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Associate Teaching Professor (Lecture with Security of Employment)

Position overview

Position title: Associate Teaching Professor
Salary range: Level of appointment will be commensurate with qualifications; salary based on UC pay scales and market conditions.

Application Window

Open date: April 25th, 2022

Most recent review date: Monday, May 16, 2022 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: Friday, Sep 30, 2022 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 Jacobs School of Engineering at the University of California, San Diego invites applications for an Associate Teaching Professor to serve as Director of the Jacobs School of Engineering's Experience Engineering Initiative (E4) ( and the EnVision Arts and Engineering Maker Studio ( The ideal candidate would have a strong background in hands-on education, be excited to provide dedicated, visionary leadership for E4 and EnVision, and be ready to help expand the breadth and depth in hands-on Engineering at UC San Diego.

The position’s responsibilities will include leading and expanding the E4 initiative across the school of engineering and working with the educators and leaders of all six engineering departments. Applicants from all engineering areas represented in the school of engineering are encouraged to apply.

The successful candidate will demonstrate innovative teaching methodologies to include the following: experience with hands-on pedagogy in the classroom, working with student orgs and extra-curricular projects, interdisciplinary focus, outreach to underrepresented populations, and increasing participation for all kinds of students.

As the E4 director, the successful candidate’s duties will include teaching of undergraduate and/or graduate students (including mentoring), obtaining resources to further hands-on education, defining and developing a vision for hands-on learning in JSOE, broadening JSOE hands-on education in and/or out of the classroom, fostering the creation of new courses, fostering/formalizing hands-on experience via student organizations, extending hands-on ‘reach’ for JSOE students.

This position will be housed within one or more of the six engineering departments, depending on candidate background and experience ( Please indicate in your cover letter to which of the six department(s) you would like your application routed. The Jacobs School of Engineering at UC San Diego is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body.

UCSD Teaching Professor faculty may achieve security of employment (similar to tenure-track) and are expected to do much more than excellent teaching. They have leadership responsibility, not only as teachers, but as facilitators and initiators of instructional development, curriculum design, course structure, teaching methods, new technologies, and coordinating a spectrum of teaching activities. They play a leadership role in teaching in the departments and their disciplines. Further, they provide university and public service in addition to educational leadership beyond the campus and contributions to instruction-related activities.

A candidate for appointment, merit increase, or promotion in this series is judged by the following criteria:

  • Teaching excellence: The demonstration and maintenance of teaching excellence is the primary criterion for the series.
  • Professional and/or scholarly achievement and activity, including creative activity.
  • University and public service

Rank: Associate Teaching Professor (also termed Lecturer with Security of Employment). This appointment confers membership in the Academic Senate, and, contingent upon promotion, security of employment. For more details see

Salary: Level of appointment will be commensurate with qualifications; salary based on UC pay scales and market conditions.

Closing Date: Applications received by XXXX, 2022 will be given full consideration. The position will remain open until filled.

For applicants with interest in spousal/partner employment, please see for the UCSD Partner Opportunities Program.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

A Ph.D. degree is required in the area of Engineering or a related discipline at the time of application.

Preferred qualifications

Preferred candidates will have demonstrated accomplishments in establish and/or leading initiatives in hands-on engineering education and contributing to diversity, equity, and inclusion, such as increasing the access and success of underrepresented students or faculty in engineering. Candidates should have a desire to participate in the School's diversity initiatives (

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Cover Letter - Please indicate in your cover letter to which of our six engineering departments your application should be routed.

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

  • Statement of Teaching and Leadership

  • Sample Teaching Evaluations

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • Sample Publications (Optional)

  • 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
  • 0-5 required (contact information only)

Please solicit references within the system. Although referees are not required for initial review, final interview decisions will not be made until a minimum of 3 letters have been received in the application.

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Campus Information

The University of California, San Diego is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, covered veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. Please refer to Appendix F, Section II.C. of the policy for the deadlines applicable to new University of California employees. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

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Job location

La Jolla, CA