Charles A. Hicks Chair in Measurement and Research Methodology

Purdue University in Indiana

Date Posted October 5, 2017
Type Tenured, tenure track
Employment Type Full-time

Charles A. Hicks Chair in Measurement and Research Methodology

Department of Educational Studies, College of Education, Purdue University

The College of Education at Purdue University invites applications for the Charles Hicks Chair in Educational Assessment and Program Evaluation, at the rank of Tenured Associate or Full Professor.  We seek an individual with an outstanding record of scholarship in measurement, program evaluation, or educational statistics to offer collaborative leadership as we continue to build our Measurement and Research Methodology graduate program.

Responsibilities: The successful applicant will be expected to: a) continue a pre-eminent program of basic and applied methodological research; b) contribute to our graduate program by teaching, advising, and mentoring students; c) garner extramural funding; d) provide leadership for the measurement and research program area; and e) forge productive collaborations within the College, and across the University, the State of Indiana, and other national or state agencies.

Required qualifications:

  • Earned doctorate in educational statistics, measurement, assessment, evaluation, quantitative psychology, learning analytics, or a closely related field
  • An active methodological research agenda, and a scholarly record that includes distinguished contributions to the applicant’s field
  • Evidence of quality graduate teaching and mentoring
  • Evidence of commitment to contributing to the diversity of our academic community through research, teaching, and/or service
  • A strong record of extramural research funding
  • Evidence of and commitment to program leadership

Preferred qualifications:

  • Evidence of national and/or international leadership in the applicant’s field
  • Specific expertise complementary to that of the existing program area faculty
  • Evidence of involvement in cross-disciplinary collaboration, which is highly valued by the Purdue academic community

How to apply:

All application materials and inquiries should be sent to Jeannie Navarre,, addressed to Dr. Marcia Gentry, Chair, Charles A. Hicks Chair Search Committee, Department of Educational Studies, 100 North University Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2098.  Submission via e-mail is preferred. Applicants should send the following materials:

  • Letter of application addressing the required and preferred qualifications
  • Curriculum vitae, including evidence of mentoring graduate students and junior faculty
  • Three examples of scholarly writing
  • Statement outlining connections between one’s current research agenda and professional goals, and the College of Education strategic plan (
  • Three letters of recommendation sent from the recommender

Purdue University’s College of Education and Department of Educational Studies is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship, instruction, and engagement.  Candidates should address at least one of these areas in their cover letter, indicating their past experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion.

Candidates who proceed to a short list may be asked to submit additional materials (e.g., teaching evaluations), and a background check will be required for employment. Salary will be competitive, and commensurate with rank and experience.

The search committee will begin reviewing applications on November 1, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer.  All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.


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