Assistant Professor In Quantitative Research Methodology in Human Development and Family Science

Oklahoma State University
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1. Establish and maintain a funded program of research designed to advance Human Development and Family Science (HDFS).
2. Provide expert statistical and methodological consultation to faculty and graduate students.
3. Teach undergraduate and/or graduate courses, primarily in the areas of research methods and advanced statistics.
4. Provide service to the university, community, and broader profession.

Position location is OSU Stillwater campus, August 2023 start date preferred, nine-month, full-time, tenure-track appointment.


1. Earned doctorate in human development & family science (or a related field) or a quantitative/statistics field with experience working in the field of social sciences from an accredited university.
2. Expertise in advanced multivariate and multilevel statistics and methods including an ability to run power analyses for advanced statistical approaches.
3. Research productivity in an area relevant to HDFS, evidenced by peer-reviewed publications.
4. Ability to teach advanced statistics at the graduate level.
5. Demonstrated ability to collaborate and interact effectively with collaborators on research projects.
6. Engage in responsibilities consistent with a comprehensive land-grant University.
7. Fulfill other duties as assigned.
8. Successful candidate must provide evidence of employment eligibility as required.

1. Advanced knowledge of data management strategies and on-line systems (e.g., Qualtrics or REDCap).
2. Experience conducting program evaluations in community settings.
3. Experience contributing to and/or leading research grant proposals.
4. Experience working with diverse populations.
5. Experience in biostatistics and dyadic data analysis.

Organization Summary

HDFS is one of the largest departments in the university, with approximately 30 full-time faculty members, 400 undergraduate students, and 90 graduate students across both the Tulsa and Stillwater campuses. Undergraduate specializations are offered in child and family services (CFS), early childhood education (ECE is ranked seventh nationally among the 25 Best Early Childhood Education Bachelor’s Programs according to Bachelor’s Degree Center), family and consumer sciences education (FACSED) and Opportunity Orange Scholars (inclusive post-secondary education for students with intellectual disability). Graduate specializations are offered in applied human services (AHS), developmental and family science (DVFS), early childhood education (ECE), gerontology (GERO), and marriage and family therapy (MFT). Recent graduates with terminal degrees (B.S. with ECE option, M.S. with MFT and CFS options, and Ph.D.) have experienced near-100% success in finding relevant employment and in passing licensing exams.
The department has formed several outstanding centers, including the Child Development Laboratory, Center for Family Resilience, Center for Family Services, Center for Immigrant Health and Education, and Institute for Developmental Disabilities. The department is home to seven endowed faculty professorships or chairs. Consistent with the land-grant emphasis on scholarship dissemination, members of the faculty work with community partners in regional agencies and with Cooperative Extension educators in all 77 counties in Oklahoma. Additionally, Oklahoma ranks fifth in the country for Pre-K access for 4-year-olds, according to the National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER). Oklahoma also scores among the top 11 states in the nation for quality Pre-K programs. For more information about the department, its faculty, centers, and programs, please go to:…

University Overview
Oklahoma State University, an R1 land-grant institution, is committed to strengthening its diversity, equity, and inclusion. Enrollment at OSU-Stillwater is approximately 23,000 students; the College of Education and Human Sciences includes seven academic units, approximately 170 faculty, and nearly 200 full-time staff. OSU is located in Stillwater, Oklahoma, a micropolitan community of approximately 49,000 people with high-quality amenities and a comparably low cost of living. Oklahoma City and Tulsa are within a 1-hour drive, and cities such as Fayetteville, AR, Joplin, MO, and Wichita, KS are within a comfortable 2-3-hour drive time of Stillwater. In addition to excellent healthcare, education (public and private primary and secondary schools), and recreational services, the community affords a wide variety of cultural activities typical of a comprehensive university environment, including museums, music, art, and theatre.

Oklahoma State University (OSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, OSU conducts pre-employment background checks on final candidates. Offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

Oklahoma State University, as an equal opportunity employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. Oklahoma State University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all individuals and does not discriminate based on race, religion, age, sex, color, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or veteran status with regard to employment, educational programs and activities, and/or admissions. For more information, visit

Job Overview

Job Type
Full time
Salary Information
Commensurate with qualifications and experience, along with an excellent package of employee benefits (see

Oklahoma State University
233 Nancy Randolph Davis
Stillwater, OK 74078
United States

How to Apply

Applications will be accepted online at Please search for req12973. Follow the online instructions and be prepared to submit the following items:
1. A short cover letter, a two-page research statement, and a two-page teaching statement
2. Curriculum vitae
3. Contact information for three (3) references

For Further Information or to Nominate a Potential Candidate, Contact Search Committee Chairs, Dr. Matt Brosi at [email protected], (405) 744-3633 or Dr. Ron Cox at [email protected], (405) 744-9938.

Application Deadline
Review of applications will begin February 1 and will continue until the position is filled. This position is contingent upon available funding.