[Rasch] Fw: [DIVISION] Position - University of California, Santa Barbara - Educational Statistics

Michael Lamport Commons commons at tiac.net
Tue Oct 17 01:24:17 EST 2006

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From: Amy Mattingly 
Sent: Monday, October 16, 2006 10:16 AM
Subject: [DIVISION] Position - University of California, Santa Barbara - Educational Statistics


The Department of Education in the Gevirtz Graduate School of Education 
(GGSE) at the University of California, Santa Barbara, is seeking to fill a 
tenure-track assistant professor position, effective July 1, 2007, in the area of educational 
statistics. Applicants should have (a) a relevant doctoral degree that includes training in 
statistical theory and applications, (b) expertise and research experience in statistics, with 
a focus on applications in education or related fields, and (c) demonstrated 
excellence in teaching. Applicants should have expertise in regression analysis and structural 
equation models and should be prepared to teach required courses in univariate and 
multivariate analysis. The appointee will be expected to provide consultation in 
support of the research activities of faculty and doctoral students.

Expertise in one or more of the following areas is also desirable: 
factor analysis, hierarchical linear models, multidimensional scaling, 
categorical data analysis, nonparametrics, classical test theory, item 
response models, experimental and quasi-experimental research designs,
educational program evaluation, and educational policy analysis.

The appointee will have the opportunity to participate in UCSB's 
interdisciplinary Ph.D. emphasis, Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences (QMSS). 
Information on the GGSE and a link to QMSS are available at www.education.ucsb.edu.

Applicants should send a letter of application, current vita, two 
representative papers, and three letters of reference to: Rebecca Zwick, Chair, Statistics 
Search Committee, Department of Education, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 
93106-9490. Review of applications will begin December 15, 2006, and will continue 
until the position is filled.

The GGSE is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to 
the diversity and
excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and 
service. An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Pioneering research is a critical component of the highest quality 
education. UCSB's 1,000-member faculty includes five Nobel Prize winners and scores of 
elected members of national and international academies and societies as well as dozens 
of winners of Guggenheim and Fulbright Fellowships. The campus is one of only 62 
research intensive institutions elected to membership in the prestigious Association of 
American Universities.

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