Search for an Assistant, Associate or Full Professor in Transformational Deaf Education

The Department of Education Studies, within the Division of Social Sciences at UC San Diego, is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff and student body.

With this commitment to excellence and diversity, the Department of Education Studies (http://eds.ucsd.edu) invites applications for an open rank position (Assistant, Associate or Full Professor) in Transformational Deaf Education, starting July 1, 2015.

The successful candidate will be expected to establish a program of research at UCSD that contributes significantly to the national dialogue in one or more of the following deaf education areas: innovative and transformational approaches, paradigms, and practices that define new teaching methods and contribute to school improvement and outcomes for deaf children; practices of schooling in bi- or multi-lingual contexts in which American Sign Language and English, among other possible languages, are engaged; the social, cultural, and developmental factors affecting teaching and learning of deaf children, particularly sign language and visual/gestural practices; the effects and efficacy of activity and teaching practices involving signed language in the language, cognitive, and cultural development of deaf children from birth through early school years; language acquisition (ASL and English), cognitive development, early childhood development, particularly bilingualism and bilingual development; groundbreaking and experimental university teacher education models to address known chronic lack of success of schools in educating deaf children. The candidate’s research agenda must focus on diversity and equity among deaf learners and must demonstrate expertise in quantitative, qualitative, or mixed research methods.

The Department of Education Studies is an interdisciplinary environment focused on transforming education in diverse settings, a goal which we believe, requires a close integration of research and practice. The Department aims to attract candidates who are interested in working collaboratively with faculty within the Department, with others on campus, and with practitioners in the community.

Responsibilities of this position include: maintaining an active program of research; pursuing external funds to support research; teaching undergraduate, masters and doctoral students; advising graduate research; playing an active role in the Masters/teaching credential program in ASL/English bilingual education of deaf children ( http://eds.ucsd.edu/graduate/asl ); and participating in service functions of the department and the university.

Required qualifications of this position include a Ph.D. or Ed.D. in education or a related social science discipline; an established record of research in a field related to the areas of research listed above; experience in teaching or assisting in teaching at the higher education level; experience linking research and practice; experience with the culture and community of deaf signers in the U.S.; fluency in American Sign Language.

Desirable qualifications include experience working collaboratively with education practitioners, teaching in educational settings for deaf children from infancy through grade 12, successful grant writing experience, and knowledge of educational technologies for learning and teaching. The ideal candidate will have strong demonstrated accomplishments in areas contributing to diversity, equity and inclusion, and a desire to play a leadership role in advancing UC San Diego’s commitment to achieving excellence and diversity.

Proof of authorization to work in the U.S. will be required prior to employment (Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986). For applicants interested in spousal/partner employment, please visit the UCSD Partner Opportunities Program website http://academicaffairs.ucsd.edu/aps/partneropp/.

Apply by November 1, 2014 to ensure full consideration by the committee.

For more details, please go to https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF00649 .

University of California, San Diego is an Equal Opportunity Employer .