Department: IU Bloomington Counseling and Educational Psychology
Context: Understanding the causal mechanisms of human attitudes and behavior is critical for progress, for the effective translation of theory into practice, and for implementing policies that improve educational outcomes. Experiments are among the highest quality evidence for making causal claims. Moreover, as technology advances, opportunities exist to conduct complex field experiments at massive scales, rapidly accelerating theoretical and practical insights about the causes of change. These opportunities are uniquely relevant to the School of Education, as the rapid digital transformation of education has enabled new forms of experimental research that achieve a high standard within large-scale digital platforms.
Inquiry Methodology – Quantitative Methods Emphasis: The Inquiry Methodology program, housed within Indiana University's School of Education, is pleased to invite applications for a 10-month tenure track position in quantitative methods, starting fall 2021. The preferred candidate will have a demonstrated commitment to quantitative methodological research as it pertains to the field of education. The rank of the position is open, although candidates at the rank of assistant professor are preferred. Candidates will be expected to teach general and specialized quantitative methods courses at the graduate level. There is also a possibility of some undergraduate teaching. Competitive candidates should demonstrate a record of (especially at the associate or full rank) or a willingness to pursue external funding.
About Indiana University-Bloomington: Located on an extraordinarily beautiful campus in a delightful small city, Indiana University Bloomington (IUB) offers its students, faculty, and staff a rich array of academic programs; world-class music, film, theater, and other cultural offerings; sports and recreational activities; and vibrant organizations both on and off campus. Combining the scientific, intellectual, and artistic resources of a world-renowned research university with the friendliness, personal attention, and supportive environment that emulate a classic liberal arts college, IUB provides a wide range of degree-granting programs in a variety of professional fields, as well as in the arts and sciences. IUB is a public-spirited institution committed to academic excellence, cultural diversity, and collaboration with higher education partners, PK-16 education, local communities, business and industry, government agencies, and private foundations. For more information about IUB and the other campuses in the IU system, visit the IUB website at http://www.iub.edu/ and the School of Education website http://www.education.indiana.edu.
Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status.
An earned PhD by August of 2021 in quantitative research methods, quantitative psychology, educational statistics, behavioral or social science research methods, or a closely related field and a proven or emerging research record that demonstrates a contribution to the discipline of quantitative research methods.
Additionally, the following qualifications are preferred: a) expertise in learning analytics methods (i.e., machine learning, big data analysis, data mining, etc.); b) expertise in experimental design methods/causal inference framework; c) to mesh with our current areas of expertise, some experience or training in educational measurement/psychometrics; d) success in securing or the potential to secure external funding. Candidates from under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.
Department Contact for Questions:
Questions about the position, the program, or Indiana University can be directed to the search committee chair, Associate Professor Leslie Rutkowski (firstname.lastname@example.org).
OAA #: 22011-26
Appointment Status: Tenure Track
Internal Number: 10187
About Indiana University
Founded in 1820, Indiana University is the state’s public university system, comprised of two core campuses—IU-Bloomington and IUPUI—and six regional campuses located throughout the state. Combined, the total student population is more than 114,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional school students. IU is one of the largest employers in the state, with over 20,000 faculty and staff. Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. Diversity and inclusion remains a core commitment to IU’s mission to cultivate an educational environment that supports equal access, participation and representation on all of its campuses and that provides educational and career opportunities for all.