06/2019Application Review Date: (To ensure consideration, please submit all application materials before review date)09/12/2019Posting Close DateOpen Until FilledYesDescription of Work

The Buros Center for Testing is seeking qualified applicants for a 12-month professional position located in Lincoln, Nebraska. Responsibilities include: 1) administering ongoing contract/grant activities, initiating contract/grant activities, and participating in contract/grant activities initiated by others in the Center; 2) working with clients on continuing multi-year projects, writing contract/grant proposals, leading the planning team for developing new contracts/grants, designing research studies within the context of contract/grant activities; 3) designing and conducting workshops on measurement topics; and 4) making presentations to clients and at regional and national conferences.

The successful candidate will be expected to conduct an ongoing research program related to contract/grant activities and the publication of scholarly research. This position will also monitor the work of associated staff in the unit. This job entails travel dependent upon project demands. For more information about the Buros Center for Testing, visit our web site at

Minimum Required Qualifications

*Earned doctorate in Measurement, Psychology, Educational Psychology, Professional Psychology (e.g. school, counseling), I/O Psychology, or a related field.

*Substantial experience in conducting contracts/grants activity is required, primarily in educational testing and measurement or licensure and certification testing. A minimum of eight (8) years postdoctoral work in this area is required, with a strong preference for 10 years.

*Knowledge of program accreditation, high stakes testing programs, standard setting, aligning tests with content standards, test validation, and related technical issues in measurement is required.

*Excellent communications skills (both verbal and written) are essential.

Preferred Qualifications

*Experience in K-12 or higher education testing work.

Pre-Placement Driving Record Review RequiredCriminal History Background Check RequiredPosted SalaryHow to Apply

Click “Apply to this job” and complete the application form. Attach the following documents; 1) cover letter of application, 2) current curriculum vitae, 3) statement of research program with up to three PDF reprints of published papers (attach as “Other Document”), and 4) contact information for three professional references. All four documents are required for a complete application file.

Candidates wishing more information are encouraged to contact Dr. Kurt Geisinger, Director of the Buros Center for Testing, [email protected]

As an EO/AA employer, qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See

For questions or accommodations related to this position contact

Kurt Geisinger
[email protected]

Job CategoryJob Category (old)Faculty Non-Tenure LeadingJob TypeFull-TimePosition funded by grant or other form of temporary funding?YesIf Temporary, indicate end datePlanned Hire DateTo be arrangedAppointment End DateSupplemental Questions

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