Montana State University Assistant Professor for Education/Quantitative Research Methods in Bozeman, Montana

Position Details

Position Information

Announcement Number FAC - VA - 19034

For questions regarding this position, please contact:

Ann Ewbank 406-994-5788 ann.ewbank@montana.edu

Classification Title

Working Title Assistant Professor for Education/Quantitative Research Methods

Brief Position Overview

The Department of Education at Montana State University-Bozeman (MSU) invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Education with an emphasis on quantitative research methods.

Faculty Tenure Track Yes

Faculty Rank Assistant Professor

Position Number 4A5056

Department Education

Division College of Education, Health & Human Development

Appointment Type Faculty

Contract Term Academic Year

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Union Affiliation Exempt from Collective Bargaining

FTE

Benefits Eligible Eligible

Salary Salary commensurate with experience, education, and qualifications

Contract Type MUS

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Recruitment Type Open

Position Details

General Statement

The Department of Education at Montana State University-Bozeman (MSU) invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Education with an emphasis on quantitative research methods. We seek a qualified individual whose substantive research and instructional interests focus on quantitative epistemologies in education research and/or practical applications of quantitative research methods in P-20 education settings, including applied quantitative research design, analysis, and dissemination. The incumbent will teach graduate-level quantitative research methods, chair and serve on graduate student committees, collaborate with colleagues on funded research projects, and participate in developing an appropriate quantitative methods course sequence for graduate students in a variety of degree programs.

Desired methodological specialties include but are not limited to correlative/causal methods, survey methods, psychometrics, item response theory, and/or advanced statistical methods such as HLM and SEM, with an articulation of underlying epistemologies. Experience using Stata or other statistical software and potential for/experience in teaching using online and hybrid formats is also desired. The selected candidate will have a well-articulated faculty agenda that includes a commitment to scholarly productivity and seeking external funding, potential for/experience in teaching and mentoring graduate students with diverse backgrounds and a broad array of research interests, in addition to a commitment to the integration of research, teaching and service. The successful candidate will also contribute to the land-grant mission of the university with outreach/engagement to the citizens of Montana and beyond, and is responsible for providing service to the department, college, university, and professional communities.

Montana State University values diverse perspectives and is committed to continually supporting, promoting and building an inclusive and culturally diverse campus environment. MSU recognizes the importance of work-life integration and strives to be responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

Duties and Responsibilities

We seek a qualified individual whose substantive research and instructional interests focus on quantitative epistemologies in education research and/or practical applications of quantitative research methods in P-20 education settings, including applied quantitative research design, analysis, and dissemination. The incumbent will teach graduate-level quantitative research methods, chair and serve on graduate student committees, collaborate with colleagues on funded research projects, and participate in developing appropriate quantitative methods curricula for graduate students in a variety of degree programs. We wish to attract applicants who can teach in a diverse University community and have demonstrated ability in helping students from diverse backgrounds succeed.

Required Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

  • Doctoral degree in education or a related field with expertise in quantitative research methods/epistemologies conferred no later than August 15, 2019.

  • Well-articulated research agenda that includes a commitment to scholarly productivity and seeking external funding.

  • Potential for teaching/mentoring graduate students in education with diverse backgrounds and a broad array of research interests.

  • Potential for outreach to and engagement with the citizens of Montana and beyond, aligned with the university’s land-grant mission.

  • Potential for promoting the advancement of student, faculty, and staff diversity.

Preferred Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

  • Demonstrated experience teaching and mentoring graduate students from diverse backgrounds.

  • Demonstrated experience in teaching using statistical software and/or online and hybrid formats.

  • Demonstrated experience in research dissemination.

  • Demonstrated experience in outreach to and engagement with education or affiliated communities.

  • Demonstrated commitment to student, faculty, and staff diversity.

The Successful Candidate Will

  • Have an appreciation of diverse constituencies and add intellectual diversity to the department.

  • Be dedicated to the university’s land-grant mission.

  • Be dedicated to supporting and enhancing the university’s initiative for diversity, equity and inclusion.

Position Special Requirements/Additional Information

This job description should not be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements, but a general description of the job. Nothing contained herein restricts Montana State University’s rights to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Physical Demands

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

The Program

Department of Education Graduate Programs prepare individuals seeking faculty, administrative, professional, and scholarly practitioner positions.

The Department

The Mission of the Department of Education is to prepare highly qualified professional educators, administrators, and scholars through exemplary campus and distance based programs and field placements in quality public and private schools. In addition, the department contributes to the state of Montana and the nation through the faculty’s active research and outreach efforts.

The College

The mission of the College of Education, Health and Human Development (EHHD), is to prepare highly qualified professionals through exemplary programs, advance knowledge about education, health, and human development, and serve the people of Montana and the nation through outreach and practical application of its expertise. Our college is home to a wide variety of programs that fulfill Montana’s land grant mission of providing services to the people of Montana and beyond.

  • We train teachers for elementary and secondary classrooms.

  • We support grandparents who are raising their grandchildren.

  • We help soldiers and other professionals become teachers.

  • We partner with leaders on Native American reservations to develop ways to lead healthy life styles and improve education for children and adults.

  • We educate families on how to make healthy nutrition and physical activities choices.

Posting Detail Information

Number of Vacancies 1

Desired Start Date August 15, 2019

Position End Date (if temporary)

Open Date

Close Date

Applications will be:

Screening of applications will begin on November 15, 2018; however, applications will continue to be accepted until an adequate applicant pool has been established.

Special Instructions

Diversity Statement

Montana State University values diverse perspectives and is committed to continually supporting, promoting and building an inclusive and culturally diverse campus environment. MSU recognizes the importance of work-life integration and strives to be responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

Montana State University is committed to providing a working and learning environment free from discrimination. As such, the University does not discriminate in the admission, access to or conduct of its educational programs and activities nor in its employment policies and practices on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, creed, service in the uniformed services (as defined in state and federal law), veteran status, gender, age, political beliefs, marital or family status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation or preference. In support of the University’s mission to be inclusive and diverse, applications from qualified minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are highly encouraged.

Montana State University makes accommodation for any known disability that may interfere with an applicant’s ability to compete in the hiring process or an employee’s ability to perform the duties of the job. To request an accommodation, contact the Human Resources Office, PO Box 172520, Montana State University, Bozeman MT 59717-2520; 406-994-3651; recruitment@montana.edu .

In compliance with the Montana Veteran’s Employment Preference Act, MSU provides preference in employment to veterans, disabled veterans, and certain eligible relatives of veterans. To claim veteran’s preference please complete the veteran’s preference information located in the Demographics section of your profile.

MSU’s Non-Discrimination Policy and Discrimination Grievance Procedures can be located on the MSU Website: www2.montana.edu/policy/affirmative_action/ .