Assistant Professor, High Impact Hire

Irvine, CA
Mar 07, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
  • School of Education - Education


    Open date: September 9th, 2016

    Last review date: October 9th, 2016
    Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

    Final date: June 30th, 2017
    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 embarking on an ambitious effort to recruit faculty through the UCI High Impact Hire Initiative, which seeks to bring together clusters of faculty in research areas that are critical to the needs of the university and nation. We are recruiting faculty in education, psychology, cognitive science, sociology, and related disciplines who will work together to address a significant societal challenge: Creating opportunity for children living in poverty through effective educational interventions. Faculty hired in the Creating Opportunities cluster will work on innovative, research-based approaches to transforming the classroom learning experiences of low-income children with a focus on programs and interventions that may include the use of technology and will be targeted to support gains in foundational literacy and mathematical skills in pre-school and early elementary grades - the time when children's achievement gains are the largest. We seek a diverse group of scholars for four tenure track positions: 1 in Education; 2 in Sociology; and 1 in Cognitive Science.

    We seek a highly qualified candidate with an earned Ph.D (or Ed.D), completed by July 1, 2017 whose research, teaching, and service align with the aims of the Creating Opportunities mission. The review process will begin October 9, 2016, but screening will continue until the position is filled. Completed applications containing a cover letter; curriculum vitae; a one-page statement describing how your research would contribute to the Creating Opportunities cluster mission; 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 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. 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.
    Job location Irvine, CA

    More information about this recruitment:


    • Cover Letter
    • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
    • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing how past and/or potential contributions to diversity will advance UCI's Commitment to Inclusive Excellence.
    • Statement of Research - One-page statement describing how your research would contribute to the Creating Opportunities cluster mission
    • Statement of Teaching (Optional)
    • Writing Samples - Provide up to 3 writing sample
    • Writing Samples - Provide up to 3 writing sample (Optional)
    • Writing Samples - Provide up to 3 writing sample (Optional)
    • Misc / Additional (Optional)
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