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Assistant Teaching Professor - CSE

Position overview

Position title: Assistant Teaching Professor
Salary range: A reasonable salary range estimate for this position is $99,100-$124,300. ​​
The posted UC Academic salary scales set the minimum pay as determined by rank and/or step at appointment. See the following table(s) for the salary scale(s) for this position
The base salary range, from the salary table(s), for this position is $99,100-$124,300. ​
“Off-scale salaries” and other components of pay, i.e., a salary that is higher than the published system-wide salary at the designated rank and step, are offered when necessary to meet competitive conditions, qualifications, and experience. ​
​Additional UCSD salary information can be found here:

Application Window

Open date: August 23, 2023

Most recent review date: Wednesday, Nov 29, 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: Friday, Mar 1, 2024 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 University of California San Diego Computer Science and Engineering Department seeks applications for an Assistant Teaching Professor (formal title Lecturer with Potential Security of Employment). Teaching Professors are full members of the academic senate and are eligible for Security of Employment, analogous to tenure.

The responsibilities of Teaching Professors emphasize teaching courses and contributing to the teaching mission of the department. Teaching Professors are also expected to maintain an active program of educational and/or disciplinary scholarship, and to contribute to department service as senate faculty. The teaching load is two courses per quarter at the undergraduate and/or graduate level.

We seek candidates who have demonstrated that they are promising computer science and engineering educators, and who are interested in a teaching-focused career.

UC San Diego is deeply committed to education and is a leader in undergraduate computer science education at a large scale. More information about the CSE department and its Teaching Faculty can be found at and

We encourage candidates to send applications as soon as possible. Applications submitted by October 15, 2023 will receive full consideration; review will continue until the position is filled.

If you have any questions, please contact Joe Gibbs Politz (Recruiting Chair) at

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


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Applicants should have completed all requirements for a Ph.D. (or equivalent) in computer science and/or computer engineering and/or CS(E) education or a related area.

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)

PhD degree (or equivalent) in computer science and/or computer engineering and/or CS(E) education or a related area must be conferred by start date

Preferred qualifications

Applicants should have at least one year of prior teaching experience as a TA, lead instructor, or other comparable teaching experience, along with demonstrated scholarship in computer science, computer science education, or a related field. Applicants who have engaged in activities or efforts to educate a broad and diverse group of students and worked to increase the participation and success of students from groups underrepresented in computer science are preferred.

Application Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Scholarly Activities - A statement of scholarly activities describing research and/or other scholarly activities. This statement may describe scholarship in the discipline of computing or in computing education, and should also include a description of plans for future scholarship at UC San Diego (again either in the computing or computing education discipline)

  • Statement of Teaching - This statement must describe your teaching experience and include evidence of effective teaching (including student evaluation data is encouraged)

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Applicants should summarize their past or potential contributions to diversity. See our Faculty Equity and C2D Expectations site for more information.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required
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Job location

La Jolla, CA