Assistant Professor of Standards and Assessment and College Assessment Coordinator

College of Education and Professional Studies (COEPS)

Assistant Professor of Standards and Assessment and College Assessment Coordinator
The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater announces a full-time, tenure-track position jointly housed in the College of Education and Professional Studies (COEPS) and the College’s Department of Educational Foundations beginning in August 2014. The University is committed to excellence in undergraduate and graduate teaching, significant scholarly productivity, and meaningful service to the university and professional communities.  Individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Position Description: The successful candidate will serve half-time as a tenure-track faculty member in the Department of Educational Foundations in the area of measurement, standards, and assessment in education. In this capacity the faculty member will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in educational standards and assessment and well as occasional courses related to introductory research methods. This will include teaching as part of a large pre-service teacher education program as well as graduate degree and licensure programs related to educational standards and assessment. The successful candidate will also be expected to engage in scholarship as well as provide service to the larger academic community, university, college, and department.

The successful candidate will also serve half time with the COEPS in the area of assessment and evaluation. In this capacity he or she will provide leadership in the College Assessment Committee, work with individual degree and licensure programs on internal and external evaluation and assessment activities, and aid in program evaluation and improvement efforts. It is expected that the successful candidate will help provide guidance to the College in reform and improvement efforts.

Experience working with diverse populations and a commitment to work with non-traditional students are essential to this position.  All faculty at UW-Whitewater may be required to teach online and hybrid courses, weekend and/or evening classes, and provide service to the university and local community in a variety of modalities, including leading Learning Communities, mentoring students, and providing professional development opportunities for colleagues, schools and community groups. The position will start August 20th, 2014.

Required Qualifications:
•Ph.D. or Ed.D. degree (candidates with known defense date considered) in educational psychology or a discipline related to evaluation, research methods, assessment, statistics, or psychology;
•willingness and ability to teach a range of courses related to educational standards and assessment.

Preferred Qualifications:
•evidence of teaching excellence at the post-secondary level;
•evidence of successful teaching online or in non-traditional environments;
•knowledge of and experience working with K-12 achievement testing;
•knowledge of and experience with higher-education evaluation efforts;
•experience conducting program evaluation;
•experience with quantitative research and related software (e.g., Excel, SPSS, SAS, etc);
•experience working with large databases;
•knowledge of K-12 educator effectiveness and evaluation efforts.

Application: A completed application packet includes: a cover letter addressing qualifications, a curriculum vitae, unofficial copies of all undergraduate and graduate transcripts, three letters of reference (with names, current email addresses and telephone numbers), and (for those with relevant experience) evidence of teaching effectiveness. Questions regarding the position may be directed to Dr. Scott J. Peters, Search Committee Chair (peterss@uww.edu). Submit electronic applications to: COEPS@uww.edu.

Deadline: Review of applications will begin November 11, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled.

Environment: The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is a premier public regional university with an enrollment of 12,043 students in 50 undergraduate majors, 11 master's degree programs, and one specialist degree program. It offers high-quality career-oriented programs integrated with a model general education curriculum. UW-Whitewater is part of the 26-campus University of Wisconsin System. Located in a community of 14,000 residents near the scenic Kettle Moraine State Forest in southeastern Wisconsin, Whitewater is within convenient driving distance to the metropolitan areas of Milwaukee, Madison, and Chicago.

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer, and actively seeks and encourages applications from women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and all veterans. Names of applicants may be disclosed unless requested otherwise. Names of finalists will be released.