Lecturer with Potential Security of Employment (LPSOE) University of California at San Diego, Jacobs School of Engineering

Lecturer with Potential Security of Employment (LPSOE)


  • Jacobs School of Engineering - CMPTR SCI & ENGNRNG



Open date: October 31st, 2017


Last review date: December 4th, 2017

Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.


Final date: June 30th, 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 CSE Department seeks applications for an Assistant Teaching Professor with potential security of employment (“similar to tenure-track”). The teaching faculty series at UC San Diego (whose official title is “Lecturer with (Potential) Security of Employment”) carries equivalent rights and responsibilities to the more traditional UC San Diego research-focused faculty series. Teaching Professors are expected to place a stronger emphasis on teaching and scholarly activity related to education than on traditional disciplinary research activities.


We seek candidates who have demonstrated that they are strong computer science and engineering educators. Candidates will be expected to teach core undergraduate courses and may also teach advanced undergraduate and graduate courses. The normal teaching load for Teaching Professors is two courses per quarter. Candidates should also be engaged in, or have the potential to engage in, scholarly activity outside the classroom that has resulted or will likely result in advances in computer science and engineering education. Successful candidates must show commitment to educating a broad and diverse group of students and in working to increase the participation and success of students from groups underrepresented in computer science, including but not limited to: African Americans, Latino/as, American Indians, Native Hawaiians, Native Alaskans, women, persons with disabilities, and first-generation college students. All candidates are asked to describe explicitly the nature of their commitment to and experience with underrepresented groups.


Candidates are required to have a Ph.D. degree or to have advanced to candidacy in computer science (including computer science education) or a related area by the time of application.


CSE is a highly collaborative department, home to over 50 faculty including four teaching faculty. With over 2000 undergraduate CS majors, UC San Diego is deeply committed to undergraduate education and is a leader in undergraduate computer science education at a large scale. The department has pioneered several innovative undergraduate programs and pedagogies to support its large and thriving undergraduate student body. More information about the department can be found at http://www.cse.ucsd.edu/.


We encourage candidates to send applications as soon as possible. Applications received by December 4, 2017 will be given full consideration. However, positions remain open until filled.


To apply, please submit the following materials at the website: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF01614

  • A cover letter

  • Curriculum Vita

  • A teaching statement: This statement can describe your teaching philosophy, but must describe your teaching experience and include evidence of effective teaching (student evaluation data is encouraged)

  • A statement of scholarly activities describing research and/or other scholarly activities: The research/scholarship described can be in any area, but this statement must include plans for scholarship to be conducted in the teaching faculty position (usually education-focused, but not required to be)

  • 3 reference letters

  • A statement describing your past experience in activities that promote diversity and inclusion and/or plans to make future contributions. For further information about contributions to diversity statements, see http://facultyequity.ucsd.edu/Faculty-Applicant-C2D-Info.asp and http://soeadm.ucsd.edu/ppi/academic_personnel/diversity/docs/C2D_Expectations.pdf


If you have any questions, please contact Christine Alvarado (L(P)SOE Recruiting Chair) at cjalvarado@eng.ucsd.edu.


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


UCSD is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. Women and minority applicants, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply (see http://diversity.ucsd.edu).



La Jolla, CA





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

  • Cover Letter

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

  • Statement of Teaching - Must include evidence of effective teaching

  • Statement of Contributions to diversity - Applicants should summarize their past or potential contributions to diversity. See our Faculty Equity and http://soeadm.ucsd.edu/ppi/academic_personnel/diversity/docs/C2D_Expectations.pdf

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)



3-5 letters of reference required



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