The College of Education at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), ranked in the top 50 Colleges of Education in the nation, is seeking nominations and applications to fill an assistant professor tenure-track position in Educational Assessment beginning in the 2016-2017 academic year. We seek scholars with broad research and methodological perspectives who can prepare graduates with strong research, pedagogical and technical skills and a strong knowledge base for their respective areas of scholarship. The hire will be expected to conduct research in urban contexts or research that informs these contexts; engage in interdisciplinary and translational scholarship; and provide excellent teaching to a diverse undergraduate and graduate student population. Candidates will also be expected to secure external funding for research; advise and mentor students; supervise doctoral dissertations; and provide service to the College and Department, including committee work and service to professional organizations. Candidates for the position must have an earned doctorate prior to August 2016.

Through its fifteen master’s and doctoral programs and two undergraduate programs, the UIC College of Education prepares educators, researchers, and advocates to work effectively in urban schools, institutions of higher education, and other educational and community agencies. The faculty actively engages the most pressing problems facing urban communities through the intersection of teaching, research, policy, and practice, and is committed to changing the landscape of education inside and outside of schools and wherever learning takes place, particularly in environments where there is a need to promote educational, social, political, and economic parity. The College of Education faculty is distributed across four academic departments. Visit for more information about the departments.


Candidates for this position must have a Ph.D. in educational assessment, measurement, evaluation, statistics, educational psychology; psychology, or other related fields with expertise in educational assessment. The candidates will demonstrate a strong commitment to diversity and working with diverse populations. Ideal candidates will have experience with classroom-based assessment in K-12 settings and demonstrate an understanding of a broad range of formative and evaluative assessment strategies for both formal and informal learning contexts. In addition, candidates must show promise for success in teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and teaching educational assessment to a diverse range of stakeholders (e.g. prospective/current teachers, educational leaders, higher education assessment specialists, as well as assessment professionals). Candidates will have experience in or willingness to teach courses in both traditional face-to-face and on-line formats. Importantly, the successful candidate will have a track record of scholarly publications in peer review journals and have the potential to secure extramural funding in an area related to educational assessment such as using assessment to improve student learning; developing and using assessments to promote equity and justice within K-12 settings; technical, equity, and/or justice issues related to large scale K-12 assessments; or the integration of technology into educational assessment systems. Preferred candidates will also be able to teach introductory statistics and/or program evaluation.

Please submit application materials electronically at no later than January 11, 2016. These materials should include (a) a letter of application addressing fit with expectations for the position; (b) a curriculum vitae, (c) copies of up to three scholarly publications, and (d) the names of and contact information for at least three references.

For inquiries about this position contact Drs. Kathleen Sheridan or Yue Yin, Co-Chairs of Search Committee, Kathleen Sheridan or Yue Yin

The University of Illinois at Chicago is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer.  Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.