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Faculty Recruitment Information

Assistant Professor - The Design Lab & Economics 

APPLICATION WINDOW

Open date: December 5, 2022

Next review date: Wednesday, Jan 4, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Tuesday, Feb 28, 2023 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 Design Lab (http://designlab.ucsd.edu) and the Department of Economics (economics.ucsd.edu) at UC San Diego seek candidates for a tenure-track Assistant Professor faculty position to begin July 1, 2023.

The Design Lab at UC San Diego is an interdisciplinary, multi-departmental center, that collaborates with all departments and divisions of the University, including (but not restricted to) the School of Arts and Humanities, Jacobs School of Engineering, School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science, Rady School of Management, School of Medicine, and School of Social Sciences.

The Department of Economics within the School of Social Sciences 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 Department is among the top 15 Economics PhD programs in the US, according to USNWR.

The Design Lab fosters research and practice that centers people and communities in designing interdisciplinary solutions to complex, socio-technical problems. In collaboration with the Department of Economics, we aim to hire a faculty member working at the intersection of economics and design. We especially seek scholars, working at the frontiers of design research and design education, who explore complex societal issues and thoughtfully engage at the intersections of race, ethnicity, Indigeneity, migration, gender, sexuality, disability, class and other manifestations of power and difference.

Some examples of topics that we would be interested in include:
-Automation and artificial intelligence in the labor market
-Causes and consequences of technological change in health care and education markets
-Geographical variation in opportunities that affect inequality

Candidates whose work is at the intersection of multiple research interests are encouraged to apply. This position requires teaching of university students and the successful applicant will be expected to establish a vigorous program of high-quality, funded research at the intersection of economics and design. Preferred candidates will have a demonstrated record of human-centered research; be able to demonstrate the potential for teaching excellence as they will be expected to supervise and teach graduate and undergraduate students in design- and economics-related courses; demonstrate the highest standards of scholarship and professional activity; and contribute to an institution that is deeply committed to justice, equity, inclusion, and diversity. Inter- or transdisciplinary perspectives, experience with multiple or mixed methodologies, and community-driven design is highly valued. Candidates with demonstrated experience with or willingness to engage in activities that contribute to justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion at UC San Diego are especially encouraged to apply.

We understand that the COVID-19 pandemic may have had a substantial impact on academic productivity. In our academic hiring processes, we will be keeping this in mind as we consider achievement relative to opportunity. We encourage you to reflect on constraints on opportunity in your field that were caused by the events of the pandemic and where applicable, to discuss your achievements in this light.

QUALIFICATIONS

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)
  • Candidates must have a PhD degree (or equivalent) or advancement to candidacy in the fields of Design, Business, Economics, Public Policy, or a related field.
Preferred qualifications
  • Experience teaching large class sizes (100-300 students).
  • Outstanding Teaching Evaluations.
  • Candidates have a PhD in Economics or a related field.
  • Prior University level teaching experience.
  • Demonstrate strong or potential contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the context of a large public university.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

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

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching

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

  • Job Market Paper

  • COVID-19 Impact Statement - We understand that the COVID-19 pandemic may have had a substantial impact on academic productivity. In our academic hiring processes, we will be keeping this in mind as we consider achievement relative to opportunity. We encourage you to reflect on constraints on opportunity in your field that were caused by the events of the pandemic and where applicable, to discuss your achievements in this light.
    (Optional)

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)
Apply link: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/JPF03481

Help contact: jkuhrt@ucsd.edu

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