Position Number: 37345

Job Description

The Department of Learning Sciences and Educational Research at the University of Central Florida (UCF) seeks an innovative and culturally responsive scholar practitioner to join our team as an assistant or associate professor of Methodology, Measurement and Analysis, with a focus on Qualitative Research Methodologies. The Methodology, Measurement and Analysis program is robust and impactful, providing courses with substantial enrollments across numerous M.Ed., M.A., Ed.S., Ph.D., and Ed.D. degree programs in the College of Community Innovation and Education.

The College of Community Innovation and Education employs approximately 210 full-time faculty members serving about 9,000 undergraduate and graduate students across more than 35 academic disciplines. We have three programs focused specifically on methodology and statistics, including a Ph.D. track in Methodology, Measurement and Analysis, a Certificate in Advanced Quantitative Methods for doctoral students campus-wide, and a Certificate in Program Evaluation at the master’s level. Our program graduates are teaching in universities or working in private industry for prominent companies. We are also proud of our CASTLE lab, which is fully stocked with qualitative and quantitative software including SASSPSSMPLUSLISRELAMOSHLM, R, IRT, and many other analytical software products.

UCF holds a Carnegie classification of Research University-Very High and the Methodology, Measurement and Analysis program has an established reputation as a rigorous and respected program. Educational institutions and other organizations in Central Florida and across the nation seek our graduates for academic, administrative, research, policy, and other leadership positions.

The ideal candidate will join faculty members whose expertise is sought in professional organizations, editorships, and research cooperatives. Program faculty also establish and contribute to unique partnerships with a diverse set of education and community-based organizations in Florida and beyond to serve urban, suburban, and rural constituencies. We invite you to learn more about our college and the Methodology, Measurement and Analysis Program at https://ccie.ucf.edu/lser/methodology-measurement-and-analysis/ and about the university’s Collective Impact plan at https://www.ucf.edu/strategic-plan/.

Primary responsibilities of this dynamic position include developing and teaching online, blended, and face-to-face courses in the Methodology, Measurement and Analysis Program at the master’s and doctoral degree levels, as well as educational research courses that serve in support of numerous master’s and doctoral programs across the College of Community Innovation and Education. Pursuing a substantive and programmatic line of scholarship-including publications and external funding to support research and institutional initiatives-is expected, along with providing service to the field and community. Additional responsibilities include mentoring graduate students through advising, chairing, and participating on dissertation committees. The selected candidate will serve on college and university-wide committees and contribute to continued program improvement.

This position is a 9-month, tenure-earning assistant professor or tenured associate professor appointment with benefits. The desired start date is August 2019.

UCF is a major metropolitan research university, providing the academic core for Central Florida. The multi-campus university enrolls over 66,000 students and is the fastest growing university in Florida. The main campus is located in northeastern Orlando, a growing diverse community of nearly 2 million people. Regional campuses are located in Seminole, Volusia, Osceola, Brevard, and Lake Counties, with many additional sites in the Central Florida region. UCF provides academic leadership for the Central Florida region through strategic partnerships with public and private sector organizations and corporations. It also has met all of the criteria for the Carnegie classification of RU/VH: Research Universities (very high research activity) and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

Position Minimum Qualifications

An earned doctorate in Educational Research, Educational Measurement, Educational Statistics, Educational Psychology, Qualitative Research and Evaluation Methodologies, Quantitative Psychology or a closely related field from an accredited institution (degree conferred prior to start of appointment).

A proven record of, or potential for, research and scholarly publications; and expertise and ability to teach qualitative research methods courses.

In order to obtain tenure, the selected candidate must have a demonstrated record of teaching, research and service commensurate with rank.


Expertise in one or more of the following areas: qualitative research methods, quantitative research methods, advanced statistical analysis, or a wide range of other statistical expertise and interests.

Culturally responsive interpersonal skills and organizational skills.

The potential for a defined research agenda,

Evidence of strong teaching at the higher education level.

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, UCF encourages all qualified applicants to apply, including women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of traditionally underrepresented populations. UCF‘s Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at: http://www.oie.ucf.edu/documents/PresidentsStatement.pdf. As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request.

Additional Application Materials Required

UCF requires all application and supporting documents be submitted electronically through the UCF online recruitment system at https://www.jobswithucf.com. No paper applications will be considered. In addition to the online application, interested candidates must upload a letter of intent, a curriculum vitae, the names and contact information for three references relevant to the position, and a copy of graduate transcripts. The selected candidate will be required to provide official transcripts.

NOTE: Please have all documents ready when applying to attach at that time. Once the online submission process is finalized, the system does not allow applicants to submit additional documents at a later date.

Questions regarding this search may be directed to: Dr. Stephen Sivo, search committee chair, Department of Learning Sciences and Educational Research, at stephen.sivo@ucf.edu.