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Director of the Seventh College Academic Program, Assistant Teaching Professor

Recruitment Period

Open date: October 25th, 2019

Last review date: Tuesday, Dec 31, 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: Sunday, Oct 25, 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.


Seventh College invites applications for a Teaching Professor position at the tenure-track Assistant Teaching Professor level to serve as the Director of the Seventh College Academic Program. Teaching Professors have nine-month (academic-year) appointments and are full members of the Academic Senate of the Faculty of the University of California, San Diego.

Seventh College is the newest of the seven undergraduate colleges at the University of California, San Diego and will matriculate its first cohort of students in Fall 2020. Building on the College’s theme, “A Changing Planet”, its academic mission is to introduce students to inter-disciplinary inquiry, foster critical thinking and invite multifaceted solutions to the challenges posed by our changing planet.

The college’s academic program is comprised of three courses: two lower-division courses (Synthesis 1-2, taken in the first and second year, respectively) and one upper-division course that students take in either their junior or senior year (Synthesis 100). The two lower-division courses are writing-intensive and provide an introduction to interdisciplinary inquiry. The upper-division course is project-based, and may include elements of design, community-based work, and group projects. All three courses focus on the challenges posed by our changing planet and present students with a variety of research methodologies and involve collaborative, interdisciplinary work. In addition to these three courses, the academic program also helps facilitate a requirement that students take an additional “high-impact” course that includes a capstone, internship, practicum, mentored research, study abroad or other significant experiential learning.

The Director of the Seventh College Academic Program will be an academic leader who, in addition to teaching in the program, will contribute to its design and help define its pedagogical vision. The Director will be responsible for recruiting ladder-rank faculty and lecturers to teach in the program and working with them to develop the curriculum and implement pedagogical innovations; for supervising program staff; for monitoring and assessing the program’s effectiveness and learning outcomes; for successfully recruiting, training and supervising teaching assistants; for managing program resources; and for facilitating the integration of the academic program with the student life programs at the college. The Director reports to the college Provost.

All candidates must have earned a Ph.D. or terminal degree in any field by the time of appointment.

Salary: Salary commensurate with experience based on published University of California pay scales.

Apply by December 31, 2019 for full consideration
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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Job location

La Jolla, Ca

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

  • Cover Letter - To include a statement that demonstrates evidence of writing across the disciplines or writing across the curriculum.

  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy

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

  • Teaching Evaluations

  • Writing Sample - A writing sample that demonstrates evidence of writing across the disciplines or writing across the curriculum

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required