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Postdoctoral Scholar: Inclusive Educational Research

Application Window

Open date: May 9, 2022

Most recent review date: Wednesday, Jun 8, 2022 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, Nov 30, 2022 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.

Position description

The UC Irvine Division of Teaching Excellence and Innovation (DTEI) and Collaboratory for Data Analytics for Student Success (CODAS) is looking for a Postdoctoral Scholar with expertise in qualitative and/or mixed methodologies to carry out inclusive educational research exploring teaching and learning in higher education. This position will be under the supervision of Dr. Sabrina Solanki (Academic Administrator) and Dr. Pheather R. Harris (Director, California Alliance for Minority Participation). This is a two-year position to start as soon as possible.

This position is specifically focused on conducting research related an NSF Hispanic-Serving Institutions grant (DUE 2122942) to create The Institute for Meaningful Engagement (TIME), a faculty professional development program to enhance inclusivity of STEM academic environments for undergraduates. In particular, we are interested in faculty conceptions of access, diversity, equity and inclusion with respect to teaching and learning and advancing their understanding of the social and cultural location of their students. Postdoctoral Scholar will be expected to leverage skills including survey design and analysis, interview protocol design and analysis. The role may also involve accessing, cleaning, and analyzing institutional data. The intended applicant should possess experience with qualitative data analysis methods and awareness of quantitative methods.

The University of California, Irvine has a vibrant and collaborative community of education researchers, education researchers, and STEM educators striving to provide our highly diverse student population with a premier learning experience. CODAS is housed within DTEI and the Office of the Vice Provost of Teaching and Learning and aims to bring together researchers across the campus interested in conducting education research and implementing this research into practice. The Postdoctoral Scholar will collaborate with UCI faculty, postdocs, and graduate students, primarily within STEM, Education, and Social Science disciplines.

Applications should be submitted online at Please submit a cover letter describing your relevant expertise and interests, a curriculum vitae, a research statement, a diversity statement, and names and contact information of three references. Questions about the position may be addressed to Dianne Delima ( and Dr. Pheather R. Harris ( Questions about submission or receipt of applications can be addressed to Cristi Nunez:


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Candidates must have a Ph.D. or equivalent in an Education, Social Science, or STEM Education discipline; experience in conducting research on teaching and learning; outstanding verbal and written communication skills; a successful record of publication and presentations; and the ability to work well with university faculty.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)
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Campus Information

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 Campus