July 26, 2015

Position at Purdue University

Advanced Quantitative Statistics and Methodology Faculty Cluster Hire

The Department of Psychological Sciences at Purdue University (http://www.psych.purdue.edu/) is collaborating with units within the College of Health and Human Sciences (Department of Human Development and Family Studies, and the Master of Public Health Program) and the College of Liberal Arts (Departments of Anthropology, Communication, Political Sciences, and Sociology) in a cluster hire of six tenure-track faculty members to expand campus-wide expertise in social, behavioral, and health science statistics and methodology. The hiring, to include positions at the assistant and associate professor ranks, will take place over the course of three years, with initial positions starting in Fall 2016. Information about this cluster can be found here: www.purdue.edu/hhs/AMClusterHire The candidates for these positions will be expected to contribute to the research and teaching programs of the units in which they affiliate and to collaborate with others within the cluster and across the university in interdisciplinary and extramurally-funded research. Candidates will also be expected to contribute to an anticipated multi-college, shared graduate training platform, including a graduate certification program in advanced statistics and methodologies.

Psychological Sciences at Purdue consists of 49 faculty in 6 graduate training areas: Behavioral Neuroscience, Clinical Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Industrial/ Organizational Psychology, Mathematical and Computational Cognitive Science, and Social Psychology. The successful candidate should have a Ph.D. in any area of psychological science that complements these training areas, a strong publication record, a research program with high likelihood of external funding, and a potential for teaching and mentoring excellence. Faculty responsibilities will include maintaining a productive research program, directing graduate student research, and teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in statistics and methodology in Psychological Sciences as well as cross-listed courses with the colleges and units participating in the cluster. We are particularly interested in candidates with a substantive area of research and have demonstrated expertise in advanced quantitative techniques, including (but not limited to) one or more of the following: structural equation modeling, multi-level modeling, other advanced longitudinal methods and techniques (e.g., latent growth curve modeling, latent change score analysis), mixture modeling, non-independent data analysis, and dynamical systems modeling.

A background check will be required for employment in this position.  Application review will begin October 1, 2015, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Please send curriculum vitae, up to 4 papers, and research and teaching statements via email in PDF format to psystatsearch@purdue.edu. In addition, arrange to have at least 3 letters of reference forwarded to the same email address. Questions regarding the position may be sent to Dr. Louis Tay, Chair, Psychological Sciences Cluster Hire Search Committee (stay@purdue.edu). Purdue University is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action Employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce.

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