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Lecturer with Potential Security of Employment (LPSOE) - Data Science Program

Recruitment Period

Open date: December 8th, 2017
Last review date: February 1st, 2018
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: December 7th, 2018
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.


The UC San Diego Data Science Undergraduate Program (joint endeavor of the Departments of Computer Science and Engineering, Mathematics and Cognitive Science) invites applications for an Assistant Teaching Professor with potential security of employment (similar to a tenure-track position). The teaching faculty series at UC San Diego (whose official title is “Lecturer with (Potential) Security of Employment”) carries equivalent rights and responsibilities as the more traditional tenure-track faculty series, but with a stronger emphasis on teaching supplemented by scholarly activity related to data science research, practice and application.

In addition to teaching core courses, candidates are expected to lead the development and assessment of new educational initiatives, including applying for grants including institutional training grants. The successful candidates will provide guidance, leadership, and innovation for the data science undergraduate program, with a specific focus on both adding to the high quality of these programs and on broadening the diversity of the student body in these programs.

The Data Science Undergraduate Program is a recently established multi-disciplinary undergraduate major at UC San Diego sponsored by the Departments of Computer Science and Engineering, Mathematics and Cognitive Science. The program has about 15 core faculty and several other participating faculty from various campus departments. UC San Diego is working on several other new initiatives related to data science and is committed to data science education and research.

A Ph.D. or advancement to candidacy in Computer Science & Engineering, Mathematics, Statistics or disciplines related to data science is required at the time of application. Evidence of effective and innovative undergraduate teaching in data science, and evidence of scholarly activity outside the classroom that has led to advances in data science is preferred. Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications in conformance with University of California policies.

The Data Science Undergraduate Program is committed to building an excellent, diverse, and inclusive faculty, staff and student body. In addition to the highest standards of scholarship, teaching, and professional activity, the preferred candidates for any position will have potential or demonstrated contributions to a climate that supports equity, inclusion, and diversity.

Successful candidates will be members of the faculty in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering and will be dedicated to teaching in the data science program. CSE is home to over 50 faculty and 500 graduate students who span a range of research areas in computer science, computer engineering and bioinformatics. In addition, the department works closely with the Center for Networked Systems (CNS), the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (CalIT2), the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC), and the Center for Wireless Communications (CWC), which provide unique opportunities and resources. More information can be found at

We encourage candidates to send applications as soon as possible. Applications received by February 1, 2017 will be given full consideration. However, positions remain open until filled.

To apply, submit the materials described below at the website: .
Please submit:

  • A cover letter
  • Curriculum vita
  • Teaching statement (which must include evidence of effective teaching), statement of scholarly activities describing research and other scholarly activities
  • Contact information for 3 to 5 references to provide letters (the names/addresses, including email address)
  • A separate statement describing your past efforts and future plans to promote diversity and inclusion. Examples of contributions to diversity include, but are not limited to, developing strategies for the educational or professional advancement of students from underrepresented groups; efforts to advance equitable access and diversity in education; and activities such as recruitment, retention, and mentoring or advising of underrepresented students or new faculty. For additional information regarding contributions to diversity and how they are weighted by the hiring committee, please visit

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

The UC San Diego is committed to building an excellent, diverse and inclusive faculty, staff, and student body (

Job location

La Jolla, CA


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

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Scholarly Activities (which can include Research) - Describing research and other scholarly activities

  • Statement of Teaching - Must include evidence of effective teaching

  • Statement of Contributions to diversity - Applicants should summarized their past or potential contributions to diversity. see our Faculty Equity and

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required

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