Assistant Professor in the School of Medicine and the Design Lab
University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine - Family Medicine and Public Health, Medicine, Psychiatry
United States

Assistant Professor in the School of Medicine and the Design Lab





Open date: February 19th, 2019
Last review date: Tuesday, Mar 19, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: Wednesday, Feb 19, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


The Design Lab ( at UC San Diego, in collaboration with departments in the 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 departments and divisions throughout the University. This ad welcomes applicants for a position from a department in the School of Medicine (, including Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases & Global Public Health, Family Medicine & Public Health, and Psychiatry departments. Companion ads are available for positions in the Jacobs School of Engineering and Division of Social Sciences.


The successful applicant will be expected to establish a vigorous program of high-quality funded design and engineering research in health and/or healthcare. Potential domains for human-centered design research include design as applied to improving methods, processes, and outcomes in the domains of public health, global health, healthcare, behavior change, digital health, mental health, psychiatry, psychology, public policy, implementation science, and environmental health. Other relevant areas are welcomed.


Assistant Professor candidates must have completed a terminal degree--such as a PhD, MD, MFA or equivalent degree, and show great promise in research, teaching, and service.


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; have shown potential for securing funding to support their work; 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.


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


Salary is commensurate with experience and based on the University of California pay scales. The position will remain open until filled.


A link to full descriptions of the Ladder Rank is provided for your review:

  • Ladder Rank Professor - see:


Applications must be submitted through the University of California San Diego’s Academic Personnel RECRUIT system at:


The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.



San Diego, CA



Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Applicants should summarize their past or potential contributions to diversity. See our Faculty Equity site for more information.

  • Cover Letter - A short cover letter describing background and interests.

  • Research Statement

  • Teaching Statement

  • Publications or Works - Reprints of up to three representative publications or works.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

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