Baylor University Associate or Full Professor of Educational Psychology with specialization in Quantitative Methods in Waco, Texas

Job Title Associate or Full Professor of Educational Psychology with specialization in Quantitative Methods

Vacancy Number (HISTORICAL) F014862

Vacancy Number F014862

Position Type Faculty

City Waco

State TX

Zip 76798

Position Description

Baylor University is a private Christian university and a nationally-ranked research institution, consistently listed with highest honors among The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Great Colleges to Work For.” The university is recruiting new faculty with a deep commitment to excellence in teaching, research and scholarship. Baylor seeks faculty who share in our aspiration to become a tier one research institution while strengthening our distinctive Christian mission as described in our strategic vision, Pro Futuris ( As the world’s largest Baptist University, Baylor offers over 40 doctoral programs and has almost 17,000 students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries.

Baylor’s School of Education, which will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2019, ranks among the nation’s top 20 education schools located at private universities. With 50 full-time faculty members, the school’s growing research portfolio complements its long-standing commitment to excellence in teaching and student mentoring.

The school boasts an array of excellent academic offerings in three academic departments—Curriculum and Instruction, Educational Leadership and Educational Psychology. Baylor’s undergraduate program in teacher education, enrolling 450 students, has earned the School of Education national distinction for its innovative partnerships with local schools that provide future teachers deep clinical preparation. Nearly 175 graduate students pursue advanced study and professional preparation in master’s, EdS, EdD, PhD programs.

Through exciting new academic initiatives both at home and abroad and searches underway for eight new faculty colleagues, the school has entered into a period of significant expansion and of deepened impact through the production of meaningful, high-quality research and the preparation of outstanding leaders, teachers and clinicians.

RESOURCES: Baylor is strongly committed to becoming a top-tier research institution. New positions can be requested in any review cycle provided the request is accompanied by strong justification of revenue generation, and/or self-sustainability. The University has invested in the Baylor Research and Innovation Collaborative (BRIC), which is a fully appointed research environment for scientists and engineers to partner with industry, business, and workforce development to bring new ideas to life along with educational outreach. Baylor has a newly updated high-performance computing cluster with 112 computing nodes, most of which are equipped with dual 18-core processors. Baylor also has a lower negotiated indirect cost rate with federal agencies. In addition, Baylor offers very strong incentives for securing external funding. Internal grants and seed funds are also available from the University on an annual basis. From the School of Education, several research sabbaticals are available for new and seasoned scholars through a competitive review process each year.

Rank Associate Professor to Professor

Tenure Information Tenure Track/Tenured


The Department of Educational Psychology contains faculty members with expertise that span the disciplines of applied behavior analysis, gifted education, school psychology, special education, quantitative methods, and learning and development. Our goal is to shape our respective disciplines through innovative, high quality applied research as we prepare future practitioners, scholars, researchers, and leaders in undergraduate programs and graduate programs through exceptional teaching, an emphasis on experiential learning, and thoughtful mentorship. The primary responsibilities of this position include: • Contributing to the continued growth of the quantitative methods specialization; • Developing and maintaining a strong, fundable program of scholarship; • Teaching courses at the graduate level; • Participating in individual or collaborative activities to secure external funding; • Recruiting, mentoring, and supervising graduate students; and • Providing service to the university and the profession.

Required Qualifications

Consistent with the stated mission of the University to be a world-class institution dedicated to Christian principles and ideals, the qualifications for the position include: • An earned doctorate in educational psychology (or related field) and expertise and interest in areas of particular relevance to educational research, such as, but not limited to, latent variable modeling, measurement theory, longitudinal methods, multilevel modeling, and quasi-experimental designs • a record of conducting research • history and/or strong potential for obtaining extramural funding; • ability to teach introductory and advanced graduate courses; • a strong commitment to mentoring students; • and a philosophy compatible with the stated mission of the University to be a world-class institution dedicated to Christian principles and ideals.

Preferred Qualifications

Preference will be given to candidates with teaching experience, evidence of successful grant writing to support research efforts; and substantive research interests that extend or complement the existing strengths of the department.

Rank and Salary Commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Part-Time / Full-Time Full Time

Special Conditions for Eligibility

Posting Detail Information

About Baylor

Working at Baylor is so much more than simply having a job! As part of the Baylor family, employees not only receive a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical and dental insurance, and fantastic automatic retirement contributions, they also get to experience Baylor.

-Experience the culture of working for an institution consistently ranked as a “Great College to Work For” by The Chronicle of Higher Education -Experience a mission driven organization based on a strong Christian commitment ( -Experience Baylor academics with outstanding tuition remission for eligible staff and qualified dependents -Experience our beautiful campus with access to libraries, museums, and recreational facilities such as our fitness center, athletic courts, an indoor swimming pool, and the Baylor marina to name a few -Experience our great dining facilities and enjoy an employee discount -Experience Baylor athletics with reduced admission or free access to athletic events -Experience Baylor through many more wonderful events and programs that take place on campus each year -Conveniently located in Waco, Texas, Baylor University is approximately 90 miles from both the Dallas-Fort Worth and Austin areas. To learn more about life in Waco, visit

EEO Statement

Baylor University is a private not-for-profit university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, Baylor is committed to compliance with all applicable anti-discrimination laws, including those regarding age, race, color, sex, national origin, marital status, pregnancy status, military service, genetic information, and disability. As a religious educational institution, Baylor is lawfully permitted to consider an applicant’s religion among its selection criteria. Baylor encourages women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply.

Desired Start Date 08/01/2018

Open Date 09/15/2017

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Special Instructions to Applicants

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until November 1, 2017. Applications received after this date will continue to receive consideration until the position is filled.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Candidates should include the following in their application materials: a formal letter addressing position interest, qualifications, research/scholarship areas, and teaching philosophy; curriculum vitae; representative scholarly works; and a copy of terminal degree transcript. Candidates should arrange to have three letters of reference submitted via Interfolio (these references should be named in the candidate’s cover letter). Original reference letters and official transcripts may be requested later.

Materials should be submitted electronically via Interfolio using the link below: