Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track - Research Methods and Statistics

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Work type: Faculty Full-Time
Location: Denver, CO
Categories: Faculty

The University of Denver's Morgridge College of Education (MCE) invites applications for a benefitted, full-time, tenure-track position in the Research Methods & Statistics (RMS) program, the Research Methods and Information Science Department (RMIS) at the rank of Assistant Professor. We seek a candidate with demonstrated expertise in quantitative research methodology, as applied to the education sciences and other social sciences that fall within the Morgridge College of Education (e.g., Counseling Psychology).

Located in the city of Denver, the University of Denver (DU) is the oldest and largest independent university in the Rocky Mountain Region with high research activity and enrolls approximately 12,000 students in its undergraduate, graduate, and professional preparation programs. Denver is quickly becoming one of the most ethnically diverse cities in the U.S. Census data show that Denvers population includes 11.1% Black or African American, 31.7% Hispanic or Latino, 2.8% Asian American, and approximately 1% Native American residents. Situated in this vibrant metropolitan community, the University is committed to building and sustaining a culturally diverse faculty, staff, and student body.

MCE is located in Katherine A. Ruffatto Hall, a 65,000 square foot complex built in 2010 providing a flexible, innovative, and multidisciplinary learning environment. The facility allows for ongoing dialogue with community, national, and global partners as we enter a transformational era in education. More than 9,000 MCE graduates live throughout the U.S. and the world. Current MCE enrollment includes about 900 students in its 24 degrees (MA, MLIS, EdS, EdD, and PhD), licensure, and certificate programs. Scholars within the Research Methods & Statistics program conduct methodological research, as well as applied and interdisciplinary research with collaborators across MCE. The RMS program offers MA and PhD degrees that include coursework on both quantitative and qualitative research methodology; RMS faculty also teach classes for graduate students throughout the college. The Department of Research Methods and Information Science is strongly committed to building a diverse and inclusive educational environment, which is in full accord with the value that DU places on its commitments to diversity, equity and inclusion. Candidates must demonstrate ability to integrate content and issues relating to, and to work effectively with, ethnically/racially diverse populations.

Position Summary

We are searching for a colleague to complement the existing expertise within the Research Methods & Statistics program area. We are interested in an individual with a demonstrated publication record in advanced quantitative methods as applied to education or an adjacent social science; these include but are not limited to, latent variable models, multi-level models, research synthesis methods, or methods for causal inference. Substantive or applied research in education sciences or other social sciences, especially if it is methodologically innovative, is also highly interesting to our program. In RMS, we develop and sustain our programs of research while also actively collaborating with scholars around the College of Education, and a record of such interdisciplinary collaboration, or an excitement to begin such collaborations upon arrival here, is important for this position. A successful candidate would come prepared to mentor and advise masters and doctoral level students within the RMS program, as well as teach graduate level quantitative methodological coursework to students from programs across the College of Education. The Morgridge College of Education prides itself on centering diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in teaching, research, and service. The ideal candidate demonstrates experience and versatility in inclusive pedagogy. We are especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to diversity, equity and inclusion through their teaching, research, and service. Accordingly, we seek candidates who bring an understanding and appreciation of the power of data and research to foster social change and dismantle inequities.

Essential Functions

The roles and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Maintain active research agenda, including peer-reviewed publications.
  • Seek external funding to support research and graduate students.
  • Teach graduate level courses.
  • Advise graduate students.
  • Work collaboratively with RMIS faculty and staff to accomplish department and program goals.
  • Participate in program area, department, college, and university governance.
  • Perform meaningful service/outreach to the institution, profession, and the public.
  • Maintain and grow the Colleges commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

The ideal candidate demonstrates experience and versatility in inclusive pedagogy. We are especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to diversity, equity, and inclusion through their teaching, service, and research.

Required Qualifications

  • PhD in Educational Measurement & Statistics, Educational Psychology, or a similar field by the start date of the position (September 2022).
  • Demonstrated record of peer-reviewed publication in Research Methods & Statistics, especially as applied to the education sciences or an adjacent social science area.
  • Demonstrated ability to teach graduate level coursework in quantitative research methods at the beginning (e.g., introductory statistics), intermediate (e.g., regression), or advanced levels (e.g., structural equation modeling) within the College of Education.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Externally funded grants and contracts to support research activities, record of application for such funding, or a readiness to pursue funding opportunities upon arrival at DU.
  • Record of conducting interdisciplinary research with collaborators in other areas of the educational, psychological, or social sciences.

Application Deadline
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) on November 30, 2021.

Special Instructions
Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

Salary Grade Number:
The salary grade for the position is UC.

Salary Range:
The salary range for this position is $72,000 - $76,000.

The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidate’s sex or any other protected status.

The University of Denver offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO pass. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.

Please include the following documents with your application:

  1. CV
  2. Cover letter 
  3. Two representative writing samples
  4. A separate one page statement describing how your research and teaching specifically address issues of race, social justice, and inclusive excellence in the field of research methods and statistics.

The University of Denver is an equal opportunity employer. The University of Denver prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, age (40 years and over in the employment context), religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, veterans status, and any other class of individuals protected from discrimination under federal, state, or local law, regulation, or ordinance in any of the university's educational programs and activities, and in the employment (including application for employment) and admissions (including application for admission) context, as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended in 2008; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; and any other federal, state, and local laws, regulations, or ordinances that prohibit discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation. For the university's complete Non-Discrimination Statement, please see non‑discrimination‑statement.

All offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.

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