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Asst Professor-Education in Math, Science, or Technology, or as related to Cog Dev't-Graduate School of Education-UC Berkeley

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The Graduate School of Education (GSE), University of California, Berkeley, seeks applicants for an Assistant Professor (tenure track) in learning sciences with an emphasis on math, science, or technology education, as related to cognitive development. The expected start date is July 1, 2018. The successful candidate will join the cluster of GSE faculty who merge cognitive, cultural, developmental, and social perspectives with practice in studying cognition and learning in mathematics and science. Desirable qualities for this position include a research program merging theory and practice with an emphasis on student thinking and sense making. Applicants’ research contexts might include classrooms, homes, online activities, and museums, and/or innovative practices that take advantage of contemporary technologies. The successful applicant should be prepared to teach and advise doctoral students specializing in either math, science, or technology education, and to contribute to the GSE’s innovative program in teacher education. Faculty in the GSE also have the opportunity to teach in the School’s popular undergraduate minor.

An applicant’s minimum basic qualification for consideration of this position is a Ph.D. or equivalent, or the completion of all degree requirements except the dissertation at the time of application. Applicants must have a doctoral degree or equivalent in math, science, cognitive science, the learning sciences, technology education, or a related field by the date of hire. Applicants must also have a record of demonstrated excellence in research in one of these fields consistent with their career stage. Evidence of excellence can be demonstrated in the form of published or in press manuscripts in leading peer reviewed journals; exemplary chapters in edited books; outstanding letters from experts in the field; an exemplary research program to be accomplished in the next 5 years; and/or conference presentations or other forms of professional contributions indicative of strong participation in the research community.

Preferred qualifications include experience in teaching courses related to math, science, or technology education and in working with a diverse student population. Applicants who conduct research with young children and who could contribute to an emerging interest on campus with a program in early childhood education are also encouraged to apply.

We are interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching, research, and service. UC Berkeley is committed to addressing the family needs of faculty, including dual-career couples and single parents. For information about potential relocation to Berkeley, or career needs of accompanying partners and spouses, please visit:

Applicants for this tenure-track assistant professor position should submit the following materials for a complete application:
• A curriculum vitae
• A cover letter
• A research statement
• A teaching statement
• A diversity statement
• 3 letters of reference (to be submitted by recommenders – see more below)

Applicants should request letters of recommendation directly through our online application system. Please refer potential recommenders (even when recommenders use a third party for sending letters –i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality: prior to submitting their letters.

All letters of reference will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law.

How to apply: Visit to apply. The deadline date to apply is October 15, 2017. Please contact Lani Hunt at (510) 664-9984 or with questions.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

Job location

Berkeley, CA


Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service.

Reference requirements
  • 3 letters of reference required