Advanced Quantitative Methodology for Social, Behavioral, and Health Sciences
EC Posting # 003332-2015
The Department of Human Development and Family Studies at Purdue University is collaborating with units within the College of Health and Human Sciences (Department of Psychological Sciences and the Master of Public Health Program) and the College of Liberal Arts (Departments of Anthropology, Communication, Political Sciences, and Sociology) in a cluster hire of six tenure-track faculty members to expand campus-wide expertise in social, behavioral, and health science statistics and methodology. The hiring, to include positions at the assistant and associate professor ranks, will take place over the course of three years, with initial positions starting in Fall 2016. Information about this cluster can be found here: www.purdue.edu/hhs/AMClusterHire. The candidates for these positions will be expected to contribute to the research and teaching programs of the units in which they affiliate and to collaborate with others within the cluster and across the university in interdisciplinary and extramurally-funded research. Candidates will also be expected to contribute to an anticipated multi-college, shared graduate training platform, including a graduate certification program in advanced statistics and methodologies.
The Department of Human Development and Family Studies is specifically interested in candidates with expertise in advanced quantitative techniques applied to research on family and/or developmental processes as well as health. Examples include, but are not limited to, advanced longitudinal methods, multi-level modeling, mixture models, and clustered/non-independent data. The successful candidate will be responsible for initiating, conducting, and publishing research, including seeking internal and external funding; engaging in service and consultation activities; mentoring graduate students; and teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in statistics and methodology in the department as well as offer cross-listed courses in other departments. Teaching assignments may include additional courses.
Applicants should hold a Ph.D. in a social science discipline with a clear emphasis on methodology. Evidence of strong research and teaching is required. Correspondence and questions should be directed to: Dr. Shawn Whiteman, Search Committee Chair (e-mail: ude.eudrup|metihwds#ude.eudrup|metihwds). Applications should include a cover letter outlining your qualifications, vita, research and teaching statements, three letters of reference, and representative publications in PDF format via e-mail to: HDFS Faculty Search (ude.eudrup|hcraeS-ytlucaF-SFDH#ude.eudrup|hcraeS-ytlucaF-SFDH). Review of applications will begin September 15 and continue until the position is filled.
A background check will be required for employment in this position. Purdue University is an EEO/AA action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.
Ad Approved by Ethics and Compliance - DMT 8/13/2015
*Please note that this position is different than the earlier post of a methods position in Psychological Sciences. It is part of the same cluster hire, but it is in Human Development and Family Studies.