Asst/Assoc/Full Professor of Assessment and Measurement in Education


Open date: July 31st, 2018

Next review date: November 1st, 2018
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: November 30th, 2018
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


Open Rank Professor in Assessment and Measurement in Education, UC Davis School of Education, Starting July 1, 2019.

The School of Education (SOE) at the University of California, Davis, seeks an innovative scholar in the area of educational assessment and measurement. Candidates who focus on applied research related to measurement in educational systems and who conduct rigorous psychometric research are encouraged to apply. The School has a strong emphasis in the study of the causes and consequences of inequality in education, as well as the methods by which inequities may be reduced. The School strongly encourages candidates with research pertinent to equity issues in education to apply, but candidates in all areas of educational assessment will be considered.

The ideal candidate will have rigorous quantitative training in educational measurement and experience applying those skills to an area of substantive research. We will also prioritize individuals who can link assessment and measurement to the real work of students, K-12 teachers and/or policy makers. Examples include, but are not limited to: (a) assessment of students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, students receiving services under IDEA, and other underserved populations; (b) developing the assessment literacy of teachers and policymakers; © assessment of student behavior or disciplinary decisions; (d) technology-based assessment; (e) use of testing for admissions and placement in higher education; and/or (f) work to advance state-of-the-art assessments that serve students, teachers, and the public.

Details on the responsibilities of the position and expected qualifications are presented below. Those applying for appointment as an Assistant Professor are expected to demonstrate some scholarship activity and a potential to obtain extramural funding. To be considered for appointment as a tenured Associate or Full Professor, the applicant must have an established national reputation, a documented line of research, and a track record of existing and sustained extramural funding.

The review of applications will begin on November 1, 2018.

Qualifications include: (1) have an earned doctorate in Education or related fields, with an emphasis in the theory and methods used in educational measurement; (2) evidence of or potential for a productive program of research with high impact in educational measurement or assessment; (3) evidence of, or potential for obtaining external research funds; (4) evidence of, or potential for high-quality teaching in measurement, assessment, and quantitative methods; (5) demonstrated commitment to advancing educational equity, and (6) a desire to excel in graduate student mentorship as well as undergraduate teaching.

Responsibilities include conducting a productive research program with the aims of advancing knowledge of measurement and assessment that enhance education for all students; seeking extramural support for research and graduate training; teaching graduate, undergraduate, and teacher education courses in educational assessment and measurement; advising masters’ and doctoral students; collaborating on projects with a diverse faculty in a School that has emerged as a national site of research strength and innovation; and serving on School and University committees.

Salary Range: Competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Application Process: Applications are being accepted now and will be reviewed beginning November 1st.

The University of California is committed to creating and maintaining a community dedicated to the advancement, application, and transmission of knowledge and creative endeavors through academic excellence, where all individuals who participate in University programs and activities can work and learn together in a safe and secure environment, free of violence, harassment, discrimination, exploitation, or intimidation. With this commitment, UC Davis conducts a reference check on all finalists for tenured positions. The reference check involves contacting the administration of the applicant’s previous institution(s) to ask whether there have been substantiated findings of misconduct that would violate the University’s Faculty Code of Conduct. To implement this process, UC Davis requires all applicants for any open search for assistant/associate/full professor to complete, sign, and upload the form entitled “Authorization to Release Information” into RECRUIT as part of their application. If an applicant does not include the signed authorization with the application materials, the application will be considered incomplete, and as with any incomplete application, will not receive further consideration. Although all applicants for faculty recruitments must complete the entire application, only finalists considered for positions with tenure or security of employment will be subject to reference checks.

Questions pertaining to this position can be directed to Dr. Megan Welsh, who can be contacted at

General Information: For more information about this position and the School of Education, visit our website at:


Davis, CA


Document requirements

Curriculum Vitae – Your most recently updated C.V.

Cover Letter – Please provide an overview of your teaching, and research program.

Statement of Contributions to Diversity – Diversity contributions documented in the application file will be used to evaluate applicants. Visit for guidelines about writing a diversity statement and why one is requested.

Scholarly Research Paper – Please upload the first of two scholarly research papers.

Scholarly Research Paper – Please upload the second of two scholarly research papers.

Authorization to Release Information – A reference check will be completed only if you are selected as the final candidate. Download, complete, sign and upload the form:

Reference requirements

3-4 references required (contact information only)



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