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Assistant Professor Research Methodology, Measurement, & Statistics

University of North Texas
Texas, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Nov 11, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Other Education, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Statistics
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Department Summary:          

The Department of Educational Psychology is one of four departments in the College of Education. The College offers 12 bachelor’s degrees, 19 master’s and 15 doctoral concentrations with over 100 faculty that provide the training and field experience needed to teach people how to live more productive lives. The Department of Educational Psychology currently offers a BS degree and two masters degrees in Educational Psychology and Special Education.  Two PhDs are offered, one in Educational Psychology, and one in Special Education. The Educational Psychology PhD program is presently organized around three concentrations: (a) Research Methodology, Measurement, & Statistics, (b) Human Development & Family Science, and (c) Gifted and Talented Education. In addition, the Educational Psychology PhD supports concentrations in (d) Psychosocial Aspects of Sport, and (e) Sport Pedagogy and Motor Behavior in the Department of Kinesiology, Health Promotion and Recreation.


Position Summary:

The Department invites applications for an appointment at the Assistant Professor rank to begin Fall, 2022. The position is for an applicant with expertise in quantitative methodology. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the continued development and success of the department and growing the graduate programs in Research Methodology, Measurement, and Statistics (doctoral) and Research and Evaluation Methodology (master’s) through research, teaching, and mentoring of students. Instructional roles may primarily include teaching graduate level courses in research methodology, including quantitative analysis and research design/methods.  Traditional, online, and teaching at satellite sites may be required.  The successful candidate will be expected to develop or continue an ongoing scholarship agenda in quantitative methodology.  Expected scholarship includes regular publications in quality outlets, professional presentations, and submission of external grant proposals. Service on dissertation committees is expected both in the department and across the college, as well as representation of the discipline and department via committee participation and other relevant service activities.


Minimum Qualifications:       

Minimum qualifications include an earned doctorate in Research Methodology, Quantitative Methods, Educational Psychology, or a closely related field with strong focus on quantitative methodology and research design. ABD candidates will be considered as long as the doctorate is successfully defended prior to the start date.


Preferred Qualifications:

Preference will be given to candidates with ability to teach courses in experimental and quasi-experimental research design and analysis of social experiments, and statistical methods for meta-analysis. Candidates with additional expertise in categorical data analysis, advanced measurement/psychometrics, or longitudinal data analysis are also preferred. Preference will be given to candidates that are able to work with faculty and students with applied research interests in education and psychology. Preference will be given to candidates with teaching and research experience, as well as external funding or the potential for external funding, commensurate with rank. 

The University:     The University of North Texas is a public Tier One Research University in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex – the fourth-largest metropolitan area in the United States, and classified as a minority-serving institution. This dynamic region is seeing explosive growth, demographically and economically, with several of the fastest-growing municipalities in the nation, and is host to countless excellent restaurants, parks and outdoor opportunities, cultural institutions of all types, and globally diverse populations. With more than 40,000 students, UNT is one of the nation’s largest universities, and our teacher preparation programs are among the largest in the state of Texas. Moreover, the College of Education, as the founding college of the university, enjoys respectful and collegial relationships with our colleagues across the campus.

The Department of Educational Psychology offers doctoral, master’s, and undergraduate programs.  The department focuses on generating research, disseminating knowledge, and preparing a diverse body of scholars and practitioners for leadership in their fields while enhancing the development and effective functioning of individuals, schools, and families.

Application:          All applicants must apply online at: (select Faculty, UNT-Educational Psychology, University of North Texas – Denton)  Questions regarding the position can be directed to the search committee chair: Dr. Darrell Hull,, (940) 369-8565.


Review:                 Review of applicants will begin January 10, 2022 and continue until the search is closed.  Applicants are encouraged to continue to apply even after this initial date. A criminal history check and official transcripts are required before employment.


EEO Statement:    The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices. The University of North Texas is an AA/ADA/EOE committed to diversity in its educational programs.

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