The Department of Educational Policy Studies and Evaluation in the College of Education at the University of Kentucky, in collaboration with the UK Institute of Educational Research (IER), is seeking a full-time, non-tenure track, clinical faculty member. The appointment is a nine-month academic appointment. The faculty member’s primary responsibility will be directing the Evaluation Center, housed in IER. In addition to administrative responsibilities, the faculty member will be expected to teach at least one research course per semester, serve on graduate student committees, maintain an active research agenda, and engage in college and university service activities.
This position requires technical knowledge and skills in the area of program evaluation with an emphasis in statistical analysis. In addition to technical skills, this position requires knowledge of research design, familiarity with the IRB process, commitment to ethics of evaluation, strong writing and communication skills, the ability to work in a collaborative environment, and the ability to supervise an evaluation project staff. The individual should be able to design evaluations for grant proposals and funded projects in collaboration with clients and manage all phases of implementation of evaluation projects: design, selection and development of instruments; data collection; data analysis; synthesis; and dissemination.
Required minimum education/experience/skills include an earned doctoral degree in education, psychology, research/evaluation, or related social sciences fields, including graduate level training in research methodology and statistics. Desired qualifications include experience as a project leader in educational outcome data analysis and policy analysis and experience as an external program evaluator.
Salary is commensurate with qualifications, and experience.
Applicants should include, along with the nomination form, a detailed cover letter noting academic credentials and professional experience related to the responsibilities and qualifications for this position (upload under Cover Letter); a curriculum vita (upload under Curriculum Vita); detailed contact information for four or more professional references that can speak to the applicant’s qualifications (upload under Specific Request 1); and a sample of the applicant’s professional/research writing related to evaluation (unload under Specific Request 2). Transcripts will be required of all finalists for the position.
The review of applications begins January 15, 2017.
Questions regarding the position should be directed to Dr. Jeff Bieber, Search Committee Chair, firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that, to be considered an applicant, an application must be submitted via the UK Jobs site.