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Postdoctoral Scholar: Higher Education Research

Position overview

Salary range: $64,480 - $66,868

Application Window

Open date: April 9, 2024

Most recent review date: Monday, May 13, 2024 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: Monday, Jun 3, 2024 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 Postsecondary Education Research and Implementation Institute (PERI2) is looking for a Postdoctoral Scholar with expertise in quantitative methodologies to carry out higher education research under the supervision of Dr. Sabrina Solanki (Research & Program Director) and Dr. Brian Sato (Associate Dean, Division of Teaching Excellence and Innovation). This is a two-year position with a proposed start date of July 1, 2024 (negotiable).

The University of California, Irvine has a vibrant and collaborative community of discipline-based education researchers, education researchers, and STEM educators striving to provide our highly diverse student population with a premier learning experience. PERI2 is housed within the Division of Teaching Excellence and Innovation (DTEI) 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, on PERI2 projects. In particular, this will include projects focused on studying noncredit education (IES R305A220224) and impacts of teaching-focused faculty in four-year institutions (NSF DUE 1821724).

Questions about the position may be addressed to Dr. Sabrina Solanki ( 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 Education or a Social Science. Experience in conducting research using experimental designs as well as quasi-experimental designs that support causal inference (e.g., difference-in-difference approach, multiple fixed effects) is preferred, in addition to using and manipulating large datasets. Lastly, outstanding verbal and written communication skills, a successful record of publication and presentations, and the ability to work well with university faculty are preferred. Grant writing experience is also a plus and the individual will have opportunities to lead proposal writing efforts.

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About UC Irvine

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 anti-discrimination policy.

As a University employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements.

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