Lecturer with Potential Security of Employment ("Tenure-track" Assistant Teaching Professor)

The CSE Department seeks applications for Assistant Teaching Professors with potential security of employment (equivalent 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 (“tenure-track”) 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: underrepresented minorities, 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 supporting 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 60 faculty including six teaching faculty. With around 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

We encourage candidates to send applications as soon as possible. Applications received by November 1, 2018 will be given full consideration. However, positions remain open until filled.

To apply, please submit the following materials at the website:

  • 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

If you have any questions, please contact Professor Alex C. Snoeren (L(P)SOE Recruiting Chair) at

For applicants with interest in spousal/partner employment, please see 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