Tenure-Track Position in Measurement and Quantitative Methods

Tenure-Track Position in Measurement and Quantitative Methods. The Department of Psychological, Health, & Learning Sciences (PHLS) at the University of Houston (UH) seeks scholars for a tenure-track faculty appointment at the academic rank of Assistant Professor in the Measurement, Quantitative Methods, & Learning Sciences (MQM-LS) program area. Priority areas of expertise for this position are Bayesian modeling, item response theory, longitudinal analysis, mixture models, propensity score analysis, bootstrapping, biostatistics, and/or other relevant methodological specializations. The department is rapidly expanding and is committed to developing a strong core of Measurement and Quantitative Methods faculty. We see this as being quintessential in our mission to make a collective impact on addressing health and educational disparities in our local, state, national, and international communities. To this end, we value excellence, community engagement, diversity, student success, and academic integrity. The department is seeking outstanding candidates with the potential for exceptional research, excellence in teaching, and a clear commitment to enhancing the diversity of the faculty, graduate, and undergraduate student population.

Qualifications: Applicants for this position must hold a doctoral degree in measurement, quantitative research methods, or a relevant field. The successful candidate must demonstrate a record of innovative research in quantitative methodology and/or measurement that is published in peer-reviewed journals, emerging or sustained record of significant external funding, evidence of effective graduate-level teaching ability in measurement and quantitative methods, interest in interdisciplinary collaborations, commitment to student success, and service to the profession. The candidate’s qualifications must be commensurate with appointment as an Assistant Professor.

Responsibilities: Responsibilities include conducting innovative research and publishing in peer-reviewed journals; providing methodological expertise and collaborating with faculty to secure external funding to support an interdisciplinary program of research; rigorous teaching in graduate-level measurement and quantitative methods courses; mentoring students; chairing and serving on doctoral committees; community engagement; presenting research at professional meetings; and service to the Department, College, University, and profession.

Appointment: This is a nine month appointment. Review of candidates will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is September 1, 2017. Salary will be commensurate with the applicant’s qualifications and experience and will include benefits. Please contact Dr. Ezemenari M. Obasi (Department Chair, phlschair@uh.edu, 713-743-4698) should you have any follow-up questions.

To apply, the following materials should be uploaded online at http://jobs.uh.edu/postings/32251:

  1. A cover letter describing your (a) qualifications and interest in the position, (b) evidence of scholarly

    impact, (c) history of external peer-reviewed funding, and (d) teaching philosophy

  2. Curriculum vitae

  3. Abstracts of grant-funded research projects

  4. Three letters of recommendation

Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action:

The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The University of Houston is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

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491 Farish Hall · Houston, TX 77204-5029 · Email: phlschair@uh.edu · Office: 713-743-4698

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