Assistant Professor of Social Sciences
University of California San Diego
United States

Assistant Professor of Social Sciences

  • COGNITIVE SCIENCE / Social Sciences / UC San Diego

Position overview

Position title:LECT PSOE-AY
Salary range: A reasonable salary range estimate for this position is $136,600 - $145,100

Application Window

Open date: December 19, 2023

Next review date: Thursday, Jan 18, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Friday, Jun 21, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

ASSISTANT TEACHING PROFESSOR (LPSOE) OPENING
IN THE DEPARTMENT OF COGNITIVE SCIENCE AT UC SAN DIEGO

The Department of Cognitive Science http://cogsci.ucsd.edu within the School of Social Sciences, at the University of California, San Diego is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body. We invite applications for an Assistant Teaching Professor position in Human-Computer Interaction, Design. We interpret these areas broadly and invite strong candidates in related specializations. Potential fields include human-centered AI, interactive systems, information visualization, social computing, accessibility, educational technology, virtual/augmented/mixed reality, and more. We are especially interested in candidates whose research, teaching, or service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity within an academic setting.

The Assistant Teaching Professor is also known within the UC as an LPSOE (Lecturer with Potential for Security of Employment). The LPSOE series parallels that of the research-focused series but with an emphasis on excellence in teaching and other instruction-related activities. Individuals in the position are expected to provide outstanding teaching (for ~2 courses/quarter for 3 quarters/year), as well as to engage in professional activity (which could include research on pedagogy) and service related to the pedagogical mission of the department and university. This appointment confers membership in the Academic Senate, and, contingent upon promotion, tenure-paralleling security of employment.

The UCSD Department of Cognitive Science was the first of its kind in the world, and, as part of an exceptional scientific community, continues to influence the field it helped to create. The department is truly interdisciplinary, with a faculty whose interests span anthropology, computer science, design, human development, human-computer interaction, information science, linguistics, neuroscience, philosophy, psychology, sociology, and vision. We welcome candidates whose Ph.D. or equivalent degrees are in these disciplines to apply. Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in their area of expertise or completion of degree by the start date of the position. An interdisciplinary perspective and experience with multiple methodologies are highly valued.

The preferred candidate will have strong demonstrated accomplishments in areas contributing to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and a desire to play a leadership role in advancing UC San Diego’s commitment to achieving excellence and diversity. Candidates will be favored who will contribute to instruction-related activities (e.g., conducting TA training, developing new curriculum, creating instructional materials including online instruction, and employing new technologies) at the campus, statewide, and national levels.

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

At the time of application, candidates must have a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or be ABD (all but dissertation) in Human-Computer Interaction, Design (HCI) or a closely related field. Contributions to diversity, inclusion and equity.

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)

By the time of appointment, candidates must have a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in in Human-Computer Interaction, Design (HCI) or a closely related field. Contributions to diversity, inclusion and equity.

Preferred qualifications
  1. Contribution to instruction-related activities (e.g., conducting TA training, curriculum development, creation of instructional materials including online instruction, employment of new technologies).
  2. The preferred candidate will have strong demonstrated accomplishments in areas contributing to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and a desire to play a leadership role in advancing UC San Diego's commitment to achieving excellence and diversity.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Cover Letter - a short cover letter describing background and interests.

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

  • Statement of Research - Research statement or statement of equivalent scholarly activities

  • Statement of Teaching - Documentation of teaching excellence (e.g., links to instructional materials developed by candidate, summaries of teaching evaluations, on-line instructional segments).

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Applicants should summarize their past or potential contributions to diversity. See our Faculty Equity site for more information.

  • Documentation of Teaching Excellence

  • Publication(s) - Include up to 4 representative publications/scholarly articles particularly with a pedagogical focus focus.

  • Authorization to Release Form - Applicants, must complete, sign and upload this form. See Institutional Reference Check https://aps.ucsd.edu/recruitment/applicant_resources/index.html for more information.

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)
Apply link: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/JPF03855

Help contact: sprosas@ucsd.edu

About UC San Diego

The University of California, San Diego is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, covered veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

As a University employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements.

The University of California prohibits smoking and tobacco use at all University controlled properties.

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Job location

La Jolla, CA

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