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Assistant Professor in Higher Education Administration and Policy

Recruitment Period

Open date: November 2nd, 2018
Last review date: Wednesday, Jan 2, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: Friday, Jun 28, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


The Graduate School of Education (GSOE) at the University of California, Riverside continues to develop its research and scholarly capacity through its nationally recognized faculty and maintain its place among the outstanding University of California institutions. We are growing steadily and seek highly productive and innovative faculty who are committed to preparing the next generation of higher education leaders and scholars. We invite applications and nominations for an assistant professor tenure-track faculty position in the area of Higher Education Administration and Policy. The position will commence as early as July 1, 2019 or as negotiated.

The UCR Higher Education Administration and Policy graduate program seeks to prepare student affairs and postsecondary leaders who understand and work to transform institutional structures, policies, and practices contributing to inequities in higher education and society. We seek candidates who have the capacity to be exemplary scholars in the field of higher and postsecondary education, including established early stage scholars, postdoctoral fellows, and recent doctoral degree recipients. Ideal candidates will demonstrate this commitment through higher education focused scholarship in two or more of the following broad areas (1) College access, equity, and inclusion, (2) Student affairs and non-traditional college student experiences, (3) Organizational and leadership studies, (4) Sociological and critical theories of race and racialization, (5) Policy, and (6) Finance and Financial Aid. Preference will be given to candidates with experience teaching both graduate and undergraduate students. Preference will be given to candidates with ability and interest in teaching methodology, finance, or policy courses focused on postsecondary institutions. The successful candidate will have a clear research agenda and the potential for or success in securing extramural research funding. Candidates who have experience or evidence of potential for quality teaching and student mentoring, and whose research agenda clearly demonstrates a scholarly commitment to equity will be given the highest consideration. An earned doctorate in higher education or a related social science discipline is required by July 2019. Salary and research support will be commensurate with an appointment within the University of California system.

UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body and is ranked the 35th public university in the nation and 85th university overall, according to U.S. News & World Report. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification.

Advancement through the faculty ranks at the University of California is through a series of structured, merit based evaluations, occurring every 2-3 years, each of which includes substantial peer input.

Inquiries should be directed to search committee co-chairs Drs. Uma Jayakumar ( or Eddie Comeaux (

Interested candidates should submit an electronic application to that includes a cover letter describing current and proposed future areas of research, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, a diversity statement and 3-5 letters of reference.

Individuals who are selected for campus interviews will be asked to provide publications and/or additional information. Review of applicants will begin on January 2, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong
institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Job location

Riverside, California


Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through teaching, research, professional activity, and/or service.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required

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