Assistant/Associate Professor of Program Evaluation and Research Methods at UCSB

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Assistant/Associate Professor of Program Evaluation and Research Methods

The University of California-Santa Barbara’s Gevirtz Graduate School of Education’s(GGSE)seeks to fill a tenured or tenure-track position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level in the area of Program Evaluation and Research Methods within its Department of Education.

About GGSE and UC Santa Barbara

The Gevirtz Graduate School of Education is part of UC Santa Barbara, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and located on the Pacific coast 90 miles north of Los Angeles.

The GGSE is a diverse institution in a diverse community in a richly diverse state. UCSB is a Minority Serving Institution (MSI) and was the first member of the AAU to attain the status of Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). Despite focused efforts over the years, educational equity in California remains an elusive goal. As a land grant institution, GGSE at UCSB is deeply committed to centering diversity in our work. In addition to finding faculty who bring scholarly expertise in the areas that are described, we also want candidates for positions in GGSE to demonstrate how their scholarship, teaching, and service will help us achieve our mission to serve diverse populations in our region, state, and nation in ways that allow us to achieve educational equity.

The GGSE offers M.A.s and Ph.D.s from the Department of Counseling, Clinical and School Psychology and the Department of Education, and M.Ed.s from the Teacher Education Program, which also prepares students for teaching credentials. The School also offers three undergraduate minors in Education, Applied Psychology, and Science & Mathematics Education.

Position Description
We are open with respect to whether the candidate’s specific disciplinary background is in Education or a related field (e.g., economics, leadership, public policy, psychology, and sociology). Candidates must expect to have their doctorate conferred by July 1, 2019. Additional qualifications include:

(a) Substantial research experience in program evaluation and deep knowledge of corresponding theory
(b) A research focus on disparities in education (broadly defined), with a focus on increasing opportunities for traditionally under-represented groups
(c) Evidence of a commitment to collaboration with faculty and students
(d) While the candidate may focus on primarily on one or a few approaches to research methodology (e.g., quantitative, qualitative, field experiments, interviewing/focus groups, and large data-set analyses.), they are expected to be conversant across a broad range of approaches.

Preferred qualifications include:

(a) A track-record of (or promise of) securing extra-mural grants and contracts, commensurate with experience
(b) Experience bridging theory and practice at the regional, state, national, and/or international levels
(c) Evidence of (or the promise of) being able to connect applied program evaluation research with social policy

Duties and Responsibilities. Responsibilities will include teaching and mentoring of undergraduate, M.A., and Ph.D. students. Teaching responsibilities will include coursework on program evaluation (both theory and practice). Additional courses may include, research methods and/or courses in the candidate’s area of research focus. In addition to directing their own line of research, the candidate will also be expected to bridge different substantive areas of interest within the GGSE and across UCSB to serve as a program evaluator. In this way, we anticipate that this candidate may have a central leadership role in positioning the GGSE as a hub of program evaluation both on campus and nationally.

The start date is July 1, 2019. Please submit the following materials online to  Please include: (1) a research/teaching statement, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) between 1 and 3 sample publications, and (4) arrange for three references to submit letters of recommendation on their behalf via the recruitment website. We strongly encourage applicants to submit a diversity statement with their application materials, which describes how their scholarship, teaching, and service will help us achieve our mission to serve diverse populations in our region, state, and nation in ways that allow us to achieve educational equity. Review of applications will begin December 2, 2018. The position will remain open until filled. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Please contact Search Chair Hunter Gehlbach ( with questions.

The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service as appropriate to the position.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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