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Urban Studies and Planning within the Division of Social Sciences at the University of California, San Diego is seeking applicants for appointments in the following areas: 

2022-2023 Open Recruitment for Lecturers

Open Recruitment for Lecturers

The Department of Urban Studies and Planning within the Division of Social Sciences at the University of California, San Diego, is seeking to make appointments at the Lecturer Academic Year (Unit 18-Non-Senate Faculty) level for both the Urban Studies and Planning major as well as our new Real Estate and Development major. The application #JPF03206 may be found at: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/JPF03206. Prospective applicants should refer to the list of USP courses as well as the new course list when submitting an application. Applicants can find guidlines for writing the Contribution to Diversity Statements through the Center for Faculty Diversity and Inclusion.

Posted 04/12/2022

2022-2023 USP TA Positions

The Department of Urban Studies and Planning within the Division of Social Sciences at the University of California, San Diego, is seeking current graduate students to serve as Teaching Assistants (TAs) for both the Urban Studies and Planning major as well as Real Estate and Development. Current graduate students can apply through the IA System

Initial review of the applicant pool will begin April 25, 2022 and will continue until all positions are filled. 

Posted 04/12/2022

Summer 2022 USP TA Positions

The Department of Urban Studies and Planning within the Division of Social Sciences at the University of California, San Diego, is seeking current graduate students to serve as Teaching Assistants (TAs) for Urban Studies and Planning major courses during Summer Session I. Current graduate students can apply through the IA System

Initial review of the applicant pool will begin April 25, 2022 and will continue until all positions are filled. 

Posted 04/12/2022

PostDoctoral Scholar Fellowship, Design Lab

Located on Kumeyaay territory in the San Diego - Tijuana border region, The Design Lab at UC San Diego (http://designlab.ucsd.edu) is inviting applications for a postdoctoral scholar fellowship position to conduct research on topics related to urban planning and design. The Design Lab at the University of California is an interdisciplinary unit that works with all departments and divisions of the University including (but not restricted to) Arts and Humanities, Engineering, Public Health and Human Longevity Science, Medicine, Rady School of Management, and Social Sciences. The lab fosters research that centers people and communities in addressing complex, socio-technical problems by working with departments and divisions throughout the University.

The official postdoctoral scholar fellowship appointment will be through the UC San Diego Urban Studies and Planning department. The postdoctoral scholar will work under the supervision of Dr. Mai Thi Nguyen, Director of the Design Lab, and Professor of Urban Studies and Planning. ​​Her research focuses on social and spatial equity and examines planning and policy topics related to land use, housing, community and economic development, and climate change adaptation. She is passionate about designing cities that are equitable and resilient.

A highly qualified postdoctoral scholar is sought to contribute to all aspects of the research process including developing the research design and methods; data collection and analysis; writing manuscripts and grant proposals; and mentoring and supervising students and research assistants. We especially seek scholars who have training in advanced simulation and visualization tools, including but not limited to agent-based modeling, development of Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, and Extended Reality, and AI. We are also interested in scholars who are engaging in major societal issues at the intersections of Blackness, Indigeneity, race, migration, gender, sexuality, disability, class and other manifestations of power and difference across space and geography.

This position comes with full benefits through the University of California, San Diego. The initial appointment is full time, for one year, with the opportunity of renewal for additional years. The position is available immediately and applicants must be willing to live in San Diego, CA, or the surrounding area. For more information on UCSD postdoctoral scholars, please visit https://postdoc.ucsd.edu/postdocs.

Department: https://usp.ucsd.edu

Program: https://designlab.ucsd.edu

Applications for the PostDoctoral Scholar Fellowship, Design Lab position are accepted online at:

https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/JPF03136

The University of California is committed to creating and maintaining a community dedicated to the advancement, application, and transmission of knowledge and creative endeavors through academic excellence, where all individuals who participate in University programs and activities can work and learn together in a safe and secure environment, free of violence, harassment, discrimination, exploitation, or intimidation. With this commitment, UC San Diego requires all candidates for academic appointments with tenure or security of employment to complete, sign, and upload the Institutional Reference Check release form entitled “Authorization to Release Form” into RECRUIT as part of their application."

Associate Professor, Design Lab

The Design Lab at UC San Diego (http://designlab.ucsd.edu) seeks candidates for a tenured Associate Professor faculty position across multiple disciplines to begin July 1, 2022.

Located on Kumeyaay territory in the San Diego - Tijuana border region, The Design Lab at the University of California is an interdisciplinary, multi-departmental center, working with all departments and divisions of the University, including (but not restricted to) the Division of Arts and Humanities, Jacobs School of Engineering, School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science, Rady School of Management, School of Medicine, and Division of Social Sciences.

The Design Lab fosters research and practice that centers people and communities in designing interdisciplinary solutions to complex, socio-technical problems. We especially seek scholars who engage major societal issues at the intersections of Blackness, Indigeneity, race, migration, gender, sexuality, disability, class and other manifestations of power and difference.

