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Endowed Chair in Psychometrics and Predictive Analytics

Morgan State University - Department of Psychology
Morgan State University, Baltimore
Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Dec 12, 2022

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The Endowed Chair of Psychometrics and Predictive Analytics, Department of Psychology is a 9.5-month faculty position with opportunity for summer compensation. The salary, benefits, and start-up package are competitive commensurate with rank (Full Professor) and experience.


The incumbent will hold the title of Endowed Chair of Psychometrics and Predictive Analytics,  Morgan State University in the Department of Psychology and serve as Director of the Center for Predictive Analytics.  This Center serves as an entrepreneurial research and service organization within the Department of Psychology and in collaboration with the Graduate Program in Psychometrics. Its mission is to provide service to the community through measurement, statistical, and evaluation services and to provide applied training experiences to students. It is the responsibility of the Endowed Chair to provide leadership in procuring funding and in guiding the Centers’ research efforts.  Specific activities include:

  • Directing the activities of and securing clients for the Center for Predictive Analytics;
  • Maintain scholarly productivity in research and publications;
  • Teach up to 2 graduate courses per academic year;
  • Attract, mentor, and supervise graduate students, postdocs, and junior faculty;
  • Work closely and collaboratively with at least one high profile organization in the testing industry a minimum of 1-day per week;
  • Hiring faculty members and staff for the Center;
  • Evaluation of faculty, postdocs, and staff in the center;
  • General administration of the center and fiscal oversight;
  • Networking with other academic centers, government, and industry;
  • Advocating for and promoting MSU in national and international forums;
  • Secure grants and contracts;
  • Provide service to the program, department, university, and broader academic community.


  • Earned doctorate degree in Psychometrics, Quantitative Psychology, Educational Measurement, or closely related field;
  • National or international recognition as a current scholar in the field of Psychometrics, Quantitative Psychology, or Educational Measurement;
  • A deep commitment to cultural responsivity, to serving in the context of a historically Black university, and to developing innovative approaches to measurement and evaluation;
  • A strong vision for the future of the Center for Predictive Analytics in terms of its direction and priorities, funding opportunities (including contracts and grants), and dissemination of research. The vision should be compatible with the university, department, and graduate program’s mission and strategic goals;
  • Demonstrated excellence in graduate-level teaching and mentoring;
  • Demonstrated excellence in scholarship through publications and grantsmanship;
  • Leadership experience in program management; and
  • Specialization in advanced quantitative methods related to psychosocial and/or educational research, evaluation research, and expertise in multivariate analysis, item response theory, structural equation modeling, multilevel modeling, Bayesian statistics, longitudinal analysis, robust statistics, multidimensional measurement, data mining, predictive analytics, and/or computer-based assessment, among others.

Applicants must submit the following required documents:

  • Cover letter and curriculum vitae; Vision statement for the Center for Predictive Analytics and graduate program in Psychometrics; Statement of research interests and plans; Statement of teaching and graduate student mentoring; Evidence of prior successful program management; Five recent representative reprints; Names and contact information for five professional references.

Applications may be submitted to Please direct questions to and specify Endowed Chair in the subject portion of the email.

Other Information

About Morgan State University:   Morgan State University, founded in 1867, is a Carnegie-classified high research (R2) institution offering more than 130 academic programs leading to degrees from the baccalaureate to the doctorate. As Maryland’s Preeminent Public Urban Research University, and the only university to have its entire campus designated as a National Treasure by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Morgan serves a multiethnic and multiracial student body and seeks to ensure that the doors of higher education are opened as wide as possible to as many as possible.

Department of Psychology: The Department of Psychology is one of the largest departments on campus with over 600 undergraduate majors, graduate students, tenured/tenure-track faculty members, staff members and adjunct faculty. Among HBCUs, the department has one of the oldest undergraduate psychology programs in the country. The program awards the B.S degree in Psychology.  The Graduate Program in Psychometrics was approved in 2006 and began offering classes in 2007 and it is the only program of its kind at an Historically Black University. It offers a Master of Science and a Doctor of Philosophy in Psychometrics, with plans to offer a corresponding post- baccalaureate online certificate program. A current emphasis of the program is on culturally responsive measurement. 

Center for Predictive Analytics: The Center for Predictive Analytics was founded in 2016 with a mission to provide      service to the community through measurement, statistical, and evaluation services and to provide applied training experiences to students. Plans for the Center include expansion of its contracts, as well as significant growth in securing grants and conducting innovative research to advance the fields of Psychometrics and Educational Measurement.

Morgan State University actively subscribes to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, age, physical or mental disability, marital status, religion, national origin, or political affiliation. MSU encourages persons with disabilities to apply. In addition, the University is required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 not to discriminate in employment on the basis of sex.

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