Visiting Assistant Professor of Practice of Research, Methods & Statistics

Colorado, United States
$72,000.00 - $75,000.00
May 28, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

DU is the oldest and largest independent university in the Rocky Mountain Region and is committed to building and sustaining a culturally diverse faculty, staff, and student body. The MCE is located in Katherine A. Ruffatto Hall, a 65,000 square foot complex built in 2010 providing a flexible, innovative, and multidisciplinary learning environment. The facility allows for ongoing dialogue with community, national, and global partners as we enter a transformational era in education.

The University of Denver's Morgridge College of Education (MCE) invites applications for a one-year, nine-month Visiting Assistant Professor of Practice in the Research Methods & Statistics Program in the Department of Research Methods & Information Science. This is a benefited, full-time, one-year visiting appointment (non-tenure track) for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Position Summary

The Research Methods & Statistics Programs (RMS) philosophy and mission are aligned with MCE to train global leaders who employ innovative and effective approaches to advance learning, development, health and wellness throughout the lifespan, and who promote educational and social equity. RMS provides the courses and experiences necessary to conduct and supervise cutting-edge social science research. Graduates with RMS degrees hold professional positions in testing and program evaluation companies, non-profit organizations, universities, school districts, and state and service agencies, among others. The Department of Research Methods and Information Science is strongly committed to building a diverse and inclusive educational environment, which is in full accord with the value that DU places on its commitments to diversity, equity and inclusion. Candidates must demonstrate ability to integrate content and issues relating to, and to work effectively with, ethnically/racially diverse populations.

Essential Functions

The successful candidate will play a strong role in teaching and service during the academic year. As an RMS faculty member, the Visiting Assistant Professor of Practice will undertake specific responsibilities including teaching graduate courses (such as Correlation and Regression, Analysis of Variance, Multivariate Statistics, and Structural Equation Modeling), participating in academic and dissertation advising, and take on service responsibility to the program, department and college in MCE. The ideal candidate demonstrates experience and versatility in inclusive pedagogy. We are especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to diversity, equity and inclusion through their teaching, research, and service.

RMS faculty are active in research, pedagogy, and practice; hold leadership positions in professional organizations; regularly contribute scholarly work in their respective fields; and have a strong commitment to teaching, mentoring, and working in partnership with graduate students.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated commitment to or experience working with diverse populations.
  • Willingness to share expertise across units within MCE and open to interdisciplinary conversation.

Required Qualifications

  • Earned doctorate in research methods and statistics or a related field or will have completed such a degree by the September 1, 2021 start date.
  • An articulated teaching/research agenda with a focus on statistics and quantitative methodology.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Evidence of an excellent record of teaching graduate level research methods and statistics courses.
  • Evidence of an excellent record of teaching graduate level courses online.
  • Conference presentations and publication in appropriate journals.
  • Experience of advising and mentoring graduate students.

Application Deadline
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by June 16, 2021.

Special Instructions
Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

Salary Grade Number
The salary grade for the position is UC.

Salary Range
The salary range for this position is $72,000 - $75,000.

The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidate’s sex or any other protected status.

The University of Denver offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO pass. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.

Please include the following documents with your application:

  1. Cover letter outlining your qualifications as it relates to the position including research and teaching interests.
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. One page teaching philosophy statement
  4. One page diversity statement demonstrating commitment in working with diverse populations.

The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of age, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, military/ veteran status or any other status protected by law.

All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.