Faculty recruitment

Assistant Professor, Applied Development in Education

With a commitment to excellence and diversity, the Department of Education Studies (EDS) at the University of California, San Diego (http://eds.ucsd.edu) invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in Applied Developmental Studies in Education, starting July 1, 2014.

The successful candidate will be expected to establish a program of research at UC San Diego that contributes significantly to the national dialogue in one of the following applied developmental studies areas: early childhood education, language acquisition and literacy, bilingualism, cultural and social contexts of youth development, or academic development before schooling and during school years.

The candidate’s research agenda must focus on equity and diversity and must demonstrate advanced expertise in quantitative, qualitative, or mixed research methods. Additional required qualifications include a doctorate in education or another discipline that supports the study of youth development including, but not limited to, developmental psychology, anthropology, linguistics, sociology, cognitive science, or human development; an established record of research or evidence of a strong research trajectory; experience in teaching or assisting in teaching at the higher education level; and experience linking research and practice. The preferred candidate will have experience or a willingness to participate in teaching, mentoring, research or service towards supporting an equitable and diverse scholarly environment.

Desirable qualifications include: PreK-12 teaching experience or other experience working in schools or community organizations; expertise with educational technologies used in higher education teaching settings.

Responsibilities for this position will include: maintaining an active program of research; pursuing external funds to support research; teaching undergraduate foundation courses for students pursuing education minors; teaching graduate courses; advising graduate student research; and participating in service functions of the department and the university.

The Department of Education Studies is an interdisciplinary environment focused on transforming education in diverse contexts, a goal which we believe requires a close integration of research and practice. The department is highly collaborative both in teaching and research and aims to attract candidates who are interested in working with other faculty in the department, with others on campus, and with practitioners in the community in order to improve education for all students. Current faculty conduct research on teaching and learning, educational reform and policy spanning P-20, early childhood development, language and literacy, deaf education, educational equity, among other topics, and engage in the training of teachers, education professionals, and educational researchers.

To Apply: Applicants should submit a letter of interest that describes their training, research interests, and teaching experiences. In addition, applicants should provide a curriculum vita, three writing samples/publications, and three letters of reference. Candidates are also required to submit a statement on diversity, the guidelines for which can be found here http://facultyequity.ucsd.edu/Faculty-Applicant-C2D-Info.asp. Application materials should be submitted in PDF format via UCSD AP On-Line RECRUIT (https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF00437), an electronic job application system.

Job Number : 10-642

Position Title : Assistant Professor, Applied Development in Education

Salary : The level of appointment will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Salary will be based on University of California pay scales.

Closing Date : Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled.

UCSD is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity.