Seton Hall’s College of Education and Human Services invites applicants for the position of Lecturer of Quantitative Methods in the Educational Leadership, Management and Policy department. This full-time appointment is for one academic year, beginning in on August 15, 2019 and ending on May 25, 2020.
Seton Hall University is located in South Orange, New Jersey, just 14 miles from New York City. It is the oldest Catholic diocesan institution of higher education in the United States, and the Carnegie Foundation classifies it as a doctoral university. It is home to approximately 6,300 undergraduate and 4,700 graduate students from all 50 states and more than 60 foreign countries. An exciting and culturally diverse community, Seton Hall pursues academic excellence and ethical development in a collaborative environment, and prepares its students to be servant leaders in their professional and community lives.
The Department of Education Leadership, Management and Policy offers M.A., Ed.S., Ed.D., and Ph.D. programs for students who seek educational leadership, policy, and research positions in institutions of higher education, government agencies, nonprofit education organizations, and K-12 schools. For more information about the College of Education and Human Services and the educational administration graduate programs at Seton Hall University, please visit our website at http://www.shu.edu/education-leadership-management-policy/.
Duties and Responsibilities:
This lecturer position will be primarily responsible for teaching introductory quantitative methods courses in our K-12 educational leadership graduate programs. These programs include Ed.D. degree programs in K-12 School Administration and Ed.S. degree programs in K-12 Education Leadership, Management and Policy. Students are primarily working adults already established in their careers in education as teachers and administrators. Courses are currently offered both in-person and online, and in-person courses typically meet during the weekends (with some exceptions). The courses that the lecturer would be expected to teach cover applied statistical methods and concepts, including data management, descriptive statistics, frequentist statistical inference, and regression-based methods. Finally, the lecturer may also be asked to consult with or serve on dissertation committees for doctoral students using quantitatively-oriented research methods.
We are seeking engaging and motivated candidates who exhibit a passion for both quantitative methods and teaching quantitative methods in an accessible way to students who enter the program with a wide range of experience and comfort with statistical methods.
An earned doctorate in educational leadership, educational policy, public policy, or a related field by September 1, 2019.
Demonstrated expertise in statistical methodology
Skill using SPSS and Microsoft Excel to perform statistical methods
Knowledge of applications of quantitative methodology in education research and administration
Demonstrated ability to communicate complex statistical concepts to a lay audience
Skill in oral and written communications
Demonstrated ability to work with students with varying baseline ability in quantitative methods
Knowledge of current issues and trends in statistical methodology
In addition to SPSS and Excel, skill in Stata or R
Experience in the use of educational technology and alternative delivery methods to deliver coursework (e.g., Blackboard, online courses)
Demonstrated ability to work with students with varying baseline computer literacy
Skills in providing constructive feedback on quantitative methods research designs
Experience conducting research in education
General Office Environment
There is a possibility that some courses will be held in an off-campus location, which will require the lecturer to travel to that location to teach
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Applicants should include a cover letter, resume or curriculum vitae, and an example of original written work demonstrating skill in statistical analysis and explanation of statistical results.
Although applications will be accepted until the position is filled, for full consideration, applications should be submitted by June 30, 2019.
Applications and expressions of interest, which will be treated in confidence, should be sent electronically to: Dr. Elaine M. Walker, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Questions about the position may be directed to Dr. Richard Blissett, email@example.com.
Seton Hall University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation or sex.
Seton Hall University is a major Catholic university. In a diverse and collaborative environment it focuses on academic and ethical development. Seton Hall students are prepared to be leaders in their professional and community lives in a global society and are challenged by outstanding faculty, an evolving technologically advanced setting and values-centered curricula.