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Assistant Dean-Director of Teacher Education

Position overview

Position title: Assistant Dean-Director of Teacher Education
Salary range: Commensurate with experience
Anticipated start: July 1, 2022 or as early as negotiated

Application Window

Open November 22nd, 2021 through Thursday, Jun 30, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Position description

The School of Education at the University of California, Riverside invites applications for a non-tenure track position of Assistant Dean - Director of Teacher Education. A program with a social justice focus, we are particularly interested in applicants who have significant experience and interest in innovative, collaborative, and community responsive approaches to teacher education, especially school/university partnerships. The University of California, Riverside, is located approximately 50 miles east of Los Angeles in a racially, culturally, linguistically, and socioeconomically diverse region. The School of Education prepares candidates for service in elementary, middle, and high schools through multiple-subject, single-subject and Special Education teaching credentials, and an M.Ed (with the emergence of pathways for an Ethnic Studies or Democracy Education emphasis). The program is also connected to UCR’s undergraduate Education Minor and Major, and the university is designing additional undergraduate programs that integrate content degrees with training towards a teaching credential. The Assistant Dean – Director of Teacher Education position is also responsible for ensuring compliance with state regulations and standards. This position is a 12-month academic appointment in the academic administrator series; salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. The position will commence July 1, 2022 or as early as negotiated.

Basic Qualifications:
• An earned doctorate in education, or related field.
• A commitment to participatory, community-centered, culturally sustaining practices, pedagogies, and policies that support teaching as a lever for equity and justice.
• Extensive experience working in and with public schools and/or teacher education programs, including teaching experience and/or a record of successful work with teachers and administrators.
• Familiarity with university policies and procedures as it relates to teacher education programs, and broad knowledge and experience working with statewide credentialing systems (eg. California Commission on Teacher Credentialing) and statewide teacher education initiatives.
• Experience successfully working in higher education settings with a diverse student population, and a commitment to UCR’s mission as a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body, explicitly providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first generation college students.
• A thoughtful understanding of the region surrounding UCR or similar contexts, including the social and political factors of the context that significantly shape the characteristics of educators needed to serve our region equitably.
• An ability to negotiate partnerships between UCR and school districts.
• Strong management, organizational, and problem-solving skills
• Skills and vision for structural and programmatic change
• Visionary, bold, equity-driven theories of change to drive development of teacher educators and teachers who can demonstrate similar commitments.
• An interest and capability in collaborating with a range of tenure-track faculty in advancing research on teachers, teaching, and schools and fostering research-based teaching practices.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Grant writing expertise and experience.
• Expertise in teacher pipeline initiatives, including Grow Your Own and/or teacher of Color pipelines

The teacher education mission can be found at: https://education.ucr.edu/teacher-education.

The School of Education mission can be found at: https://education.ucr.edu/about/mission.

Review of applications will begin December 24, 2021 and will continue until position is filled. For more information about the position, please contact Dorria Burgess, Academic Personnel Analyst at doria.burgess@ucr.edu.

Interested individuals should submit an electronic application, including a cover letter of interest and qualifications, updated CV, diversity statement and a minimum of three letters of recommendation to https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/JPF01502.

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

• An earned doctorate in education, or related field.
• A commitment to participatory, community-centered, culturally sustaining practices, pedagogies, and policies that support teaching as a lever for equity and justice.
• Extensive experience working in and with public schools and/or teacher education programs, including teaching experience and/or a record of successful work with teachers and administrators.
• Familiarity with university policies and procedures as it relates to teacher education programs, and broad knowledge and experience working with statewide credentialing systems (eg. California Commission on Teacher Credentialing) and statewide teacher education initiatives.
• Experience successfully working in higher education settings with a diverse student population, and a commitment to UCR’s mission as a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body, explicitly providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first generation college students.
• A thoughtful understanding of the region surrounding UCR or similar contexts, including the social and political factors of the context that significantly shape the characteristics of educators needed to serve our region equitably.
• An ability to negotiate partnerships between UCR and school districts.
• Strong management, organizational, and problem-solving skills
• Skills and vision for structural and programmatic change
• Visionary, bold, equity-driven theories of change to drive development of teacher educators and teachers who can demonstrate similar commitments.
• An interest and capability in collaborating with a range of tenure-track faculty in advancing research on teachers, teaching, and schools and fostering research-based teaching practices.

Preferred qualifications

• Grant writing expertise and experience.
• Expertise in teacher pipeline initiatives, including Grow Your Own and/or teacher of Color pipelines

Application Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter - Letter of interest

  • Statement of Past and/or Planned Future Contributions to Advancing Diversity and Inclusive Excellence - In a “Statement of Past and/or Planned Future Contributions to Advancing Diversity and Inclusive Excellence”, we ask applicants to describe their past and/or potential future contributions to promoting a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment, which is a key requirement of the role of every faculty member and administrator at UCR. There are numerous ways to contribute, and a commitment to this part of our mission can be reflected through research, teaching, supervision, mentoring, community engagement, service, and any of the other varied activities that are a part of an academic career.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required

A minimum of three letters of recommendation are required.

Apply link: https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/JPF01502

Help contact: dorria.burgess@ucr.edu

Campus Information

UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. 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.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified candidates 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.

University of California COVID-19 Vaccination Program Policy
As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. 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 a 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. Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

Job location

Riverside, CA