Postdoctoral Research Associate - Bridge to Faculty Fellowship in Urban Higher Education

Jan 28, 2021

Unit: Educational Policy Studies  

Department: College of Education 

Category: Postdoc Res Associate 

Location: Chicago 

Close Date: February 15, 2021  

The Department of Educational Policy Studies in the College of Education at the University of  Illinois at Chicago seeks to hire a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Urban Higher Education  whose work is aligned with the mission and goals of the UIC College of Education and the  department. The College of Education has a reputation for its focus on urban education and  educational leadership. The department's work emphasizes the analysis of urban contexts, and  understanding and addressing educational problems in those contexts. Its programs prepare  students for successful careers in urban educational research and policy analysis, and in  transformational leadership of urban schools and postsecondary institutions. The M.Ed. in  Urban Higher Education (UHE) program explores issues in the academy related to, and informed  by, the urban context – including the opportunities afforded through the education of residents of  cities as well as the challenges of equitable access to and success in higher education. 

Position Purpose: 

The Bridge to Faculty Post-Doctoral Scholars Program is a University-level initiative to increase  the pipeline toward faculty diversity at UIC. The program seeks to advance diversity on the  permanent faculty level by encouraging the recruitment, retention, and promotion of outstanding  scholars from different backgrounds, with an emphasis on attracting individuals from groups  who have been historically underrepresented. 

The position is a Postdoctoral Research Associate within the Department of Educational Policy  Studies. Subject to satisfactory performance, and University approval, you may be re-appointed  for one additional year. Successful postdocs in the Bridge to the Faculty program may have the  opportunity to transition to tenure-track faculty at UIC starting in the 2023-2024 academic  year. Selected scholars will participate in a mentoring experience, with the opportunity to be a  part of a cohort of Bridge to Faculty Postdoctoral Scholars through the Office of Diversity and  the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs. 

The primary expectation for the postdoctoral scholar will be to begin a program of research. 

With the advice of a College mentoring committee, the postdoc should spend some time  becoming familiar with the research infrastructure of the College and the UIC campus, and  identifying stakeholders with whom they would partner to write a 3 to 5-year research plan. 




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