Assistant Professor or Associate/Full Professor - Engineering and Racial and Ethnic Disparities

UC San Diego is forging a new paradigm for engagement and collaboration between Engineering and the Social Sciences/Arts & Humanities. This faculty line is in Engineering or Computer Science, and is one of 13 ladder-rank faculty positions intended to unite STEM/Public Health/Health Sciences departments with African American and the Black Diaspora Studies through innovative research, coordinated teaching, and targeted service. Faculty will have multiple opportunities to engage with scholars across UCSD disciplines to address issues of race and racism, access and equity, and social and political influences focused on STEM/Public Health/Health Sciences, while also working within their home departments and professional communities.

The Jacobs School of Engineering at UC San Diego is committed to building an excellent and diverse faculty, staff, and student body, and invites applications from candidates whose experience has prepared them to contribute to our commitment. The required job duties include developing an excellent research program, teaching of undergraduate and graduate students, and service activities.

Over the course of several years, faculty holding these positions will be expected to design and teach two undergraduate courses that align with the African American Studies Minor (AASM) or to demonstrate the equivalent through service to the AASM and by mentoring undergraduate students. Preferred candidate candidates will have research, teaching, and/or service which advances anti-racism, anti-oppression, equity, and justice in Engineering and/or Computer Science. We welcome candidates whose experiences have facilitated their understandings of traditionally underrepresented racial minority communities. Preferred candidate are expected to have an inclusive stance on mentoring and advising that incorporates working with women and underrepresented racial minority undergraduate and graduate students. .

Preferred candidates will have a research agenda easily related to factors of race/ethnicity, previous experiences teaching, mentoring, and supporting the advancement of underrepresented racial minority students, and/or a record of service activities that promote diversity, equity, and inclusion. Strong candidates will also have experience with or the desire to engage in interdisciplinary conversations and scholarship across UCSD disciplines.

Preferred candidates will also demonstrate potential for teaching excellence and the highest standards of scholarship and professional activity in a research area of interest within one or more of our six departments:
  • Bioengineering (BENG),
  • Computer Science and Engineering (CSE),
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE),
  • Mechanical or Electrical Engineering (MAE),
  • Nanoengineering (NANO), and/or
  • Structural Engineering (SE).

When applying to this position, please indicate in your cover letter to which department(s) your application should be routed.

For applicants applying to the Assistant level position:

Applicants must possess a Ph.D. in their field of expertise or have advanced to candidacy at the time of application.

For applicants applying to the Associate or Full level position:

Applicants must possess a Ph.D. in their field of expertise

Salary is based on published UC San Diego pay scales and competitive market conditions.

We encourage candidates to send applications as soon as possible. Applications received by March 15, 2021 for the Assistant Level position and by March 22, 2021 for the Associate level position will be given full consideration. However, the search will remain open until the positions are filled.

For applicants with interest in spousal/partner employment, please see for the UC San Diego Partner Opportunities Program.

The University of California is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff and student body (

All applications should be submitted via our AP On-Line Recruit submission website at:

Assistant Level Position:

Associate Level Position:

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

More information about this recruitment:
Document requirements
  • Cover Letter - When applying to this position, please indicate in your cover letter to which department(s) your application should be routed.
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Statement of Research Interests and Leadership
  • Statement of Teaching Experience
  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Applicants should summarize their past or potential contributions to diversity. See our Faculty Equity site for more information. For diversity expectations see C2D Expectations
  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required for the Assistant Level Position
  • Contact information of 3-5 potential letters of reference for the Associate Level Position

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