Assistant/Associate Professor of Education

University of California Los Angeles

Assistant/Associate Professor of Education

Job #JPF08711
  • Education / Educ& Info Studies / UCLA

Position overview

Position title:Assistant or Associate Professor
Salary range: The posted UC salary scales set the minimum pay determined by rank and/or step at appointment. See Table #1 for the salary range. “Off-scale salaries” and other components of pay, i.e. a salary that is higher than the published system-wide salary at the designated rank and step, are offered when necessary to meet competitive conditions. A reasonable estimated salary range for this position is $90,000-$140,000 for Assistant rank and $100,000 - $175,000 for Associate rank, inclusive of the salary scale and off-scale salary components.

Application Window

Open date: September 8, 2023

Next review date: Sunday, Oct 8, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Friday, Mar 1, 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

Summary of Position

The Department of Education in the School of Education & Information Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles announces an opening for a full-time tenure-track position in Evaluation at the Assistant or early Associate level. We are seeking an evaluation practitioner/scholar with experience designing and conducting program or policy evaluations, teaching undergraduate or graduate-level courses in evaluation, and training and mentoring graduate students in evaluation theory and practice. The ideal candidate has a record of funded evaluation work, expertise in qualitative, quantitative, or mixed methods, and an active research agenda addressing conceptual and methodological issues in evaluation theory and practice–with demonstrated interest in evaluation as a multi-disciplinary field of applied research (e.g. through publications, and membership in professional groups like the American Evaluation Association, or related national or international organizations). We have particular interest in scholars/practitioners with expertise in culturally responsive, or cross-cultural evaluation (in local, national, or international contexts), or whose work bridges robust evaluation designs with theoretical and methodological perspectives that explicitly address issues of fairness and equity in education and other societal systems and structures. The candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate courses, as well as introductory and advanced graduate courses in evaluation, and in his/her areas of methodological expertise.

Responsibilities include:
• Teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in evaluation and research methods
• Advising and mentoring graduate students
• Serving and chairing PhD dissertations.
• Developing a funded program of work combining active program evaluations, and research in an area(s) of theoretical or methodological interest.

Minimum Qualifications:
• Earned doctoral degree in Evaluation, Research Methods, or related areas, including disciplines with a specific focus or specialization in program evaluation.

Additional Qualifications:
• Experience participating or leading program evaluation projects in Education broadly defined.
• Evidence of a specific interest in evaluation and methodology as an area of study
• An active research agenda in Education or related fields appropriate for the appointment level or career stage–including record of publications, and/or funding activity
• Demonstrated ability to teach graduate and/or undergraduate courses in evaluation and methods

Preferred Qualifications:
• Demonstrated interest in evaluation theory and other theoretical frameworks as they apply to program/policy evaluation (e.g. culturally responsive, cross-cultural or international, critical or comparative perspectives)
• Expertise and scholarly interest in specific methodologies applied to program/policy evaluation (e.g. qualitative, quantitative, or mixed)
• Ability to collaborate with researchers across disciplines and methodologies
• Evidence of successful teaching at the undergraduate level
• Experience in curriculum development (graduate or undergraduate) around evaluation or methodology
• Interest in teaching courses and mentoring students in the EdD program for education professionals.

Required Applicant Documents:

Basic Items include
● Curriculum Vitae
● Cover Letter
● Statement of Research
● Statement of Teaching
● Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion statement (Describes candidate’s past, present, and future (planned) contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion) Sample guidance for EDI statement: https://equity.ucla.edu/programs-resources/faculty-search-process/faculty- search-committee-resources/sample-guidance/.
● 3-5 References – contact info only
● 2-3 sample publications
● Prior to formal appointment, finalist is required to complete and upload the reference check authorization form.

For More Info:

Contact Professor Jose Felipe Martinez, Search Committee Chair, at jfmtz@ucla.edu

Salary:

The posted UC salary scales set the minimum pay determined by rank and/or step at appointment. See Table #1 for the salary range. “Off-scale salaries” and other components of pay, i.e. a salary that is higher than the published system-wide salary at the designated rank and step, are offered when necessary to meet competitive conditions. A reasonable estimated salary range for this position is $90,000-$140,000 for Assistant rank and $100,000 - $175,000 for Associate rank, inclusive of the salary scale and off-scale salary components.

Job Location:

Los Angeles, CA

Anticipated Start Date:

July 1, 2024

Deadline

Will begin accepting applications September 8, 2023. For full consideration, applications should be submitted by October 8, 2023.

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.

The University of California is committed to creating and maintaining a community dedicated to the advancement, application, and transmission of knowledge and creative endeavors through academic excellence, where all individuals who participate in University programs and activities can work and learn together in a safe and secure environment, free of violence, harassment, bullying and other demeaning behavior, discrimination, exploitation, or intimidation. With this commitment as well as a commitment to addressing all forms of academic misconduct, UCLA conducts targeted employment reference checks for finalists to whom departments or other hiring units would like to extend formal offers of appointment into Academic Senate faculty positions. The targeted employment reference checks involve contacting the finalists’ current and prior places of employment to ask whether there have been substantiated findings of misconduct that would violate the University’s Faculty Code of Conduct. To implement this process, UCLA requires all applicants for Academic Senate faculty positions to complete, sign, and upload the form entitled “Authorization to Release Information” into RECRUIT as part of their application. If the applicant does not include the signed authorization to release information with the application materials, the application will be considered incomplete. As with any incomplete application, the application will not receive further consideration. Although all applicants for faculty recruitments must complete the entire application, only finalists (i.e., those to whom the department or other hiring unit would like to extend a formal offer) considered for Academic Senate faculty positions will be subject to targeted employment reference checks

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

• Earned doctoral degree in Evaluation, Research Methods, or related areas, including disciplines with a specific focus or specialization in program evaluation

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion - An EDI Statement describes a faculty candidate’s past, present, and future (planned) contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion. To learn more about how UCLA thinks about contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, please review our EDI Statement FAQ document.

  • Reference check authorization release form - Complete and upload the reference check authorization release form

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

  • Sample Publication #1

  • Sample Publication #2

  • Sample Publication #3 (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)

Please include contact information only for minimum 3 references. References will be contacted if application is selected to move to the final round interviews.

Apply link: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF08711

Help contact: mreyes@gseis.ucla.edu

Campus Information

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.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy.

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