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Assistant Teaching Professor (LPSOE) in Physics (EXC)

Position overview

Position title: Assistant Teaching Professor

Application Window

Open date: November 23, 2022

Most recent review date: Wednesday, Feb 15, 2023 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, Nov 23, 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 PHYSICS, within the Division of Physical Sciences at the University of California, San Diego (, is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff and student body and invites applications for an Excellence search, which includes a faculty position as Assistant Teaching Professor. Faculty in the Teaching Professor series (sometimes referred to as a Lecturer with Potential for Security of Employment) are Academic Senate members whose expertise and responsibilities center on undergraduate education, as well as scholarly analysis and improvement of teaching. More information about the Teaching Professor series may be found at this link: All positions are subject to availability of funding.

We are seeking outstanding teachers who wish to have a permanent, full-time instructional position on an academic-year basis. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute in the following domains:
• Teaching of truly exceptional quality; emphasis on large-enrollment introductory lecture and laboratory courses.
• Professional achievement and activity; such as developing curriculum, using instructional technology to enhance student learning, awareness of developments in pedagogical methods, collaborating with members of the department on pedagogical techniques and course content, and contributing to efforts to secure extramural funding for educational program development.
• University and public service; such as participating in campus and departmental committees, student outreach and recruitment, and providing academic advice relating to student affairs.

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on University of California pay scale.

Information on contributions to diversity statements can be found at the following link:

For applicants interested in spousal/partner employment, please visit the UCSD Partner Opportunities Program at


Basic qualifications (Required at Time of Application)

-Candidates must have a Ph.D in physics (any area) or a closely related scientific field.
-Demonstrated excellence in a recognized program.
-Demonstrated excellence in both teaching and physics education.
-Demonstrated excellence in written communication and interpersonal communication skills.

PhD must be in hand prior by the time the appointment begins.

Additional qualifications (Required at Time of Start)

-Demonstrates a well-crafted plan of contribution to campus initiatives and programs which enhance diversity, equity and inclusivity efforts on campus ( Applications should include a statement describing past and/or potential contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion (see
-Demonstrated experience mentoring students and/or colleagues.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Cover Letter

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V. and a publication list.

  • Statement of Teaching Experience / Philosophy / Professional Goals

  • Recent Teaching Evaluations

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

  • COVID-19 Impact Statement - We understand that the COVID-19 pandemic may have had a substantial impact on academic productivity. In our academic hiring processes, we will be keeping this in mind as we consider faculty achievement relative to opportunity. We encourage you to reflect on constraints on opportunity in your field that were caused by the events of the pandemic and where applicable, to discuss your achievements in this light.

  • Misc. / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required
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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. For new University of California employees, the applicable deadline is eight weeks after their first date of employment.

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Job location

San Diego, CA