Friday, October 26, 2018

Academic Administrator, Office of Instructional Development, UCLA

UCLA's Office of Instructional Development will be hiring an Academic Administrator to orchestrate the assessment and potential revision of courses satisfying the GE Foundations of Scientific Inquiry requirement. This will be an interesting project at the interface between the sciences, pedagogy, and assessment. We are seeking someone ideally with a science background, university teaching experience, pedagogy or assessment knowledge, and a PhD in either a science or education field. The posting is described in more detail below. Please note that the deadline to apply is Friday Nov. 2. 

JPF04092 • Academic Administrator for Curricular Review and Revision, Center for
Educational Assessment, Office of Instructional Development • 2018 – 2019

Recruitment description
Under the supervision of the Faculty Director for the Office of Instructional Development, the
Academic Administrator will be responsible for the development and management of projects involving curricular revision and assessment. The first planned project is a thorough examination of UCLA’s General Education (GE) curriculum in the area of Foundations of Scientific Inquiry. The Academic Administrator will provide detailed analysis of existing instruments used to assess the success of GE courses, and develop new tools for such assessment. The Academic Administrator will conduct research on overall GE impact, review current course offerings, review literature on GE objectives and assessment, assist with revising existing courses, examine alignment between GE courses and GE student learning outcomes, and assist with coordinating a re-certification process. The incumbent may also teach in the Division of Life and Physical Sciences, time permitting. The Academic Administrator will also develop workshops for faculty related to GE course review and development. Authorship in his/her field is encouraged, time permitting, including preparing publications for conferences and peer-reviewed journals and assisting faculty with grant writing in support of new curricular programs as appropriate.

The successful candidate must have an advanced degree (Ph.D. in a science field preferred); knowledge of undergraduate curriculum assessment and reform; experience working with academic policy and shared governance at a large public research university; skills in information retrieval and data management; demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills; the ability to interact effectively in programs and activities involving faculty, staff, and students; consensus building activity; interpersonal skills to interact effectively with persons of differing social, educational, economic and cultural backgrounds; a track record of innovation in a science oriented curriculum; the ability to be flexible and pay attention to detail while keeping in mind the overall mission of OID. Desirable qualities include knowledge of UCLA processes and procedures; broad familiarity with existing curricula, programs and services for UCLA undergraduates; and experience with teaching undergraduate students.

The Center for Educational Assessment (CEA) provides evaluation and assessment services for academic and research needs. The Office of Instructional Development (OID) is part of the Division of Undergraduate Education and fosters effective teaching, grounded in sound pedagogy and enhanced by innovation, to promote successful learning for our diverse UCLA student population.

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Position salary range is $60,304 to $75,927/year.

Position remains open until filled. This is a full-time (100% time) position, with a projected November 2018 start date.

By November 2, 2018, interested parties are requested to submit a cover letter of application that specifically addresses the position's responsibilities and the required/preferred qualifications stated above, a current CV, a statement of experience in teaching, research and contributions to diversity, and the names, addresses, email addresses and phone numbers of three references, through the UCLA Academic Recruit portal:

Applicants may upload the reference letters directly to the job application in the UCLA Academic Recruit system, or may provide the names, addresses, email addresses and phone numbers of the references; the UCLA Academic Recruit system will send emails to individual’s whose contact information was provided, requesting submission of the reference letter for the applicant. Regardless of the reference submission method used, all three letters of reference must be received by the closing date for the application to be considered complete.

We welcome candidates whose experience in teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence.

Information about the Office of Instructional Development may be viewed at:

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: