Employment Opportunities

EDS is an interdisciplinary department committed to equity and grounded in a close intersection between research and practice. Our mission is to collaboratively transform educational systems to better serve all students and our new colleague will share that passion. Academic offerings include undergraduate education minors, professional preparation programs in elementary, secondary, and Deaf education, and two doctoral programs. EDS Faculty research interests include linguistic and cultural diversity, teacher learning, leadership, and policy, school leadership and change, family and school partnerships, and uses of educational technology in teaching and learning.

Postdoctoral Fellowship

Teacher Learning through Noticing and Reflection

The Department of Education Studies at the University of California San Diego, announces a position for a Postdoctoral Fellow in learning sciences with a focus on teacher learning and classroom dialogue. The position is for one year with possibility of renewal, conditional upon performance and available funding.

Under the supervision of Dr. Sherice Clarke, the postdoctoral fellow will participate in a longitudinal study of teacher learning. The project is a partnership between practitioners, learning scientists, cognitive scientists, and computer scientists – to study how teachers learn to facilitate classroom discussion though noticing and reflecting on their practice.

We seek an experienced scholar with a strong methodological background who has experience or interest in teaching and teacher cognition, science education, science argumentation and educational equity. We are especially interested in candidates with substantive experience using qualitative field methods including interviewing and observation, as well as experience with longitudinal data collection and discourse analysis. Other desirable areas of expertise include mixed methods; ethnography; conversation analysis.

The postdoctoral fellow will participate in all phases of research, including instrument development, data collection, data analysis, and publication of results. In addition, the postdoctoral fellow will be encouraged to develop publications that build on her or his emerging research agenda. The position requires the postdoctoral fellow to be willing and able to work individually and as part of multi-site teams, and to provide supervision to research assistants. Travel to local research sites will also be required.


Applicants should have an earned doctorate in education, learning sciences, anthropology, or a related field. The position carries a competitive salary plus health insurance coverage. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

For questions, please contact Sherice Clarke at snclarke@ucsd.edu; to apply, please send a cover letter, CV, and 2 representative publications to Sherice Clarke at snclarke@ucsd.edu. 

The University of California is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Members of historically underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

The Department of Education Studies at UC San Diego (eds.ucsd.edu) has occasional openings for temporary non-tenure track lecturers (Unit 18) throughout the academic year.

Courses in which lecturers are typically needed may include undergraduate lower and upper division lecture courses. The full list of courses offered by the Department of Education Studies can be found in the online course catalog:(http://www.ucsd.edu/catalog/courses/EDS.html)

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, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.