Tenure-Track Position in Measurement and Quantitative Methods. The Department of Psychological,
Health, & Learning Sciences (PHLS) at the University of Houston (UH) seeks scholars for a tenure-track faculty
appointment at the academic rank of Assistant Professor in the Measurement, Quantitative Methods, & Learning
Sciences (MQM-LS) program area. Priority areas of expertise for this position are Bayesian modeling, item
response theory, longitudinal analysis, mixture models, propensity score analysis, bootstrapping, biostatistics,
and/or other relevant methodological specializations. The department is rapidly expanding and is committed to
developing a strong core of Measurement and Quantitative Methods faculty. We see this as being quintessential
in our mission to make a collective impact on addressing health and educational disparities in our local, state,
national, and international communities. To this end, we value excellence, community engagement, diversity,
student success, and academic integrity. The department is seeking outstanding candidates with the potential
for exceptional research, excellence in teaching, and a clear commitment to enhancing the diversity of the faculty,
graduate, and undergraduate student population.
Qualifications: Applicants for this position must hold a doctoral degree in measurement, quantitative research
methods, or a relevant field. The successful candidate must demonstrate a record of innovative research in
quantitative methodology and/or measurement that is published in peer-reviewed journals, emerging or
sustained record of significant external funding, evidence of effective graduate-level teaching ability in
measurement and quantitative methods, interest in interdisciplinary collaborations, commitment to student
success, and service to the profession. The candidate’s qualifications must be commensurate with appointment
as an Assistant Professor.
Responsibilities: Responsibilities include conducting innovative research and publishing in peer-reviewed
journals; providing methodological expertise and collaborating with faculty to secure external funding to support
an interdisciplinary program of research; rigorous teaching in graduate-level measurement and quantitative
methods courses; mentoring students; chairing and serving on doctoral committees; community engagement;
presenting research at professional meetings; and service to the Department, College, University, and profession.
Appointment: This is a nine month appointment. Review of candidates will begin immediately and will
continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is September 1, 2017. Salary will be commensurate
with the applicant’s qualifications and experience and will include benefits. Please contact Dr. Ezemenari M.
Obasi (Department Chair, ude.hu|riahcslhp#ude.hu|riahcslhp, 713-743-4698) should you have any follow-up questions.
To apply, the following materials should be uploaded online at http://jobs.uh.edu/postings/32251:
1. A cover letter describing your (a) qualifications and interest in the position, (b) evidence of scholarly
impact, (c) history of external peer-reviewed funding, and (d) teaching philosophy
2. Curriculum vitae
3. Abstracts of grant-funded research projects
4. Three letters of recommendation
Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action:
The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans,
and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The University of Houston is responsive to the needs of
dual career couples.