Overview

The Educational Research and Evaluation (EDRE) Program in the School of Education at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) is seeking applicants for the position of Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, with a starting date of August 10, 2019.

The Educational Research and Evaluation program is a doctoral program in the School of Education, College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, at Virginia Tech. The program produces research methodologists who work in education, the social sciences, and other fields, disciplines, and work environments. The program offers four focus areas that include applied statistics, evaluation/assessment, measurement, and qualitative methods.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will teach graduate level courses, conduct research, publish in scholarly journals, and pursue external funding in a collaborative environment – Program, School, College, and University. The standard teaching load includes two graduate-level courses per academic year semester, which could include structural equation modeling (SEM), multivariate statistics, multiple regression, or a special topic in quantitative research methods. Some of these courses may be delivered online or remotely in real time to students who are not on the Blacksburg campus. The successful candidate will advise doctoral students in the EDRE program and serve on other student advisory and dissertation committees. He or she will also be expected to provide various forms of service to the EDRE program, the School of Education, the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, and/or the university. The position may include occasional travel to attend professional meetings or conferences.

Required Qualifications:

Applicants must have an earned doctorate (prior to August 10, 2019) in educational research or a closely related field, and extensive formal training in quantitative research methodology as it is applied to education. More specifically, in-depth knowledge of SEM, multiple regression, and multivariate statistics is required. Applicants must also show evidence of, or potential for, a program of research that includes methodological research on quantitative research methods.

Preferred Qualifications:

In-depth knowledge of mathematical statistics and econometrics is preferred, as are in-depth knowledge of, and computing skills for, computer-intensive statistical methods such as simulation, bootstrapping, propensity score methods, and Bayesian statistics. Other preferred computing skills include the ability to program in environments such as R, STATASAS, or SPSS.

Employment Comments:

This is a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor position, with a starting date of August 10, 2019. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Employment is contingent upon a submission of official university transcripts and a criminal background check.

How to Apply for this Job:

Application materials must be submitted online at www.jobs.vt.edu (select Search Postings and posting number TR0180180. Application materials should include the following:

1. A detailed cover letter that addresses the applicant’s professional qualifications for the position and his or her current research agenda and plans for future research.

2. A current curriculum vitae.

3. Unofficial copies of transcripts for all undergraduate and graduate education completed.

4. Two writing samples (e.g., scholarly publications, technical reports), at least one of which must have a methodological focus.

5. Three names and contact information of professional references. These references will be contacted by email through the automated software immediately after your application has been submitted.