The School of Education at the University of California, Irvine is carrying out a search for a faculty member in the area of literacy. A successful candidate will have a scholarly specialization in literacy research with strong expertise in writing acquisition, assessment, and instruction for students from minoritized backgrounds and communities. The School of Education at the University of California, Irvine has a strong history of scholarship in the area of language and literacy and hosts the UCI Writing Project (http://writingproject.uci.edu/), a local site of the National Writing Project. We are interested in candidates who demonstrate substantial evidence of a creative and productive program of research, impact on the field, and a commitment to and a record of excellence in teaching. The School is particularly interested in candidates who have a demonstrated commitment to diversity and equal opportunities through leadership in research, inclusive teaching, and public engagement and outreach.
As a faculty member, responsibilities will include teaching graduate level and undergraduate level courses, including both prospective researchers and teacher candidates. The faculty member will support doctoral students and doctoral research in related fields.
We welcome applications at the Associate or Full Professor level. Applicants should have PhD or EdD, a record of scholarship, teaching and mentorship, and service commensurate to the level at which they are applying.
Application and Review
Full consideration will be given to complete applications received by November 30, 2021, but screening will continue until the position is filled. Completed applications should include:
- a cover letter explaining research interests
- curriculum vitae
- a separate teaching statement
- a separate statement that addresses past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion (for more information, see https://ap.uci.edu/faculty/guidance/ieactivities/)
- 3 relevant publications/papers in the last five years
- Candidates should provide names of three references who will be contacted for shortlisted candidates.
Applications must be uploaded electronically through the on-line Recruit system: https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/JPF07134.
Inquiries about the position may be directed to Search Committee Chair Young-Suk Kim (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Tammy Ho (email@example.com). For more information on the UCI School of Education, see www.education.uci.edu.
The University of California, Irvine is Hispanic- and Asian-American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution that is consistently ranked as the top university in the country providing opportunity to low-income learners. UCI is located in Orange County, a highly diverse community with more than 25 colleges, ten of which are part of the California State University or California Community College systems.
The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy. A recipient of an NSF ADVANCE Award for gender equity, UCI is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, supports work-life balance through an array of family-friendly policies, and is dedicated to broadening participation in higher education.
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, discrimination, exploitation, or intimidation. With this commitment as well as a commitment to addressing all forms of academic misconduct, UC Irvine conducts institutional reference checks for candidates’ finalists to whom the department or other hiring unit would like to extend a formal offer of appointment into Ladder Rank Professor or Professor of Teaching series, at all ranks (i.e., assistant, associate, and full). The institutional reference checks involve contacting the administration of the applicant’s previous institution(s) to ask whether there have been substantiated findings of misconduct that would violate the University’s Faculty Code of Conduct. To implement this process, UC Irvine requires all candidates of Ladder Rank Professor or Professor of Teaching series, at all ranks (i.e., assistant, associate, and full) to complete, sign, and upload the form entitled “Authorization to Release Information” into AP RECRUIT as part of their application. If the candidate 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 Ladder Rank Professor or Professor of Teaching series, at all ranks (i.e., assistant, associate, and full) positions will be subject to institutional reference checks.