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Associate Director for Faculty Engagement in Action Research

Application Procedure:

For fullest consideration, please complete an electronic application, including a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for three professional references. Candidates may also submit up to five pages in materials from their portfolio that they feel would assist the search committee with an evaluation of their application. Examples of such materials include a statement demonstrating a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in higher education; a record of past teaching experiences using educational technology and student- centered instructional practices; and/or a summary of educational research undergone in an educational setting.

Please direct nominations and questions or concerns regarding the search and/or application process to Casey Tangonan, Confidentiality will be observed in the academic search process.

The University of Illinois at Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Job Duties

Reporting to the CTE Executive Director, the Associate Director will systematize efforts by UIC instructors and academic leadership to use education research (institutional data, survey research) and data analytics (campus dashboards) to inform pedagogical and curricular improvements aimed at increasing student academic achievement, closing equity gaps, and improving students’ self-efficacy and sense of belonging. The Associate Director will build institutional capacity for making research-based changes to teaching practices and curriculum by facilitating faculty learning communities (FLCs) within and across departments that engage instructors in action research and help them to develop reflective and scholarly teaching practices. The Associate Director will collaborate with campus assessment and institutional research professionals to support assessment-informed classroom innovation by instructors participating in FLCs. Responsibilities also include consultations with individual instructors, deployment of online resources, and facilitation of professional development programs that leverage quantitative and qualitative student data and campus dashboards to encourage the adoption of evidence-based teaching practices and inclusive curriculum design. In addition, the Associate Director will employ analytic skills in data science to structure reports and generate visualizations documenting the CTE’s campus impact.

Job Qualifications

Candidates for the Associate Director for Faculty Engagement in Action Research must have a Ph.D. in higher education or a quantitative field such as data science, statistics, or information management; 1-2 years of professional experience (or 1-2 years relevant postdoctoral experience) in student learning assessment in postsecondary education; ability to use statistical and predictive modeling methods to analyze educational data; and skill in engaging instructors and nontechnical audiences in meaningful discussion about student data as it relates to classroom assessment and developing reflective teaching practices.

Institution Description

The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) is a public institution that was founded in 1965. UIC is an acclaimed research institution with sixteen colleges dedicated to the discovery and distribution of knowledge. As one of the most ethnically and culturally diverse universities in the country, UIC’s welcoming environment gives students the chance to study, work and grow with classmates who broaden their perspectives and worldview. UIC is among the top five most diverse campuses in the nation and a national leader among urban, public higher education institutions in providing access to underrepresented students. UIC is focused on eliminating disparities in health, education and economic opportunity. Community engagement is a centerpiece of UIC’s urban mission. Faculty, students and staff in every college work with neighborhood, foundation and government partners on a wide range of projects to improve the quality of life in metropolitan areas around the world.

has a total enrollment of 33,518 and a total undergraduate enrollment of 21,921. Its setting is urban, and the campus size is 240 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. It is located near public transportation stops, making the university both accessible for commuters and convenient for students who live on campus. UIC has a well-regarded College of Education, College of Engineering, and College of Business Administration. The UIC College of Medicine is the largest medical school in the country. 


The University of Illinois at Chicago and the University of Illinois System offer competitive wages, benefit programs, and resources for employees. UIC is strongly committed to providing equitable benefit options throughout each stage of employment. Many benefits become effective on the first day of employment. Benefits offered by UIC include health care options, wellness programs, educational opportunities, tuition assistance, vacations, holidays and other leave benefits, and university retirement plans. For more details, see the employee benefits overview at

Application Due Date: 2021-01-29
Job Start Date: 2021-03-01
Salary: $75000 - $90000
City: Chicago
State/Province/Region: IL
Institution: University of Illinois at Chicago
Reports To: Center for Teaching Excellence Executive Director
Staff # Reporting to Position: 0
Reports In Office: Center for Teaching Excellence

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