The College of Education (COE) at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) seeks a senior scholars to contribute to the ongoing development and expansion of nationally recognized research and degree programs on urban education and human development. Senior scholars will complement and extend the scholarship of a highly-regarded faculty in the areas of research, teaching, and service across the College’s four academic departments. As Chicago’s only public research university, the College of Education faculty wrestle with society’s most pressing questions and challenges while striving to prepare the next generation of educators, educational leaders, and educational researchers with a strong focus on equity and social justice as these contribute to economic, political, and social parity. We direct our teaching, research, and public service to all learners, particularly those in urban environments.

In the past five years, the College of Education launched a new undergraduate program in Human Development and Learning while its undergraduate program in Urban Education continued to soar, and has now the first-of-its kind master’s program in Urban Higher Education. During the same time-period, research grants earned by College of Education faculty increased by more than 33%. The first Juvenile Justice Education program in the United States will soon be launched, while existing exemplary programs educate more than 1000 students every year. The new makerspace “Make Good Lab” provides an exciting place for students, staff, faculty, and the community. This is a great time to join the UIC College of Education as we develop a new strategic plan to conceptualize the future of a truly urban college of education located near downtown Chicago and within a two-mile radius of several of the city’s African American, Asian, and Latinx communities. Chicago Public Schools (CPS) is the nation’s third largest school district with deep ties to the UIC College of Education. Our geography presents remarkable opportunities to immediately impact lives while shaping the field of urban education, human development, and educational research.

UIC is the fastest growing urban research university in the United States with a student population of more than 33,000 students across sixteen colleges that now include the UIC John Marshall Law School. UIC, one of the most diverse universities with no ethnic majority, also has Hispanic Serving Institution and Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution designations. UIC affords significant opportunities for community-engaged scholarship that is highly valued in the College of Education.

Please submit application materials electronically at and upload a statement of interest in one of the five areas, CV, sample publications, teaching statement, and list of three references (names, titles, phone numbers and e-mail addresses). For fullest consideration, the application must be received by December 13, 2019.

For further questions pertaining to the job, please contact Dr. Celina Sima –

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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.