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Assistant Professor of Quantitative Research Methods, Tenure-Track, August 2024

Chapman University
Orange, California, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Nov 22, 2023

Job Details


Chapman University seeks applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Quantitative Research Methods in the Donna Ford Attallah College of Educational Studies, starting August 2024.

Chapman University is a nationally-ranked institution offering traditional undergraduate and graduate programs in the heart of Orange County, one of Southern California’s most diverse and vibrant regions. The University achieved R2 status in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, a distinction held by just 10 percent of all U.S. universities and is ranked as #133 among Best National Universities by US News and World Report (2024). Our faculty include academic leaders who excel in research, publishing and world-class teaching in our 11 schools and colleges, including Attallah College of Educational Studies. Dedicated to forward-looking, personalized education, we create an environment for unlimited achievement by both our students and faculty. More information about Chapman University is available at

The Donna Ford Attallah College of Educational Studies, whose educator preparation programs are accredited nationally by CAEP, state accredited by CTC, and regionally accredited by WASC, offers undergraduate and graduate (master’s, specialist, PhD) programs in integrated educational studies, leadership, teacher education, school counseling, and school psychology. Attallah College is deeply committed to excellence in scholarship and teaching, providing students with personalized and rigorous educational experiences involving mentoring and collaborative research. More information on our programs is available at

Chapman's Ph.D. in Education program is intended primarily for individuals seeking a career in higher education or in other research-oriented leadership fields. It focuses on the formulation of new ways to think about issues and solve problems in the field of education. Our commitment to solving educational challenges includes an Equity Scholars Fellowship, which is a fully-funded fellowship option for students interested in conducting research on racial equity. The program offers a unique combination of five emphases: Cultural and Curricular Studies, Disability Studies, Leadership Studies, School Psychology, or Teacher Education. More information on the doctoral program is available at:

The University is dedicated to enhancing diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruitment and employment. More information on diversity and inclusion at Chapman University is available at


This is a full-time, tenure track position that requires work to be performed in the State of California and has in-person teaching responsibilities and required on-campus availability at Chapman’s Orange campus.

Responsibilities include:
  • Advise and serve on dissertation and qualifying exam committees for students in the Ph.D. in Education Program.
  • Contribute as an integral member of the Attallah College faculty in the ongoing development, implementation, and assessment of our degree programs, particularly the Ph.D. in Education Program.
  • Perform service to the unit, college, university, profession, and wider community as expected of a tenure-track faculty member.
  • Provide academic advising and professional mentorship to students and alumni, including participation in the recruitment and admission of candidates to the programs.
  • Seek, obtain, and manage external funding to support research efforts.
  • Serve as a resource to selected master’s students with quantitative-based capstone projects.
  • Teach courses primarily related to quantitative research methods, dissertation planning, and dissertation support.
Tenure-track faculty are expected to develop and maintain an active research agenda for future tenure consideration and are evaluated on their research/scholarly activity, teaching, and service.


The successful candidate will be a highly qualified and experienced researcher and instructor with experience teaching and advising in the areas of quantitative research methods.

Required qualifications:
  • An earned doctorate by start of employment in education, school psychology, disability studies, teacher education, special education, learning sciences, or a related field from an accredited institution.

  • Demonstrated ability to build beneficial and productive working relationships within the university and public education communities.

  • Demonstrated commitment to promoting diversity, equity, inclusion (DEI), and multicultural competence in education and must be willing to contribute to the University’s DEI plans.

  • Distinguished record of sustained research at the level appropriate to rank (assistant).

  • Emerging record of research and publication, and the expertise and experience to successfully teach multiple graduate level courses on quantitative research methods across one or more programs in the Attallah College of Educational Studies.

  • Knowledge and ability to successfully mentor masters and doctoral level students in quantitative research studies and to chair dissertation committees.

Desired experiences/qualifications:
  • Active involvement in professional organizations.

  • Demonstrated commitment to collaborative research.

  • Expertise in multiple statistical software programs (e.g., R, SAS, STATA, SPSS).

  • Evidence of successful teaching and advising, including at the graduate level.

  • Evidence of supporting PhD students from varying professional backgrounds.

  • Experience seeking grants and managing sponsored projects.

  • Experience serving and/or teaching in underserved communities.

  • Experience with developing and implementing innovative teaching practices.

  • Experience with developing and implementing educational programs in collaboration with local communities, K-12 schools, and/or community colleges.

  • Experience with technology, including remote instruction, to enhance educational environments.

  • Strong interpersonal communication skills.

Application Instructions

Interested and qualified candidates are invited to electronically submit in Interfolio:
  • Cover letter detailing qualifications related to the position description

  • Curriculum Vitae including evidence of external grants and/or managing sponsored projects

  • A statement of teaching philosophy

  • Evidence of teaching excellence (e.g., course evaluations, commendations, awards, syllabi, presentations, letters of recommendation, etc.)

  • One sample of research publications/submissions

  • Contact information for three professional references

Dr. Keith Howard is the Search Committee Chair. Please direct inquiries to Dr. Laura Burns, Search Coordinator, at with subject line: Quantitative Research Methods Faculty Position.

Application review will begin Monday, December 4, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled. Salary will be commensurate with rank and qualifications. Successful completion of a background check is required for the final candidate. The salary range for this Assistant Professor position is $76,000-$80,000. Position subject to final budget approval.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Chapman University is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community. The University is dedicated to enhancing diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruitment and employment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, military and veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. The University is committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply.

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