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Open Rank Faculty Position in Higher Education Administration and Policy (Community Colleges)

Position overview

Position titles:
Salary range: Commensurate with experience
Anticipated start: July 1, 2022 or as negotiated

Application Window

Open December 8th, 2021 through Thursday, Jun 30, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Position description

Position Announcement:
Open Rank Faculty Position in Higher Education Administration and Policy (Community Colleges)

The School of Education (SOE) 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 a tenure-track or tenured (open rank) position in the area of Higher Education Administration and Policy with a preferred focus on community colleges. The position will commence as early as July 1, 2022 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. The successful candidate will bring expertise and demonstrated capacity for conducting praxis-centered research addressing postsecondary barriers and challenges pertaining to the community college context. The preferred candidate will have a systems, organizational, or policy analysis, particularly reflecting on state and/or federal policy pertaining to community colleges that complements the work of current SOE faculty and expands our impact nationally and internationally. We seek candidates who can contribute to the growth and development of an increasingly diverse community of students, staff, and faculty committed to issues of equity, particularly racial equity. Preference will be given to candidates that utilize Black feminist epistemologies and/or focus on addressing antiblackness. We expect commitment to developing courses centered on community colleges that will expand the SOE’s offerings; and excellence in quality teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and mentoring students from historically excluded and underserved populations.

Minimum Qualifications include: Earned doctorate in higher education or a related social science discipline, university-level teaching experience, and experience advising students. Salary and will be commensurate with an appointment within the University of California system.

Applicants should submit an electronic application to the AP Recruit System for the University of California, Riverside (https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/JPF01503). Inquiries should be directed to search committee chair Dr. Eddie Comeaux (eddie.comeaux@ucr.edu). For inquiries regarding the application process, please contact Dorria Burgess, Senior Academic Personnel Analyst, at dorria.burgess@ucr.edu.

Applicants at the Assistant level should submit a detailed cover letter addressing qualifications, current curriculum vitae, a diversity statement, statement of research interests, and three letters of reference. Candidates also have the option of uploading evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., course evaluations) at the university level.

Applicants at the Associate or Full level should submit a detailed cover letter, current curriculum vitae, a diversity statement, statement of research interests, and names and contact information of five references. As well, candidates are required to upload evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., course evaluations) at the university level.

Review of applicants will begin on February 1, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. For full consideration, applicants should submit their complete applications by the above date.

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.

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

At the time of appointment, candidate must have an earned doctorate in higher education or a related social science discipline, university-level teaching experience, and experience advising students.

The successful candidate will bring expertise and demonstrated capacity for conducting praxis-centered research addressing postsecondary barriers and challenges pertaining to the community college context.

Preferred qualifications

The preferred candidate will have a systems, organizational, or policy analysis, particularly reflecting on state and/or federal policy pertaining to community colleges that complements the work of current SOE faculty and expands our impact nationally and internationally. We seek candidates who can contribute to the growth and development of an increasingly diverse community of students, staff, and faculty committed to issues of equity, particularly racial equity. Preference will be given to candidates that utilize Black feminist epistemologies and/or focus on addressing antiblackness.

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.

Application Requirements by Level

Assistant Professor

Position title: Assistant Professor in Higher Education Administration and Policy

Applicants at the Assistant level should submit a detailed cover letter addressing qualifications, current curriculum vitae, a diversity statement, statement of research interests, and three letters of reference. Candidates also have the option of uploading evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., course evaluations) at the university level.

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

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research - Statement of research interests

  • Statement of Teaching - Candidates at the Assistant level have the option of uploading evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., course evaluations) at the university level.

    Candidates at the Associate or Full level are required to upload evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., course evaluations) at the university level.
    (Optional)

  • 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

Applicants will be asked to name references, and the applicant must request letters to complete their application

Apply link: https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/JPF01503

Associate or Full Professor

Position title: Associate or Full Professor in Higher Education Administration and Policy

Applicants at the Associate or Full level should submit a detailed cover letter, current curriculum vitae, a diversity statement, statement of research interests, and names and contact information of five references. As well, candidates are required to upload evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., course evaluations) at the university level.

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

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research - Statement of research interests

  • Statement of Teaching - Candidates at the Assistant level have the option of uploading evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., course evaluations) at the university level.

    Candidates at the Associate or Full level are required to upload evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., course evaluations) at the university level.

  • 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.

Reference requirements
  • 5-7 required (contact information only)

Extramural letters will be solicited by the University for the top candidate.

Apply link: https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/JPF01503

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