Postdoctoral Scholar in Education
University of California Irvine School of Education
United States

Postdoctoral Scholar, Cross Enrollment Project

Job #JPF06675
  • School of Education / School of Education / UC Irvine

Recruitment Period

Open date: March 22nd, 2021

Next review date: Friday, Apr 23, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Monday, May 31, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
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.

Position description

The University of California, Irvine is seeking a Postdoctoral Scholar full time to work on the Cross Enrollment project in the School of Education. The postdoctoral scholar will support a five-year NSF funded project that aims to improve the transition of community college students into four-year university programs through increased access to cross-enrollment programs. Salary and rank within the Postdoctoral Scholar series commensurate with experience. The appointment is for two years, with possibility of renewal based on performance and availability of funding. Anticipated start date is July 1, 2021.

Responsibilities: Responsibilities include engaging in co-design sessions with faculty, students, and administrators at the University of California, Irvine, Orange Coast College, Irvine Valley College, and Saddleback College for an intervention to increase cross-enrollment rates; designing and implementing an intervention to simplify cross-enrollment between UCI and the three partner community colleges; evaluating the effectiveness of the cross-enrollment intervention; managing and preparing complex data sets for analysis; analyzing data from the intervention and related work; publishing and presenting findings; writing funding proposals to seek external support; consulting with and mentoring teams of graduate and undergraduate students; managing communication, training sessions, and dissemination of research results; and coordinating the personnel and facilities within the Cross Enrollment team. The postdoctoral scholar will work on a number of projects related to community college student pathways, transfer, cross-enrollment, and college student success.

Requirements: Candidates must possess a Ph.D. in Education or a related field; broad expertise in research and evaluation of educational interventions; particular expertise on topics related to community college transfer, college curricula, and student success; broad knowledge of quantitative research design, including experiments and power analysis; experience preparing complex longitudinal datasets for analysis, including cleaning, coding, merging, and managing data; successful experience in development of survey measures; successful expertise in writing large federal grants; advanced expertise in academic writing and editing for peer-reviewed scholarly articles; successful experience in writing human subjects protocols; demonstrated ability to work well with others, including both receiving direction and providing direction; and expertise in leading research initiatives and teams.

To Apply: Applications should be submitted online at Please submit a cover letter describing your relevant expertise and interests, a curriculum vitae, and sample paper or publication, and names and contact information of three references.

Questions about the position may be addressed to Assistant Prof. Rachel Baker, Principal Investigator of the NSF funded Cross Enrollment project at Questions about submission or receipt of applications can be addressed to Laurie Andress-Delaney at

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.


Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter
  • Sample Paper or Publication
  • Misc / Additional (Optional)
Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)
Job location
  • Irvine, CA

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