University of California, Irvine School of Education
Open Position Announcement
Assistant Professor (tenure track)
The University of California, Irvine is continuing an ambitious initiative to recruit faculty through the UCI High Impact Hire program, which seeks to bring together clusters of faculty in research areas that are critical to the needs of the university and nation. We have recruited faculty in education, psychology, cognitive science, sociology, and related disciplines who are working together to address a significant societal challenge: Creating opportunity for children living in poverty through effective educational interventions. This year, we are recruiting for a faculty position in the UCI School of Education. Faculty hired in the Creating Opportunities cluster are working on innovative, research-based approaches to transform the classroom learning experiences of low-income children with a focus on programs and interventions that may include the use of technology and will be targeted to support gains in foundational literacy and mathematical skills in pre-school and early elementary grades – the time when children’s achievement gains are the largest. The cluster also places a high value on the highest quality and most current psychometrics and analytic strategies.
We seek a highly qualified candidate with an earned Ph.D (or Ed.D), whose research, teaching, and service align with the aims of the Creating Opportunities mission. The review process will begin September 15, 2018, but screening will continue until the position is filled. Completed applications containing a cover letter; curriculum vitae; a separate statement that addresses past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion must also be included in the application materials; statement on how the applicant would contribute to the Creating Opportunities cluster; teaching statement, three letters of recommendation; and up to three writing samples should be uploaded electronically at https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/apply/JPF04882 . Inquiries about the position may be directed to Search Committee Chair Carol Connor (email@example.com) or Director of Personnel Tammy Ho (firstname.lastname@example.org). For more information on the UCI School of Education, see www.education.uci.edu.
Preference will be given to those candidates who demonstrate a strong record of research that is relevant to the Creating Opportunities cluster mission. This might include research on children’s mathematics achievement, STEM education, statistics, psychometrics, language and literacy development, research-school partnerships, and educational technology, among other research topics. Preference may be given to candidates who demonstrate a commitment to advance equitable access to higher education, and have performed research as well as public and university service that addresses the needs of underrepresented minority populations.
The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy. A recipient of an NSF ADVANCE Award for gender equity, UCI is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, supports work-life balance through an array of family-friendly policies, and is dedicated to broadening participation in higher education.
Internal Number: JPF04882
About University of California, Irvine
ince 1965, the University of California, Irvine has combined the strengths of a major research university with the bounty of an incomparable Southern California location. UCI’s unyielding commitment to rigorous academics, cutting-edge research, and leadership and character development makes the campus a driving force for innovation and discovery that serves our local, national and global communities in many ways.