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Careers 2021-22

 

About The Gevirtz School and UC Santa Barbara

The Gevirtz School of Education is part of UC Santa Barbara, a public university and member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and located on the Pacific coast 90 miles north of Los Angeles.

The Gevirtz School is a diverse institution in a diverse community in a richly diverse state. UCSB is a Minority Serving Institution (MSI), and Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI), and the first member of the AAU to attain Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) status. Despite focused efforts over the years, educational equity in California remains an elusive goal. We seek faculty candidates who bring scholarly expertise in the areas that are described below, and that also demonstrate how their scholarship, teaching, and service will help us achieve our mission to serve diverse populations in our region, state, and nation in ways that support our efforts to achieve educational equity.

The Gevirtz School offers an M.Ed. and two Ph.D.s from the Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology, M.A.s and Ph.D.s from the Department of Education, and M.Ed.s from the Teacher Education Program. Students in the School Psychology M.Ed. and Ph.D. are also prepared as credentialed school psychologists and students in the teacher Education Program are prepared for teaching credentials. The School also offers three undergraduate minors in Education, Applied Psychology, and Science and Mathematics Education.

Four Positions in the Department of Education

Associate/Full Professor of Teacher Education and Professional Development

Position title: Associate/Full Professor, Department of Education

Anticipated start: July 1, 2022

Open date: December 13, 2021

Next review date: January 31, 2022 at 11:59 pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: May 1, 2022 at 11:59 pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will be considered only if the position has not yet been filled.

POSITION DESCRIPTION

The University of California Santa Barbara Gevirtz Graduate School of Education (GGSE) seeks to fill a tenured position at the Associate or Full Professor level in the area of Teacher Education and Professional Development within its Department of Education.

The Department of Education seeks an experienced scholar at the Associate or Professor level who has long-standing and well-recognized expertise in the area. This scholars should have an outstanding record of research that makes visible processes and effects of initial teacher preparation as it is carried into a professional career in education. The candidate will take a leadership role in current and future research efforts in the Teacher Education Program. He/she/they will help design new directions for more integrated efforts in teacher education between the program and the rest of the department at the undergraduate, credential, and doctoral levels. The candidate may have teaching responsibilities in the department's M.A./Ph.D. program, Teacher Education Program, and undergraduate programs. The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service as appropriate to the position.

QUALIFICATIONS

Basic qualifications (required at the time of application)
The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in Education or a related field at the time of application.

Preferred qualifications
(a) a strong vision of how research in teacher preparation and professional development can build and transform educational practices and evidence their benefits to meet the educational needs of learners from underserved communities;
(b)experience designing and conducting high-quality preservice teacher education and in-service teacher professional development;
(c) expertise in the relationship between theories of learning and teaching and the practice of teacher education and professional development (note this can be in a particular subject matter discipline as long as the focus is on teacher education);
(d) a track-record of securing extra-mural grants and contracts;
(e) experience forging new practice-research relationships in the work of teacher education, both within and across the university and P-12 schools;
(f) a scholarly records that bridges theory, policy, and practice at the regional, state, national, and/or international levels; and
(g) experience in the preparations of teacher educators.

He/she/they must have a clear and strong commitment to issues of equity and diversity in teacher education.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

Document Requirements

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your mostly recently updated C.V.
  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Describe how your scholarship, teaching, and service will help us achieve our mission to serve diverse populations in our region, state, and nation in ways that move us forward as we strive to achieve educational equity.
  • Letter of Interest - Speaks to your work in teacher education research, program development, policy and practice (including teaching and advising students within and outside preparation programs, e.g., doctoral students).

Reference requirements

  • 3-4 required (contact information only)

Applicants who advance to the long-shortlist will have their references contacted by the department. Solicitations will be triggered at the time that the applicants accept an invitation for interview. Applicants should provide 3-4 names with contact information.

Apply link: https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/JPF02128
Help contact: laurenmarquez@ucsb.edu


Assistant Professor in Elementary Reading and Early Literacy Development

Position title: Assistant Professor, Department of Education

Anticipated start: July 1, 2022

Open date: December 13, 2021

Next review date: January 31, 2022 at 11:59 pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: May 1, 2022 at 11:59 pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will be considered only if the position has not yet been filled.

POSITION DESCRIPTION

The Department of Education in the Gevirtz Graduate School of Education (GGSE) at the University of California, Santa Barbara seeks a ladder faculty member at the Assistant Professor level who engages both in research and practice in Elementary Reading education from a meaning-centered literacies, developmental perspective that supports students from culturally and linguistically diverse populations. The successful candidate is required to have a doctorate in Education or a related field and a strong research agenda with potential for grants and collaborations. The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through, research, teaching, and service as appropriate to the position.

