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 the start date.

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 psychology; psychology, learning sciences, educational assessment, educational research, or other related fields with expertise in educational assessment.  The candidates will demonstrate a strong commitment to working with diverse populations, diversity, and urban education.  We are looking for candidates who have expertise in student cognition and learning with experience developing, implementing and analyzing classroom-based assessment in K-12 settings and an understanding of a broad range of formative and evaluative assessment strategies for both formal and informal learning contexts. In addition, we are looking for candidates who can contribute to other areas within the Measurement, Evaluation, Statistics, and Assessment program (MESA).  Candidates must show promise for success in teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and demonstrate ability to teach courses related to cognitive aspects of learning and educational assessment and other MESA courses to a diverse range of stakeholders (e.g. prospective/current teachers, educational leaders and 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.

Please submit application materials electronically at no later than April 15, 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 Dr. Yue Yin, Chair of Search Committee,

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

The University of Illinois may conduct background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.