Tenure-track Assistant Teaching Professor Position in the Human Development Program – UC San Diego: La Jolla, CA

Tenure-track Assistant Teaching Professor Position in the Human Development Program – UC San Diego: La Jolla, CA


The Human Development Program invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Teaching Professor (LPSOE) position, specifically within the area of Socio-Cultural Lifespan Development, beginning July 1, 2016. This position emphasizes excellence in teaching and other instruction-related activities to undergraduate education. Assistant Teaching Professors are evaluated based on their teaching performance, engagement in professional activities and service related to the pedagogical mission of the Program and University.

The Human Development Program (HDP) (http://hdp.ucsd.edu/) is located within the Division of Social Sciences at UC, San Diego and is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff and student body. HDP is an undergraduate program that provides students with a unique perspective that highlights the dynamics of lifespan development. The program reflects the interdisciplinary nature of research at UCSD. The profile of the HDP major reflects this perspective analytically and structurally. There are, accordingly, three lifespan concentrations available for majors: Biological Development, Language and Cognitive Development, and Socio-Cultural Development.


The Program is seeking a candidate with a strong background in cross-cultural research, particularly focused on adolescence though late life development. Required qualifications include a Ph.D. in any of several relevant fields, for example, Anthropology, Psychology, Communications, Education, and Sociology, among others. Candidates will be favored who (1) have teaching expertise and a background in social-cultural topics, (2) have knowledge and expertise in advanced methods, including experimental methodology and quantitative analysis, qualitative and/or mixed methods designs. (3) have superlative accomplishments in the classroom or other instructional settings, (4) have shown potential or demonstrated educational leadership in areas contributing to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and (5) will contribute to instruction-related activities including curriculum development and employment of new technologies.


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


Closing Date: Review of applications will begin February 22, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled.


To Apply: Candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, links to any documentation of teaching excellence (including instructional materials developed by the candidate, summaries of teaching evaluations, on-line instructional segments, reprints of scholarly articles particularly with a pedagogical focus), and a personal statement that summarizes their past or potential contributions to diversity (see http://facultyequity.ucsd.edu/Faculty-Applicant-C2D-Info.asp for further information). The candidate should also arrange for three to four letters of recommendation commenting on the candidateís pedagogical skills, among other attributes to be submitted via the on-line application system. All materials should be submitted electronically via UCSD's Academic Personnel On-Line RECRUIT at https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF00986Please apply to the following job posting: Assistant Teaching Professor–Lecturer with Potential Security of Employment

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.