Concordia University Wisconsin is seeking applications for the full-time faculty position of Quantitative Researcher within the university’s new (Ed.D.) Doctorate of Education in Leadership in Innovation and Continuous Improvement program. An ideal candidate will hold an earned doctorate in education or a closely related field, demonstrate a well-articulated research agenda focusing on quantitative methodology applied to high-impact topics, possess a record of scholarship in the field of education as evidenced through publications at national or international conferences, have experience in developing academic programs, and have teaching experience in higher education in the area of quantitative research methods. This position is in the School of Education, directly accountable to the Director of Graduate Education located on the Mequon, WI campus.

To apply please complete the online application and submit cover letter, resume/CV, statement of teaching philosophy along with an example of scholarly writing.

Applicant review will begin April 8, 2018 and continue until successful candidate(s) are identified.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Teach and advise doctoral candidates at the approximate equivalent of five three-credit courses per academic year
  • Advise and mentor graduate students in research activities and related academic activities
  • Actively engage in scholarly activities as defined by the Boyer model, including the regular production of original work which is peer reviewed and publically disseminated through publication and/or presentation
  • Vigorously pursue external funding to expand one’s scholarship, including collaboration with colleagues within and outside of the School of Education
  • Assist with the development and monitoring of program curriculum, syllabi, handbooks, and textbook lists
  • Collaborate with the faculty and staff of the Ed.D. program as well as the Director of Graduate Education
  • Serve on committees which support the doctoral program
  • Other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Candidates should demonstrate a depth of knowledge and experience within the full range of quantitative research types, including descriptive, correlational, quasi-experimental, and experimental, as well as a broad range of quantitative methodologies including, but not limited to, analytics, statistical modeling, stochastic optimization, and probabilistic data mining.

Education and Experience

A doctorate (Ph.D. preferred) in education or a related interdisciplinary field is required. A commissioned minister of religion in the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod is preferred. Prior university teaching experience is most desirable. Concordia University Wisconsin seeks individuals dedicated to excellence and to the mission of “developing students in mind, body and spirit for service to Christ in the Church and the world.”

Compensation and Benefits

This is a full-time, faculty, exempt position. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until successful candidate(s) are identified. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2018, but is contingent upon the Higher Learning Commission’s (HLC) final approval of the program in June, 2018. Salary and academic rank will be commensurate with qualifications, education, and experience. Concordia health, disability, and retirement plan enrollment is available to full-time employees and eligible dependents. Tuition benefits are available for employees and their qualified dependents.

Physical Demands/Equipment

The physical demands described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee frequently is required to sit, reach with hands and arms, and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; climb or balance, and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 40 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the position. It is not intended to be all-inclusive. Administration reserves the right to adjust the duties and responsibilities.

Equal Opportunity Employer

It is the policy of CU to provide equal opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment in accordance with all applicable federal, state, and local laws.

The University will not discriminate against or harass any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, pregnancy, national origin (including ancestry), citizenship status, physical or mental disability, age, marital status, gender, veteran or military status, predisposing genetic characteristics, domestic violence victim status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

However, CU is an institution of the LCMS and, to the extent allowed by law, CU reserves the right to give preference in employment based on religion. In addition, preference in holding certain employment positions is given to rostered ministers of the LCMS. Based on a religious tenet, CU recognizes only male, LCMS ordained Ministers of the Gospel but recognizes both male and female LCMS Rostered Ministers of the Gospel.

The Human Resources Department has been appointed to manage the equal employment opportunity program, including all equal employment opportunity activities, as required by federal, state and local agencies. If any employee or applicant for employment believes this policy has been violated, he/she must contact the Director of Human Resources.

Concordia University is an HLC-accredited, co-educational, liberal arts school offering more than 70 undergraduate majors of study, over 40 master’s degrees, and 4 doctoral programs.

Concordia is a Lutheran higher education community committed to helping students develop in mind, body, and spirit for service to Christ in the Church and in the world.