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Department of Educational Studies - Charles Hicks Chair in Educational Assessment and Program Evaluation, Associate or Full Professor (002719-2012)

Qualifications: The College of Education at Purdue University invites applications for the Charles Hicks Chair in Educational Assessment and Program Evaluation, at the rank of Associate or Full Professor in the Department of Educational Studies.  We seek an individual with an outstanding record of achievement who can provide leadership in assessment and program evaluation through the application of rigorous conceptual frameworks and empirical approaches to address complex questions about schooling, assessment, and educational policy.

Requirements: The Department of Educational Studies seeks to build an internationally recognized program in educational assessment and evaluation.  The successfully applicant will have an opportunity for input into future hires in the program, and will be expected to build a pre-eminent program of research, attract extramural funding, contribute to the graduate program through teaching and guiding students, and forge productive collaboration across departments within the College of Education, across other departments at the University, the State of Indiana, and/or national and state agencies.  The College of Education and Purdue University provide numerous opportunities for cross-disciplinary collaborations and these are highly valued by our academic community.

APPLICATIONS: Applicants should have an earned doctorate in social science research, educational psychology or related field.  Strong methodological and quantitative research expertise are required; a master’s degree in statistics is highly desirable.  Applicants must have a strong record of published research with a focus in one or more areas that bear on critical issues in America’s schools (e.g., educational reform, student diversity, education in urban settings, social stratification in classrooms and schools, teacher effectiveness and accountability, assessment of teacher knowledge and skills, large scale assessments).  A strong record of extramural funding in support of research in the candidate’s area(s) of expertise is required.  The College of Education is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship, instruction, and engagement and a successful candidate would be expected to be able to show evidence of being able to integrate this emphasis into at least one of these areas.

The search committee will begin reviewing applications on October 30, 2012 and will continue until the position is filled.  All application materials and inquiries should be directed to the Search Chair, Professor Mantzicopoulos-James (mantzi@purdue.edu ) Department of Educational Studies, BRNG, 100 North University Street, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN  47907-2098.  Applicants should send the following materials:

  • Letter of application,
  • Curriculum vitae (including home address and preferred e-mail address)
  • Statement of research interests and professional goals relative to the College of Education strategic plan


  • Three examples of their scholarship
  • Three letters of recommendation
Candidates who proceed to a short list may be asked to submit additional reference letters or materials, including teaching evaluations.  A background check is required for employment in this position.