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HCI Opening - Assistant or Associate Faculty Member

The Department of Cognitive Science http://cogsci.ucsd.edu within the Division of Social Sciences at the University of California, San Diego is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body.  We invite applications for a faculty position in the field of Design, Human-Computer Interaction, or related fields. We interpret these areas broadly and invite strong candidates in related specializations. Potential fields include social computing, design, interactive systems, and gestural and natural interfaces.  We are especially interested in candidates who will flourish in a Cognitive Science Department, and whose research, teaching, or service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity within an academic setting. The department seeks to fill a tenure-track position up to the Associate Professor rank (with tenure) to begin July 1, 2016. Joint appointment with other departments can be considered where appropriate.

 

The UCSD Department of Cognitive Science was the first of its kind in the world, and, as part of an exceptional scientific community, continues to influence the field it helped to create.  The department is truly interdisciplinary, with a faculty whose interests span anthropology, cognitive science, computer science, design, human development, human-computer interaction, information science, linguistics, neuroscience, philosophy, psychology, sociology, and vision.  We welcome candidates to apply whose PhD or equivalent doctorate degree are in these disciplines.

 

The preferred candidate will have strong demonstrated accomplishments in areas contributing to diversity, equity and inclusion, and a desire to play a leadership role in advancing UC San Diego’s commitment to achieving excellence and diversity.

 

To apply for the tenure-track Assistant Professor: Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent doctorate degree or completion of doctorate degree in their area of expertise by the start date of the position. The successful candidate will be expected to teach and supervise students, primarily at the undergraduate and graduate level, in HCI/design courses and/or related topics in a cognitive science department, and conduct extramurally funded research.  An interdisciplinary perspective and experience with multiple methodologies is highly valued.  Candidates should submit, via online application to https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF00983 (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 (http://facultyequity.ucsd.edu/Faculty-Applicant-C2D-info.asp), and (g) a minimum of three letters of reference, (provide name, title, address and email) to https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF00983.

 

To apply for the Associate Professor (with tenure): Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent doctorate degree in their area of expertise; at minimum, 4 years of academic teaching experience; have successfully obtained at least 1 competitive research grant as principal investigator; and have demonstrated contributions to Design (construed broadly). The successful candidate will be expected to: teach undergraduate and graduate courses in HCI, Design courses and/or related topics; supervise students in these areas; conduct extramurally funded research; and contribute to the growing Design Lab  An interdisciplinary perspective and experience with multiple methodologies is highly valued.  Candidates should submit, via online application to https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF00984: (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 (http://facultyequity.ucsd.edu/Faculty-Applicant-C2D-info.asp), (g) documentation of teaching evidence, (h) contributions to design as evidenced by scholarship on design-related topics, leadership in design programs, and participation in creating design work, and (i) a minimum of five letters of reference, (provide name, title, address and email) to https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF00984.

 

Appointments will begin July 1, 2016 and salary is commensurate with experience and based on the University of California pay scales.

 

Applications received by December 30, 2015 will be given full consideration. However, positions will remain open until filled.

 

UCSD is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to academic excellence and diversity and to addressing dual career issues (http://academicaffairs.ucsd.edu/aps/partneropp/). All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status.