The Design Lab at UC San Diego (http://designlab.ucsd.edu), in collaboration with the Division of Social Sciences and School of Medicine, seeks candidates for tenure-track faculty positions at the Assistant Professor rank. 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, with the focus upon design as a way of thinking, especially dealing with a people-centered approach to complex sociotechnical systems.
The Design Lab works with all departments and divisions of the University. This ad welcomes faculty working on innovative people-centered design. This recruitment is for an appointment in one of three host departments in the Division of Social Sciences -- Anthropology, Cognitive Science, Education Studies, or the Medical School's Division of Infectious Diseases and Global Public Health. (A companion ad welcomes applications in Jacobs School of Engineering.)
Assistant Professor candidates must have completed a terminal degree--such as a PhD, MD, MFA, MDes, or equivalent in their area of expertise at the time of appointment (or advancement to candidacy) and provide evidence of experience in teaching (examples may include presenting at conferences, teaching of courses, teaching assistant experience, mentoring at any level, assertions of competency by letter writers, etc.), research, and service Preferred candidates will have published human-centered research in conference and/or journal articles in highly-regarded peer-reviewed venues, have one or more years of experience supervising and teaching graduate and undergraduate students in design-related courses; have evidence of professional activity related to the individual's field of study, as well as evidence of contributing to a campus climate that supports equity, inclusion, and diversity. An interdisciplinary perspective and experience with multiple methodologies is highly valued.
The successful applicant will be expected to establish a vigorous program of high-quality funded design and behavioral research. We are open to many diverse applications of human-centered design to the candidate department. Potential domains for human-centered design research include urban planning, transportation, global health, climate change, cultural heritage, human-robot interaction, data science & visualization, cognition & culture, equity & sustainability, embodied interaction, online learning, crowdsourcing, lifelong learning, informal learning,medical care in resource-limited settings, infectious diseases, and mobile health. Other areas of human-centered design are also welcome.
Appointments will begin July 1, 2018 and salary is commensurate with experience and based on the University of California pay scales. Applications received by December 2, 2017 will be given full consideration in the first review period. Applications received by January 2, 2018 will be given full consideration in the second review period. The position will remain open until filled.
The University of California, San Diego is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body, and to addressing dual-career issues. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
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Anthropology stands at the nexus between the social sciences, biological sciences, and humanities. It is dedicated to understanding the worldwide diversity of social institutions and cultural traditions, past and present, as well as to studying our nearest nonhuman relatives.The department offers a full range of undergraduate and graduate courses in archaeology, as well as in biological, social, c...ultural, psychological, political, and linguistic anthropology. Courses include offerings that focus on specific societies or regions of the world—especially Latin America, Asia, and Oceania—as well as more theoretically oriented topics. Students may enroll in archaeological field school and study-abroad programs in the Middle East, Latin America, and Mediterranean.Additionally, the Department of Anthropology offers doctoral training anthropology designed to provide the theoretical background and the methodological skills necessary for a career in professional research and teaching anthropology at the university level, and for the application of anthropological knowledge to contemporary problems.