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Academic Coordinator II - SIO Department Associate Chair

Recruitment Period

Open date: April 10th, 2019
Last review date: Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: Tuesday, Mar 31, 2020 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.


Academic Coordinator II: Associate Chair, Department of Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) at UC San Diego ( is a world-renowned center with approximately 200 principal investigators leading research programs on all aspects of earth, ocean and atmospheric sciences. The SIO Department is responsible for development and administration of a growing suite of four undergraduate majors and three minors, a contiguous BS/MS program, two MAS programs, an MS program, and a PhD program. SIO has about 110 ladder-rank faculty, as well as Teaching Professors, Adjunct Professors, and Lecturers. SIO is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body.

SIO seeks an Academic Coordinator II to serve as Associate Chair of the SIO Department. The Associate Chair will take a leadership role in developing, implementing, and sustaining new educational programs within the SIO Department. The Associate Chair will ensure the successful development and implementation of complex educational initiatives involving multiple entities that may extend across UC San Diego or include other institutions, both nationally and internationally. The successful candidate will coordinate with the Department Chair, Departmental leadership and staff, SIO leadership, the SIO faculty and students, and appropriate UCSD leadership and committees. The Associate Chair will also be responsible for coordinating SIO Departmental website, media, and communications, in collaboration with the SIO Communications Office, and SIO IT. We seek an individual who has expertise, or the willingness to develop expertise, in pedagogy, and who will work with the SIO Chair and SIO Department faculty to improve teaching and curriculum in the various programs under the Department’s purview. The Associate Chair will have supervisory responsibility of some educational support staff, and will work closely with the SIO Chair to ensure smooth functioning of the Department and its programs at all educational levels, as well as efforts to enhance diversity, equity, and inclusion across SIO.

The successful candidate for Associate Chair of the SIO Department will have:
• PhD or equivalent in a field of science or engineering
• Experience in initiating and implementing new programs

Additional preferred qualifications include:
• Experience in teaching and course development
• Training in pedagogical methods and best practices
• Demonstrated strong leadership or a commitment to support diversity, equity, and inclusion in an academic setting.

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

UCSD is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong institutional commitment to excellence and diversity (


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

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement regarding initiating and implementing new programs - Please describe your experience initiating and implementing new programs.

  • Statement of Teaching and/or Pedagogy - Please describe your experience in teaching, course development, curriculum development, or teaching evaluation.

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

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3 letters of reference required