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Assistant Professor, University of Maryland
Friday, 09 November 2012 18:30

Assistant Professor
Measurement, Statistics and Evaluation (EDMS) Program
Department of Human Development and Quantitative Methodology
University of Maryland

The program in Measurement, Statistics and Evaluation (EDMS) in the Department of Human Development and Quantitative Methodology (HDQM) in the College of Education at the University of Maryland, College Park, is seeking applications for a faculty appointment at the Assistant Professor level starting August 2013. Qualifications include an earned doctorate in an appropriate field, exceptionally strong background in quantitative methods as applied in the education, social, behavioral and biological sciences, evidence of scholarly research potential, interest in participating in collaborative research projects as well as graduate and, perhaps, undergraduate teaching.

This position requires expertise in classical and modern psychometric theory as well as quantitative methods. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a program of research addressing important theoretical developments in psychometrics and/or assessment with an interest in applications to practical problems of broad interest. Duties will include (1) development/continuation of a sophisticated research program, (2) teaching within the EDMS graduate level educational statistics and measurement course sequence, including advanced specialty courses, (3) assisting in the development of new programs and coursework, (4) advising masters and doctoral students, (5) involvement in service to the profession at a state, national, and international level, and (6) securing and administering contracts and grants.

The EDMS Program has a current enrollment of about 50 graduate students in its doctoral and master programs. Nearly half of these students are full-time with some form of financial support. Faculty research interests and additional information about EDMS can be found by visiting our website:

For fullest consideration, applicants should submit the following materials electronically via the University of Maryland Jobs Portal( for position # 105525 no later than December 7,2012: (1) cover letter summarizing qualifications; (2) current curriculum vitae; (3) reprints of at least one, but not more than three, scholarly publications; and (4) names, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three individuals who may be contacted by the committee as references.

For additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact the search committee chair:
Dr. André A. Rupp, Associate Professor
Chair of the EDMS Faculty Position Search Committee
Measurement, Statistics and Evaluation (EDMS) Program
Department of Human Development and Quantitative Methodology (HDQM)
College of Education, Benjamin Building 1230-A
University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742-1115
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Phone: (301) 405-3623
Fax: (301) 314-9245

The University of Maryland is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Applications by women and minorities are strongly encouraged.