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Associate or Full Professor Position in Quantitative Methods - Psychometrics more...
Location:Austin, TX
Company:The University of Texas at Austin
First posted:May 25, 2017
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Description

 

The Department of Educational Psychology at The University of Texas at Austin, College of Education, invites applications to hire an exceptional senior scholar in the field of psychometrics with research expertise in areas such as advanced item response theory, dimensionality assessment, accountability and testing, generalizability theory, equating, and program evaluation. Candidates are preferred who also demonstrate excellence and commitment to teaching and mentorship at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Applicants must have evidence of a strong publication record and external funding to support their research. The person hired for the position will serve as the Director of the Center for Applied Psychometric Research and be appointed to the Pearson Endowed Professorship. The Center was created in 2009 with a generous endowment from the Pearson Foundation and is housed in the Department of Educational Psychology. The Director of the Center will be expected to develop and maintain cutting edge statistical and psychometric research as well as directing program evaluation services ((please use the apply button below)).

The nationally ranked Department of Educational Psychology contains four doctoral degree programs: Quantitative Methods; Human Development, Culture & Learning Sciences; Counseling Psychology; and School Psychology (both APA accredited). The broad focus of the department is scholarship related to health and learning throughout the life span. The department is committed to an inclusive and diverse working and learning environment.

The department is situated within the College of Education, which has consistently been ranked in the top 10 nationally. The college provides excellent faculty support including an Office of Educational Research Support, Instructional Innovation Support Center, and Instructional Technology Center.

The University of Texas at Austin is a dynamic institution with extensive opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration and partnerships within and beyond the university. Notably the first medical school in nearly 50 years to be built from the ground up at a top tier AAU research university recently opened at UT-Austin in June 2016. Austin is ranked one of the most livable cities in the nation with extensive and diverse entertainment and recreational opportunities.

 

Qualifications

Applicants must have evidence of a strong publication record and external funding to support their research. The person hired for the position will serve as the Director of the Center for Applied Psychometric Research and be appointed to the Pearson Endowed Professorship.  The Center was created in 2009 with a generous endowment from the Pearson Foundation and is housed in the Department of Educational Psychology. The Director of the Center will be expected to develop and maintain cutting edge statistical and psychometric research as well as directing program evaluation services ((please use the apply button below)).

EEO Statement

The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

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