Open Rank – Special Education

Tenure System, 9-month basis, 100% time.

Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications


The College of Education at Michigan State University announces a position for an open rank tenure stream faculty member with expertise in the development and application of quantitative methods. We seek individuals with general training in educational measurement and quantitative methods with a research emphasis in areas such as item response theory or large-scale assessment, as well as an interest in policy related to these areas.

Affiliations with research and policy centers, such as the Educational Policy Center in the College are also possible. Responsibilities include: (1) contribution to the knowledge base and research in measurement and quantitative methods in education; (2) teaching graduate level courses in measurement and quantitative methods and related areas; (3) advising graduate students; (4) providing expertise on grants; (5) directing doctoral dissertations; and (6) contributing to the mission and promotion of the program.


(1) earned doctorate in measurement and quantitative methods or related field; (2) evidence of scholarly activity and publications; and (3) evidence of success, commensurate with rank, in obtaining and leading externally funded projects.

Application and Deadline

Electronic submission is required. Materials should be uploaded at, referencing position 9285.  Review of applications will begin April 28, 2014 and will continue until position is filled.  The position is to begin in January 2015 or August 2015.  Applicants are asked to submit a letter of application, vita, two samples of written work or publications, and the names and contact information for three references.  Inquiries can be directed to Dr. Ken (Tel:  517-355-9567). 

Michigan State University’s College of Education is a vibrant community of scholars that desire to have an impact and provide leadership at local, state, regional, national, and international levels. The College of Education has nine nationally ranked programs across its four departments (Counseling, Educational Psychology, and Special Education; Teacher Education; Educational Administration; Kinesiology). Since 1995, MSU’s graduate programs in elementary and secondary education have been ranked #1 for education schools by U.S. News & World Report, and have established urban and global education cohorts.

Michigan State University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Michigan State University is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans, and persons with disabilities.