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Assistant Professor, High Impact Hire

Recruitment Period

Open date: August 10th, 2017
Last review date: April 15th, 2018
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: June 29th, 2018
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
Open Position Announcement
Assistant Professor (tenure track)

The University of California, Irvine is continuing an ambitious initiative to recruit faculty through the UCI High Impact Hire program, which seeks to bring together clusters of faculty in research areas that are critical to the needs of the university and nation. We have recruited faculty in education, psychology, cognitive science, sociology, and related disciplines who are working together to address a significant societal challenge: Creating opportunity for children living in poverty through effective educational interventions. This year, we are recruiting for a faculty position in the UCI School of Education. Faculty hired in the Creating Opportunities cluster are working on innovative, research-based approaches to transform the classroom learning experiences of low-income children.

We seek a highly qualified candidate with an earned Ph.D or Ed.D, completed by July 1, 2018 whose research, teaching, and service align with the aims of the Creating Opportunities mission. The review process will begin September 15, 2017, but screening will continue until the position is filled. Completed applications containing a cover letter; curriculum vitae; statement on how the applicant would contribute to the Creating Opportunities cluster; a teaching statement, a separate statement that addresses past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion must also be included in the application materials; three letters of recommendation; and up to three writing samples should be uploaded electronically at Inquiries about the position may be directed to Search Committee Chair Carol Connor ( or Director of Personnel Tammy Ho ( For more information on the UCI School of Education, see

Preference will be given to those candidates who demonstrate a strong record of research that is relevant to the Creating Opportunities cluster mission. This might include rigorous research on preschool and school-based mathematics, science and literacy interventions, research-practitioner partnerships, educational technology, evaluation and measurement statistics. Faculty hired in the Creating Opportunities Cluster will be working on innovative, research-based approaches to transforming the classroom learning experiences of disadvantaged children, including dual language learners and children who belong to underrepresented minorities.

Preference may be given to candidates who demonstrate a commitment to advance equitable access to higher education, and have performed research as well as public and university service that addresses the needs of underrepresented minority populations.

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.

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Irvine, CA

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