The Psychological Sciences Department at the University of California Merced invites applications for an Assistant Professor (tenure-track) position in Quantitative Methods, Measurement, and Statistics. Candidates in all areas of Quantitative Methods are encouraged to apply, but we are particularly interested in applicants who embrace both Bayesian and frequentist perspectives. Examples of possible research areas include psychometrics, causal inference, data mining, big data, dynamical systems, intensive longitudinal analysis, machine learning, multilevel modeling, text mining, and nonparametric statistics. Those who can fill in gaps in current faculty member’s expertise and those who can strengthen the current expertise are equally welcome.
This is a unique opportunity for an individual to join the faculty at the newest University of California campus and to engage in long-term program building. We seek outstanding scholars who will establish and maintain creative research programs; participate in creating a multi-faculty specialization in Quantitative Methods at UC Merced; participate actively in the development of innovative interdisciplinary programs and research; and teach effectively at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
The successful candidate will have a doctorate in quantitative psychology, educational statistics, or a closely related field by the position start date. The anticipated start date for this position is July 1, 2024.
Review of applications for the position begins on October 28, 2023 and continues until filled.