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Charles Hicks Chair in Educational Assessment and Program Evaluation (002529-2011)

Requirements: 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.

The Department of Educational Studies seeks to build an internationally recognized program in educational assessment and evaluation. The successful applicant 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 collaborations 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.

Qualifications: 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.

Application: The search committee will begin reviewing applications on November 30, 2011 and will continue until the position is filled. All application materials and inquiries should be directed to Professor Youli mantzicopoulos, Search Chair, Department of Educational Studies, BRNG, 100 N. University Street, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2098. Applicants should send the following materials:

Candidates who proceed to a short list may be asked to submit additional reference letters or materials, including teaching evaluations. A background check will be required for employment in this position.