October 02, 2016

Assistant Professor - Cultural Basis - Human Knowledge, Learning and Creativity

University of California - San Diego - San Diego, CA

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    University of California - San Diego University of California - San Diego
  • Location
    San Diego, CA
  • Job Type
  • Job Classification
    Full Time
  • Experience
    Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
  • Education
    Bachelors Degree
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Job Description


Job #JPF01119


* Arts and Humanities - DEAN ARTS/HUMANITIES

* Biological Sciences - DIVISION OF BIOLOGICAL SCI.

* Jacobs School of Engineering - JACOBS SCH. OF ENGINEERING

* Physical Sciences - DEAN PHYSICAL SCIENCES

* Rady School of Management - RADY SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT

* School of Global Policy & Strategy - SCH. OF GLOBAL POLICY&STRATEGY

* School of Medicine - MEDICINE

* Scripps Institution of Oceanography - SIO - ALL UNITS

* Skaggs School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences - SCH OF PHARMACY AND PHARM. SCI

* Social Sciences - DEAN SOCIAL SCIENCES


Open date: September 1st, 2016
Last review date: September 30th, 2016
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled. Final date: June 30th, 2017
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 University of California, San Diego has a long-standing commitment to interdisciplinary research. Building on this foundation, we are launching a campus-wide initiative to hire four or more tenure-track or tenured faculty conducting innovative interdisciplinary research with the broad goal of understanding human knowledge, learning and creativity. We seek candidates with research interests in the following focal area of:

Cultural basis of human knowledge, learning and creativity. Candidates studying how culture shapes what we know and how we learn, and/or how knowledge, learning, and creativity are produced or contested within cultural communities are encouraged to apply.

For Assistant level candidates: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF01119

Appointments will be made jointly between at least two departments and across at least two divisions to spur interdisciplinary work. The divisions/units include but are not limited to: the Division of Social Sciences, the Division of Arts and Humanities, the Division of Biological Sciences, the Division of Physical Sciences, the Jacobs School of Engineering, School of Medicine, the School of Global Policy and Strategy, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Science, and the Rady School of Management. Assistant Professor candidates must have Ph.D. completed at the time of appointment and show great promise in teaching, service and research. The preferred candidate will be prepared to teach graduate and undergraduate students, demonstrate the highest standards of scholarship and professional activity, and contribute to a campus climate that supports equity, inclusion, and diversity. The initial deadline for applications is September 30, 2016, and the review of applications will continue until the position is filled. UC San Diego is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff and student body.

The level of appointment and salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on UC pay schedules.

To apply: All candidates should submit a letter of interest that describes their background, research interests, and teaching experience, along with their curriculum vitae, up to three writing samples/publications, and a statement that summarizes their past or potential contributions to diversity (see http://facultyexcellence.ucsd.edu/c2d/index.html for further information). Application materials, along with the contact information for three individuals who can provide letters of reference, should be submitted in PDF format via UCSD's AP On-Line RECRUIT, an electronic job application system.

For applicants with interest in spousal/partner employment, please see http://academicaffairs.ucsd.edu/aps/partneropp/index.html for the UC San Diego Partner Opportunities Program.

UC San Diego is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age or protected status.


San Diego, CA




Cover Letter

Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

Statement of Research

Statement of Teaching

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

Writing Samples/Publications


3 letters of reference required