The Department of Informatics in the Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences at the University of California, Irvine invites applications for a position in the Professor of Teaching series.
The department is highly interdisciplinary with faculty backgrounds in anthropology, computer science, design, education, health informatics, humanities, media arts, organizational studies, and psychology. This, in no small measure, contributes to our strong international reputation as an innovative site for research and education in information technology and its applications. We seek an excellent colleague who will thrive in and add to this environment. The successful applicant will join a welcoming and supportive community of three teaching-oriented faculty in the department and nearly a dozen overall in the school.
The search is comprehensive and we encourage applicants from a broad range of backgrounds to apply. The department offers four different B.S. degrees: Informatics, Software Engineering, Computer Game Science, and Business Information Management, as well as five graduate programs: Ph.D. and M.S. in Informatics, Ph.D. and M.S. in Software Engineering, and a Master of Human-Computer Interaction and Design. We work closely with our teaching-oriented faculty to schedule courses that play to their strengths, though candidates should feel comfortable teaching a range of courses, including introductory programming, software engineering, human-computer interaction, and information retrieval. While the emphasis is on teaching (potentially at any level), this position requires, in addition to excellent teaching and service, that the candidate makes outstanding and recognized contributions to the development of his or her specific discipline and/or of pedagogy.
The University of California, Irvine is consistently ranked as a top ten public university by U.S. News and World Report, and has been identified by the New York Times as No. 1 among U.S. universities that do the most for low-income students. UC Irvine is located in Orange County, four miles from the Pacific Ocean and 45 miles south of Los Angeles. Irvine is one of the safest communities in the U.S. and offers a very pleasant year-round climate, numerous recreational and cultural opportunities, and one of the highest-ranked public school systems in the nation.
The position is for appointment July 1, 2018 and is approved at any rank in the series: Assistant Professor of Teaching, Associate Professor of Teaching , or (full) Professor of Teaching. Regardless of level, the position holds full Academic Senate membership and, above the Assistant level, provides security of employment.
Applicants must hold an M.S. or Ph.D. in a relevant area or an equivalent combination of degree and achievement appropriate to the rank. Applicants also must convey a clear and compelling vision for teaching. Salary and other compensation are competitive with the nation’s finest public universities.
Each application must contain: a cover letter, CV, teaching evaluations and other evidence of effective teaching, a teaching statement, a statement of past and planned creative or professional activity, and 3-5 letters of recommendation. A separate statement that addresses past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion must also be included. All materials must be uploaded at:
The review of applications will begin January 5, 2018.
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.
Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
Statement of Research
Statement of Teaching - See our guidance for writing a reflective teaching statement.
Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing how past and/or potential contributions to diversity will advance UCI's Commitment to Inclusive Excellence.
Misc / Additional (Optional)
- 3-5 letters of reference required