University of Maryland — Assistant Professor, Measurement, Statistics and Evaluation (EDMS) Program

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

The Measurement, Statistics and Evaluation (EDMS) program 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 2017. 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 outstanding scholarly research, 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 maintain a program of research addressing important theoretical developments in measurement and/or assessment with an interest in applications to practical problems of broad interest. Duties will include (1) continuation of a cutting edge 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 master’s and doctoral students, (5) involvement in service to the profession at state, national, and international levels, and (6) securing and administering external contracts and grants.

The EDMS Program has a current enrollment of about 40 graduate students in its doctoral and master’s 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 web site:

For fullest consideration, applicants should submit the following materials electronically via the University of Maryland Jobs Portal ( for position 105377 no later than October 1, 2016: (1) cover letter summarizing qualifications; (2) current curriculum vitae; (3) reprints of two recent 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. Jeffrey R. Harring, Associate Professor
Chair of the EDMS Faculty Search Committee
Measurement, Statistics and Evaluation (EDMS) Program
Department of Human Development and Quantitative Methodology (HDQM)
College of Education, Benjamin Building 1230-E
University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742-1115
Phone: (301) 405-3630
Fax: (301) 314-9245

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