Assistant Professor (tenure track) at UC Irvine

Assistant Professor (tenure track)

The University of California, Irvine is embarking on an ambitious effort to recruit faculty through the UCI High Impact Hire Initiative, which seeks to bring together clusters of faculty in research areas that are critical to the needs of the university and nation. We are recruiting faculty in education, psychology, cognitive science, sociology, and related disciplines who will work together to address a significant societal challenge: Creating opportunity for children living in poverty through effective educational interventions. Faculty hired in the Creating Opportunities cluster will work on innovative, research-based approaches to transforming the classroom learning experiences of low-income children with a focus on programs and interventions that may include the use of technology and will be targeted to support gains in foundational literacy and mathematical skills in pre-school and early elementary grades – the time when children’s achievement gains are the largest. We seek a diverse group of scholars for four tenure track positions: 1 in Education; 2 in Sociology; and 1 in Cognitive Science.

We seek a highly qualified candidate with an earned Ph.D (or Ed.D), completed by July 1, 2017 whose research, teaching, and service align with the aims of the Creating Opportunities mission. The review process will begin October 9, 2016, but screening will continue until the position is filled. Completed applications containing a cover letter; curriculum vitae; a one-page statement describing how your research would contribute to the Creating Opportunities cluster mission; a separate statement that addresses past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion must also be included in the application materials; three letters of recommendation; and up to three writing samples should be uploaded electronically at For more information on the UCI School of Education, see

Preference will be given to those candidates who demonstrate a strong record of research that is relevant to the Creating Opportunities cluster mission. Preference may be given to candidates who demonstrate a commitment to advance equitable access to higher education, and have performed research as well as public and university service that addresses the needs of underrepresented minority populations.

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. Open Position Announcement