Associate/Full Teaching Professor in Computational Social Science
University of California San Diego
United States

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

Job #JPF03008
  • PSYCHOLOGY / Social Sciences / UC San Diego

Position overview

Position title:Associate or Full Teaching Professor

Application Window

Open date: December 15th, 2021

Next review date: Wednesday, Jan 26, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Thursday, Jun 30, 2022 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.

Position description

The Division of Social Sciences at UC San Diego invites applications for an Associate or Full Teaching Professor position in Computational Social Science, with a start date of July 1st, 2022.

The position: An Associate Teaching Professor is also known within the UC system as a Lecturer with Security of Employment (LSOE). A Full Teaching Professor is also known as a Senior Lecturer with Security of Employment (SR LSOE). 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 and/or scholarly activity and service related to the pedagogical mission of the program and university. This appointment confers membership in UCSD’s Academic Senate. The Teaching Professor series includes security of employment analogous to tenure granted upon promotion to the Associate (LSOE) level; candidates hired at the Associate (LSOE) or Full (SR LSOE) levels will be appointed with tenure/security-of-employment. This position will include an appointment in one of the following Computational Social Science affiliated academic departments in the Division of Social Sciences: Anthropology, Cognitive Science, Economics, Ethnic Studies, Linguistics, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, or Urban Studies & Planning.

The Teaching Professor will contribute to the Computational Social Science program (by teaching introductory courses such as CSS 1, 2, and 100) as well as one specific social science discipline. Our priority is to attract candidates who are strong in relevant technical areas and who can teach Python-based courses on modern computational social science methods at the undergraduate and graduate level. Exceptional candidates will have a track record of teaching relevant courses and either research contributions or completed projects working with computational models and large-scale social science data.

The Division of Social Sciences is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body. We are thus especially interested in candidates who have strong, demonstrated accomplishments in areas contributing to diversity, equity and inclusion, and a desire to play a leadership role in advancing UC San Diego's commitment to achieving excellence, diversity, and equity within an academic setting.

Salary and starting rank will be 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.




Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Candidates must have a PhD or ABD in computational social science or a relevant field.

Preferred qualifications

Preference will be given to candidates with:

  1. The ability to teach Python-based courses on modern computational social science methods at the undergraduate and graduate level.
  2. A track record of scholarly contributions and completed projects working with computational models and large-scale social science data.
  3. Ability to teach courses in a specific social science discipline (such as Anthropology, Cognitive Science, Economics, Ethnic Studies, Linguistics, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, or Urban Studies & Planning).
  4. Potential or demonstrated contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Statement of Teaching
  • Statement of Research (Optional)
  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Applicants should summarize their past or potential contributions to diversity. See our Faculty Equity site for more information.
  • Teaching Excellence Documentation - Including instructional materials developed by the candidate, summaries of teaching evaluations, online instructional segments, reprints of scholarly articles particularly with a pedagogical focus.
  • Teaching Excellence Documentation - Extra space for documentation(Optional)
  • Teaching Excellence Documentation - Extra space for documentation(Optional)
  • Misc / Additional (Optional)
  • Authorization to Release Form - Applicants must complete, sign and upload this form. See Institutional Reference Check ( for more information.
Reference requirements
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Campus Information

The University of California, San Diego is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, covered veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. For new University of California employees, the applicable deadline is eight weeks after their first date of employment.

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Job location

La Jolla, California

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