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Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor in Higher Education / Data Driven Undergraduate Education

Recruitment Period

Open date: September 24th, 2020

Last review date: Saturday, Oct 31, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Wednesday, Mar 31, 2021 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.


Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor in Higher Education / Data Driven Undergraduate Education

The School of Education at the University of California, Irvine is carrying out a search for a faculty member in the area of higher education, with a focus on the use of educational data to improve undergraduate education. We are interested in candidates who use a broad set of quantitative methods, including but not limited to approaches such as learning analytics, econometrics, and psychometrics, to improve educational outcomes and reduce gaps in educational equity in any higher education setting and from any disciplinary background. We welcome applicants who focus on either teaching and learning or broader issues of higher education finance and policy.

UC Irvine has devoted substantial resources to supporting research in improving undergraduate education including creation of a state-of-the-art facility for supporting and analyzing innovative instruction, infrastructure for storing and managing large-scale learning management system data, a campus-wide Education Research Initiative for linking researchers with instructors, an Online Learning Research Center within the School of Education, a campus-wide Division of Teaching Excellence and Innovation that partners with researcher in planning professional development activities, and research and data-sharing partnerships with local districts and community colleges.

We welcome applications at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor level. Applicants should have a PhD or EdD by July 1, 2021 and a record of scholarship, teaching and mentorship, and service commensurate to the level at which they are applying.

Application and Review
Full consideration will be given to complete applications received by October 30, 2020, but screening will continue until the position is filled. Completed applications should include:
• a cover letter explaining research interests
• curriculum vitae
• a separate teaching statement
• a separate statement that addresses past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion (for more information, see
• 3 relevant publications/papers in the last five years
• those applying at the assistant professor level should provide three letters of recommendation; those applying at the associate or full professor level should provide names of three references who will be contacted for shortlisted candidates.

Applications must be uploaded electronically through the on-line Recruit system:

Inquiries about the position may be directed to Search Committee Chair Di Xu ( or Director of Personnel, School of Education Laurie Andress-Delaney ( For more information on the UCI School of Education, see

The University of California, Irvine is Hispanic- and Asian-American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution that is consistently ranked as the top university in the country providing opportunity to low-income learners. UCI is located in Orange County, a highly diverse community with more than 25 colleges, ten of which are part of the California State University or California Community College systems.

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.

The University of California is committed to creating and maintaining a community dedicated to the advancement, application, and transmission of knowledge and creative endeavors through academic excellence, where all individuals who participate in University programs and activities can work and learn together in a safe and secure environment, free of violence, harassment, discrimination, exploitation, or intimidation. With this commitment as well as a commitment to addressing all forms of academic misconduct, UC Irvine conducts institutional reference checks for candidates’ finalists to whom the department or other hiring unit would like to extend a formal offer of appointment into Ladder Rank Professor or Professor of Teaching series, at all ranks (i.e., assistant, associate, and full). The institutional reference checks involve contacting the administration of the applicant’s previous institution(s) to ask whether there have been substantiated findings of misconduct that would violate the University’s Faculty Code of Conduct. To implement this process, UC Irvine requires all candidates of Ladder Rank Professor or Professor of Teaching series, at all ranks (i.e., assistant, associate, and full) to complete, sign, and upload the form entitled “Authorization to Release Information” into AP RECRUIT as part of their application. If the candidate does not include the signed authorization to release information with the application materials, the application will be considered incomplete. As with any incomplete application, the application will not receive further consideration. Although all applicants for faculty recruitments must complete the entire application, only finalists (i.e., those to whom the department or other hiring unit would like to extend a formal offer) considered for Ladder Rank Professor or Professor of Teaching series, at all ranks (i.e., assistant, associate, and full) positions will be subject to institutional reference checks.

Job location

Irvine, CA

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  • 0-3 letters of reference required