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 Measurement. 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 stateoftheart test development, psychometrics, and applied statistics. Both faculty and students in the program are dedicated to improving policy and equity through the practice of rigorous quantitative research methodology. At this time, we seek applicants with a doctoral degree in Educational Measurement & Statistics or closely related field (e.g., quantitative psychology), with a scholarly focus on item response theory (IRT) modeling. More specifically, applicants should demonstrate an active research program in an area such as: multilevel IRT, longitudinal IRT, differential item functioning (DIF) in IRT, other latent variable models for item-level data, large-scale test development, computer-adaptive testing, or Bayesian analysis methods for item-level data. Additionally, we anticipate that applicants will also have some expertise conducting applied research in one or more substantive areas such as classroom assessment, teacher education, special education, literacy education, or early childhood education.
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 measurement and statistics, and 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 to local, state, and national community partners when such opportunities arise. Teaching duties for this position will specifically include educational assessment courses for candidates in our teacher preparation programs, as well as courses in psychometrics and statistics. Successful candidates must demonstrate a commitment to teaching and mentorship at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and have experience with or willingness to work with a highly diverse student body.
The UW College of Education, the nation's No. 3-ranked public school of education, is a vibrant working environment characterized by an atmosphere of supportive and interdisciplinary collaboration, both within the College and across the entire University. The College dedicates its resources to make excellent education a daily reality for all students and is committed to solving real-world educational challenges and closing opportunity gaps. The members of the College maintain a set of active partnerships with more than 300 educational institutions in the region, state, and nationschools, 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 College of Education is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment.
Applications should include:
(1) a detailed letter describing their qualifications for the position, including (a) academic preparation, (b) experience and future goals in research, teaching, and service, as well as (c) how their research, teaching, or service experience/goals align with the UW COE's commitment to educational equity, diversity, and inclusiveness; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) two samples of scholarly writing; (4) names and contact information for three references from whom letters can be requested at a later date; and (5) an email address for further communications.
Send queries about the position to Dr. Min Li, search chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please submit your application packet electronically to the search chair, Dr. Min Li, via Ms. Lynda Jensen at email@example.com, Box 353600, 222 Miller Hall, College of Education, Seattle, WA 98195-3600. The committee will begin reviewing applications October 1, 2017. The position will remain open until filled. Appointment to commence September 16, 2018.
Search committee members include: Dr. Elizabeth Sanders, Dr. Soojin Park, and Dr. Dagmar Amtmann.
University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergra...duate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.