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Dean of the College of Education
The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) seeks an exceptional leader and scholar to serve as the next Dean of the College of Education.
UIC (www.uic.edu) is among the nation’s preeminent urban public research universities, a Carnegie RU/VH research institution, and the largest university in Chicago. UIC serves approximately 28,000 students, comprising one of the most diverse student bodies in the nation. Through its 15 colleges, including a full complement of health sciences, UIC produces nationally and internationally recognized multidisciplinary academic programs in concert with civic, corporate and community partners worldwide. By emphasizing cutting-edge and transformational research along with a commitment to the success of all students, UIC embodies the dynamic, vibrant and engaged 21st-century urban university.
The UIC College of Education actively engages the most pressing problems facing urban communities through the intersection of research, policy, and practice. The College creates new knowledge that improves teaching, learning, curriculum, and assessment; informs policy and practice; and is of value to the communities it serves. Through its sixteen master’s and doctoral programs and one undergraduate program, the College prepares educators, researchers, and advocates to work effectively in urban schools, institutions of higher education, and other educational and community agencies. It prepares its graduates to make a difference in schools and communities with a focus on youths and adults that have been chronically underserved and historically marginalized. The College’s faculty comprises an accomplished community of scholars committed to educational equity as it contributes to social, political, and economic parity. The College’s centers and clinics provide opportunities for research, public service, and training. The College is also home to a campus-wide student academic support program. For more information on the College, please visit: http://education.uic.edu/.
The appointment of Dean of the College of Education is critical to its continuing growth as a national leader in urban education. Candidates for Dean must possess an outstanding record of scholarly and educational achievement meriting appointment as a tenured full professor in one of the departments of the College; a history of successful administrative experience; a demonstrated commitment to diversity, student learning, and shared faculty governance; and experience with and a commitment to fundraising. Equally important is the ability to deploy resources strategically, support external funding efforts, and manage a complex organization while articulating a shared vision for the future of the College of Education within a public urban research university.
Evaluation of applications and nominations will begin immediately. For fullest consideration, please complete an electronic application (https://jobs.uic.edu/job-board/job-details?jobID=24839), including a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for a minimum of three references by February 21, 2013 addressed to co-Chairs, Creasie Finney Hairston and Astrida Orle Tantillo.
The University of Illinois at Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
The Department of Curriculum and Instruction invites applications for one Assistant Professor position and one Advanced Assistant/Associate Professor position specialized in Literacy, Language, and Culture; one Advanced Assistant/Associate Professor position specialized in English Language Learners (e.g., dual language, bilingual education, ESL); and one Associate Professor position in Science Education (suitable for a candidate who has recently moved to the rank of Associate or is qualified for it). All positions are tenure-track and require an earned doctorate prior to appointment. All candidates should have a demonstrated commitment to preparing teachers to teach in urban schools, particularly those serving African American and Latino communities.
Literacy, Language, and Culture
Candidates should have at least three years of teaching experience in K-12 culturally diverse, urban settings and experience in university literacy education courses. Priority will be given to those with expertise in reading instruction within diverse social/cultural contexts; writing instruction; disciplinary or content-area literacy; literacy assessment/evaluation; digital literacies; literacy in out-of-school settings. Candidates for Assistant Professor should have a strong background in research methodology, and candidates for the Advanced Assistant/ Associate Professor should have a record of scholarly publications, a well-developed research agenda, and success securing external grants for research. Search chairs: Aria Razfar and Alfred Tatum.
English Language Learners
Candidates should have at least three years of K-12 teaching experience specialized in advancing the education of English language learners. Candidates should have a record of scholarly publication, a well-developed research agenda, and success securing external grants for research. Priority will be given to applicants with expertise in Dual Language Learners, English Language Learners, and bilingual/ESL education. Strong links to content areas such as mathematics and science education are highly desirable. Search chairs: Aria Razfar and Alfred Tatum.
Candidates should have an earned doctorate in education or a related field with an explicit emphasis on science or engineering education, at least one science or engineering related degree (BS or MS), and a record of exemplary research in science education and teaching of science education courses. Teaching experience in K-12 culturally diverse, urban settings is strongly preferred. The successful candidate will teach in the elementary or secondary science education programs, depending on her/his expertise, and in a new PhD concentration in Mathematics/Science Education currently in development. Evidence of supervising or mentoring doctoral students and seeking external funding is necessary. Search chair: Maria Varelas.
Duties: Successful applicants will (1) conduct research; (2) seek external funding; (3) teach undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral courses; (4) advise master’s and doctoral students; (5) supervise doctoral dissertations; (6) engage in local and national service; and (7) serve on departmental, college, and university committees.
Application Process: Candidates should submit application materials electronically: Assistant Professor of Literacy, Language, and Culture at http://jobs.uic.edu/job-board/job-details?jobID=25714, Advanced Assistant/Associate Professor of Literacy, Language, and Culture at http://jobs.uic.edu/job-board/job-details?jobID=25716, Advanced Assistant/Associate Professor of English Language Learners at http://jobs.uic.edu/job-board/job-details?jobID=25717, and Associate Professor of Science Education at http://jobs.uic.edu/job-board/job-details?jobID=25718, no later than December 15, 2012 to receive full consideration. Materials should include: a letter of interest that clearly describes the candidate’s primary research and teaching interests and the specific contributions that she/he would make to the College and Department; two scholarly publications or manuscripts; and a current curriculum vitae with the names and contact information of three references. The positions begin August 16, 2013, pending budget approval.
The University of Illinois is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.