The successful candidate will have a research specialization in any area that advances new directions in the science of reading, such as, but not limited to the following: Critical literacies, sociocultural theories of human development, cognitive/metacognitive approaches, multimodal literacies, family literacies, bridging home and school literacies, dyslexia research, multilingual reading development, or development of reading educators.

We welcome candidates immersed in the work of schools and understanding of literacy engagement and development among elementary students. Such work may include empirical, professional or service-related activities. Awareness of the challenges and opportunities that face California education is a quality of particular interest, including the capacity to speak to designing and implementing assessments that better serve students' instruction and educational outcomes.

The candidate will have opportunities to teach graduate courses for Ph.D. and M.A. students as well as M.Ed. preservice teacher candidates. A current undergraduate minor and an expected major provide other teaching opportunities. Successful, long-standing partnerships with local schools, community-based literacy programs, subject area projects, and a literacy clinic that serves local students all provide opportunities for outreach, engagement, and research. Colleagues within the GGSE, the University Writing Program, Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Emphases (such as Applied Linguistics; Language, Interaction, and Social Organizations-LISO; and Writing Studies), and research groups provide a rich environment for intellectual growth and research support on a campus that values interdisciplinary work.

QUALIFICATIONS

Basic qualifications (required at the time of application)
Have a Ph.D. (or equivalent international degree) in Education or a related field OR must have completed all requirements for a Ph.D. (or equivalent), except the dissertation, at the time of application.

Additional qualifications (required at the time of start)
The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in Education or a related field by the anticipated start date (July 1, 2022).

Preferred qualifications
A strong research agenda with potential for grants and collaborations in any area that advances new directions in the science of reading, such as, but not limited to the following: Critical literacies, sociocultural theories of human development, cognitive/metacognitive approaches, multimodal literacies, family literacies, bridging home and school literacies, dyslexia research, multilingual reading development, or development of reading educators. More specifically, the successful candidate will be expected to contribute to at least one fo the following lines of inquiry: (1) The diverse ways that young children read and learn to read; (2) the creation of sustained instructional and research programs on the teaching and acquisition of reading skills, especially for students with disabilities and students whose first language is not English; (3) the processes by which teachers are best prepared to teach emergent readers in early grades (K-2); and (4) community-based literacy and outreach partnerships, and/or professional development programs for local educators. All such possible lines should reflect commitment to supporting, diversity, equity, and inclusion within and across learning communities.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

Document Requirements

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your mostly recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter - This speaks to your research and practice in Elementary Reading research, including any engagement with literacy teacher development and/or community literacy outreach.
  • Statement of Research
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy and Practice
  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past and/or present potential contributions to diversity through scholarship, teaching, and service that will help us achieve our mission of serving diverse populations in our region, state, and nation in ways that move us forward as we strive to achieve educational equity.
  • Writing Sample - A single writing sample demonstrating scholarly activities.

Reference requirements

  • 3 required (contact information only)

Applicants who advance to the long-shortlist will have their references contacted by the department. Solicitations will be triggered at the time that the applicants accept an invitation for interview. Applicants should provide 3 names with contact information.

Apply link: https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/JPF02096
Help contact: laurenmarquez@ucsb.edu


Ladder Faculty in Higher Education (Open Rank)

Anticipated start: July 1, 2022

Open date: December 13, 2021

Next review date: January 31, 2022 at 11:59 pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: May 1, 2022 at 11:59 pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will be considered only if the position has not yet been filled.

POSITION DESCRIPTION

The Department of Education in the Gevirtz Graduate School of Education (GGSE) at the University of California, Santa Barbara seeks applicants at the Assistant, Associate, or Full professor level with significant promise for or an established record of high-quality research and teaching in the area of higher education, higher education policies and programs, and/or post-secondary organizational change with an emphasis on issues of access, equity, and diversity. We seek candidates with a specialization in any of the following areas: local, state, and/or federal higher education policies; HSIs/MSIs; demographic changes in higher education; post-secondary organizational change and governance; higher education finance; and/or organizational theory in the context of higher education. The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service as appropriate to the position.

QUALIFICATIONS

Basic qualifications (required at the time of application)
Have a Ph.D. (or equivalent international degree) in Education/Higher Education, Student Affair Administration, Sociology, Public Policy, Economics, Psychology or a related field OR must have completed all requirements for a Ph.D. (or equivalent), except the dissertation, at the time of application.

Additional qualifications (required at the time of start)
Candidate must hold an earned doctorate in Education/Higher Education, Student Affair Administration, Sociology, Public Policy, Economics, Psychology or a related field by the anticipated start date (July 1, 2022).

