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Associate or Full Professor, and Endowed Chair Innovation, Science, Technology, and Policy

Recruitment Period

Open date: September 1st, 2018
Last review date: November 25th, 2018
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: January 31st, 2019
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.


The School of Global Policy and Strategy at UC San Diego invites applications for a tenured Endowed Chair of Innovation, Science, Technology, and Policy at the rank of Associate or Full Professor, to begin July 1st, 2019.

The faculty at the School of Global Policy and Strategy ( represents a broad range of academic backgrounds, including both social and physical sciences. We are united by a desire to understand, design, and rigorously test solutions to promote human advancement and mitigate against pressing challenges to human welfare and global issues.

We anticipate that the Endowed Chair of Innovation, Science, Technology, and Policy will expand our leadership at the interface of STEM fields and policy. We are looking for candidates with an outstanding record of research and leadership both within their field of training, and in the intersection of that field with questions of policy, welfare, or justice. Domains of interest include, but are not limited to: climate and the environment, critical infrastructure, cybersecurity, data and privacy, development engineering, digital technology and automation, energy, health, and technological innovation.

Applicants should be PhD graduates (or equivalent terminal degree in a research discipline) with proven leadership and scholarship records. The School of Global Policy and Strategy is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body. Preferred candidates should demonstrate the highest standards of professional research, teaching, and service, and contribute to -- and participate in -- our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in higher education. We welcome applications from both STEM and social science scholars who can develop rich links to other UC San Diego units, including the Jacobs School of Engineering, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Health Sciences, and the Halicioğlu Data Science Institute.

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on University of California pay scales.

Application review will begin on November 25, 2018.

To apply:

Candidates should submit the following materials to UC San Diego Academic Personnel On-Line at
● Curriculum Vitae
● Two writing samples
● A personal statement that includes a description of research, training, and teaching
● Three (3) contacts for reference
● A summary of past and potential contributions to diversity

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.

Job location

San Diego, CA


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

  • Writing Sample #1

  • Writing Sample #2

  • Personal Statement - Please submit a statement that includes a description of research, training, and teaching.

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

Reference requirements
  • 3-4 required (contact information only)

How to apply

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  2. Provide required information and documents
  3. If any, provide required reference information
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