The Department of Educational Technology, Research and Assessment (ETRA) at Northern Illinois University is seeking qualified applicants for one faculty position as an Assistant Professor of Educational Assessment. The position we are currently seeking to fill is permanent, tenure-track, with salary based on experience.
ETRA is one of six departments in the College of Education. Our mission is to advance the development and use of assessment, research methodology, and technology in a variety of settings to enhance teaching, learning, and scholarship. Degrees offered in the department include an MS in Educational Research and Evaluation (ERE), an MSEd in Instructional Technology, endorsement and certification (initial and advanced) in the areas of Technology and Library Information Specialist, and an EdD in Instructional Technology. We also offer ERE Certificates of Graduate Study in Response to Intervention (RtI), Advanced Quantitative Methodology in Education, and Advanced Qualitative Methodology in Education. For more information regarding the department please visit www.cedu.niu.edu/etra .
An earned doctorate in Educational Assessment (or a closely related field) by the time of appointment; the ability to (1) teach undergraduate and graduate courses in educational assessment, including diverse areas of specialization in classroom assessment (e.g., elementary education, secondary education); (2) develop and revise assessment curriculum; (3) collaborate with other college and university-level units regarding curricular offerings; (4) work directly with schools to plan and implement meaningful assessment experiences to support educational decision making; (5) serve as a graduate student advisor and direct student research; and (6) have an active research agenda involving assessment.
Highly desired qualifications: We are especially interested in candidates who have one or more of the following: experience conducting assessment in K-12 or other P-20 settings; expertise in special education assessment and/or higher education assessment; the ability to teach general introductory educational research courses; experience advising graduate students and directing student research.
Interested individuals should send a letter of application, current curriculum vitae, three original letters of recommendation, copy of transcript(s), and a statement of research and teaching interests. Submit application materials to:
Dr. Lara Luetkehans, Department Chair
Department of Educational Technology, Research and Assessment
208 Gabel Hall
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115
The desired contract starting date is August 16, 2013. Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2012; however, applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.
In compliance with the Illinois Campus Security Act, before an offer of employment is made, the university will conduct a pre-employment background investigation, which includes a criminal background check.
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