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Associate Professor - in Design

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The Design Lab at UC San Diego ( is seeking a candidate to fill a tenured faculty position at the Associate rank. Building on UC San Diego’s longstanding tradition of interdisciplinary research, we are launching a campus-wide initiative to hire a tenure-track or tenured faculty conducting innovative interdisciplinary research with the broad goal of advancing human-centered design. The Design Lab at UC San Diego is a new initiative, established by the chancellor to become a major international center for human-centered design.

A multidisciplinary hiring committee will review and recommend candidates. We welcome applications in all areas related to the Design Lab mission. Appointments will be made in an academic department in divisions/units including but are not limited to: the Division of Arts and Humanities, the Jacobs School of Engineering, the Division of Social Sciences, and the Rady School of Management. Joint appointments can be considered where appropriate.

Applicants for the Associate Professor (with tenure) must have a terminal degree--such as a PhD, equivalent doctoral degree, or MFA--in their area of expertise, and--at minimum--4 years of academic teaching experience. The preferred candidate will: have published one or more conference and/or journal articles in a highly-regarded peer-reviewed venue; be prepared to supervise and teach graduate and undergraduate students in design-related courses; demonstrate the highest standards of scholarship and professional activity; and contribute to a campus climate that supports equity, inclusion, and diversity. An interdisciplinary perspective and experience with multiple methodologies is highly valued. Candidates should submit, via online application to (a) a short cover letter describing background and interests, (b) vita, (c) research statement, (d) teaching statement, (e) reprints of up to four representative publications, (f) personal statement summarizing their contributions (or potential contributions) to diversity and leadership (, (g) documentation of teaching evidence, and (h) a minimum of five letters of reference (provide name, title, address and email).

Appointments will begin July 1, 2017 and salary is commensurate with experience and based on the University of California pay scales. Applications received by December 15, 2016 will be given full consideration. However, the position will remain open until filled.

The University of California, San Diego is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body, and to addressing dual-career issues ( All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status.

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San Diego, CA

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Document requirements
  • Cover Letter - Describe background and interests.

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

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching - Summarize quality of teaching in classroom and student mentoring.

  • Documentation of Teaching Evidence - Examples: links to instructional materials developed by candidate, summaries of teaching evaluations, on-line instructional segments, or reprints of any scholarly articles with a pedagogical focus.

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

  • Publications - Include up to 4 representative publications/scholarly articles (provide links or attach PDFs).

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Reference requirements
  • 5-7 letters of reference required