The Design Lab at the University of California, San Diego is a new initiative, established by the chancellor to become a major international center for human-centered design. We seek a qualified teaching assistant professor to help establish courses in human-centered design. The University of California, San Diego is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body.
The job title is also known as Lecturer with Potential Security of Employment: LPSOE. This series parallels that of the research-focused series but with emphasis upon excellence in teaching and other instruction-related activities. Individuals in the position are expected to provide outstanding teaching, as well as to engage in professional activity (including 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 appointment will be made through whatever department is most relevant to the candidate, for example in Engineering, Social Sciences, or the Arts. Experience in human-centered design is essential.
Candidates will be favored who (1) have teaching expertise in human-centered design research, product, service, or systems design, (2) have demonstrated superlative accomplishment in the classroom, makers facility, studio, or other instructional milieu, (3) show potential or demonstrated educational leadership in areas contributing to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and (4) will contribute to instruction-related activities (e.g., conducting TA training, curriculum development, creation of instructional materials including online instruction, employ new technologies) at the campus, statewide and national level.
Applicants must have the terminal degree appropriate to the field. For practicing designers, this will be an MA, MFA, or MS; for others it is likely to be the PhD.
Salary: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on University of California pay scales.
Closing Date: All applications received by January 4, 2016 will be given full consideration. After that, reviews of applications will continue until the position is filled.
To Apply: Candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, links to any documentation of teaching excellence (including instructional materials developed by the candidate, summaries of teaching evaluations, on-line instructional segments, reprints of any scholarly articles particularly with a pedagogical focus), and a personal statement that summarizes their past or potential contributions to diversity (see http://facultyequity.
ucsd.edu/Faculty-Applicant- C2D-Info.asp for further information). Submissions might include a portfolio of accomplishments, including design shows, and awards, and examples of implemented designs.
The candidate should also provide the names of three to five referees and request letters commenting on the candidate’s pedagogical skills, among other attributes.
All materials should be submitted electronically via UCSD's Academic Personnel On-Line RECRUIT at <LINK REMOVED>.
CORRECTION <dated Dec. 23, 2015>:
Applicants interested in the Assistant Teaching Professor job at the Design Lab, UC San Diego, should note that the URL directing them to the job incorrectly sent them to the wrong opening.
Please use the URL below for more information and instructions on how to apply. If you have already applied, please resubmit your information to the new URL.
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.