DESIGN LPSOE OPENING – Assistant Teaching Professor

Recruitment Period

Open date: December 4th, 2015
Last review date: March 4th, 2016
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: May 31st, 2016
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.
Job #JPF00990


Design Assistant Teaching Professor (LPSOE) at the University of California, San Diego

The University of California, San Diego is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body. 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. We seek a qualified Assistant Teaching Professor to help establish courses in human-centered design.

The job title is also known as Lecturer with Potential Security of Employment: LPSOE. This series parallels that of the research-focused series but with emphasis upon excellence in teaching and other instruction-related activities. Individuals in the position are expected to provide outstanding teaching, as well as to engage in professional activity (including research on pedagogy) and service related to the pedagogical mission of the department and university. This appointment confers membership in the Academic Senate, and, contingent upon promotion, tenure-paralleling security of employment.

The appointment will be made in the department and division most relevant to the candidate (e.g. Division of Social Sciences, Jacobs School of Engineering, Division of Arts and Humanities).

Candidates will be favored who (1) have teaching expertise in human-centered experience, product design, service design, or systems design, (2) have demonstrated superlative accomplishment in the classroom, makers facility, studio, or other instructional milieu, (3) does design research [field studies, ethnography, etc.] (4) show potential or demonstrated educational leadership in areas contributing to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and (5) will contribute to instruction-related activities (e.g., conducting TA training, curriculum development, creation of instructional materials including online instruction, employ new technologies) at the campus, statewide and national level.

Experience in human-centered design is required. Applicants must either have an advanced degree with 2 years of work experience or the terminal degree appropriate to their field. For practicing designers, this will be a Masters-level degree, for others it is likely to be the PhD or equivalent degree.

Salary: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on University of California pay scales.

Closing Date: All applications received by January 4, 2016 will be given full consideration. After that, reviews of applications will continue until the position is filled.

To Apply: Candidates should submit (a) cover letter, (b) curriculum vitae, (c) teaching statement, (d) links to any documentation of teaching excellence (including instructional materials developed by the candidate, summaries of teaching evaluations, on-line instructional segments, reprints of any scholarly articles particularly with a pedagogical focus), (e) a personal statement that summarizes their past or potential contributions to diversity (see for further information), and (f) three to five referee letters commenting on the candidate’s pedagogical skills, among other attributes (provide referee name, title, address and email). Submissions may also include a portfolio of accomplishments, including design shows, and awards, and examples of implemented designs. All materials should be submitted electronically via UCSD's Academic Personnel On-Line RECRUIT at

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. 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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More information about this recruitment:



  • Cover Letter

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

  • Statement of Teaching - Summarize teaching and other instruction-related activities.

  • Documentation of Teaching - Provide links to instructional materials developed by candidate, summaries of teaching evaluations, on-line instructional segments, reprints of any scholarly articles particulary 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.

  • Portfolio of Accomplishments - May inlcude design shows and awards, and examples of implemented designs. (Optional)

  • Misc/Additional (Optional)

  • Misc/Additional (Optional)

  • Misc/Additional (Optional)


3-5 letters of reference required