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Assistant Professor of Applied Developmental Science

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Please submit Cover Letter, Vitae and contact information for three references

Posting Details

Posting Information

Vacancy Type Tenured/TT Faculty
Is Internal Transfer Only No
Working Title Assistant Professor of Applied Developmental Science
Salary Range
Anticipated Hiring Range $70,000-$95,000
Position Number 00106027
Work Schedule Varies depending upon when courses are offered
Full Time Equivalent (FTE) 1.0 FTE
Department 131101 - Teacher Education and Learning Sciences
Department Teacher Education and Learning Sciences
Job City & State Raleigh, NC
Primary Function of Organizational Unit

The College of Education at North Carolina State University is a voice of innovation for learning across the lifespan, preparing professionals who educate and lead. Our inquiry and practice reflect integrity, a commitment to social justice, and the value of diversity in a global community. The vision of the College of Education is to lead the way in North Carolina to increase success in education and narrow achievement gaps. Consistent with NC State’s land grant mission, we transform lives by emphasizing real world experiences through original research opportunities, comprehensive extension, and engagement activities and external partnerships. The College enrolls more than 1,800 undergraduate and graduate students. Our 122 faculty members together with our Friday Institute for Educational Innovation currently have more than $57 million in active research and development grants.

The Department of Teacher Education and Learning Sciences (TELS) advances education through scholarship, leadership and advocacy. Faculty in TELS prepare professionals who are committed to equity and social justice, have deep content knowledge, demonstrate strong working knowledge of effective pedagogies, and realize the potential of digital technologies to enhance learning. With more than 33 full-time faculty members and 15 part-time faculty members, the TELS department shapes the field of education by engaging in research that addresses current challenges and by participating in cross-disciplinary work that deals with real problems in forward-looking ways.

Essential Job Duties

The Department of Teacher Education and Learning Sciences (TELS) in the College of Education at NC State invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Applied Developmental Science with expertise in Quantitative Research Methods. Understanding the development of students and student learning outcomes from diverse contexts requires both a grounding in the science of human development and advanced and contemporary statistical analytic methods. The applicant for this position should have a demonstrated focus in these types of research methods and on examining the complexities of learning throughout the developmental lifespan. An ideal candidate should have a background in human development, psychometrics, and/or cognitive, developmental, or educational psychology and a demonstrated commitment to social justice and working with economically marginalized and minoritized populations. We seek a forward-thinking scholar who is able to teach advanced specialty courses in quantitative methods, such as Multilevel Modeling, Structural Equation Modeling, Latent Profile Transition Analysis, and Growth Curve Modeling.

Other Work/Responsibilities

Responsibilities include engaging in interdisciplinary research and scholarship as part of a PhD program area of study (e.g., Educational Psychology, Elementary Learning Sciences, Learning Design Technology, Literacy and English Language Arts, or Social Studies); pursuing and obtaining external funding for research and development activities; and continuing a program of well-established and focused research and related publications. Candidate’s research program should contribute to an understanding of barriers and opportunities facing historically underrepresented groups. The candidate should be prepared to teach courses in research methods for the college, and/or educational psychology, learning sciences, and teacher education courses; develop special topics doctoral courses in advanced quantitative methods including modern psychometric methods and assessment. In addition, the candidate would advise undergraduate and graduate students; recruit and mentor graduate students in research; provide outreach and service for department and college initiatives for underserved communities and high needs areas; provide service and leadership to the program area, department, college, university, and professional organizations; and participate in outreach and engagement with stakeholders across the state of North Carolina.

Minimum Education/Experience

PhD in educational psychology, human development, developmental psychology, or a similar field. Strong methodological training in research, educational statistics, measurement, quantitative psychology, psychometrics, or a related field.

Departmental Required Skills

A commitment to diversity, social justice, and collaboration. Scholarship and successful record of external funding in Teacher Education and Learning Sciences commensurate with rank.

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education

Experience teaching in a teacher education program and/or educational psychology department which trains teachers.

Required License or Certification


Special Instructions

Please submit Cover Letter, Vitae and contact information for three references

Job Open Date 12/01/2017
Must Be Open Until

Positions will be posted until 5:00 PM ET on this date. Positions remaining posted after this date are still accepting applications but may close at any time.
Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies? No
Proposed Hire Date 08/16/2018

NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148.
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  3. * Do you have a doctor’s degree, an equivalent degree, or equivalent professional experience?
    • Yes
    • No

Application Materials Required

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Contact Information for References
  3. Resume/CV
Optional Documents