Open Rank Faculty Position in Education


Open date: January 18th, 2019

Next review date: February 18th, 2019
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: April 30th, 2019
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.


As part of a campus-wide initiative to hire leading research faculty with a strong commitment to teaching, research and service that will promote the success of underrepresented minority students and address the needs of our increasingly diverse state, UC Davis announces an open-rank (depending on area) faculty position in the School of Education. Applications are encouraged from candidates with a strong disciplinary background in any current or emerging areas in the field of education. Please explore these areas of expertise at

In addition to a strong record of research and teaching excellence, the successful candidate will demonstrate an understanding of the barriers preventing full participation of underrepresented minorities in higher education. The successful candidate also will have an accomplished track record (calibrated to career stage) of teaching, research or service activities addressing the needs of underrepresented minorities, and a clearly articulated vision of how their work at UC Davis will continue to contribute to the University’s mission of serving the needs of our diverse state and student population. Applicants’ track record of engagement and activity related to diversity, equal opportunity, and inclusion as well as their plans for future engagement will be a significant part of the overall evaluation of the candidate’s qualifications for a faculty appointment.

Minimum Qualifications

Ph.D. or equivalent in education or related discipline awarded by time of hire.

Additional Qualifications

We desire applicants who have identified strengths and experiences in the following areas:

Excellence in research that complements or extends existing research strengths in the school and the potential to attract extramural funding.

Evidence of commitment to or strong potential for commitment to the advancement of diversity, equity, and inclusion for underrepresented minority students and groups (African-American, Latino (a)/Chicano (a)/Hispanic, and Native American), and how this commitment integrates with teaching, research, and service.

Commitment to excellence in teaching. Must demonstrate potential or evidence of ability to perform well at both graduate and undergraduate levels and to develop and teach undergraduate and graduate courses or seminars in the Teacher Education Program, CANDEL Program (Ed. D.), and/or Ph.D. program.

We encourage applications from candidates with strong disciplinary background in any current or emerging area, including, but not limited to, the following: language, literacy & culture; learning & mind sciences; mathematics education; school organization and education policy; science and agricultural education; critical theory; feminist theory and research; Native American studies; teacher education; second language acquisition; and writing, rhetoric and composition.

Appointment will be as an academic year (9-month) tenure-track Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor. Applicants must have earned a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in a field related to Education awarded by time of hire. Participation in school and university service is an expectation under our faculty shared governance model.


To learn more and apply, please visit the UC Davis Recruit website

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