Assistant Professor of Action Research and Qualitative Methodologies
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Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati embarks upon its third century – building on the past and defining the future by leading urban, public universities into a new era of innovation and impact through its strategic direction, Next Lives Here. Underscoring the power of creativity, ingenuity, invention and inclusion, what’s Next will accelerate our unrivaled momentum, evidenced by eight straight years of record enrollment and rankings that include placement among America’s top 100 public universities by U.S. News & World Report. Home to a diverse student body of nearly 47,000 and more than 4,200 distinguished faculty, the university combines its Research 1 (Very High Research Activity) Carnegie Classification with a physical setting that The New York Times recently acclaimed as “the most ambitious campus design program in the country.
The School of Education in the College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services is seeking applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position specializing in research, teaching and mentoring related to qualitative and action research in the context of education and social science research. The prospective faculty member will have a primary appointment within the Research Methods area in the School of Education and is expected to maintain an active research agenda, teach graduate courses in qualitative and action research-related areas, mentor graduate students, secure extramural funding, and contribute to service activities.
The Research Methods area trains graduate students primarily through the Educational Studies MA and PhD programs across multiple concentration areas (Quantitative and Mixed Methods Research Methodologies; Educational and Community-Based Action Research) and serves the University with a significant range of Research Methods course offerings and through a wealth of research and training collaborations. The Research Methods area values diverse research approaches, and the methodological focus of current faculty includes participatory research, action research, mixed methods research, statistics, quantitative design, and measurement.
We are seeking an innovative methodologist with a strong record of peer-reviewed scholarship in qualitative and/or action research who can contribute to a research methods program that values diverse methodological approaches. Preference will be given to candidates whose scholarship contributes new understandings to the theory and/or practice of qualitative and/or action research. Evidence of effective oral and written communication about research methods is preferred. Scholarship that includes a focus on diversity, social justice, engagement science, and equity is desirable.
- Conduct and support research consistent with the Research Methods area and the School of Education.
- Maintain an active research agenda and disseminate research results.
- Teach graduate-level research methods courses in qualitative and action research, mentor students and supervise graduate student research.
- Engage in university, professional, and program service, including participation in continuous program improvement and new program development, as appropriate.
- An earned doctorate in an education or social science-related field (e.g., educational studies, educational psychology, education, psychology, sociology, anthropology, health promotion, family/youth studies, social work).
- Evidence of expertise in research methods (qualitative, action research-related, mixed methods, etc.) through scholarly works (e.g., 1-3 publications in journals, presentations at [inter]national conferences).
- Evidence of the ability to teach qualitative and/or action research methods (e.g.,1-3 years of experience with teaching as an instructor or teaching assistant).
Additional Qualifications Considered
Applicants whose research frameworks and interests include a focus on diversity, social justice, engagement science, and equity are highly sought after.
Compensation and Benefits
UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.
- Competitive annual salary of $67,000.00
- Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
- Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
- Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
- Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
- Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
- Enjoy discounts for on-campus activities and services.
Interested and qualified applicants must apply online. In addition to completing the online application, applicants must include the following:
- A cover letter describing their qualifications
- A curriculum vitae
- A research statement
- A teaching statement
- One-page statement describing their commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
- Names, titles, and contact information for at least three but no more than five professional references
Please use the additional documents feature as needed for these items. Apply via original listing
Review of applications will begin October 29, 2021, and continue until the position is filled with a projected start date of August 1, 2022.
Please send inquiries regarding the position to the search chair:
Miriam Raider-Roth, Ed.D.
Professor, Educational Studies and Educational & Community Based Action Research
Director, Action Research Center
Inquiries regarding the application submission process should be directed to:
Sr HR Coordinator, School of Education
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