Assistant/Associate/Full Professor

Detroit, Michigan
Nov 08, 2019
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Faculty Position Announcement

Associate/Full Professor

Educational Evaluation and Research

Start date: 2020-2021 Academic Year


This position is in Educational Evaluation and Research Program (EER), a program area in the Division of Theoretical & Behavioral Foundations in the College of Education ( EER offers the Master of Education (M.Ed.), Doctor of Education (Ed.D.), and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees for building careers and leadership positions in educational statistics, research, measurement, and evaluation for students who have training and experience in substantive disciplines in either education or non-education fields.


We seek to hire an exceptional (or highly promising) quantitative methodologist who can communicate the technical aspects of disciplined inquiry to graduate students pursuing advanced research degrees in Education. The candidate must have a doctoral degree in educational statistics, educational measurement, educational research, or a closely related discipline in the social and behavioral sciences. At the Assistant Professor level, the successful candidate must have earned the doctorate by August 2020.

Job Duties

The successful candidate should have demonstrated evidence of a productive research program as indicated by (a) highly cited peer-reviewed publications, (b) external funding, (c) superior expertise in teaching education students pursuing an advanced graduate methodology degree as well as students representing all majors offered in the College of Education who require quantitative coursework, (d) success in supervising EER graduate students’ methodology theses/dissertations, and (e) capability of providing methodological consultation to other faculty members in the College of Education.

The successful candidate for this open-rank position must be able to teach intermediate statistics (e.g., ANOVA/ANCOVA, Mulitvariate, Structural Equations) with related software (e.g., SPSS/Amos, and either R or Python), and have advanced expertise in at least one of the following areas with related software: (1) Psychometrics/Measurement, (2) Data Science (e.g., big data, machine learning), (3) Quantitative Program Evaluation, and/or (4) Research and Experimental Design. The ability to teach qualitative methods may be an added strength.

Wayne State University is a world-wide leader in higher education in the urban context. The WSU Board of Governors recognizes the importance of multicultural approaches and social justice, including a commitment to diversity issues and cultural competence.


For questions about the position content, contact:

Shlomo Sawilowsky, Ph.D.

Search Committee Chair

[email protected]

For technical/application inquiries, contact:

Sherry M. Pruitt,

Human Resources

[email protected]

Salary and Rank for above: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

This is an open rank appointment, although senior-level candidates must have a strong track record of major external funding and peer-reviewed publications.

Application Procedures: Applicants must use the WSU Online Hiring System and apply online at (Refer to posting #044773). Applications must include a letter of application, curriculum vita, graduate transcripts, and names, addresses, and contact information for at least three references. In addition, applicants should upload 2 to 3 representative publications/papers in press for review.

Please note: Applicants who are selected for this position will be asked to provide proof of degrees awarded before the hiring process is completed.

Application Deadline: The search committee will begin reviewing applications as they are submitted, with intentions to conduct interviews in April and early May.

Starting date: August, 2020.

The College of Education’s theme “The Effective Urban Educator: Reflective, Innovative and Committed to Diversity,” guides and develops its programs. The College is characterized by its diversity and commitment to an urban mission and reflects the dynamic characteristics of urban life. The College of Education currently enrolls about 2,000 undergraduates and almost as many graduate (master’s/education specialist/doctoral) students in approximately 37 different programs.

Wayne State University is a premier urban research institution of higher education offering more than 380 undergraduate and graduate academic programs through 13 schools and colleges to more than 28,000 students in Metropolitan Detroit.

Wayne State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.