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[Xmca-l] UCLA qualitative methods position

Dear XMCA-ers:

I hope some of you find this of interest.


University of California, Los Angeles


Qualitative Research Methods in Education

Assistant/Associate Professor


The Department of Education in the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles announces an opening for a tenure-track position in Qualitative Research Methods.  Candidates will be considered at the assistant/associate professor level.


The successful candidate must have a program of research that utilizes qualitative methodology to address problems of education theory, policy, and practice in settings in and/or out of school, and that is deeply reflective about the methods themselves.   We seek an individual who will serve as a core faculty member and add significantly to GSE&IS's qualitative methods program, and who will contribute scholarship to one or more of the Education Department's divisions and professional programs. Although the specific area of substantive research expertise is open, GSE&IS’s mission includes at its core addressing issues of education equity, diversity, and social justice.  Individuals with a history of and commitment to mentoring students from underrepresented minorities are encouraged to apply.


We are particularly interested in candidates with a strong grounding in qualitative research in schools and communities, who are engaged in innovative uses of qualitative methods and methodology that will complement and strengthen our existing scholarship in this area.  These methods may include, but are not limited to:


• individual and focus group interviews

• ethnography (including digital ethnographic research)

• online/technology use analysis

• case study

• conversation analysis, interactional analysis and/or ethnomethodology

• discourse analysis

• observational techniques


Responsibilities include:

• Teaching introductory and advanced courses in qualitative methods and courses in a substantive area of expertise.

• Collaborating with other GSE&IS faculty and UCLA faculty in related social science disciplines to strengthen the qualitative research program.

• Developing and maintaining a strong qualitative research agenda as evidenced by refereed publications and external and internal grant support.

• Mentoring graduate students, individually and in research seminars, in qualitative methods.

• Teaching in one of the GSE&IS professional programs (e.g., Teacher Education) or the undergraduate minor at UCLA.


Qualifications:  An earned doctorate in Education or a related field; record of research and scholarly publications consistent with the position and appointment level; and ability to teach and advise students at the graduate level.  The successful candidate must have the promise of a strong qualitative research and grant record beyond that achieved to date, a willingness to collaborate on program development, and demonstrated commitment to diversity-related teaching, research, and service.


For more information: Contact Professor Teresa L. McCarty, chair of the search committee, at Teresa.McCarty@ucla.edu.  All inquiries will be kept confidential if desired.


To apply: Apply online at https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/ Job # JPF00114 with a cover letter describing your research and teaching interests, a curriculum vita, 2-3 sample publications, and 3 letters of reference.  Hard-copy publications can be sent to:

Suellen Coleman

Attn: Qualitative Methods Search # JPF00114

UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies

2320 Moore Hall, Box 951521

Los Angeles, CA 90095-1521


Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.


Starting Date: Appointment to begin July 1, 2014, with teaching duties beginning September, 2014.


Deadline: All applications submitted by January 6, 2014, will receive full consideration.  However, screening of applications will continue until position is filed.


UCLA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

We encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups.