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Director of Undergraduate Program

Recruitment Period

Open date: August 6th, 2019
Next review date: Friday, Sep 6, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: Sunday, Sep 8, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


University of California, Irvine
School of Education
Director of Undergraduate Programs

UC Irvine’s School of Education is searching for a Director of Undergraduate Programs, beginning fall of 2019. This is a full-time position with oversight and engagement in the two undergraduate academic programs - a major in Education Sciences and a minor in Educational Studies. The Education Sciences major is the first of its kind in the nation and represents the unique interdisciplinary strength of the School of Education, that brings to bear research from a range of fields, including but not limited to economics, sociology, psychology, computer science, learning sciences, and linguistics to tackle complex educational problems. As such, the undergraduate program reflects faculty expertise in three areas: Human Development in Context, Educational Policy and Social Context, and Teaching and Learning and Educational Improvement. The programs aim to prepare undergraduate students to engage in research that will advance policy and program evaluation, develop practice-based knowledge to participate in a wide range of formal and informal learning contexts, and to advance theory and practice on learning and educational organizations.

The Director of Undergraduate Programs will report to the Associate Dean for Academic Programs and will work closely with the Faculty Director of Undergraduate Education and the Undergraduate Education Steering committee to provide management and leadership for the undergraduate programs. The main responsibilities include: provide oversight of the hiring, supervision, and evaluation of course lecturers; assist with annual course planning and scheduling; co-lead the implementation of innovative learning experiences in the undergraduate programs; support the Undergraduate Steering Committee in meeting program requirements and programmatic revision; interface with campus staff to implement program aims; coordinate partnerships both on and off campus that will support instructional quality; and demonstrate leadership for using campus-wide data systems to make informed programmatic decisions.

The position is full-time during the academic year and includes the above administrative duties and teaching courses. The position is part-time in the summer months. Percentages of summer word load will be negotiated. The position may be renewed in subsequent years, contingent on successful performance reviews.


Minimum Qualifications
• Doctoral degree in education, or related field or some combination of education and experience that is applicable to the responsibilities of the position
• Evidence of program leadership, coordination or program administration experience
• Experience teaching at the university level, including evidence of teaching excellence
• Experience with program evaluation, using both quantitative and qualitative methods
• Ability to learn new computer-based tools and resources to support program improvement (e.g. data dashboards)
• Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships within a diverse, inclusive environment
• Strong interpersonal skills to work effectively and diplomatically with faculty, staff, students, and the general public
• Ability to make independent decisions and take appropriate action, to work independently, and to follow through on assignments with minimal direction
• Evidence of success working in and leading teams
• Strong written and verbal communication skills

Desired Qualifications
• Experience designing and evaluating educational programs
• Understanding of the local, state, and national context and students and families UCI serves
• A California teaching credential, experience teaching or leading K12 settings, or experience leading youth-based organizations in California;
• Understanding of the structure of UC system as a whole and the organizational structure of UC, Irvine.
• Knowledge of state and national policies and organizations advocating for K12, early childhood, and/or out-of-school education
• Experience with program budget management
• Experience applying principles of instructional design to the development of course curriculum desired

The salary rate is competitive and commensurate with education and experience.

Application Process:

Review of applications will begin on September 9, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications should be submitted online at and must include:

  1. Cover letter summarizing your interest and qualifications
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness a. Must include: i. Reflective Teaching Statement ii. Teaching Evaluations, when applicable b. May include: Other Evidence Documents (e.g. peer review of your teaching, awards, course syllabi)
  4. Names and contact information for three professional references

Inquiries about the position may be directed to Tammy Ho at

More information about UCI’s School of Education can be found at:

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.

Job location

Irvine, CA


Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter - Cover letter summarizing your interest and qualifications

  • Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness - Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness
    a. Must include:
    i. Reflective Teaching Statement
    ii. Teaching Evaluations, when applicable
    b. May include: Other Evidence Documents (e.g. peer review of your teaching, awards, course syllabi)

  • Statement of Teaching - See our guidance for writing a reflective teaching statement.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)