Assistant or Associate Professor

Virginia Commonwealth University
Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Oct 19, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Curriculum & Instruction, Education Administration & Leadership, Other Education, Teacher Education, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Statistics
Employment Type
Full Time

Mission or Goal of Unit:

The School of Education (SOE) is committed to excellence in the initial preparation and continuing development of professionals for leadership, teaching, service and scholarly inquiry in culturally diverse settings across the life span. Our mission and values are grounded in and committed to diversity, equity, inclusion and engagement.

The Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Education, Department of Foundations of Education is seeking an experienced assistant or associate professor of quantitative methods, measurement, and statistics. This is a nine-month, tenure-eligible teaching and research faculty position, with a start date of August 16, 2022. At VCU, we believe different perspectives and expertise enhance possibilities and solutions. This philosophy drives our recruitment process, so we welcome applicants with diverse experiences and backgrounds, who will contribute to an already diverse community of faculty, staff, and students. Faculty in the Department of Foundations of Education prepare undergraduate and graduate students with knowledge and skills to: critically explore the historical and social dimensions of schooling and praxis; apply the science and psychology of learning to research and practice; and conduct rigorous research to examine pressing educational issues.

Chief Purpose of this position:

We encourage applicants with experience in the design and execution of quantitative research methods and measurement practices within educational settings. The position supports the Research, Assessment and Evaluation track of the PhD in Education by providing advanced courses in quantitative methods, measurement, psychometrics, and statistics. The position is intended to provide additional and complementary expertise for School of Education and University faculty in advanced measurement and statistical procedures required of federal funding. The position involves some consultation with faculty and students on research proposal development, statistical and design expertise for grant proposal submissions. The successful candidate must have a well-developed line of research with evidence of multi-disciplinary applications and external funding. The faculty member will teach graduate courses in quantitative methods, measurement, psychometrics and statistics and must maintain an active research program and publication record. The faculty member may work in interdisciplinary partnerships with students and faculty from other departments, academic units, public schools, and community agencies on research efforts. Candidates need to have demonstrated research and practice in advancing access, equity, and quality education for underrepresented learners historically marginalized and underrepresented minority populations living in poverty and/or the educators that serve them. This includes a commitment to addressing diversity, inclusion, social justice and equity in education through research, teaching, service and mentoring. This faculty member will join a productive and collegial group of faculty members committed to cultivating a culturally diverse student body, faculty, and strengthening diversity within the community.

Position Responsibilities:

Teaching: The faculty member will teach graduate courses in quantitative research design, measurement, psychometrics and educational statistics; advise doctoral students enrolled in the Research, Assessment, and Evaluation doctoral program, chair and serve on doctoral dissertation committees. Research: The faculty member will conduct and maintain a clear and systematic line of research that leads to publishing peer-reviewed articles, presenting at conferences, securing external funding, enhancing the school’s national and international reputation. Service The faculty member will be expected to provide service to the Research, Assessment and Evaluation program, department, school, university, and the profession to support the instructional program, faculty governance structure, and advance the profession.

Required Qualifications:

An earned doctorate in educational research, measurement, statistics or closely related field with a demonstrated focus on quantitative methods and measurement; Record of external funding to support research; Commitment to mentoring doctoral students and serving on dissertation committees; Teaching experience at the university level; An innovative and impactful research agenda that has strong potential for external funding; Experience conducting research related to or within urban settings with individuals in our communities who have been historically marginalized and done from a culturally responsive lens; Demonstrated research, scholarship, and practice in advancing access, equity, and quality education for learners from historically marginalized and underrepresented minority populations living in poverty and/or the educators that serve them; and Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse and inclusive faculty, staff, and student environment and commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU.

Preferred Qualifications:

-Evidence of collaborative and/or team-based research experience;

-Engagement with/or leadership in professional organizations;

-Expertise working with CritQuant/QuantCrit frameworks.

Position Type: Teaching & Research Faculty
Full time equivalent: 1 (100%)
Tenure: Tenure Track
Rank: Open
Months: 9
Department: SOE Foundations of Education

Salary: $75,000 - $92,000

Contact Information:
Contact Name: Joncarlos Sevillano
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: 804-828-3717

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