Asst Professor

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UNT System Overview:

Welcome to the University of North Texas System, or UNT World as we like to call ourselves. UNT World includes the University of North Texas in Denton, the University of North Texas at Dallas and the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth. We are the only university system based exclusively in the robust Dallas-Fort Worth region and we are committed to transforming lives and creating economic opportunity through education. Over the past decade, combined UNTS enrollment has grown by more than 25 percent to nearly 44,000 students.

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Asst Professor


UNT-Educational Psychology-132310


College of Education

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Department Summary:

The Department of Educational Psychology is one of four departments in the College of Education. The College offers 12 bachelor’s degrees, 19 master’s and 15 doctoral concentrations with over 100 faculty that provide the training and field experience needed to teach people how to live more productive lives. The Department of Educational Psychology currently offers a BS degree and two masters degrees in Educational Psychology and Special Education. Two PhDs are offered, one in Educational Psychology, and one in Special Education. The Educational Psychology PhD program is presently organized around three concentrations: (i) Research Methodology, Measurement, & Statistics, (ii) Human Development & Family Science, and (iii) Gifted and Talented Education. In addition, the Educational Psychology PhD supports concentrations in (iv) Psychosocial Aspects of Sport, and (v) Sport Pedagogy and Motor Behavior in the Department of Kinesiology, Health Promotion and Recreation.

Position Summary:

The Department invites applications for an appointment at the Assistant Professor rank to begin Fall, 2021. The position is for an applicant with expertise in quantitative methodology. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the continued development and success of the department and growing the graduate programs in Research Methodology, Measurement, and Statistics (doctoral) and Research and Evaluation Methodology (master’s) through research, teaching, and mentoring of students. Instructional roles may primarily include teaching graduate level courses in research methodology, including quantitative analysis and research design/methods. Traditional, online, and teaching at satellite sites may be required. The successful candidate will be expected to develop or continue an ongoing scholarship agenda in quantitative methodology. Expected scholarship includes regular publications in quality outlets, professional presentations, and submission of external grant proposals. Service on dissertation committees is expected both in the department and across the college, as well as representation of the discipline and department via committee participation and other relevant service activities.

Minimum Qualifications:

Minimum qualifications include an earned doctorate in Research Methodology, Quantitative Methods, Educational Psychology, or a closely related field with strong focus on quantitative methodology and research design. ABD candidates will be considered as long as the doctorate is successfully defended prior to the start date.

Preferred Qualifications:

Preference will be given to candidates with ability to teach courses in advanced data analysis such as multivariate statistics, simulation studies, and structural equation modeling. Preference will be given to candidates that are able to work with faculty and students with applied research interests in education and psychology. Preference will be given to candidates with teaching and research experience, as well as external funding or the potential for external funding, commensurate with rank.

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This is a security sensitive position.

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The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.

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Posted: 10/24/2020
Application Due: 3/9/2021
Work Type: Full Time