Assistant/Associate Professor of Evaluation
Department of Educational Psychology – College of Education
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
The Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, announces a position for an outstanding emerging or established scholar in evaluation. This position affirms Illinois’s decades of national and international leadership in contemporary evaluation theory and practice that consequentially strengthens educational and social programs and policies. This is a full-time, academic year (9 months paid over 12 months), tenured or tenure-track position.
The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO.
This evaluation scholar will join a diverse community of educational researchers and evaluators with shared commitments to equity and social justice. Our diversity lies not only in the demographics of our faculty and graduate students, but also in evaluative and research methodologies and epistemologies. There are many opportunities to collaborate on evaluation projects with top-ranked programs across campus (e.g., College of Engineering, School of Social Work, National Center for Super Computing Applications, Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, Human Development and Family Studies, and the new College of Medicine) and across the college (Center for Culturally Responsive Evaluation and Assessment, Technology Innovation in Educational Research and Design, and Office of Mathematics, Science, and Technology Education). We seek a colleague in evaluation who will contribute to our notable scholarship and further enhance our national leadership in educational evaluation.
The College and the University provide strong support for research and opportunities for collaboration with leaders across campus and in the field. The College of Education is consistently a top-ranked college by US News and World Report; the Department of Educational Psychology is ranked in the top 10 programs. We are known for our groundbreaking research, innovative approaches to teaching, and service to the global community. More information about the College is available at http://education.illinois.edu.
An emerging or established track record of published scholarship is expected. The candidate is also expected to have experience in securing competitive research funding, with strong promise for establishing an externally funded research program. Because interdisciplinarity is a strong tradition at the University of Illinois, a history of research collaborations with partners in related fields is highly desirable. These include the social sciences; the STEM disciplines of computer science, engineering, and neuroscience; as well as other academic domains. In addition, the successful candidate will be expected to provide evidence of teaching ability. Experience in online teaching experiences and programming are especially valued.
Position Responsibilities & Qualifications: Candidates must hold an earned doctoral degree in educational psychology, evaluation, or a closely related field. The successful candidate will have a strong record of intellectual contributions to evaluation, substantial field experience as an evaluator, and expertise in qualitative, quantitative, and/or mixed methods. The candidate will further be expected to attract and mentor qualified graduate students, to teach graduate courses in evaluation and inquiry methodology, and to provide meaningful service both within the university and in outside communities.
Salary and Starting Date: Rank and salary will be competitive and commensurate with the individual’s rank and experience. The proposed starting date is August 2020.
Application Procedure: To ensure full consideration, interested individuals should create a profile at https://jobs.illinois.edu and upload the following in one combined PDF file: a brief statement of research and teaching interests, a current curriculum vitae, the names and contact information of three references relevant to the position, and two writing samples. All requested information must be submitted for the application to be considered. To ensure full consideration, we ask that applications be submitted by October 10, 2019. Applicants may be interviewed before October 10, however no hiring decision will be made until after this date.
For more information, please go to www.education.illinois.edu/edpsy or www.education.illinois.edu/cbo/human-resources/available-positions. For questions about this search please contact the search committee chair, Professor Rodney Hopson, at email@example.com
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