Assistant Professor in Design & Engineering, Jacobs School of Engineering

The Design Lab at UC San Diego, in collaboration with departments in the Jacobs School of Engineering, 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 departments and divisions throughout the University. This ad welcomes applicants for a position in a department within the Jacobs School of Engineering, including Computer Science & Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, and Structural Engineering. Companion ads are available for positions in the School of Medicine and Division of Social Sciences.

Assistant Professor candidates must have completed a terminal degree (or advancement to candidacy)--such as a PhD, MD or equivalent doctoral degree and show great promise in teaching, service and research.

Preferred candidates will

  • have published human-centered research in conference and/or journal articles in highly-regarded peer-reviewed venues;
  • be able to demonstrate the potential for teaching excellence as they will be expected to supervise and teach graduate and undergraduate students in design-related courses;
  • demonstrate the highest standards of scholarship and professional activity; and
  • contribute to a campus climate that supports equity, inclusion, and diversity.

An interdisciplinary perspective and experience with multiple methodologies is highly valued. Candidates with experience with or willingness to engage in activities that contribute to diversity and inclusion are especially encouraged to apply. Please submit application by the initial deadline for full consideration, the position will remain open until filled:

The successful applicant will be expected to to establish a vigorous program of high-quality funded design and engineering research. Potential domains for human-centered design research include:

  • imaging and sensors,
  • real-world usage in health & other domains,
  • human-robot interaction,
  • cyperphysical systems,
  • medical devices,
  • design tools for mass customization,
  • human-computer interaction,
  • visualization,
  • crowdsourcing,
  • social computing, and
  • engineering systems & operations.

Other relevant areas are welcomed.

For applicants with interest in spousal/partner employment, please see the UCSD Partner Opportunities Program.

Appointments are expected to begin July 1, 2019 and salary is commensurate with experience and based on the University of California pay scales. Applications received by February 18th will be given full consideration. 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.