Tenure-Track, Assistant Professor or Tenure-eligible, Associate Professor
University at Buffalo
Location: Buffalo, New York
Type: Full Time
Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Faculty- Assistant Professor
Faculty- Associate Professor
The Graduate School of Education (GSE) at the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track, Assistant Professor or tenure-eligible Associate Professor with critical-quantitative data science and analytic expertise whose research focuses on higher education. While the candidate’s primary appointment will be in the Higher Education program, we envision this position as jointly appointed either with the Educational Psychology and Quantitative Methods (EPQM) programs housed within the Department of Counseling, School and Educational Psychology (CSEP) or with the Learning Sciences program housed within the Department of Learning and Instruction. The programs are committed to improving evidence-based educational policy and creating educational environments that are fundamentally concerned with access, equity, diversity, and inclusion for marginalized and underserved students.
The persistent inequality in college success is a clear indication that there is a need to address both transitions to college and the college-going experience to develop interventions that lead to more equitable outcomes. The Graduate School of Education is interested in expanding expertise in emerging and critical scholarship that directly addresses issues of higher education access, equity, and opportunity through the interdisciplinary research tools of data science and learning analytics. More specifically, we are looking for a scholar whose research and teaching address ways to improve college access and transitions, academic and social/emotional success, learning opportunities, and policy interventions. For example, critical quantitative research can inform equity-oriented education policies by evaluating the educational impacts of recent higher education policy shifts such as test-optional admissions.
Therefore, we seek a colleague whose research will contribute to the GSE in one or more of the following areas of equity-oriented higher education research: (1) educational data mining; (2) educational big data analysis; and (3) learning analytics. We will give priority status to scholars who use a critical lens, specifically critical quantitative methods, and demonstrate innovative approaches to large-scale data analysis to inform and improve interventions for closing educational inequalities and achievement gaps among different racial and socioeconomic groups of students in higher education. We will also prioritize candidates who can demonstrate connections between their research, teaching, and service, and the needs of marginalized and underserved populations.
GSE is committed to fostering equity, diversity, justice, and inclusion principles through an engaged community of scholars who prioritize research, teaching, and community action that address educational, economic, social, and health disparities. The Graduate School of Education Educational includes a distinguished faculty of researchers, professional teachers, and thought leaders who strive for innovation in research, training, and practice to have enduring impact on the lives of individuals and communities. Faculty demonstrate a commitment to creating a collegial academic environment characterized by equity, social justice, interdisciplinary collaboration and by ensuring that GSE’s research and practice mission contributes to local schools, agencies, and neighborhoods.
Appointments are for a ten-month academic year beginning in the Fall 2024. For full consideration, please submit your materials by October 1, 2023. The position will remain open until filled.
For full consideration, please submit your materials by October 1, 2023 to:
A description of your relevant qualifications for the position
A statement describing your scholarship, teaching, or service experiences that address the issues of educational equity and how you will continue to do so as a member of the University at Buffalo community
A sample publication or other demonstrations of research productivity
Outstanding Benefits Package
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Earned doctorate in higher education, educational measurement, educational psychology, learning sciences or a closely related field by August 2024.
Expertise in large-scale data analysis and/or learning analytics.
Research agenda focused on issues of higher education equity and related topics.
Knowledge of advanced statistical analysis programs.
Demonstrated potential for research productivity via peer-reviewed scholarship.
Ability to pursue and sustain externally funded research program.
Experience mentoring or working with racially minoritized and/or first-generation college students.