Urban Studies Program seeking Lecturer

University of California, San Diego

Urban Studies and Planning Program

Director / Lecturer with Security of Employment

The Urban Studies and Planning Program (USP) within the Division of Social Sciences at the University of California, San Diego (http://usp.ucsd.edu) invites applications for a Lecturer with Security of Employment (LSOE) position who will serve as Director of USP to begin July 1, 2014. The LSOE series at UCSD employs academic senate faculty members whose expertise and responsibilities center on innovative teaching and scholarship related to teaching, learning, and undergraduate education.  The LSOE is a permanent, tenured position, equivalent to an Associate Professor, where the evaluation criteria for advancement emphasize excellence in teaching and administration. 

USP is an undergraduate interdisciplinary program that provides students with a strong liberal arts background, advanced technical and analytical skills, and opportunities for service learning and civically engaged community-based research.  USP is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body.  As Director of USP, the preferred candidate will be expected to provide intellectual, pedagogic, and administrative leadership for the program.   The preferred candidate will have demonstrated strong leadership and a commitment to support diversity, inclusion, and equity within an academic setting.  The preferred candidate will also be expected to facilitate inclusive civic engagement in the broader San Diego community.

Applicants from all fields are welcome and the successful candidate will have a departmental affiliation appropriate to her/his primary field of scholarship.  Successful candidates must hold a Ph.D. in a social science field, have expertise in urban studies and planning, demonstrated excellence in teaching, strong leadership abilities, and a commitment to diversity, inclusion, equity, and community engagement.  Because this is a tenured position, the candidate needs to have established credentials appropriate to this level of appointment. 

To apply, candidates must provide a cover letter, vita, evidence of teaching excellence, three letters of reference, and a statement summarizing their contributions, or potential for contribution, to diversity and community engagement. All materials should be submitted via UCSD AP Online RECRUIT (https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF00440) for position: Lecturer with Security of Employment – Urban Studies and Planning.

Review of applications will begin October 21, 2013 and continue until the position is filled.

UCSD is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity.

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