Lecturer and Director of Social Sciences Quantitative Methods Program
Location: Houston, Texas
Internal Number: 117861
Rice University's School of Social Sciences seeks an experienced candidate to lead and teach the undergraduate quantitative research methods course required for social sciences majors. The successful candidate is expected to bring experience and knowledge of student-centered pedagogical approaches for quantitative research methods and familiarity with basic statistical methods used across various social science disciplines. The candidate must have PhD or other doctoral degree in Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Statistics, or other closely related social science discipline by August 15, 2023. The quantitative methods course teaches a common core of basic social scientific statistics up to and including basic linear regression. In addition to three hours of lecture per week, students take a one-hour lab led by a graduate student from their home discipline. The role is also expected to supervise, coordinate, and provide feedback to the graduate student instructors teaching the related one-hour lab course. The position will be in charge of supervising and coordinating additional sections with other SOSC 302 lecturers to create a cohesive learning experience. Additionally, the candidate should be able to regularly and effectively communicate observations about the course progress and make recommendations to participating departments in a timely manner.
This position is a non-tenure track position and will begin in Fall 2023. The expectation is to teach two SOSC 302- Social Sciences Quantitative Research Methods classes during the fall and spring and one additional course in a related department-requested area, for a total teaching load of 5 courses per year. All courses will be taught face-to-face and in person.
Education Required: Must have received Ph.D. or other doctoral degree by August 15, 2023.
Specify Concentration/Degree Type: PhD in Economics, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Statistics, or other closely related social science discipline.
Education Preferred: Coursework in social science research methods and statistics.
Other required Qualifications:
Minimum of 3 years of teaching experience at the undergraduate level;
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