Associate Professor of Education for Quantitative Research

Job Type

Full Time


Minimum: $60,000
Maximum: $66,000
Details: Salary varies by rank




2811 NE Holman St
United States


University Mission: Concordia University is a Christian university preparing leaders for the transformation of society.

Department Mission: With Christ as our teacher, the College of Education prepares educators to serve diverse communities, promote moral leadership, demonstrate effective teaching skills, and encourage life-long learning.

Position Summary

Do you have an earned doctorate in educational research? Is quantitative research your specialty? Concordia University has a ranked faculty position with our College of Education's Office of Doctoral Studies to consider.

The Associate Professor of Education for Quantitative Research is a full-time ranked faculty member within the College of Education's Office of Doctoral Studies, who provides instruction, doctoral project advising, and program support. S/he will be entrusted with considerable responsibility for supporting the quality of doctoral project quantitative research designs, development of quantitative research support for the on-ground and online programs, while also collaborating with the Director of Doctoral studies and faculty on assessment of the program for continuous improvement.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

An earned doctorate in educational research or a closely related field

3‒5 years graduate-level teaching experience in higher education

2‒4 years demonstrated experience in quantitative research in the social sciences

Successful classroom and online teaching experience that demonstrates a capacity for excellence in teaching at the graduate level

Demonstrated experience guiding students through dissertation projects following prescribed American Psychological Association guidelines

Department College of Education – Office of Doctoral Studies

Reports To Dean of the College of Education; Director of Doctoral Studies

FLSA Status Exempt

Salary Grade Varies by rank, Associate level is $60,000-66,000 annually

Primary Work Location Onsite Main Campus, Portland OR

Work Schedule Monday through Friday with flexibility to work irregular hours and weekends required.

Assessment Schedule Position assessed after the initial 90 days and then annually

Position Number Per assigned college

Employee Class 07 – Faculty, Full-time, Exempt

FTE 1.0

Last Updated June, 2018


Concordia University reserves the right to give preference in employment based upon religion in order to further the Lutheran objectives of the University and the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

1. Teach graduate-level quantitative research methods, courses associated with measurement, or other education courses as appropriate from an inclusive, multicultural, and transformative perspective.

2. Organize and serve on dissertation committees.

3. Advise doctoral candidates on dissertation research and design.

4. Provide methodological design support.

5. Provide course updates and revisions for on-ground and online courses.

6. Assist the Director with program development, program maintenance, marketing, and recruitment.

7. Support the annual assessment and analysis of the Ed.D. program for continuous improvement.

8. Exhibit an openness to participate in new initiatives such as new concentrations or programs.

9. Engage in appropriate scholarly research; participate in professional conferences at the regional and national levels; and participate in scholarly publication and activity (including grants for external and internal funding).

10. Engage in University and community service (service activities include, but are not limited to, University and College committees and participation in student recruitment events).

11. Perform other administrative and academically-related duties as assigned by the Dean of the College of Education or Director of Doctoral Studies.

12. As a member on the College of Education Faculty:

a) The faculty member supports various College of Education programs and initiatives as time and background experience allow.

b) Participate in regular professional development sessions and activities.

c) Collaborate on vision setting and problem solving.

d) Coordinate with university changes that impact COE programs.

e) Plan new program directions that address local, regional, and national needs.

f) Encourage and support the work of all COE g) Review COE assessments yearly for action and input to the process.

h) Assist the Dean, Associate/Assistant Deans, and Program Directors to organize and prepare for accrediting agency reviews.

Work Contacts

Contacts include Department Dean, Department Director, Chairs, peer faculty, staff, and students on a regular basis. Performance assessed by the Dean of the College of Education (or designee).

Scope of Work

Work is subject to academic review and supports the execution of strategic initiatives of the University. Acts as a subject matter expert. Keeps leaders informed of results, outcomes and obstacles. Activities and tasks support the operations of the College of Education and includes following standard operating procedures through course of work. May initiate actions in support of departmental operations. Requires knowledge of institution policies and practices.

Working Conditions

Classroom and office environment within elementary school setting.

Minimum Physical Requirements

Able to be present to teach coursework onsite or in a virtual classroom.

Able to use technology and administrative software (i.e. Blackboard, Microsoft Office Suite, Taskstream, etc.) to enter data, respond to inquiries and create teaching materials.

Able to use computer hardware and peripherals as well as office equipment including copiers and scanners.

Able to communicate effectively in person, in front of audiences, electronically and via telephone.

Tolerance to repetitive motions including keyboarding and writing.

Able to tolerate prolonged sitting

Able to lift and carry 35 lbs. on an occasional basis

Able to lift, pull, grasp, stoop and reach within an office environment

Minimum Requirements (Knowledge, Skills and Abilities)

Demonstrated ability to provide support in online-learning environments.

Demonstrated skills for data analysis and data reporting.

Working knowledge of quantitative and qualitative research design.

Possess and demonstrate integrity, judgment, positivity and professionalism.

Excellent interpersonal and written and verbal communication skills.

Experience and desire to create an academic environment that respects, includes and enhances diversity of thought and promotes effective consideration of alternative points of view.

Strong computer and technology skills; proficient in using the Microsoft Office Suite and able to effectively use Blackboard and other applicable technology on a regular basis. Familiarity with and the demonstrated ability to use and integrate the latest educational technologies.

Cultural competence and intercultural sensitivity.

A willingness to work collaboratively as part of a larger faculty team.

Working knowledge of FERPA and ability to handle confidential information with tact, discretion and good judgement.

Pre-Employment Screening Requirements

Successfully pass a criminal background check.

Attitude and Demeanor of all Concordia University Employees

Publicly support the mission of Concordia University.

Communicate effectively with warmth, sensitivity, and understanding as s/he deals with administrative colleagues, teachers, students, parents, faculty, college personnel and program associates.

Work as a team member in a professional environment.

Possess a "service attitude" (willingness to be flexible to meet the demands of the college and/or department).

Have a professional physical appearance (appropriate clothing, hygiene, etc.).

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At Concordia University, benefits are a valuable part of your total compensation. For eligible employees, this includes everything from healthcare, dental, and vision plans (for you and your family), to retirement plans, flexible spending, transit subsidies, and computer financing. As a small, private Christian university, we also offer tuition remission that allows us to provide free or reduced tuition to you and your dependents. You also have access to Concordia’s athletic training room. Please see additional information at

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

Doctorate (PhD)

How To Apply

Please apply online, uploading a resume/cv, and cover letter.