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Assistant Teaching Professor - HDSI

Position overview

Position title: Assistant Teaching Professor of Data Science
Salary range: A reasonable salary range estimate for this position is $100,000-$125,000. ​​
The posted UC Academic salary scales set the minimum pay as determined by rank and/or step at appointment. See the following tables for the salary scales for this position: The base salary range, from the salary tables, for this position is 74,600-$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: October 4, 2023

Most recent review date: Sunday, Nov 5, 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: Monday, Sep 30, 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 invites applications from outstanding candidates for one or more Assistant Teaching Professor positions within the Halıcıoğlu Data Science Institute (HDSI) to meet the long-term instructional needs in the growing field of Data Science. Teaching Professors are full members of the academic senate and are eligible for security of employment, analogous to tenure. The Assistant Teaching Professor position (formal title "Lecturer with Potential Security of Employment") is a faculty appointment with a primary emphasis on teaching university students, in addition to pedagogical and/or disciplinary research. The normal teaching load expected for Teaching Professors is two courses per quarter at the undergraduate and/or graduate level.

We seek applicants who are interested in teaching-focused careers, and who will excel at developing and teaching courses in data science. While applications from all areas of data science will be considered, we especially encourage those with teaching or research experience in data visualization, probability and statistics, distributed processing systems, database systems, software development, and/or programming languages to apply. Information on current undergraduate courses taught in HDSI can be found at

This position requires teaching of university students and requires a strong background in Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, Engineering or a related discipline.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

A PhD or Advancement to PhD Candidacy in Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, Engineering or a related discipline.

Preferred qualifications

Ideal candidates will have at least one year of prior experience as a TA, lead instructor, or other comparable teaching experience, along with demonstrated scholarship in data science, computing education, or a related field. Candidates with a background in statistics will be given additional consideration.

HDSI is committed to building an excellent, diverse, and inclusive faculty, staff and student body. As such, 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 STEM are preferred.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Cover Letter (Optional)

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

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Teaching Evaluations (Optional)

  • 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.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

  • 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 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.

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

San Diego