University of Connecticut, Educational Psychology (Neag School of Education)

Position ID:UConn-Educational Psychology (Neag School of Education)-496833 [#22960, 496833]
Position Title: Research Methods, Measurement, and Evaluation (RMME) Visiting Assistant Professor
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Storrs, Connecticut 06269, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: research
Appl Deadline: finished (2022/09/26, finished 2023/08/12, listed until 2023/02/06)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***


The Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Connecticut Neag School of Education invites applications for a full-time faculty position in research methods, measurement, and evaluation at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses in UConn’s new interdisciplinary M.S. in Data Science program (, as well as appropriate courses in the Research Methods, Measurement, and Evaluation program. In addition to teaching, this individual will be expected to advise graduate students and participate in service and outreach activities, with the opportunity to collaborate with faculty on data science program development and research.

The University of Connecticut’s Educational Psychology Department is regularly ranked among the top of its kind in the nation, per U.S. News & World Report. With nearly 40 faculty members, the Department is among the most productive at the University. In addition to the program in Research Methods, Measurement, and Evaluation, the Educational Psychology Department has programs in Learning Sciences; Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology; Educational Technology; Giftedness, Creativity, and Talent Development; School Psychology; and Special Education.

The Neag School of Education stands out as a major contributor to instructional and research excellence at the University of Connecticut, one of the nation’s leading public higher education institutions. With academic departments dedicated to educational leadership, educational psychology, and curriculum and instruction, the Neag School also offers a five-year integrated bachelor’s/master’s program in teacher education and a one-year, post-baccalaureate teacher education program. According to the 2023 U.S. News & World Report rankings of Best Graduate Schools, the Neag School ranks among the top 20 public graduate schools of education in the nation and has two specialty programs ranked in the top 25 nationally: Elementary Teacher Education and Special Education.

Founded in 1881, UConn is a Land Grant and Sea Grant institution and member of the Space Grant Consortium. It is the state’s flagship institution of higher education and includes a main campus in Storrs, CT, four regional campuses throughout the state, and 13 Schools and Colleges, including a Law School in Hartford, and Medical and Dental Schools at the UConn Health campus in Farmington. The University has approximately 10,000 faculty and staff and 32,000 students, including nearly 24,000 undergraduates and over 8,000 graduate and professional students. UConn is a Carnegie Foundation R1 (highest research activity) institution, among the top 25 public universities in the nation. Through research, teaching, service, and outreach, UConn embraces diversity and cultivates leadership, integrity, and engaged citizenship in its students, faculty, staff, and alumni. UConn promotes the health and well-being of citizens by enhancing the social, economic, cultural, and natural environments of the state and beyond. The University serves as a beacon of academic and research excellence as well as a center for innovation and social service to communities. UConn is a leader in many scholarly, research, and innovation areas. Today, the path forward includes exciting opportunities and notable challenges. Record numbers of undergraduate applications and support for student success have enabled the University to become extraordinarily selective.


Job responsibilities include teaching courses in the M.S. in Data Science program; teaching courses in the Research Methods, Measurement, and Evaluation program; advising graduate students; and contributing to the program, Department, School, University, and state through research, service, and/or outreach.


  • Earned Ph.D. in data science, statistics, quantitative research methods, measurement, or related field by August 23, 2023.
  • Teaching interests in data science, measurement, and/or causal inference.
  • Demonstrated expertise in one of the following areas: Quantitative Research Methods, Educational Measurement, Educational Statistics, or Program Evaluation.
  • Experience and expertise in statistical programming (using R and/or Python) and version control.


  • A record of or demonstrated potential for quality teaching in data science, measurement, and/or causal inference.
  • Demonstrated potential to teach graduate-level classes in data science, research methods, measurement, and/or statistics, both online and in person.
  • Applied data science or research experience in industry, government, and/or education.
  • A record of or demonstrated potential for advising master’s students.
  • Demonstrated potential for collaborating with faculty in the research methods, measurement, and evaluation program and with faculty in the interdisciplinary data science program.
  • Interest in research and/or problems of practice in the social, behavioral, and/or educational domains.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Interest, experience, and expertise in reproducible research practices.


This is a full-time, 9-month, non-tenure track position with an anticipated start date of August 23, 2023. This is a 1-year appointment, renewable annually for up to 3 years, does not lead to permanent academic tenure and must be specifically renewed to continue past its end date. The successful candidate’s primary academic appointment will be at the Storrs campus. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.


Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.


Please apply online to Academic Jobs Online and submit the following application materials:

  • Cover letter;
  • Curriculum vitae;
  • Teaching statement (including teaching philosophy, teaching experience, commitment to effective learning, concepts for new course development, etc.);
  • Commitment to diversity statement (including broadening participation, integrating multicultural experiences in instruction and research and pedagogical techniques to meet the needs of diverse learning styles, etc.);
  • Contact information including the names, phone numbers, and email addresses of three references

Evaluation of applicants will begin on October 31, 2022, and continue until the position is filled. For more information regarding the Department of Educational Psychology please visit the Department's website at

Questions about the position should be directed to D. Betsy McCoach, Ph.D., Search Chair, at

At the University of Connecticut, our commitment to excellence is complemented by our commitment to building a culturally diverse community.

This job will be filled subject to budgetary approval.

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
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Further Info:
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University of Connecticut
Neag School of Education
Department of Educational Psychology
249 Glenbrook Road, Unit 3064
Storrs, CT 06269-3064