The College of Education (COE) at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) invites applications for the position of Associate Dean for Research, with an anticipated starting date of August 16, 2020.  The College of Education is growing with 1,000 undergraduate and graduate students, new or enhanced programs that extend its reach and impact, and a brand new makerspace.  Over the past five years, external funding has increased by more than 33 percent, attesting to the caliber of COE faculty and staff and their research productivity.  This is a great time to join the COE as a new strategic plan for the next five years is currently being developed.  The COE seeks a senior scholar to join in this forward-thinking work and to lead the expansion of the college’s research profile by working with faculty and staff to incubate, produce, and disseminate cutting-edge scholarship.  The senior scholar will fulfill our mission to engage in research that advances our understanding of education, schooling, and the experiences of students in schools and communities.  It is essential to our mission to promote community-engaged research.

UIC is Chicago’s only public R1 research university, and has a student population of more than 33,000 across sixteen colleges that now include the UIC John Marshall Law School.  Located near downtown Chicago, and within a two-mile radius of several of the city’s vibrant African American, Asian, and Latinx communities, UIC is one of the most diverse universities in the nation, and has been designated a Hispanic Serving Institution and an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution.  As a unit of this vibrant, urban research university, the COE wrestles with society’s most pressing questions and challenges, while striving to prepare the next generation of educators, leaders, and researchers with a strong focus on equity, social justice, and economic, political, and social parity.  The college has innovative programs across four departments (Curriculum and Instruction, Educational Policy Studies, Educational Psychology, and Special Education) and two research centers (Center for Literacy and Center for Urban Education Leadership).  It has deep and long-standing ties with Chicago Public Schools, the nation’s third largest school district, and various educational organizations, affording significant opportunities for community-engaged scholarship that impacts lives while shaping the field of urban education, human development, and educational research.

Please submit application materials electronically at and upload a letter attesting to qualifications and interest in the position, a CV, and a list of three professional references (names, titles, phone numbers and e-mail addresses).  For fullest consideration, applications must be received by December 15, 2019.

Learn more—and find application instructions—here.

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.