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Assistant Teaching Professor (LPSOE)- Computational Social Science

Application Window

Open date: December 14th, 2020

Last review date: Friday, Apr 30, 2021 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: Wednesday, Jun 30, 2021 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

The Division of Social Sciences invites applications for an Assistant Teaching Professor position in Computational Social Science, with a start date of July 1st, 2021.

The position: An Assistant Teaching Professor is also known within the UC system as a Lecturer with Potential Security of Employment (LPSOE). The Teaching Professor series parallels that of the research-focused faculty 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 and service related to the pedagogical mission of the program and university. This appointment confers membership in the Academic Senate. The Teaching Professor series includes security of employment analogous to tenure granted upon promotion to the Associate (LSOE) level. This position will include an appointment in one of the following Computational Social Science affiliated academic departments in the Division of Social Sciences: Anthropology, Ethnic Studies, Linguistics, Sociology, Urban Studies & Planning.

Candidates must be able to contribute to the full range of undergraduate and graduate Computational Social Science programs as well as one specific social science discipline. Our priority is to attract candidates strong in relevant technical areas who could teach hands-on courses on modern computational social science methods at the undergraduate and graduate level. Exceptional candidates will have a track record of scholarly contributions and completed projects working with computational models and large-scale social science data.

Basic Qualifications: Candidates must have a Ph.D. with training in an area related to computational social science by the appointment start date.
Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Teaching expertise in Computational Social Science methods
  2. Track record of scholarly contributions and completed projects working with computational models and large-scale social science data
  3. Demonstrated superlative accomplishment in the classroom or other instructional milieu.
  4. Potential or demonstrated educational leadership in areas contributing to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  5. Will contribute to instruction-related activities (e.g., conducting TA training, curriculum development, creation of instructional materials including on-line instruction, employ new technologies) at the campus, statewide and national level. The Division of Social Sciences is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body. We are thus especially interested in candidates who 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, diversity, and equity within an academic setting.

Salary and starting rank will be commensurate with experience and based on the University of California pay scales.

Applications received will be given full consideration. However, the position will remain open until filled.

Applications are accepted online at:

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.

Application Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

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

  • Teaching excellence documentation - Including instructional materials developed by the candidate, summaries of teaching evaluations, on-line instructional segments, reprints of scholarly articles particularly with a pedagogical focus.

  • Teaching excellence documentation - Extra space for documentation

  • Teaching excellence documentation - Extra space for documentation

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required