Research of interest to The Design Lab include, (but not limited to):
Indigenous futures, Black futures, and anti-racist futures
Climate justice and environmental justice
Urban infrastructure design (e.g. housing, water, transportation, information networks)
Bioregional design
Design as ethical and political praxis
Data sovereignty and data justice
Community-approaches to design
Design processes, practices, and theory
Futures of work
Cultural and social media
Mixed physical-digital interactions, cyber-physical systems, (eg. VR, AR, XR)
Sustainable Computing (Battery-free/self-powered/biodegradable)

Candidates whose work is at the intersection of multiple research interests are encouraged to apply.

For the 2021-2022 hiring cycle, the Design Lab is partnering with the following units: Communication, Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Music, NanoEngineering, Public Health and Human Longevity, and Urban Studies and Planning. These units are housed in the following Divisions/Schools: Arts and Humanities, Engineering, Public Health and Human Longevity, and Social Sciences. In your cover letter, please indicate which of these department(s) you think might be a good fit for your research and teaching and would be the most suitable home for your appointment. We welcome applications in all areas.

This position requires teaching of university students.

We understand that the COVID-19 pandemic may have had a substantial impact on academic productivity. In our academic hiring processes, we will be keeping this in mind as we consider achievement relative to opportunity. We encourage you to reflect on constraints on opportunity in your field that were caused by the events of the pandemic and where applicable, to discuss your achievements in this light.

Applications for the Associate Professor, Design Lab position are accepted online at:

https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/JPF03085

Appointments are expected to begin July 1, 2022 and salary is commensurate with experience and based on the University of California pay scales. The position will remain open until filled.

The University of California is committed to creating and maintaining a community dedicated to the advancement, application, and transmission of knowledge and creative endeavors through academic excellence, where all individuals who participate in University programs and activities can work and learn together in a safe and secure environment, free of violence, harassment, discrimination, exploitation, or intimidation. With this commitment, UC San Diego requires all candidates for academic appointments with tenure or security of employment to complete, sign, and upload the Institutional Reference Check release form entitled “Authorization to Release Form” into RECRUIT as part of their application."

Assistant Professor, Design Lab

The Design Lab at UC San Diego (http://designlab.ucsd.edu) seeks candidates for tenure-track Assistant Professor faculty positions across multiple disciplines to begin July 1, 2022.

Located on Kumeyaay territory in the San Diego - Tijuana border region, The Design Lab at the University of California is an interdisciplinary, multi-departmental center, working with all departments and divisions of the University, including (but not restricted to) the Division of Arts and Humanities, Jacobs School of Engineering, School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science, Rady School of Management, School of Medicine, and Division of Social Sciences.

The Design Lab fosters research and practice that centers people and communities in designing interdisciplinary solutions to complex, socio-technical problems. We especially seek scholars who engage major societal issues at the intersections of Blackness, Indigeneity, race, migration, gender, sexuality, disability, class and other manifestations of power and difference.

Research of interest to The Design Lab include, (but not limited to):
Indigenous futures, Black futures, and anti-racist futures
Climate justice and environmental justice
Urban infrastructure design (e.g. housing, water, transportation, information networks)
Bioregional design
Design as ethical and political praxis
Data sovereignty and data justice
Community-approaches to design
Design processes, practices, and theory
Futures of work
Cultural and social media
Mixed physical-digital interactions, cyber-physical systems, (eg. VR, AR, XR)
Sustainable Computing (Battery-free/self-powered/biodegradable)

Candidates whose work is at the intersection of multiple research interests are encouraged to apply.

For the 2021-2022 hiring cycle, the Design Lab is partnering with the following units: Communication, Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Music, NanoEngineering, Public Health and Human Longevity, and Urban Studies and Planning. These units are housed in the following Divisions/Schools: Arts and Humanities, Engineering, Public Health and Human Longevity, and Social Sciences. In your cover letter, please indicate which of these department(s) you think might be a good fit for your research and teaching and would be the most suitable home for your appointment. We welcome applications in all areas.

This position requires teaching of university students.

We understand that the COVID-19 pandemic may have had a substantial impact on academic productivity. In our academic hiring processes, we will be keeping this in mind as we consider achievement relative to opportunity. We encourage you to reflect on constraints on opportunity in your field that were caused by the events of the pandemic and where applicable, to discuss your achievements in this light.

Applications for the Assistant Professor, Design Lab position are accepted online at:

https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/JPF03086

Appointments are expected to begin July 1, 2022 and salary is commensurate with experience and based on the University of California pay scales. The position will remain open until filled.

Urban Studies and Planning Assistant Professor (Latinx Cluster Hiring Initiative)

The Department of Urban Studies and Planning and the Latinx Cluster Hire Initiative at UC San Diego invite applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor working in the area of urban studies and planning, to begin July 1, 2022.

This position is one of 14 new ladder-rank faculty positions in the Latinx Cluster Hire Initiative (LCHI) at UC San Diego. The LCHI aims to increase faculty diversity, innovative research, and culturally relevant curriculum and mentorship through increased engagement and collaboration between various departments across campus with the Chicanx and Latinx Studies (CLS) and Latin American Studies (LAS) programs.