Preferred qualifications
It is preferred that candidates have the following: a demonstrated expertise in quantitative methods; a clear program of research in the area of higher education with potential for ongoing external funding; a record of scholarly publications; familiarity with organizational theories; experience providing graduate-level training and developing graduate and/or undergraduate courses in higher education, higher education policy, and/or large-scale data-analysis; experience advising undergraduate, Master's and doctoral-level students; demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion in research, teaching, mentoring, and service; and experience working in or with post-secondary institutions or affiliated programs. The ability to teach courses with the GGSE's Teacher Education program or undergraduate programs may also be expected.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

Document Requirements

  • Curriculum Vitae - The mostly recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter - Speaks to the applicant's research in higher education, higher education policies and programs, and/or post-secondary organizational change with an emphasis on issues of access, equity, and diversity; their post-secondary teaching, and their undergraduate and graduate student mentoring experience.
  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Describes how their scholarship, teaching, and service will help the Gevirtz School and UCSB achieve our mission of serving diverse populations in our region, state, and nation in ways that move us forward as we strive to achieve educational equity.

Reference requirements

  • 3 required (contact information only)

Applicants who advance to the long-shortlist will have their references contacted by the department. Solicitations will be triggered at the time that the applicants accept an invitation for interview. Applicants should provide 3 names with contact information.

Apply link: https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/JPF02126
Help contact: laurenmarquez@ucsb.edu


Ladder Faculty in the Experiences of Diverse Students in Higher Education (Tenure-Track)

Position title: Assistant Professor, Department of Education
Anticipated start: July 1, 2022

Open date: December 13, 2021

Next review date: January 31, 2022 at 11:59 pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: May 1, 2022 at 11:59 pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will be considered only if the position has not yet been filled.

POSITION DESCRIPTION

The Department of Education in the Gevirtz Graduate School of Education (GGSE) at the University of California, Santa Barbara seeks applicants at the Assistant Professor level with significant promise for or an established record of high-quality research and teaching in higher education, higher education policy, or student affairs whose work focuses on identifying and working to address barriers to access, equity, and success in higher education for students from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds. Specifically, we seek applicants with a specialization in one or more of the following areas: first-generation and/or underrepresented students' post-secondary pathways, post-secondary access and transitions, success and persistence; student development; higher education policy; community colleges, and transfer students. The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service as appropriate to the position.

QUALIFICATIONS

Basic qualifications (required at the time of application)
Have a Ph.D. (or equivalent international degree) in Education/Higher Education, Student Affairs Administration, Sociology, Public Policy, Economics, Psychology or a related field OR must have completed all requirements for a Ph.D. (or equivalent), except the dissertation, at the time of application.

Additional qualifications (required at the time of start)
Candidate must hold an earned doctorate in Education/Higher Education, Student Affairs Administration, Sociology, Public Policy, Economics, Psychology or a related field by the anticipated start date (July 1, 2022).

Preferred qualifications
It is preferred that candidates have the following: a demonstrated expertise in qualitative and/or mixed methods; a clear program of research in the area of higher education with potential for ongoing external funding; a record of scholarly publications; experience providing graduate-level training and developing graduate and/or undergraduate courses in higher education, higher education policy, students' experiences in higher education, and student affairs; experience advising undergraduate, Master's and doctoral-level students; demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion in research, teaching, mentoring, and service; and experience working in or with post-secondary institutions or affiliated organizations. The ability to teach courses with the GGSE's Teacher Education program or undergraduate programs may also be expected.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

Document Requirements

  • Curriculum Vitae - The applicant's mostly recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter - Speaks to their research in higher education, higher education policy, and/or student affairs related to addressing barriers to access, equity, and success for students from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds; their post-secondary teaching, and their undergraduate and graduate student mentoring experience.
  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Describes how their scholarship, teaching, and service will help the Gevirtz School and UCSB achieve our mission of serving diverse populations in our region, state, and nation in ways that move us forward as we strive to achieve educational equity.

Reference requirements

  • 3 required (contact information only)

Applicants who advance to the long-shortlist will have their references contacted by the department. Solicitations will be triggered at the time that the applicants accept an invitation for interview. Applicants should provide 3 names with contact information.

Apply link: https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/JPF02127
Help contact: laurenmarquez@ucsb.edu

Campus Information

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/5000695/SARS-CoV-2_Covid-19. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. New University of California employees must (a) provide proof of receiving at least one dose of COVID-19 Vaccine no later than 14 calendar days after their first date of employment and provide proof of Full Vaccination no later than eight weeks after their first date of employment; or (b) if applicable, submit a request for Exception or Deferral no later than 14 calendar days after their first date of employment. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.