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Postdoctoral Scholar: Inclusive Educational Research

Position overview

Salary range: $70,000-$80,000

Application Window

Open date: May 17, 2023

Next review date: Saturday, Jun 17, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Saturday, Jun 17, 2023 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 Office of the Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning (OVPTL) is looking for a Postdoctoral Scholar with experience in advancing access, diversity, equity, and inclusion (ADEI) in STEM. The position requires applicants have experience in professional development workshop facilitation, expertise in qualitative and/or mixed methodologies, and effective communication skills to carry out the goals and objectives of The Institute for Meaningful Engagement (TIME). This position is under the direct supervision of Dr. Pheather R. Harris (Principal Investigator) and Dr. Dianne G. Delima (TIME Project Policy Analyst). This is a two-year position to fill as soon as possible, however can be negotiated.

Note: Applicants who applied for JPF07500 need not reapply for this posting.

This postdoctoral position is focused on research related to a National Science Foundation Hispanic-Serving Institutions grant to enhance inclusion in STEM for underrepresented minoritized students. The activity seeks to understand the experiences of minoritized students at an HSI, faculty conceptions of ADEI with respect to teaching and learning while advancing their understanding of their social and cultural locations, and the social and cultural locations of their students. The Postdoctoral Scholar will assist with the facilitation of ADEI faculty workshops, strengthening campus partnerships, research design (which includes the creation of survey instruments, data collection, and analysis), and other duties as assigned. The University of California, Irvine has a vibrant and collaborative community of education faculty, education practitioners, and staff striving to provide our highly diverse student population with a premier learning experience. 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.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California Policy on Vaccination Programs – With Updated Interim Amendments. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of receiving the COVID-19 Vaccine Primary Series or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, Religious Objection, and/or Deferral based on pregnancy or recent COVID-19 diagnosis and/or treatment) no later than the applicable deadline. All Covered Individuals must also provide proof of receiving the most recent CDC-recommended COVID-19 booster or properly decline such booster no later than the applicable deadline. New University of California employees should refer to Exhibit 2, Section II.C. of the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Attachment for applicable deadlines. All Covered Individuals must also provide proof of being up-to-date on seasonal influenza vaccination or properly decline such vaccination no later than the applicable deadline. Please refer to the Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Program Attachment. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

Job location

Irvine Campus