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Urban Studies and Planning - Project Scientist (Full, Associate or Assistant)

Application Window

Open date: October 26, 2022

Most recent review date: Friday, Nov 4, 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: Thursday, Oct 26, 2023 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 Urban Studies and Planning (USP), at the University of California, San Diego, is conducting an open search for a non-tenured Assistant Project Scientist.

At UC San Diego, Project Scientists (https://www.ucop.edu/academic-personnel-programs/_files/apm/apm-311.pdf ) are academic researchers who are expected to make significant and creative contributions to a research team, but are not necessarily leaders of the research team. Project scientist positions are similar to postdoctoral fellow positions, but carry more responsibilities, a higher salary, and are typically of longer duration. Project Scientists are not required to carry out independent research or develop an independent research reputation but will publish and carry out research or creative programs with supervision by faculty. University and public service are encouraged but not required, and this position does not have formal teaching responsibilities.

Position duties include but not limited to: linking transportation, land use, public health and climate change through the development of research proposals, survey design, spatial sampling and data collection, advanced statistical analysis, manuscript development, and creation of software based simulation tools for policy development and advancement.

Appointment and duration vary depending on the length of the research project and availability of funding.

Recruitment will remain open until filled based on the on-going needs in the USP Department. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on University of California pay scales.

Applications must be submitted to the UCSD on-line application collection system. Applications will not be considered unless submitted through our online system.

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Masters Degree in Urban Planning, Transportation Engineering, Geography or Public Policy

Preferred qualifications

PhD in Urban Planning, Transportation Engineering, Geography or Public Health

Application Requirements

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

  • Statement of Research

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

  • Cover Letter (Optional)

  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3 letters of reference required
Apply link: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/JPF03346

Help contact: dakerr@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