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Assistant Professor position in Educational Research, Measurement, and Evaluation

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Teach graduate courses in educational research, statistics, and measurement; advise graduate students and serve on thesis and doctoral dissertation committees; maintain scholarly productivity in research, publications, and presentations at professional meetings; contribute to academic program development, especially with respect to educational research, measurement, and program evaluation; assist colleagues in designing, proposing, and implementing both internally and externally funded research and evaluation projects; provide service to the field and profession at local, state, and national levels; and participate in program, department, college, and university governance. Application materials should include: 1. A cover letter that relates the applicant's professional qualifications to the responsibilities of the position; 2. A complete curriculum vita; 3. Unofficial copies of transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate degree programs completed; 4. The names, addresses (including titles and institutions), telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of five references; and 5. Other supporting materials relevant to the candidate's scholarship and teaching, including sample publications. Review of application materials will begin November 1, 2017. As an EOE/AA employer and an ADVANCE Institution that strives to create an academic climate in which the dignity of all individuals is respected and maintained, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte encourages applications from all underrepresented groups. The candidate chosen for this position will be required to provide an official transcript of their highest earned degree and submit to a criminal background check.

Position Information

General Information

Position Number 002086
Working Title Assistant Professor position in Educational Research, Measurement, and Evaluation
Classification Title 9-Mo Tenure-Track/ Tenured Faculty
College College of Education (Col)
Department Educational Leadership
Position Designation Faculty
Employment Type Permanent - Full-time
Months per year 9
Primary Purpose of Department

The Department of Educational Leadership has 20 full-time faculty members with specializations in educational research, higher education, instructional systems technology, school administration, and educational leadership. We seek a faculty colleague to join a high-achieving, dynamic, and collaborative College of Education and Department faculty that is committed to the positive development of professionals through Equity, Engagement, and Excellence. The College strives to develop a deep understanding of and respect for diversity among students and colleagues; therefore, we encourage applications from professionals who can help us achieve this goal. Individuals with disabilities, members of minority groups, and women are especially encouraged to apply.

Vacancy Open to All Candidates
Description of Work

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte recognizes the differentiation of mission, goals, and objectives inherent in the diversity of disciplines represented by its colleges and departments. Thus, the Job Responsibilities and Essential Functions for Tenured and Tenure Track Faculty should be interpreted in the context of the related departmental and collegiate goals.
Teaching, Advising, Curriculum and Instructional Development – Faculty responsibilities and essential functions with respect to teaching may include but are not limited to: subject matter competence, course design, course presentation, advising and consultation, directing student research, curriculum and instructional development, and grading student work.
Scholarly Research, Creative, and Other Professional Activities – All tenured and tenure-track faculty are expected to participate in expanding the knowledge base of her/his academic field by conducting research or engaging in other creative activities as appropriate to the faculty member’s discipline. Faculty responsibilities and essential functions with respect to research may include but are not limited to: research/creative activity that generates new knowledge and/or synthesizes and/or integrates existing knowledge, publication, an on-going agenda for research, scholarly, and creative activity, and are expected to seek extramural support for their work.
Service to University, the Public, and the Profession – All tenured and tenure-track faculty are expected to engage in a program of service appropriate to their discipline. Faculty responsibilities and essential functions with respect to service may include but are not limited to: service to the administration and governance of the University, public service, and service to the profession.

To view the complete Job Responsibilities and Essential Functions for Tenured and Tenure-Track Faculty document visit our website: http://provost.uncc.edu/academic-budget-personnel/handbook/search-committee

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Teach graduate courses in educational research, statistics, and measurement; advise graduate students and serve on thesis and doctoral dissertation committees; maintain scholarly productivity in research, publications, and presentations at professional meetings; contribute to academic program development, especially with respect to educational research, measurement, and program evaluation; assist colleagues in designing, proposing, and implementing both internally and externally funded research and evaluation projects; provide service to the field and profession at local, state, and national levels; and participate in program, department, college, and university governance.

Minimum Experience/Education

UNC Charlotte gives primary consideration to the earned doctorate or terminal degree in the teaching discipline or a related discipline.

Preferred Education, Skills and Experience

An earned doctorate in educational research and measurement/assessment from an accredited university, or a doctorate in a closely related discipline with expertise in classical and modern test theory. Preference will be given to the candidates with strong theoretical knowledge and practical experience in educational measurement and assessment. Evidence of skills in using specialized software (e.g., WINSTEPS, IRTPRO, and MPlus) and other technologies in completing research projects; broad theoretical background in education, including experience in schools or related agencies; experience in proposal development; excellent written and oral communication skills; full- or part-time teaching experience at the university level; demonstrated ability to conduct research; and evidence of scholarly contributions to the field of education through research, publications, and presentations at professional meetings.

Necessary Licenses/Certifications

N/A

Special Notes to Applicants

Teach graduate courses in educational research, statistics, and measurement; advise graduate students and serve on thesis and doctoral dissertation committees; maintain scholarly productivity in research, publications, and presentations at professional meetings; contribute to academic program development, especially with respect to educational research, measurement, and program evaluation; assist colleagues in designing, proposing, and implementing both internally and externally funded research and evaluation projects; provide service to the field and profession at local, state, and national levels; and participate in program, department, college, and university governance.

Application materials should include:
1. A cover letter that relates the applicant’s professional qualifications to the responsibilities of the position;
2. A complete curriculum vita;
3. Unofficial copies of transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate degree programs completed;
4. The names, addresses (including titles and institutions), telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of five references; and
5. Other supporting materials relevant to the candidate’s scholarship and teaching, including sample publications.

Review of application materials will begin November 1, 2017.

As an EOE/AA employer and an ADVANCE Institution that strives to create an academic climate in which the dignity of all individuals is respected and maintained, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte encourages applications from all underrepresented groups.

The candidate chosen for this position will be required to provide an official transcript of their highest earned degree and submit to a criminal background check.

Job Open Date 10/23/2017
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Date Review of Applications will Begin 11/01/2017
Proposed Hire Date 08/15/2018
If time-limited, please indicate appointment end date
Contact Information

Dr. Chuang Wang, Professor, Graduate Program Director of the PhD Program. Email: cwang15@uncc.edu. Phone: 704-687-8708.

Posting Specific Questions

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter / Letter of Interest
  2. Resume / Curriculum Vitae
  3. Unofficial Transcripts
  4. Contact Information for References
  5. Writing Sample
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document