Faculty hired under LCHI will have multiple opportunities to contribute to UC San Diego’s transformation from an emergent Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) to a full-status HSI that meets the curricular and cultural needs of Latinx, URM, and first-generation students. This includes faculty engagement with scholars across disciplines to address issues of race and racism, access and equity, and social and political debates pertinent to Chicanx, Latinx, and Latin American Studies, while also working within their home departments and professional communities. As part of their teaching portfolio, faculty hired under LCHI will be expected to design and teach undergraduate courses that align with the CLS and/or LAS academic programs, mentor undergraduate students, and serve as faculty affiliates in one or both programs.

We seek candidates whose research, teaching, and service will advance UC San Diego’s transition to HSI and/or anti-racism, anti-oppression, equity, and social justice with a focus on the Latinx/Chicanx community. We especially welcome candidates whose professional experience, community engagement, and personal background have facilitated their understanding of and ability to better serve students from traditionally underrepresented communities in higher education. Faculty are expected to have an inclusive approach to mentoring and advising that incorporates working with women and underrepresented students.

Applications for the Urban Studies and Planning Assistant Professor (Latinx Cluster Hiring Initiative) position are accepted online at:

https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/JPF03054

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on University of California pay scales. For applicants interested in spousal/partner employment, please visit the UC San Diego Partner Opportunities Program website: https://aps.ucsd.edu/recruitment/pop/index.html

Real Estate and Development Assistant Teaching Professor

The Department of Urban Studies and Planning at UC San Diego is a new and rapidly growing department with a commitment to excellence and diversity in the faculty, staff, and student body. The department currently offers two undergraduate degrees, one in planning and one in real estate and development, and is preparing to offer graduate degrees within a few years. We are inviting applications for a tenure-track Assistant Teaching Professor to begin July 1, 2022.

The individual hired into this position will be expected to provide guidance, leadership, and excellent instruction for our fast-growing undergraduate program in Real Estate and Development. In addition to teaching core courses for the major such as real estate finance, real estate development and the senior capstone sequence, the successful candidate will be expected to develop educational programming in collaboration with community and university partners in the San Diego-Tijuana region . The ideal candidate will be prepared to develop curriculum pertaining to climate change mitigation and adaptation, sustainability, and equitable development in the context of real estate and development and/or land use planning

The position, an Assistant Teaching Professor, is also known within the UC system as a Lecturer with (Potential) Security of Employment (L[P]SOE). The Teaching Professor series parallels that of the research-focused faculty 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 and service related to the pedagogical mission of the program and university. This appointment confers membership in the Academic Senate. The Teaching Professor series includes security of employment analogous to tenure granted upon promotion to the Associate (LSOE) level.

Applications for the Assistant Teaching Professor (LPSOE) position are accepted online at:

https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/JPF02987

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on University of California pay scales. For applicants interested in spousal/partner employment, please visit the UC San Diego Partner
Opportunities Program website: https://aps.ucsd.edu/recruitment/pop/index.html

Applications received by January 3, 2022 will receive full consideration. However, the position will be open until filled. Applicants should submit all application materials
electronically via UC San Diego’s Academic Personnel On-Line RECRUIT system .

Department: https://usp.ucsd.edu

Assistant Professor in Climate Justice

The Department of Urban Studies and Planning and the Critical Gender Studies Program at UC San Diego invite applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor working in the area of climate justice to begin July 1, 2022.

The individual hired into this position will be appointed in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning, with half of their teaching scheduled to meet the curricular needs of the Critical Gender Studies Program. They will have an active research program in issues of justice related to climate change mitigation and adaptation. They also will be prepared to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in planning, and undergraduate and graduate courses in critical gender studies, on transnational, intersectional, or other feminist research and/or theory.

Applications are accepted online at: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/JPF02989

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on University of California pay scales. For applicants interested in spousal/partner employment, please visit the UC San Diego Partner
Opportunities Program website: https://aps.ucsd.edu/recruitment/pop/index.html

Applications received by December 15, 2021 will receive full consideration. However, the position will be open until filled.

Assistant, Associate or Full Teaching Professor (LPSOE/LSOE/SR LSOE) - Computational Social Science

The Division of Social Sciences at UC San Diego invites applications for a tenured or tenure- track Teaching Professor position, with a start date of July 1st, 2021. Candidates must have a Ph.D. with training in an area related to computational social science by the appointment start date. Demonstrated teaching excellence required. Candidates with experience, training, and/or teaching expertise in the area of computational social science will be preferred.

The position will remain open until filled.

Applications for the Assistant Teaching Professor (LPSOE) position are accepted online at:

http://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/JPF02583

Applications for the Associate or Full Teaching Professor (LSOE/SR LSOE) position are accepted online at: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/JPF02619

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on UC pay scales. UCSD is an equal opportunity / affirmative action employer with a strong institutional commitment to excellence and diversity (http://diversity.ucsd.edu). EOE/AA/M/F/VET/DISABILITY