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Temporary Lecturer - 2022/2023 - COGNITIVE SCIENCE

Application Window

Open date: April 15, 2022

Most recent review date: Monday, Oct 3, 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, Dec 2, 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 Department of Cognitive Science at the University of California, San Diego is committed to continuing a tradition of excellence in its faculty and invites applications from candidates who can contribute to that tradition.
The department is accepting applications for temporary non-tenure track lecturers (Unit 18) to teach for the 2022-2023 academic year. Teaching duties will include upper- and lower-division undergraduate classes in the areas of: computational methods and modeling, human-computer interaction, human-centered design, language or culture and cognition, neuroscience (cognitive, behavioral, theoretical, and/or systems), and clinical aspects of cognitive science. In addition to teaching responsibilities, general duties include (but are not limited to) managing teaching assistants, holding office hours, assigning grades, advising students, preparing course materials (e.g., syllabus), and maintaining course websites.

Lecturers teaching large courses are expected to work with and mentor student teaching assistants. The number of positions and courses varies across academic quarters, depending on the curriculum needs of the Department. Positions typically start at the beginning of an academic quarter, and appointments may be renewable based on need, funding, performance, and the Department's mandate to maintain intellectual diversity. UCSD and the Department of Cognitive Science are committed to maintaining a diverse faculty and promoting an inclusive and tolerant environment.

Course descriptions can be found at http://www.ucsd.edu/catalog/courses

For this Transition Year only, we will be using AP Recruit to review current/internal appointees and also collect applicants.

Please use the specialization tool to identify if you are an internal/current appointee or external applicant.

Internal/Current Department Appointees are required to submit:
CV
Statement of Contributions to Diversity
Teaching Evaluations: Most recent teaching evaluations (including student comments, if available)
Statement of Teaching
Sample Syllabi

External Applicants are required to submit:
CV
Statement of Contributions to Diversity
Teaching Evaluations: Most recent teaching evaluations (including student comments, if available). If not available, upload a letter of reference on your teaching ability.
Statement of Teaching
Sample Syllabi

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on University of California pay scales. The review of applications will begin on April 8, 2022. The posting will remain open for the duration of the year to accommodate upcoming course needs or until the position is filled.

Qualifications

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)

Candidates must have at minimum a terminal degree Master's degree in the area of Cognitive Science and/or related fields.

Degree must be completed by start date of position.

Preferred qualifications

The preferred candidate will 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 and diversity.

Prior university level experience in teaching undergraduate courses.

Outstanding teaching evaluations.

Experience teaching large classroom sizes (more than 100 students).

Ph.D. or equivalent doctorate degree in the area of Cognitive Science and/or related fields.

Application Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Teaching/Teaching Philosophy - Summarize teaching experience, quality of teaching in classroom and student mentoring, and other instructional-related activities.

  • 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)

  • Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness - Example: provide summaries of teaching evaluations (within the last 2 years) such as CAPEs if you taught at UCSD previously.

  • Transcript - Include a transcript if your terminal degree is outside of cognitive science.
    (Optional)

  • Syllabus - Provide sample of course syllabi from classes you have taught in the last two years.
    (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-4 letters of reference required
Apply link: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/JPF03211

Help contact: a2nuristani@ucsd.edu

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