Assistant Professor of Psychometrics and Quantitative Methods at The University of Nebraska-Lincoln in Lincoln, Nebraska

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Job Description:


Assistant Professor of Psychometrics and Quantitative Methods - Department of Educational Psychology


College of Education and Human Sciences - University of Nebraska-Lincoln




The Department of Educational Psychology seeks applicants for a nine-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor in our Quantitative, Qualitative, and Psychometric Methods (QQPM) program beginning August 2023. We are seeking individuals with a doctorate in psychometrics, measurement, quantitative methods, or a related field to be completed no later than August 2023. Expertise or interest in modern psychometrics (e.g., DEI issues in testing, fairness, equating, computerized adaptive testing, diagnostic classification models, automatic item generation, scale/test development), latent variable modeling approaches (e.g., IRT, SEM, person-centered analysis, factor analysis), multilevel modeling, and/or a related approach is required. Experience or interest in methodological applications relevant to the areas of applied statistics, causal inference, Bayesian estimation and/or inference, and/or program evaluation is desirable.


Responsibilities include a) developing and maintaining an ongoing program of methodological research leading to publications in major quantitative, psychometric, and/or methodological journals; b) collaborating with faculty across the College of Education and Human Sciences, UNL, and the UNL system on methodological issues related to substantive research projects; c) effective instruction, student research advisement, and student mentoring; d) participating in faculty governance; e) participating in and/or preparing applications for external funding; and f) providing leadership and service at local, state, and national levels.


Minimum Required Qualifications:


  • Doctorate in psychometrics, measurement, quantitative methods, or a related field conferred no later than August 2023. Expertise or interest in modern psychometrics, multilevel modeling, and/or a related approach. Research productivity and an emerging publication record. Potential for excellence in teaching and mentoring graduate students.



Preferred Qualifications: Evidence of success in pursuing and securing external funding.

The Department of Educational Psychology (http://edpsyc.unl.edu) is nationally known for educational research that combines theoretical depth with practical significance; systematic mentorship of students and junior faculty; active collaboration among faculty and students; and longstanding commitment to supporting and developing diversity, equity, and inclusion. We are a graduate-oriented department that offers master's and doctoral degree specializations in QQPM, Institutional Research, Development and Learning Sciences, School Psychology, and Counseling Psychology. The Department houses the Buros Center for Testing, the Nebraska Evaluation and Research Center, and the Nebraska Internship Consortium in Professional Psychology. The Department is also closely affiliated with the Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families, and Schools, an interdisciplinary center identified as an institutional Program of Excellence. The Department cooperates with six other academic departments in providing learning experiences for undergraduate and graduate students in the College of Education and Human Sciences.

Residents of Lincoln, Nebraska enjoy a vibrant and growing community with a strong economy, low cost of living, and affordable housing (http://www.lincoln.org). Lincoln offers an abundance of Parks, hiking and biking trails, and exceptional public schools. Notable entertainment and cultural opportunities can be found on and off campus in the downtown, Haymarket, and Railyard areas, and at the Lied Center for Performing Arts. Lincoln has been ranked the #1 happiest and healthiest city in the US: http://www.businessinsider.com/happiest-and-healthiest-cities-in-america-2013-3#1-lincoln-ne-10.



How to Apply: Review of applications will begin November 15, 2022 and continue until a suitable candidate is hired. Interested candidates must apply online at https://employment.unl.edu, requisition F_220184. Click "Apply for this Job," complete the Faculty/Academic Administrative Information Form, and attach the following documents: 1) letter of application, 2) current vitae, 3) contact information for three professional references, and 4) two samples of scholarly writing. The writing samples will need to be combined into a single document for upload.



In addition, please arrange for three reference letters with contact information to be sent to Dr. James Bovaird, QQPM Search Committee Chair, 114 Teachers College Hall, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE 68588-0345 by the review date.

Candidates wishing additional information are encouraged to contact Dr. James Bovaird by phone at 402-570-4000 or via email at jbovaird2@unl.edu.




The College of Education and Human Sciences respects people, ideas, voices, and perspectives. Diversity strengthens our ability to problem solve and build more equitable and inclusive solutions for complex challenges.



As an EO/AA employer, the University of Nebraska considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See https://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination.


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