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 one or more of following four focal areas:
Social basis of human knowledge, learning and creativity. Candidates investigating social institutions and practices (e.g., how different types of institutions circulate forms of knowledge within society) are encouraged to apply.
Political and economic intersections with human knowledge, learning and creativity. Candidates studying how political or economic forces affect human knowledge, learning and creativity, using theoretical or empirical approaches that can be used to inform public policy, are encouraged to apply.
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.
Biological basis of knowledge, learning and creativity. Candidates using computational, systems, behavioral, and/or cognitive neuroscience approaches to understand the brain mechanisms of knowledge, learning, and creativity in human and/or animal models are encouraged to apply.
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.
Associate-level or Early Full Professor candidates must hold a Ph.D. and show evidence of an outstanding independent research program along with strong teaching ability and service commitment. The preferred candidate should have evidence of meaningful and strong contributions to diversity.
Candidates may apply to one or more of the above four areas. The initial deadline for applications is September 30, 2016, and the review of applications will continue until the positions are 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.
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.