Assistant or Associate Professor of Learning Analytics

Website University of California, Irvine

School of Education


Open date: August 13th, 2018
Next review date: September 15th, 2018
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: June 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.


University of California, Irvine
School of Education
Assistant or Associate Professor of Learning Analytics

The School of Education at the University of California, Irvine invites applications for an Assistant or Associate Professor in the area of Learning Analytics. Full consideration will be given to complete applications received by September 15, 2018, but screening will continue until the position is filled.

We seek applicants with expertise on the development and use of data analytics to inform teaching and learning. We welcome candidates from a wide range of fields including learning analytics, educational data mining, data science, computational social sciences, human-centered computing, computer science, information sciences, learning sciences, educational technology and any related fields.

Proficiency or interest in a range of methods, including (but not limited to) data mining, machine learning, natural language processing, cognitive modeling, social network analysis, and Bayesian statistics, is welcome. Ideal candidates will demonstrate past experiences in applying these methods to contribute a deeper understanding of teaching, learning, and development across the diverse environments that learners experience today, and will experience in the future.

The selected candidate will be expected to contribute to our graduate and undergraduate programs, and particularly to our Ph.D. in Education program, which offers specializations in Teaching, Learning, and Educational Improvement; Human Development in Context; and Educational Policy and Social Context. The candidate will be expected to develop and teach new courses in learning analytics, educational data sciences, and/or educational data mining.

The candidate will also be expected to participate in and contribute to the Connected Learning Lab, an interdisciplinary inter-departmental lab with faculty in the School of Education, Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences, School of Social Sciences, School of Social Ecology, and School of Humanities that researches, designs, & mobilizes learning technologies in equitable, innovative, and learner-centered ways.

Qualifications: Candidates must possess a Ph.D. (or equivalent). Associate Professor candidates must show their demonstrated excellence in research, teaching, and service. Assistant Professor candidates should communicate their emerging potential and trajectories for excellence in research, teaching, and service.

Applications should be submitted online at

Applications must include:

  • a cover letter explaining research interests;
  • curriculum vitae;
  • a separate teaching statement;
  • a separate statement that addresses past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion;
  • 2-3 relevant publications/papers;
  • names and contact information for three referees; letters of recommendation will be requested at a later date from referees of semi-finalists for the position, however applicants at the assistant professor level are encouraged to have three letters of recommendation submitted through the online system, at the time of their application.

Inquiries about the position may be directed to Search Committee Chair June Ahn ( or Director of Personnel Tammy Ho ( For more information on the UCI School of Education, see For information on the Connected Learning Lab, see

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy. A recipient of an NSF ADVANCE Award for gender equity, UCI is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, supports work-life balance through an array of family-friendly policies, and is dedicated to broadening participation in higher education.


Irvine, CA


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Document requirements

  • Curriculum Vitae – Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter – a cover letter explaining research interests
  • Statement of Teaching – See our guidance for writing a reflective teaching statement.
  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity – Statement addressing how past and/or potential contributions to diversity will advance UCI’s Commitment to Inclusive Excellence.
  • Publications/Papers – 2-3 relevant publications/papers
  • Publications/Papers – 2-3 relevant publications/papers
  • Publications/Papers – 2-3 relevant publications/papers (Optional)
  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements

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