Educational PsychologyPosition Overview
The Department of Educational Psychology at the
University of Kansas seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor faculty member for the Research, Evaluation, Measurement, and Statistics
(REMS) track of the Educational Psychology and Research program. Research and teaching priorities will include the epistemological bases of
educational research methods, academic achievement gap analysis, and the application of machine learning and/or natural language processing
to educational measurement. The position is a nine-month appointment beginning August 18, 2021. In a continuing effort to enrich its
academic environment and provide equal educational and employment opportunities, the university actively encourages applications from
members of underrepresented groups in higher education.
The REMS track of the Educational Psychology and Research program offers
doctoral (Ph.D.) and Master's (M.S.E.) degree training. Teaching load is two courses per semester. A high research productivity, including
peer-reviewed publications and successful grant applications leading to external funding, is expected. The successful applicant is expected
to integrate individual and cultural diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging into teaching, research, and service.
of Kansas is a major educational and research institution with 29,000 students on five campuses, 2,600 faculty members, and service centers
throughout the state. The main campus is in Lawrence, a vibrant, thriving community of more than 90,000 that is just 40 miles west of
Greater Kansas City and 20 miles from the state capital. KU, a member of the Association of American Universities, consistently earns
excellent ratings for its academic programs from U.S. News and World Report. It has also committed itself to expanding its innovative
research and commercialization programs. The School of Education was ranked 18th in the nation in the 2019 US News and World Reports and the
special education program consistently ranks number one among public institutions.
The successful candidate must be eligible to work
in the U.S. by the time of appointmentJob DescriptionTeaching - (.40 FTE)
successful applicants will teach a mix of introductory, intermediate, and advanced courses in research methods, statistics, and
measurement. A teaching load of two courses per semester is normally expected. Duties and responsibilities include:
- Teach courses
in REMS track of the Educational Psychology and Research Program.
- Advise and mentor graduate degree-seeking students.
M.S.E. and Ph.D. research projects, theses and dissertations.
- Serve on doctoral comprehensive examination committees, doctoral
dissertation committees, and master's thesis committees.
- Serve as an advisor for research methodology on doctoral comprehensive
examination committees and doctoral dissertation committees for students throughout the School of Education & Human Sciences and the
Direct an ongoing program of research in educational measurement methodology
that includes application of machine learning and/or natural language processing. Duties and responsibilities include:
publish research in refereed journals or other scholarly outlets in the areas of research, evaluation, measurement, or
- Present research at scholarly national or international conferences.
- Seek external funding to support research
agenda and fund advisees as graduate research assistants.
- Serves as a mentor to students to develop their research skills and
Provide serve to the Educational Psychology Program, Department of
Educational Psychology, School of Education, University of Kansas community, and the field of Research, Evaluation, Measurement, or
- Serve on committees within the Educational Psychology and Research, Department of Educational Psychology, School of
Education, and University of Kansas.
- Represent the Research, Evaluation, Measurement, and Statistics track to university and
Collegiality: The Department of Educational Psychology values collegiality. All faculty members are expected to
act in a manner that promotes collegial relationships and shows respect toward students, staff, and colleagues.Required
Contact Information to Applicants
- A Ph.D. or Ed.D. in educational or psychological measurement, research methodology, quantitative psychology,
statistics, or a closely related field.
- Evidence of potential for engaging in high-quality research related to epistemological bases
for research methodology, achievement gaps, and factors impacting academic achievement.
- Evidence of potential for engaging in
Neal Kingstonnkingsto@ku.eduAdditional Candidate Instruction
A complete application
package includes: (1) an online application, (2) a cover letter detailing work experience and education experiences, (3) record of
accomplishments and productivity addressed in CV (including publications and conference presentations in the field), (4) research
statement, (5) statement of teaching philosophy and evidence of effective teaching, (6) and names with contact information for three
Only complete application packages submitted online will be considered. As part of the materials above,
applicants should inform us of their contribution and engagement in areas of diversity, equity, and inclusion. As a result, applicants will
be presented the following question at the time of application. The response must be within 4,000 characters or less.
- Describe your
experiences working with people from diverse backgrounds, and explain how those experiences reflect your commitments to diversity, equity,
Review of applications will begin on June 28, 2021 and continue as needed to collect a pool of qualified applicants.
To ensure consideration, applying before the application review date is advised. Applications will be accepted until the position is
filled.Application Review Begins:
28-Jun-2021Anticipated Start Date:
University of Kansas
The University of Kansas prohibits discrimination on the basis of
race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, disability status as a veteran, sexual orientation, marital status,
parental status, gender identity, gender expression, and genetic information in the university's programs and activities. Retaliation is
also prohibited by university policy. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination
policies and are the Title IX coordinators for their respective campuses: Executive Director of the Office of Institutional Opportunity &
, 1246 West Campus Road, Room 153A, Lawrence, KS 66045, 785-864-6414, 711 TTY 9for the
Lawrence, Edwards, Parsons, Yoder, and Topeka campuses); Director, Equal Opportunity Office, Mail Stop 7004, 4330 Shawnee Mission Parkway,
Fairway, KS 66205, 913-588-8011, 711 TTY (for the Wichita, Salina, and Kansas City, Kansas medical center campuses).
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