| Position Summary: |
The Research Methodology program in the School of Education at the University of Pittsburgh seeks faculty candidates who have a relevant earned doctorate and experience in quantitative methodology at the Assistant Professor level starting August 2017. This position is in the tenure stream and requires research, graduate teaching, and advising duties in the Research Methodology Program.
Candidates must have demonstrated strengths in quantitative methods and/or measurement in educational research. We seek an individual who can both study and apply I) quantitative methods, including multilevel modeling, longitudinal/growth modeling, network analysis, structural equation modeling, and/or experimental and quasi-experimental methods and/or 2) psychometrics, including item response theory, classical test theory, Bayesian modeling, computer adaptive testing, diagnostic modeling, and/or accountability and testing. Candidates must have 1) earned doctorate in quantitative methods and/or psychometrics by August 2017, 2) an established or emerging record of pub I ications in peer reviewed journals, 3) potential to compete for external funding, and 4) evidence of or strong potential for excellence in teaching and mentoring graduate students.
Responsibilities include developing a strong research program; mentoring doctoral and master level students; teaching introductory and advanced graduate courses in quantitative methodology and/or psychometrics; service at the school, state, and national level; and obtaining external contracts and grants. ln addition to the individual's own research program, there will be opportunities to collaborate with faculty and students from other fields such as education, business, medicine, psychology, and learning sciences and in partnerships across academic units, including the Learning Research and Development Center, Center for Urban Education, and Center for Motivation. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications and expenence.
As of 2013, the US. News & World Report ranked the University of Pittsburgh School of Education as one of the Best Graduate Schools in Education. The newly restructured schoolwide doctoral programs will prepare PhD candidates to be nationally competitive for careers in both academic and non-academic settings. Faculty and graduate students are involved in a variety of research experiences ranging from more basic research to applied research. Pittsburgh is repeatedly voted among The Most Livable City, with affordable cost of living and access to a wide array of seasonal recreation opportunities, professional and collegiate athletic events, and a vibrant cultural district.
Application Process: To apply for this position please upload a letter of application, current vitae, research statement, writing samples (no more than three) at http://www.education.pitt.edu/facultysearch/. The online system will prompt applicants to request three letters of recommendation, directly. If you are unable to upload your documents, please mail materials to: Research Methodology Search, Office of the Dean, School of Education University of Pittsburgh, 5600 WWPH , Pittsburgh, PA 15260. For questions about the submission process please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Megan Brennan, Executive Assistant to the Dean,at ( 412) 648-1780. We will begin reviewing applications and inviting candidates for visits in November and December 2016. To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by October 21, 2016 although we will continue to review applications through November 2016. The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and members of minority groups that are underrepresented in academia are especially encouraged to apply. Inquiries may be directed to co-chairs of the Search Committee, Dr. Suzanne Lane at email@example.com and Dr. Lindsay Page at firstname.lastname@example.org. The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. EEO / AA/M/F /Vets/Disabled