The Graduate School of Education (GSE), University of California, Berkeley, seeks a senior scholar for the position of Associate or Full Professor of Teacher Education and Director of the Teacher Education Program. The expected start date is July 1, 2018. The position includes directing and guiding the GSE’s newly designed teacher education/preparation program that leads to a Master’s degree and Credential in Elementary Education, Secondary English, or Secondary STEM. This work is supported by a reduced teaching load.

The successful candidate will have a strong record of publication, revenue generation, as well as university-level teaching and mentoring, particularly of Masters and doctoral students. The selected candidate will take a leadership role in directing and guiding the GSE’s teacher education program, including developing a compelling vision for its increased integration, transformation, and impact.

The candidate’s research interests will advance the field of teacher education and can be in one of several areas including language and literacy, or math, or science, or social studies/history, or technology education, or a related field. Evidence of excellence in research and publication include peer reviewed articles, professional books, and chapters in prestigious edited volumes, as well as conference presentations and other forms of professional contributions indicative of strong participation in the professional learning research community. The position also requires leadership in research connected to the professional development of teachers.

The candidate is expected to provide statewide and national leadership is some aspect of professional learning in urban educational contexts and will also represent and coordinate the GSE’s efforts in urban teacher education within the University of California system and in our partnerships with school districts, county offices of education, and other education consortia.

Applicants must have a doctoral degree or equivalent in language and literacy, math, science, or social studies/history as focal areas in education, or in technology or a related field as connected to education, and have a record of scholarly achievement appropriate to securing a tenured position at UC Berkeley at the level of Associate or Full Professor. Rank will be determined based on qualifications and experience. For a complete application, the following materials must be submitted:

  • A letter of application that describes the applicant’s research and publication, teaching, program leadership, considerations for revenue generation, and vision for the position.
  • A curriculum vitae
  • Three scholarly publications
  • Names and contact information of 3 references (We will only seek letters* from referees of candidates who are continuing to be considered in the later stage of our evaluation and we will seek the applicant’s permission before doing so.)
  • Additional materials may be sought of candidates at a later stage.

We are interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching, research, and service. UC Berkeley is committed to addressing the family needs of faculty, including dual-career couples and single parents. For information about potential relocation to Berkeley, or career needs of accompanying partners and spouses, please visit http://ofew.berkeley.edu/new-faculty.

How to apply. Visit https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF01456 to apply. The committee will begin reviewing applications on October 1, 2017. The position will close on October 31, 2017. Please contact Lani Hunt at (510) 664-9984 or lanihunt@berkeley.edu with questions.

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, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.

*All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality (http://apo.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html(link is external)) prior to submitting their letters.