Professor of Evaluation position at UI Urbana-Champaign

Sep 05, 2017

Associate or Full Professor of Evaluation

Department of Educational Psychology – College of Education

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, announces a position for a leading scholar in evaluation. This position affirms Illinois’ decades of national and international leadership in contemporary evaluation theory and practice that consequentially strengthens educational and social programs and policies.

This evaluation scholar will join a diverse community of educational researchers with shared commitments to equity and social justice. Our diversity lies not only in the demographics of our faculty and graduate students, but also in evaluative and research methodologies and epistemologies. The Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Illinois is widely recognized as one of the top five Educational Psychology Departments in the country; our College of Education is in the top 25. There are many opportunities to collaborate on evaluation projects with top-ranked programs across campus (e.g., College of Engineering, School of Social Work, National Center for Super Computing Applications, Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, Human Development and Family Studies, and the new College of Medicine). We seek a colleague in evaluation who will contribute to our notable scholarship and further enhance our national leadership in educational evaluation.

Position Responsibilities & Qualifications: The successful candidate will have a strong record of intellectual contributions to evaluation, substantial field experience as an evaluator, and expertise in qualitative, quantitative, and/or mixed methods. The candidate’s own scholarly research can span multiple locations within the evaluation field, from standards for evaluation practice to evaluation theory and to methodological advancements. The candidate will be expected to maintain a significant program of funded research on evaluation and to help strengthen and enhance Illinois’ evaluation program. The candidate will further be expected to attract and mentor qualified graduate students, to teach graduate courses in evaluation and inquiry methodology, and to provide meaningful service both within the university and in outside communities.

Salary and Starting Date: Rank and salary will be competitive and commensurate with the individual’s rank and experience. The proposed starting date is August 16, 2018.

Application Procedure: To ensure full consideration, interested individuals should create a profile at and upload the following in one combined PDF file: a brief statement of research and teaching interests, a current curriculum vitae, the names and contact information of three references relevant to the position, and three scholarly writings. Reviews of applications will begin on October 15, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. All requested information must be submitted for the application to be considered.

For more information, please go to or For questions about this search please contact the search committee chair, Dr. Helen Neville, at or (217) 244-6291.

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of continent offer.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit To learn more about the University’s commitment to diversity, please visit

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