University of Maryland — Open Rank Faculty, Measurement, Statistics and Evaluation (EDMS) Program

Open Rank Faculty Position
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 an open rank faculty appointment starting August 2019. Qualifications include an earned doctorate in an appropriate field, a strong background in quantitative methods as applied in the education, social, behavioral, and/or biological sciences, evidence of or potential for outstanding methodological research, interest in participating in collaborative research projects, as well as experience with graduate and, perhaps, undergraduate teaching. The position gives preference to expertise in causal inference, multilevel modeling, quantitative program evaluation, or complex survey data analysis, although other areas of expertise in cutting-edge fields such as meta-analysis, missing data, and machine learning, will be considered as well.  

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 in the faculty member’s area of expertise, (3) assisting in the development of new programs and coursework, (4) advising master’s and doctoral level students, (5) involvement in service to the profession, and (6) securing and administering external contracts and grants, including collaborative projects.

The EDMS program has a current enrollment of about 45 graduate students in its doctoral and master’s programs. Nearly half of these students are full-time with some form of financial support; others work at leading agencies in the nearby Washington, DC area. Faculty research interests and additional information about EDMS can be found by vising our website The University of Maryland is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Applications by women and minorities are strongly encouraged.

For fullest consideration, applicants should submit the following materials electronically via the University of Maryland Jobs Portal ( for position 116802 no later than October 1, 2018: (1) cover letter summarizing qualifications, (2) current curriculum vitae, (3) reprints of two recent scholarly publications, and (4) names and contact information of three individuals who may be contacted by the search committee as references.

For additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact either of the search committee co-chairs:

Dr. Jeffrey R. Harring
(301) 405-3630

Dr. Tracy Sweet
(301) 405-3623